Career Packet Sample

Budget My Life
Career Clusters
Values Lifeboat
21 Values
Work Values - Work Importance Locator
Interest Profiler: My Holland Code
My Dream Job
Post-Secondary Options
High School Graduation Requirements
Academic Career Plan
Bucket List
Vision of Success

Budget My Life
Instructions: Work through each section and make a choice about what you think you'll do in the future, when you are an independent adult. Record the cost of each category, and then your total. This is your Monthly Spending. Multiply your Monthly Spending by 12 to calculate your Minimum annual salary requirement. Record that amount and click the green button and find at least 4 jobs that match your minimum annual salary requirement.                                                                        https://www.dreamitdoitvirginia.com/budget
Housing Utilities Food Entertainment Clothes
Transportation Insurance Education Savings Taxes

Monthly spending: 
$
Minimum annual salary requirement:  
$
Draw and label the pie chart that diagrams your spending habits:

Jobs that match: 1. 3.
2. 4.
Career Clusters
The Career Clusters Interest Survey™ is a survey designed to match your interests to career fields based on the activities you most enjoy. The Career Clusters Interest Inventory™ asks you to respond to 112 statements, and to rate each statement based on how much you might enjoy each activity.
High: 35— 21
These scores indicate that you have a high level of interest in the types of activities represented by those career clusters. Average: 20—10
These scores indicate that you have average interest in the types of activities represented by those career clusters. Low: 9—0
Scores in this range indicate that you have little interest in the types of activities represented by those career clusters.
Cluster Score High Possible Careers
1. Education & Training
2. Business Management & Administration
3. Human Services
4. Government & Public Administration
5. Hospitality & Tourism
6. Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
7. Marketing, Sales & Service
8. Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
9. Health Science
10. Architecture & Construction
11. Manufacturing
12. Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
13. Finance
14. Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
15. Information Technology
16. Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

 21 Values
What’s most important to you in life?
1. Read through each of the 21 values listed below.
2. Place a check mark in the columns across from each value and rank them as extremely important , important , or not important . 
3. Circle the most important values.
4. Rank the top five values and list them from most to least important.
Value
Wisdom:  Mature understanding, insight, good sense, and good judgment
Wealth:  Many possessions and plenty of money for the things one wants
Equality:  Ensuring things are fair for all people
Skill:  Being good at doing something important for you and others
Faith:  Having a religious or other faithful belief
Recognition:  Being important, well-liked, and accepted
Power:  Possession of control, authority, or influence over others
Pleasure:  Satisfaction, gratification, fun, joy
Physical appearance:  Concern for being attractive; neat & clean
Morality:  Keeping ethical standards, personal honor, and integrity
Loyalty:  Maintaining allegiance to a person, group, or institution
Love:  Warmth, caring, unselfish devotion
Knowledge:  Seeking truth, information, or principles for satisfaction or curiosity
Justice:  Treating others fairly or impartially; conforming to truth, fact, or reason
Honesty:  Being frank and genuine with everyone
Health:  Being sound of body, good physical condition
Creativity:  The creation of new ideas and designs; being innovative
Career:  Lifetime commitment to work, professional success
Family:  Present family and future family
Education:  School, college, pursuit of learning
Achievement: Accomplishments; results, rewards or honors
Others:
List your top 5 values in order of importance:
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Work Importance Locator
The O*NET Work Importance Locator™ can help you learn more about your work values and can help you decide what is important to you in a job. It does this by asking you to rank different aspects of work that represent six important work values. Knowing your work values can help you decide what kinds of jobs and careers you might want to explore. 

When you complete the Locator, you will get scores for six work values. These scores show how important each of the work values is to you. You will also be able to explore careers that are linked with your work values. The more a job agrees with your work values, the more likely you are to be satisfied in that job.
My top two work values: Look Fors:
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My other work values: (list all results)
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Jobs that match my WIL
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Interest Profiler: My Holland Code
Introduction: The Interest Profiler helps you find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work. It does this by asking you to answer questions that represent important interest areas. Your Interest Profiler scores will help you identify your strongest work-related interests. Knowing your work interests can help you decide what kinds of jobs and careers you want to explore.

