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Getting a Job in Your Career Field Getting a Job in Your Career Field Presentation Transcript

  • Presents:
    Getting a Job in Your Degree Field
  • Lesson Objectives
    By the completion of this lesson participants will increase their knowledge in the following areas:
  • First Steps
  • Career Interest Testing Websites
    www.acinet.org/acinet - America’s CareerInfoNet
    www.pearsonassessments.com - Campbell Interest & Skill Survey (CISS)
    www.ccourses.ca/CIT1.html - Career Interest Testing
    www.careerperfect.com – CareerPerfect
    www.jobsmart.org – JobStar Central
    www.careers-by-design.com - Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
    http://online.onetcenter.org – O*Net OnLine
    www.self-directed-search.com - Self Directed Search (SDS)
    www.ets.org/sigi/careerqz.html - SIGI Plus
    www.discoveryourpersonality.com - Strong Interest Inventory
  • Salary Websites
    http://www.bls.gov/oes/2001/oessrcma.html- U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
    http://www.wageweb.com/ - Wage Web.com
     http://www.salary.com/- Salary.com
     http://www.jobstar.org/- Career Journal, The Wall Street Journal
    http://www.rileyguide.com/salary.html - The Riley Guide
    http://www.homefair.com- Homefair.com, The Salary Calculator
  • Developing Your Resume
  • Do youhave a Resume?
  • Resume StylesYOUR PERSONAL MARKETING TOOL
    • Purpose: To get an interview and to get your foot in the door!
    • Chronological
    • Lists most recent positions
    (First in reverse chronological order)
    • Most Common
    • Best for those with steady employment history
    • Functional
    • Focuses on education, skills and abilities.
    • Used for candidates entering the workforce with limited or extensive experience, with employment gaps, military personnel, or career changers. De-emphasizes employment dates.
    • Combination
    • Mix of chronological and functional
  • Resume Tips
    Information should be clear and concise.
    Length
    one page for up to ten years of experience or two pages for more than ten years of experience.
     Choose a plain font style that is easy to read, size should be 11-14.
    List pertinent classes related to the position you are seeking.
     If you have not graduated, indicate the following
    “Currently pursuing a degree in . . . with an expected graduation date of . . .
    Be sure to list your employment history in reverse chronological order (most recent first).
    List the name of your previous employer, along with the city and state, the dates you were employed there, your job title, along with a brief description of your duties and responsibilities.
     List any computer skills that you have including; MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, Internet, etc.
     Proof your resume carefully for grammatical and spelling errors, and ask someone else to proof for you
    Your Personal Marketing Tool !
  • SAMPLE RESUME
  • Questions?
  • Interview Skills
  • How do interviews make youfeel?
  • Interviewing Techniques
    Be Prepared
    Dress for Success
    Arrival Time (10-15 min early)
    Bring the following
    2 copies of resume, 2 copies of references
    Pen, note pad
    Introduce Yourself
    Verbal Communication
    Non Verbal Communication
    Thank You Letter
    Follow Up Call
    First Impressions Count!
  • Sample Interview Questions
    Be Prepared !
    Why are you interested in working for this company? How do you think you will fit into this operation?
    What are your strengths? Or, if you were hired, what ideas/talents could you
    contribute to the position or our company?
    Give an example of how you solved a problem in the past.
    What do you consider the most important idea you contributed or your most noteworthy accomplishment in your last job?
    Give an example of a time you showed leadership and initiative.
    Give an example of a time you were able to contribute to a team project.
    What is your major weakness?
    In a job, what interests you the most/least?
    Tell me about your education.
    What are your long-term goals?
    Why did you leave your last employer?
  • The Perfect Interview®
    Innovative program that allows you to practice and refine your interviewing techniques online
    Perfect Interview generates 1500 questions, tailored to your experience level, with coaching tips, if needed
    Questions appear in full motion video and sound
    Answers are given on-the-spot like in a real interview
    You can practice as often as you want, anytime you want (24 X 7)!
    Software is compatible with Windows 98/2000/XP operating systems.
    If you have a webcam, you can attach it for viewing your responses after the interview, but the software can also be used without webcam.
    To begin using Perfect Interview, Click on the Website below:
    www.perfectinterview.com/fmu  
  • Questions?
  • Job Search
    Resources
  • What job search engines have you used?
  • NACElink® 
    • This web-based, job-posting and college recruiting system,
    assists employers in recruiting college students and graduates for employment.
    • NACElink allows you to search thousands of job openings!
    • Students can apply for jobs directly through the system and send a cover letter, resume, and other documents that are stored in the NACElink system.
    •  NACElink is currently being used by approximately 900 colleges and universities.
    • Here’s how you can get started and access NACElink:
    • https://fmu-csm.symplicity.com/students
    •  Then click on “Register”. Use your owne-mail address that you would normally use to correspond with Everest University Online. Good luck!
  • Search Engines
    www.indeed.com
    www.simplyhired.com
  • Live Demonstration:
  • Resources for Recent Graduates
    Black Collegian Online; http://www.blackcollegian.com
    CampusCareerCenter.com; http://www.campuscareercenter.com
    College Job Bank*; http://www.CollegeJobBank.com
    CollegeCentral.com; http://www.collegecentral.com
    CollegeClub.com; http://www.collegeclub.com
    CollegeGrad.com*; http://www.collegegrad.com
    CollegeJobBoard.com; http://www.CollegeJobBoard.com
    collegejobstogo.com*; http://www.collegejobstogo.com
    Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Info. Tech.*; http://www.diversitycareers.com/pro_jobs.htm
    GrooveJob.com; http://www.groovejob.com
    Job Web; http://www.jobweb.org
    Jobgusher; http://www.quintcareers.com/Quintessential_Sites/JobGusher.html
    Jobpostings.net; http://www.jobpostings.net
    MonsterTrak; http://www.campus.monster.com/
    Recent Graduate*; http://www.RecentGraduate.com
    studentcareers.net*; http://www.studentcareers.net
    theentryleveljobs*; http://www.TheEntryLevelJobs.com
    Entry Level Jobsite*; http://www.collegegrad.com
    Graduate Center*; http://www.graduatecenter.4jobs.com
    AfterCollege;http://www.aftercollege.com
  • EUOL Career Services
    • CAREER PLANNING ASSISTANCE 
    • RESUME PREPARATION ASSISTANCE
    • JOB SEARCH ASSISTANCE
    • INTERVIEWING TECHNIQUES
    • REFERENCE FORM INFORMATION
    •  JOB OPENING POSTING SERVICE – NACElink® 
    • SIMPLY HIRED – www.simplyhired.com
    • THE PERFECT INTERVIEW
    • OPTIMAL RESUME
  • Questions?
  • For Follow up questions, please contact:
    studentservicesinfo@cci.edu
    How can I help?
    References
    U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook;http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos103.htm
  • Thank You and
    Good Luck with Your
    Job Search!