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Find how to dispel three common career myths.

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  • 1. Career Myths:Information and Resources Leslie Camacho, M.S.Ed., MCDP, & GCDF Assistant Director of Career Development Career Development Center Division of Adult and Continuing Education

2. Definitions

  • Career
  • Occupation
  • Job
  • Myth

3. Career Myths

  • There is one perfect job for me.
  • No one will hire me because I lack.
  • Its to late to change my career.

4. Debunk Myths

  • Expand your career options
    • Find more possibilities
    • Develop options
  • Get the truth
    • Statistics
    • Talk to people
  • Develop a plan

5. eCareer Information

  • eTools for LaGuardia Students
    • Get Information
    • Seek Resources
  • eCareer Central
  • eCareer Plan

6. Facts

  • Demand for educated and skilled workers is increasing.
  • More education you have, less time spent unemployed.
  • Clearer career goals will result in greater academic success.

7. Food for Thought

  • I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go .
  • - Langston Hughes

8. Summary

  • Acknowledge your talents
  • Examine all the factors
  • Make educated career decisions
  • Use all resources available

9. Q&A 10. Thank You!

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