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Objective 3.03 Unpacked Content

Objective 3.03 Unpacked Content

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7086 Personal Finance Unit B: Preparing to Earn a Living Summer 2010118
COURSE: Personal Finance 7086 UNIT B Preparing to Earn a LivingESSENTIALSTANDARD:3.00 B2 17%Understand lifestyle goals, choices, and job search procedures.OBJECTIVE:3.03 B2 6% Understand procedures for a successful job search.
ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS:
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What procedures should be followed to locate job openings?
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What procedures should be followed to prepare a resumé, application, and cover letter?
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What procedures should be followed when interviewing and following up?
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How has technology influenced job search procedures?UNPACKED CONTENT
Procedures for a successful job search
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Locating job openings
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 Newspapers---want ads in Classifieds
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Schools---bulletin boards, websites
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Employment agencies
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Internet leads
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 Networking
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Preparing a resumé
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Identifying information needed for resumé
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Writing work objectives
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Outlining education experiences and accomplishments
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Outlining work experience, paid and volunteer 
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Listing activities, honors, and awards
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Special skills
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Acquiring permission to contact for references
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Completing an application
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Prior tasksCollect records on previous work experienceGet permission to use names for referencesIdentify skills needed for the position
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Standards for applicationsTyped or printed with black or blue ink Free of grammatical or spelling errorsAnswer all relevant questionsGive specific, accurate informationAnswer with action verbs where appropriateList any honors, awards, and volunteer services that highlight generalemployability or specific skills needed for the position.
 
7086 Personal Finance Unit B: Preparing to Earn a Living Summer 2010119
OBJECTIVE: 3.03 B2 6% Understand procedures for a successful job search.
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Writing a cover letter 
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PurposesGet an interviewIntroduce youState type of position(s) you are seekingDemonstrates writing and organizational skills
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FormatTyped on business quality paper Contains addresses; introductory, body, and closing paragraphs; signature, andenclosure (refers to resumé)
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Interview attire
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One step above required attire for the position
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Dark neutral colors with white, cream, or light blue shirt
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Clean and well pressed
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Closed toed, polished shoes, with socks or hose
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Simple, conservative jewelry
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Well groomed hair worn off the face
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Avoid cologne and perfumes
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Interview Etiquette
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Before the interviewPlan and check condition of attireConfirm location, directions, and travel timeResearch the company and the job openingPrepare answers for typical interview questionsPrepare a list of questions about the job opening and work environment
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During the interviewArrive about 15 minutes earlyCarry a notebook with your resumé, cover letter, job application, references, pen,and paper to take notes onBe cordial to everyone from arrival until you leaveGreet interviewer by name with a firm handshake and smileWait for the interviewer to direct you to a seatSit straight and slightly forward with hands ready to take notes and ankles crossedor feet flat on the floor Think before answeringMaintain eye contact, good posture, and avoid fidgetingDO NOT smoke, chew gum, lie, or use slangBe honest
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After an interviewEvaluate where you need improvementSend a thank you note immediatelyFollow up several days later with a phone callContinue the job search

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