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Job Occupation / Career Pie

These next few slides expand upon the Job


Occupation/ Career Pie Model
After you have completed Prospect Planner and
carried out further research you will be able to use
the Pie model to note down and observe where you
still need to do further research
Note: at this stage your overall knowledge will be
limited, so your pie will be small! Expect your pie to
grow over the next few months as you learn more
about your chosen job sector

Job Occupation Pie Overview

Job Outline
Unknown

Skills

Knowledge

Prospects

Rewards

Environment

Job Occupation Pie Detail for Job Outline,


Skills, and Knowledge
Job Outline
What are the main Job tasks, roles and responsibilities?
Who do you report to? Who reports to you?
Look at Job Adverts in press and Job Description

Skills (often you will see the term competence(s)


This concerns your ability to do something well
Could be manual eg driving, typing
Or technical eg prepare a budget, write a report
Or interpersonal eg communication, group
working, leadership
Or cognitive (thinking) eg creative, problem solving
Or Behavioural eg pro-active , caring, diplomacy

Knowledge
Could be technical eg know how to prepare a budget
Could be professional eg knowledge of industry sector
Prospects
Advancement in current role:
- More tasks (quantity)
- Higher level tasks
- Professional development
- Career ladder to other positions

Examples of Rewards
- Extrinsic
Salary or Pay
Overtime and bonuses
Vacation time
Company pension?
Private Health Scheme?
Company car?
- Intrinsic
Job satisfaction
Social Interaction
Sense of achievement
Power
Prestige
Enjoyment
Interest
Sense of personal worth

Job Occupation Pie Environment


Environment
Fast-paced ? Relaxed?
Would it suit people who like to think on their feet?
Or people who prefer time to plan?
Competitive?
Collegiate?
Supportive?
Work Alone?
Work in team?
Sharing?
Money driven?
Target driven?
People oriented?
Technically oriented?
Creative?
Physical working conditions?

Environment

Job Occupation Pie Rewards


Examples of Rewards
- Extrinsic
Salary or Pay
Overtime and bonuses
Vacation time
Company pension?
Private Health Scheme?
Company car?
- Intrinsic
Job satisfaction
Social Interaction
Sense of achievement
Power
Prestige
Enjoyment
Interest
Sense of personal worth

Rewards

Job Occupation Pie Typical areas to consider


in your choice

Prospects
Advancement in current role:
- More tasks (quantity)
- Higher level tasks
- Professional development
- Career ladder to other positions

Prospects

2 Ways to use the Job Occupation Pie


There are 2 ways to use the model
1. You can use it as a framework to analyse your chosen Job Occupation
in terms of showing what you presently know about its characteristics.
You can repeat this analysis later in the academic year when you have
researched the job further.
2. You can compare your present knowledge and skills against those
Job Outline
required by the job; you can then note any strengths and weaknesses
Unknown
- and use this information to develop
some career/ personal
development goals. Again, you can repeat this process later in the
Academic year

Skills

Knowledge
Prospects
Rewards

Environment