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Jobsearch Learner's Record

  1. 1. This Guidance Learner’s Record © fourth edition was written by Brian Comerford of Classroom Guidance 2015. It is based on the Guidance Module written by the NCCA (National Council for Curriculum & Assessment). Editor: Jennifer Rope www.classroomguidance.ie
  2. 2. Table of Contents UNIT 1: THE STUDENT & THE WORLD OF WORK PAGE 1.1 Your Aims 1 1.2 Career Category Checklist 2 1.3 Different Ways Of Working 8 1.4 Local Jobs 9 1.5 Jobs Elsewhere 10 1.6 Volunteer Work 11 1.7 What Do You Get From Working? 12 1.8 Employer Skills / Qualities - Top Ten 13 1.9 Reflection 14 UNIT 2: THE STUDENT & ONE PARTICULAR FIELD OF WORK 2.1 Multiple Intelligences 15 2.2 Compare Tests 23 2.3 Skills Checklist 24 2.4 Your Ideal Job 27 2.5 Career Investigation – Plan A 28 2.6 Reflection 29
  3. 3. UNIT 3: INFORMATION BUILDING PAGE 3.1. Career Expo - Questions 30 3.2 Career Expo - Evaluation 31 3.3 Career Investigation - Plan B 31 3.4 Career Plans A & B 32 3.5 Learning Styles 33 3.6 Reflection 40 UNIT 4: CAREER ACTION PLAN 4.1 Careers To Suit Your Own Skills, Intelligences & Interests 41 4.2 Five Year Career Action Plan 42 4.3 Vocational Preparation & Guidance Reflection 43 4.4 Application Forms 44 4.5 F.E. College Application Form - Sample 45 4.6 Cover Letter Advice 47 4.7 C.V. Writing Advice 47 4.8 Interview Advice 47 4.9 Tailor Made C.V. & Cover Letter 47 4.10 Cover Letter - Template 48 4.11 C.V. - Template 49 4.12 Transitions 51 4.13 Reflection 52 4.14 Key Assignments Checklist 53
  4. 4. 1 UNIT 1: SOURCING INFORMATION 1.1 Main Sources Of Jobs In The Local Area 1. _____________________________________________________ 2. _____________________________________________________ 3. _____________________________________________________ 4. _____________________________________________________ 5. _____________________________________________________ 6. _____________________________________________________ 7. _____________________________________________________ 8. _____________________________________________________
  5. 5. 2 1.2 Where Are The Job Vacancies Advertised? 1. _____________________________________________________ 2. _____________________________________________________ 3. _____________________________________________________ 4. _____________________________________________________ 5. _____________________________________________________ 6. _____________________________________________________ 7. _____________________________________________________ 8. _____________________________________________________ 9. _____________________________________________________
  6. 6. 3 1.3 If You Were Looking For Employment Where would you advertise yourself? _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ If you needed to employ someone what method would you use? _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________
  7. 7. 4 1.4 Networking List the five main reasons for networking: 1. _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ 2. _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ 3. _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ 4. _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ 5. _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________
  8. 8. 5 1.5 Questions To Ask A SOLAS Visitor 1. Who will be asked? _______________________________________ _________________________________________________________ 2. Who will contact him / her? _________________________________ _________________________________________________________ 3. When will the talk happen (Date / Time)? ______________________ _________________________________________________________ My question is: _____________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Answer: __________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Notes For Other Interesting Answers _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________
  9. 9. 6 1.6 Government Agency Website - Sample Job Advertisements Gym Instructor Job Reference GI559967 Description: Gym Instructor required for Gym in Sandyford area. The right candidate will work well as part of a team. This is a hands-on role to deliver the fitness and weight loss service that we offer. You will be encouraging members to join and motivating current members. This position requires a high degree of one-to-one coaching. You will receive training on our metabolism rebalancing programmes. The person needs to have a recognised qualification in fitness, sport or leisure and have relevant experience in delivering health and fitness programmes. More importantly you need energy, a positive personality and a level of controlled enthusiasm that will encourage our members to make the most of our centre. No. of Jobs 1 Contract Type Temporary / Part Time Days Per Week 5-6 Hours Per Week 20-25 Daily Hours 6 Start Date Immediate Requirements Experience Required 2 years Salary €10 p/h Location Sandyford Display until 27/01/2013 Other Information, Interview Arrangements or Contact Person for this vacancy Please note: Contact arrangements must be followed exactly as stated by the employer as they are the preferred means of contact for this job. Applications to Joe Higgans. Email: joehiggans@hypogym.ie Employer Hypo Gym Tel: 01 299355 28 Sandyford Avenue Fax: 01 665 988 Sandyford, D18 Email: joehiggans@hypogym.ie
