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Teen Job Search Workshop For Linked In

  1. 1. Bethany Baptist Church Board of Christian Education April, 2009 TEEN JOB SEARCH 101
  2. 2. WHY WORK? To purchase things you need   To help with family finances  For something to do  For employee discounts  For work experience  To look good on college applications Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth. Proverbs 10:4 © 2009 by Cynthia Saunders-Cheatham
  3. 3. THE IMPORTANCE OF WORK EXPERIENCE Some experience can best be obtained on the  job Leadership   Teamwork  Responsibility  Budgeting Use this experience to  Step up to better jobs in the future   Discuss on college applications  Build self confidence © 2009 by Cynthia Saunders-Cheatham
  4. 4. HOW DO I START? All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty. Proverbs 10:23 © 2009 by Cynthia Saunders-Cheatham
  5. 5. First Jobs TEEN JOB SEARCH 101
  6. 6. FIRST JOBS Cynthia Saunders-Cheatham First Job  Fried chicken in convenience store  Current/Recent Positions  Associate Director and Brand Advisor at  Cornell University Marketing Executive at Hanes  Underwear, Valvoline, and Carrier Key learning: Understand what the  customer wants, then surpass the customer’s expectations © 2009 by Cynthia Saunders-Cheatham
  7. 7. Where to Find Jobs TEEN JOB SEARCH 101
  8. 8. WHERE TO FIND JOBS Word of mouth   Guidance counselor  Foot patrol  Employment office  Newspaper  On-line © 2009 by Cynthia Saunders-Cheatham
  9. 9. WHERE TO FIND JOBS On-line Opportunities  Company websites   Monster.com  Syracusehelpwanted.com  Facebook On-line – Words of Caution  For now, don’t post resumes on-line   But, you may apply for jobs on-line. In fact, on-line applications may be preferred  Not every job is legitimate  If needed, clean up your Facebook page © 2009 by Cynthia Saunders-Cheatham
  10. 10. WHERE TO FIND JOBS Great experience Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5 © 2009 by Cynthia Saunders-Cheatham
  11. 11. WHEN TO START Now is not too soon   Many start summer recruiting in May © 2009 by Cynthia Saunders-Cheatham
  12. 12. WHO’S HIRING TEENS? Parents needing babysitters  Restaurants  Retailers  Hospitals  Corporations  Car Washes  Grocery Stores  Movie Theaters  YMCA  Summer Camps  Swimming Pools  Golf Courses  Country Clubs  © 2009 by Cynthia Saunders-Cheatham
  13. 13. NY State Legal Considerations TEEN JOB SEARCH 101
  14. 14. NY STATE LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS No minimum age for modeling or acting   11+ can deliver papers  12+ can harvest by hand  14+ can work at newsstands  16+ can work in factories  Minimum wage: $7.15, waitress may get less because of tips  A state employment certificate or permit may be required © 2009 by Cynthia Saunders-Cheatham
  15. 15. NY STATE LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS Age Work Hours During School Work Hours During Employment Summer Papers •Can work up to 3 hours/day on •Can work up to 40 •Required 14-15 •Get from school school day hours/week •Can work up to 8 hours on Sat •Can work for up to 6 •Need written or non-school day days/week permission from •Can work up to 18 hours a •Cannot work between parents, birth week 9pm and 7am from certificate, and •Cannot work between 7pm doctor’s note June 24 to Labor Day. •Exceptions for paper and 7am from Labor Day to June 20. carriers and for •Exceptions for paper carriers newsstand employees and for newsstand employees •Can work up to 4 hours/day on •Can work up to 48 •Required 16-17 •Get from school school day hours/week •Can work up to 8 hours on Fri, •Can work for up to 6 •Need written Sat, Sun, or holiday days/week permission from •Can work up to 28 hours/week •Cannot work between parents, birth •Can work between 10pm and midnight and 6am certificate, and doctor’s note 12 am only with the written consent of parents © 2009 by Cynthia Saunders-Cheatham
  16. 16. What Do Hiring Managers Look For TEEN JOB SEARCH 101
  17. 17. WHAT DO HIRING MANAGERS LOOK FOR? Scheduling flexibility   Enthusiasm  Friendliness  Eye contact  Confident posture  Trainability © 2009 by Cynthia Saunders-Cheatham
  18. 18. Application Process TEEN JOB SEARCH 101
  19. 19. APPLICATION PROCESS If in Person – Paper Application  Enthusiastically greet person  Ask to speak to manager  Shake hands, introduce yourself, state that you are interested in working here, ask if you  can complete a job application Try to fill out the application there  Review the whole application. Complete the application fully, neatly, and truthfully  If something doesn’t apply to you, write “does not apply” or “n/a”  Explain why you left your previous position.  To take on more responsibility  Summer employment only, to return to school  Career change  Laid off  Don’t say “you quit” if not applicable  Proofread the application completely before turning it in  To speed the process, know or have access to the following  SS#  Names, address, phone number, and supervisors’ names for previous employers  Names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references. Can be teachers, coaches, church  leaders, leaders of extracurricular activities © 2009 by Cynthia Saunders-Cheatham
