careers vocab

careers vocab

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Term Definition
Communication style- How one says or writers something when one says or writes it, and why one says or writes it
Demographics- -information about a population
Disability physical or mental impairment that greatly limits major activities
Discrimination occurs people act on their prejudices negatively
Electives optional courses not needed for graduation
Equity- equal pay and freedom from employment
E-commerce buying and selling goods over the internet
Entrepreneur- person who creates a business
Futurecasting- making predictions based on trends
Job-sharing- two employees split a full-time position and five or more years
Labor force- all people aged 16 and older who are working or actively seeking employment
Lifelong learning- constantly improving education and training throughout life
Nontraditional careers- careers with one gender of 25% or fewer workers
Offshoring- relocating a business from one country to another
Outsourcing- a company hires workers outside the company
Reasonable accommodations -changes needed to the job or the work environment to provide assistance to do the job properly
STEM- courses related to science, technology, engineering, or math careers
Telecommunicating- a company links its offices to employees at another location
Trends- general direction or change over a period of time
Virtual learning- a type of interview that is often conducted online via the internet
Workforce trends- changes employees make to allow them to meet their personal and professional goals and responsibilities
Workplace diversity- a workplace includes a variety of workers with different backgrounds, viewpoints,experiences, and ideas

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