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  • 1. Teen Job Search Seminar
  • 2. Employment Growth Will Generate New Jobs Landscaping Lifeguards Retail Sales Grocery Store Clerks Ticket Sales Servers, Hostess
  • 3. Occupations on the Fast Track Physical Therapists Custom Tailors Home Health Aides Psychologists Paralegals Medical Secretaries Radiologic Technicians Property & Real Estate Managers System Analysts / Computer Scientists Medical Assistants Travel Agents Human Services Workers Farm Managers Correction Officers
  • 4.  
  • 5. Resources Web and Other
      • Local Classified Ads
      • Job boards at school, malls, housing offices, etc.
      • Job Search Centers
  • 6. Resumes & Apps
  • 7. Tips for Completing the Application
    • Follow instructions
    • Be neat
    • Avoid negatives
    • Emphasize skills and accomplishments
    • Fill in every blank
    • Use an erasable black pen
  • 8. What is a Resume?
    • It’s a marketing brochure about YOU!
      • What you are seeking
      • What you can do for the company
      • Your knowledge, skills and talents
      • Results and accomplishments
      • Positions held when and where
      • Background and training
  • 9. A Resume for Teens?
    • Even though a resume isn't required for a lot of teen jobs, a resume can bolster your chances of getting hired. Plus, you have more information to put on your resume than you might think. Even if you don't have formal work experience, you can include other types of work like baby sitting or lawn mowing and volunteer experiences
  • 10. Resume Writing Tips
    • Write it yourself
    • Make it error free
    • Make it look good
    • Be brief and be relevant
    • Be honest
    • Be positive
    • Be specific
    • Use action words and short sentences
    • Avoid anything negative
    • Edit and edit again
  • 11. Resume Layout Tips
    • Personal Information
      • Put name, address ,phone and email address at top
      • Name should be in capital letters, in bold and the largest font on the page
      • If there is a page 2, put name, phone number and the words “Page 2” at the top of second page.
      • Personal info can be centered or placed at left or right margin
  • 12. Resume Layout Tips
    • Headings
      • Should be capitalized and in bold
      • Partial list of headings:
      • School
      • Work / volunteer history
      • Positive personal characteristics
      • Skills and experience
      • Coursework
      • Other Accomplishments (awards, sports, activities, honors)
  • 13. Resume Dates
    • Employment
      • You may use months and years or simply the years.
      • If you have not worked then use volunteer or other service related jobs you have had.
      • Be creative if you have to- lawn mowing and babysitting counts!
  • 14. Resume Dates
    • Education
      • Do not include year unless it has been within the last three years
      • Put any honors or special programs you are currently in or have graduated from in this section.
  • 15. Resume Paper
    • Use good quality paper (24 Bond from Staples/Walmart)
    • Use neutral colors (white, off-white, ivory, ecru, light gray)
    • Xerox resume to check quality
  • 16. Resume References
    • Do not list references on resume.
    • If requested, submit them on a separate sheet of paper. Use same paper used for resume.
  • 17. More Resume Tips
    • Stress teamwork in achieving goals
    • Give examples of leadership (church, school, neighborhood)
    • Discuss upward track record and any high performance rating
    • Show how and whom you trained
  • 18. Teen Job Search Seminar
  • 19. Before the Interview - Review
    • Who was that I talked to?
    • Do I have everything he told me to bring?
    • What was the address?
    • Do I have enough time to get there?
  • 20. Know your strengths and use them in interviews!
    • Not afraid to work with a team of peers
    • Very good at organizing, working with money, planning events, whatever it is that you do better than someone else.
    • Socially outspoken- able to look people in the eye.
    • Able to handle working under someone else (authority).
  • 21. Know your faults and learn how to improve them
    • I am so shy that I can’t speak up around others. Practice interviews with family and friends. You don’t have to be loud- only able to be heard and try to be clear.
    • You are always late! Get another alarm clock or get a family member to wake you up before work. Leave extra early for your interview (and the job if you get it).
  • 22. Know your faults and learn how to improve them
    • I hate taking orders and being the peon. Unfortunately you are probably the entry level worker and you will have to adjust your mindset because there really are no jobs that do not have an authority figure. It will not ALWAYS be this way.
    • I hate working with other people because I don’t like people. I am anti-social. This is something your going to have to deal with internally because likely all teen jobs require working with people, both co-workers and the public. Do not judge people or make expectations of them. Just do your job and allow them to do theirs.
  • 23. How to make a negative a positive
    • The Joker is going to an interview. His hobbies are robbery, creating mass hysteria, and property damage. How can any of that be positive? So what skills and/or abilities does it take to be a good robber or be a good troublemaker? Planning & Organizing, Good Sense of Direction, Accounting Skills. See, he’s not all bad after all!
    • Dr. Doom is going to an interview. His hobbies are planning to take over the world and inventing doomsday devices. How can that be a positive? Well, he is a Dr. (Ph.d) so he has a lot of education. He invents things so he is good at brainstorming and he is good with tools and equipment. See, also not so bad after all.
  • 24. Skills Employers Want
    • Learning to learn
    • Reading, writing, computation
    • Listening and oral communication
    • Creative thinking / problem solving
    • Self-esteem, goal setting, personal and career development
    • Group effectiveness, interpersonal skills, negotiation, teamwork
    • Organizational effectiveness, leadership
  • 25. Interviewing Mistakes
    • Poor eye contact
    • Inappropriate dress/grooming
    • Use of slang or improper grammar
    • Lack of enthusiasm
    • Poor posture
  • 26. Interviewing Mistakes
    • Talking too much or overconfident attitude
    • Smoking or chewing gum
    • Arriving late
    • Being critical of previous employers
    • Inability to ask questions about the organization
  • 27. Rejection Reasons
    • Interviewer did not think/feel you could do the job
    • Interviewer perceived that you lack a successful profile
    • Interviewer felt that your personality would not contribute
  • 28. What Do I Do Now?
    • Thank the interviewer for their consideration, Ask and assure the interviewer that you would appreciate a candid, honest appraisal. This would help you in your future job search. Let the interviewer know you understand his comments.
  • 29. What Do I Do Now?
    • Review any negative points the interviewer may have mentioned. What can be corrected?
    • Practice the statements and responses you use at an interview
    • Research, research, research
    • Ask again. Check and double check.