2 Finding Job Openings Job hunting TAKES WORK, you must find them Ways to find jobs is through NETWORKING: talking with people and establishing relationships that can lead to more information or business
3 Finding job openings Friends and Relatives Networking School Placement ServicesDirect Employer ContactWant AdsTrade and Professional JournalsGovernment Employment ServicesPrivate Employment AgenciesSearching the Internet
4 Before You ApplyYou must complete a PERSONAL FACT SHEET: helps you write letters of application, prepare job resumes, and fill out application forms (sample shown on page 301)YOU will create your own personal fact sheet.
5 Job ResumeA resume summarizes a person’s educational background, work experience, and other qualifications for employment (sample found on page 303)YOU will create a resume before you leave this class!
6 Job Resume A resume should include the following: Objective Education Work ExperienceHonors and ActivitiesPersonalReferences
7 Job PortfolioA PORTFOLIO: a well organized collection of materials that supports your job qualifications.It can be used during an interview to highlight your talents and capabilities
8 Job Portfolio Your portfolio should include: A letter of application Copy of your latest resumeList of job related skillsCollection of samples of your best workWell organized and presentable!
9 Develop a Home PageMany employers are looking for individuals with strong computer skillsYou can show this by developing a home page: a personalized site on the world wide web.Your home page should include: a copy of your resume, photos of important projects, you can include a short video clip demonstrating their speaking skills and personality
10 Job Application FormsWhenever you apply for a job, you must do this with a job applicationAn application that is incomplete, difficult to read, or smudged with dirt may not make it beyond the first screeningYOU will complete a job application properly before completing this class!
11 Tips for Completing a Job Application READ the entire application before readingFOLLOW carefully the instructions filling out the form. If you are asked to print, type or use black pen only, then do so!COMPLETE every question on both sides of the form. If a question does not apply to you, write DNA or NA
12 Job App Tips cont……………..In the section for wages or salary, you should always answer OPEN or NEGOTIABLEIn the “employment history”, remember to include part-time jobs such as baby-sitting, mowing lawns, delivering flyers, etc.Be as NEAT as possible
13 Illegal Question for Job Applicants Legally you are not required to answer any question unrelated to your ability to do the job.NO questions are to be asked about your: race or color, religion, national origin, photographs, personal/family, sex and marital status, age, disabilities, or organizations. (pg. 312, 16-8)