  10. 10. 7 Beautician – Flexi-Time Job Reference JB543200 Description Duties to include facials, waxing tanning, make-up, manicures, pedicures, etc. Experience of gel nails an advantage but not compulsory. Successful candidate must have at least 1 year’s experience. This position is for weekdays, evenings, weekends and holiday cover. No of Jobs 1 Contract Type Permanent/Part- Time Days Per Week Flexi Hours Per Week 15 Daily Hours Flexi Start Date Immediate Requirements Experience required Experience 1 year Salary €10 p/ hour Location Kilkenny Display until 29/11/2013 Other Information, Interview Arrangements or Contact Person for this vacancy Please note: Contact arrangements must be followed exactly as stated by the employer as they are the preferred means of contact for this job. To apply please phone Molly on 056 455 559 or email your CV to: molliesnails@eircome.net Employer Mollies Beauticians Tel: 056 455 559 High Street Email: molliesnails@eircome.net Kilkenny
  11. 11. 8 Gaming Console Support Job Ref GC 336698 Description: are you passionate about gaming &/or trouble shooting? Responsibilities: provide telephone, email and chat, technical and customer support based on various software packages. Responsible for: delivering timely, accurate technical answers & providing a high degree of customer service satisfaction; achieving & maintaining service level statistics as defined. Tracking & documenting customer and problem information in call tracking database; contribute to overall team performance, including support and assistance of other team members. Leaving cert or equivalent. Good technical & trouble-shooting skills. Good knowledge of Microsoft Windows & Microsoft Office package. Excellent customer service skills. A minimum of one year’s customer service experience, preferably in a call centre. Contract Type Permanent/Full- Time No of Jobs 88 Days Per Week 5 Hours Per Week 40 Salary €20,000p/a Daily Hours 7.5 Start Date 28/10/2013 Requirements Experience required Experience 1 year Educational Requirements English: near fluent Reading: near fluent Writing: near fluent Listening: near fluent Other Information, Interview Arrangements or Contact Person for this vacancy Please note: Contact arrangements must be followed exactly as stated by the employer as they are the preferred means of contact for this job. Applications to: Joel Shwartscoff. Email: Jscoff@gamesstopresearch.ie Employer Games Stop Email: Jscoff@gamesstopresearch.ie Wicklow Co Wicklow
  12. 12. 9 1.7 Explain The Advertising Terms Job Reference Number ______________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Temporary ________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Part-Time _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Permanent ________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Experience Required ________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Start Date _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Classified _________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Appointments ______________________________________________ _________________________________________________________
  13. 13. 10 1.8 Advantages & Disadvantages of Working Get into groups of four. Appoint a Note Taker and Spokesperson. Advantages of Working Disadvantages of Working Note Taker _______________________ Spokesperson _______________________ Other group member _______________________ Other group member _______________________
  14. 14. 11 1.9 Job Searching - The Cost Try and estimate how much you would spend on the following: Item Cost Clothes Stationery Phone Credit Travel Other Total =
  15. 15. 12 1.10 Reflection Write down three things you learned from Unit One that were important to you: 1. _________________________________________________ 2. _________________________________________________ 3. _________________________________________________
  16. 16. 13 UNIT 2: INVESTIGATION OF A SAMPLE OF JOBS KA 1. I prepared a display (e.g. posters/collage etc) as part of a group, which showed our individual skills and how these related to particular job vacancies. DO 2.1 - 2.3 TO COMPLETE 2.1 Characteristics Needed For Two Jobs Job 1 Characteristics Job 2 Characteristics
  17. 17. 14 2.2 Qualifications / Skills Needed Job 1 Question Answer 1 What qualifications are needed? 2 Where can you get such qualifications? 3 How many years of study? 4 Could you get such a qualification 5 Skills required 6 Do you have the required skills? 7 Are you suitable? 8 Could you get such a job? 9 What are the chances of promotion or career progression?
  18. 18. 15 Job 2 Job 2 Question Answer 1 What qualifications are needed? 2 Where can you get such qualifications? 3 How many years of study? 4 Could you get such a qualification 5 Skills required 6 Do you have the required skills? 7 Are you suitable? 8 Could you get such a job? 9 What are the chances of promotion or career progression?
