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Job Readiness Training
Transcript of Job Readiness Training
The Present "If you don't know where you're going, you will never get there." SUMMARY
Knowing your skills and experience will help you in every step of the job search process
You will be more likely to find jobs you are qualified for (and more likely to get)
Find "hidden" jobs with less competition
You should be able to describe 3-5 strengths, including:
Traits/Qualities, or Self-Management Skills
Where you used or learned your skills
You should also be able to state one area for improvement and how you overcome or manage it I. Knowledge And Experience Job Search Effectiveness Childcare
No means of transportation
Lack of Education
Low computer skills
Lack of work experience
Difficulty speaking english
Mental or physical health issues
Don’t have professional clothing
Need help with resume
Other These are called obstacles & barriers because you can get past them! Which would you prefer to work with?
In order to have more Hope, you have to make sure that you have more than one option in every situation. “Do not put all your eggs into one basket.”
Have 2 or more ways to describe yourself
2+ ways to search for a job
2+ kinds of jobs to look for
2+ companies to apply to Focus on what you can change
Fake it till you make it
Remember that positive and negative attitudes can be contagious Resiliency Hope. *Read What Color is Your Parachute? by Richard Bolles for more great advice! II. Strengths Self-inventory your skills & experience III. Areas for Development Part I) Knowledge and Experience: Self-Inventory a) What are your top transferable skills or personal qualities?
b) What “evidence” do you have to show, instead of tell, your strengths?
c) How will they benefit your future employer? Self-Inventory “What are your weaknesses?”
How do you overcome or manage them? Part III) Areas for Development Self-Inventory “A strength overused is a weakness; a weakness acknowledged is a strength.”
The Energy Project Know your career path and where you're going Why not just look for jobs and forget about a career?
You will be more motivated
You will work harder
You will do better
You will be more successful Career Clusters Identify careers that match your skills and interests (Hollands Code, Career Clusters)
Identify careers that have a bright future outlook.
Use this information to help you plan and prepare for your future. Knowing what kinds of careers fit your skills and interests will give you a better sense of direction in your job search and through out your life. Future Career
Summary Know how to prepare an application, resume, cover letter, and for interviews Job Application Resume Cover Letter Interviews Job Search DO NOT
Frequent complaints that employers have made about application mistakes:
Name or address is missing or illegible
Can’t contact them with the given phone number
The applicant wrote “anything” for the type of job they are applying/looking for
Work experience is written in the wrong order.
The application was not signed or they did not put the date DO
Take two copies
Use correct spelling – check a dictionary.
Be sincere and positive about your reasons for leaving previous jobs
ALWAYS follow up. After filling out an application, call the employer in the next 1-2 days. Job Application Tips Do not lie.
Do not use the same resume for every job.
Only put relevant details.
Do not include a photo.
Do not use the words “I”, “my” or “me.”
Do not use abbreviations or technical words/phrases that somebody outside your field would not know.
Do not start sentences with the same action word.
Headings and sub-headings
Action words Resume Do's Address it to the person who will read it.
Write a new one in response to each job.
Include something positive that you know about the company.
Use the word “I” as little as possible, especially at the beginning of sentences.
Give specific examples.
One page max.
Keep a copy for your records and for follow-up purposes. Effectiveness of Communication Handshake. Before and after the interview. Use a friendly greeting such as "Nice to meet you.”
Eye contact. Show interest, attention, trust and honesty.
Voice. Should be clear and strong.
Facial expressions. Relax and smile! You will not seem enthusiastic if your expressions do not show it.
Posture. Walk / Stand up straight, sit forward in your chair, keep your head up and back and shoulders straight. Video: What does their non-verbal communication say? Non-Verbal Communication In a 2011 survey 22% of employers said they would not hire an applicant who does not send a thank you letter. That’s about 1 in every 4 to 5 employers. After the Interview…
Say THANK YOU! Be likeable
Focus on firsts and lasts:
First question “Tell me about yourself.”
Last question “Do you have any questions for me?”
Leave a lasting first impression (appearance)
Make the last impression put you first (send a thank you letter)
It is not what you say, but how you say it. Interview Tips Summary Attend Orientation & Job Readiness Training
Meet with the Financial Counselor (Lissette)
Meet with an Employment Specialist (Nancy or Mayra)
- Tell her about your experience and what jobs you are looking for (do not say “anything”)
- Discuss any potential obstacles or barriers
- Bring your resume OR bring the completed resume worksheets
Optional: Meet with me if interested in training or education (ex. GED, vocational training/certification, etc.) Next Steps Questions? $ Part II) Strengths 1) Find careers that match your interests and personality:
2) Learn about the jobs that fall under a career:
3) Discover and compare your options Career Clusters Resume Don'ts vs. How to make a good cover letter Body Language
55% Tone of Voice
7% Long-term financial growth & stability by Rachael Hall
Training & Retention Specialist
773.342.6210 x 228