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6. You should try to exceed these when starting your job
8. To get the job, dress to impress for your ____________
16. The government (IRS) takes this out of every paycheck
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4. Working together and getting along on the job is called good _____________
7. One’s frst job sometimes pays minimum ___________
8. Unpaid work experience is sometimes called an ______________
9. When you get a job _________, weigh your options before accepting it
10. Get professional guidance from this respected acquaintance
11. Always wear professional _________ to an interview
12. Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Associate’s ______________
13. Attach a _______ letter with your resume when applying for a job
14. Being bilingual or knowing how to use a computer are examples of a ________
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ForenSIC entoMologISt
Do you love creepy crawly things? Forensic
entomologists help investigators learn about what
happened to the deceased by studying the maggots,
pupa, and larvae that develop on corpses. It’s not
for the squeamish but this work could be great for
mystery solvers.
laughter therapISt
Want to spend your day laughing? You can actually
get paid to help people laugh – no joke! A laughter
therapist encourages a few staged giggles and works
you up to indulging in real belly laughs. This therapy
improves the circulation and mental health.

oDor teSter
Odor testers are responsible for helping companies
learn about whether deodorants or other products
work. It is not such a glamorous job but it’s a good
way to learn about fragrances and the business of
developing new beauty and personal hygiene products.
Whale FeCeS reSearCher
Always dreamt about having a job where you could
spend hours outdoors in a beautiful environment?
Whale feces researchers travel the high seas following
one of earth’s largest mammals waiting to collect
samples of the orange, stinky materials they need to
learn more about whales and the environments where
they live. With a little sacrifce, you could enjoy a
career contributing to scientifc discovery.
Celebrity Job MatCh
Match these celebrities to the jobs they held.

A. Dunkin Donuts Cashier 1. John Legend (Musician)
B. Installed Swimming Pools 2. Whoopi Goldberg (Comedian)
C. Aerobics Instructor 3. Madonna (Pop Star)
D. Newspaper Deliverer 4. Stephen King (Author)
E. Janitor 5. Clint Eastwood (Actor/Director)
F. Bricklayer 6. LL Cool J (Rapper)
G. Cleaned instruments at Sears 7. Lucy Liu (Actress)

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Examples: You need to remain close to your family,
want to take classes in a neighborhood, are afraid
of heights, do not need a living room (e.g. studio
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My apaRTMenT SnapShoT
the average minimum wage worker earns $14,872
a year. Many jobs pay more than the minimum
wage, but as a new worker, you should have
realistic expectations about your salary and where
you may be able to afford to live.
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apartments and start to think about where
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working and paying your own rent. Keep in mind
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home the rest of my life, but I am unsure of where to even start. Please
help!
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I. I enjoy being around people and make friends easily 0 1 2
I can express my thoughts and feelings with ease 0 1 2
I have a knack for understanding people 0 1 2
I generally prefer being around people versus staying home alone 0 1 2
I am very interested in other people’s lives 0 1 2
I am energized by other people 0 1 2
II. Being around people for too long tires me out 0 1 2
I prefer working alone on projects than working in groups 0 1 2
Understanding who I am is more important
than understanding others 0 1 2
I am energized when I take some time to myself
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Having a lot of friends is not important to me 0 1 2
I have a hard time sharing and expressing my feelings 0 1 2
III. I fnd it hard to sit still for long hours 0 1 2
I like to keep myself busy whenever possible 0 1 2
I use my free time to catch up on errands 0 1 2
I usually take the initiative to organize events/dinner with friends 0 1 2
I like being outdoors and like to take advantage
of the daylight hours 0 1 2
I wish the day had more than 24 hours 0 1 2
IV. I enjoy focusing on one activity for a long time 0 1 2
I prefer staying calm and sometimes enjoy just doing nothing 0 1 2
I generally use my free time to catch up on sleep 0 1 2
Although I like attending occasional events/dinner,
I don’t enjoy planning them 0 1 2
I mostly enjoy the quiet of my own bed and home 0 1 2
It takes a lot to upset me 0 1 2
each new section starts with the bolded option. When you complete Sections I, II, III and Iv, add
up your scores for each section and total. the facilitator will help you fgure out what your score
means.
_____total SCore For SeCtIon I _____total SCore For SeCtIon II
_____total SCore For SeCtIon III _____total SCore For SeCtIon Iv
rate the statements
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2 = very much like me
1 = somewhat like me
0 = not like me
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ihai are llis ler veur eersena|liv, skl||s, and va|ues. |er iee|s and
iles, vlsli:
http://www.quintcareers.com/transferable_skills.html
http://www.bls.gov/oco
http://www.careeronestop.org
F|zä. Yeu can chance veur mlnd, bui li deesn'i huri ie wrlie dewn
seme |lle cea|s ihai veu wani ie achleve. Pemember, veu cannei
rea|lze veur dreams ll veu've never had anv.
-Maya
0bbTbbcWXb)
· |ersena|liv erell|es are exireme|v
he|elu| when irvlnc ie cheese a
career eaih.
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he|es when veu are aee|vlnc and
lniervlewlnc ler dlllereni jebs.
;XUT6^P[b)
· Jhese are blc elciure ldeas ihai
can culde ihe declslens veu make.
· u|ilmaie|v, knewlnc whai veu
wani ls exireme|v he|elu| when
deiermlnlnc veur eaih.
· Vlx ue lun |lle cea|s wlih
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|'ve a|wavs wanied ie vlsli |eru,
where mv crandmeiher ls lrem. |
haven'i dene li vei, bui | knew | wl||
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BELOW ARE EXAMPLES OF POSSIBLE JOBS
BASED ON YOUR PERSONALITY TYPE: PLEASE
READ EACH QUADRANT, BUT BE REMEMBER,
THIS IS JUST MEANT TO HELP YOU THINK
ABOUT YOUR POTENTIAL CAREERS.
ULTIMATELY, YOU NEED TO DECIDE WHAT
YOU WOULD LIKE TO DO MOST.
