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6. One can also read about the various career options. My Career, published by the Department of Manpower is available at your school or in the public library and will be a great help. The Department of manpower, Universities, Technikons, private career counsellors as well as career information centres offer career guidance. Schools also offer career guidance, but the ma

jority of children waste the time afforded to them for this crucial part of their school education.

7. It pays to plan ahead. Make yourself available as class leader, library monitor, prefect or any other position of pupil leadership. Offer your services free of charge to an old-aged home, day-care centre, museum, hospital or art centre.

8. These positions will prepare you for various careers and give you confidence in yourself and teach you responsibility. You will also learn the value of respect for others and the work they do as well as increase your feelings of self worth. It might get you a job one day and help you relate to jobs where leadership is required.

9. Be true to yourself. Make use of your time and your opportunities.

Questions – Understanding what you read

1. Other than schools, mention two other places where one can find information on different careers. (2)

2. (a) Identify and quote the advice given to the reader in paragraph 3. (2)

(b) Say in your words what is meant by this advice. (2)

3. Choose two answers, which show what “tertiary student” means :

  • (A student who studies at a…)

University

Home School

Shop Stoep

Technikon (2)

4. “You would be extremely fortunate if you were to gain experience by volunteering your services to a company or organisation.” (par.2)

  • What does "volunteering your services" mean? (2)

5. What are the advantages of volunteering your services? (3)

6. Where would one be able to find the book My Career ? (2)

7. Circle only the letter option of the answer you choose. (1)

Your ideas for a career should be based on . . .

A what your parents do for a living.

B your dreams and interests.

C which subjects your friends choose.

D what your teachers say.

8. How does participating in extra-mural activities aid the learner to prepare for a career? (3)

9. Write down one sentence from the article that you would choose as a motto for yourself. (1)

A motto is a slogan you live by, for example:

“TRY AND TRY AGAIN. OBEY YOUR THIRST.”

“SEIZE THE DAY. JUST DO IT.”

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Comprehension 0 - 7 out of 20 8 out of 20 9 - 13 out of 20 14 - 20 out of 20
Understanding Poor Reasonable Good grasp Excellent comprehension
Language use Poor Some serious errors Careless errors No errors

Activity 3:

To question and weigh options

[lo 5.2]

There are many factors which could influence your career choice. These factors include unemployment, affirmative action and problems in the world. You need to be able to select the information which you need and discard that which is less important.

Summary

  • Read the following article about the myths and facts of career decision-making.

There are a number of myths and facts about career decision-making, that restrict individuals from making a sound, final choice. It is understandable that we tend to feed the myths, instead of concentrating on the facts. Never believe that there is only one career for you. We are all suited for a variety of careers. The making of a career choice is a process, which takes time. If you wait too long to give it serious thought you leave yourself little time to explore different fields. Some children stupidly believe that they should first take a break from studying after matric. As if their parents have not struggled enough, these children sit on street corners like hobos. Some young people believe that they do not have to take the responsibility of their final career choice; that is what teachers and parents are there for. Teachers and parents can guide you, but ultimately you must take charge of your own life.

