Exploring Career Decisions Objective 1 Study Guide

Exploring Career Decisions Objective 1 Study Guide
A positive attitude and your best effort will help you get the most out
of everything you do. Things you should consider about yourself when
investigating careers are interests and values. Your values are the beliefs
and ideas you live by. Some basic values that people learn early in life are
courage, responsibility, compassion, and relationships. Enjoying the
outdoors and participating in sports are examples of interests.
Your personality is some of your feelings, actions, habits, and
thoughts. Being fun-loving and out-going are examples personality. A
student who chooses caring as a personality trait might want to consider
entering the career field of counseling. Self-assessment is the process of
evaluating specific areas of yourself that will help you find a career that
suits you.
What you can do (your abilities) is an example of skills. Keyboarding
is an example of a skill. Transferrable skills are general skills used in school
and in various types of jobs. Job-specific skills are the skills necessary to do
a particular job, like balancing a budget or programming a computer. A
method of classifying occupations is to group them into categories by what
you work is people, data, things, and ideas
The different ways people naturally learn and think are called
learning styles. Verbal, logical, and visual are some examples of learning
styles. A person that has a musical and rhythmic learning style would be
best suited as a guitar player career. An accountant would most likely have
a logical and mathematic learning style. Here is an example of a naturalistic
learning style: I like to investigate and explore nature – including flowers,
animals, plants, rocks, and geography. Mark was great at hands-on
activities; this makes him a bodily and kinesthetic learner. You might like a
career as a graphic organizer if art is your favorite class.