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LESSON 1 LESSON 1 LESSON 1 LESSON 1- -- - DÌSCOVERÌNC CAREER ÌNTEREST DÌSCOVERÌNC CAREER ÌNTEREST DÌSCOVERÌNC CAREER ÌNTEREST DÌSCOVERÌNC CAREER ÌNTEREST

LearnIng ObjectIves: LearnIng ObjectIves: LearnIng ObjectIves: LearnIng ObjectIves:

1. The student wIII deveIop seII-knowIedge reIated to the worId oI work and occupatIons.
2. UtIIIze occupatIon InIormatIon In the career pIannIng process.
3. AbIe to come up good decIsIon In choosIng career Interest.

As a senIor student, each IndIvIduaI has own career Interest and satIsIactIon. However, most oI
the senIor students are unIIkeIy to aspIre to occupatIons to whIch they have never been
exposed. So, thIs actIvIty enabIes us to experIence, at a broad IeveI, many dIIIerent occupatIons
connected to theIr assessed Interests. Ìt Is Important to emphasIze that each student shouId
expand hIs or her vIew oI possIbIe careers.


ActIvIty # 1: ÌDENTÌFYÌNC YOUR CAREER ÌNTEREST ActIvIty # 1: ÌDENTÌFYÌNC YOUR CAREER ÌNTEREST ActIvIty # 1: ÌDENTÌFYÌNC YOUR CAREER ÌNTEREST ActIvIty # 1: ÌDENTÌFYÌNC YOUR CAREER ÌNTEREST

MaterIaIs MaterIaIs MaterIaIs MaterIaIs:
• Pen
• Student's workbook


ActIvIty # 2: Ì LOVE THÌS PLACE! ActIvIty # 2: Ì LOVE THÌS PLACE! ActIvIty # 2: Ì LOVE THÌS PLACE! ActIvIty # 2: Ì LOVE THÌS PLACE!

MaterIaIs MaterIaIs MaterIaIs MaterIaIs:
• Pen
• Student's workbook


ÌnstructIons ÌnstructIons ÌnstructIons ÌnstructIons:

1. Each number consIsts oI two choIces. Each student wIII have to choose whIch oI the two they
preIer or IIke most. CIrcIe onIy one choIce Ior each number.

1. A. Work Indoors VS. 8. Work outdoors
2. A. Work wIth peopIe VS. 8. Work wIth InIormatIon
3. A. TraveI VS. 8. Work In a oIIIce
4. A. Work wIth hands VS. 8. Work wIth mInd
5. A. Work by myseII VS. 8. Work In groups
6. A. Work durIng the day VS. 8. Work at nIght
7. A. Work In busy pIaces VS. 8. Work In quIet pIaces

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8. A. Wear a unIIorm VS. 8. Wear street cIothIng
9. A. Make thIngs VS. 8. SeII thIngs
10. A. CommunIcate wIth words VS. 8. UtIIIze math skIIIs
11. A. Work 12 months a year VS. 8. Work seasonaIIy
12. A. CIve dIrectIons to others VS. 8. Take dIrectIons Irom others
13. A. Work wIth humans VS. 8. Work wIth anImaIs
14. A. Work under pressure VS. 8. Work wIthout deadIInes


2. 8ased on the choIces they have made, each student shouId thInk oI a career or careers that
have most oI your Iavored work envIronment envIronments.


DÌSCUSSÌON DÌSCUSSÌON DÌSCUSSÌON DÌSCUSSÌON:

When makIng decIsIons, It shouId have a IastIng eIIect. We want to make good choIces. We want
to make choIces that are good Ior us and make us happy. We want to choose Irom aII the aII the aII the aII the
possIbIIItIes and optIons possIbIIItIes and optIons possIbIIItIes and optIons possIbIIItIes and optIons. ÌI we IImIt ourseIves to just a Iew optIons, we mIght mIss the thIngs
that wouId make us most happy and content.

How to make good career decIsIons How to make good career decIsIons How to make good career decIsIons How to make good career decIsIons
The IoIIowIng are eIght steps that we shouId take as we prepare to make career decIsIons.
1. CIarIIy your purpose In IIIe. CIarIIy your purpose In IIIe. CIarIIy your purpose In IIIe. CIarIIy your purpose In IIIe. PIace your IIIe In Cod's hands and trust HIs guIdance
compIeteIy (EphesIans 2:10). He wIII show you how your taIents and abIIItIes can best be
used to gIorIIy HIm.
2. DIscover DIscover DIscover DIscover your naturaI IncIInatIons and how to use them eIIectIveIy. your naturaI IncIInatIons and how to use them eIIectIveIy. your naturaI IncIInatIons and how to use them eIIectIveIy. your naturaI IncIInatIons and how to use them eIIectIveIy. Understand how Cod
has gIIted you. These wouId IncIude abIIItIes, taIents, personaIIty strengths, vaIues, and
prIncIpIes.
3. ÌnvestIgate severaI occupatIons that IIt your taIents and personaIIty. ÌnvestIgate severaI occupatIons that IIt your taIents and personaIIty. ÌnvestIgate severaI occupatIons that IIt your taIents and personaIIty. ÌnvestIgate severaI occupatIons that IIt your taIents and personaIIty. Concentrate on jobs
that are a potentIaI good IIt. Read, IntervIew peopIe, and vIsIt job sItes In order to
IdentIIy jobs that best suIt your taIent proIIIe.
4. Seek Cod's conIIrmatIon. Seek Cod's conIIrmatIon. Seek Cod's conIIrmatIon. Seek Cod's conIIrmatIon. ContInue to pray specIIIcaIIy Ior Cod's dIrectIon In your search
and HIs IeadIng In your decIsIon. Share your desIre wIth other mature, trusted ChrIstIans
and seek theIr counseI.
5. Choose your InItIaI destInatIon and deveIop a pIan to get there. Choose your InItIaI destInatIon and deveIop a pIan to get there. Choose your InItIaI destInatIon and deveIop a pIan to get there. Choose your InItIaI destInatIon and deveIop a pIan to get there. ThIs mIght IncIude
specIaIIzed Inner company educatIon, specIaI traInIng, on-campus educatIon, or
correspondence courses. DeveIop a resume that reIIects your taIents, desIres, and
abIIItIes.
6. Learn to manage your career. Learn to manage your career. Learn to manage your career. Learn to manage your career. Learn how to adjust II your career choIce demands
compIIance or change In order to maIntaIn productIvIty, to keep up wIth the ever-

