Week One Rocking Resumes

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Week One in-class lesson in Moving Forward Pittsburgh's From the Inside Out training program, Rocking Resumes module.

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Week One Rocking Resumes

  1. 1. ROCKING RESUMES™ WEEK ONE/WEDNESDAY:
  2. 2. Lesson Source • (2006) Julie Griffin Levitt, Your Career, How To Make It Happen, 6E.
  3. 3. PART I: Planning Your Career CHAPTER ONE OBJECTIVES: Reach Your Full Career Potential 1. Use affirmation statements and positive self- talk to help achieve your goals. 2. Identify techniques for successfully setting and achieving your goals 3. Improve your assertive behavior and apply it to your job search.
  4. 4. USE 9 SUCCESS STRATEGIES 1. Positive thinking and behavior 2. Visualization 3. Positive self-talk 4. Affirmation statements 5. Dynamic goal setting 6. Positive action 7. Assertive behavior 8. Self-esteem builders 9. Proactive habits (page 2)
  5. 5. 4 POSITIVE THINKING HABITS 1. Deliberately motivate yourself every day. 2. Project energy and enthusiasm. 3. Practice positive expectations until it is habit. 4. Dwell on past successes. No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit Helen Keller (page 4)
  6. 6. POSITIVE VISUALIZATION 1. Relax. 2. Imagine yourself succeeding in your goal. 3. Make the picture detailed and visualize success. 4. Incorporate pictures, words, actions and senses. 5. Be able to recall the image instantly. (page 4)
  7. 7. Stop SHOULDING Yourself! Stop negative self-talk Negative Positive I’ll try I will I should I will I must I will (adapted from p. 5) Practice positive self-talk. Congratulate yourself. I did a good job I CAN do this.
  8. 8. Assertive Behavior is Critical in Your Job Search 1. Employers hire people who behave confidently and are able to convey their job qualifications comfortably and clearly. 2. How assertive are you? 3. Being assertive requires a healthy self- esteem.
  9. 9. Wednesday - Homework THREE THINGS FOR NEXT MONDAY . . . Page 9 Use one of the techniques for developing assertiveness, write down what you did and share the results with the class. Page 10 Enhancing your self-esteem. Make the two lists as instructed and the Action Plan. Share with the group or your counselor if you are comfortable. Page 12 Use one of the PROACTIVE behaviors, write down what you did and share the results with the class.
  10. 10. Professional E-mail Homework 1. Create on Yahoo, Gmail or AOL a professional email address for yourself that you will use only for job searching and career building. 2. First_Last_0628 (where the numbers are day and month – NOT YEAR – of your birthday) 3. Send an email to me: bshafran@mvfwd.org with your name in the subject line.

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