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Job Hunting PowerPoint

  1. 1. Job Hunting<br />Independent Living<br />
  2. 2. If you have ever applied for a job,how did you find out about the opening?<br />
  3. 3. Job Hunting Resources<br />Family & Friends<br />They know of your interests and abilities<br />They have contacts in the community<br />Networking<br />Make use of personal connections when searching for job opportunities (teachers, coaches, family friends, etc.)<br />“Help Wanted” Listings<br />Newspaper, online<br />Employers<br />Contact business employers to learn of available jobs<br />Even if there are no openings, they may contact you in the future<br />
  4. 4. Job Hunting Resources<br />Employment Agencies<br />Help people find jobs by matching applicants’ qualifications with job openings<br />Public agencies are free; Private agencies charge fees<br />Career Counselors & Advisors<br />At schools and at colleges<br />Employment Websites<br />Post your resume so employers can search for you<br />Monster.com, Hotjobs.com, CareerBuilder.com<br />
  5. 5. Is That Job Right For You?<br />Evaluate yourself.<br />Evaluate the job.<br />
  6. 6. Evaluate Yourself<br />What skills do you have to offer?<br />Are they transferable skills?<br />Are they job-specific skills?<br />
  7. 7. Evaluate Yourself<br />Transferable Skills: the skills that can be used in many different situations<br />Also known as soft skills<br />Examples:<br />Writing<br />Working well with others<br />Time management<br />Making decisions<br />Job-Specific Skills: the skills necessary to do a specific job<br />
  8. 8. Evaluate The Job<br />Required education or training<br />Do you need a college degree? Will there be on-the-job training?<br />Compensation <br />What is the wage/salary? Is there potential for raises?<br />Employer benefits<br />Fringe Benefit: Something you receive at little or no cost (paid vacation, sick leave, child care, health insurance, etc.)<br />
  9. 9. Evaluate The Job<br />Nature of the work<br />What is your job description? What will you be doing?<br />Working conditions<br />The work environment. <br />Inside or outside? Independently or with others?<br />Location (commute)? Work schedule? Travel requirements?<br />Job outlook<br />Are there jobs available? Are there future opportunities in this occupation?<br />
  10. 10. Why Not Try Out A Career?<br />Work with a <br />mentor<br />Job shadow<br />Internship<br />
  11. 11. Completing A Job Application<br />Read all the way through before completing<br />Write clearly and spell correctly<br />Complete all questions or label “NA” (not applicable) if the question doesn’t pertain to you<br />Give factual and positive answers to questions about education, work history, and past experience<br />Keep an updated list of previous employers, addresses, and phone numbers<br />
  12. 12. Beyond The Application<br />Create a portfolio<br />Prepare a cover letter & resume<br />

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