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EMPLOYMENT UNIT Online Experience B
The Employment Process <ul><li>Step 1 </li></ul><ul><li>FINDING A CAREER THAT FITS YOUR INTERESTS </li></ul>
Career Pathways <ul><li>http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,1607,7-140-6530_2629_2722-28148--,00.html </li></ul>
Your Work Ethic <ul><li>How you act on the job—attitude, responsibilities, values, behavior, respect, communication, etc. ...
Careers by Choice, Not by Chance! <ul><li>Chose an occupation/career that you will enjoy </li></ul><ul><li>MATCHMAKER </li...
Results <ul><li>When you get your results from the matchmaker: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose 3 that you would be interested...
STEP 2 <ul><li>EDUCATION PLAN </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What education is required for your career? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul...
MUST HAVE MARKETABLE SKILLS <ul><li>If you are not planning on college, you need to be in vocational area of high school o...
Required Education <ul><li>For the career that you chose, find the education required. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose 1 or 2 col...
List the following for your Education Plan <ul><li>College you chose </li></ul><ul><li>Name of program for career </li></u...
STEP 3 <ul><li>NETWORKING </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Finding Jobs!! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resumes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
Where to Look for Jobs: <ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Online </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Company websites </li></ul></ul>...
RESUME <ul><li>document summarizing qualifications and experiences for education, employment, and other skills </li></ul><...
Key Points of a Resume <ul><li>Must be error free and well organized, so that employers can easily spot what they’re looki...
Key Points cont. <ul><li>3. Use variety of Effects to separate, but be consistent. </li></ul><ul><li>4. List education and...
Key points cont. <ul><li>5. DO NOT use complete sentences; should be an outline not a story. </li></ul><ul><li>6. 1-2 page...
RESUME FORMAT Recommended Sections : <ul><li>HEADING—name, address, contact information (including email). </li></ul><ul><...
Format cont. <ul><li>Employment History—including dates (month/year), job title, and duties </li></ul><ul><li>Activities, ...
Resume Practice <ul><li>For the practice resume, we are going to create the resume from scratch. </li></ul><ul><li>Put you...
Your Skills <ul><li>On a word document </li></ul><ul><li>List 200 things you can do….. </li></ul><ul><li>Can be anything t...
Professional Dress Day!! <ul><li>Wednesday January 14, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Come dressed professionally to  my class , a...
Create Your Own Resume <ul><li>Must have a rough draft first </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OBJECTIVE: To Obtain a job with your co...
Create a Futuristic Resume <ul><li>For the career you chose in Step 1, you will create a resume for 10 years from now. </l...
COVER LETTERS <ul><li>Sometimes called a Letter of Application </li></ul><ul><li>Accompanies a resume when seeking a job i...
Key Points  <ul><li>Cover letters are printed on the same quality paper as the resume. </li></ul><ul><li>Must be proofread...
FORMAT for Cover Letter <ul><li>Block Style </li></ul><ul><li>Paragraph 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tell why you are writing; ...
Format cont. <ul><li>Paragraph 3 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Experience—internships, past employments, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Cover Letter Assignment <ul><li>Create a database for 5 companies that you would want to send your resume to. </li></ul><u...
Interview Dress <ul><li>Research on-line what you should wear for an interview </li></ul><ul><li>Go Shopping and choose yo...
INTERVIEWING <ul><li>Structured </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Same questions asked in the same order to each person interviewed </...
Key Points <ul><li>Preparation for an interview is the key to a successful interview. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The more prepa...
Key points cont. <ul><li>Prepare success stories </li></ul><ul><ul><li>List of skills and knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
Key points cont. <ul><li>Dress Professionally </li></ul><ul><li>Arrive 10 minutes early </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction is ...
FOLLOW-UP & THANK YOU LETTER <ul><li>Send within 24 hours </li></ul><ul><li>If interviewed by more than 1 person, send a l...
Interview Assignment <ul><li>Create a list of 10 interview questions and answers in word. </li></ul><ul><li>Bold your ques...
PRINT OUTS Include a Cover Page (with graphic) with Assignments in the following order: <ul><li>Employment Notes </li></ul...
Printouts cont. <ul><ul><li>8.Cover Letters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Database </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sh...
Extra Credit Possible <ul><li>Professional Dress Day—10 points </li></ul><ul><li>Table of Contents for Project—10 points <...
