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2 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Successful Job Search Presented by: Cheryl Moen, Escondido Union High Barbara Turner, Oceanside Unified Maureen Gevirtz, San Diego County ROP

3 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Based Upon b Job Finders Guide: How to Obtain and Advance in the Job of Your Choice 4 th Edition b Copyright, Los Angeles County Office of Education, 2001

4 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Modules b Module #1 – All About You pages 2-3, 14 & 41 b Module #2 – Job Application pages 5-9 b Module #3 – Resume And Cover Letter pages b Module #4 – Conducting Your Job Search pages b Module #5 – Preparing For The Interview pages b Module #6 – Succeeding On The Job pages

5 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Module #1 All About You

6 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, All About You b A Winning Attitude (page 2) Strengths and areas that you want to improve.Strengths and areas that you want to improve. Comment on how youve shown this quality to be true.Comment on how youve shown this quality to be true. Grade yourself A, B, C, D, or F on items listed in page 2.Grade yourself A, B, C, D, or F on items listed in page 2. How have you demonstrated these qualities in your life, so far? Give examples.How have you demonstrated these qualities in your life, so far? Give examples.

7 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Activity Resistance To Change b Try this: b Take off your jacket or sweater. Now, put it back on. Notice, did you put the right arm in first? Do it again. Now use your other arm first. Try this, clasp your hands in front of you. Try this, clasp your hands in front of you. Which thumb is on top? Which thumb is on top? Now, do it again, with the other thumb on top. Now, do it again, with the other thumb on top.

8 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Resistance To Change Think about how you felt when you tried to do either of these activities in a different way. How did it feel? How can each of us be more open to changing how we do things? How can each of us be more open to changing how we do things? How can we change our habits to be more successful? How can we change our habits to be more successful?

9 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, About Yourself – page 3 b Talk about yourself. b Talk about your skills: Job-content skills--skills required on the jobJob-content skills--skills required on the job Self-management skills--soft skillsSelf-management skills--soft skills –See page 15 & page 41 for sample words and phrases. Transferable skills--skills acquired from previous jobs, education, volunteer work, activities, and hobbiesTransferable skills--skills acquired from previous jobs, education, volunteer work, activities, and hobbies

10 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Activity Identifying Job-Content Skills b Write down all of the job-content skills that you have obtained in this class. b Compare your list with your partner. Add any new skills to your list.Add any new skills to your list. b Check your ROP course competency list.

11 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Identifying Job-Content Skills b Pick out the top three skills that you would use on a job that you want to get. b Write a statement saying, I have been trained in (name class). page 14 key verbs.

12 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Personal Strengths – page 41 b Choose two or three personal qualities that you feel are the strongest in relation to the job for which you are applying. b Explain how you have shown these skills and why they are important for the job.

13 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Example of Personal Strength Statement - page 41 I am dependable. I have shown I have this quality by: having a balanced register every day for two years when I worked as a cashier for Target Stores. This quality is important in my field because employers value someone whom they can trust and count on.I am dependable. I have shown I have this quality by: having a balanced register every day for two years when I worked as a cashier for Target Stores. This quality is important in my field because employers value someone whom they can trust and count on. Complete the exercise on page 41.Complete the exercise on page 41. Have students read their statement aloud.Have students read their statement aloud.

14 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Transferable Skills b Write down the skills that you acquired from: schoolschool clubsclubs volunteer workvolunteer work other jobsother jobs b Use the format you used on page 41 to write a statement showing how transferable skills will apply to a new job.

15 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Example of Transferable Skills Statements b I am reliable because I have provided child care since I was 13 years old. If parents trust me with their children, you can trust me to do a good job. b I am a volunteer in my childs classroom. I record the test scores in the grade book. I am accurate, and I will be accurate on this job.

16 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, About Yourself b One-minute commercial. Use the exercises from pages 15 and 41. Also, mention your job-content and transferable skills.Use the exercises from pages 15 and 41. Also, mention your job-content and transferable skills. Put these ideas together as a short commercial, on the computer, before you put it into the Job Finder book.Put these ideas together as a short commercial, on the computer, before you put it into the Job Finder book. b Practice speaking your commercial out loud in front of the mirror. In class, students can be called upon to give their commercials.In class, students can be called upon to give their commercials.

