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ASSIGNMENT 1: Occupations

In this first assignment, we will access the online Occupational Outlook Handbook for career information. It may be helpful for you to read through each section of this assignment before going directly to the Web site. This way you will know in advance which questions you will be answering.


OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK  ooh
The Occupational Outlook Handbook provides career information describing what workers do on the job, working conditions, training and education required, earnings and expected job prospects for a wide range of occupations.

  1. When we are at the Occupational Outlook Handbook site, we will find information on careers as cosmetologists by typing in that word in the Search OOH box and click on the Search button as shown below:

    search1

  2. Next you will see a list of job titles.

  3. Click on the link entitled, Barbers, Cosmetologists, and Other Personal Appearance Workers.

  4. To navigate through the different sections of this site, click on the underlined topic links at the top of the page or just scroll down through the article. We are specifically looking through the Nature of the Work section to find services performed by barbers, cosmetologists and other personal appearance workers. We will also read the section, Job Outlook.

    Note: When you click on the link to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, your browser should open up a new window for this link. To return to this assignment page, just click on the toggle button at the bottom of your screen, entitled "ESL 541--Intermediate..." To return to the Occupational Outlook Handbook site, click on the toggle button at the bottom of your screen, entitled "Occupational Outlook..."

    Warning! You do not want to X out of this assignment page until you have submitted your answers at the end of the assignment.

  5. Now, let's actually go to the Occupational Outlook Handbook site by clicking on its link and follow the steps we've just outlined. Then return to this assignment page and answer the questions below:
What are some of the services performed by barbers, cosmetologists, and other personal appearance workers?
Are job opportunities expected to be favorable (good) for barbers, cosmetologists, and other personal appearance workers?


  1. Next select a career of interest to you and type it in the search box. (If you don't get a resulting list of related careers, think of another word for your career and type it in the search box.)

  2. While you are exploring your career in the Occupational Outlook Handbook site, look for information on earnings and in the nature of the work section, look for routine tasks.

  3. Now, let's go to the Occupational Outlook Handbook site by clicking on its link and follow the steps outlined above. Then return to this assignment page and answer the following questions:
Which career did you select?
Describe 2 routine tasks or services performed.
What earnings can this career provide?


LET'S REVIEW    road sign
In this first ESL 541 assignment we covered:

  • Finding information about a specific career in the Occupational Outlook Handbook Web site

  • Thinking of other words for job titles

  • Finding information on a career of interest to you.

Congratulations!

You've almost finished. Now comes the most important part:

 Your Name:

Your Class Section #:

 Your email address:

Time spent on this assignment:

 And now you can click on the submit button

 


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Last updated on April.1 9, 2004