Questions & Answers

how environment affect demand and supply of commodity ?
Amos Reply
Wht at the criteria for market ?
Amos
what is difference between monitory policy and fiscal policy?
Malik Reply
monetary policy is a policy thrust by National Govt(CBN) to influence government spending, purchase &taxes
Frank
necessity of economics
Pamela Reply
I will say want,choice,opportunity cost,scarcity,scale of preference
Alao
what is monopoly market.How price output are determined under monopoly market
bisham
b) Monopoly market is an impecfect market where s single firm having the innovation to produce a particular commodity.Prices are determined through output since there are no other competitive.
Frank
Monopoly market:firm has market power & does not respond to market price
Frank
Explain the process of price determination under perfect competition market with suitable diagram
bisham Reply
Price determination under perfect competition via this process :firms have no market power to influence price rather firms respond to market price.
Frank
price is different from demand- demand is amount of commodity
Effah Reply
demand is amount /quantity of commodity a potential buyer is willing to buy at a given price at market
Frank
demand is a desire of customer on commodity with the ability to pay it and willing to buy it at given price of commodity
Harika
demand is price of what
Faith Reply
show that shortrun average cost
Baby Reply
what is economics
Mbah Reply
what is money
Mbah
what is money
Mbah
Difine macro economics
agaba
money is a medium of exchange between goods and services,maybe inform of currency.
Wesonga
Economics is study of how human beings strive to satisfy numerous wants using limited available resources.
Wesonga
how do you find the maximum number of workers the firms should employ order to produce where there are increasing returns
Jane
what are implications of computing national income?.
agaba
pl
MUDASIRU
what is the formulae for calculating national income
MUDASIRU
it calculated by value added method
Praveen
classify the production units like agriculture, banking, transport etc
Praveen
money is anything that is generally acceptetable for human
Ogbaji
Estimate the net value added(NVA) at fixed cost by each industrial structure
Praveen
definition of unemployment
Adam Reply
what are the causes of unemployment?
Mbubi Reply
The main causes of unemployment are listed below. 1. Frictional unemployment 2. Cyclical unemployment 3. Structural unemployment
assani
We can also categorize the causes on a broader sense as: 1. Political and 2. Social cause As unemployeement root causes are embaded in this two.
Yonathan
would opportunity cost exist if there was no scarcity?
assani
yes just because the opportunity cost arose when there is Alternative to choose among the alternatives.
BADAMASIU
I am thinking that, if our resources were unlimited, then there wouldn't be any need to forgo some wants. Hence the inexistence if opportunity cost
assani
Politics
Job
politics has done what?
assani
consider time assani
Mary
I'm Emmanuel,...I taught the main cause is the change in gov't.
Emmanuel
...Lack of capital to set up a firm respectively
Emmanuel
🙈
Emmanuel
I would like to bring in Educational levels can also be the cause the cause of the problem respectively
Emmanuel
I think the main causes of unemployment is lack of INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT OVER POPULATION OVER DEPENDENT ON GOVERNMENT LACK OF SELF EMPOWERMENT...
ananti
lack of skills among the new generation is the serious issue.
Vishal
Where I come from , I don't see why education or personal aspects seem to do with unimployment, technically the motivation and eigerness in all works of live is there , dispite the cultural influence and physical bearriors;the thing we lacking is Government Support and open market ethics.
Joe
sorry about that-(repation). We have a over powering ethical political system that's displacing the marketing asspects of economy and causing large scale unemployment right across the board...
Joe
can someone Explain Expansionary Monetary Policy and Contractionary Monetary Policy Using one of the instrument of Monetary Policy? Please am kinda lost here?. ta
Emmanuel Reply
using a graph show the case of substitute and compliment goods
Ade Reply
can anyone give me a simple explanation to Five Sector Macroeconomics?
Emmanuel
Can someone please define what economics is
jason Reply
economics simply is a social science subject that study human behavior.
dajan
economics is a social science which studies human behaviour as a relationship between ends and scarce means that has alternative uses
Alao
Can someone please tell me how to calculate GDP
Emmanuel
emmanual kapal to calculate GDP (Gross Domestic Product) has three method in calculating it (1)income approach (2) expenditure approach (3) value added method
Alao
thanks Alae
Emmanuel
u are welcome
Alao
in basic terms economics is revered to as battery system, it date back to when Men sees the need to exchange sapless goods and produce to gain , either wealth , basic necessities or to establish trading ties for personal benefit or social asspects in terms of coexistence and continuity, future .
Joe
what is the law of demand
Berlinda Reply
keep other thing constant, when the price increases demand decrease when the price decreases demand increases of the commodity.
sj
all things being equal,quantity demanded decrease as price increase and increase as price decrease
Seth
there's practial joke to it ..." the higher the demand ; scarcity, increase in production and drop in quality"... quite the controversy - for example China vs Europe, United States and we are all boxed up in between somewhere...
Joe
Other thing remain constant the low price of commodity the high quantity of commodity and vice versa is true
Baraka
Explain Effective demand
Anita Reply
What is effective demand
Anita
like Modi is in demand...best example of effective demand
Pranav
Don't get you
Anita
Anita you mean you don't get me or who?
Onyeking
level of demand that represents a real intention to purchase by people with the means to pay
Pranav
Difference between extinct and extici spicies
Amanpreet Reply
Researchers demonstrated that the hippocampus functions in memory processing by creating lesions in the hippocampi of rats, which resulted in ________.
Mapo Reply
The formulation of new memories is sometimes called ________, and the process of bringing up old memories is called ________.
Mapo Reply
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Source:  OpenStax, English home language grade 9. OpenStax CNX. Sep 14, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11060/1.1
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