17 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Practice b Find a partner. Taking turns, each partner will introduce him/herself and state their skills followed with the accomplishment/example that proves them.Taking turns, each partner will introduce him/herself and state their skills followed with the accomplishment/example that proves them. Rotate Partners.Rotate Partners. b Discussion Questions: What was your reaction to other peoples commercials?What was your reaction to other peoples commercials? Did it get easier to say positive things about yourself?Did it get easier to say positive things about yourself?

18 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Module #2 Job Application

19 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Module #2 Job Application b The application is a snapshot. b It reveals a lot about you. b It shows your work habitswork habits your attitude about the jobyour attitude about the job whether or not you can read and follow directionswhether or not you can read and follow directions b Review the application tips on page 5.

20 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Job Application b Tools you need: page 5 Social Security CardSocial Security Card Drivers License, resident card, or picture identification cardDrivers License, resident card, or picture identification card ResumeResume Two black pensTwo black pens Job Finders GuideJob Finders Guide

21 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Things to Remember About Applications b Tell the truth. If you lie, you can be fired, for not giving accurate information. b Always read the form first. b Always print or type (unless asked otherwise). Practice printing upper and lower case letters.Practice printing upper and lower case letters. b Use ink. Black ink, medium point is best. b Know your social security number! If you lose your card, it takes at least 6–8 weeks to get a duplicate card.If you lose your card, it takes at least 6–8 weeks to get a duplicate card. Your employer may need a copy of your card.Your employer may need a copy of your card.

22 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Things to Remember About Applications b Be complete. If a question does not apply, print NA–meaning not applicable. b Education Put the last high school that you attended.Put the last high school that you attended. b Position Desired Putting anything for Position Desired means that you will get nothing.Putting anything for Position Desired means that you will get nothing.

23 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Things to Remember About Applications b Salary Required. Research the current range of pay for this job in the local area. State this range or Will discuss.Research the current range of pay for this job in the local area. State this range or Will discuss. b Convicted of Serious Crime. Put will discuss if you have been convicted of a serious crime.Put will discuss if you have been convicted of a serious crime.

24 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Things to Remember About Applications b Work Experience. Be prepared to answer the questions regarding why you left your previous jobs. Always use a POSITIVE REASON.Be prepared to answer the questions regarding why you left your previous jobs. Always use a POSITIVE REASON. –Instead of boring job, say: I am looking for challenging work. –Instead of low wages, say : I am looking for advancement or more responsibility. –Instead of fired, say: I was released (or dismissed or laid off).

25 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Things to Remember About Applications b References Get permission before listing someone as a personal reference. Let them know that they may be called.Get permission before listing someone as a personal reference. Let them know that they may be called. The person should be an adult and preferably be employed.The person should be an adult and preferably be employed.

26 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Applications b Always Reread. No spelling errors.No spelling errors. Dont leave smudges or fingerprints.Dont leave smudges or fingerprints. b Signature Line. Always look for the signature line. Sign it, to indicate that the information is accurate to the best of your knowledge. It is a legal document.Always look for the signature line. Sign it, to indicate that the information is accurate to the best of your knowledge. It is a legal document.

27 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Activity Careless Chris Application Find all the mistakes on Chris application. Find all the mistakes on Chris application. Would you hire this person, based upon this snapshot? Would you hire this person, based upon this snapshot?

28 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Careless Job Application SAMPLE

29 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Careless Job Application SAMPLE

30 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Careless Job Application SAMPLE

31 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Your Application b Fill out your application on the computer. Some employers have their application forms on the internet.Some employers have their application forms on the internet. b Copy it, in pencil, to master application on pages 6–9.