jobs that are fast paced and entail a
lot of human interaction. examples
include: Salesperson, Customer
Service rep, Waiter/Waitress,
nurse’s aide/home health aide
jobs that entail working with
your hands. examples include:
Maintenance, Carpentry,
Construction, gardening
jobs that entail human interaction
but not a lot of movement. examples
include: telemarketing, Cashier,
receptionist, Customer Service
representative
jobs that entail sitting for
long hours without human
interaction. examples include:
Data entry, offce Filing,
Commercial truck Driver
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if yoU have:
Sensibility for the arts, ability to inspire others with your
stories, ability to see ordinary things in a different way
if yoU:
Can draw, imagine 3D structures, like rearranging
furniture to make spaces more functional / look better,
read maps easily, like learning how things ‘work’
if yoU:
like computers, download different software, always
know about the latest virus going around, read It
magazines
if yoU:
are fexible, patient, can think and react quickly, like to
improvise, can easily explain topics without having to
prep in advance, enjoy writing in a journal
if yoU:
Feel at ease with numbers, enjoy adding the bill when
you go out for dinner with friends (without using a
calculator!), enjoy puzzles, riddles, algebra or formulas
think aboUt:
architecture, interior design, graphic design,
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think aboUt:
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think aboUt:
drama studies, public relations, law, journalism,
teaching, psychology, social services, tourism /
hospitality, sales
think aboUt:
Math studies, business administration, engineering,
statistics, it, economics
if yoU:
are great at persuading others, like to contemplate or
philosophize, can easily convince your friends to change
plans due to your persuasive skills
if yoU enJoy:
being outdoors, camping, taking care of animals and
plants, science, taking care of the environment by
recycling and doing other ‘green-friendly’ activities
if yoU enJoy:
reading, being aware of the new books that have been
released, following the work of certain authors, learning
about history or your family tree, writing letters, emails,
or short stories
think aboUt:
diplomacy, international policy, law, political science,
marketing, sales, fundraising, psychology
think aboUt:
oceanography, astronomy, astrology, veterinary, solar
energy, selling or installing energy-effcient products,
environmental sciences
think aboUt:
literature, sociology, philosophy, history, journalism,
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can easily think up new games, or if you enjoy doing
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remain calm in the most stressful situations, react
quickly when someone has an accident, can provide
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Scientifc experiments, biology and chemistry classes,
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Working with your hands, painting, drawing,
assembling furniture, visiting museums and exhibitions,
taking things apart and putting them back together
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Graphic design, architecture, theater, interior design,
fashion, tourism, advertising
think aboUt:
social services, physical therapy, childcare, healthcare/
medicine, nursing, veterinary, psychology, nonproft jobs,
psychology, teaching, confict resolution mediation
think aboUt:
diplomacy, law, medicine, social services, psychology,
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biology, food engineering, nutrition, chemistry, medicine,
nursing, veterinary sciences, pharmaceuticals
think aboUt:
Politics, psychology, social sciences, education,
advertising, journalism, international relationships,
social services, public policy
think aboUt:
fine arts, interior design, construction, welding,
architecture, chiropractics, photography, carpentry,
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Mr. Versatility – Kevin Garnett is arguably one
of the best all-around players today (known for both
his offense and defense on the court). Focused on
success since his youth (winning National High
School Player of the Year), he was one of the frst
‘preps to the pros’ players in recent history. He has
built a great reputation throughout the NBA, as he
has been voted Most Valuable Player and named
to more than ten All-Star teams. Garnett strives
to consistently work hard and set himself above
his peers (1st NBA player to average at least 20
points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists per game for 6
consecutive seasons). He possesses real leadership
qualities – he led the Timberwolves to their frst
playoff game in franchise history and led the Celtics
to their frst championship in over 20 years.
Below the Radar – Jorge Posada is arguably one of the most under-rated, short-stops. He has played in the
shadow of his more famous teammates (which have included Jeter, Rivera, and A-Rod) on one of the most famous
and beloved teams ever. This Hall of Famer is one of the best offensive catchers of all-time and certainly one of
the Yankees’ best catchers ever, yet his patience and quiet personality often mean that he isn’t ‘front and center’
compared to many of the other Yankees, yet he has the respect of everyone in the locker room. He and Yogi Berra
remain the only Yankees catchers to ever hit more than 30 home runs in a season, and he personally has four
World Series rings from playing with the Yankees. He has clearly earned the respect of his bosses – in 2007 he
secured his frst managerial win when former Yankees manager Joe Torre allowed Posada to act as the manager
for the fnal regular game of the season. Posada has also won awards for his dedication to charity work, including
providing support for youth baseball in needy areas and supporting medical research for craiosynostosis (a rare
medical condition that his son was born with).
The powerhouse – Serena Williams has built her tennis successes around taking immediate control of
rallies with her powerful serve, aggressive return of serve, being quick on the court, forceful core strength, and an
incredible self-confdence. Serena’s serve is widely regarded as one of the best in the women’s game, and she has
won over fve Grand Slam single titles as well as a gold medal in the Olympics for doubles (with her sister). She is
known for bringing pure excitement (and aggression) to the sport and to her other passions, including fashion and
acting. The envy of many of her peers, she has broken numerous records and smashed stereotypes – in 1999 she
and her sister Venus both won titles in the same week, which was the frst time in professional tennis history that
two sisters had accomplished that kind of achievement. Serena’s powerful dedication has resulted in her being
the last player, male or female, to have held all four Grand Slam singles titles simultaneously. Although Serena is
occasionally inconsistent – often attributed to letting her emotions get the best of her – she has few technical
weaknesses that can be exploited easily by other players on the court.

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FAVORITE SONG
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stay Current! Pick jobs in sectors that are predicted to grow.
all workers need to be informed about job growth in their sector because it could affect
their job stability, how much money they can earn, and growth opportunities.
Check out the sectors below, which are predicted to grow over the next decade.
identify the jobs that are most appealing to you from the list on the next page and write
those jobs down below, under the appropriate sector. you can fnd additional sectors that
are growing at http://www.bls.gov/
inforMation teChnoloGy:
health Care:
ConstrUCtion and trades:
leGal, aCCoUntinG, Professional:
Green/environMental:
other:
QUestions for disCUssion or yoUr JoUrnal:
1 Was any of this information surprising? Why/why not?
2 Based on the jobs that interest you most, will you need training or a post-secondary degree?
Please list what you’ll need below.