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  1. 1. EMPLOYMENT UNIT Online Experience B
  2. 2. The Employment Process <ul><li>Step 1 </li></ul><ul><li>FINDING A CAREER THAT FITS YOUR INTERESTS </li></ul>
  3. 3. Career Pathways <ul><li>http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,1607,7-140-6530_2629_2722-28148--,00.html </li></ul>
  4. 4. Your Work Ethic <ul><li>How you act on the job—attitude, responsibilities, values, behavior, respect, communication, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>3 MAIN CATEGORIES: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interpersonal Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Initiative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dependability </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Careers by Choice, Not by Chance! <ul><li>Chose an occupation/career that you will enjoy </li></ul><ul><li>MATCHMAKER </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.careercruising.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Username: bshs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Password: monroe </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Results <ul><li>When you get your results from the matchmaker: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose 3 that you would be interested in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>List attributes/characteristics of each career </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Skills you need </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Demands for employment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Salary </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Narrow selection down to 1 and state why you chose this career. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. STEP 2 <ul><li>EDUCATION PLAN </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What education is required for your career? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>High school </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2-year college </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>4-year college </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced Degrees </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Apprenticeship </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>On-the-job Training </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. MUST HAVE MARKETABLE SKILLS <ul><li>If you are not planning on college, you need to be in vocational area of high school or obtain skill training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Construction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electrician </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nurse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>X-ray Technician </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Required Education <ul><li>For the career that you chose, find the education required. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose 1 or 2 colleges that you are interested in—make sure they offer the education for the program </li></ul><ul><li>What classes should you be taking in high school to prepare </li></ul>
  10. 10. List the following for your Education Plan <ul><li>College you chose </li></ul><ul><li>Name of program for career </li></ul><ul><li>List high school classes you feel you need to take </li></ul><ul><li>Tuition cost </li></ul><ul><li>Room and Board Cost </li></ul>
  11. 11. STEP 3 <ul><li>NETWORKING </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Finding Jobs!! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resumes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cover Letter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thank-you letter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MAKING YOURSELF EMPLOYABLE AND KNOWN!!! </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Where to Look for Jobs: <ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Online </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Company websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classified </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Going directly to the company </li></ul>
  13. 13. RESUME <ul><li>document summarizing qualifications and experiences for education, employment, and other skills </li></ul><ul><li>AKA—a snapshot of you!! </li></ul>
  14. 14. Key Points of a Resume <ul><li>Must be error free and well organized, so that employers can easily spot what they’re looking for. (75% of employers will remove an applicant for a typo and/or grammatical error on a resume) </li></ul><ul><li>Most readable font is 12-point for the body; never use smaller than 10; use larger font for your name </li></ul>
  15. 15. Key Points cont. <ul><li>3. Use variety of Effects to separate, but be consistent. </li></ul><ul><li>4. List education and work experience in reverse chronological order (most recent first) </li></ul>
  16. 16. Key points cont. <ul><li>5. DO NOT use complete sentences; should be an outline not a story. </li></ul><ul><li>6. 1-2 pages </li></ul><ul><li>7. Use High Quality paper (resume paper) </li></ul>
  17. 17. RESUME FORMAT Recommended Sections : <ul><li>HEADING—name, address, contact information (including email). </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Background—school name, city/state, degree, major/minor, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>GPA RULE—if 3.0 or higher then list it </li></ul><ul><li>Special Skills, Certifications, or Qualifications—computer skills, software apps, related courses or training. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Format cont. <ul><li>Employment History—including dates (month/year), job title, and duties </li></ul><ul><li>Activities, honor/awards, or professional memberships </li></ul><ul><li>Separate reference page to give interviewer during interview. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Resume Practice <ul><li>For the practice resume, we are going to create the resume from scratch. </li></ul><ul><li>Put your name and contact information at the top and copy the rest of the information for the content. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Your Skills <ul><li>On a word document </li></ul><ul><li>List 200 things you can do….. </li></ul><ul><li>Can be anything that you are capable of doing </li></ul><ul><li>From that list, think of information that you would put under each heading of your resume. </li></ul><ul><li>Also list 3 people you would use as references </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers, counselors, Adults </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cannot be friends or parents/Grandparents </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Professional Dress Day!! <ul><li>Wednesday January 14, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Come dressed professionally to my class , and you will receive Extra Credit!! </li></ul><ul><li>10 E.C. points added to your Employment Project. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Create Your Own Resume <ul><li>Must have a rough draft first </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OBJECTIVE: To Obtain a job with your company </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Get approved/changes by Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Create Final Draft </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Must include References (3-5) </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Create a Futuristic Resume <ul><li>For the career you chose in Step 1, you will create a resume for 10 years from now. </li></ul><ul><li>What will your educational/work background look like to be successful in that career? </li></ul><ul><li>Include Internships/Co-op Jobs in college, etc. </li></ul>
