Chapter Activities – Taking Control of Your Future

Chapter Review

  1. Explain the difference between a job and a career.
  2. List three ways in which the employment environment is changing. What does this mean to you? What is your life’s mission?
  3. What is your Holland occupational type? What kinds of occupations should you explore based on your results?
  4. List two work-related skills and five transferable skills you have.
  5. What are some ways you can gain experience and explore career options before you get your degree?
  6. What are some of the factors you should consider when choosing a major or field of study?
  7. Why is networking so important?
  8. List four or five qualities of successful networking.
  9. Many people are shy about networking. How would you recommend they overcome this?
  10. What is the primary purpose of a résumé?
  11. What should the body of a résumé focus on?
  12. What is the purpose of a cover letter?
  13. What are the three types of interviews and what are their objectives?
  14. List three things you should do to prepare for an interview.

Make an Action List

Two things I will do to further my career exploration in… Actions How I will know I accomplished each action
The next two weeks 1.
The next two months 1.
The next two years 1.