3 List any internships, volunteer opportunities, or jobs that you can get now to build skills for this career goal.
the economy is always
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audio and video equipment technicians Favorable $37,140 110 long-term on-the-job training
automotive Service techs and Mechanics very Favorable $34,300 1,510 postsecondary vocational training
bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing Clerks very Favorable $34,440 2,550 Moderate-term on-the-job training
brickmasons and blockmasons very Favorable $51,120 280 long-term on-the-job training
bus and truck Mechanics and Diesel engine Specialists very Favorable $45,810 500 postsecondary vocational training
bus Drivers, School very Favorable $31,430 1,440 Short-term on-the-job training
bus Drivers, transit and Intercity very Favorable $45,050 750 Moderate-term on-the-job training
butchers and Meat Cutters Favorable $33,270 170 long-term on-the-job training
Cabinetmakers and bench Carpenters Favorable $31,540 120 long-term on-the-job training
Carpenters very Favorable $45,770 1,860 long-term on-the-job training
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers very Favorable $51,620 170 Moderate-term on-the-job training
Chefs and head Cooks Favorable $43,790 250 Work experience in a related occupation
Computer Support Specialists very Favorable $47,990 880 associate degree
Computer, automated teller, and
offce Machine repairers Favorable $41,610 140 postsecondary vocational training
Construction and building Inspectors very Favorable $49,950 210 Work experience
Construction laborers very Favorable $41,120 850 Moderate-term on-the-job training
Correctional offcers and jailers very Favorable $48,470 860 Moderate-term on-the-job training
Dental hygienists very Favorable $60,610 310 associate degree
electricians very Favorable $56,210 1,260 long-term on-the-job training
elevator Installers and repairers very Favorable $69,490 140 long-term on-the-job training
helpers--brickmasons, blockmasons,
Stonemasons, and tile and Marble Setters very Favorable $40,610 100 Short-term on-the-job training
helpers--Carpenters very Favorable $25,810 340 Short-term on-the-job training
helpers--electricians Favorable $31,600 160 Short-term on-the-job training
legal Secretaries very Favorable $43,020 720 postsecondary vocational training
Medical and Clinical laboratory techs very Favorable $38,500 450 associate degree
Medical assistants very Favorable $29,010 1,000 Moderate-term on-the-job training
offce and administrative Support Workers very Favorable $28,820 580 Short-term on-the-job training
physical therapist assistants very Favorable $42,150 160 associate degree
police, Fire, and ambulance Dispatchers Favorable $37,620 110 Moderate-term on-the-job training
registered nurses very Favorable $66,710 6,370 associate degree
truck Drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer very Favorable $38,770 1,260 Moderate-term on-the-job training
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Sector Snapshot: information technology
once you identify the sectors that interest you most and have completed some basic
research, you may want to do a more in-depth review of that sector to help you fgure
out your career path. Check out the snapshot of education and earnings potential for
it professionals below. a description of each position is included in the next page.
Taken from the U.S. Census Bureau
Choose one of the jobs described on the next page (e.g. graphic designer) and fnd at
least three current job listings. answer the following questions:
1 Which job did you select and why did you choose it?
2 What companies are hiring? (list three)
3 Did the jobs pay what you expected? Were the job responsibilities listed what you expected?
4 What specifc skills did the job postings require? Did they indicate that they wanted a
combination of interpersonal or customer service skills and technical skills? Explain why it is
important for IT workers to have good customer service skills.
Ti p! Did you know that almost all employers prefer workers with strong customer service
and interpersonal skills? In many instances, those “soft” skills are valued more than technical skills.
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Computer and information systems Managers plan, direct, coordinate, and oversee activities in electronic data
processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming. Most managers within the IT feld are
required to think through marketing, fnancial, and other general business related decisions for their companies.
Note: A master’s degree is typically required along with several years of direct experience
Computer engineers apply principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis
often to develop software or build computers/hardware. Note: Bachelor’s degree required (at a minimum)
network and Computer systems administrators install, confgure, and support an organization’s local area
network, wide area network, and Internet system or a segment of a network system. Systems Administrators maintain
network hardware and software, monitor networks, perform necessary maintenance to support network availability, plan,
coordinate, and implement network security measures. Note: Bachelor’s degree required; experience in the feld
is typically preferred
Computer Programmers convert project specifcations, problems, and procedures to detailed logical fow charts
for coding into computer language. Programmers also program websites and develop and write computer programs.
Note: Bachelor’s degree required
Graphic designers plan, analyze, and create visual solutions. Graphic Designers develop the overall layout and
production design print publications, produce promotional displays, packaging, and marketing brochures for products
and services, design logos for products and businesses, develop signage systems, and develop material for web pages,
interactive media, and multimedia projects.
Computer support specialists provide technical assistance to computer system users, answer questions or resolve
computer problems for clients, and assist with the use of computer hardware and software, including printing, installation,
word processing, electronic mail, and operating systems. Note: Associate’s degree required (at a minimum), plus any
needed on the job training
Computer operators monitor and control electronic computer and peripheral electronic data processing equipment
to process data according to operating instructions, enter commands at a computer terminal, set controls on computer
and peripheral devices, and monitor and respond to operating and error messages. Note: High School diploma required
(at a minimum), plus 1-12 months of on the job training
data entry keyers operate data entry devices, such as keyboards or scanners, verify data, and prepare materials
for printing. Note: High School diploma required (at a minimum), plus moderate levels of on the job training
* from the Department of Labor Statistics 2007
QUestions for disCUssion or yoUr JoUrnal:
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you have to make a tough decision.
Start by doing your homework. Research jobs, education options, and talk to professionals in careers that
interest you. The chart below can help! You may be surprised to learn how much money you will lose in the
long run if you do not continue your education, or enroll in a training program.
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the math is simple – more education equals more money.
there are plenty of reasons people choose not to go to college.
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defnitions
an associate degree is awarded by community colleges, junior colleges, business colleges and
some bachelors degree-granting universities upon completion of a course of study usually lasting two
years if the student attends full-time. An associate degree is equivalent to the frst half of a four-year
college degree, and many students go on to transfer to universities to complete their studies. Note: In
NYC, the average time associated with obtaining this degree is 3.5 years.
a bachelor’s degree is awarded for completing coursework that generally lasts for four, or in
some cases, fve or more years (full-time). The most common type of bachelor’s degrees are the
Bachelors of Arts (BA) and the Bachelors of Science (BS), and there is typically a much wider variety
of subjects, both general and specialized, available for students to study and ‘major’ in. Bachelor’s
degrees typically result in a greater number of professional career choices for graduates. Note: In
NYC, the average time associated with obtaining this degree is 5.2 years.
a master’s degree is awarded after the completion of a one to three year program (depending on
the program), after already obtaining a bachelor’s degree. Many people work and gain experience after
college before pursuing a master’s degree and then choose to go back to school to obtain a higher
qualifcation for employment purposes or in preparation for doctoral studies. Master’s degrees are
also required for licensing in many professions, such as architecture, social work, and law (and many
more). Some universities provide for a joint bachelor’s and master’s degree after completing fve or
more years of a specialized program. Most master’s programs require completion of a major thesis (a
lengthy, well-researched paper). Note: In NYC, the average time associated with obtaining this degree
is 2.9-3.2 years.
a doctorate or phd is an academic degree that is usually the highest level of education that
people obtain within their professions. A doctorate degree is needed to become a doctor, dentist, or
veterinarian, but PhDs can also be obtained in many other felds (e.g. college professors). The length
of time that it takes to obtain a PhD varies, but it usually requires multiple years of study and research.
Note: In NYC, the average time associated with obtaining this degree is 4- 4.5 years.
QUestions for disCUssion or yoUr JoUrnal:
1 Now that you know how much money college graduates earn compared to high school graduates, will you
consider furthering your education?
2 Which degree options are most interesting to you? Would you consider pursuing higher education in a state
other than New York (it could be a less expensive option)?
3 If you do not think you can (or want to) further your education right after high school – what are your
plans? You can always work for a few years and then enroll in college or training but you need to have a
plan and stick to it!
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whaT iF ColLEgE is nOt For you now?
if you’ve already decided that you do not want to go to college after high school, there are other choices
to consider, such as trade schools, starting your own business, and jobs in public service.
