4 Chapter 9CAREER PLANNINGYour study of careersCareer training
5 THE CAREER PLANNING PROCESS Chapter 9THE CAREER PLANNING PROCESSStep 1: Personal AssessmentDetermine interests and valuesIdentify talents and abilitiesStep 2: Employment Market AnalysisGeographic influencesBusiness and economic trends
6 THE CAREER PLANNING PROCESS Chapter 9THE CAREER PLANNING PROCESS(continued)Step 3: Application ProcessApplication formResume and cover letterStep 4: Interview ProcessPrepare for interviewFollow-up activities
7 THE CAREER PLANNING PROCESS Chapter 9THE CAREER PLANNING PROCESS(continued)Step 5: Employment AcceptanceSalary and financial factorsOrganizational environmentStep 6: Career Development and AdvancementPractice career success behaviorsDevelop strong work relationships
8 Checkpoint >> List the steps in the career planning process. Chapter 9Checkpoint >>List the steps in the career planning process.AnswerThe steps in the career planning process are personal assessment, employment market analysis, application process, interview process, employment acceptance, and career development and advancement.
9 CAREER INFORMATION SOURCES Chapter 9CAREER INFORMATION SOURCESPrint and media sourcesOnline sourcesInformational interviewsBusiness contacts
10 SAMPLE QUESTIONS FOR AN INFORMATIONAL INTERVIEW Chapter 9SAMPLE QUESTIONS FOR AN INFORMATIONAL INTERVIEWHow did you get your current job?In what ways do you find your work most satisfying? What are your main frustrations?What tasks and activities are required in your work?What are the most important qualifications for working in this field?What advice would you give a young person who is thinking about this type of work?
11 Checkpoint >> What are the main sources of career information? Chapter 9Checkpoint >>What are the main sources of career information?AnswerPrint, media, and online sources, informational interviews, and business contacts are the main sources of career information.
12 GROWTH CAREER AREAS Geographic influences Economic and industry trends Chapter 9GROWTH CAREER AREASGeographic influencesEconomic and industry trends
13 Chapter 9Checkpoint >>What factors affect the career areas that will be in demand in the future?AnswerFuture employment opportunities are influenced by geography and economic trends.Consumer demand, changing demographics, and new technology all affect employment trends.
14 9-2 Planning Your Career Goals Describe factors of a personal assessment for career planning.Discuss methods for obtaining career experience.Identify information sources for available jobs.
16 Chapter 9PERSONAL ASSESSMENTInterestsValuesTalents and abilities
17 Chapter 9Checkpoint >>What is the difference between an interest and a talent?AnswerOne might have several areas of interest; talents, however, are inborn abilities that can assist in narrowing career interests.
19 Chapter 9Checkpoint >>What are methods for obtaining employment experience?AnswerWork-study programs, part- time employment, volunteering, and school activities are each ways of gaining work experience.
20 SOURCES OF AVAILABLE JOBS Chapter 9SOURCES OF AVAILABLE JOBSThe mediaPersonal contactsBusiness contactsCareer fairsGovernment employment offices
21 Chapter 9Checkpoint >>What are the main sources of information about available jobs?AnswerBusiness and personal contacts are the main sources of employment information.Others include newspapers and other publications, career fairs, employment agencies, and online sources.
22 Applying for Employment 9-3Applying for EmploymentGoalsPrepare an application form and a resume.Identify the parts of an application cover letter.Discuss the online application process.
23 Key Terms application form resume career portfolio cover letter Chapter 9Key Termsapplication formresumecareer portfoliocover letter
24 APPLICATION ACTIVITIES Chapter 9APPLICATION ACTIVITIESPersonal data sheetApplication formResumeCareer portfolio
25 RESUME Personal information Career objective Education Experience Chapter 9RESUMEPersonal informationCareer objectiveEducationExperienceCareer-related honors and other activities
26 Chapter 9CAREER PORTFOLIOResume, cover letter, and answers to sample interview questionsSample reports, presentation materials, and research findings from school projectsWeb site designs, creative works from school activities or previous employment such as ads, packages, and promotionsNews articles of community activities or other experiences in which you have participatedLetters of recommendation
27 Action Verbs for Resumes and Cover Letters Chapter 9Action Verbs for Resumes and Cover Letters
28 Checkpoint >> What are the main sections of a resume? Answer Chapter 9Checkpoint >>What are the main sections of a resume?AnswerThe typical resume includes personal information, career objective, education, experience, career-related honors, and other activities.
