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Prototype and test - Assignment 3

  1. 1. Develop an app that students can use to find information on professions and applying for a job. Prototype and test Assignment 3 Kerry Maton Students who are unsure of what they want to do when they leave school need ways to Access guidance, information and support on applying for jobs, and on different work choices so they can make a good decision about the type of work they may enjoy and also be successful in obtaining a job they want because Students do not have the experience or access to support mechanisms to help them make an informed decision and action that decision.
  2. 2. Problem statement Students who are unsure of what they want to do when they leave school need ways to access guidance, information and support on applying for jobs, and on different work choices so they can make a good decision about the type of work they may enjoy and also be successful in obtaining a job they want because students do not have the experience or access to support mechanisms to help them make an informed decision and action that decision Idea Develop an app that could be downloaded to any electronic device that students, parents and teachers could use to find information on professions and applying for a job. It would include pertinent information on a large variety of professions including work duties and expectations, locations, education requirements, pay ranges, etc. Also would include support information on applying for jobs – job applications, writing a resume, what to expect at an interview and what would be required from the candidate. The information would be aimed at school leavers and would be useful and practical. Prototype I used an interactive online document with hyperlinks - please refer to Pages 3-16 Test method I asked my stakeholder (same person who was interviewed) to trial the prototype and documented their feedback – refer to page 17 PROTOTYPE AND TEST
  3. 3. Click on the app to open SCHOOL LEAVER JOB HELPER APP School Leaver Job Helper
  4. 4. Click on a selection for more information INDEX A-Z of jobs Create a resume How to look for a job How to apply for a job by phone How to apply for a job in writing Prepare for an interview
  5. 5. Click on the “Childcare worker” job for more information the job A–Z OF JOBS A-Z of jobs Accountant Actor Actuary Agricultural and food scientist Anthropologist Architect Artist Automotive mechanic Bookkeeping clerk Budget analyst Carpenter Chemist Childcare worker Civil engineer Coach Computer hardware engineer Computer support specialist Customer Service Officer Cost estimator Court reporter Homepage
  6. 6. Find information on the job Click to watch video A JOB Childcare worker Description of work duties ……………………………………………………….. Work environment ……………………………………………………….. Hours of work ……………………………………………………….. Location of jobs ……………………………………………………….. Education requirements ……………………………………………………….. Career path ……………………………………………………….. Pay ……………………………………………………….. How to become a childcare worker ……………………………………………………….. Watch “A day in the life of a childcare worker” Homepage
  7. 7. Access information on creating a CREATE RESUME Create a resume Your resume outlines information about you and your skills, knowledge, experience and interests. Things to include in your resume • Your name • Contact details – address, phone numbers, email address • Education history • Employment history • Referees contact details • Your career objective • Skills, eg. computer skills • Hobbies and interests • Special achievements Resume example TIP – Double check your resume – ask a parent or friend to check it for you Homepage
  8. 8. Access a basic resume example for a high school student RESUME EXAMPLE Resume example FirstName LastName Address Contact phone number Email address Education 
Penrith High School, Penrith, NSW
2009 – 2012 Experience Customer Service / Checkout Operator, Coles
2010 – Present Provide service to customers after school and during school holidays Achievements • School captain 2012 • Youth basketball referee of the year, Penrith Basketball Association Volunteer Experience • Basketball coach Interests / Activities • Basketball • Photography Computer Skills • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and Internet Homepage
  9. 9. Access information on where to find job vacancies HOW TO LOOK FOR A JOB How to look for a job You can find advertised job vacancies via • Newspapers • Online job boards • Company websites • Shop windows • Community notice boards Homepage
  10. 10. Access information on how to apply for a job by phone HOW TO APPLY FOR A JOB – BY PHONE How to apply for a job by phone Prepare for the phone call. Tips ….. Have your resume with you so you can answer questions about your experience & also provide referee details Speak clearly – say your name and let them know what you want ……. …..Hi, my name is …… and I would like to apply for the ….. Job that was advertised …… Be prepared for an answering machine & rehearse what message you will leave – remember to speak clearly and leave your name and contact number. Access this checklist to help you prepare. Homepage
  11. 11. Access a checklist to help you prepare for applying for a job over the phone HOW TO APPLY FOR A JOB – BY PHONE Checklist Applying for a job by phone           Homepage
  12. 12. Access information on creating a resume and see an example of a resume HOW TO APPLY FOR A JOB - IN WRITING How to apply for a job in writing You can respond to an advertised role in writing and you can also write to an employer enquiring about any jobs that are available or may become available. • Use this checklist to assist you in applying for a job in writing. • Access an example of an application letter for an advertised job. Homepage
  13. 13. Access a checklist to help you apply for a job in writing HOW TO APPLY FOR A JOB – IN WRITING Checklist Applying for a job in writing           Homepage
  14. 14. Access an example job application letter HOW TO APPLY FOR A JOB – IN WRITING Example job application letter Ms A Cannon 12 Viccan Avenue GISLING NSW 2998 Mobile: 0400 000 000 Email: Acan@xmail.com 15 June 2012 Mr M Bee HR Manager Xet Limited PO Box 55 SYDNEY NSW 2000 Dear Mr Bee I am very interested in the position of ……….. Advertised in the Gosling Press on 13 June 2012. II have a range of administrative skiils and experience to match the position advertised, including ………. I am confident that I would be able to perform all duties required in the role. Enclosed is my resume for your review. I look forward to meeting with you to discuss this position further. Yours sincerely, Homepage
  15. 15. Access information and tips on preparing for and attending an interview PREPARE FOR AN INTERVIEW Preparing for and attending job interviews Preparing for the job interview  Learn as much as you can about the company and what it does – visit it’s website for information  Prepare for interview questions – practice with someone  What to wear  Resume & documents Attending the job interview  Don’t be late  Make eye contact  Listen  Be friendly and smile  Give short answers – don’t waffle Access a list of a range of interview questions that may be asked that you can practice with. Homepage
  16. 16. Access sample interview questions PREPARE FOR AN INTERVIEW Sample interview questions  Why do you want to work here?  What are your career goals?  Why do you think you are suited to this role?  What are your strengths?  What are your weaknesses?  Can you tell my about a difficult situation you have been in and what did you do?  What are your interests outside of work? Homepage
  17. 17. TESTING AND STAKEHOLDER FEEDBACK What worked • Simple, easy format to follow • Click through links • Provides essential information about finding and applying for jobs • Good tools – resume/job application checklist & sample What could be improved • Provide links to job websites in “how to look for a job” such as Seek, myCareer, Spot jobs • More information on different interviewing models, eg. STAR model, targeted questions in a Situation, Task, Action, Result format Questions • How will students know about this app? • Will schools provide it to them? • How often will it be updated? Ideas • Have an entry level job link that brings up jobs available (from job sites) that are aimed towards school leavers • On the job list separate jobs that need an university degree / tafe certificate.
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Design Thinking Action Lab - Assignment 3 - Prototype and test

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