Check out these jobs that typically require less education –
(Although, in many cases, college could still result in signifcantly higher earnings potential)
CheF, WelDer, MaSSage therapISt, hotel Manager, eleCtrICIan, FaShIon DeSIgner, vIDeo gaMe Developer:
Trade or Vocational Schools might be your best bet. Trade schools often cost less and can help people access careers
that don’t require a four-year degree. Always check the Better Business Bureau to make sure that there have been no
complaints against the trade school that you are interested in attending. Another advantage of going to a trade school
is that they sometimes offer direct job placement, which will allow you to build on-the-job skills and determine if your
interests are really in line with your long-term career goals.
For more information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/students/prep/college/consumerinfo/questions.html
http://education-ortal.com/articles/What_to_look_for_When_Choosing_a_vocational_School.html
nYC FIreFIghter or polICe oFFICer: Many people dream of having a meaningful job where they can save lives and
improve their communities. To become a NYC police offcer you need to be 21 years old with 2 years of community
college; to become a frefghter you need 15 college credits and you must also be 21 years old. Be sure to research the
other requirements before applying!
firefghters control and extinguish fres, provide medical care, teach others about fre safety, and respond to other
non-fre related emergencies. the fdny offers benefts, a starting salary of more than $36,000/year, and advancement
opportunities. after fve years on the job, they can earn over $68,000/year.
Police offcers enforce the law. offcers receive great benefts and have opportunities for advancement. Police offers’
starting salaries are about $21,500 and after graduating from police academy six months later, the salary is increased
to more than $32,000/year. after working for 5 years, police offcers can earn nearly $60,000 annually.
For more information, visit: http://www.nypd2.org/html/recruit/policeoffcer.html
http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/html/community/ff_faq_080106.shtml
IF You Want to oWn Your oWn buSIneSS, check out your options. If you want to work hard, love what you do, and want
to be your own boss, your might want to investigate how to become an entrepreneur or freelancer. According to the U.S.
Small Business Administration, every year 600,000 businesses are started in this country; of course many fail, but
many do succeed. There are signifcant resources available for you to investigate how to effectively plan for and start up
a small business, including managing the process of developing a business plan, seeking fnancing, and determining the
licenses and permits that you might need.
For more information, visit: http://www.nyc.gov/html/sbs/nycbiz/html/starting/starting.shtml
http://www.myownbusiness.org/resources.html
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1 Do you think a trade school might be more of a ft for your career goals than a four-year degree? Why or why not?
2 What are the pros and cons of starting your own business?
3 Are there other careers that interest you that might not require a ‘traditional’ higher
education path or a four-year degree?
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Financial aid options
Most people cannot afford to pay for college on their own. their families pitch-in or they
apply for loans, grants, or scholarships. don’t let the cost of college stop you! explore
your options and develop a plan.
di d y o u k no w:
you’re not alone if your family cannot help you pay for college.
Many, many students put themselves through college. and
many students go part-time while working (or full time while
working, although that is much harder). Most colleges also
have Work study, which are part-time jobs usually offered
at the college itself to help pay for expenses. remember
that it costs money to submit applications and take
standardized tests that some colleges require, too.
finanCial aid CoMes froM varioUs PlaCes –
yoUr state, the federal GovernMent, ColleGes
and edUCational assoCiations, banks, and
foUndations. More than half of all stUdents
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UsUally offer finanCial aid PaCkaGes, too.
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most fnancial aid is awarded on need (based
on evidence that you cannot afford to pay for
school on your own), not grades.
Consider the ‘exPensive’ sChools, too. yoU
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tap
In New York State, tuition assistance is provided through the Tuition
Assistance Program (TAP). The TAP helps pay the tuition of eligible
full-time students. The amount of TAP a student receives depends on
his/her family income, the number of family members attending college
full-time, the number of semesters the student has received TAP, and
the equivalent as an associate degree student (even if the student
changes majors or transfers to another community college). As a four-
year student at a university, students become eligible for an additional
2 full-time semesters of TAP bringing the undergraduate total to 8
semesters.

pell grantS
A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a Federal student loan, does not have to be
repaid. Pell Grants are awarded usually only to undergraduate students
who have not earned a bachelor’s or a professional degree. Pell Grants
are considered a foundation of federal fnancial aid, to which aid from
other federal and nonfederal sources might be added. The maximum
can change each award year and depends on program funding; the
maximum award for the 2007-08 award year was $4,310. The amount
received will depend not only on fnancial need, but also on costs to
attend school, status as a full-time or part-time student, and plans to
attend school for a full academic year or less.
FeDeral SuppleMental eDuCatIon opportunItY grant
(FSeog)
The FSEOG program is for undergraduates with exceptional
fnancial need. Pell Grant recipients with the lowest expected family
contributions (EFCs) will be considered frst for a FSEOG. Just like Pell
Grants, the FSEOG does not have to be repaid. You can receive between
$100 and $4,000 a year, depending on when you apply, your fnancial
need, and the funding and the fnancial aid policies at the school you’re
attending.
aCaDeMIC CoMpetItIveneSS grant
The Academic Competitiveness Grant is available for frst and second
year college students. This award is in addition to the student’s Pell
Grant award. Students who participate in and complete the State
Scholars program are eligible, as are those that participate in Advanced
Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) courses and
test scores while in high school (requires a minimum of two AP or IB
courses in high school and a minimum passing score of 3 or higher on
AP exams and 4 or higher on IB exams). An eligible full-time student
that is a U.S. citizen may receive of up to $750 for the frst academic
year and up to $1,300 for the second academic year of study.
natIonal SCIenCe anD MatheMatICS aCCeSS to retaIn
talent (SMart) grant
The National SMART Grant is available during the third and fourth
years of undergraduate study to full-time students who are eligible
for the Federal Pell Grant and who are majoring in physical, life, or
computer sciences, mathematics, technology, or engineering or in a
foreign language determined critical to national security. The student
must also have maintained a cumulative grade point average (GPA)
of at least 3.0 in coursework required for the major. This award is in
addition to the student’s Pell Grant award and will provide up to $4,000
for each of the third and fourth.
aID For part-tIMe StuDentS (aptS)
For part-time students the APTS program, specifcally targeted
towards the lower income population, provides solutions to continuing
education while pursuing a career. There are two ways to determine
eligibility. If the student is not claimed by parents as a tax exemption,
or does not claim dependents of his/her own, AND has a total New York
State net taxable income of less than $34,251, he/she is eligible. In the
case the student is claimed by parents as a tax exemption or eligible to
claim dependents of his/her own, the total family net taxable income
must not be greater than $50,501. In addition, the student cannot
have used up undergraduate eligibility for TAP or other New York State
fnancial aid programs for full-time study.
other grantS
Colleges and trade schools often provide institutional grants to help
make up the difference between college costs and what a family can
be expected to contribute through income, savings, loans, and student
earnings. Other grants, known as merit awards or merit scholarships,
are awarded on the basis of academic achievement as they complete
courses. Some merit awards are offered only to students whose
families demonstrate fnancial need; others are awarded without
regard to a family’s fnances. Some grants come with special privileges
or obligations. Others target certain characteristics or specifc
demographics (e.g. women pursuing science, minorities, youth with
considerable volunteer experience). Be sure to research and fnd out
about the types of grants awarded by each college you consider. You
may want to visit the following websites for information for scholarship
and grant opportunities:
http://www.collegeboard.com/
http://www.fastweb.com/
http://www.fnaid.org/
http://www.scholarships.com/index.html
other grantS that I thInk I MaY be elIgIble For:
note: this information is from Funding education beyond high School: the guide
to Federal Student aid is available from the u.S. Department of education: http://
www.studentaid.ed.gov/students/publications/student_guide/index.html
grants
a Grant is money given to someone in order to pay for their education.
