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Careers Studies Exam Review 2009

Careers Studies Exam Review 2009

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Careers Studies Exam Review 2009

Unit 1 Careers- sum of one¶s life experiences. Every individual has a career which includes all of the individuals at work, learning, recreational community, and family roles. It comes from a Latin word carrus, which means cart (the track the cart follows). Success- anything you accomplished in your life that you feel proud of. Three success factors: belief, action, and discipline. Balanced Decision Making- a decision making model that encourages a balance of logical thinking and discipline. [Goals- be focused, be flexible][Knowledge-be aware, be wary][Analysis- be objective, be optimistic][Plan-be practical, be magical][Reflection- be careful, be open] Interviewing Tips- expect to learn something, be polite and patient, and ask questions Unit 2 Interests- an area of personal enjoyment, curiosity and ability Skills-Abilities or capabilities that can be acquired and improved with experience, practise and training [numerical, communication, leadership, sense of awareness and use (shape/colour), problem-solving (to investigate assess analyse, test to solve), helping, organizing, handson/technical, self management, creative/innovative] Multiple Intelligence- a theory that each person has 8 different kinds of intelligence [verbal/inguistic] [logical/mathematical] [visual/spatial] [bodily/kinaesthetic] [musical/rhythmic] [interpersonal] [intrapersonal] [naturalist] Learning Styles- the primary way a person learns. The three commonly identified learning styles are: visual, auditory, and tactile learner. Personality Types- in the same way that different learning styles and intelligences have been categorized [organizer/manager, social/helper, fixer/builder, creator/inventor, doer/detail type] Jung/Big Five tests- most proven personality test in academic research community. 5 factors: extroversion (social/reserved), emotional stability (limbic/calm), accommodation (accommodating/egocentric), intellect (curious/inquisitive), orderliness (organized/unstructured). Values- priorities and beliefs. Private, moral, social, political and spiritual concepts that hold particular importance for a person (e.g. Generosity, independence, national pride. Transferable Skills- abilities or capacities that can be transferred from one situation to task to another. Employable Skills- the core competencies required in all work settings. Three critical skills are: academic, personal management, and teamwork. School (academic) Skills- abilities or capabilities that are acquired and improved upon while a student is in school Personal Management Skills- skills that people use to manage themselves in relation to factors such as time, goals, money, risk, change, etc. It¶s rooted in personality or temperament, and includes not only skills but characteristics (e.g. independence) Time Management Skills- A person¶s ability to organize their time so that priorities are met. Organization Skills- A person¶s ability to arrange tasks manages time, set reasonable deadlines and meets them. Stress Management Skills-A person¶s ability to relax and release tension

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