PHASE 1: Exploration of Employment Opportunities in Accounting n Preparing a personal assessment describing their interests, values, aptitudes, weaknesses, etc. n Learning about the organizations and sources of information to consult during a job search n Preparing a list of potential employers n Learning about the hiring conditions at different companies in the field of accounting
PHASE 2: Preparation and Application of a Job Search Plan n Planning the steps involved in their job search n Writing their resume and cover letters n Preparing for and going to interviews n Following up on the steps taken n Preparing a personal assessment describing their interests, values, aptitudes, weaknesses, etc. n Learning about the organizations and sources of information to consult during a job search n Preparing a list of potential employers n Learning about the hiring conditions at different companies in the field of accounting
PHASE 3: Review of Career Options n Learning about the new technologies used in companies and their impact on the occupation n Looking at the possibilities of advancement in a company n Learning about the opportunities for training in accounting or in related fields n Learning about the requirements and personal characteristics required for entrepreneurship or self- employment n Looking at their capacities for entrepreneurship or self-employment n Preparing an outline of their career plan
PHASE 4: Evaluation of Their Efforts n In a group discussion, commenting on the relevance of the documents used and the effectiveness of the steps undertaken in their job search n Adapting their job search plan n Evaluating how the work they did in this module may affect the development of their career
Web Based Course Website: www.geocities.com/jobsearchtech www.geocities.com/jobsearchtech Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Analyzing Yourself n What are your greatest accomplishments?
YOUR CAREER Where would you like to work? What kind of people do you like to be surrounded by? What purposes or values do you want your skills to serve? What special knowledge do you hold? What working conditions do you prefer? How much responsibility and salary do you want?
Introduction n Getting to know yourself –What you want to do –What your strengths and weaknesses are –What your aptitudes n Getting to know the job market –Employability Skills Profile –What jobs are available
Where to Look for Work n Talk to all your contacts … and their contacts n Newspapers n Employment centres and agencies n Online n Yellow pages
List of Potential Employers n Create a list of about two or three companies n Research these possibilities n List the following: n Names of individuals at companies n Addresses n Phone numbers (call them for stage or job) n Requirements
List of References n People who know you professionally –bosses or supervisors –colleagues –teachers n Ask potential references for permission n Inform them of what kind of work you are looking for