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Unit 4 Presentation

  1. 1. BTEC WorkSkills Level 2 Unit 4 Searching for a Job BTEC Level 2 WorkSkills © Pearson Education Ltd 2011. Copyright permitted for purchasing institution only. This material is not copyright free. Unit 4 Searching for a Job
  2. 2. What will you do? <ul><li>Investigate job sources </li></ul><ul><li>Decide on the best place to look for a job of your choice </li></ul><ul><li>Check your skills and interests to see if they are suited to a particular job </li></ul><ul><li>Search for a specific job </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate with potential employers </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why are you doing this? <ul><li>To give yourself the best chance of getting a job of your choice </li></ul><ul><li>To help towards your BTEC qualification in WorkSkills </li></ul><ul><li>To get a competitive advantage over other people </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is a competitive advantage? <ul><li>It’s the thing that sets you apart from other people </li></ul><ul><li>It’s the reason one person gets a job rather than the other person </li></ul><ul><li>It doesn’t just happen </li></ul>
  5. 5. Where to look for a job <ul><li>There are many, many places including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jobcentre Plus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recruitment agencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In-store adverts </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Where is the best place to look? <ul><li>A lot depends on your: </li></ul><ul><li>Skills what you are good at </li></ul><ul><li>Hobbies and what you do in your spare time interests </li></ul><ul><li>Achievements what qualifications and experience you have </li></ul><ul><li>Ambitions what you want to do with your life </li></ul>
  7. 7. Then you need to … <ul><li>Decide on two jobs that really appeal to you </li></ul><ul><li>Decide where to get some information about them </li></ul><ul><li>Get that information </li></ul>
  8. 8. How will you get the information? <ul><li>There are a variety of methods such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Telephone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Letter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Each involves communicating with the employer so you must keep a record of what you do </li></ul>