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ALTERNATIVE THINKING

Job InformationOK… you’ve been for that “walk” around town and seen what is available in your local area!

This next task applies to any of the really BIG businesses you saw.

LIST ALL the different jobs that might be available in those places!

Alternatively…

Maybe you could LIST ALL the jobs you are likely to find in a:

  • supermarket
  • bank
  • building site
  • newspaper office
  • local Council office
  • clothing factory
  • hospital

Now…

Think about the type of workplace YOU might want to work in…

Can you list all the different occupations that might be available there?

Have you thought about doing any of them ???


Can You Help These People?

Try to suggest at least THREE “other” possible jobs for each person to consider.

PHYLL wants to be a motor mechanic, but is worried about not doing well enough at school. What other jobs could Phyll consider doing in a service station or with a car dealer?

JAY was interested in some sort of career with finance, because the work involved both helping and being with people, and dealing with numbers. What jobs might suit Jay in a finance company or in a banking house?

OPERATING the checkout wasn’t Terry’s idea of the perfect job. But, it could eventually lead to a promotion to a more responsible position in retailing. What jobs might Terry be looking for in a large supermarket and variety store?

FILING, filing and more filing was getting Jo down. The only good thing about the job was the other workers. Jo didn’t realise that once you’ve shown that you can handle the basics, there are plenty of opportunities open to you in clerical work. What other jobs are there in a large office?

THE ability to string words together so they made sense wasn’t one of Lee’s great points, so a job as a journalist was out. However, Lee was very keen on the “excitement” of working for a newspaper, and desperately wanted a job in that area. What jobs are there with a large newspaper?

ALL aspects of building and construction appealed to Rob, right up from the design stage. Not being too brilliant however, Rob definitely wasn’t right for the really “big” jobs, but straight labouring wasn’t too thrilling either. What jobs could Rob be looking at on a construction site?

JASONNE wanted to care for sick people in some way, but wasn’t quite sure what to do. The latest school report showed some pretty awful marks – definitely not too encouraging to consider a career in nursing, but Jasonne felt that some job in a hospital would be ideal. What jobs should Jasonne consider doing in a small private hospital, or a large public hospital?


You should try to think of other jobs that are in a similar field to the one you want!

Just in case you are not successful in getting THE job you are after…

As part of your Plan A… Plan B… Plan C… etc 🙂


Think About

How the changes in Supply and Demand For Jobs might affect you.


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