Exploring Careers Vocabulary
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Your favorite activities
The practical use of scientific knowledge (ideas, methods, tools, and materials) to get things done.
A checklist that points to your strongest interests.
What you believe is important.
The things about work that are important to you.
How important money is to your happiness.
The ability to perform a task due to training and experience.
A skill you have already developed.
Your potential for learning a skill.
Job Specific Skills
The skills necessary to do a particular job.
General skills used in school and in various types of jobs.
What makes you different from everyone else.
The different ways people naturally think and learn.
Knowing your thoughts, feelings, and actions.
Work that people do for pay.
A set of related skills and experiences.
A work of history of one or more jobs in the same or related fields of interest.
To be on the job at least 40 hours a week.
The way you use your time, energy, and other resources.
The ways people make, buy, and sell goods and services.
Items that people buy.
Activities people do for others for a fee.
All the world's economies and how they are linked.
The need for workers and the kinds or work available to them.
All people over the age of 16 who work or are seeking work.
The buying and selling of goods and services via the internet.
Equal employment opportunity for all people, regardless of gender.
A change over a period of time.
A group of people who work together to set goals and make decisions to solve problems and put ideas into action.
Workers in a workplace with different backgrounds, experience, ideas, and skills.
A flexible work arrangement that allows two part-time employees to divide one full-time job.
Using outside resources to do tasks traditionally handled by internal staff.
To work at home for a company.
A work schedule arrangement that allows workers to choose work hours that fit their particular needs.
Groups of similar occupations and industries.
Career interest areas
General kinds of activities people do in many different careers.
To investigate a subject and gather information about it.
A short, informal talk with someone who woks in a career that interests you.
Following someone for a few days on the job.
A temporary paid or unpaid position that involves direct work experience in a career field.
Working without pay.
A learning method in which students learn and develop through thought fully organized service to the community.
School studies and paid work experience combined.
A choice you make about what action to take.
Something that stands in your way.
The result or effect.
Being able or willing to change in order to suit different conditions.
Your basic outlook on life.
Decision making process
The series of steps that help you identify and evaluate choices.
An alternative course of action.
To put off doing or deciding about something.
To put tasks in order from first to last or more important to least important.
A job were you work up to 30 hours per week.
A job that usually lasts only a short while or for a particular season.
A goal that you may start right away or complete quickly.
Is usually more challenging than a short-term goal and also takes longer to achieve.
A goal that takes a long time to achieve.
The order in which something will happen.
A legal document that allows a minor to hold a job.
Information about a job opening.
Communicating with people you know or can get to know.
An event where employers offer career and employment information.
A list of people you know.
Someone to whom you are referred or directed.
Advertisements organized in classes or groups.
A program that brings schools and businesses together.
A program that can store data, or information in different ways.
A person or business that pays a person or group of people to work.
A summary of a company's business for the year.
A summary of personal information that describes your education, skills, work experience, activities, and interests.
Personal fact sheet
Contains basic information about you and your education, experience, qualifications, and skills.
A one page letter telling who you are and why you're sending a resume.
Personal career portfolio
A collection of information about you.
A form that asks questions about your skills, work experience, education and interests.
People who will recommend you to an employer.
Letter of recommendation
A letter in support of you from a reference.
A formal meeting about a possible job between a job seeker and an employer.
Tests given to a job seeker by an employer to find out if the job seeker fits the job.
The gestures, posture, and eye contact you use to express your self.
Someone who works for a person or business for pay.
An introduction to a company
The person who assigns, checks, and evaluates your work.
The people you work with.
An experience coworker who can answer your questions and offer you guidance.
A form that verifies that you are legally qualified to work in the United States.
A form when you tell your employer the amount of money to deduct from your paycheck for taxes.
The characteristics and customs that make a company unique.
Fixed amounts of money paid for each hour worked
Lower level full time jobs.
When you work over 40 hours per week
A fixed amount of money paid for a certain period of time.
The earnings a person makes based on home much they sell.
The "extras" an employer provides in addition to pay.
The lowest hourly wage an employer can legally pay for a worker's services.
To work with others on the job to reach a common goal
The skills people use to interact with others
The rules of good workplace manners.
To do what needs to be done without being told to do it.