32 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Module #3 Resume and Cover Letter

33 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Resume and Cover Letter b What is a resume? page 10 A resume is a summary about you.A resume is a summary about you. It is a marketing tool, a written advertisement.It is a marketing tool, a written advertisement. b Why is it important to write a good resume? Tells employer what you can do for them.Tells employer what you can do for them. Gives them information to contact you.Gives them information to contact you. Builds your self-esteem.Builds your self-esteem. Prepares you for the interview.Prepares you for the interview. b What is the purpose of a resume? To get an interview!To get an interview!

34 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Types of Resumes b Functional–SKILL FORMAT–Highlights your skills and abilities b Chronological–DATE FORMAT–Highlights your work experience starting with your most current job and working backward

35 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Steps to Writing a Resume List your job objective. page 10. Specific Specific Clear Clear Concise ConciseEXAMPLE: Job Objective: Seeking a Clerk II position Other examples on pages. 12–13

36 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Steps to Writing a Resume List educational experience. Include dates, diplomas or degrees. Include dates, diplomas or degrees. Include certificates or awards. Include certificates or awards. Include any workshops that relate to the job for which you are applying. Include any workshops that relate to the job for which you are applying.EXAMPLE: 2002ROP Computer Applications, Certificate, Escondido Adult School/ROP Other examples on page 16

37 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Steps to Writing a Resume List work history. Include: -paid and unpaid work -start and end dates -Name of company and city and date -EXAMPLE: –PresentClerk II Education Compact Escondido, CA –1999SecretaryHewlett Packard San Diego, CA

38 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Steps to Writing a Resume List skills and abilities - page 11 Name 3 skills relative to the job, such as clerical skills, customer service skills, etc. Name 3 skills relative to the job, such as clerical skills, customer service skills, etc. Support those skills with action statements–Prove it! Support those skills with action statements–Prove it! EXAMPLE: EXAMPLE: Clerical Skills Clerical Skills Achieved a typing certificate of 35 WPM Achieved a typing certificate of 35 WPM Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint Customer Service Skills Customer Service Skills Greeted customers in a friendly manner, making eye contact Greeted customers in a friendly manner, making eye contact Managed difficult customers with calmness and respect Managed difficult customers with calmness and respect

39 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Steps to Writing a Resume List References b HS students – may list references at bottom of resume sheet. b Adults – list references on separate sheet. b Do not have to include References available upon request. b 3 references preferred – Name, occupation address and phone number. b Ask people for permission to use them. b May use teachers, counselors, pastors, former employers or co-workers.

40 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Steps to Writing a Resume Miscellaneous–Other items to include on resume: page 11 School activities and clubs School activities and clubs Memberships in professional organizations Memberships in professional organizations Volunteer work Volunteer work Honors and awards Honors and awards e.g. high grade point average e.g. high grade point average

41 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Steps to Writing a Resume Rough Draft Review, Revise, Proofread Review, Revise, Proofread Give it to someone else to proofread Give it to someone else to proofread Change job objective for each job for which you are applying Change job objective for each job for which you are applying

42 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Steps to Writing a Resume Summary or Highlights of Qualifications b Next section after Job Objective. b Give 4–5 statements of skills or experience that best qualify you for the job. EXAMPLE: Highlights of Qualifications b 3 years experience working in fast paced office b Excellent ability to handle multiple tasks at once b Supportive team worker, enthusiastic, responsible b Great customer service skills; enjoys public contact

43 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Key Terms For Your Resume b Job Objectives - pages 12,13 b Resume action verbs – page 14 b Descriptive phrases - page 15 Transferable skills and/or personality traitsTransferable skills and/or personality traits Good to use in Highlights of QualificationsGood to use in Highlights of Qualifications

44 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Resume Worksheet and Samples b Worksheet pages 16,17 Order may vary according to what you want to emphasizeOrder may vary according to what you want to emphasize Samples pages 18–23Samples pages 18–23 –Discuss Best Features/Areas of Improvement