  24. 24. COVER LETTERS <ul><li>Sometimes called a Letter of Application </li></ul><ul><li>Accompanies a resume when seeking a job interview </li></ul>
  25. 25. Key Points <ul><li>Cover letters are printed on the same quality paper as the resume. </li></ul><ul><li>Must be proofread carefully to be 100% error-free </li></ul><ul><li>Include your return address in a traditional style or use a personal letter head </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it brief </li></ul>
  26. 26. FORMAT for Cover Letter <ul><li>Block Style </li></ul><ul><li>Paragraph 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tell why you are writing; refer to the specific position and tell how you heard of the opening </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Paragraph 2 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Education and Qualification for the Position </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Format cont. <ul><li>Paragraph 3 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Experience—internships, past employments, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Paragraph 4 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why Should I hire you? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Paragraph 5 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask for an interview, remind them about your enclosed resume. </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Cover Letter Assignment <ul><li>Create a database for 5 companies that you would want to send your resume to. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Find names and contact information online. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create a cover letter and mail-merge it with your database. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Interview Dress <ul><li>Research on-line what you should wear for an interview </li></ul><ul><li>Go Shopping and choose your interview outfit (suit, shoes, socks, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>In excel, create your shopping list with costs and a total for the outfit. </li></ul><ul><li>Include pictures on the spreadsheet </li></ul>
  30. 30. INTERVIEWING <ul><li>Structured </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Same questions asked in the same order to each person interviewed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Unstructured </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Informal and questions can vary from one applicant to another </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. Key Points <ul><li>Preparation for an interview is the key to a successful interview. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The more prepared you are the more confident you will be during the interview </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Prepare by researching the company </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn their history, visit their website, strengths, products, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  32. 32. Key points cont. <ul><li>Prepare success stories </li></ul><ul><ul><li>List of skills and knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Things that set you apart from others </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Practice your answers to “common interview questions” </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare your own questions to ask the interviewer </li></ul>
  33. 33. Key points cont. <ul><li>Dress Professionally </li></ul><ul><li>Arrive 10 minutes early </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction is VERY Important </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People form opinions of others within 30-60 seconds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Firm handshake </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eye contact </li></ul></ul>
  34. 34. FOLLOW-UP & THANK YOU LETTER <ul><li>Send within 24 hours </li></ul><ul><li>If interviewed by more than 1 person, send a letter to each interviewer </li></ul><ul><li>Very Brief!! </li></ul>
  35. 35. Interview Assignment <ul><li>Create a list of 10 interview questions and answers in word. </li></ul><ul><li>Bold your questions </li></ul><ul><li>Answer as if you were in an interview </li></ul><ul><li>Write a Thank-you letter for your interview to one of the companies on your cover letter database. </li></ul>
  36. 36. PRINT OUTS Include a Cover Page (with graphic) with Assignments in the following order: <ul><li>Employment Notes </li></ul><ul><li>Work Ethics Assignment </li></ul><ul><li>Matchmaker results/research of jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Education Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Finding Jobs Assignment </li></ul><ul><li>List of 200 skills (fit to 1 page—if possible) </li></ul><ul><li>Resumes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rough Draft w/corrections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Resume (Final Draft)—with Reference Page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Futuristic Resume (Final Draft) </li></ul></ul>
  37. 37. Printouts cont. <ul><ul><li>8.Cover Letters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Database </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shell Letter with field codes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>5 merged letters </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9. Interview Dress Spreadsheet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10. Interview Questions and answers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>11.. Thank-you letter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>150 POINTS POSSIBLE (Project Points) </li></ul>
  38. 38. Extra Credit Possible <ul><li>Professional Dress Day—10 points </li></ul><ul><li>Table of Contents for Project—10 points </li></ul>
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