Personal Finance PowerPoints - Part 10


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Personal Finance PowerPoints - Part 10

  1. 1. Personal Finance Section Getting a Job
  2. 2. Personal Finance Section <ul><li>Finding work can seem like a full-time job in itself. </li></ul><ul><li>But the harder you search, the better the job you will get. </li></ul><ul><li>Nobody likes to look for a job </li></ul><ul><li>It is tedious and time consuming. </li></ul><ul><li>You will have to steel yourself for rejections and forge ahead. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember – All you need is for one employer to say “Your Hired!” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Personal Finance Section <ul><li>The Resume: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One of the most important tools in your job hunt is your resume – a document that summarizes your employment experience, education, and other information a potential employer wants to know about you. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employers review resumes as the first step to filling a vacant job opening. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IF your resume is an eye-catching document that will help get you past the first step. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Personal Finance Section <ul><li>The Cover Letter: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When you send a resume, accompany it with a cover letter addressed to a particular individual, ideally the manager. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mention your interest working for that company. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mention where you learned about the job opening. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This is a chance to highlight details of your resume. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Personal Finance Section <ul><li>Identifying Job Openings: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The more information you have, the better your job hunt. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You need to learn not only about the field you’re interested in, but about the companies you’re seeking a position with. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use as much information as you can. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Personal Finance Section <ul><li>Networking: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s not “what you know, but who you know”. This has a lot of truth to it. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Friends and family can put in contact with the right people to get a good job. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Help Wanted Ads: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Newspapers help wanted sections carry many advertisements for jobs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many people use the newspaper to help find a job. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Personal Finance Section <ul><li>The Internet: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web sites have become very popular in helping find a job. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>America’s Job Bank is a web site that is run the federal and state governments to give help to those looking for a job. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Employment Services: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public employment services can match your qualifications to available jobs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This service is usually free. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community job centers are also helpful. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Private job services are also available for a fee. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>i.e. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Personal Finance Section <ul><li>Interviewing: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An interview is when the employer brings in prospective employees and talks with them about the job and gets to know the person. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Best way to prepare for an interview is… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1. Have as much information about the company </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2. Know the salary range for the job. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3. Be ready to answer questions about your qualifications and experience. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>4. Be ready to ask good questions about the company or the position. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>5. Practice with a friend or family member before an interview to help get you ready. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Personal Finance Section <ul><li>Review: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. To an employer, what qualities might distinguish a good resume from a bad one? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. What are ways to prepare for an interview with a potential employer? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. What are types of services that can be used to find a job? </li></ul></ul>