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46 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Resume Checklist page 24 Dos And Donts DO Use specific job objective Use specific job objective One page is best One page is best Focus on job skills Focus on job skills Use action short statements Use action short statements Make it relative to job Make it relative to job Make it neat, easy to read Make it neat, easy to read Use bullets to draw eye Use bullets to draw eye Use quality resume paper Use quality resume paper Use matching paper for cover letter and same heading Use matching paper for cover letter and same heading DONT Use long paragraphs Dont exaggerate skills Dont use personal pronouns (I, my, we) Dont use abbreviations or buzzwords Use generic resume for different job opportunities Dont crowd margins Dont send bad copies Dont include salary requirements

47 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Activity Resume Roulette Objective: To provide feedback on resumes Objective: To provide feedback on resumes Have students pass their resume to the person on their right. Repeat process until student gets back their own resume with comments. Have students pass their resume to the person on their right. Repeat process until student gets back their own resume with comments. Allow seconds to review the resume and write on the back Best Features and Areas of Improvement (Try not to repeat comments). Allow seconds to review the resume and write on the back Best Features and Areas of Improvement (Try not to repeat comments). Discuss: What created positive first impressions? What created poor first impressions? Discuss: What created positive first impressions? What created poor first impressions?

48 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, b Paragraph One Explain why you are writing, what job you are applying for and where you saw the saw the job opening. Add: Enclosed you will find my resume.Explain why you are writing, what job you are applying for and where you saw the saw the job opening. Add: Enclosed you will find my resume. b Paragraph Two State: I am interested in this job because.. Mention skills and qualifications that you possess that match the job description. Address a specific person by name and target your letter to a specific employer and job opening. Cover Letter pages 27, 28

49 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Cover Letter b Paragraph Three State the follow-up or response you want.State the follow-up or response you want. I would like the opportunity to interview with you and I will call your office within a week to explore the possibilities. If you wish to call me, I can be reached at …. I would like the opportunity to interview with you and I will call your office within a week to explore the possibilities. If you wish to call me, I can be reached at …. b Additional Use same letterhead as on your resume Use same paper Proofread for grammatical errors Keep it brief

50 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Module #4 Conducting Your Job Search

51 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Conducting Your Job Search b Public Agencies page 29 EDD, City, State, Fed (job listings on web) EDD, City, State, Fed (job listings on web) b Internet page 30 CalJOBS Americas Job Bank Job Bank Flip Dog Dog Job Summit Summit San Diego Insider Diego Insider b Research – company information page 31 Business Directories and Contacts InfluentialBusiness Directories and Contacts Influential

52 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Conducting Your Job Search b Networking – Page 32 85% –90% of jobs acquired by this method85% –90% of jobs acquired by this method Talk to friends, relatives, teachers, former co-workersTalk to friends, relatives, teachers, former co-workers Visit school Career Centers, One-Stop Career CentersVisit school Career Centers, One-Stop Career Centers Look up businesses in Yellow pages,Look up businesses in Yellow pages, Join Professional Organizations & AssociationsJoin Professional Organizations & Associations b Informational Interview – Pages 33–34 Use it to learn about a company or jobUse it to learn about a company or job Send a thank you note after the interview.Send a thank you note after the interview. b Job Search Log – Pages 35–36 Maintain record of contactsMaintain record of contacts

53 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Resources for Job Research Job Summit Summit San Diego Insider Diego Insider b Research – company information, page 31 Business Directories and Contacts InfluentialBusiness Directories and Contacts Influential –At your local library and on the internet

54 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Module #5 Preparing for the Interview

55 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Preparing for the Interview b Before the interview page 37: Research:Research: Find out as much as you can (see page 31) about –the company –the job –salary range Write out answers to the questions you might be asked. See pages 38, 39 and 40.Write out answers to the questions you might be asked. See pages 38, 39 and 40. Prepare questions to ask the interviewerPrepare questions to ask the interviewer (see #8 on page 39): –What is the nature of the work and duties required for this job? –Are there any special skills required for this job?

56 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Preparing for the Interview b Before the interview Questions you might ask during the interview:Questions you might ask during the interview: –Do I need to join a union? –How would you know if someone is excellent at this job? –page 39 #8 Does the company have any plans for future growth? –How would you describe a typical day on the job? –Do you have any more questions about my qualifications? –When do you expect to make a decision? Or, when can I expect to hear from you?