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changIng technoIogIcaI worId, or to be competItIve. Hone and taIIor your taIents to
assure compatIbIIIty.
7. 8ecome a IIIeIong Iearner. 8ecome a IIIeIong Iearner. 8ecome a IIIeIong Iearner. 8ecome a IIIeIong Iearner. We must study both Cod's Word and our vocatIons In order to
show ourseIves approved by both Cod and management. ThIs Is most essentIaI In
today's Iast paced worId oI constant change and InnovatIon. EmpIoyees who do not
"keep up" wIth these changes may IInd themseIves IeIt behInd, regardIess oI theIr
taIents, experIence, or company senIorIty.
8. ReIIne your career as you ReIIne your career as you ReIIne your career as you ReIIne your career as you progress. progress. progress. progress. AIter you're In a job you'II see areas that need
ImprovIng and deveIopIng. However, be careIuI to avoId areas In whIch you are not
suIted or quaIIIIed, based on your taIents and abIIItIes.
IournaI WrItIng IournaI WrItIng IournaI WrItIng IournaI WrItIng

Ask the students to answer the IoIIowIng questIons Ior theIr take home appIIcatIon

1. What Is the Importance oI knowIng one's career InterestZ










2. What Is your InItIaI pIan aIter you graduate In coIIegeZ










ReIerence ReIerence ReIerence ReIerence:

http:]]www.crown.org]LÌ8RARY]VIewArtIcIe.aspxZArtIcIeÌd=489&aId=SCTEDTONY
http:]]www.breItIInks.com]careers]careerpdIs]CareerActIvItIes8ook.pdI


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SELF SELF SELF SELF- -- -ASSESSMENT ASSESSMENT ASSESSMENT ASSESSMENT

SInce the PD cIass Is over, evaIuate yourseII accordIng to what you have gaIned Ior the actIvIty.
8e honest when you judge your thoughts and IeeIIngs, your attItudes and behavIors aIter the
whoIe sessIon.
Rate each statement whIch descrIbes best oI your achIevement by usIng the IoIIowIng crIterIa:

1- Very True
2- Somewhat True
3- Not at AII

1. Ì am abIe to IdentIIy what are my Interests In my Iuture career.

2. Ì am abIe to know my own career pIan.

3. Ì am abIe to recognIze my Interests that wouId Iast.

4. Ì am abIe to make good career decIsIons.

Others:

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LESSON ÌÌ LESSON ÌÌ LESSON ÌÌ LESSON ÌÌ- -- - CAREER DECÌSÌON MAKÌNC CAREER DECÌSÌON MAKÌNC CAREER DECÌSÌON MAKÌNC CAREER DECÌSÌON MAKÌNC

LearnIng ObjectIves: LearnIng ObjectIves: LearnIng ObjectIves: LearnIng ObjectIves:
At the end oI the Iesson, the students expected to:

1. ÌdentIIy the Importance oI decIsIon-makIng In choosIng a career.
2. ApprecIate the vaIue oI decIsIon-makIng In pursuIng desIred career path.
3. Come up a decIsIon on what career they wIII engage In aIter coIIege

ActIvIty # 1: ActIvIty # 1: ActIvIty # 1: ActIvIty # 1: The DecIsIon-MakIng Process

MaterIaIs: MaterIaIs: MaterIaIs: MaterIaIs:
• chaIk
• handout No. 2 " The DecIsIon-makIng Process"
• chaIkboard
• handout No. 3 " An ExercIse In DecIsIon MakIng"
• paper
• student journaIs
• pencII or pen

THE DECÌSÌON MAKÌNC PROCESS THE DECÌSÌON MAKÌNC PROCESS THE DECÌSÌON MAKÌNC PROCESS THE DECÌSÌON MAKÌNC PROCESS
The SItuatIon: The SItuatIon: The SItuatIon: The SItuatIon:
You are In your 4
th
year and your IrIend has taken you to your IIrst "bIg" party. AIter you get there your
IrIend takes oII and you are IeIt by yourseII. You watch what Is goIng on Ior a whIIe and decIde that It Is
tIme to go home. Iust when you are gettIng ready to Ieave, some oIder guys come up to you and say "Hey,
how wouId you IIke to snIII somethIng wIth usZ Nobody has to know. Ìt wIII be our IIttIe secret". You know
the Iacts on snIIIIng and you reaIIy do not want to do It. What do you doZZZ
What are the Iacts: What are the Iacts: What are the Iacts: What are the Iacts:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.


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What Is your chaIIenge questIonZ What Is your chaIIenge questIonZ What Is your chaIIenge questIonZ What Is your chaIIenge questIonZ
1.
What are yo What are yo What are yo What are your aIternatIvesZ (braInstorm the possIbIe answers) ur aIternatIvesZ (braInstorm the possIbIe answers) ur aIternatIvesZ (braInstorm the possIbIe answers) ur aIternatIvesZ (braInstorm the possIbIe answers)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
What are you goIng to doZ What are you goIng to doZ What are you goIng to doZ What are you goIng to doZ


ActIvIty # 2: RANK AND CH ActIvIty # 2: RANK AND CH ActIvIty # 2: RANK AND CH ActIvIty # 2: RANK AND CHOOSE OOSE OOSE OOSE

MaterIaIs MaterIaIs MaterIaIs MaterIaIs:
Pen
Student's Workbook

ÌnstructIons ÌnstructIons ÌnstructIons ÌnstructIons:

1. Students wIII be asked to wrIte at Ieast 10 career]proIessIons Read a probIematIc sItuatIon
to them.

2. Read thIs sItuatIon.
RecentIy there was a nucIear expIosIon on one oI the IsIands In the pacIIIc. Ìt was such a
massIve expIosIon that a chaIn reactIon was trIggered. As a resuIt, one nucIear reactor aIter
another expIoded. The worId was devastated and aImost the entIre worId popuIatIon was wIped
out. EventuaIIy, oI the entIre worId popuIatIon, onIy ten persons survIved. These ten persons
have managed to congregate at a certaIn pIace on earth, where there Is a spaceshIp about to
Ieave Ior another pIanet. On thIs other pIanet they wIII try to start a new IIIe. UnIortunateIy, the
spaceshIp can accommodate onIy IIve persons wIth dIIIerent proIessIons. Your task now wIII be
to choose the IIve persons and rank them Irom the one they IIke most to the one they IIke Ieast.
ThIs means that remaInIng IIve wIII be IeIt behInd on earth to dIe.