29 APPLICATION COVER LETTER Chapter 9APPLICATION COVER LETTERIntroductionDevelopmentConclusionTargeted letter
30 Checkpoint >> What is the purpose of a cover letter? Answer Chapter 9Checkpoint >>What is the purpose of a cover letter?AnswerThe cover letter is used to express interest in a company and to invite interest in your resume.Its ultimate goal is to solicit an interview.
31 ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS Chapter 9ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESSOnline applicationsCyber interviewing
32 Chapter 9Checkpoint >>How is the Internet used in the job application process?AnswerJob seekers may learn job seeking skills, post resumes, learn more about a company, and apply for jobs online.Employers may post positions, review resumes, and perform screening interviews online.
33 9-4Securing a JobGoalsDescribe activities involved in the interview process.Compare factors to consider when accepting a job offer.Identify attitudes and actions for success on the job.
35 THE INTERVIEW PROCESS Before the interview During the interview Chapter 9THE INTERVIEW PROCESSBefore the interviewDuring the interviewAfter the interview
36 BEFORE YOU INTERVIEW Plan your questions Things to remember Chapter 9BEFORE YOU INTERVIEWPlan your questionsThings to rememberBe on time for the appointment.Go alone to the interview.Dress properly
37 DURING THE INTERVIEW Answer each question completely Chapter 9DURING THE INTERVIEWAnswer each question completelyAvoid talking too muchMake good eye contactStay calmThank the interviewer
38 COMMON INTERVIEW QUESTIONS Chapter 9COMMON INTERVIEW QUESTIONSEducation and TrainingWhat qualifies you for this job?Why are you interested in this company?What activities have helped you to expand your interests and knowledge?
39 COMMON INTERVIEW QUESTIONS Chapter 9COMMON INTERVIEW QUESTIONS(continued)Work and Other ExperienceIn what situations have you done your best work?Describe the supervisors who motivated you most.Which of your past accomplishments are you most proud of?Describe people with whom you have found it difficult to work?
40 COMMON INTERVIEW QUESTIONS Chapter 9COMMON INTERVIEW QUESTIONS(continued)Personal QualitiesWhat are your major strengths and weaknesses?What have you done to overcome these?What do you plan to be doing five or ten years from now?Which individuals have had the greatest influence on you?
41 AFTER THE INTERVIEW Send a follow-up letter Chapter 9AFTER THE INTERVIEWSend a follow-up letterEvaluate your interview performanceBe patient
42 Chapter 9Checkpoint >>What actions should be taken when preparing for an employment interview?AnswerAn applicant should gather information about the organization, prepare questions, prepare answers to anticipated questions, arrive on time, and dress appropriately.
43 JOB OFFERS Salary and financial factors Organizational environment Chapter 9JOB OFFERSSalary and financial factorsOrganizational environment
44 Chapter 9Checkpoint >>What factors should a person consider when accepting a job?AnswerIn addition to salary, one should consider what types of benefits are offered, what kind of work environment is involved, and what opportunities for training and advancement exist.
45 Chapter 9ON THE JOB BEHAVIORPositive attitudePositive image
46 JOB SUCCESS STRATEGIES Chapter 9JOB SUCCESS STRATEGIESAsk questionsAvoid complainingHonor the time for breaksConsider your appearanceBe on timeBe friendly with everyoneShow you are dependableFollow the rules
47 Chapter 9MENTORA mentor is an experienced employee who serves as a counselor to a person with less experience.
48 LEAVING A JOB Give notice Complete current projects Chapter 9LEAVING A JOBGive noticeLetterDateComplete current projectsParticipate in exit interviewThank coworkers
49 Chapter 9Checkpoint >>How does a mentor assist less experienced employees?AnswerA mentor can provide insight into how to find opportunities for promotion.He or she will have an understanding of the current demands within your company or chosen field.