Get Started Right Now!
When it comes to a career path, each person his or her own right place to start. Complete these activities before the symposium to ensure you get the most from the event!
Activities by Starting Point:
Choose the option that best describes where you’re at right now.
You’re at the beginning of your search. You know there are many things you can do, and haven’t decided on any one thing yet. You want to learn all you can and uncover all the possibilities, use these activities to help.
Activities for Open Career Seekers
When you’re at the start of career search, it’s important to learn all you can and uncover all the possibilities. Complete these activities before the event and you’ll get even more out of the symposium!
Career Terms and Definitions
Read a list of terms and definitions you frequently hear.
Attitude – a feeling or emotion toward something.
Aptitude – a capacity for learning, a natural ability.
Career – the sequence of roles and work experiences throughout life, including schooling, continuing education, employment, volunteer work, homemaking and retirement.
Career Awareness – acknowledgement of the many options available and knowledge of career planning techniques.
Career Education – a systematic program of activities and experiences designed to increase knowledge of self, occupations, training paths, job-search skills and decision-making strategies (includes the integration of work, family, leisure and community roles).
Career Planning – the ongoing process of making choices, which are reviewed from time to time.
Decision-Making – the process of identifying and choosing among alternative courses of action.
Interest – a readiness to pay special attention to something.
Job – a position with specific duties and responsibilities within a company, factory, institution or organization.
Occupation – a group of similar jobs in a society.
Self-Awareness – having knowledge of self, including knowledge of interest, aptitudes and limitations.
What Influences Your Career?
Consider how each these factors will influence your career choice.
Use this checklist to consider what factors influence your career choice. What Are Your:
- Desired lifestyles
- Health conditions
Educational Opportunities and the World of Work
- Where training is available
- Types of jobs available from training and expectations of work
- Rewards of work
Career Decision Making
- Ability to consider the above to prepare a reasonable plan to reach this goal
What to ask the exhibitors at the event
- What do you do on a typical day in your job/occupation?
- What training/education is required and where can I get it?
- Is there a demand for people to do this job in Manitoba and Canada right now?
- Is there expected to be a demand five years from now? Ten years from now?
- What other recommendations can you provide to help me get into this position? Example, volunteering, high school courses.
- What are other related jobs in this occupation?
- What is the salary range for a person: Just starting out? Employed for 10 years? In a senior management position?