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1 Seeking Employment Miladys Standard Cosmetology Cosmetology:

2 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that Normal Vincent Peale

3 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Objectives Discuss the essentials of becoming test-wise Explain the steps involved in preparing for employment List and describe the different types of salon businesses Write an achievement-oriented resume and prepare an employment portfolio

4 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Objectives Explain how to explore the job market and research potential employers Be prepared to complete an effective employment interview

5 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Preparing for Licensure Master program content Become test-wise

6 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Habits to Develop Plan a realistic study schedule Read content carefully Keep well-organized notebook Build detailed vocabulary list Take effective notes Organize and review handouts Listen carefully for test cues

7 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Holistic Hints Be mentally ready Get rest the night before test Dress comfortably Anticipate test anxiety Avoid cramming the night before

8 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Test-Day Strategies Relax and slow down physically Review material lightly Arrive early Read diretions and listen carefully Ask if you do not understand

9 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Skim test before beginning Budget time Wear a watch to monitor time Begin as soon as possible Mark answers quickly but carefully Answer easiest questions first Mark skipped questions Test-Day Strategies

10 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Read questions carefully Answer as many as possible (guess if unsure) Look over finished test Change answers with good reason only Check test before turning in Test-Day Strategies

11 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Deductive Reasoning Strategies Eliminate incorrect options Watch for key terms Study the stem

12 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Watch for grammatical clues Look at similar or related questions In essay questions, address the issue Deductive Reasoning Strategies In reading tests, read questions first

13 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY True/False Test Strategies Watch for qualifying words To be true, entire statement must be true Long statements may be more likely to be true

14 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Multiple Choice Strategies Read entire question and all choices carefully Look for best choice Eliminate incorrect answers When two choices are close or similar, one is probably correct When two choices are identical, both must be wrong

15 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY When two choices are opposite, one is probably correct All of the above responses are often correct Note words like not, except, but Multiple Choice Strategies

16 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Guess if you dont know (if there is no penalty) Answer to one question may be in stem of another Multiple Choice Strategies

17 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Matching Strategies Read both lists before beginning Check off items from the brief response list to eliminate choices

18 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Essay Strategies Organize answer to cue words in question Think carefully and outline answer before you begin writing Be complete, accurate, relevant, well-organized, clear

19 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Practical Exam Tips Practice correct skills often Participate in mock exams Be familiar with exam bulletin Keep equipment clean and implements sanitary and working

20 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Observe other practical exams Locate exam site prior to exam Listen carefully to instructions Focus on your own knowledge Practice sanitation and safety at all times Practical Exam Tips

21 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Personal Skills Assessment Posture and poise Grooming and personal hygiene Manners and courtesy Communications skills

22 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Positive attitude Personal habits Self-esteem and self-confidence Honesty and integrity Dependability Personal Skills Assessment

23 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Technical Skills Assessment Analyze each skills area Are skills suitable for any salon type? If not, why not? What skills do they need to develop to work in their desired salon type?

24 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Desired Employment Characteristics Motivation Integrity Good technical skills Good communication skills Strong work ethic Enthusiasm

25 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Salon Type Activity Brainstorm about various types of salon within the industry Record on board or flip chart Discuss each type

26 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Salon Types Small independent salons Independent chain salons Large national chains

27 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Franchise salons Basic value-priced operations Salon Types

28 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Mid-priced full-service salons High-end imagesalons or day spas Booth rental Salon Types

29 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Preparing for Employment Passport: a written summary of your education and work experience Informs potential employer of achievements and accomplishments

30 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY General Resume Guidelines Keep it simple and to one page Print on good quality bond paper (neutral) Include name, address, phone, e-mail List recent, relevant work experience List relevant education and name of school List abilities and accomplishments Focus on relevant performance

31 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY An Achievement-Oriented Resume 20 seconds to sizzle! How many regular clients do you serve? How many clients do you serve weekly? What is your ticket average? What is your client retention rate? What % of revenue is from retailing? What % of revenue is from chemical services?

32 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Excel in School School performance can help build a great resume!

