Category: Career

Interactive: Social Salaries Calculator

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Jun 09, 2021
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Interactive, Career
  A big thanks to Derek D’Angelo for sharing this resource! From what we’re hearing, more and more kids want to grow up and become social media influencers. Using various industry estimates, LICKD has created a social salary calculator to uncover how many social media engagements are needed to earn the desired salary entered into the calculator.    Before setting students free to use the calculator, you can take note of some classroom guesses and see how close they...

Question of the Day: Which age group has seen the greatest increase in jobs in 2021?

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May 31, 2021
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Question of the Day, Career, Employment, Economics
Questions: Do you plan on working this summer? Your friends? Are jobs as plentiful for teenagers as this article suggests? What do you think are the factors causing this? Are you finding that jobs that are available to teens are also paying more per hour than they were before the pandemic? Click here for the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom. Behind the numbers (NY Times; sub required): As companies try to go from hardly...

Question of the Day [AAPI Heritage Month]: Who is the cofounder of the streaming data technology company currently valued at $4.5 billion that hosts Netflix?

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May 17, 2021
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Question of the Day, Career
Answer: Neha Narkhede Questions: As the technology that makes streaming possible, what are some of the ways that Neha Narkhede's work has impacted the world? How has it impacted you personally? Neha started as a software engineer at LinkedIn and progressed through her career until she co-founded her own multi-billion dollar company. How are you inspired by her work and story? What are ways that you have persevered in your own life to achieve your goals? Click here for the ready-to-go...

NGPF Podcast: Dr. David Weill on restoring work-life balance after a career in transplant medicine

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May 14, 2021
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Podcasts, Career
I know that you will enjoy this conversation with Dr. David Weill who recently penned his memoir, Exhale: Hope, Healing, and a Life in Transplant, about his experiences as a transplant doctor. This one was extra special for me since I know Dr. Weill as a former neighbor, as someone who entertained me for hours while cycling on Saturday mornings and as my go-to trusted medical advisor when family health issues arose (and an NGPF Board member too). I found this conversation and his memoir to be...

Question of the Day: What is the highest paid profession in your state?

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May 11, 2021
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Question of the Day, Career
Answer: Questions: What common characteristics do you notice about these jobs? What training/education is required for these positions? What jobs do you think can be done by robots in the future? Are any of these jobs of interest to you? Are they any that you want to do further research on? Click here for the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom.   Behind the numbers (howmuch): "We found data on the highest-paid...

Question of the Day: At which point, if ever, do you feel people should have a concrete decision made on their career path?

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May 09, 2021
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Question of the Day, Career, Employment
Answer: 44% of HS Juniors and 37% of HS Seniors responded "Before graduating high school."  Question: Do you have an idea of a career path to pursue? If so, what career interests you? What do you think influences people's decisions about career paths? For your teacher: when did they decide they wanted to be a teacher? Click here for the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom. Behind the numbers (Junior Achievement): Committing to a specific...

Question of the Day [AAPI Heritage Month]: Eric Yuan (who is worth over $13 billion) is founder and CEO of what company?

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May 05, 2021
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Question of the Day, Career
Answer: Zoom, the video conferencing platform Questions: What elements have made Zoom such a successful company over the last few years? What are some important characteristics that Eric Yuan may have shown throughout his time founding and running Zoom? Have you ever had an idea "before its time" that eventually became an important part of everyday life? Click here for the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom.   Behind...

NGPF On-Demand: $7.25 - The Minimum Wage

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Apr 29, 2021
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Professional Development, Career
NGPF On-Demand is a professional development opportunity that allows teachers to deepen their content knowledge on their own schedule and at their own pace. One of the 26 modules available is “$7.25 - The Minimum Wage”. With a recent push for $15, this module will review the current minimum wage federally and in your own state, take a look at who’s living on minimum wage and what that means, as well as the potential pros and cons of raising the minimum wage.   Here...

Question of the Day: What careers is Gen Z most interested in?

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Apr 28, 2021
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Question of the Day, Career
Answer: Questions: What is your desired career at this point? Why does that interest you? What education/training do you need for this career? Have you ever had a conversation with someone who does this job? What did you learn OR what would you ask them? Click here for the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom.   Behind the numbers (Indeed): "Almost half of our list of popular jobs for Gen Z is made up of tech-related jobs, including the top...

EconExtra: Building a Pipeline for Future Economists

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Apr 23, 2021
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Economics, Career
Education has been an important initiative across the entire Federal Reserve System (the Board of Governors and the twelve district Banks). I’m sure you have all know your way around federalreserveeducation.org for resources for your students, have used econlowdown®, or perhaps attended Fed-sponsored professional development or tuned in to a Fed webinar. And while most Federal Reserve banks contribute educational resources and programming for students and in support of teachers, this...

Question of the Day (Update): What percent of Americans do not receive a steady paycheck?

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Apr 21, 2021
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Question of the Day, Career
Answer: 30% Questions: What are ways that workers can “smooth over” those periods where they are earning a smaller paycheck?If this is the “new normal” for employment, how should you think about your largest fixed monthly expenses (rent, car payment, etc.)? What are some “side hustles” people do to supplement their incomes? Click here for the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom.   Behind...

UPDATED! Videos: Careers that don't require a 4-year degree

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Apr 20, 2021
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Video Resource, Career
We have updated this career resource to make it more user-friendly for teachers. It is now easier for teachers to quickly access short career overview video clips to help non-college bound students make a more informed career decision. It is a collection of careers that do not require a 4-year degree and of workers in the top 25% earn at least ~$55,000.  This is one of many resources that will be used in our On-Demand release of "Alternatives to 4 Year Colleges" for the week of April...

Question of the Day: __% of recent college grads are looking for a sense of purpose in their jobs while __% said they find meaning in their work.

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Apr 19, 2021
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Question of the Day, Career
Answer: 95% of recent college grads are looking for a sense of purpose in their jobs and 40% said they find meaning in their work. Questions: How important is it for you to find a job that gives you a sense of purpose? What type of job do you think that would be? Do you think it’s difficult to succeed in a job that doesn’t give you a sense of purpose? Why or why not? Why do you think there’s such a disconnect between those seeking purpose and those finding it? Click here for...

Question of the Day: What percent of companies say soft skills matter as much or more than hard skills in hiring?

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Apr 13, 2021
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Question of the Day, Career
Answer: 92% say soft skills matter as much or more than hard skills Questions: What is the difference between a hard skill and a soft skill? Why do you think it is important for employees to have strong soft skills? How can you develop your own soft skills in preparation for your future career? Click here for the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom. Behind the numbers (LinkedIn): "A programmer needs coding skills and a translator needs...

Question of the Day: How many fewer teens took summer jobs in 2020 during the Covid-19 Pandemic?

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Apr 12, 2021
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Question of the Day, Career
Answer: 1.8 million fewer teens worked in summer 2020 Questions: Do/did you have a summer job? How did you get the job? or Why didn’t you get a job? What did you learn from the experience? What factors might have impacted a teen taking a summer job in 2020? Why is this important? Click here for the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom.   Behind the numbers (Bureau of Labor Statistics): "The youth labor...