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PROFESSÌONS PROFESSÌONS PROFESSÌONS PROFESSÌONS
MÌCRATE TO ANOTHER MÌCRATE TO ANOTHER MÌCRATE TO ANOTHER MÌCRATE TO ANOTHER
PLANET PLANET PLANET PLANET
LEFT ON EARTH LEFT ON EARTH LEFT ON EARTH LEFT ON EARTH
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

Croup SharIng Croup SharIng Croup SharIng Croup SharIng

A. Ask the cIass to Iorm a group wIth Iour (4) members.
8. Let them share what they have wrItten to theIr group mates.
C. Each person wIII be gIven IIve (5) mInutes to share.
D. TIme aIIotment: 20 mInutes


DÌSCUSSÌON DÌSCUSSÌON DÌSCUSSÌON DÌSCUSSÌON:
There are eIIectIve resources and strategIes to heIp you understand and deaI wIth the career
decIsIon-makIng process. You can heIp yourseII through thIs process by doIng the IoIIowIng:
• Do a seII-assessment to examIne your goaIs, obstacIes, and vaIues.
• Cet heIp Irom an experIenced career counseIor who can heIp you process and use what
you've dIscovered about yourseII.
• LInk your seII-assessment resuIts to careIuIIy chosen resources and actIvItIes that can
heIp you create an actIon pIan.
• Create an actIon pIan that IIsts specIIIc goaIs and the strategIes you'II use to achIeve
them.





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8eIow are some tIps Ior managIng your career-choIce process.
Do a seII Do a seII Do a seII Do a seII- -- -assessment assessment assessment assessment
8egIn wIth an honest and thorough Inventory oI who you are and what you are IookIng Ior out
oI IIIe In generaI. ThIs exercIse Is reIerred to as seII-assessment. Ìt means gettIng a grIp on
your Interests (what you reaIIy enjoy doIng), your skIIIs (what you do weII), and your vaIues
(what Is Important to you). ThInk outsIde oI the box here. Sure, academIcs count, but many
other quaIItIes are aIso Important In thIs pIece oI the career-pIannIng process: your
communIcatIon skIIIs, wIIIIngness to be a team pIayer, knowIng when and how to take
approprIate rIsks, and demonstratIng a genuIne concern Ior the IeeIIngs oI others. Look at the
kInd oI jobs or schooI actIvItIes In whIch you take part. What have you enjoyed mostZ What
recurrIng skIIIs have pIayed a roIe In your successZ You can IInd and empIoy even more In-
depth assessment technIques by takIng surveys that provIde a measured and IormaI
InterpretatIon oI your responses.
ExpIore dIIIerent careers ExpIore dIIIerent careers ExpIore dIIIerent careers ExpIore dIIIerent careers
Your goaI Is to IInd a good IIt between who you are and the many educatIonaI and career
opportunItIes avaIIabIe. Career expIoratIon Is the gateway. The research sectIon oI any IIbrary
wIII contaIn pubIIcatIons, such as the OccupatIonaI OutIook Handbook, that expIaIn the
requIrements, saIarIes, and typIcaI tasks oI a number oI jobs. Don't overIook the rIch source oI
InsIghts and support you can get Irom IrIends, IamIIy, IacuIty members, counseIors, and
contacts you cuItIvate.
Learn to make decIsIons Learn to make decIsIons Learn to make decIsIons Learn to make decIsIons
DecIsIon-makIng styIes vary Irom person to person. You may be IogIcaI and anaIytIcaI, or you
mIght preIer a more "go wIth your InstInct" approach to makIng choIces. Watch out Ior
procrastInatIon and avoIdant behavIors, whIch sometImes resuIt In thIngs just happenIng to
you. MakIng decIsIons Is a two-step aIIaIr. Once you decIde to do somethIng, say to pursue a
certaIn coIIege major, and then you have to do the work oI the decIsIon. ThereIore, you need to
ImpIement the decIsIon through a weII-desIgned actIon pIan.
Learn to SeII Learn to SeII Learn to SeII Learn to SeII- -- -Market Market Market Market
When appIyIng to coIIege, seII-marketIng skIIIs are essentIaI to your progress. They are aII
about knowIng what the other sIde Is IookIng Ior and then posItIonIng you In the best way
possIbIe. CertaIn protocoIs are essentIaI to aII eIIectIve seII-marketIng events: accurate and
attractIve seII-presentatIon on paper or e-maII, conIIdent and cIear communIcatIon, and those
personaIIty-reIated quaIItIes-such as beIng a team pIayer or deaIIng weII wIth stress.

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DeveIop Your Support System DeveIop Your Support System DeveIop Your Support System DeveIop Your Support System
A very powerIuI cataIyst Ior career-pIannIng success Is havIng a trusted and carIng support
system that IncIudes a proIessIonaI counseIor. You may work wIth your schooI counseIor or
perhaps IInd a quaIIIIed Independent counseIor who can heIp you make decIsIons through
phone or emaII conversatIons
There are no quIck trIcks or magIc wands when It comes to makIng a good career decIsIons. Ìt
does take some hard work and a readIness to thInk and expIore. 8ut. It IeeIs reaIIy good when
you begIn to get resuIts! Remember, It's about your Iuture, your IIIe, your taIents, and your
dreams. You're In charge-make It happen!
IournaI WrItIng IournaI WrItIng IournaI WrItIng IournaI WrItIng
Ask the students to open theIr workbook. Let them answer the IoIIowIng questIons:
1. What Is the Importance oI career decIsIon makIngZ
2. How do Ì determIne my InterestsZ Why Is thIs ImportantZ
ReIerence: ReIerence: ReIerence: ReIerence:
http:]]www.prIncetonrevIew.com]cte]artIcIes]cresearch]RMcreatePath.asp
OrtIgas, C.D. (1990). Croup process and the InductIve method. Ouezon CIty: Ateneo de ManIIa
UnIversIty Press.












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SELF SELF SELF SELF- -- -ASSESSMENT ASSESSMENT ASSESSMENT ASSESSMENT

SInce the PD cIass Is over, evaIuate yourseII based on the IearnIng experIence you have gaIned
In thIs sessIon. 8e honest when you judge your thoughts, your IeeIIngs, and your attItudes and
behavIors. Rate each statement whIch descrIbes best oI your achIevement by usIng IoIIowIng
crIterIa:

1- Very True
2- Somewhat True
3- Not at AII

1. Ì am abIe to make my own career decIsIons.

2. Ì am abIe to understand the Importance oI decIsIon makIng.

3. Ì am ready to Iace the chaIIenges that wIII test my decIsIon makIng.

4. Ì IeeI Ì can achIeve more II Ì make good decIsIon makIng.

Others:






















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LESSON ÌÌÌ LESSON ÌÌÌ LESSON ÌÌÌ LESSON ÌÌÌ- -- - RESUME WRÌTÌNC RESUME WRÌTÌNC RESUME WRÌTÌNC RESUME WRÌTÌNC

LearnIng ObjectIves: LearnIng ObjectIves: LearnIng ObjectIves: LearnIng ObjectIves:

At the end oI the Iesson, the students are expected to:
1. Understand the Importance oI resume In appIyIng a partIcuIar job.
2. ProvIde them wIth the basIcs regardIng resume wrItIng and enabIe them to wrIte an eIIectIve
resume.
3. AbIe to IormuIate theIr own comprehensIve resume.