  20. 20. JOB APPLICATION EXERCISE Complete job application - 10 minutes 1. Review with Tablemates – 10 minutes 2. © 2009 by Cynthia Saunders-Cheatham
  21. 21. APPLICATION PROCESS If in Person – Computer Kiosk  Complete the application at the kiosk.   Ask to speak to a manager on duty, if available. Introduce yourself, state your interest in working for the company, mention that you have just completed an application.  You may get an interview on-the-spot!  At least, the manager will know who you are and will look out for your application. © 2009 by Cynthia Saunders-Cheatham
  22. 22. APPLICATION PROCESS If On-Line  Complete the application completely  Proofread  When you are able, stop by the company.  Ask to speak to a manager on duty, if available.  Introduce yourself. State your interest in working for the company. Mention that you have just applied on-line. You may get an interview on-the-spot!  At least, the manager will know who you are and will look out  for your application. Call the company weekly to check on the status of  your application © 2009 by Cynthia Saunders-Cheatham
  23. 23. DON’T LET THIS BE ON YOUR FACEBOOK! © 2009 by Cynthia Saunders-Cheatham
  24. 24. RESUME – HIGH SCHOOL FORMAT [Your Name] [Street Address], [City, ST ZIP Code] [phone] [e-mail] SKILLS/ABILITIES Organizational/Management  Handled stocking and assisted in managing flow of stock in grocery store  Prepared weekly inventory reports and submitted to supervisor  Recommended new stocking system, which reduced stocking time by four hours a week  Served as treasurer of high school RC airplane club for two years  Coordinated candy sale fundraiser for RC airplane club, which resulted in $350 in profit  Helped plan monthly “flyings” and quarterly meetings Customer Relations From  Assisted grocery shoppers in finding products  Provided carry-out service Microsoft  Created new customer comment program, which included a personal letter from the appropriate Word department head and increased customer satisfaction by 75%  Served 78 customers on neighborhood newspaper route and handled billing and collections Templates  Initiated revised billing program for paper route, which increased on -time payments by 30% Communication  Wrote articles about RC airplane club for high school newspaper WORK HISTORY Stock clerk June 2001-present Fourth Coffee, Maddington, FL Summers and after school Newspaper carrier June 1999-June 2001 Consolidated Messenger, Coatsville, FL EDUCATION Graduate June 2003 Oak High School, Coatsville, FL © 2009 by Cynthia Saunders-Cheatham
  25. 25. [Street Address], [City, ST ZIP Code][phone][e-mail] RESUME – GENERAL [Your Name] Objective [Describe your career goal or ideal job.] Experience [Dates of employment] [Company Name] [City, ST] [Job Title]  [Job responsibility/achievement]  [Job responsibility/achievement]  [Job responsibility/achievement] [Dates of employment] [Company Name] [City, ST] From [Job Title]  [Job responsibility/achievement] Microsoft  [Job responsibility/achievement]  [Job responsibility/achievement] Word [Dates of employment] [Company Name] [City, ST] Templates [Job Title]  [Job responsibility/achievement]  [Job responsibility/achievement]  [Job responsibility/achievement] [Dates of employment] [Company Name] [City, ST] [Job Title]  [Job responsibility/achievement]  [Job responsibility/achievement]  [Job responsibility/achievement] Education [Dates of attendance] [School Name] [City, ST] [Degree Obtained]  [Special award/accomplishment or degree minor] References References are available on request. © 2009 by Cynthia Saunders-Cheatham
  26. 26. RESUME INFORMATION  Key information  School extracurricular activities  GPA if over 3.0  Church and community involvement  Awards and recognitions  No mistakes! Proofread, then have others proofread it  Need printed copies, and need to be able to e-mail it © 2009 by Cynthia Saunders-Cheatham
  27. 27. RESUME EXERCISE Select Resume Template 1. Fill in Blanks – 20 minutes 2. Review with Tablemates – 20 minutes 3. © 2009 by Cynthia Saunders-Cheatham
  28. 28. DOWNLOAD RESUME TEMPLATES Microsoft Word Office 97  File/New/Template/Resume/Situation  Dependent/High School Resume or  Download off Microsoft Clip Art Website http://office.microsoft.com/en-  us/clipart/default.aspx  Template/Resume-CV/Situation Dependent/High School Resume © 2009 by Cynthia Saunders-Cheatham
  29. 29. The Interview TEEN JOB SEARCH 101