Results: The bands represent six broad interest areas: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional. Carefully read the descriptions for all six areas. Your scores represent your interest level in these six areas. A higher score represents a higher level of interest in work activities related to that area. You are likely to find jobs that interest you the most in the areas you scored highest on. 
Record your numerical results for each category below:
Realistic Investigative Artistic Social Enterprising Conventional


My Holland Code: First letter of top 2-3 interest areas


Top 3 Short Description
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My other interest areas are:
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Occupations that meet my interests:
1. 2.
3. 4.
5. 6.
7. 8.
9. 10.
Choose 2 jobs from your assessment result or those jobs
you know you are interested in to research further:
1. 2.
My Dream Job
Research details about your 2 dream job choices and complete the following details:
Dream Job #1:

Career Description:
Required Education:
Earnings:
Future Outlook:
Additional Links:
School Search:
Jobs/Internships:

My Dream Job
Dream Job #2:

Career Description:
Required Education:
Earnings:
Future Outlook:
Additional Links:
School Search:
Jobs/Internships:

Post-Secondary Options

 
Post-Secondary Options Choice #1 Choice #2
College/University Name:
Type:
Website:
Religious Affiliation:
Location:
Address:
Telephone:
Population
Total Students:
Student to Faculty Ratio:
Percent Accepted of Applied:
Total Enrolled:
Financial Aid
Tuition & Fees
In-State Tuition:
Out of State Avg. Tuition:
Books And Supplies:
Room & Board
On-Campus Room Board:
On-Campus Other Expenses:

HS Graduation Requirements
Academic Career Plan

Base High School:
Specialty Program 1: Location:
Description:
Specialty Program 2: Location:
Description:
Career Goal 1: Cluster:
Career Goal 2: Cluster:
Post-Secondary: 4-year college  2-year college  Job Training  FT Employment  Military 

Bucket List
1. Start to list all the things that you would like to do before you “kick the bucket.”  What is it that you would love to accomplish in your lifetime?
2. Think in three categories:
The things you'd like to do…like watch the World Cup or Super Bowl in person, play in the World Cup or Super Bowl! Visit San Francisco and Sydney, skydive, get married, have kids, graduate from college, make a million dollars, write a book...
The things you'd like to have…a Ferrari, a mansion, your own business… 
Who you'd like to be…a teacher, a skydiver, a volunteer, a politician...
3. Write one baby step you could take on each. 
4. Now take action on them!
Goal Baby Steps Achieved
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Vision of Success
Keeping your goals in mind, create a personal vision of success for your life. Complete prompts 1-6, then use your statements to create a one-paragraph narrative. Use this example from someone who hopes to become a chef: 
I think my life will be a success if I can become a chef in my own restaurant. To me, this is important because I love to cook and I make up new recipes all the time. My whole family loves to cook. Some of our favorite recipes have been passed down for four generations. Cooking is a really important part of my life and it would make me happy to cook as a profession.
1. I think my life will be a success if I can…
2. To me, this is important because…
Success in my life will also mean that I…
3. That is important to me because…
I will be successful if I…
4. That is important to me because…
Vision of Success Paragraph:










Welcome to Career Investigations at Marsteller Middle School. 

Overview of Activities and Assignments: Our units of study are divided into 16 Career Clusters.

1. Agriculture, Food, and Natural resources

2. Architecture and Construction

3. Arts, A/V Technology and Communications

4. Business Management and Administration

5. Education and Training

6. Finance

7. Government and Public Administration

8. Health Science

9. Hospitality and Tourism

10. Human Services

11. Information Technology

12. Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security

13. Manufacturing

14. Marketing

15. S.T.E.A.M (Science/Technology/Engineering/Arts/Mathematics)

16. Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics