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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111430221
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/28/2012
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Activities 1

Chapter 1 Learn About Work 2

1-1 Why People Work 3

Activity 1-1 Why People Work 3

Activity 1-2 Occupations and Jobs, I 4

Activity 1-3 Occupations and Jobs, II 5

1-2 Get Self-Information 6

Activity 1-4 Rating Interests 6

Activity 1-5 Rating Aptitudes 13

Activity 1-6 Rating Work Values 15

Activity 1-7 Learning About Your Self 17

1-3 Understanding Industries and Occupations 18

Activity 1-8 Reading Tables and Charts 18

Activity 1-9 Exploring Career Clusters 19

1-4 Investigate Occupations 20

Activity 1-10 Using the Occupational Outlook Handbook 20

Activity 1-11 Conducting an Occupational Search 21

Chapter 2 Career Decision Making 23

2-1 The Decision-Making Process 24

Activity 2-1 The Decision-making Process 24

2-2 Individuals and Decision Making 25

Activity 2-2 Decision-making Styles 25

Activity 2-3 Influences on Decision Making 26

2-3 Begin Your Career 27

Activity 2-4 Training Agreement Responsibilities 27

Activity 2-5 Benefits of Work Experience Education 28

Activity 2-6 About Work Histories 29

2-4 Transferable Skills 30

Activity 2-7 Transferable Skills 30

Activity 2-8 Connecting Skills to Jobs 31

Chapter 3 Search for a Job 32

3-1 Obtain a Stable Job 33

Activity 3-1 Different Routes to a Stable Job 33

Activity 3-2 Controlling Your Career 34

3-2 Job Search Preparation 35

Activity 3-3 Clarifying Job Goals 35

Activity 3-4 Applying for a Social Security Number 36

3-3 Apprenticeship Programs 37

Activity 3-5 Apprenticeship 37

Activity 3-6 Apprenticeship Interview 38

3-4 Job Search in the Digital Age 38

Activity 3-7 Reading Help-Wanted Ads 39

Activity 3-8 Sources of Job Leads 40

Activity 3-9 Following Through 41

Chapter 4 Apply for a Job 42

4-1 Data Sheets and Job Applications 43

Activity 4-1 Job Application Documents and Methods 43

Activity 4-2 Personal Data Sheet 44

Activity 4-3 Job Application Form (Private Employer) 46

Activity 4-4 Job Application Form (Government Employer) 48

4-2 Write a Resume 50

Activity 4-5 Resume 50

4-3 Contact Employers 51

Activity 4-6 Letter of Application 51

Activity 4-7 Pre-employment Tests 52

Chapter 5 Interview for a Job 54

5-1 Before the Interview 55

Activity 5-1 Interviewer's Questions, I 55

Activity 5-2 Interviewer's Questions, II 56

Activity 5-3 Background Research 57

5-2 During the Interview 58

Activity 5-4 Preparing for a Job Interview 58

5-3 After the Interview 59

Activity 5-5 Follow-up Letter 59

Chapter 6 Begin a New Job 60

6-1 Your First Day at Work 61

Activity 6-1 Employee Orientation Program 61

6-2 Workplace Management 62

Activity 6-2 Organizational Structure 62

Activity 6-3 Policies and Rules 63

6-3 Supervisors and Form W-4 64

Activity 6-4 Completing a Form W-4 64

Activity 6-5 Payroll Withholding 65

Activity 6-6 Employment Terminology 66

Chapter 7 Expectations of Employers 67

7-1 Job Performance and Attitudes 68

Activity 7-1 Cost of Lost Production 68

Activity 7-2 Expectations of Employers 69

7-2 Grooming, Appearance, and Proper Dress 70

Activity 7-3 Hairstyling and Hair Care 70

Activity 7-4 Personal Hygiene 71

Activity 7-5 Dressing for the Job 72

7-3 Rate Work Behavior 73

Activity 7-6 Rating Work Behavior 73

Chapter 8 Worker Rights and Protections 74

8-1 Duties of Employers 75

Activity 8-1 Labor-Management Relations 75

Activity 8-2 Equal Employment Opportunity 76

8-2 Worker Safety and Health 77

Activity 8-3 Worker Rights and Protections 77

8-3 Your Job Earnings and Paycheck 78

Activity 8-4 Figuring Compensation 78

Activity 8-5 Your Paycheck 79

8-4 Job Changes 80

Activity 8-6 Letter of Resignation 80

Chapter 9 Workplace Communication 81

9-1 Listen and Speak 82

Activity 9-1 Effective Listening 82

9-2 Read and Write 83

Activity 9-2 Correcting a Business Form 83

Activity 9-3 Writing an Email 84

Activity 9-4 Communication Skills 85

Activity 9-5 Spelling and Grammar 86

9-3 Effective Communication and Group Participation 87

Activity 9-6 Working in Groups 87

9-4 Bosses, Coworkers, and Customers 88

Activity 9-7 Interpersonal Relations 88

Activity 9-8 Customer Relations 89

Activity 9-9 Special Human Relations Skills 91

Chapter 10 Math and Measurement Skills 92

10-1 Basic Math 93

Activity 10-1 Basic Math 93

10-2 Basic Measurement 95

Activity 10-2 Basic Measurement 95

Activity 10-3 Math and Measurement Terminology 97

Chapter 11 Health and Safety 98

11-1 Nutrition and Diet 99

Activity 11-1 Calorie Counting 99

Activity 11-2 Calorie Expenditure 100

11-2 Stress and Physical Fitness 101

Activity 11-3 Learning to Relax 101

Activity 11-4 Healthstyle Self-rating 102

Activity 11-5 Fitness Tests 104

11-3 Accidents and Personal Safety 106

Activity 11-6 Preventing Accidents 106

Activity 11-7 Auto Safety Check Sheet 107

