Think About Your Career
Chapter Summaries with Key Terms and Academic Vocabulary
Section 25.1 Prepare for a Career
People need to start planning for their careers while still in high school. One of the first steps is to look at interests and skills. Various tests can help identify career fields that will match your interests. Some of the different tests are intelligence, aptitude, interest (activities preference) and job preference tests. Career counselors are good sources of information about careers. Education, training, and costs need to be considered. Long- and short-term goals help people stay focused yet flexible as they map out a career path.
Section 25.2 Join the Work World
The best workers show professionalism. This is a display of personal qualities and skills. Having high moral standards at work is also important. Job opportunities can be found on the Internet and through personal contacts. Placement offices, ads, employment agencies, and businesses are other resources. Application forms and résumés are usually asked for when applying for a job. An interview is a chance to make a good impression on an employer. Employees should give notice when leaving a job. Entrepreneurs start their own businesses.
Content and Academic Vocabulary
|career counselor ||reference|
|career cluster ||interview|
|career path ||notice|