  19. 19. 16 2.3 Display - My Group’s Individual Skills & How They Relate To Particular Job Vacancies __________________Student Signature Teacher Signature___________________
  20. 20. 17 2.4 Effects Of Working In An Unsatisfying Job List below some of the effects of working in a job you dislike: 1. ___________________________________________________ 2. ___________________________________________________ 3. ___________________________________________________ 4. ___________________________________________________ 5. ___________________________________________________ 6. ___________________________________________________
  21. 21. 18 2.5 Reflection Write down three things you learned from Unit Two that were important to you: 1. _________________________________________________ 2. _________________________________________________ 3. _________________________________________________
  22. 22. 19 UNIT 3: JOBSEARCH PRACTICE 3.1 How Companies Hire List the six steps below: Step 1 ______________________________________________ Step 2 ______________________________________________ Step 3______________________________________________ Step 4 ______________________________________________ Step 5 ______________________________________________ Step 6 ______________________________________________
  23. 23. 20 KA 2. I prepared a personal Jobsearch folder that included items such as my C.V., letters to and from potential employers, photographs and sample advertisements. DO 3.2 & 3.3 TO COMPLETE 3.2 Cover Letters House Number Your Street Town/City County Today’s date Person’s Name Position Company Name Address Dear (person’s name) Ref: Job Title / Vacancy / Reference Number The opening paragraph should state why you are writing ie applying for a position and when you saw it advertised. Your middle paragraph should stimulate interest in you, make your enthusiasm and interest in the job very obvious and create a desire on the part of the reader to interview you. Give details of your background that will show why you should be considered, referring to general qualifications, work experience or interests related to the position. In your closing paragraph refer to some part of your CV and say that further details will be supplied if requested. Yours sincerely Your Signature______________ Your Name
  24. 24. 21 3.2 Continued... Using the template write a cover letter for one of the four jobs that you picked earlier. _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ ____________________Student Signature Teacher Signature____________________
  25. 25. 22 3.3 Your. C.V. Your Name_________ Personal Details Address line 1 Phone: Mobile / Landline Address line 2__ Address line 3__ County Email: _____________________________ Objective Write your reason for writing this C.V. in the first place_______________________ __________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ Education Dates ____________ Name of School___________________________________ Junior Cert. SUBJECT LEVEL GRADE
  26. 26. 23 Work Experience Dates________________________ Job Title_______________________________________________________ Name & address of company_______________________________________ Duties Included: List the jobs you did using words like organised, completed, co-ordinated, was___ responsible for and other such phrases to show that you are someone with______ initiative and can be trusted.___________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ Hobbies & Interests Sport or interest: Give further details of medals won or other_ achievements.______________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ References 1) Your Principal (with address and phone number).____________________ _________________________________________________________ 2) A boss from one of your work experiences (with address and phone______ number).____________________________________________________ ____________________Student Signature Teacher Signature____________________
  27. 27. 24 3.4 Application Forms Write down six good points to remember when filling out an application form: 1 2 3 4 5 6
  28. 28. 25 3.5 Practice Application Form Application for Employment Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, creed, religious belief, gender, age, ancestry, physical or mental disability. Date __________________________________ Last Name ______________________________ First Name _________________________________ Street Address _____________________________________________________________________ City ____________________________________ County ___________________________________ Telephone ______________________________ PPS No. ___________________________________ Position applied for _________________________________________________________________ How did you hear of this opening? _____________________________________________________ When can you start? _____________________ Desired Wage € _____________________________ Are you a EU citizen or otherwise authorised to work in the EU on an unrestricted basis (you may be required to provide documentation)?  Yes  No Are you looking for full-time employment?  Yes  No If no, what hours are you available? ____________________________________________________ Are you willing to work shifts?  Yes  No Have you ever been convicted of a crime (this will not necessarily affect your application.)?  Yes  No If yes, give details __________________________________________________________________ Education School Name and Location Year Major Degree School _________________________________________________ ______ ______ ______ College ________________________________________________ ______ ______ ______ PLC ___________________________________________________ ______ ______ ______ Other Training __________________________________________ ______ ______ ______
  29. 29. 26 In addition to your work history, are there other skills, qualifications, or experience that we should consider?__________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ Employment History (Start with most recent employer) Company Name ____________________________________________________________________ Address ____________________________________ Telephone _____________________________ Date Started ____________ Starting Wage _____ Starting Position ________________________ Date Ended _____________ Ending Wage ______ Ending Position _________________________ Name of Supervisor ___________________________ May we contact?  Yes  No Responsibilities _____________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ Reason for leaving __________________________________________________________________ Company Name ____________________________________________________________________ Address ____________________________________ Telephone _____________________________ Date Started ____________ Starting Wage _____ Starting Position ________________________ Date Ended _____________ Ending Wage ______ Ending Position _________________________ Name of Supervisor ___________________________ May we contact?  Yes  No Responsibilities _____________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ Reason for leaving __________________________________________________________________ Attach additional information if necessary. I certify that the facts set forth in this application for employment are true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that if I am employed, false statements on this application shall be considered sufficient cause for dismissal. Signature_______________________________________________ Date _____________________