ActIvIty # 1: ActIvIty # 1: ActIvIty # 1: ActIvIty # 1: RESUME WRÌTÌNC RESUME WRÌTÌNC RESUME WRÌTÌNC RESUME WRÌTÌNC

MaterIaIs: MaterIaIs: MaterIaIs: MaterIaIs:
Pen
Student's Workbook
Extra Sheets oI 8ond Paper


Process OuestIons: Process OuestIons: Process OuestIons: Process OuestIons:

1. What were your thoughts and IeeIIngs whIIe doIng the actIvItyZ
2. Do you thInk that you suppIIed aII the necessary InIormatIon on your resumeZ ÌI not, what are
thoseZ WhyZ
3. What dId you Iearn Irom the actIvItyZ



ActIvIty # 2 ActIvIty # 2 ActIvIty # 2 ActIvIty # 2: WHAT'S A RESUME LÌKEZ WHAT'S A RESUME LÌKEZ WHAT'S A RESUME LÌKEZ WHAT'S A RESUME LÌKEZ

MaterIaIs: MaterIaIs: MaterIaIs: MaterIaIs:
Resume (AssIgnment to be brought by students)
Pen
Student's Workbook


Process OuestIons: Process OuestIons: Process OuestIons: Process OuestIons:

1. What were your thoughts and IeeIIngs whIIe doIng the actIvItyZ
2. What are the InIormatIon that Is present In one resume and mIssIng In the other or vIse versaZ
3. What do you thInk are the parts oI a resumeZ
4. What dId you Iearn Irom the actIvItyZ





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DÌSCUSSÌON DÌSCUSSÌON DÌSCUSSÌON DÌSCUSSÌON

Some peopIe thInk oI a resume as theIr "IIIe on a page," but how couId anyone put everythIng Important
about herseII on a sIngIe pIece oI paper (or two)Z ActuaIIy, resumes are much more specIIIc, IncIudIng onIy
reIevant InIormatIon about yourseII Ior specIIIc empIoyers.

LIke a IIIe, however, a resume Is aIways growIng and changIng. As your career goaIs shIIt or the job
market changes--as you grow personaIIy and proIessIonaIIy--chances are you wIII need to re-wrIte your
resume or at Ieast create new versIons. WrItIng a resume Is a IIIeIong process.

How do you know what In your IIIe--past, present, and Iuture--Is most reIevant to prospectIve empIoyersZ
How do you seIect whIch InIormatIon to IncIudeZ The quIck answer to both these questIons Is "It depends."
Ìt depends on your IndIvIduaI career goaIs as weII as on the proIessIonaI goaIs oI the companIes hIrIng In
your area or IIeId oI Interest. Ìn the end, onIy you, through research, pIannIng, questIonIng and seII-
reIIectIon, can determIne the shape and content oI your resume, but the strategIes beIow aIong wIth those
on the job search, can heIp you ask the rIght questIons and begIn expIorIng your optIons.

There are severaI basIc types oI resumes used to appIy Ior job openIngs. DependIng on your personaI
cIrcumstances, choose a chronoIogIcaI, a IunctIonaI, combInatIon, or a targeted resume.

ChronoIogIcaI Resume ChronoIogIcaI Resume ChronoIogIcaI Resume ChronoIogIcaI Resume
ChronoIogIcaI resume starts by IIstIng your work hIstory, wIth the most recent posItIon IIsted IIrst. Your
jobs are IIsted In reverse chronoIogIcaI order wIth your current, or most recent job, IIrst. EmpIoyers
typIcaIIy preIer thIs type oI resume because It's easy to see what jobs you have heId and when you have
worked at them. ThIs type oI resume works weII Ior job seekers wIth a strong, soIId work hIstory.

FunctIonaI Resume FunctIonaI Resume FunctIonaI Resume FunctIonaI Resume
A IunctIonaI resume Iocuses on your skIIIs and experIence, rather than on your chronoIogIcaI work hIstory.
Ìt Is used most oIten by peopIe who are changIng careers or who have gaps In theIr empIoyment hIstory.

CombInatIon Resume CombInatIon Resume CombInatIon Resume CombInatIon Resume
A combInatIon resume IIsts your skIIIs and experIence IIrst. Your empIoyment hIstory Is IIsted next. WIth
thIs type oI resume you can hIghIIght the skIIIs you have that are reIevant to the job you are appIyIng Ior,
and aIso provIde the chronoIogIcaI work hIstory that empIoyers preIer.

Targeted Resume Targeted Resume Targeted Resume Targeted Resume
A targeted resume Is a resume that Is customIzed so that It specIIIcaIIy hIghIIghts the experIence and
skIIIs you have that are reIevant to the job you are appIyIng Ior. Ìt deIInIteIy takes more work to wrIte a
targeted resume than to just cIIck to appIy wIth your exIstIng resume. However, It's weII worth the eIIort,
especIaIIy when appIyIng Ior jobs that are a perIect match Ior your quaIIIIcatIons and experIence.







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Resume Worksheet Resume Worksheet Resume Worksheet Resume Worksheet






NAME NAME NAME NAME
Address Address Address Address
TeIephone number TeIephone number TeIephone number TeIephone number
CeIIphone Number CeIIphone Number CeIIphone Number CeIIphone Number
E EE E- -- -maII Address maII Address maII Address maII Address

O8IECTÌVE O8IECTÌVE O8IECTÌVE O8IECTÌVE
Ì wouId IIke to have the opportunIty to share my skIIIs and knowIedge Iearned In schooI to the (state the
name oI the InstItutIon) as a]an (state the posItIon you are appIyIng Ior). Ì wouId apprecIate havIng more
opportunItIes Ior personaI and proIessIonaI growth.

EDUCATÌONAL 8ACKCROUND EDUCATÌONAL 8ACKCROUND EDUCATÌONAL 8ACKCROUND EDUCATÌONAL 8ACKCROUND
CoIIege (SchooI, Address, Year Craduated)
Secondary(SchooI, Address, Year Craduated)
PrImary (SchooI, Address, Year Craduated)

WORK EXPERÌENCE WORK EXPERÌENCE WORK EXPERÌENCE WORK EXPERÌENCE (II any)
(Put your work experIence IncIudIng summer jobs, part tIme jobs, traInIng jobs or practIcum jobs.)

