CAREERS

Three careers I am interested in

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2. ______________________________________________________________________________________

3. ______________________________________________________________________________________

CAREER QUESTIONS? - Write your questions for each career above. ( That would be a total of 15 questions. 

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Name five skills you need to do the jobs you are interested in:( Total of 15 skills)

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Name two personal characteristics that your hero has:

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Name two places to find job advertisements.

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What are your three best subjects?

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List three parts of a job advertisement:

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a. My goal for this year is:

b. My long-term goal is:

c. You get 5 points for your goal for this year and 10 points for a long-term goal.

d. The two subjects I need to improve on are:

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e. Three careers I am interested in:

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3.

Why?

f. Name six steps in making a decision:

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g. My three best skills are:

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Find a company you would like to work at. What is the Name of Organization:

What does this organization do (ie does it produce something, does it sell something, does it provide a service to people, etc)?

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Estimate how many people work in the organization?

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What jobs are available in this organization?

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What sorts of technology do people use?

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Write any other notes below.

DECISIONS DECISIONSÖ

Five decisions Iíve made today:

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Most important decision this yearÖ

CAN YOU SCORE

A GOAL?

1. Identify the goal.

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2. What are the steps in achieving the goal?

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3. What are the obstacles to achieving the goal?

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4. Set yourself a deadline.

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5. CASE STUDY

Patís Story

Pat lives in a small town in north-west New South Wales. Not many people have heard of the town but it is called Wandering. She has lived there all her life and likes living in the area. The first house she lived in was on a long winding road called River Road. She lived there with her family for the first six years of her life. In fact, Pat was born in that house on the ninth day of June, 1982. When the house got too small, they all moved to another house closer to town. Pat has two brothers and three sisters. As well as the children and her Mum and Dad, her Mumís sister lives in the house as her husband died a few years ago and all her children have moved to other parts of Australia. They have been in the bigger house for eleven years and will probably be there for many more. The house is painted blue and has a small front yard and big back yard. The street is called Little Street and Patís house is number 4. Pat first went to school at the local primary. It is called Wandering Primary School. Pat liked primary school and was the captain of her netball team. She also was a good swimmer and won many races at the school carnival. Her favorite teacher was Mr Smith. He taught her History. Pat did well in her History class and came third in the final exams in Year 6. She even got a certificate. Not all things were good at Wandering Primary School for Pat though. Pat hated Science and did not do very well. Her teacher, Ms Webb, even spoke to Patís mother about her poor performance.

Next Pat went to a school out of town. It is called West Wandering Secondary School. Pat is again doing very well at History there but Science is still her worst subject. Math's is her next most difficult subject but she is doing very well at English. Pat also chose the subject Geography. She is going quite well with this subject and her teacher Mr. Lindsay has commented that her results have improved a lot in the last term. On weekends Pat works at the Wandering Town Supermarket. The supermarket is owned by a local man who has lived in the town since he was seven years old ó Mr. Frost. Mr. Frost is a good boss but quite strict. He says Pat may work some extra hours in the school holidays if she continues her good work. Mr. Frost says that with Patís friendly demeanor she could go a long way in the supermarket if she wants. Patís not sure about this as she hopes to become an archaeologist or maybe a history teacher, but she thinks itís nice Mr Frost says this anyway. At the supermarket she works on the cash register from 9 am until 4 pm. Sometimes, when the usual supervisor is at lunch, she has to supervise the other staff working on the cash registers. This means she has to ensure that customers are not left waiting to be served for too long and that things run smoothly. Pat likes working on Saturdays as it gives her some money to buy things she likes such as books, CDs and fashion magazines. She is also saving up to go on a netball camp that sheís been asked to attend as a representative of her district. She is very keen to go so sheís happy to take extra work during the holidays. At the camp she will play lots of netball, learn new tactics and also learn more about how to be a good captain. Pat has also just started coaching a younger team of primary school girls with her friend Ellie. She hopes to learn more about coaching as well while at the camp. Besides working on the weekends, Pat spends time with her friends and family, doing her homework and playing netball. Pat also helps her Mum by looking after her younger brothers and sisters. She doesnít mind this too much but looks forward to when they get older and can look after themselves.

Now fill out this resume for "PATíS "R…SUM…. Type the resume on the computer and turn it in with all the other work from this week 

Personal Details:

Name ___________________________________________________________________________________

Date of Birth ____________________________________________________________________________

Address ______________________________________________________________________________

Phone _______________________________________________________________________________

Education:

School _______________________________________________________________________________

Subjects ______________________________________________________________________________

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School _______________________________________________________________________________

Subjects ______________________________________________________________________________

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Work History:

Date _________________________________________________________________________________

Employer _____________________________________________________________________________

Position ______________________________________________________________________________

Skills:_________________________________________________________

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Hobbies/Interests: _____________________________________________

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Personal Characteristics: ______________________________________

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Referees:

Name ________________________________________________________________________________

Address ______________________________________________________________________________

Phone________________________________________________________________________________

Name ________________________________________________________________________________

Address ______________________________________________________________________________

Phone _______________________________________________________________________________

36. MY - YOUR -  WORKSHEET - Type this out and turn in with your other information for this weeks lesson. 

Personal Details:

Name _____________Your name____________________________________________________________

Date of Birth ____________________________________________________________________________

Address ______________________________________________________________________________

Phone _______________________________________________________________________________

Education:

School _______________________________________________________________________________

Subjects ______________________________________________________________________________

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School _______________________________________________________________________________

Subjects ______________________________________________________________________________

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Work History:

Date _________________________________________________________________________________

Employer _____________________________________________________________________________

Position ______________________________________________________________________________

Skills:

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Hobbies/Interests:

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Personal Characteristics:

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Referees:

Name ________________________________________________________________________________

Address ______________________________________________________________________________

Phone________________________________________________________________________________

Name ________________________________________________________________________________

Address ______________________________________________________________________________

Phone _______________________________________________________________________________

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7. Finish these sentences:

You should always ask ______________ in an interview so they know you are ______________.

The more _____________ you get at interviews, the better you become.

It may be difficult at first, but ď____________Ē yourself to the interview panel.

_______________ fidget at an interview.

__________ slouch ó be proud and stand up straight at an interview.

Tell them you _______________ the job.

Stand in front of a ________________ and practice for an interview.

_____________ give up!

 

PRACTIZING COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUES

1. What is your favorite subject at school?

2. What hobbies do you have?

3. Tell me one thing you are really good at.

4. If you had to say something that you are not good at doing what would it be?

5. What would you like to do when you leave school?

6. If you could be anything in the world what would it be? Why?

7. Who do you admire most and why?

8. What is your biggest achievement?

9. Give me an example of when you thought you couldnít do something but you stuck at it and made it.

10. Tell me a bit more about yourself.

COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUES

Write down notes to help you remember good and bad points in communicating with others effectively.

Remember that there are verbal and non-verbal forms of communication ó both are important!

Positive Negative

60 SAMPLE INTERVIEW QUESTIONS - Write down the answers and turn in with all your work. 

1. Tell me a little bit more about yourself.

2. What do you think are your strengths?

3. Do you think you have any weaknesses?

4. Why do you want this job?

5. Give me an example of a time when you had a disagreement with someone but resolved the situation so both sides were happy. How did you resolve it?

6. What do you want to be doing in five years time?

7. What skills do you have that are relevant to this job?

8. What experience do you have to help you do this job?

9. Imagine itís your first day on the job and someone asks you to do something, you arenít sure what to do or how to do it ó how would you handle the situation?

10. Do you have any questions?

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