To drive yourself to do something simply for the reward of doing something good or for feeling satisfied once you have accomplished it.
The ability to change when you need to fit new circumstances.
The rules of behavior that govern a group or society.
Meetings between you and your supervisor to evaluate how well you are doing your job
The department that recruits employees, administers company policies, develops employee training programs, and manages employee records.
Your connections or dealings with people.
Consideration for others
To try to see things from the other person's point of view
Your recognition and regard for yourself and your abilities.
A strong disagreement.
A negative attitude toward a person or group that is not based on facts or reason.
Someone who helps opposing people or groups compromise or reach an agreement.
When opposing sides come to an agreement and each side gives up something to settle the disagreement.
Is used to settle disagreements.
Working with others for a common purpose
The feeling of power and satisfaction that comes from being directly responsible for your work decisions.
A method of shared problem solving in which all members of a group contribute ideas.
Working with other team members to set goals, assign tasks, and assess results
To judge a progress
The exchange of information between senders and receivers.
Overall goal or reason
Is anyone who receives information.
The main topic or key idea
Listening and responding with full attention to what's being said.
Reading only the parts of a written work that outline or summarize its content.
To read through a book or document quickly, picking out main ideas and key points.
Hints about the meaning of unfamiliar words or phrases provided by the words surrounding them.
The study of numbers and their relationships.
The systematic use of observations and experiments
A software program that arranges information (usually numbers) in rows and columns.
A term for the accepted rules of conduct used on the internet.
The condition of both your body and your mind
The substances in food that the body needs to produce energy and stay healthy.
Food Guide Pyramid
A guideline for the nutrients you need each day
A job In which you spend much of your time sitting.
All the things you do to be clean and healthy.
A pattern of extreme eating behavior over time.
A physical or psychological need for a substance.
The mental or physical tension that is the body's natural response to conflict.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
A special branch in the U.S. Department of Labor that is in charge of setting safety standards.
Something serious that happens without warning and calls for quick action
Injured workers receive financial help to cover both lost wages and medical expenses.
The emergency care given to an injured or sick person before help arrives.
A job advancement to a position of greater responsibility and authority.
Increase in pay
An official written statement that you are leaving your job.
Letter of resignation
A letter where you explain why and when you are leaving.
The study of how people produce, distribute, and use goods and services
A country's way of making choices about how to use its resources to produce and distribute goods and services.
The economic system of the U.S.A. It is also known as market economy or free enterprise system
To set rules for
Where the government makes all the key economic decisions.
An economy where there is private enterprise but the government controls key industries and makes many economic decisions.
People who buy and use goods and services
Individuals or companies who make or provide goods and services
The amount of money left after the business pays its expenses.
The amount of goods and services available for sale
The amount of goods and services that consumers want to buy.
Someone who organizes and runs a business
A written proposal that describes your new business
The process of developing, promoting, and distributing goods and services to consumers
The amount of money you receive or earn regularly
The amount of money that a person actually takes home after deducting the other expenses
To take out money (like from one's paycheck)
The tax you pay to the government based on your income, or the money you make.
A federal government program that provides benefits for people of all ages
A health care program provided by the federal government primarily for retired persons.
Stands for Federal Insurance Contribution Act
Expenses that you have already agreed to pay and that must be paid by a particular date
Expenses that come irregularly or that you can adjust more easily.
Money that the bank pays you and puts in your savings account
Money for education awarded to students because of their need, or academic or athletic achievement
Money borrowed from the government or a lender that must be repaid
A program that allows students to earn their education by working full or part time jobs in a related field through out the student's academic career
Money for education provided by the government, schools, or private donors
To make a sudden unplanned decision to buy
A guarantee that a product meets certain standards of quality
A trade of one item for another
The return of your money in exchange for the item you purchased
When the parts of something have the same weight, amount, or force
Free time; Time to do what ever you like
Involves choosing how to spend your time and creating a schedule for your choices.
Someone who is recognized by the government as having the rights and protections of a country.
To officially sign up (as a qualified voter)
To be concerned about and active in the community affairs.
Volunteer work that benefits the community
The spouse of your mother or father from a remarriage or divorced family
Consists of a parent, a stepparent, and one or more children
All the learning activity you do through out life
Everything you do well or have achieved
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