Marisa Gray
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 “Career”- the category or field of work an individual chooses
 People work to: Pay for needs, Pay for wants, Send kid...
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 “Employee Benefits”- Benefits provided by an employer to
their full time employees
 Paid In Cash Benefits: Recognized...
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 Time spent in school is important because it will provide basic
fundamental education and skills for future careers
 ...
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 Transitory: Regularly moves to a totally unrelated job in
different category
 Expert: Specializes in one job over ent...
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 “The difference between a job and a career is the difference
between 40 and 60 hours a week.” ~Robert Frost
 Begin jo...
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 Job Interview: a formal interview with a potential employer
 Be ready to answer questions during an interview
 Make ...
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Be Ready to Answer:
 What are your strongest traits?
 Do you have any weaknesses?
 What is your ideal job situation?
...
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Be Prepared to Ask:
 Where do you see this company in 3-10 years?
 What advancement opportunities will be available to...
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Women
WEAR:
 Business Suit
 Skirts
 Blouses
DON’T WEAR:
 Jeans
 Sandals
 Miniskirts
Interview Dress
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Men
WEAR:
 Suit
 Tie
 Matching Belt
DON’T WEAR:
 Cologne/ Aftershave
 Bright Colors
 Wild Print
Dress Cont’d
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 Purpose: “Present, and effectively sell, your most relevant and
positive credentials for employment”
 Cover Letter: A...
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 TimeMaps
 http://www.career.vt.edu/interviewing/askquestions.html
 http://www.careerbuilder.com/Article/CB-664-Getti...
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Career Unit

  1. 1. Marisa Gray
  2. 2.   “Career”- the category or field of work an individual chooses  People work to: Pay for needs, Pay for wants, Send kids to college, and Retire  Typical person works for 30-40 years  Do BEFORE selecting a career: Explore different career categories, Determine the available jobs, Find out how much education, training, and skills are needed, Estimate amount of earned money  You need to know how much money you will earn so you know you have enough money to pay for what you need Job Basics
  3. 3.   “Employee Benefits”- Benefits provided by an employer to their full time employees  Paid In Cash Benefits: Recognized holidays, Approved vacation days, Sick days, Bonuses, Profit Sharing  Not Paid In Cash Benefits: Health plan, Dental plan, Insurance, Pension plan, 401(k) Retirement  157.5 Million people in the work force in 2010  Number of women is expected to increase faster than number of men Basics Cont’d
  4. 4.   Time spent in school is important because it will provide basic fundamental education and skills for future careers  Know your career goals! (Goals you wish to accomplish as a result of working)  Career Paths: Spiral, Linear, Transitory, Expert  Spiral: moves to another job within category with a higher level of competence  Linear: Accepts jobs with higher responsibility and authority in category Career Exploration
  5. 5.   Transitory: Regularly moves to a totally unrelated job in different category  Expert: Specializes in one job over entire working life  Education is extremely important. It increases your ability to successfully move to higher levels of responsibility and authority  5 Common Job Skills: Problem Solving, Technical, People, Money & Business  Job Skills: the skills necessary to successfully perform a specific job Exploration Cont’d
  6. 6.   “The difference between a job and a career is the difference between 40 and 60 hours a week.” ~Robert Frost  Begin job search 3-6 months before you are ready to start working  Start networking as soon as you select a career  Networking: a group of family, friends, and acquaintances that help you search for a job  You should always leave a job in a professional manner Applying for a Job
  7. 7.   Job Interview: a formal interview with a potential employer  Be ready to answer questions during an interview  Make sure you have your own questions to ask as well  After each interview, send a short letter or email to thank the interviewer  First Impressions are made in the first 20-30 seconds of an interview Applying Cont’d
  8. 8.  Be Ready to Answer:  What are your strongest traits?  Do you have any weaknesses?  What is your ideal job situation?  What does success mean to you?  Why should I hire you? Possible Interview Questions
  9. 9.  Be Prepared to Ask:  Where do you see this company in 3-10 years?  What advancement opportunities will be available to me?  In what ways will I be most productive at this company?  Can you describe an ideal employee?  What are the career paths in this company? Questions Cont’d
  10. 10.  Women WEAR:  Business Suit  Skirts  Blouses DON’T WEAR:  Jeans  Sandals  Miniskirts Interview Dress
  11. 11.  Men WEAR:  Suit  Tie  Matching Belt DON’T WEAR:  Cologne/ Aftershave  Bright Colors  Wild Print Dress Cont’d
  12. 12.   Purpose: “Present, and effectively sell, your most relevant and positive credentials for employment”  Cover Letter: A formal letter that accompanies a resume  Purpose: “Invite the hiring manager to read your resume and tell him or her why you are the best person for the job”  Follow-Up Letter: A thank-you letter  Purpose: “To reiterate your interest in the job” Resumes
  13. 13.   TimeMaps  http://www.career.vt.edu/interviewing/askquestions.html  http://www.careerbuilder.com/Article/CB-664-Getting- Hired-The-Best-Questions-to-Ask-in-the-Interview/  http://www.ehow.com/how_1373_dress-job-interview.html  http://www.ehow.com/how_1372_dress-job-interview.html  http://www.career.vt.edu/jobsearc/resumes/purpose.htm  http://www.coverletters101.com/purpose.php  http://www.resume-resource.com/followup.html References

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