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  1. Careers and career choices

  2. Self knowledge for career choices • There are 3 steps which will be discussed in this this unit that will help you make a career choice. • Self knowledge means knowing who you are, what interests you, what your strengths and weaknesses are.

  3. STEP 1: Know your own interests, abilities, talents and strengths. • What are your interests? • What do you like to spend your time doing? • About what would you like to learn more? • What are your abilities? • What can you do well? • These include skills you can work on to improve • What are your talents? • These are your natural abilities you were born with

  4. What are your strengths? • The things that you are always good at • What are your weaknesses? • What are you not so good at? • What do you not enjoy doing? • Interests, strengths and abilities can be grouped together into personality types…

  5. Personality types • Realistic- prefers working with hands, tools or objects • Investigative- likes to know, learn, and analyse • Artistic- likes to use imagination and creativity • Social- concerned about others and their needs • Enterprising- enjoys influencing and leading others • Conventional- likes routine and rules •

  6. STEP 2: Know more about jobs, occupations, careers and career fields

  7. STEP 2: Know more about jobs, occupations, careers and career fields • Jobs • If you have a job, you are employed and get paid for working • Requires basic training • Occupations • This is the work that you do • Usually requires special education, training or skill • Careers • This is an occupation that you have for a larger part of your life • Gives you opportunities to progress and be promoted • Career fields • This is a grouping of occupations • The occupations have common skills, knowledge and work settings

  8. Career field

  9. STEP 3: Know the requirements for the National Curriculum Statement (NCS) • CHOOSE THE RIGHT SUBJECTS…. • Requirements for the NCS: • The NCS is the policy on curriculum and assessment at school • It explains what knowledge, skills and values you should learn • It provides access to larger education and helps with the move from school to work

  10. Subjects and career options • From Grades 10 to 12 you need • Two official languages (At least one must be on th home language level) • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy • Life Orientation • Plus three other subjects (that can be chosen from a list of subjects)

  11. Lifedomains • Domain = an area • Quality of life = how well you live/ satisfied with who you are. • If you want to know your quality of life = look at you life domains. • Knowing your domains will help you choose a career. • Domains will help you see what is important to you. 3 Areas: • Being • Becoming • Community belonging

  12. 1. Being Who you are : 3 Aspects: • Physical: health, nutrition, exercise, hygiene, clothing, physical appearance. • Psychological: mental health, thinking, feelings, self-awareness, self-control. • Spiritual: values, rules on how to act and behave, morals, spiritual and religious beliefs

  13. 2. Becoming Is what you do to achieve your goals, hopes and wishes. Includes: becoming who you want to be, what you want to have and what you wish to do. 3 Aspects in becoming domain: • Practical becoming: everyday actions you take to live. • Leisure becoming: activities that promote relaxation and lessen your stress • Growth becoming: activities to promote, improve/ keep the standard of your knowledge and skills.

  14. 3. Community belonging Includes: • Fitting in with your physical environment and • Being accepted by your social environment/people around you. 3 Aspects in domain: • Physical belonging: link with your physical environment: home, school, workplace, neighbourhood, community. • Social belonging: links with social environment: family, friends, teachers, co-workers, neighbourhood, community. • Community belonging: Your access to resources and services available to community members: clinics, health services, employment, income to live comfortably, education, recreational and sport community activities.

  15. Homework: Activity 3