Check the box if you think you may be eligible for the grant
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Make sure that you talk to a college counselor before you agree to take on any loans. there are predatory lending
companies out there that prey on uninformed students and offer high interest rates. Make sure you understand
what you are signing up for. here is one website that provides information on loans for students in new York:
http://www.collegescholarships.org/loans/state/new-york.htm
almost every student should fle a Free application for Federal Student aid (FaFSa) form, which will provide
you with access to Federal student loans, including the Stafford loans, perkins loans, and pluS loans. If you
fail to fle a FaFSa, you will effectively cut yourself off from almost every form of student aid. pay attention to
submission deadlines. here is a link to fnd the FaFSa form online: www.fafsa.ed.gov
loans
A LOAN I S MONEY BORROWED THAT USUALLY MUST BE
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The college tuition tax deduction saves middle class families across the country
thousands of dollars every year by allowing them to deduct up to $4,000 in college tuition
expenses from their taxes. Single flers who earn up to $65,000 a year.
In general, it is more affordable to go to schools within the state in which you live, for
tuition as well as saving on other associated living costs. Private colleges (e.g. Columbia
or NYU) tend to be considerably more expensive than public universities (e.g. Hunter
College). However, scholarships and other aid may offset these costs, so be sure not to
limit yourself. There are a few universities that offer free tuition to individuals who are
accepted, such as Cooper Union in NYC and College of the Ozarks, which offers free
tuition for students who participate in work study programs. Do your research!
Save your money now to cover the costs of applying to college, which can add up. If
you are eligible for the federal lunch program, you can obtain waivers that allow you
to take the SAT Reasoning Test twice and apply to up to four colleges without charge.
The ACT offers these students a one-time fee waiver along with the option of applying
to four schools without cost. Fee waivers also are available to low-income students for
AP exams and the College Scholarship Service Profle. As well, many campuses allow a
limited number of application fee waivers. Since fee waiver policies and availability vary
from college to college, check with the admissions offces of each college that you are
considering.
Another money-saving option is going to a junior college and then transferring to a 4
year college. In general, attending a junior college is signifcantly less expensive than its
four-year counterpart. As well, two-year colleges tend to have greater fexibility in class
schedules (as well as multiple locations – e.g. within the CUNY system students can take
classes at different schools for certain degrees) thus making it more convenient for part-
time, working students to attend. Moreover, two-year colleges can help relieve the intense
pressure of choosing a career path right out of high school.
Tax deduCTiOns and OTher
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What are the most important deadlines that I need to know about if I want to
pursue post-secondary education right after I graduate high school?
Am I eligible for any fee waivers to save money on the costs of submitting
applications to the program that I am interested in?
What standardized tests should I take (if any) to get into the colleges or trade
schools that I want to apply to?
If I want to pursue starting my own business, should I also go to college to
learn business administration skills?
all of this inforMation Can be overWhelMinG. it is iMPortant to
CoMe UP With a list of QUestions for When yoU sPeak to a GUidanCe
CoUnselor.
Write doWn as Many QUestions as yoU Can think of beloW– a feW
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Accredited Colleges in the State of New York
Adelphi University
Albany College of Pharmacy
Albany Medical College
Alfred University
Bank Street College of Education
Bard College
Barnard College
Boricua College
Canisius College
Cazenovia College
City University of New York System
Baruch College
Brooklyn College
City College
College of Staten Island
Graduate School & University Center
Hunter College
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Lehman College
Medger Evers College
New York City College of Technology
Queens College
York College
Clarkson University
Colgate University
College of Mount St. Vincent
College of New Rochelle
College of Saint Rose
Columbia University
Concordia College-Bronxville
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of
Science & Art
Cornell University
Culinary Institute of America
Daemen College
Davis College
Dominican College
Dowling College
D´Youville College
Elmira College
Excelsior College
Five Towns College
Fordham University
Hamilton College
Hartwick College
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
Hilbert College
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Hofstra University
Houghton College
Iona College
Ithaca College
The Jewish Theological Seminary of America
The Juilliard School
Keuka College
Le Moyne College
Laboratory Institute of Merchandising
Long Island University
Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy &
Health Sciences
Brentwood Campus
Brooklyn Campus
C.W. Post Campus
Rockland Graduate Campus
Southampton Graduate Campus
Westchester Graduate Campus
Manhattan College
Manhattan School of Music
Manhattanville College
please go through this list and circle at least 5 schools that
interest you. If you are interested in out of state schools, write
them in at the bottom. then, visit the websites of each school
you selected and write down information on:
application deadlines & fees
programs offered
any other interesting information that you fnd
NyS Education opportunities
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Marist College
Marymount College
Marymount Manhattan College
Medaille College
Mercy College
Metropolitan College of New York
Molloy College
Monroe College
Mount Saint Mary College
Nazareth College
New School University
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
New York Institute of Technology
New York Medical College
New York University
Niagara University
Nyack College
Pace University
Parsons School of Design
Paul Smith’s College
Polytechnic University of New York
Pratt Institute
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Roberts Wesleyan College
Rochester Institute of Technology
The Rockefeller University
The Sage Colleges
St. Bonaventure University
Saint Francis College
St. John Fisher College
St. John’s University
St. Joseph’s College
St. Lawrence University
St. Thomas Aquinas College
Sarah Lawrence College
School of Visual Arts
Siena College
Skidmore College
State University of New York System
Albany
Binghamton
Buffalo
Stony Brook
College at Brockport
College at Buffalo (Buffalo State College)
College at Cortland
College at Fredonia
College at Geneseo
College at New Paltz
College at Old Westbury
College at Oneonta
College at Oswego
College at Plattsburgh
College at Potsdam
College at Purchase
College of Agriculture & Technology at Cobleskill
College of Agriculture & Technology at Morrisville
(Morrisville State College)
College of Environmental Science & Forestry
College of Optometry
College of Technology at Alfred
(Alfred State University)
College of Technology at Canton
College of Technology at Delhi
College of Technology at Farmingdale
(Farmingdale State University)
Downstate Medical Center
Empire State College
Fashion Institute of Technology
Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome
Maritime College at Ft. Schuyler
Upstate Medical University
Syracuse University
Teachers College, Columbia University
Touro College
Unifcation Theological Seminary
Union College
Union Theological Seminary
United States Merchant Marine Academy
United States Military Academy
University of Rochester
Utica College of Syracuse University
Vassar College
Vaughn College of Aeronautics & Technology
Wagner College
Webb Institute
Wells College
Yeshiva University

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Adirondack Community College
American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Broome Community College
Cayuga County Community College
City University of New York System
Borough of Manhattan Community College
Bronx Community College
Hostos Community College
