Saturday, 4 December 2010

Choosing a Career

Vocabulary:

Before you watch, make sure you understand the expressions:
  • make your heart sing
  • feedback system
  • off course
  • put your rational mind to work
  • do some due diligence
  • to go down that road
  • to know deep inside
  • feelings come up
  • it feels right
  • to make sense up here
  • internship
  • the cost of that path
  • pay-offs
  • to get a sense of something
  • to pursue




Check your understanding:
  1. What are the three things you have to consider when deciding on a career plan?
  2. What is our number one feedback system we're given at birth? How can we use it when deciding on a career??
  3. How can you put your rational mind to work?
  4. Why does he mention meditation?
Discussion:

  1. What makes your heart sing?
  2. How do you decide if something is good for you?
  3. Do you use your heart or your mind more?
  4. Do you trust yourself or do you rely on other's feedback when making a decision?
  5. When was the last important decision you had to make and how did it go?
  6. Are you ambitious? Why or why not?
  7. Do you have a career plan? Where do you want to be in 10 years' time?
  8. Which of the following would you prefer and why?
  • work for one company during your career
  • work for several different companies
  • work for yourself

Which of the following areas do you work in (would you like to work in)? Why?
  • Sales and marketing
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Administration and personnel
  • Production
  • Research and development (R&D)

What should you do to get ahead of your career?
  • Change companies often
  • Use charm and sex appeal with your superiors
  • Attend all meetings
  • Go to your company's social functions
  • Be energetic and enthusiastic at all times
  • Be the last to leave work every day
  • Find an experienced person to give you help and advice
  • Study for extra qualifications in your free time