57 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Preparing for the Interview b Before the interview: Have a copy of your resume ready.Have a copy of your resume ready. Develop your personal portfolio.Develop your personal portfolio. Take time for good grooming and hygiene. pages 42–43Take time for good grooming and hygiene. pages 42–43

58 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Preparing for the Interview b Before the interview: Go alone and plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early.Go alone and plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early. Visit job site prior to interview to determine location, parking, and travel time.Visit job site prior to interview to determine location, parking, and travel time.

59 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Activity Business Handshake b Activity: the business handshake Demonstrate good and poor handshake techniques.Demonstrate good and poor handshake techniques. Have group form to two large circles, one inside the other. These are the directions:Have group form to two large circles, one inside the other. These are the directions: –Face each other. –Introduce yourself by stating your name and shaking hands.

60 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Business Handshake Directions –Now, rate the other persons handshake on a scale of 1–10, 10 is excellent. Explain your reasons for the score you gave. –Outer circle rotates to the left and the inner circle rotates to the right until all participants have met each other.

61 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Activity Business Handshake b Discussion Questions: What made for the best handshakes?What made for the best handshakes? What did you learn, personally, about your own handshake?What did you learn, personally, about your own handshake?

62 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Packaging Yourself for Success b Women: Suit, skirt, blouse, or a dress with a blazer- type jacket.Suit, skirt, blouse, or a dress with a blazer- type jacket. No sleeveless or backless dresses or hemlines above the knees.No sleeveless or backless dresses or hemlines above the knees. Closed-toes shoesClosed-toes shoes

63 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Packaging Yourself for Success b Men: Suit or sport jacket, dress shirt, slacks, tie, belt, and dress shoes. No tennis shoes Dark socks No earrings or visible piercing

64 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Packaging Yourself for Success b Inappropriate Fabrics: Shiny/see-through, chiffon, denim, taffeta, corduroy, tight fitting knits.Shiny/see-through, chiffon, denim, taffeta, corduroy, tight fitting knits. b Color: Choose solid colors or muted stripes or checks for suits, jackets, pants, skirts, or dresses.

65 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Packaging Yourself for Success b Accessories: Do not wear distracting items such as large earrings (no earrings for men), multiple chains or rings, buckles, gloves, etc.Do not wear distracting items such as large earrings (no earrings for men), multiple chains or rings, buckles, gloves, etc. Use a small clutch purse or small handbag.Use a small clutch purse or small handbag. Stockings for women should be skin tone.Stockings for women should be skin tone. –No designs or patterns –Carry a spare pair with you, in case of a run.

66 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Packaging Yourself for Success b Checklist on page 43. Repair clothing.Repair clothing. Shine shoes.Shine shoes. Iron clothing.Iron clothing. Wash and comb your hair in a conservative style.Wash and comb your hair in a conservative style. Clean finger nails.Clean finger nails.

67 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Packaging Yourself for Success b Day of the Interview See page 43. Practice proper hygienePractice proper hygiene –Use deodorant but be careful in using perfume or after shave. –Shave (men) –Lightly apply make-up (women) b Do not chew gum or smoke. b Relax and SMILE!

68 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Interview Points to Remember b Interviews are a two-way street. You want to see if there is a match. Is this where you really want to work?Is this where you really want to work? Research and ask questions.Research and ask questions. Are you the right person for this job? Are you the right person for this job? –Help the employer see that you can do the job.

69 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Presenting Yourself During the Interview b Voice MelodyMelody ToneTone InflectionInflection VolumeVolume b Eye Contact Cultural differencesCultural differences

70 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Presenting Yourself During the Interview b Body Language PosturePosture Feet flat on the floorFeet flat on the floor Watch nervous mannerisms.Watch nervous mannerisms. What do you do with your hands?What do you do with your hands? b Completeness of Answers Volunteer enough information.Volunteer enough information. Make it seem like a conversation, not an interrogation.Make it seem like a conversation, not an interrogation.