Kingsborough Community College
LaGuardia Community College
Queensborough Community College
Clinton Community College
Columbia-Greene Community College
Corning Community College
Dutchess Community College
Erie Community College
Finger Lakes Community College
Fulton-Montgomery Community College
Genesee Community College
Helene Fuld School of Nursing
Herkimer County Community College
Hudson Valley Community College
Jamestown Community College
Jefferson Community College
Maria College of Albany
Mater Dei College
Mohawk Valley Community College
Monroe Community College
Nassau Community College
Niagara County Community College
North Country Community College
Onondaga Community College
Orange County Community College
Rockland Community College
Sage Junior College of Albany
Schenectady County Community College
State University of New York (SUNY)
College of Technology at Alfred
College of Technology at Canton
College of Agriculture & Technology at Morrisville
Suffolk County Community College
Sullivan County Community College
Tompkins Cortland Community College
Trocaire College
Ulster County Community College
Villa Maria College of Buffalo
Westchester Community College

Trade schools in nyC:
Lincoln Technical Institute
The Art Institute of New York City
Everest Institute
Technical Career Institute
Connecticut School of Broadcasting
Elmira Business Institute
New York Automotive & Diesel Institute
DeVry Institute of Technology
Career Academy of New York
Culinary Academy of Long Island
The College of Westchester
Briarcliff College
The Chubb Institute
Katharine Gibbs School
Sanford-Brown Institute
Berkeley College

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Invite professionals to speak with
your class about different careers
Step 1
Step 6
Step 4
Step 3
Step 7
Research careers and list a few professionals you
may want to invite:
Send “thank you” letters to the
presenters!
Create a list of questions to ask each presenter.
phone or email the professionals you want
to invite. Follow-up with an offcial invitation
and key information for the presenter.
Refect on what you learned on
Career Day and if necessary, update
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Career day
Step 2
Choose a date and place (if not
your normal meeting space)
for the event:
Step 5
it’s the big day!
dress professionally and have
your resume ready!
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FOR CLASS VISIT
Recipient Name
Title
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Street Address
City, State zip Code
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Dear [Recipient Name]:
[Organization] is gearing up to present a Career Day for our [Program Name] program to help young
adults understand their career and educational options, and to meet professionals in different felds
of work.
We would like to invite you to attend and speak at our Career Day, which will be held on [date and time],
at [location]. The event will showcase different career felds and highlight the positive career options
available to young people. As someone who cares about young people and the community, we would
welcome your support.
YOU WILL BE GIVEN 15 TO 20 MINUTES TO TALK ABOUT YOUR PROFESSION /CAREER WITH
PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS.
Here are some questions you can address at Career Day:
How did you decide to enter this feld of work?
How did you get your frst job? What was it?
Education and training needed to enter the feld of work:
The skills you use day to day while on the job:
Opportunities for growth and promotion in the feld (please be specifc and share, if possible,
starting salary and # of years):
Benefts and challenges of the profession:
Describe a regular work day:
Describe your work environment (e.g offce, organizational culture):
Do you interact with peers frequently?
Materials you can share:
Marketing materials
Job application for an entry level position in your feld (if you have one)
Your resume (remove personal contact information)
Business Cards (optional)
Photographs from your work or worksite
Please contact me at [phone number] if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Sincerely,
[Representative Name]
Title
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Recipient Name
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Street Address
City, State zip Code
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Dear [Recipient Name]:
[Organization] is gearing up to present a Career Day for our [Program Name] program to teach
our young adults their career and educational options, and to meet professionals in different felds
of work.
We invite you to be a guest speaker for our Career Day, which will be held on [date and time], at
[location]. The event will showcase different careers and highlight the opportunities for youth.
As someone who cares about young adults in the community, we hope you will be able to join us.
The format of the event is an open forum with numerous professions /careers represented at different
tables. Participants will have the opportunity to pass table to table investigating professions they are
interested in (your profession was identifed as one of their interests).
Here are some questions you can address at Career Day:
How did you decide to enter this feld of work?
How did you get your frst job? What was it?
Education and training needed to enter the feld of work:
The skills you use day to day while on the job:
Opportunities for growth and promotion in the feld (please be specifc and share, if possible,
starting salary and # of years):
Benefts and challenges of the profession:
Describe a regular work day:
Describe your work environment (e.g offce, organizational culture):
Do you interact with peers frequently?
Materials you can share:
Marketing materials
Job application for an entry level position in your feld (if you have one)
Your resume (remove personal contact information)
Business Cards (optional)
Photographs from your work or worksite
Please call me at [phone number] if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Sincerely,
[Representative Name]
Title
Organization
FOR ROUND ROBIN
Recipient Name
Title
Organization
Street Address
City, State zip Code
[date]
Dear [Recipient Name]:
[Organization] is gearing up to present a Career Day for our [Program Name] program to teach
our young adults their career and educational options, and to meet professionals in different felds
of work.
We invite you to be a guest speaker for our Career Day, which will be held on [date and time], at
[location]. The event will showcase different careers and highlight the opportunities for youth.
As someone who cares about young adults in the community, we hope you will be able to join us.
The format of the event is an open forum with numerous professions /careers represented at different
tables. Participants will have the opportunity to pass table to table investigating professions they are
interested in (your profession was identifed as one of their interests).
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Who is this right person?
do i know this person? if not, how do i meet them?
the ansWer: We all knoW the “riGht” Person. he or she is likely Part of oUr
netWork of ContaCts.

What is networking? You may have heard people use the term “networking” as an important part
of getting a job. What does this word really mean? In most cases, it just means talking to people.
Networking is talking to people about the work that they do, helping them get to know you and
your job skills and interests. Networking is a good way to fnd out about job opportunities, get a
leg up on other candidates, and advance a career.
networking is not… applying for a job. it could lead to a job but never assume that
the person you are speaking with will hire you.
Why network? Because many jobs are seldom advertised; meaning employers hire people who
are referred to them by colleagues, friends and family.
to be sPeCifiC- netWorkinG Can be Used for:
1 Learning about careers, occupations and specifc jobs
2 Finding a job lead/opportunity
First, use the diagram provided (next page) to map out your potential contacts.
this will help you identify the people you know and could talk to about careers, jobs, and your future.
Formally (arrange a meeting) or informally (when you see them) plan to talk to your contacts
about your interests. What you talk about will vary depending on who the person is, what they do, and their
relationship to you.
before you meet with your contacts, make a list of questions that you want to ask them.
