Presentation on theme: "Careers Tips on getting your first job…. Think about it – What type of job are you interested in??? Fast Food/Restaurants Retail Stores Working Outdoors."— Presentation transcript:
Careers Tips on getting your first job…
Think about it – What type of job are you interested in??? Fast Food/Restaurants Retail Stores Working Outdoors Nursing Homes Childcare
Sources for job leads… Newspaper Internet Friends/Family The business itself (sign in window)
Guidelines for filling out applications… Always use black or blue ink. Be neat and legible If you make a mistake, use white out or a single cross out. Do not scribble. Make copies and fill out a practice one first. Fill out everything completely. If it doesnt apply to you put N/A.
Write out what you would say (word for word) when calling to find out if a company has any job openings. Example: Hi, my name is ____ and I am calling to see if you have any openings with your company at this time? If so, what is your application process? Thank you for your time.
How and when should you follow up on an application? You should turn in the application, wait about a week and then call to follow up. Call back every few days until you get the answer you are looking for. Be sure to always thank them for their time. Be persistent, but not annoying.
What are some things you should keep in mind when going in for an interview? Do a dry run a couple of days before. Know how to get there, where to park, how much time it will take. Dress for success! No perfume, big jewelry etc…LOOK PROFESSIONAL! Dont chew gum! Look them in the eye and give a good firm handshake. Try to have good eye contact and keep fidgeting to a minimum. Show enthusiasm for the job and the company. Answer questions honestly and to the best of your ability.