GLC2O Grade 10 Careers Jobs Test

Career

  • Your career is you total sum of your life experiences.

Job

  • A job is a position of paid employment in a single organization that includes specific duties and responsibilities.

Occupation

  • A group of similar jobs found in various organizations.

High Five

  1. Focus on the journey – Focus on your goals and how to get there. – The end justifies the means
  2. Follow your heart – Never be afraid of pursuing a dream
  3. Access your allies – Seek the advice and help of others when needed
  4. Change is constant – Always be ready to adapt to the changing world
  5. Learning is ongoing – Never stop learning

Myths

  • Be prepared to defend whether you believe some myths about careers are true or not

Trends

  • *Fad: a popular craze that lasts for a short time*
  • *Futurists predict emerging trends*
  • Characteristics: pattern or tendency in society that lasts a number of years, represent significant change, could lead to new opportunities, and can impact the workplace and our lives
  • Megatrend – lasts more than 20 years
  • Youth have more choices than parents/grandparents because of quick access to information and better education
  • A baby boomer is someone born in 1947 – 1966
  • More occupations with service will become available because of the aging baby boomer society
  • Service sector of the economy includes knowledge and info-based jobs as well as education and health
  • As the knowledge-based economy grows, low skilled jobs will disappear and regular jobs will require more training
  • Skills required in an information economy: gather, organize, assess, conclude, and communicate

Entrepreneur: someone who owns their own business

  • More entrepreneurs in the future because of more technology and fields of work

Changes in the workplace: contract work rather than steady employment, entrepreneurship, multi-tasking, work done in self-pacing terms, lifelong learning/upgrading, small companies offer faster growth (for the individual, not the company), flexible hours, skills increase job security, newer occupations are more appealing, more education, multicultural work force and clients, non-traditional jobs, greener workplace, and more computers and IT

Essential skills in the future workplace: communication skills, computer technology skills, life-long learning, problem solving, flexibility, adaptability, team player, team leader, preparing for change, keeping up to date with news

  • Knowledge will allow us to adapt to new situations and understanding trends will give us more opportunity to find better jobs
  • Changes in the Workplace – many changes in how work is done in time and space
  • Globalization – an economic trend toward international trade and competition, denationalization of some markets, politics, and legal systems occurs
  • Technology – pattern or tendency in the overall society relating to technological changes or developments (faster, stronger, cheaper)
  • Demographics – changes in human patterns and population

SMART Goals

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Action Plan
  • Realistic
  • Timeline

Different types of goals: personal, work, learning, and community

Barriers: emotional, physical, knowledge based

Values

  • Understand what your top values represent and how they can affect your career

MI

  • Verbal/Linguistic – using language to present your feelings or to persuade others
  • Logical/Mathematical – reasoning, logical thinking, handling mathematical problems
  • Visual/Spatial – creating and interpreting visual images, thinking in three dimensions
  • Body/Kinaesthetic – feeling and expressing things physically, doing hands-on work
  • Musical/Rhythmic – creating and feeling a rhythm to express a mood, detecting and analyzing musical themes
  • Intrapersonal – understanding your own interior thoughts and feelings in a very dear way
  • Interpersonal – understanding the feelings, needs, and purposes of others
  • Naturalist – understanding nature, seeing patterns in the way nature works, classifying things

Learning Styles

  • Kinesthetic/Tactual Learners – 5% of the population – fine and gross motor skills
  • Auditory Learners – 30% of the population – listening, talking, and discussions
  • Visual Learners – 65% of the population – reading, seeing, writing, diagrams/visuals

PDT

  • People – the way you see yourself working with people and animals
  • Data – the way you see yourself working with knowledge and concepts, facts, figures, words, and ideas
  • Things – the way you see yourself working with substances and materials, machines, tools, and equipment products
  • Understand which you are most comfortable with

Holland’s Code

  • Understand your top 3 letters and what each of them mean as well as how they are put together to give you your Holland’s Code