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Career Expectations for Your Child

Encourage your children to follow their dreams, regardless of what society traditionally dictates.

  • Your support is doubly important when your children choose non-traditional occupations. A person’s gender should not matter. It is the ability and interest that count.
  • Studies show that today’s average worker will change occupations more than 14 times.

Click here for report . . . How many jobs did [youngest baby boomer] people hold in a lifetime? 
http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/nlsoy.pdf

  • Career development is a lifelong process that involves progressing through stages. The stages include Career Awareness, Career Exploration, and Career Planning and Preparation, which build upon one another.
  • The level of skills needed for the “three Rs” is much higher in today’s workplace.  The following skills are essential to success in the workplace.

-Teamwork
-Problem solving
-Creative thinking 
-Leadership
-Interpersonal Skills
-Goal setting
-Communication