Presentation on theme: "Building a Successful Career in the Industry"— Presentation transcript:
1 Building a Successful Career in the Industry ProStart 1 – Chapter 12Building a Successful Career in the Industry
2 What are some skills needed for you to have a successful career? In your groups think of 4-5 skills you think are necessary for a successful career. Prepare to share.
3 Some that I thought of Communication & Teamwork Positive Attitude Willingness to LearnProfessionalismMath & technology skillsAnalyzing and Problem SolvingKnife and Equipment SkillsFood Safety KnowledgeProduct KnowledgeConfident NOT Cocky
4 The Job Search, How do you find a job? Personal ContactsSchool Placement OfficesEmployment AgenciesInternet ResourcesNetworkingJob Fairs
5 Portfolio – What is it?A Portfolio is a selection of samples that showcase interests, talents, and contributions. It is a self marketing tool to show potential employersCover pageList and samples of skillsSamples of workExamples of problems solvedExamples of teamworkExamples of leadershipCertificates of recognitionNewsletter or announcementsEssays, reports & papersResumeTest scoresOriginal recipesLetters of recommendation
6 Cover Letter Send with a resume Keep it brief Spell check Tips A cover letter is a brief letter in which an applicant introduces herself to an employerSend with a resumeKeep it briefSpell checkTipsAttentionInterestDesireAction
7 Job Applications: some advice Write or print clearlyUse blue or black penGrammar, spelling, punctuation, organizationN/A or please see meQuestions about money?? Write “Open”
8 Interview Tips Punctuality Appearance Good personal hygiene Positive attitudeGood manners “etiquette”Smile, extend your handLearn facts about companiesAlways be prepared with a question in case they ask if you have any.
9 At the interviewBring a portfolio/resume, names addresses, phone numbers of references, identificationQuestions – open-ended – talk about yourselfBe prepared to ask questions to the interviewer – don’t ask about money, vacation, etc…
10 Open ended and close ended questions What is the difference?Closed ended questions can be answered with a simple yes or no answer. Lead no whereOpen ended questions encourage the interviewee to expand about themselves or how they feel about something. Thought ProvokingI need a volunteer
11 Follow Up After the Interview Thank you notePhone call
12 Maintaining Health and Wellness throughout your career Eat rightGet exerciseDon’t smokeFind something else to loveDon’t take drugs/limit alcoholTake advantage of the resources offeredHave a plan for saving moneyFind a job that makes you happy
13 Resigning from a Job Two weeks notice In person or in writing – notTell reasons for leaving, but be polite