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Bauer Career Seminar

  1. 1. http://www. hulu .com/watch/30711/that-guy-job-interview
  2. 2. Career Seminar Bauer Community Center -- May 25, 2010
  3. 4. Finding the job opportunities <ul><li>Online </li></ul><ul><li>In person </li></ul>
  4. 5. Job search engines
  5. 6. Employer websites
  6. 7. In Person <ul><li>Visit the place you’d like to work </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul>
  7. 8. Completing applications
  8. 9. Completing applications Applications help the employer decide who to interview.
  9. 10. Completing applications: Arrive with what you need <ul><li>Driver’s license </li></ul><ul><li>Social security card </li></ul><ul><li>List of previous employers, dates and contact information </li></ul><ul><li>References and contact information </li></ul>
  10. 11. A successful application <ul><li>READ directions carefully </li></ul>
  11. 12. A successful application <ul><li>WRITE neatly </li></ul>
  12. 13. A successful application <ul><li>FOCUS your answers to the job you are seeking </li></ul>
  13. 14. A successful application <ul><li>Include POSITIVE information, not negative </li></ul>
  14. 15. Making yourself stand out: Resumes and Cover Letters
  15. 17. Resumes <ul><li>Name and contact information </li></ul><ul><li>Work experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Education experiences </li></ul>
  16. 19. Cover Letters Your contact information Potential employer’s contact information <ul><li>Who you are 2. What you have done 3. Why you are a good fit for the position </li></ul>Your signature
  17. 20. Interviewing: Show them what you’ve got!
  18. 21. Dressing for success <ul><li>“ Dress for the job you want, </li></ul><ul><li>not the job you have.” </li></ul>
  19. 23. Interviewing: Be your best self <ul><li>Answer questions honestly and present yourself in the best light possible </li></ul><ul><li>Be confident and smile! </li></ul><ul><li>Cell phone OFF (not silent, off) </li></ul>
  20. 24. Common questions <ul><li>Tell me about yourself. </li></ul>
  21. 25. Common questions <ul><li>Why are you a good fit for this job? </li></ul>
  22. 26. Common questions <ul><li>What experiences do you have? </li></ul>
  23. 27. Common questions <ul><li>Why did you leave your previous job? </li></ul>
  24. 28. Roadblocks on the way to success
  25. 29. Roadblocks: Lack of experience
  26. 30. Roadblocks: Lack of Motivation
  27. 31. Roadblocks: Unsure of what career or job to pursue
  28. 32. Roadblocks: Physical or mental challenges and impairments
  29. 33. Roadblocks: Emotional or personal life concerns
  30. 34. Community resources <ul><li>If you want to volunteer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>United Way </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If you need further career resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LearnMoreIndiana.org, Work One </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If you are concerned about your ability to work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LARA, WorkOne, EmployAbilities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If you need mental or emotional support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bauer Family Resources, Family Services, Wabash Valley </li></ul></ul>
  31. 36. © 2011 Sarah Koci Scheilz These ideas and material reflect those of the presenter and do not necessarily reflect those of Bauer Family Resources or its employees. No guarantees will be made regarding employment placement.

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