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My First Job Lic. Mariana Porta
Are you looking for a job? Are you working now? Is this your first job? If this is not your first job, do you remember you...
Are you  only  looking for a job? Money Experience A new social role Self esteem Expanding  your network Sense of  achieve...
Dreams and expectations about our first job ...
What do I have to offer to the job market? Education Skills Background Personality Preferences Expectations and plans
The job market (I) Most  requested competencies: <ul><li>Thinking
Using language, symbols and texts
Managing self
Relating to others
Participating and contributing
(Techlink, New Zealand, 2007) </li></ul>
Most  requested competencies: <ul><li>Spoken and written expression
Applied Math
Thinking skills </li></ul><ul><li>Time and resource management
Interpersonal skills (team work)
Communication skills
Technology skills
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My First Job

  1. 1. My First Job Lic. Mariana Porta
  2. 2. Are you looking for a job? Are you working now? Is this your first job? If this is not your first job, do you remember your first job? How did you get your first job?
  3. 3. Are you only looking for a job? Money Experience A new social role Self esteem Expanding your network Sense of achievement Autonomy Knowledge from experience New friends and new social contexts
  4. 4. Dreams and expectations about our first job ...
  5. 5. What do I have to offer to the job market? Education Skills Background Personality Preferences Expectations and plans
  6. 6. The job market (I) Most requested competencies: <ul><li>Thinking
  7. 7. Using language, symbols and texts
  8. 8. Managing self
  9. 9. Relating to others
  10. 10. Participating and contributing
  11. 11. (Techlink, New Zealand, 2007) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Most requested competencies: <ul><li>Spoken and written expression
  13. 13. Applied Math
  14. 14. Thinking skills </li></ul><ul><li>Time and resource management
  15. 15. Interpersonal skills (team work)
  16. 16. Communication skills
  17. 17. Technology skills
  18. 18. http://www.oei.es/oeivirt/fp/cuad2a04.htm
  19. 19. Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura </li></ul>The job market (II)
  20. 20. <ul><li>Make an outline of your strengths. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider your education, skills background and competencies. </li></ul>Task
  21. 21. How do I look for a job? Career experts estimate that the majority of job openings are never advertised or publicly announced, but filled through word-of-mouth or networking –knows as “the hidden job market” Randall S. Hansen, PhD Quintessential Careers http://quintcareers.com/networking_guide.html
  22. 22. Organize your network Task <ul><li>Create a database where you enter key information about people in your network: </li></ul>Name, title, company, phone number, email and dates of communication. <ul><li>Stay in touch and keep your network informed. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Make a resume: Tips to remember (I) <ul><li>Focus your resume
  24. 24. State accomplishments, not job descriptions
  25. 25. List information in order of importance to the reader. Follow this order:
  26. 26. Title/postion, name of employer, city, state, date of employment
  27. 27. Degree, major, university, graduation year, grades </li></ul>
  28. 28. Make a resume: Tips to remember (II) <ul><li>Use reverse chronological order.
  29. 29. Do not go too far back in your job history
  30. 30. Highlight important skills
  31. 31. Watch format!
  32. 32. List references on separate sheet
  33. 33. Send it in a format that is kept unchanged </li></ul>
  34. 34. Job interviews B EFORE : Prepare the interview Do some research on the type of job and prospective employer Anticipate questions and prepare answers. Dress for the job WHILE : Arrive ten minutes earlier Greet the receptionist with courtesy and respect. Bring copies of resume Greet the interviewer by title and last name Give a firm handshake Wait until you are offered a chair Keep good eye contact Show enthusiasm Project confidence with your voice AFTER : A thank you note is part of professional etiquette.
  35. 35. 1. Work on your grades. Grades are important. 2. Profit from every opportunity to generate job experience. 3. Communicate well with others. Try to have solid written and oral communication skills. 4. Network, network, network. Make a list of your own contacts, such as professors, family and friends, and add to it by attending career fairs and other professional associations and activities. 5. Be computer literate. It's the information age - you need to be able to demonstrate solid computer literacy that's relevant to your field. 6. Be competent in English. English is an international language. Ten final tips to keep in mind
  36. 36. 7 . Put your best resume forward. A resume should be a concise, error-free, reader-friendly, one-page document that can be easily scanned. 8. Research. Take the time to learn about the company you are targeting by visiting its Web site or researching the company at the library. 9. Smile! It's hard to smile when you're on the hot seat -- but a smile during an interview shows enthusiasm for the position. 10. Show your thanks. A thank you note following a phone or face-to-face interview reinforces your interest in the position and the company.
  37. 38. Explore possibilities open mindedly. Make your own path. Plan ahead.
  38. 39. THANK YOU! [email_address] http://carrasco.blog.alianza.edu.uy [email_address] [email_address]

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