(Date, PIace oI EmpIoyment, PosItIon)

SPECÌAL TRAÌNÌNC SPECÌAL TRAÌNÌNC SPECÌAL TRAÌNÌNC SPECÌAL TRAÌNÌNC (II any)

(Date, PIace oI TraInIng, TItIe oI TraInIng)

EXTRA CURRÌCULAR ACTÌVÌTÌES EXTRA CURRÌCULAR ACTÌVÌTÌES EXTRA CURRÌCULAR ACTÌVÌTÌES EXTRA CURRÌCULAR ACTÌVÌTÌES

(Date, Name oI ActIvIty, PosItIon)

MEM8ERSHÌP ÌN ORCANÌZATÌONS MEM8ERSHÌP ÌN ORCANÌZATÌONS MEM8ERSHÌP ÌN ORCANÌZATÌONS MEM8ERSHÌP ÌN ORCANÌZATÌONS

(Date oI MembershIp, Name oI OrganIzatIon, PosItIon)


SEMÌNARS ATTENDED SEMÌNARS ATTENDED SEMÌNARS ATTENDED SEMÌNARS ATTENDED

(Date, Venue oI SemInar, TItIe oI SemInar)



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SPECÌAL SKÌLLS SPECÌAL SKÌLLS SPECÌAL SKÌLLS SPECÌAL SKÌLLS (ÌI none, do not put headIng)

Ex. Can speak IIuent EngIIsh, ChInese, SpanIsh etc.
KnowIedgeabIe In IAVA AppIIcatIons

ÌNTERESTS AND HO88ÌES ÌNTERESTS AND HO88ÌES ÌNTERESTS AND HO88ÌES ÌNTERESTS AND HO88ÌES (ÌI none, do not put headIng)

Ex. SwImmIng, PaIntIng

PERSONAL DATA PERSONAL DATA PERSONAL DATA PERSONAL DATA
Age
PIace oI 8Irth
Sex
CIvII Status
HeIght
WeIght
CItIzenshIp

REFERENECES REFERENECES REFERENECES REFERENECES
AvaIIabIe upon request








ReIerences: ReIerences: ReIerences: ReIerences:
http:]]ccd.me.edu]careerprep]CareerPrepCurrIcuIumLP-2.pdI
http:]]mIssourIcareereducatIon.org]CDs]ExpIorIngCareerCIusters]2STEMÌntroCrSearch.pdI
http:]]jobsearch.about.com]od]resumes]p]resumetypes.htm
Santos, A. E. (2006). PersonaIIty Ior today's young proIessIonaI. MandaIuyong CIty: NatIonaI 8ook Store.














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SELF SELF SELF SELF- -- -ASSESSMENT ASSESSMENT ASSESSMENT ASSESSMENT

SInce the PD cIass Is over, evaIuate yourseII based on the IearnIng experIence you have gaIned
In thIs sessIon. 8e honest when you judge your thoughts, your IeeIIngs, and your attItudes and
behavIors. Rate each statement whIch descrIbes best oI your achIevement by usIng IoIIowIng
crIterIa:

1- Very True
2- Somewhat True
3- Not at AII

1. Ì am abIe to understand the concepts oI makIng a good resume.

2. Ì am abIe to make my own better resume.

3. Ì am abIe to recognIze the Importance oI one's achIevement towards success.

Others:

















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LESSON ÌV LESSON ÌV LESSON ÌV LESSON ÌV- -- - ÌNTERVÌEWÌNC SKÌLLS ÌNTERVÌEWÌNC SKÌLLS ÌNTERVÌEWÌNC SKÌLLS ÌNTERVÌEWÌNC SKÌLLS

LEARNÌNC O8IECTÌVES: LEARNÌNC O8IECTÌVES: LEARNÌNC O8IECTÌVES: LEARNÌNC O8IECTÌVES:

At the end oI the Iesson, the students are expected to:
1. Learn about the Importance oI job IntervIew.
2. CaIn seII-conIIdence durIng an IntervIew.
3. How to handIe dIIIIcuIt IntervIew questIons.
4. Have an Idea on what are Important questIons that wIII ask by the IntervIewee.

A good resume wIII get you In the door wIth an empIoyer, but It Is the IntervIew that determInes
whether or not you actuaIIy get the job. The IntervIew Is your opportunIty to convInce an
empIoyer that you are the best candIdate Ior the posItIon - better than any oI the countIess
other candIdates beIng consIdered. To stand out, you must communIcate to the empIoyer that
you have the specIIIc skIIIs and quaIItIes that he or she Is seekIng. Ìn order to accompIIsh thIs,
you must be weII prepared. ResearchIng the company, preparIng your responses to commonIy
asked questIons, and IamIIIarIzIng yourseII wIth the job descrIptIon are essentIaI to make your
IntervIew successIuI. Ìn thIs sectIon, you wIII Iearn more about the IntervIewIng process, the
dIIIerent types oI IntervIews, the questIons you may be asked, the proper way to behave durIng
an IntervIew, and how you can most eIIectIveIy convey to your prospectIve empIoyer how your
many taIents, strengths, and quaIItIes can beneIIt hIs or her organIzatIon.

ACTÌVÌTY A ACTÌVÌTY A ACTÌVÌTY A ACTÌVÌTY A

TItIe: Mock ÌntervIew TItIe: Mock ÌntervIew TItIe: Mock ÌntervIew TItIe: Mock ÌntervIew

MaterIaIs: MaterIaIs: MaterIaIs: MaterIaIs:
- Student's Workbook
- Pen

Process OuestIons: Process OuestIons: Process OuestIons: Process OuestIons:

1. How dId you IeeI whIIe you present a mock IntervIew a whIIe agoZ
2. What were your thoughts whIIe beIng IntervIewed by an IntervIeweeZ
3. DId you encounter some apprehensIons or InhIbItIons whIIe you were beIng IntervIewedZ
4. What dId you dIscover about yourseII aIter the mock IntervIewZ
5. What InsIghts dId you gaIn Irom thIs actIvItyZ





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ACTÌVÌTY 8 ACTÌVÌTY 8 ACTÌVÌTY 8 ACTÌVÌTY 8

TItIe: PIck your OuestIon TItIe: PIck your OuestIon TItIe: PIck your OuestIon TItIe: PIck your OuestIon

MaterIaIs: MaterIaIs: MaterIaIs: MaterIaIs:
- ContaIner Ior drawIng Iots
- Pen
- PIeces oI paper


DÌSCUSSÌON DÌSCUSSÌON DÌSCUSSÌON DÌSCUSSÌON:

The IoIIowIng 10 tIps wIII gIve you an overvIew oI what you shouId do whIIe preparIng Ior an
IntervIew, durIng the IntervIew, and aIter an IntervIew Is over.

