Presentation on theme: "A. EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS B. JOB-SEEKING SKILLS Job Search, Resume, Cover Letter, Interview Skills C. LEGAL RIGHTS/RESPONSIBILITITES OF EMPLOYERS/EMPLOYEES."— Presentation transcript:
A. EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS B. JOB-SEEKING SKILLS Job Search, Resume, Cover Letter, Interview Skills C. LEGAL RIGHTS/RESPONSIBILITITES OF EMPLOYERS/EMPLOYEES D. WORK-RELATED INJURY PREVENTION
In a new section on your website: 1. Identify at least three employability skills that you already have where/when did you acquire each evidence: how did you demonstrate each Example 2. Identify at least three employability skills that you want to develop further describe one personal strategy for developing each of three identified skills Example http://jobsearch.about.com/od/skills/
COMMUNICATION written, verbal NUMERACY TECHNOLOGICAL LITERACY ACCESSING AND MANAGING INFORMATION PROBLEM SOLVING TEAMWORK cooperation, respect, group dynamics, contributions PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY time management, positive attitude, commitment, continuous skill development
Jobs for youth (little or no experience required): Rec Centre Staff Library Staff Retail Food Industry BC SPCA Volunteer positions Find one or two job openings that you are interested in: online job search, cold call, newspaper Post them under your employability skills section What are the requirements? http://jobsearch.about.com/od/findajob/
1. Go on: msforero.weebly.com 2. Find Planning 10 1. Employment Tab Weak Resume Assignment Choose one of the resumes with a partner and analyze it from the perspective of an employer different from ppl next to you! Write down weaknesses on a piece of paper
1. CHRONOLOGICAL Jobs are listed in reverse chronological order with your current, or most recent job, first. Employers typically prefer this type of resume because it's easy to see what jobs you have held and when you have worked at them. Works well for job seekers with a strong, solid work history
1. FUNCTIONAL A functional resume focuses on your skills and experience, rather than on your chronological work history. It is used most often by people who are changing careers or who have gaps in their employment history
1. COMBINATION A combination resume lists your skills and experience first. Your employment history is listed next. Used to highlight the skills you have that are relevant to the job you are applying for, and also provide the chronological work history that employers prefer.
1. Contact Info 2. Date 3. Employer’s Info 4. Salutation 5. Opening Paragraph Why writing? 6. Follow-up Paragraph You Offer? 7. Next-to-Last Paragraph Company? 8. Closing Paragraph Follow-up
Use the rest of the class to: 1. Write your resume, or 2. Edit your resume for a new job or higher position for your current job, or 3. Write a cover letter for a new job or a higher position for their current job, or 4. Apply for a scholarship
1. ANANLYZE THE JOB POSTING know the job description and requirements
2.MAKE A MATCH make a list of your assets that match the requirements
3.RESEARCH THE COMPANY are you and the company a good fit? why this company?
1.PRACTICE INTERVIEWING review common job interview questions practice answering the questions ahead of time
Answer FIVE of the most common interview questions found on the next slide use the strengths and skills you have identified for yourself so far in this section of the course Post the answers on your website
COMMON JOB INTERVIEW QUESTIONS: What is your greatest strength? What is your greatest weakness? Why are you leaving or have left your job? Tell me about yourself. Why do you want this job? Why should we hire you? How do you handle stress and pressure? Describe a difficult work situation / project and how you overcame it. How do you evaluate success? What are your goals for the future?
5.GET YOUR INTERVIEW CLOTHES READY professional position: business attire casual position: business casual
6.WHAT TO BRING? DO NOT BRING: -cell phone -gum -cup of coffee -anything unrelated to the interview
7.PRACTICE INTERVIEW ETTIQUETTE friendly greeting, firm hand-shake, eye-contact show interest through body language
8.GET DIRECTIONS get directions ahead of time so you can arrive EARLY practice run check on parking, if it’s an issue 9.DURING THE INTERVIEW Listen, pay attention!! “Give and take” Closing: show interest, follow-up 10.FOLLOW UP Thank you letter or phone call (not email)