33 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY The DOs of Resume Writing Make it neat and easy to read Know your audience Keep it short Stress accomplishments Focus on career goals; highlight relevant performance Emphasize transferable skills Use action verbs

34 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY The DONTs of Resume Writing Avoid salary references Dont supply photos Dont stretch the truth Dont include personal references Avoid the personal Dont expect too much

35 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY An Achievement-Oriented Resume

36 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Portfolio Preparation Diplomas, secondary and post- secondary Awards and achievements Achievement-oriented resume Letters of reference from employers Summary of continuing education

37 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Statement of professional affiliations Statement of civic affiliations Before and after photos of services Statement of why you have chosen cosmetology as a career Other relevant information Portfolio Preparation

38 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Targeting the Establishment Accept that you wont begin where you want to be Start now Locate salons that serve your preferred clientele Obtain a list of salons Watch advertisements

39 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Network Call salon and use best phone manner Ask to speak to owner or manager Give name and explain that youre about to graduate State you are researching local salon market Ask if they need a stylist Ask if you can make an appointment

40 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Confirm appointment Network

41 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY The Salon Visit The salon image Professionalism Management Client service Prices retail In-salon marketing Services

42 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Salon Visit Checklist

43 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Note of Thanks

44 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Arranging the Interview Resume cover letter Follow up with a phone call

45 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Interview Preparation Checklist Social Security number Drivers license number Names, addresses, phone numbers of former employers Dates of former employment Contact information of nearest relative

46 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Interview Wardrobe Appropriate for position Fashionable and flattering Accessories appropriate Hairstyle professional and current Makeup/facial hair appropriate Fragrance subtle Handbag or brief case (not both)

47 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Dressed for Interview

48 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Support Materials Resume Facts and figures Portfolio

49 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Typical Interview Questions What did you like best about your training? Are you punctual and regular in attendance? Will school director confirm your answer? What skills are your strongest? What skills are your weakest?

50 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Are you a team player? Please explain Are you flexible? Please explain What are your career goals? What days/hours are you available to work? Do you have your own transportation? Typical Interview Questions

51 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Are there any obstacles that would prevent you from keeping your commitment to full-time employment? What assets would you bring to the salon and the position? Typical Interview Questions

52 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Who is the most interesting person you have met in your work/education experience and why? How would you handle a problem client? How do you feel about retailing? Typical Interview Questions

53 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Would you be willing to attend our company training program? Describe ways you provide excellent customer service Share an example of consultation questions you might ask a client What steps would you take to build a business and ensure clients return? Typical Interview Questions

54 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Practical Service at Interview Confirm prior to interview whether you will be required to perform a service If so, make sure model is appropriately dressed and prepared

55 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY The Interview Be on time Project a warm, friendly smile Walk, sit, stand with good posture Be polite and courteous Dont sit until asked Dont smoke or chew gum

56 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Dont lean on or touch interviewers desk Appear confident Speak clearly Answer questions honestly Never criticize former employers Acknowledge interview with thanks The Interview

57 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY An Interview in Progress

58 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Questions for Interviewer Is there a job description I may review? Is there a salon manual? How frequently does salon advertise? How long do employees typically work here? Are employees encouraged to grow in skill and responsibility? How?

59 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Does salon offer continuing education opportunities? Is there room for advancement? What are the requirements for promotion? What benefits are offered Questions for Interviewer

60 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY What is the form of compensation? When will the position be filled? Should I follow up on your decision? Questions for Interviewer

61 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Interview Follow-Up Write thank you note Call (if suggested for you to do so)

62 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Legal Aspects – Improper Questions Race, religion, national origin Age or date of birth Disabilities or physical traits Drug use or smoking Citizenship

63 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Illegal QuestionsLegal Questions How old are you? Describe your medical history Are you a U.S. citizen? What is your native tongue? Are you older than 18? Are you able to perform this job? Are you authorized to work in the U.S.? In which languages are you fluent?

64 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Tips for Success Learn about establishment Read industry journals Attend trade shows

65 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Summary and Review What is the most important way for any learner to do well on any test?

66 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Summary and Review Explain deductive reasoning List 5 steps learners should take prior to the actual examination to improve results

67 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY List at least 12 strategies learners can use on the day of the exam to improve results Summary and Review

68 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY When considering a statement on a true/false test, why are long statements more likely to be true than shorter ones? Summary and Review

69 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Name and describe at least 5 types of salon businesses Summary and Review

70 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY List up to 8 strategies helpful in writing a resume Summary and Review

71 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY List at least 6 things to avoid when developing your resume Summary and Review

72 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY List several items that should be included in your professional portfolio Summary and Review

73 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Briefly summarize the preliminary things to consider before beginning your salon search Summary and Review

74 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY What can be accomplished by visiting a salon prior to an interview? Summary and Review

75 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Why are thank you notes important even if you visit a salon where you do not wish to become employed? Summary and Review

76 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY List 12 important interview behaviors Summary and Review

77 MILADYS Standard Instructor Support Slides COSMETOLOGY Congratulations! Youve just completed one unit of study toward program completion!


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