1. Research the Company: Research the Company: Research the Company: Research the Company: Make a determIned eIIort to secure InIormatIon about the
company beIore your IntervIew. SImpIy stated, be knowIedgeabIe about the company
when IntervIewIng Ior a job. ThIs couId mean goIng to the company's websIte,
researchIng the company In the Career ServIces LIbrary In Hagerty LIbrary, or even doIng
a CoogIe search to IInd recent artIcIes or press reIeases about your potentIaI empIoyer.
Many empIoyers wIII ask you specIIIc questIons about theIr company or generaIIy ask
you to share what you know about the organIzatIon. Your abIIIty to answer these
questIons wIII demonstrate your IeveI oI Interest In the company and the eIIort that you
put Into preparIng Ior the IntervIew. AIso, be sure to revIew some oI the current
Industry resources avaIIabIe and be IamIIIar enough wIth the materIaI to be abIe to
dIscuss the Iatest Industry Issues or trends wIth your IntervIewer.

2. Prepare Your Responses: Prepare Your Responses: Prepare Your Responses: Prepare Your Responses: Prepare responses to IrequentIy asked IntervIew questIons and
partIcIpate In a mock IntervIew to practIce answerIng those questIons. The SCDC oIIers
IntervIew workshops on a reguIar basIs, and you can aIso scheduIe a mock IntervIew
wIth your coordInator. The more you practIce, the more artIcuIate and convIncIng your
responses wIII be durIng the IntervIew. 8eIng weII prepared wIII aIso aIIevIate some oI
the uneasIness you may IeeI goIng Into an IntervIew. You must aIso IamIIIarIze yourseII
wIth the job descrIptIon so that you know what specIIIc skIIIs the empIoyer Is IookIng Ior
In a candIdate. 8e sure to prepare responses whIch cIearIy IIIustrate that you possess
these requIred skIIIs. Ìn other words, match your skIIIs to the empIoyer's needs, thus
convIncIng hIm or her that you are the perIect IIt Ior the job.






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3. Dress Ior Success: Dress Ior Success: Dress Ior Success: Dress Ior Success: Put thought Into seIectIng your IntervIew wardrobe. ÌI you want to
convInce the empIoyer that you are a mature and responsIbIe proIessIonaI, then you
must Iook the part. Your cIothIng shouId be neat, cIean and conservatIve. A dark-
coIored suIt Is preIerred Ior both men and women. ÌI you do not own a suIt, there are
other acceptabIe aIternatIves. Men can wear a sport jacket, tIe, and neatIy pressed
sIacks. Women can wear a skIrt wIth a bIazer, sweater or bIouse, but shouId avoId
choosIng anythIng cIIngy or reveaIIng. 8oth men and women shouId stay away Irom
excessIve jeweIry, coIogne]perIume, or make-up. Some students resIst thIs
conservatIve styIe oI dress because they preIer to express theIr IndIvIduaI styIe In order
to set themseIves apart Irom other candIdates. These students shouId be remInded,
however, that It Is theIr skIIIs and quaIIIIcatIons that wIII most eIIectIveIy enabIe them to
stand out, not theIr attIre. ÌI an IntervIewer Is dIstracted by a candIdate's unconventIonaI
haIrstyIe, wIId tIe, or short skIrt, It Is IIkeIy to draw attentIon away Irom what counts -
the student's quaIIIIcatIons. As a resuIt, It Is usuaIIy best to err on the sIde oI beIng
conservatIve. ÌI you are unsure whether the above guIdeIInes appIy to your specIIIc
major]Industry, taIk to your co-op coordInator. He or she wIII be abIe to counseI you
regardIng approprIate IntervIew attIre In your IIeId. PIease see the Dressed Ior Success
sectIon Ior more InIormatIon.

4. What to 8rIng What to 8rIng What to 8rIng What to 8rIng: 8rIng aIong 5-7 copIes oI your resume and your reIerence page prInted
on good quaIIty paper, a notepad and pen to take notes, and a portIoIIo oI your work (II
necessary In your Industry). Remember that everythIng you are wearIng makes an
ImpressIon- carryIng these Items In a brIeIcase or a portIoIIo Is much more
proIessIonaI than a backpack. For women, brIngIng a purse Is generaIIy acceptabIe,
provIded that It Is conservatIve and pIaIn. A brIeIcase can be a good choIce to carry
your resume and other documents, and most can IIt personaI Items as weII, negatIng the
need to carry a separate purse. ÌI you choose to brIng a ceII phone, IPod or any other
eIectronIc devIces wIth you, be sure that they are turned oII and stored In your brIeIcase
or purse Ior the duratIon oI the IntervIew.

5. ArrIve EarIy: ArrIve EarIy: ArrIve EarIy: ArrIve EarIy: ÌI you have any questIons about where the IntervIew sIte Is Iocated, request
a map or wrItten set oI dIrectIons Irom the company. Leave Ior your IntervIew earIIer
than you thInk you need to, and be sure to have the company's teIephone number on
hand In case you get Iost. Ìt Is recommended that you arrIve 15 mInutes beIore your
IntervIew; II you arrIve too earIy the empIoyer may IeeI pressured to begIn the IntervIew
beIore he or she Is ready. On the other hand, arrIvIng Iate (even by a Iew mInutes) wIII
make you appear unreIIabIe and IrresponsIbIe, quaIItIes that are very undesIrabIe In an
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6. MeetIng ÌntervIewe MeetIng ÌntervIewe MeetIng ÌntervIewe MeetIng ÌntervIewer(s): r(s): r(s): r(s): ReIax and remaIn conIIdent and proIessIonaI. Remember to
smIIe and be IrIendIy, even II you are nervous. You may be IntervIewed by severaI
company empIoyees, so be prepared. FIrmIy shake hands and thank the IntervIewer(s)
Ior the opportunIty that they are provIdIng. 8e certaIn you get the names oI aII oI your
IntervIewers and reIer to them durIng the IntervIew by name. Express 100Z Interest In
the posItIon Ior whIch you are appIyIng. EmpIoyers want to hIre candIdates who are
enthusIastIc about the posItIon and company, so be sure to convey that you are eager to
be a member oI theIr team.

7. MaIntaIn ApproprIate 8ody Language: MaIntaIn ApproprIate 8ody Language: MaIntaIn ApproprIate 8ody Language: MaIntaIn ApproprIate 8ody Language: The way you present yourseII physIcaIIy In an
IntervIew can convey a Iot about you. Make sure you maIntaIn eye contact wIth
members oI the IntervIewIng team. Eye contact conveys honesty and conIIdence so be
careIuI not to stare Into your Iap or around the room. AIso be aware oI your posture.
SIt straIght In the chaIr wIth your hands on your Iap or In another comIortabIe posItIon.
8e reIaxed and avoId nervous behavIors (IInger tappIng, Ieg shakIng, IIdgetIng,
excessIve hand gestures, etc.). One goaI oI IntervIewIng Is to convey conIIdence, and
maIntaInIng approprIate body Ianguage can heIp you accompIIsh that goaI.

