Why Read Introduction? - College of the Siskiyous

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Getting
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McGraw-Hill/Irwin
Understanding Business, 8e
McHugh
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PROLOGUE
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McHugh
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© 2008 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., All Rights Reserved.
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Why Read Introduction?
10. Minimum Wage
9. Money’s Worth
8. Professional
Behavior
7. “Point & Click”
6. Time
Management
5. “You know…”
4. Grade
3. Important?
2. Big Dogs
1. Test!!!
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Course Success
• Value of Education-Flexible &
Adjustable
• Prepare for Career- Options
• Assess Skills & Personality
• Professional Business Strategies
• Professional Behavior
• Do Your Best
• Make the Most of the Resources
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Comparing the Salaries of
High School & College Grads
$1,400
$1,200
High School Grad.
$1,000
$800
College Grad.
(In Thousands)
$600
$400
$200
$0
1st
5th
10th
Years After Graduation
20th
30th
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Education and Earnings
Average Annual Earnings for Workers Ages 25+
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Associate Degree
Some College
HS Graduate
HS- No Diploma
$0
(Source: USA Today)
$10
$20
$30
In Thousands
$40
$50
$60
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Professional Behavior
• 1st Impression
• Good Grooming
• On Time
• Considerate
• “Netiquette”
• Cell Phone
• Prepared
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Study Hints
• Attend
• Study Guide
• Listen
• Flash Cards
• Notes
• Online Learning
Center
• Study Place
• Read
• Old Exams
• Senses
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Test Hints
• Sleep/Eat
• Necessary
Materials
• Relax
• Directions
• Read All Answers
• Answer All Qs
• Carefully Read
T/F
• Organize for
Essays
• Review Test
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Time Management
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Weekly Goals
“To Do” List
Daily Schedule
Prepare for Next Day
Weekly/Monthly
Schedules
6. Space Out Work
7. Defend Study Time
8. Time for Fun
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Course Resources
• Professor
• Supplements
• Outside Readings
• Experience- Yours
& Classmates
• Outside Contacts
• Internet
• PowerWebwww.mhhe.com/ub8e
• Library
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Search Engines’
Market Share
50
45
December 2005
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35
30
25
Market Share
20
15
10
5
0
Google
Yahoo
MSN
Others
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Learning Goals
Self-test Questions
Key Terms
Boxes
Chapter Summaries
Critical Thinking Questions
Skills Exercises
Net Exercises
Video Cases
Casing the Web Cases
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Job Search Strategy
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Self-Analysis
Work You Enjoy
Network
Internet
Cover Letter/Resume
Interview Skills
Follow Up
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Where College
Students Find Jobs
Source of Job
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On-Campus interviewing
Write-ins
Current employee referrals
Job listing with placement office
Response from want ads
% of New
Employees
49.3%
9.8%
7.2%
6.5%
5.6%
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10 Jobs Hiring the
Most 2006 Grads
1. Accounting (private) -- $45,817
2. Management trainee -- $38,482
3. Financial/Treasury Analysis -$46,335
4. Sales -- $38,830
5. Project Engineering -- $50,365
(Source: careers.msn.com)
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10 Jobs Hiring the
Most 2006 Grads
6. Consulting -- $50,120
7. Design/Construction engineering -$48,109
8. Accounting (public) -- $44,668
9. Teaching -- $30,377
10.Field Engineer -- $50,812
(Source: careers.msn.com)
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Tips for College Grads
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Work experience/internships
Demonstrate multitasking ability
Leadership
Be nice to nerds
Make noise
Call your hero
(Source: www.STLtoday.com, Jun 5, 2005)
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Information About
Careers and Internships
• CareerBuilder:
www.careerbuilder.com
• Hoover’s: www.hoovers.com
• Monster: www.monster.com
• America’s Job Bank:
www.ajb.dni.us
• Yahoo! Classifieds:
www.classifieds.yahoo.com
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Preparing for
Job Interviews
• Do research on prospective employers.
• Practice the interview.
• Be professional during the interview.
• Follow up on the interview.
• Be prepared to act.
Source: CIO, “Trendlines- Good Job Hunting” by Jeffrey Seglin, 2/1/02
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Highest Paying
Professions in the U.S.
1. Surgeons -- $190,280
2. Anesthesiologists -- $184,880
3. Obstetricians and Gynecologists -$180,660
4. Internists, general -- $160,130
5. Pediatricians, general -- $143,300
6. Chief Executives -- $140,580
(Source: www.monster.com)
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