educ - week 15 PLAN

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Sherfield and Moody Cornerstones
Topic: Plan
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Change and Career Planning
• The world of work is constantly changing
• Technology and globalization are key factors
• Work ethic is still important!
• College students of today are likely to have
several careers in their lifetimes
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Job v. Career?
• A job a place you go to complete tasks and
earn a paycheck
• A career is something you own that enhances
your life and bring internal rewards along with
monetary satisfaction
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Ten Strategies for Your Future
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Make good grades
Acknowledge your abilities, values, interests
Advance your technology skills
Hone your speaking, writing, communication
Actively explore your career options
Get involved and stay active
Give back to your community
Use your summers wisely
Expand your cultural and global knowledge
Utilize your campus Career Center
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Your Career Self-Study
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What is your personality type?
What are your interests?
Do you enjoy physical or mental work?
What are your values?
Where do you want to live?
Do you want to travel?
What motivates you?
What are your skills?
Do you like routine?
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Undeclared?
Ten Steps to Career Decision
Making
Dream!
Go where the puck is going!
Talk to your advisor
Use electives
Visit the Career Center on campus
Read, read, read!
Shadow or volunteer
Join pre-professional organizations
Get a part-time job
Get a summer practicum or internship
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Cover Letters and Resumes
• Keys to getting an interview
• Cover letter is first impression and should be
personalized for each position
• Resume communicates your education, skills,
and experience
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Tips for Resumes and Cover Letters
• Must be typed
• Use quality paper
• Do not fold for mailing
• Must be error-free
• Sign your letter in blue or black ink
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Call the Resume DOCTOR
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D = visual design
O = job-specific objective
C = clarity and specificity
T = be truthful
O = organization
R = review by others
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Types of Resumes
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Chronological
Functional
Accomplishment
Video
Scannable
Electronic/plain text (regular)
Portfolio
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Resume Tips
• Limit to one page when possible
• Use bullets
• Use standard 10-14 point fonts
• Use action verbs: managed, created, built
• Be succinct and omit irrelevant information
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Choosing References
• Select responsible individuals with good
communication skills to serve as references
• Get permission and provide your resume to
them
• Get complete contact information
• Send thank-you’s to them
• Develop a list to take to interviews with you
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Networking
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Attend events/conferences in your field
Join professional organizations
Volunteer in the community or job shadow
Use job search social networking sites
Talk to instructors/family members/contacts
Use your college’s Career Services
Work with recruiters/temp agencies
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“Eight Seconds Rule”
• You have eight seconds to make an impression
with your resume and cover letter
• You have even less time to do so during an
interview – appearance matters!
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REWARDS Interviewing Tips
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R = establish rapport
E = promote your education and training
W = show willingness to join and to learn
A = appearance is important
R = give positive responses to questions
D = display a demeanor of confidence
S = be sincere
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The Thank-You Note
• Often overlooked but very important
• Send immediately after interview
• Send whether you want or get the position
• Shows your manners and respect
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Topic Reflections
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Identify what you have to offer
Learn to promote yourself in an interview
Select appropriate references
Create a dynamic cover letter/resume
Shadow and do volunteer work
Present yourself in a professional manner
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