8. Und Und Und Understand the OuestIon and OrganIze Your Thoughts: erstand the OuestIon and OrganIze Your Thoughts: erstand the OuestIon and OrganIze Your Thoughts: erstand the OuestIon and OrganIze Your Thoughts: ÌI you are not sure you heard
the questIon properIy or you are not sure oI the questIon's Intent, ask Ior Iurther
expIanatIon and cIarIIIcatIon. 8eIore answerIng a questIon, organIze your thoughts and
IormuIate your response In sequentIaI order. A Iew seconds oI deIIberate thought Is
much better than 10 mInutes oI rambIIng. Choose your words careIuIIy and use proper
grammar. AvoId "um," "ya know," "weII," "IIke," and other words that IndIcate
nervousness, uncertaInty, and a Iack oI proIessIonaIIsm. AIso keep In mInd that you
must aIways support your cIaIms wIth concrete exampIes Irom your experIence. For
Instance, II you want to convey that you are a team pIayer, prove It by sharIng an
anecdote about a specIIIc tIme when you demonstrated your abIIIty to work weII wIth
others. PractIcIng speakIng your answers to IrequentIy asked IntervIew questIons prIor
to your IntervIew wIII heIp you to successIuIIy answer questIons and make a great
ImpressIon.

9. 8e Po 8e Po 8e Po 8e PosItIve: sItIve: sItIve: sItIve: AIways speak posItIveIy about your prevIous experIences. CompIaInIng
about prIor jobs, empIoyers, cIassmates, proIessors, etc. can make you appear to have a
bad attItude. ÌI you taIk excessIveIy about negatIve experIences, the empIoyer wIII begIn
to wonder how much you contrIbuted to these probIems and whether you wIII create
sImIIar Issues In theIr workpIace. OccasIonaIIy, empIoyers wIII ask you questIons
deIIberateIy desIgned to eIIcIt a negatIve response ("TeII me about a tIme when you had
a conIIIct wIth someone," "DescrIbe your worst job," "What Is your greatest weakness").
Ìn these sItuatIons you must be honest and answer the questIon, but do not harp on the
negatIve. Ìnstead brIeIIy descrIbe the Issue or probIem, then Iocus on how you resoIved
the sItuatIon. ThIs wIII enabIe you to showcase your probIem soIvIng skIIIs and your

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abIIIty to resoIve conIIIct -- skIIIs whIch any empIoyer wIII IInd desIrabIe. Remember to
choose your words careIuIIy and use neutraI Ianguage. StatIng that a group project was
"chaIIengIng" Is better than sayIng It was "horrIbIe."

10. Say "Thank You:" Say "Thank You:" Say "Thank You:" Say "Thank You:" When the IntervIew Is compIete, make sure you thank your IntervIewers
and express your apprecIatIon Ior theIr tIme. Let them know that you wIII be IookIng
Iorward to hearIng Irom them. Ask Ior a busIness card Irom each IntervIewer so that
you have the correct contact InIormatIon. WIthIn the next twenty-Iour hours, IoIIow up
wIth thank-you Ietters to each oI your IntervIewers.


Your goaI durIng an IntervIew Is to convInce the empIoyer that you are the best candIdate Ior
the job. Ìn order to accompIIsh thIs, you must be abIe to cIearIy and artIcuIateIy convey that
you have the specIIIc skIIIs and strengths Ior whIch the empIoyer Is IookIng. The best way to
Increase your IIkeIIhood oI eIIectIveIy respondIng to IntervIew questIons Is through advanced
preparatIon. 8eIore an IntervIew you shouId prepare your responses to standard IntervIew
questIons and practIce speakIng them out Ioud. ÌI you can, ask your coordInator, or a IrIend or
IamIIy member gIve you a mock IntervIew Ior some addItIonaI practIce. 8eIow are some
IrequentIy asked IntervIew questIons that you can reIer to whIIe preparIng Ior IntervIews.


SampIe ÌntervIew OuestIons SampIe ÌntervIew OuestIons SampIe ÌntervIew OuestIons SampIe ÌntervIew OuestIons
OuestIons About You OuestIons About You OuestIons About You OuestIons About You
• TeII me about yourseII.
• What are your Iong-range career goaIsZ Short-range goaIsZ
• What specIIIc goaIs, other than those reIated to your career, have you estabIIshed Ior
yourseIIZ
• What do you reaIIy want to do In IIIeZ
• Do you preIer workIng wIth others or by yourseIIZ
• WouId you preIer a Iarge or a smaII companyZ WhyZ
• What do you consIder to be your greatest strengths and weaknessesZ
• How do you spend your spare tImeZ
• Ìn what kInd oI a work envIronment are you most comIortabIe (structured, unstructured,
etc.)Z
• Why dId you choose your major IIeId oI studyZ
• Do you thInk your grades are an accurate IndIcatIon oI your academIc achIevementZ
• Do you have a geographIcaI preIerenceZ WhyZ
• WIII you reIocateZ
• Do you have pIans Ior contInued study and obtaInIng an advanced degreeZ

