Presentation on theme: "1. 2 Chapter 1 Success as a Path 3 Top Job Performance Skills Personal QualitiesFoundation Skills Resource SkillsInterpersonal Skills Information SkillsSystems."— Presentation transcript:
2 Chapter 1 Success as a Path
3 Top Job Performance Skills Personal QualitiesFoundation Skills Resource SkillsInterpersonal Skills Information SkillsSystems & Technology Skills
4 Setting a Career Objective Having a career objective will guide your job search and make it easier to find a job youll enjoy. Your career objective combines: –Your qualities, skills, and experiences –What you want in a job or career
5 The Job Search You can find job openings through: –Employers –People you know –Career fairs –The Internet and classified ads –Employment agencies –Internships and job shadowing
6 Researching Employers For each company that appeals to you, ask questions like: –What does the company produce? –Are they for-profit or not-for-profit? –What is their reputation? –What are their problems?
7 Resumé Requirements Todays job seeker has four resumés: Print Scannable Online E-mail
8 Writing Cover Letters Cover letters must be individually tailored to each job posting: Address them to a specific person. 1 st paragraphIndicate the purpose of the letter. 2 nd paragraphDescribe how you would be an asset to the company. 3 rd paragraphAsk for an interview.
9 Maintaining a Positive Attitude Attaining and maintaining a positive attitude may be your toughest task. Form a job search team. Discuss goals for the week ahead. Reward yourself for progress.