Text of Technology Management and Career Preparation Course FINAL EXAM Review Guide 1
Technology Management and Career Preparation
FINAL EXAM Review Guide
List the reasons why people work ( 15-16)
• For survival• To define themselves• To have a sense of security• For self-respect, or to feel
competent and powerful• To conquer time• To measure their self worth
What are the parts of Maslow Triangle (57)
• Survival• Security and safety• Sense of belonging• Esteem• Self- actualization
• What are 4 items to consider when putting together a budget (Chapter 4)?
8. Child care
9. Health are
• What are the four parts to the problem solving model discussed in the book? (Page 183-184)
1. Delaying gratification
2. Accepting responsibility
3. Dedication to truth or reality
4. Balancing - flexibility
In chapter 6, what are the three steps for conducting a career search? (Pgs 148-160)• Step 1: Use online
resources to research a career
• Step 2: Show me and I Remember: (example: job shadow , internship,
• Step 3: Involve me and I understand (get an entry level job in the career you choose)
• What are the six categories on a personal profile. (bulls eye) Define the parts. Pg 26
• 1. Passions• 2. Values• 3. Personality traits and
strengths• 4. Skills and aptitudes• Roles• Occupations and vocations
• What are the all of the steps of the decision making process Pgs 175
• Define the goal• State the decision to be
made• Analyze your resources• Analyze your wants and
needs• Identify your choices• Gather information• Evaluate your choices• Make your decision
What are transferable skills?• Transferable skills are
skills that can be used in every occupation, regardless of the type of work. They are universal skills — you can transfer them from one type of work to another without much effort on your part or training from the employer.
6General Career Information
• Gross Pay - Your pay before taxes and deductions are taken out
• Net Pay - Your pay after taxes and deductions
• Salary Rate - A set amount of money you receive for working, no matter how many hours you work.
• Hourly Rate - A set amount of money you receive for each hour you work.
• Job - According to the dictionary, a "job" is defined as "a paid position of employment and something one has to do, a responsibility.“
• Career: A career is a path. The dictionary defines it as "an occupation, a way of making a living, especially with opportunities for advancement or promotion, and progress through life." It is a journey - a career pathway.
• Work Permit – document that gives you permission to work if you are underage.
• There are 52 weeks in a year.• The average person works 50 weeks
a year and receives 2 weeks vacation.• Average work week is 5 days 8 hrs/ a
day• Average yearly hrs in a job is 2,000
hrs• • Education:• High School =12 Years• Associates Degree =average of 2
years• Bachelors Degree = average of 4
years• Masters = average of 2 years beyond
your Bachelors• Ph.d. (Doctorate) = average of 2 years
beyond your Masters
Vocabulary Words from all chapters.
• Your Contact InformationYour Name Your Address Your City, State, Zip Code Your Phone Number Your Email Address
• Date • Employer Contact Information
Name Title CompanyAddress City, State, Zip Code
• Salutation• Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name: • Body of Cover Letter• Middle Paragraphs:
• Job Interview Tips• An interview gives you the opportunity to showcase
your qualifications to an employer, so it pays to be well prepared. The following information provides some helpful hints.
• Preparation:• Learn about the organization.• Have a specific job or jobs in mind.• Review your qualifications for the job.• Be ready to briefly describe your experience, showing
how it relates it the job.• Be ready to answer broad questions, such as "Why
should I hire you?" "Why do you want this job?" "What are your strengths and weaknesses?"
• Practice an interview with a friend or relative.• Personal appearance:• Be well groomed. –• Dress appropriately. • Do not chew gum or smoke.
• The interview:• Be early.• Learn the name of your interviewer and greet him or
her with a firm handshake.• Use good manners with everyone you meet. • Relax and answer each question concisely.• Use proper English—avoid slang.• Be cooperative and enthusiastic.• Use body language to show interest—use eye contact
and don’t slouch.• Ask questions about the position and the organization,
but avoid questions whose answers can easily be found on the company Web site.
• Also avoid asking questions about salary and benefits unless a job offer is made.
• Thank the interviewer when you leave and shake hands.
• Send a short thank you note following the interview.• http://www.bls.gov/oco/oco20045.htm
Word ShortcutsExamples:• Bold - Ctrl B• Underline – Ctrl U• Center – Ctrl E• Save – Ctrl S• Print – Ctrl P• Single Space – Ctrl 1• Double Space – Ctrl 2• Right Align- Ctrl R• Top of Document – Ctrl Home• End of Line – End• Beginning of line –Home• Selects Entire Line- Shift+ End
Punctuation SpacingTwo spaces after a period.
One space after a comma.
One space after a semi-colon
Two spaces after a colon.
Memo Set-up• Memo (standard)• 2 inches top margin, 1 inch side margin• Capital TOP
• 2 tabs• 2 returns
• Capital FROM• 1 tab• 2 returns
• Capital DATE• 1 tab• 2 returns
• Capital SUBJECT: • 1 tab
• 2 returns – start typing the memo• 2 returns after each paragraph• At end of memo type Your initials
Letter Set-Up• Personal Business Letter
(block)• 2 inches on the top, 1 inch
each side• Return address• Date • 4 returns• Name and their address• 2 returns• Salutation (Dear Mrs. ..)• 2 returns• Body (2 returns between
each paragraph)• 2 returns• Complementary close
(Sincerely)• 4 returns• Writer name• 2 returns
• Business letter (block)• 2 inches top margin, 1 inch side
margin• Date • 4 returns• Name and their address• 2 returns• Salutations (Dear Mrs. …)• 2 returns• Body (2 returns between each
paragraph)• 2 returns• Complementary close
(Sincerely)• 4 returns• Writer name• 2 returns• your initial
Punctuation Rules• Capitalize the first word in a sentence.• Capitalize personal titles and name of people.• Capitalize names of clubs, schools, organizations, and companies.• Capitalize the days of the week.• Capitalize the months of the year.• Capitalize names of holidays• Capitalize the names of historic periods and events and special events.• Capitalize name of cities, states, and other important places.• Capitalize geographic names regions and locations.• Capitalize name of streets, roads avenues, and buildings.• Capitalize an official title when it precedes a name and elsewhere if it is a title
of high distinction.• Capitalize initials also capitalize letters in abbreviations if the letters would be
capitalize when the words are spelled out.
Excel A Formula
The sum formula is used to to get the sum of a chosen group of cells .For example: =SUM(B1:B3)
FORMULAS (EQUAL SIGN)
ROWS (IDENTIFIED BY NUMBERS)
COLUMNS (IDENTIFIED BY LETTER)
A function of Excel is creating charts graphs and organized list of inserted information.