  30. 30. WHAT TO WEAR Neat dress   Fashion-forward or conservative, not trendy unless necessary for working at company  Clean, no body odor, fresh breath  Business-casual dress, unless interviewing in a conservative, office environment  Minimal jewelry  Nice fit, not too tight or too baggy  No extreme hair styles  No shorts © 2009 by Cynthia Saunders-Cheatham
  31. 31. APPROPRIATE OR INAPPROPRIATE? © 2009 by Cynthia Saunders-Cheatham
  32. 32. APPROPRIATE OR INAPPROPRIATE? © 2009 by Cynthia Saunders-Cheatham
  33. 33. COMMON INTERVIEW QUESTIONS Interview Questions Considerations Possible Answers •30-60 second elevator pitch Tell me about yourself? •Mention what grade you’re in, age, school you attend, grades/GPA (if A/B student), extracurricular activities, and career goals •Much of this should be on your resume and/or application Why are you interested in •Understand the job working here/in this description and how your position? strengths match what they are looking for. •Show your passion for the company and its’ © 2009 by Cynthia Saunders-Cheatham
  34. 34. COMMON INTERVIEW QUESTIONS Interview Questions Considerations Possible Answers •If you were the owner of the Why should I hire you? establishment, what would you want in an employee? •What do you bring that is unique? •Match your experience and skill set with the job requirements When are you Flexibility is key! available/What hours can you work? © 2009 by Cynthia Saunders-Cheatham
  35. 35. COMMON INTERVIEW QUESTIONS Interview Questions Considerations Possible Answers •Prepare to mention two or What accomplishments are you most proud of? three •Follow Problem/Action/Result format •Mention two or three What are your strengths? •Discuss an example of how you successfully used your strengths •Mention only one What are your weaknesses •Discuss how you ? discovered the weakness and how you improved © 2009 by Cynthia Saunders-Cheatham
  36. 36. INTERVIEW EXERCISE Write out your answers to the common 1. interview questions – 20 minutes Mock interview with tablemates – 60 2. minutes © 2009 by Cynthia Saunders-Cheatham
  37. 37. INTERVIEW FOLLOW-UP  Send thank you note within 24 hours  E-mailor snail mail  Typed or hand-written © 2009 by Cynthia Saunders-Cheatham
  38. 38. INTERVIEW FOLLOW-UP [Your Name] [Street Address] [City, ST ZIP Code ] April 23, 2009 [Recipient Name] [Title] [Company Name] Thank You Note Format [Street Address] [City, ST ZIP Code ] Dear [Recipient Name]: Thank you for meeting with me yesterday to di scuss the sales associate position at Macy’s. I am truly excited about the opportunity. I believe that my leadership experience, my passion for fashion, and my desire to help others would make me a great sales associate. As we discussed, I am a junior at Nottingham High School. I have held several leadership positions, such as being the co - captain of the football team. I love fashion. I am currently working on a team to organize the school fashion show. I also love helping others. For example, I am known as one of the best baby -sitters in my neighborhood because I always plan fun activities for the kids and help them with their homework. I look forward to hearing from you. Please let me know if you have any questions. Sincerely, [Your Name] [Title] © 2009 by Cynthia Saunders-Cheatham
  39. 39. INTERVIEW FOLLOW-UP  Do not text-message your thank you note Thx 4 the IView! I Wud ♥ 2 Work 4 U!! ;) © 2009 by Cynthia Saunders-Cheatham
  40. 40. OTHER INTERVIEW TIPS  Turn off cell phone!  Bring resume and completed application with you to interview  Don’t be too nervous. Be poised and confident.  Follow-up with phone call – Shows persistence and determination, qualities that employers seek So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 © 2009 by Cynthia Saunders-Cheatham
  41. 41. Workplace Behavior TEEN JOB SEARCH 101
  42. 42. WORKPLACE BEHAVIOR DOS AND DON’TS Do  Arrive on time on scheduled days  Do what is asked, but also go above and beyond  Anticipate your manager’s needs  Be pleasant, friendly, and helpful  Ask for time off way in advance  Be safe, be aware of surroundings  Get plenty of rest Work with enthusiasm, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Ephesians 6:6 © 2009 by Cynthia Saunders-Cheatham
  43. 43. WORKPLACE BEHAVIOR DOS AND DON’TS Don’t  Have inappropriate relationships with coworkers  Inappropriately touch coworkers  Steal or lie  Tell crude jokes or make crude comments, especially about race, sex, and religion Jesus replied, “Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, honor your father and mother, and love your neighbor as yourself.” “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all © 2009 by Cynthia Saunders-Cheatham
  44. 44. Conclusion TEEN JOB SEARCH 101
  45. 45. CONCLUSION His master replied “Well done good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness. Matthew 25:23 © 2009 by Cynthia Saunders-Cheatham