Activity 11-8 Safety Practices Self-rating 109

11-4 Natural Disasters and Public Safety 111

Activity 11-9 Safety Organizations 111

Chapter 12 Leadership and Business Ownership 113

12-1 Organizational Leadership 114

Activity 12-1 Leadership Characteristics 114

Activity 12-2 Career and Technical Student Organizations 115

12-2 Parliamentary Procedure 116

Activity 12-3 Parliamentary Terms and Procedures 116

12-3 Self-employment 117

Activity 12-4 Interviewing an Entrepreneur 117

Activity 12-5 Advantages and Disadvantages of a Small Business 119

12-4 Small Business and You 120

Activity 12-6 Entrepreneur Rating Scale 120

Activity 12-7 Planning for a Small Business 121

Chapter 13 Computer and Technology Skills 122

13-1 How Computers Work 123

Activity 13-1 Occupations and Computers 123

13-2 Computer Hardware and Software 124

Activity 13-2 Computer Literacy 124

Activity 13-3 Working with Spreadsheets 125

13-3 The Internet and Future of Computers 126

Activity 13-4 Finding Specific Web Information 126

Activity 13-5 About the Web 128

Chapter 14 The Economic World 129

14-1 Principles of Economics 130

Activity 14-1 Economic Growth 130

Activity 14-2 Circular Flow of Economic Activity 131

14-2 The American Free Enterprise System 132

Activity 14-3 Economics Terminology 132

14-3 The Global Economy 133

Activity 14-4 Globalization 133

Chapter 15 The Consumer in the Marketplace 134

15-1 You as a Consumer 135

Activity 15-1 Comparison Shopping 135

15-2 Advertising and the Consumer 136

Activity 15-2 Advertising Techniques 136

Activity 15-3 Sales Come-ons 137

15-3 Consumer Rights and Responsibilities 138

Activity 15-4 Letter of Complaint 138

Activity 15-5 Used Car Prices 139

Chapter 16 Banking and Credit 140

16-1 Financial Institutions 141

Activity 16-1 Financial Institutions 141

16-2 Checking Accounts 142

Activity 16-2 Managing a Checking Account 142

Activity 16-3 Balancing a Bank Statement 144

16-3 Credit and Its Use 145

Activity 16-4 The Cost of Credit 145

Activity 16-5 Credit Application 146

Chapter 17 Budget, Save, and Invest Money 147

17-1 Budget Money 148

Activity 17-1 Record of Income and Expenditures 148

Activity 17-2 Setting Financial Goals 150

Activity 17-3 Preparing a Budget 151

17-2 Save Money 152

Activity 17-4 Selecting a Savings Account 152

Activity 17-5 Managing a Savings Account 153

17-3 Invest Money 154

Activity 17-6 Return on Savings and Investments 154

Chapter 18 Insure Against Loss 155

18-1 Health Insurance 156

Activity 18-1 Nature of Insurance 156

18-2 Life and Home Insurance 157

Activity 18-2 Insurance Protection 157

Activity 18-3 Renter's Insurance 159

18-3 Auto Insurance 160

Activity 18-4 Which Type of Insurance? 160

Activity 18-5 Automobile Insurance 161

Chapter 19 Taxes, Taxation, and Retirement Planning 162

19-1 Taxation 163

Activity 19-1 Tax Rates 163

19-2 File an Income Tax Return 164

Activity 19-2 Tax Terminology 164

Activity 19-3 Tax Rules 165

Activity 19-4 Filing a Tax Return 166

19-3 Social Security 168

Activity 19-5 Social Security Coverage 168

Activity 19-6 Administration and Financing of Social Security 169

19-4 Individual Retirement Accounts 170

Activity 19-7 Individual Retirement Accounts 170

Chapter 20 The Legal System 171

20-1 The Nature of Law 172

Activity 20-1 Civil and Public Law 172

20-2 The Court System 173

Activity 20-2 The Nature of Law 173

Activity 20-3 Types of Courts 174

20-3 Legal Services 175

Activity 20-4 Small Claims Court 175

Chapter 21 Where to Live 176

21-1 A Housing Plan 177

Activity 21-1 Housing Needs and Wants 177

21-2 Apartment Life 178

Activity 21-2 Rental Agreement 178

Activity 21-3 Tenant Relationships 180

Chapter 22 The Rest of Your Life 182

22-1 Be a Citizen 183

Activity 22-1 The Nature of Citizenship 183

Activity 22-2 Elections and Voting 184

22-2 Think Clearly 185

Activity 22-3 Evaluating Propaganda 185

22-3 Education and Training Options 186

Activity 22-4 Evaluating Educational Alternatives 186

22-4 Educational and Financial Aid Information 187

Activity 22-5 Seeking Educational Information 187

Part 2 Exploring Career Clusters 189

Occupational Information Included in the OOH 190

Sample Organizational Description: Retail Sales Workers 194

1 Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources 195

2 Architecture and Construction 198

3 Arts, AN Technology, and Communications 202

4 Business, Management, and Administration 205

5 Education and Training 207

6 Finance 210

7 Government and Public Administration 213

8 Health Science 216

9 Hospitality and Tourism 221

10 Human Services 223

11 Information Technology 226

12 Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security 228

13 Manufacturing 230

14 Marketing, Sales, and Service 236

15 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics 239

16 Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics 243

Occupational Search Form 246

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