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Getting a Job in Your Career Field


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Getting a Job in Your Career Field

  1. 1. Presents:<br />Getting a Job in Your Degree Field<br />
  2. 2. Lesson Objectives<br />By the completion of this lesson participants will increase their knowledge in the following areas:<br />
  3. 3. First Steps<br />
  4. 4. Career Interest Testing Websites<br /> - America’s CareerInfoNet <br /> - Campbell Interest & Skill Survey (CISS) <br /> - Career Interest Testing <br /> – CareerPerfect <br /> – JobStar Central <br /> - Myers-Briggs Type Indicator <br /> – O*Net OnLine <br /> - Self Directed Search (SDS) <br /> - SIGI Plus <br /> - Strong Interest Inventory <br />
  5. 5. Salary Websites<br /> U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics<br /> - Wage<br /><br /> Career Journal, The Wall Street Journal<br /> - The Riley Guide<br />, The Salary Calculator<br />
  6. 6. Developing Your Resume<br />
  7. 7. Do youhave a Resume?<br />
  8. 8. Resume StylesYOUR PERSONAL MARKETING TOOL<br /><ul><li>Purpose: To get an interview and to get your foot in the door!
  9. 9. Chronological
  10. 10. Lists most recent positions </li></ul>(First in reverse chronological order)<br /><ul><li>Most Common
  11. 11. Best for those with steady employment history
  12. 12. Functional
  13. 13. Focuses on education, skills and abilities.
  14. 14. Used for candidates entering the workforce with limited or extensive experience, with employment gaps, military personnel, or career changers. De-emphasizes employment dates.
  15. 15. Combination
  16. 16. Mix of chronological and functional</li></li></ul><li>Resume Tips<br />Information should be clear and concise.<br />Length<br />one page for up to ten years of experience or two pages for more than ten years of experience.<br /> Choose a plain font style that is easy to read, size should be 11-14.<br />List pertinent classes related to the position you are seeking.<br /> If you have not graduated, indicate the following<br /> “Currently pursuing a degree in . . . with an expected graduation date of . . .<br />Be sure to list your employment history in reverse chronological order (most recent first). <br />List the name of your previous employer, along with the city and state, the dates you were employed there, your job title, along with a brief description of your duties and responsibilities. <br /> List any computer skills that you have including; MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, Internet, etc. <br /> Proof your resume carefully for grammatical and spelling errors, and ask someone else to proof for you<br />Your Personal Marketing Tool !<br />
  17. 17. SAMPLE RESUME<br />
  18. 18. Questions?<br />
  19. 19. Interview Skills<br />
  20. 20. How do interviews make youfeel?<br />
  21. 21. Interviewing Techniques <br />Be Prepared<br />Dress for Success<br />Arrival Time (10-15 min early)<br />Bring the following<br />2 copies of resume, 2 copies of references<br />Pen, note pad<br />Introduce Yourself<br />Verbal Communication<br />Non Verbal Communication<br />Thank You Letter<br />Follow Up Call<br />First Impressions Count!<br />
  22. 22. Sample Interview Questions<br />Be Prepared !<br />Why are you interested in working for this company? How do you think you will fit into this operation?<br />What are your strengths? Or, if you were hired, what ideas/talents could you<br /> contribute to the position or our company?<br />Give an example of how you solved a problem in the past.<br />What do you consider the most important idea you contributed or your most noteworthy accomplishment in your last job?<br />Give an example of a time you showed leadership and initiative.<br />Give an example of a time you were able to contribute to a team project.<br />What is your major weakness?<br />In a job, what interests you the most/least?<br />Tell me about your education.<br />What are your long-term goals?<br />Why did you leave your last employer?<br />
  23. 23. The Perfect Interview®<br />Innovative program that allows you to practice and refine your interviewing techniques online<br />Perfect Interview generates 1500 questions, tailored to your experience level, with coaching tips, if needed<br />Questions appear in full motion video and sound<br />Answers are given on-the-spot like in a real interview<br />You can practice as often as you want, anytime you want (24 X 7)!<br />Software is compatible with Windows 98/2000/XP operating systems.<br />If you have a webcam, you can attach it for viewing your responses after the interview, but the software can also be used without webcam. <br />To begin using Perfect Interview, Click on the Website below:<br />  <br />
  24. 24. Questions?<br />
  25. 25. Job Search<br /> Resources<br />
  26. 26. What job search engines have you used?<br />
  27. 27. NACElink® <br /><ul><li>This web-based, job-posting and college recruiting system, </li></ul> assists employers in recruiting college students and graduates for employment.<br /><ul><li>NACElink allows you to search thousands of job openings!
  28. 28. Students can apply for jobs directly through the system and send a cover letter, resume, and other documents that are stored in the NACElink system.
  29. 29.  NACElink is currently being used by approximately 900 colleges and universities.
  30. 30. Here’s how you can get started and access NACElink:
  31. 31.
  32. 32.  Then click on “Register”. Use your owne-mail address that you would normally use to correspond with Everest University Online. Good luck! </li></li></ul><li>Search Engines<br /><br /><br />
  33. 33. Live Demonstration:<br />
  34. 34. Resources for Recent Graduates <br />Black Collegian Online;<br />;<br />College Job Bank*;<br />;<br />;<br />*;<br />;<br />*;<br />Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Info. Tech.*;<br />;<br />Job Web;<br />Jobgusher;<br />;<br />MonsterTrak;<br />Recent Graduate*;<br />*;<br />theentryleveljobs*;<br />Entry Level Jobsite*;<br />Graduate Center*;<br />AfterCollege;<br />
  35. 35. EUOL Career Services<br /><ul><li>CAREER PLANNING ASSISTANCE 
  41. 41. SIMPLY HIRED –
  43. 43. OPTIMAL RESUME</li></li></ul><li>Questions?<br />
  44. 44. For Follow up questions, please contact:<br /><br />How can I help?<br />References<br />U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook;<br />
  45. 45. Thank You and<br />Good Luck with Your<br />Job Search!<br />