It is usually acceptable to ask your contacts if they know anyone else you should contact. Your contact will help
arrange the meeting or give you the person’s information so you can reach out to them.
If you need to call the person, prepare for the call.
It is always a good idea to send a thank you letter to your contacts. this can be done formally or informally
as well. even if it’s your aunt- send her a thank you note.
Send a thank you note to your new contact.
how do I network? What do I actually do?
my network
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1 Stay in touch with your contacts. let them know what you are doing every now and then.
(tip: send emails or notes)
Maintain and expand your network Good networking etiquette Be Prepared
2 Don’t come straight out and ask for a job when it’s not appropriate. prepare questions
about the industry, feld or position of interest. If there are job opportunities, the contact will
share them with you.
Maintain and expand your network Good networking etiquette Be Prepared
3 begin by talking to people you know who have interesting jobs- like a relative, a friend, a
friends’ family members, or a teacher. talk to each of these people about what they do, what
education or training they have, and what they like and don’t like about their jobs.
Maintain and expand your network Good networking etiquette Be Prepared
4 networking is a give and take relationship. always look for ways that you can give
something back to your contacts. Maybe you know someone they would like to meet.
Maintain and expand your network Good networking etiquette Be Prepared
5 Send thank you letters to contacts after you meet/interview with them.
Maintain and expand your network Good networking etiquette Be Prepared
6 Communication is the key to your success. practice talking about yourself, your interests,
and asking questions.
Maintain and expand your network Good networking etiquette Be Prepared
TipS! teChniQUes for CreatinG yoUr netWork
beloW are 12 PieCes of adviCe for netWorkinG. fill in the box that best aPPlies to
the stateMent in terMs of hoW eaCh tiP Will best helP yoU bUild Professional
netWorkinG skills.
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7 keep your promises and go beyond the call of duty to make everything easy for your contacts.
For example: Meet when it is convenient for them and show up fve minutes early.
Maintain and expand your network Good networking etiquette Be Prepared
8 keep your conversations friendly but business-like. give a brief summary of your objectives, and
then explain how your accomplishments support this objective.
Maintain and expand your network Good networking etiquette Be Prepared
9 they say “opportunity only knocks once”, so be ready to take advantage of one. be alert and
attentive to the opportunities all around you. For example: if you hear your teacher talking about a
friend that works in the technology sector and if that’s your interest- ask about the person.

Maintain and expand your network Good networking etiquette Be Prepared
10 joining clubs or associations (school, sports, etc), volunteering, or applying for internships
is a good way to meet new people.
Maintain and expand your network Good networking etiquette Be Prepared
11 always stay positive. never bad-mouth a former employer, teacher, or contact- it will refect
poorly on you.
Maintain and expand your network Good networking etiquette Be Prepared
12 always have a copy of your resume handy. research the person or company you want to meet
with.
Maintain and expand your network Good networking etiquette Be Prepared
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1 If possible, start with your personal contacts. Check out the “My network” tip sheet for details.
2 research interesting companies and fnd people to interview (start by using the online Yellow Pages - you
can search by geography and industry or you can also research companies or organizations in the felds that
interest you):
Company name, contact name, title:
3 Write a letter or an email to give the person a ‘heads up’ that you’ll be contacting them over the phone soon.
this should be only a single page and include the following information (this is a great place to use your network):
Who referred you (or how you learned about the person)
Why are you writing (to request an informational interview!)
Your interests and what you’d like to learn about in the person’s career
the last paragraph of the letter should always include a sentence about how and when you will contact
this person again. Make sure to follow up!
proof read your letter for mistakes before sending it (better yet, ask a friend!)
Here is a great example of how to ask someone for an informational interview on the phone:
Hello is Mr./Ms. _______________ available? My name is __________________ and I received your contact information from
_______________________. I am a student currently at ______________ and I am interested in ________________________ feld. I
would love to have an informational interview with you about your job in this feld, as I am exploring my career options. Do
you have time to meet with me to answer a few questions?
If no, you can always ask if they can answer your questions over the phone. I appreciate your time and assistance.
If yes, set a date and time, and ask for directions if you are unsure of the area. I appreciate all of your help and I look
forward to meeting with you at _______________ on ______________.
sometimes the best way to fnd out about a career that interests you is to talk to the people
who are already doing it. this may seem obvious, but it can also feel intimidating to “cold call”
someone out of the blue. below is a step-by-step guide for setting up informational interviews.
to set up an informational interview, follow this step-by-step plan:
infOrmaTiOnal inTerviews
4 Schedule the Interview(s):
have a copy of the letter that you sent ahead of time
If you did not send a letter, prepare a list of key points that you want to discuss
be fexible about the dates you are available to meet them (remember that they are doing you a favor) and
have a calendar in front of you
Clearly write down the date and time you and this person agree to meet
thank them again for the time (expect to schedule only 20-40 minutes with the person)
have your resume ready
Date/time: location/Directions:
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5 prepare for the Interview(s) – come up with a list of 8-10 questions to ask and do your homework on the
company so you are informed. You don’t want to waste their time by asking questions that you could have
answered by reading the organization’s website! Here are some ideas for questions to get you started:
What does a ‘day in the life’ of your job look like?
What do you fnd most rewarding about this work? Most challenging?
What educational background, skills or experience do you think are needed to enter this feld?
Did you use your network to get your job? If no, how did you land an interview?
What salary range/fringe benefts could I expect as a new hire?
Where do you see the feld in the next 5-10 years?
Company Information: Questions:
6 attend the Interview – show up and be on time just as you would for a real job interview!
Dress and act professionally – they are sacrifcing their time for your sake
bring your list of questions, a notepad and take notes
be prepared to answer questions about yourself
Don’t go over the agreed amount of time unless the interviewee chooses to do so
ask the person you are interviewing for recommendations on companies or contacts for future
informational interviews
ask your interviewee what his/her own career path has been like
Depending on how the interview goes, gently inquire if there might be future opportunities for you to
work there
ask if this person would be a reference for your future search
7 Follow-up and refect – send a thank you note!
Send the thank you note in a timely manner to the person you met
Send another thank-you note if someone referred you to this company/person
keep these contacts and the interview information – remember who told you what
Questions to ask yourself after the informational interview:
Is this career still of interest?
What you could do better next time?
are there any follow-up steps for you to take?
What information do you still need to gather?
how can you be competitive now or in the future for this kind of job?
Want more information on informational interviews?
Check out these websites:
http://jobsearch.about.com/od/infointerviews/Informational_Interviews.htm
http://jobsearch.about.com/od/infointerviews/Informational_Interviews.htm
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Quinn Jackson
85 149th Street, apt. 3
Bronx, NY 11111
Ms. Maria Bennett
General Manager
XYz Hotel
123 45th Street
New York, NY 10000
[Enter Date]
Dear Ms. Bennett:
Harold Martin from ABC Hotel recommended that I speak with you regarding my
interest in hotel management. I would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you
briefy to discuss your experience in the feld.
