Why do people work? n To meet their: n To gain a sense of:
Factors Affecting Career Choice Several things affect how we choose our career What are some areas that may affect how a person chooses their career? What are some of your personal factors you would consider when choosing your career?
Career Planning n There are Steps to follow when trying to plan your career path n Why are the following two items significant in career planning? The Importance of GoalsThe Importance of Goals Making the Right ChoicesMaking the Right Choices
Sources of Job Opportunity Info. Where can you find job openings, information, etc? n Books n websites n offices n other sources
Types of unemployment n Is unemployment always bad? SeasonalSeasonal StructuralStructural CyclicalCyclical frictionalfrictional
Job Search Techniques What four techniques will help you through the job searching process?
The Resume n General Guidelines Keep your resume to one page.Keep your resume to one page. Include all information pertinent to the job.Include all information pertinent to the job. Use good quality 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper.Use good quality 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper. Resume should be attractive and easy to read.Resume should be attractive and easy to read. Proofread carefully.Proofread carefully. n Parts of the resume--see page 56 for example.
The Cover Letter n What’s in the letter? n What is its purpose? n When do you send it? n Whom do you send it to?
Letter of Reference n What is it? n Who should write one for you?
The Application Form n Print neatly using black or blue pen n Fill in all of the blanks. (N/A when appropriate) n Be truthful and do not abbreviate. n Bring with you all required information.
The Job Interview n Prepare for the interview. n Make a good first impression. Arrive on time.Arrive on time. Dress appropriately.Dress appropriately. Go alone.Go alone. Be prepared.Be prepared. Appear poised and self-confident.Appear poised and self-confident. Be courteous.Be courteous.
The Job Interview n Think before you answer each question. n Emphasize your strong points. n Be enthusiastic and interested in the company and the job.
The Thank-you Letter n Follow-up is essential! n What is it? n Why write a thank-you letter? n Other ways to follow up?
Understanding & Preparing Work Forms n W-4—Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate n Work Permit Application n Form W-2—Wage and Tax Statement
Employment Laws What 6 things did the social security act of 1935 cover? n Social Security Act of 1935 n What is going on today with our social security system in the US?
Other Legislation n What did the Fair Labor Standards Act provide for workers? What is Workers’ Compensation? Who pays it?
Other Legislation Briefly define the following: n Family & Medical Leave Act-1993 n Equal Pay Act n Civil Rights Act of 1964 n Age Discrimination in Employment Act n Americans with Disabilities Act
Paycheck Terms n Gross Pay n Net Pay n Deductions n Hourly Wages n Overtime n Monthly Salary n Annual Salary
How do I calculate my check? n Gross Pay= Rate * Hours n Net Pay= Gross-Deductions n OT happens when? n How do I calculate OT?
Benefits and Incentives Benefits are anything extra your employer gives you above & Beyond your pay Benefits are anything extra your employer gives you above & Beyond your pay n What are some benefits you can get with a job? n Why is it important to know the benefits of a job beforehand? n What are some things that are not categorized as benefits?
Trends in the Workplace Several trends are occurring in the workplace to try and help make things more convenient for the employee & to create better working conditions Several trends are occurring in the workplace to try and help make things more convenient for the employee & to create better working conditions n What are some things your employer can do to make your job better? n What are some things your employer can do for your family?
Labor Unions/Professional Organizations What is a union? How did they begin? What are the different types of unions? What services or protections can a union provide you with?