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Chapter 15: The Job Search, Résumés, and Cover LettersPreparing for a Successful Job SearchMust know yourself, know t hob market, and know the employment processoIdentifying Your Interests and GoalsWhat are you passionate about? Can you turn this passion into a career?Do you enjoy working with people, data, or things?Would you like to work for someone else or be your own boss?How important are salary, benefits, technology support, and job stability?How important are working environment, colleagues, and job stimulation?Would you rather work for a large or small company?Must you work in a specific city, geographical area, or climate?Are you looking for security, travel opportunities, money, power, or prestige?How would you describe the perfect job, boss, and coworkers?oEvaluating Your QualificationsWhat technology skills can you offer? Employers are often interested in specific software programs, Web experience, and social media skills.What other skills have you acquired in school, on the job, or through activities? How can you demonstrate these skills?Do you work well with people? Do you enjoy teamwork? What proof can you offer? Consider extracurricular activities, clubs, class projects, and jobs.Are you a leader, self-starter, or manager? What evidence can you offer? What leadership roles have you held?Do you speak write, or understand another language? In today’s global economy, being able to communicate in more than one language is an asset/Do you learn quickly? Are you creative? How can you demonstrate these characteristics?Do you communicate well in speech and in writing? How can you verify these talents?What are the unique qualifications you can offer that will make you stand out among other candidates? Think about what you offer that will make you memorable during your job search.oRecognizing Employment Trends in Today’s WorkplaceFewer people in permanent positions because of outsourcing and offshoring of jobs in recent yearsTechnologies make today’s skills obsolete
People work for small companies more now and start their own businessesSmall companies employ over half of all private secor employees (still increasing)Don’t count on regular pay raises, promotions,a ndcomfortable retirement incomeNeed updated, marketable skills that serve you well as you move from job to jobTechnology skills are importantUpdate skills, retrain yourselfHigh demand for people who can learn quickly and adapt to changeoChoosing a Career PathWorkers aged between 18-38 will have 10 different employers, and job tenure averages 6.6 yearsVisit your campus career centerSearch the WebUse your libraryTake a summer job, internship, or part-time position in your fieldAtleast 60% of relations developed from internships and temporary/part-time jobs result in permanent positionsInterview someone in your chosen fieldVolunteer with a nonprofit organization

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Term
Spring
Professor
AnnLee
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