I am interested in hearing your thoughts on potential career paths and
opportunities in hotel management. I am currently a student at I.S. 227 and am
investigating my options after I graduate next spring.
Thank you in advance for any advice that you are willing to share. I look forward
to contacting you next week to set up an appointment. In the meantime, please do
not hesitate to contact me at 718-222-2422 or at Quinn@yahoo.com if you would
like to speak with me.
Sincerely,
Quinn Jackson
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Quinn Jackson
85 149th Street, apt. 3
Bronx, NY 11111
Ms. Maria Bennett
General Manager
XYz Clothing Store
123 45th Street
New York, NY 10000
[Enter Date]
Dear Ms. Bennett:
Thank you for taking the time to meet with me last Wednesday. I enjoyed learning
about your experiences in the customer service industry, and I truly appreciate the
advice you offered.
Your insight regarding _________ really helped me to gain a better understanding
of___________. I am now even more convinced that customer service is the right career
path for me. If you have any additional suggestions or ideas that you would like to
share, please feel free to call me at 718-222-2422 or send an email to Quinn@yahoo.
com.
Thanks again for your time.
Sincerely,
Quinn Jackson
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have you ever thought about volunteering your time at a local government or
community organization? there are many different ways that volunteering
can support your career aspirations. a volunteer experience can:
acquaint you with a wide range of work environments, from hospitals to churches
to libraries – where you choose to volunteer is totally up to you!
enable you to learn more about a feld or profession that interests you and thus,
facilitate a more informed career choice.
build a skill set that can be transferred to a paying job.
enhance your resume through demonstration of relevant experience, personal
integrity, and community engagement.
Connect you with a supervisor who can become a mentor and/or provide you with
an employment reference.
It is important that you fnd a volunteer opportunity that fts your career interests and
goals, as well as your personal preferences (e.g., location). The following websites are
provided to help you fnd a volunteer position that works for you.
helPfUl Websites:
www.nyc.gov/html/mvc/html/home/home.shtml
www.nycgovparks.org/sub_opportunities/volunteer_opportunities.html
www.nyc.gov/html/dfta/html/volunteering/project.shtml
www.nypl.org/support/volunteer
www.nycares.org/volunteer
www.philanthropy.org/publications/volunteer_guides.html
www.volunteermatch.org
www.volunteer.gov/gov
www.1-800-volunteer.org
www.servenet.org
www.idealist.org
www.networkforgood.org/volunteer
www.usafreedomcorps.gov/for_volunteers
www.volunteersolutions.org
www.volunteer-refferal.com

Volunteer
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Employment
resources
When you are ready to begin your job search, there are numerous websites (listed below) and
newspapers that can help you fnd employment opportunities. other good resources are family
members, friends, career/job fairs, and one-stops. to determine a good match, read job postings
thoroughly taking into account the following job characteristics (when available):
Sample job posting:
Servers/bus persons
Description: private country club seeks full/part-time banquet servers
and bus persons. Shifts: tuesday-Sunday; 9-11am or 2:00-4:30pm.
Salary/benefts: Servers start at $12.50/hr. bus persons $8.00 or
commensurate with experience. health insurance, 401k, etc.
Fax: 212-555-1234 or apply in person.
requirements: Must possess strong and written english skills;
preferably has fne dining skills; a positive attitude is a must.
job Search Websites:
www.monster.com
www.craigslist.org
www.idealist.org
www.careerbuilder.com
www.hotjobs.yahoo.com
www.allretailjobs.com
www.allstarjobs.com
www.americajob.com
www.citylimits.org/content/jobs/index.cfm
www.job.com
www.jobbankusa.com
www.jobsinlogistics.com
www.jobsinmfg.com
www.jobsintrucks.com
www.jobsonline.net
www.nycareerzone.org/jobseeker
www.nyjobsource.com
www.quintcareers.com/teen_jobs.html
www.snagajob.com
Required qualifcations (e.g., education, work experience)
Job functions (e.g., wait tables, make phone calls)
Work environment (e.g., offce, warehouse) Work hours (time of day, full-time or part-time)
Wage or salary
Job location and commute
newspaper job Search options:
Crain’s- www.crainsnewyork.com
new York times- http://jobmarket.nytimes.com/pages/jobs/
village voice- http://newyork.backpage.com/gyrobase/classifeds/index
once you have identifed a few
positions that interest you, it
can also be helpful to do some
background research on that type
of job and industry. relevant labor
market information can be found
at the U.s. department of labor’s
bureau of labor statistics website,
www.bls.gov.
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I WANT TO BE A NURSE: HERE’S HOW I PLAN TO ACHIEVE MY GOAL
my Career plan
short terM Goal: learn aboUt health Care
build transferable skills
TRY DIFFERENT JOBS:
• Volunteer at a hospital
Exposure to medical feld
•Be a cashier
Become detail-oriented
•Work at a camp
Learn to care for others
•Find a PT Call Center job
Good customer service skills
TRY DIFFERENT JOBS:
Before you become a Nurse Aide, you
may frst try a job as a Home Health
Aide or Technician. These jobs will help
prepare you to become a Nurse Aide
and build your skills. Most Nurse Aide
and staff nurse positions require some
medical experience
CONGRATULATIONS!
you achieved your long-term
career goal of becoming a
registered nurse. Continue to
learn and grow by considering
different types of rn jobs!
FINISH HIGH SCHOOL,
RESEARCH CAREERS
WRITE DOWN NEXT
STEPS. SET DATES
FOR YOURSELF AND
STICK TO THEM!
(1) COMPLETE MY
CAREER MAP
(2) LEARN ABOUT
SCHOLARSHIPS
ONLINE, OR MAYBE
WRITE TO A COLLEGE
(3) FIND OUT IF
SOMEONE CAN TAKE
CARE OF MY SISTER
AFTER-SCHOOL SO I
CAN FIND A JOB
(4) TALK TO MY
COUSIN TO FIND OUT
IF I CAN VOLUNTEER
AT THE HOSPITAL
WHERE HE WORKS
• high School Diploma or its equivalent
optional
• 4 week training to become a Certifed
nurse assistant
• basic life Support Certifcation (blS)
experience preferred
• Medical Field: e.g. technician, home
health aide
• Bachelor’s in Science Degree, or
• Associate Degree in Nursing, or
• Hospital Diploma Program
• License (NCLEX-RN)
build transferable skills
build transferable skills
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to do list
Work toward education/training Goals
Work toward education/training Goals
Mid-terM Goal: beCoMe a nUrse aide
lonG terM Goal: beCoMe a reGistered nUrse
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once you’ve identifed your interests, strengths, and careers that are a good
match for you, map out how you will achieve your goal using this career plan.
babysitter for sister’s children
$0-$5 per hour
direct Care Worker
$10-12 per/hr
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$14 Per/hr
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Practical nurse (lPn)
$18 per/hr
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vocational nurse (lvn)
$18 per/hr
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