71 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Presenting Yourself During the Interview b Presenting Qualifications Stress your skills and qualities.Stress your skills and qualities. b Be friendly. b Show confidence VoiceVoice MannerismsMannerisms What we sayWhat we say b Control the Interview Talking too much or not enoughTalking too much or not enough

72 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Interviewer Analysis Sheet

73 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Interview Questions b The purpose of the interview is to get the job. b Let the employer get to know and like you. b Think about this and prepare your answers to questions on pages 38, 39 and 40.

74 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Activity b Answer questions on pages 38, 39 and 40. b Give the answers that you would actually say. b Practice saying your answers, in front of a mirror, with a friend, or in class. b In class, practice in groups of three One person is the interviewer.One person is the interviewer. One is the interviewee.One is the interviewee. One is the person who rates the interviewee.One is the person who rates the interviewee. Everyone should have a chance to play each role.Everyone should have a chance to play each role.

75 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, After the Interview b Send a thank you note to the interviewer Paragraph 1: Thank them for meeting with you.Paragraph 1: Thank them for meeting with you. Paragraph 2: Provide any additional information that you may have overlooked in the interview, e.g. list a skill that you may not have mentioned.Paragraph 2: Provide any additional information that you may have overlooked in the interview, e.g. list a skill that you may not have mentioned. Paragraph 3: Let them know that you would like the job. Thank them, again, for the opportunity.Paragraph 3: Let them know that you would like the job. Thank them, again, for the opportunity.

76 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Module #6 Succeeding on the Job

77 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Succeeding on the Job b Be there! Being on time is important in every job.Being on time is important in every job. Dont be absent, if you can help it.Dont be absent, if you can help it. When you are there, use the time to do the work, not to socialize or work on personal projects.When you are there, use the time to do the work, not to socialize or work on personal projects. Plan ahead to get the work done on time.Plan ahead to get the work done on time.

78 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Succeeding on the Job b Do the work! Look at your job description to be sure you know all of your responsibilities.Look at your job description to be sure you know all of your responsibilities. Ask if there is anything more you could do.Ask if there is anything more you could do. Think about better ways to do the job and suggest ways to improve the product or service.Think about better ways to do the job and suggest ways to improve the product or service.

79 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Succeeding on the Job b Work effectively with your boss Ask questions when you dont understand.Ask questions when you dont understand. Keep your boss informed about progress on your tasks.Keep your boss informed about progress on your tasks. If there is bad news, tell you boss ahead of time.If there is bad news, tell you boss ahead of time. –If you think there will be a problem with the work or equipment, let your supervisor know. –Suggest ways to prevent it, if possible.

80 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Activity On Time, All The Time b Being at work and being on time are critical to job success. b Ask students to : Imagine that they are employersImagine that they are employers Evaluate all of the possible reasons for missing work, listed on page 4Evaluate all of the possible reasons for missing work, listed on page 4 –Which reasons are acceptable? –What could an employee do, to be sure that the problems listed dont happen.

81 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Leaving Your Job b There are many reasons to quit. b How you leave the job is important for Your employerYour employer Your futureYour future

82 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Leaving the Job: Helping Your Employer b If you need to leave the job (See page 45). b Let your supervisor know, ahead of time. Write a letter explaining that you will be leaving.Write a letter explaining that you will be leaving. See page 46.See page 46. b Offer to help train someone to take your place. b Thank the employer for the opportunity.

83 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Leaving the Job: Helping Yourself for Your Future b Ask for copies of your job evaluations. b Ask for future recommendations to other employers. Ask if you can have a future employer call for references.Ask if you can have a future employer call for references. Request a letter of reference.Request a letter of reference. Stay in touch with the employer. You never know when you might want to come back!Stay in touch with the employer. You never know when you might want to come back!

84 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Summary b You have learned valuable skills in your ROP class. b Employers need skilled workers. b Take time to prepare for your job search, to be sure that employers know what you have to offer. b Getting a job is a job!

85 San Diego County ROP, Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act, Successful Job Search Presented by: Cheryl Moen, Escondido Union High Barbara Turner, Oceanside Unified Maureen Gevirtz, San Diego County ROP


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