  30. 30. 27 3.6 Phone Call To Employer – Script Pair up with a classmate and write a conversation that you could have with an employer. Record this conversation and play it back for your class. You: _____________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Employer: ________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ You: _____________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Employer: ________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ You: _____________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Employer: ________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ You: _____________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Employer: ________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ You: _____________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Employer: ________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________
  31. 31. 28 3.7 Phone Call To Employer - Rate Yourself Give yourself an A to an F grade by ticking the box A Grade B Grade C Grade D Grade E Grade F Grade Which conversation was the best and why? Best pair _______________________________________________ What was good about it? 1._____________________________________________________ 2._____________________________________________________ 3._____________________________________________________ 4._____________________________________________________ 5._____________________________________________________
  32. 32. 29 3.8 Reflection Write down three things you learned from Unit Three that were important to you: 1. _________________________________________________ 2. _________________________________________________ 3. _________________________________________________
  33. 33. 30 UNIT 4: INTERVIEW SKILLS 4.1 Preparing For Interview List five things that should be done in advance of an interview: 1 2 3 4 5
  34. 34. 31 4.2 Review of Interviews Write down six things she did wrong 1. _________________________________________________ 2. _________________________________________________ 3. _________________________________________________ 4. _________________________________________________ 5. _________________________________________________ 6. _________________________________________________ Write down six things he did right 1. _________________________________________________ 2. _________________________________________________ 3. _________________________________________________ 4. _________________________________________________ 5. _________________________________________________ 6. _________________________________________________
  35. 35. 32 KA 3. I participated in a mock interview and reported on my performance at same. 4.3 Self-Evaluation Rate your own performance under the following headings: Area 5 4 3 2 1 Education, competence for the role Relevant experience Knowledge of the job specification Knowledge of the company and background research Your skills and attitude Enthusiasm How you present yourself Ask your teacher to score your performance also. Do your scores differ? If yes, discuss why. ____________________Student Signature Teacher Signature____________________
  36. 36. 33 4.4 Reflection Write down three things you learned from Unit Four that were important to you: 1. _________________________________________________ 2. _________________________________________________ 3. _________________________________________________
  37. 37. 34 UNIT 5: PAY & CONDITIONS 5.1 Jobseekers Benefit & Allowance – 20 FAQ’s Answer the below questions: 1. What payment can I claim if I lose my job? ___________________________________________________ 2. Am I entitled to payment if my working week is reduced? Yes □ No □ 3. What are the current rates of payment? ___________________________________________________ 4. Where should I apply? ___________________________________________________ 5. What documents do I need to bring? ___________________________________________________ 6. Is it possible to make a claim by post? Yes □ No □ 7. How will I get my payment? ___________________________________________________ 8. Will it be long before I get my payment? ___________________________________________________ 9. How long can I continue to get the payment? ___________________________________________________
  38. 38. 35 10. Can I get any help with my rent payments? _______________________________ _______________________________ 11. Are there any other benefits I can claim? _______________________________ _______________________________ 12. If I get a redundancy payment, am I entitled to anything? ___________________________________________________ 13. If I want to transfer my jobseeker's benefit to another country, what must I do? _____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ 14. I have now returned to Ireland and I am looking for a job. Can I apply for a jobseekers payment? Yes □ No □ 15. I have been self-employed for some time but I now have no work. Is there anything I can claim? _____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ 16. I'm currently on a jobseekers payment. I'm thinking of setting up a business but will I be entitled to any payment if I don't get sufficient work? ____________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ 17. If I go on holiday, will I still get my jobseekers payment? Yes □ No □
  39. 39. 36 18. I have been on a career break. My employer is not in a position to take me back on completion of the career break. Am I entitled to claim? Yes □ No □ 19. How often will I be required to sign on at the social welfare office? ____________________________________________________ 20. I am aged 20-24 claiming Jobseekers Allowance and on a training course. Can I undertake volunteer work while on JA? Yes □ No □
