Chapter 1 PowerPoint - Wilmot Union High School

The Year is 2020…
› Where do you see yourself?
› What will you be doing?
› What path did you go on?
The concept of work means different
things to different people
 Different people have different reasons
for working or choosing the jobs that
they do
Work is any useful activity
 Full time: 2,000 hours a year
 Lifetime: Full time from 22 years – 70
years = 96,000 hours
 Interests – things you like to do
 Skills – things you know how to do
(knowledge combined with experience)
 Transferable Skills – skills that you can use
in many different situations
It is important to examine your
personality, skills, and interests as you
plan your journey to your career
 Roberta – Page 9
 Is money the end all?
 What makes you satisfied about work?
Job – work you do for pay
› Consists of certain tasks
Occupation – the type of work you do
› People can change jobs and still have the
same occupation
Career – a series of related jobs or
occupations built on a foundation of
interest, knowledge, training, and
› Average American will have more than
eight different jobs by the age of 32
Lifestyle is the way you use your time,
energy, and resources
› Many people use much of their time and energy
at work
Does work affect the other parts of your
 What kind of lifestyle do you want in the
 What changes are you willing to make in
your current life to achieve your future
To Pay for Wants and Needs
› Page 11 – Figure 1.1
To Be Around Others
 To Make a Contribution
 Self-Fulfillment
 The workplace is constantly changing
 What work will be available?
 Keep on top of the changes in work
 Follow current events in the newspapers,
magazines, tv, radio and websites to
keep in the know about trends
 The 21st Century Workplace – page 14
Look at the tag on your clothes,
backpack, shoes, etc.
 Where are they made?
 We you buy goods and services from
other countries, you are participating in
the global economy
 Economy – refers to the ways in which a
group produces, distributes, and
consumes its goods and services.
Goods – items that people buy
 Services – activities done for others for a
 Global economy – refers to the ways in
which the world’s economies are linked
 Does the global economy impact the
job market? the demand for particular
jobs? How does it affect the U.S.?
Familiarize yourself with the diverse
economies and cultures of the world
 Basic Skills – communication and math
 Thinking Skills – creative thinking, critical
thinking, decision making, problem
solving, seeing things in the mind’s eye,
curiosity, knowing how to learn,
Personal Qualities – personal
responsibility, social and civic
responsibility, self-direction and selfmanagement, self-esteem adaptability,
integrity, and honesty
 Adaptable Workers
Cell Phones, Internet, Video
Conferencing, Surgeries, etc.
 Outsourcing – when businesses hire other
companies or individuals to produce
their services or goods
 Telecommute – work from home or in an
office center that uses technology to
perform their jobs
Working in teams – organized group that
has a common goal
› Collaborate (work together) to set goals,
make decisions, and implement actions
› Share skills and ideas
› Team members must do their share of the
work, have good communication skills, and
a positive attitude.
Diversity – from different countries,
cultures, backgrounds and generations
› Respect a must!
Most new jobs will be in the serviceproducing industries
› Medical care
› Travel accommodations
› Education
 Look at the whole picture – skills, interests
and job outlook
 Lifelong Learning – continue to learn about
technology, new practices & new ideas