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H.E.A.L.T.H for Youths presentation by Arnold Adams of Project Ready. The topic of this presentation was Job Readiness. This presentation occurred at 4:30PM on July 26, 2012/

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    1. 1. How to Prepare
    2. 2. Interests/Career GoalsHow to search for EmploymentCover Letter/Resume OverviewInterviewing Process
    3. 3.  Identify your short term and long term goals What do you see in your future? What challenges do you foresee? If unsure about your career goal, ask yourself: What are my interests?
    4. 4. Interests Description Rank You like meeting people, talking, discussingBusiness and leading others. You like to work and move about outside.Outdoor You may enjoy physical exercise and care about animals and the environment You like expressing yourself freely andCreative dealing with ideas. You like to design and create things. You like working indoors on structured tasksOffice that involve organizing and being accurate. You like to discover ideas, observe,Scientific investigate and experiment. You are methodical and like to understand why things happen You like to work with people or are concernedPeople Contact about their welfare. You like to work mainly with tools andPractical equipment, making and fixing things, as well as operating machines
    5. 5.      statejobsny.comSome of these websites may seem confusing but just takethe time to look at all the options they have. They can behelpful when looking for a job.
    6. 6.  Networking Internships VolunteerWork Social Media
    7. 7.  Why is a cover letter important? How a cover letter should look? Importance of the resume
    8. 8.  1. Start with a Qualifications Summary Sue Campbell, a professional resume writer and president of, says that a summary of your top qualifications is often more effective than an objective statement. This is particularly true if your career goal is undefined. 2. Give Education Top Billing Typically, education is at the bottom of a resume, but students are often better served by moving their education toward the top. 3. Describe Unrelated Jobs the Right Way Many students have part-time, seasonal or temporary work experience that is unrelated to future career goals. You dont want to pack your document with irrelevant details, says Feldberg. On the other hand, prospective employers value candidates who demonstrate dependability and a strong work ethic, even if the experience is in a different industry. 4. Think Like an Employer -- and Like a Job Seeker If youre applying to jobs or internships, "look at your experience through two pairs of eyes: the potential employers and your own," says Campbell. Study job ads or internship announcements that interest you. "For example, if an ad states that communication skills are important, think about times when your communication skills came into play," Campbell says. "If you worked in any customer service-related position, you definitely used communication skills." You can emphasize these skills on your resume. "Next, look at your experience through your own eyes," says Campbell. "What work did you enjoy? While these skills and experiences may not be directly relevant to the positions youre targeting, theyre good indicators of areas where youre likely to excel in the future." 5. Pick the Right Resume Length and Format "For most college students, a one page resume is plenty," says Feldberg. But she adds that this isnt a hard-and-fast rule, particularly for students who have established a track record through internships or work experience. For these students, "a one-page resume would sell them short," she says, and its OK to go to two pages.
    9. 9.  Why are interviews important? What should you expect in an interview? How to cope with nervousness and anticipation? What should you bring? When should you show up? What should you wear? What shouldn’t you wear? How should you greet the interviewer?
    10. 10. DO’S DON’TS Sit up straight, and lean slightly forward in your chair.  Rub the back of your head or neck. Even if you Show your enthusiasm by keeping an interested expression. really do just have a cramp in your neck, these Nod and make positive gestures gestures make you look disinterested. Establish a comfortable amount of personal space between you  Rub or touch your nose. This suggests that youre and the interviewer. Invading personal space (anything more than 20 inches) could make the interviewer feel uncomfortable not being completely honest, and its gross. and take the focus away from your conversation.  Sit with your armed folded across your chest. Youll Limit your application of colognes and perfumes. Invading appear unfriendly and disengaged. aromas can arouse allergies. Being the candidate that gave the interviewer a headache isnt going to do anything in your favor.  Cross your legs and idly shake one over the other. If you have more than one person interviewing you at Its distracting and shows how uncomfortable you once, make sure you briefly address both people with your are. gaze (without looking like a tennis spectator) and return your attention to the person who has asked you a question.  Lean your body towards the door. Youll appear ready to make a mad dash for the door. Stand up and smile even if you are on a phone interview. Standing increases your level of alertness and allows you to  Slouch back in your seat. This will make you appear become more engaged in the conversation. disinterested and unprepared.  Stare back blankly. This is a look people naturally adapt when they are trying to distance themselves.