  40. 40. 37 5.2 Employment Laws How old do you need to be to work: 1. Full time _________________________ 2. Part-time _________________________ 3. Summer work _________________________ How long can you work per week if you are under 16? 19 hours 29 hours 39 hours Are under 16’s allowed to work shifts? Yes No
  41. 41. 38 5.3 Different Types Of Employment Explain the following terms: 1. Contract Work ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ 2. Full-Time Employment _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ 3. Part-Time Employment _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________
  42. 42. 39 5.4 Deductions After a class discussion, fill in the below questions: Prompt Questions What are deductions for? 1. 2. 3. 4 5. Are they fair? (Explain your answer) _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________
  43. 43. 40 5.5 Non-Monetary Advantages & Disadvantages Of Working List five non-monetary things that work can give you: 1. _____________________________________________________ 2. _____________________________________________________ 3. _____________________________________________________ 4. _____________________________________________________ 5. _____________________________________________________ List five non-monetary things that work can take from you: 1. _____________________________________________________ 2. _____________________________________________________ 3. _____________________________________________________ 4. _____________________________________________________ 5. _____________________________________________________
  44. 44. 41 5.6 Reflection Write down three things you learned in Unit Five that were important to you: 1. ___________________________________________________ 2. ___________________________________________________ 3. ___________________________________________________
  45. 45. 42 UNIT 6: SELF EMPLOYMENT 6.1 Advantages & Disadvantages Of Self Employment Write down five advantages of self-employment: 1. _____________________________________________________ 2. _____________________________________________________ 3. _____________________________________________________ 4. _____________________________________________________ 5. _____________________________________________________ Write down five disadvantages of self-employment: 1. _____________________________________________________ 2. _____________________________________________________ 3. _____________________________________________________ 4. _____________________________________________________ 5. _____________________________________________________
  46. 46. 43 6.2 Employee Or Self Employed? In your opinion, is it better to be an employee or self-employed? Employee Self Employed Why? ____________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________
  47. 47. 44 KA 4. I reported on an interview carried out with either a self employed person OR a person who has experience of being in a job that he / she was dissatisfied with. 6.3 Questionnaire – Self Employed Visitor The question I will ask: ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ Answer from self-employed person: ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ NOTES FOR OTHER ANSWERS: _________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ___________________Student Signature Teacher Signature____________________
  48. 48. 45 6.4 Self Employed V’s Employee After the visit from a self-employed person do you think differently about self-employment? Yes No Why? ____________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ 6.5 Agencies & The Self Employed List three agencies that help individuals set up their own business: 1 2 3 List three ways in which they can help: 1 2 3
  49. 49. 46 6.6 Skills / Qualities Necessary For Self Employment Tick the Yes box if you think a self-employed person needs these skills. 1. Adaptability Skills YES A habit of curiosity. Creative thinker. Solve problems quickly. Work well with those who are different from you. 2. Reading, Writing & Maths Skills YES Be able to read something and answer questions. Be able to speak your ideas clearly, accurately and logically. Be able to solve maths problems. Be able to apply/use maths information to solve problems (e.g. statistics). 3. Communication Skills YES Be able to communicate by talking about ideas clearly, and win arguments. Really listen to friends or family. Be curious enough to probe for critical information. To understand when someone is upset. 4. Computer Skills YES Be able to use Microsoft Word. Be able to use a Microsoft Excel. Be able to use the internet and world wide web. Be able to use e-mail.
  50. 50. 47 5. Group Interactional Skills YES Be able to solve problems in a group. Be able to judge and behave as expected. Be able to cope with undesirable behaviour in others. Be able to deal with uncertainty. 6. Interpersonal Influence Skills YES Be able to achieve personal goals. Know how an organisation works, and why it works the way it does. Know why and by whom decisions are really made. Be able to inspire confidence in others. 7. Knowing How To Learn YES Understand how you absorb and retain information. Learn when you are most alert and use this time to learn. Keep aware of external events and reflect on how those events affect you. I am aware of my learning styles. 8. Self-Management YES Believe in your self-worth. Take responsibility for setting your goals. Motivation yourself to accomplish your goals. Take actions to help your personal and career development. Compare these results with your Skills Checklist in Guidance Module 2.3 (p24-26).
  51. 51. 48 6.7 Should You Consider Self Employment? Do your skills and qualities at this point in time match those required to be a self-employed person? Yes No Could you develop the required skills and qualities to be self- employed? Yes No
  52. 52. 49 6.8 Reflection Write down three things you learned from Unit Six that were important to you: 1. _______________________________________________ 2. _______________________________________________ 3. _______________________________________________
  53. 53. 50 6.9 KEY ASSIGNMENTS CHECKLIST Number Description Tick KA 1. I prepared a display (e.g. posters/collage etc) as part of a group, which showed our individual skills and how these related to particular job vacancies. KA 2. I prepared a personal Jobsearch folder that included items such as my C.V., letters to and from potential employers, photographs, and sample advertisements. KA 3. I participated in a mock interview and reported on my performance at same. KA 4. I reported on an interview carried out with either a self- employed person OR a person who has had experience of being in a job that he/she was dissatisfied with.
  54. 54. 51 NOTES
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