Goal Prepare all students to successfully enter the workforce upon graduation, and grow professionally throughout their careers.
Core Concepts Defined Concept to LearnDefinition Self-Knowledge “We should know what our convictions are, and stand for them.” - Carl JungCarl Jung Honestly assess your interests, strengths, and weaknesses. Priority Wheel
Motivation: How School/Career influence your Lifestyle Unemployment + Education vs. Median Weekly Salary +$507 +$399
Motivation: How School/Career influence your Lifestyle Monthly Cost of Living: 3 Samples Typical Living Expenses San DiegoDallasKansas City Home (monthly mortgage payment) 2,400ft 2 Single-family 4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom newly built home $2,255$782$1,218 Apartment (monthly rent payment) 950ft 2 2 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bathroom $1,655$702$751 Car, Gas, Insurance $500$350$370 Groceries $600$420$444 Entertainment $300$210$222 Student Loans $254 MONTHLY TOTAL $5,564$2,718$3,259
Concepts to Learn Definition Networking 1.Meeting people to establish a mutually beneficial relationship. 2.Keeping in touch with contacts to grow the relationship. 3.Networking happens through social gatherings, websites (Linkedin.com) , phone, Skype, handwritten note cards, etc. Social Network 1.Friends and family who you socialize with to communicate about your life, interests or beliefs. Professional Network 1.Associates, colleagues, clients and mentors/sponsors you socialize with to communicate about your career opportunities, skills, interests, and trends. Support Network 1.Immediate family and the closest friends who provide morale support and hold you accountable to your core values. 2.These people know you the best, and are not influenced by your popularity, income, or what you can do for them Networking: What are the benefits? 1. Shared Knowledge a) Exchanging ideas leads to shared knowledge. 2.Opportunities a) Networking often results in new opportunities like jobs or partnerships. b) When needs arise, you can be recommended. 3.Promotion/Reputation a) Raise your visibility in a positive way. b) Positive feedback from others always helps with employers and potential clients. 4.Support/Confidence a) Erase any self-doubt with encouragement, and fact-based information. b) Good experiences lead to higher self-esteem which makes it easier to network with more people.
The Job Interview Typical Interview Questions: 1.Tell me about yourself. 2.What are your strengths? Tell me about a project where you took a leadership role. 3.What are your weaknesses? Describe a mistake that you made and what you learned from it. 4.What are your career goals? 5.Why are you the best person for this position? 6.Why do you want to work for our company? 7.Are you a team player, a good problem solver? Prepare questions beforehand Don’t ask the following questions! 1.What does this company do? *Do your research ahead of time! 2.If I get the job when can I take time off for vacation? *Wait for the job to be offered before discussing this. 3.Can I change my schedule if I get the job? *Wait for the job to be offered before discussing this. 4.Did I get the job? *Be patient. They may need more time to decide. *Instead, ask what are the next steps in the application process.
Corer Concepts Defined Concepts to LearnDefinition Netiquette (short for "network etiquette" or "Internet etiquette")networketiquetteInternet A set of social rules guiding online communication between people and organizations covering , blogs, Facebook, etc. Some essential rules of Netiquette: Professionalism 1.Spell check and proofread 2.Simple address with no slang 3.Be yourself 4.Use discretion Courtesy 1.AVOID ALL CAPS!(All caps = shouting) 2.Be civilized! No Flame Wars. Security 1.Don’t open spam 2.Block pop-ups 3.Use secure networks and websites only
Classroom Activity: Role Play & Presentation Each Team Assigned a Career Role: As a group, you must report on the following: Career Role: ____________________________________ What is preparation (skills and education) for your career? 1._________________________________________________________ What mentor(s) should you add to your business network? 1._________________________________________________________ What market factors could negatively or positively influence your career? 1._________________________________________________________ Marketplace Considerations 1.Is there a market for this career? 2.Is the market growing, shrinking or static ?
Etiquette in Detail Written Communications Great EtiquettePoor Etiquette Dear, Hello, Greetings Hey, Hi Mr./Mrs./ Sir/Ma’am First name only See you laterC u l8r YesYeah Thank youThanks Sincerely, Best Wishes No salutation Correct SpellingNot proofreading Verbal/Non Verbal (body language) Great EtiquettePoor Etiquette Sitting up straightSlouching Firm handshakeWeak handshake Eye contactAvoiding eye contact Appropriate attireAttire out of place Punctualitytardiness Smile, positive vibeNegativity
“A winning mindset… in and out of the classroom” Earvin “Magic” Johnson’s Tips on How to win… 1.Time management 2.Follow through 3.Team Player 4.Passion 5.Thinking outside of the box 6.Preparation 7.Focus 8.Determination 9.Positive attitude 10.Discipline
Senior Year Next Steps Checklist Proficiency GoalTo Do List Research & Decision Making 1.Join school clubs, or outside programs related to your career interest. 2.Conduct online research of companies or careers that interest you. 3.Observe workers in your field, through job shadowing or internship. 4.Read news, journals, books, etc. on developments in your field. Self Promotion & Networking 1.Create an online professional profile using LinkedIn or other platform. 2.Create an online portfolio of your work to compliment your online profile. 3.Purchase (2) business attire outfits appropriate for your desired field. 4.Seek a leader in your desired career to become your Mentor. Fundamental Career Knowledge or Action 1.If not attending college, secure a job in your desired field. 2.Find paid or unpaid work experience during summer or afterschool. 3.Draft your resume and cover letter. 4.Solicit feedback on Cover Letter & Resume from someone in your network. Advanced Career Knowledge or Action 1.Develop a system to organize and catalogue new business contacts 2.Evaluate your friends and eliminate negative influences.