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1 4.00Understand job search techniques. 4.01 Understand where to seek employment. 4.00 Understand job search techniques. 4.01 Understand where to seek employment.

2 4.01 Understand where to seek employment. 2 Resources Used to Seek Employment Networking Internet Printed Resources

3 4.01 Understand where to seek employment. 3 Networking Resources  Career Fairs - potential employers  Community Members – businesses, community programs, religious organizations  Family and Friends – parents, siblings, neighbors  School Resources - clubs, CTSOs, staff Click here to go back

4 4.01 Understand where to seek employment. 4 Printed Resources  Newspapers – want ads  Bulletin Boards – job postings  Help Wanted Signs – Advertisements in store windows Click here to go back

5 4.01 Understand where to seek employment. 5 Internet Resources  Career Specific  Company Specific  General Job Search  Location Specific Click here to go back

6 4.01 Understand where to seek employment. 6 How Job Leads are Acquired  5%Job Ads  23%Employment Agencies  24%Direct Employer Contact  48%Networking U.S. Department Of Labor

7 4.01 Understand where to seek employment. 7 Networking Do’s  Make a list of potential network sources  Inform people of jobs and careers that interest you or that you are looking for  Be clear about what you are looking for when making contacts

8 4.01 Understand where to seek employment. 8 Networking Do’s (continued)  Include people of all ages and job descriptions in your network  Keep contacts informed of your job search progress  Keep in touch with your network over time  Follow up on any leads or names you have been given  Be professional in your approach and behavior  Continue to expand your circle of contacts

9 4.01 Understand where to seek employment. 9 Networking Don’ts  Don’t be afraid to ask for advice and assistance  Don’t expect your network to function as a job search firm for you  Don’t be discouraged if someone doesn’t have time for you  Don’t be shy; speak out and be assertive

10 4.01 Understand where to seek employment. 10 Career Fair Tips  Dress as for an interview  Prepare introductory talking points  Be prepared for an on-the-spot interview  Prepare insightful questions to ask  Act professionally  Show enthusiasm and interest  Take several copies of your résumé, a pen, paper, and business cards, if available

11 4.01 Understand where to seek employment. 11 Career Fair Tips (continued)  Use a firm handshake, direct eye contact, and a bright smile  Research employers  Talk to each employer, and broaden your network  Approach employers individually


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