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OuestIons About Your SkIIIs and MotIvatIon OuestIons About Your SkIIIs and MotIvatIon OuestIons About Your SkIIIs and MotIvatIon OuestIons About Your SkIIIs and MotIvatIon
• What are the most Important rewards you expect In your careerZ
• Why dId you choose the career Ior whIch you are preparIngZ
• How Is coIIege preparIng you Ior your careerZ
• What quaIIIIcatIons do you have that make you thInk you wIII be successIuI In your
careerZ
• Why shouId Ì hIre youZ
• What do you hope to Iearn on thIs jobZ
• What three thIngs are most Important to you In your jobZ
• What crIterIa are you usIng to evaIuate the company Ior whIch you hope to workZ
• What have you Iearned In your other jobs that you thInk wIII heIp you to do thIs job weIIZ
• Why dId you appIy Ior thIs jobZ
• What do you know about our companyZ
• Why are you Interested In workIng Ior our companyZ
• AIter readIng the job descrIptIon, what do you thInk wIII be the most chaIIengIng
aspects oI the job Ior youZ
• How do you thInk you can add to the companyZ
• What motIvates you to put Iorth your greatest eIIortZ
OuestIons About Your ExperIence OuestIons About Your ExperIence OuestIons About Your ExperIence OuestIons About Your ExperIence
• What have you Iearned Irom partIcIpatIon In co-currIcuIar actIvItIesZ
• What two or three accompIIshments have gIven you the most satIsIactIonZ WhyZ
• DescrIbe your most rewardIng coIIege experIence.
• DescrIbe your most recent group eIIort.
• TeII me about the tIme you met the most opposItIon when proposIng a pIan oI actIon.
• DescrIbe a sItuatIon that best demonstrates your abIIIty to get thIngs done through
others.
• DescrIbe a tIme when you were Iaced wIth probIems or stresses at work that tested your
copIng skIIIs. What dId you doZ
• DescrIbe the most sIgnIIIcant wrItten document, report, or presentatIon that you've
compIeted. Do you have an exampIe oI oraI communIcatIon skIIIsZ
• DescrIbe a tIme when you were conIronted by a dIIIIcuIt task-reIated probIem and how
you soIved It. DId you ever have to go above and beyond the caII oI duty In order to get
a job doneZ
• CIve an exampIe oI a tIme when you dId not have enough InIormatIon to do your job.
What steps dId you takeZ
• TeII me about a specIIIc occasIon when you conIormed to a poIIcy even though you dId
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• CIve an exampIe oI when you were abIe to buIId motIvatIon In your co-workers or
subordInates.
• Have you ever had a conIrontatIon wIth someoneZ How dId you handIe the sItuatIonZ
• DescrIbe the most creatIve work-reIated project you have compIeted.
• CIve an exampIe oI a tIme when you had to be reIatIveIy quIck In comIng to a decIsIon.
OuestIons About HypothetIcaI SItuatIons ] TheoretIcaI OuestIons OuestIons About HypothetIcaI SItuatIons ] TheoretIcaI OuestIons OuestIons About HypothetIcaI SItuatIons ] TheoretIcaI OuestIons OuestIons About HypothetIcaI SItuatIons ] TheoretIcaI OuestIons
• How wouId you descrIbe the IdeaI job Ior youZ
• What have you Iearned Irom your mIstakesZ
• Have you ever been In a IeadershIp roIeZ PIease expIaIn the sItuatIon.
• How do you work under pressureZ
• What types oI peopIe seem to "rub you the wrong wayZ"
• DescrIbe the reIatIonshIp that shouId exIst between a supervIsor and subordInates.
• What type oI supervIsor wouId you IIke to haveZ
• CIve an exampIe oI an Important goaI you had to set and your process In meetIng that
goaI.
• ÌI a IrIend or proIessor were asked to descrIbe you, what wouId he]she sayZ
• How do you deIIne "success"Z
LegaI vs. ÌIIegaI Are LegaI vs. ÌIIegaI Are LegaI vs. ÌIIegaI Are LegaI vs. ÌIIegaI Areas oI ÌnquIry as oI ÌnquIry as oI ÌnquIry as oI ÌnquIry
WhIIe some InIormatIon can be eIIcIted once you have been hIred, government IegIsIatIon exIsts
whIch dIscourages empIoyers Irom askIng certaIn questIons durIng the IntervIew process.
TechnIcaIIy, empIoyers can ask any questIons they want to, they just cannot use certaIn
InIormatIon In makIng hIrIng decIsIons. Ìn order to avoId potentIaI probIems, empIoyers
typIcaIIy avoId certaIn topIcs. Some oI these dIscouraged areas oI InquIry IncIude:
• Age
• Race
• ReIIgIon
• NatIonaI orIgIn (an empIoyer can, however, ask II you are IegaIIy abIe to work In the U.S.)
• Sex and]or sexuaI preIerence
• MarItaI status
ÌI you are asked one oI these questIons durIng an IntervIew, very tactIuIIy and proIessIonaIIy say
that you are "conIIdent that the area In questIon (e.g. sex, age, marItaI status, etc.) wIII not
adverseIy aIIect my abIIIty to do my job and IuIIIII my responsIbIIItIes." You may aIso choose to
ask the IntervIewer to expIaIn how the questIon pertaIns to the job and your abIIIty to IuIIIII the
responsIbIIItIes. Most ImportantIy, notIIy the SCDC ImmedIateIy when you perceIve that
empIoyer questIons were not approprIate.

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AskIng the ÌntervIewer OuestIons AskIng the ÌntervIewer OuestIons AskIng the ÌntervIewer OuestIons AskIng the ÌntervIewer OuestIons
Most IntervIewers wIII concIude by askIng "Do you have any questIons Ior meZ" The IntervIewer
wIII expect you to have questIons prepared and wIII use these questIons to gauge your Interest
In and understandIng oI the job. AskIng thoughtIuI and specIIIc questIons about the job and
company wIII demonstrate to the IntervIewer that you are serIous about the posItIon.
ConverseIy, II you do not ask questIons you appear unInterested.
AIso keep In mInd that the IntervIew Is your opportunIty to Iearn more about the posItIon In
order to determIne II It Is a good IIt Ior you. 8e sure to ask questIons that wIII enabIe to you
IuIIy understand the scope oI the job, so that you can make an InIormed decIsIon about
workIng Ior the company.
AvoId askIng questIons regardIng saIary, beneIIts, vacatIon or anythIng eIse that makes you
appear to be more Interested In what you can get Irom the company than what you can oIIer
them. AIso avoId questIons whose answers you couId have easIIy Iound Ior yourseII II you had
put any eIIort Into researchIng the company.
The IoIIowIng IIst contaIns approprIate questIons Ior candIdates to ask In the InItIaI job
IntervIew. ThIs IIst Is by no means exhaustIve; you shouId certaInIy deveIop your own questIons
durIng the course oI your research on the company.
• What wouId my typIcaI day Iook IIke In thIs posItIonZ
• What type oI traInIng programs do you haveZ How Iong Is the traInIng perIodZ What
does the traInIng consIst oIZ
• How and when wIII my perIormance be evaIuatedZ
• What can Ì do between now and the start oI co-op so that Ì am prepared to hIt the
ground runnIngZ
• What Is unIque about your companyZ Can you descrIbe the company's basIc
management phIIosophyZ What Is the organIzatIonaI structure above and beIow thIs
posItIonZ
• Do you hIre co-op students Irom cycIe to cycIeZ What percentage oI your co-ops
become IuII-tIme empIoyees upon graduatIonZ
• Ìn your opInIon, why Is thIs a good pIace to workZ
• What has your career progressIon been wIthIn thIs companyZ
• ÌI Ì exceI In thIs job, wouId Ì have the opportunIty to Increase my job dutIes and
responsIbIIItIesZ
• What wouId make an empIoyee stand out as "exceptIonaI" In thIs jobZ
• Ask specIIIc questIons based on your research oI the company: growth pIans,
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SpecIaI CIrcumstances SpecIaI CIrcumstances SpecIaI CIrcumstances SpecIaI CIrcumstances
Some DrexeI co-op students have specIaI cIrcumstances that they wIII need to InIorm
empIoyers oI durIng theIr job IntervIews. For Instance, athIetes, ROTC members and ResIdentIaI
AdvIsors may have aIready standIng commItments that wIII InIrInge upon theIr tIme at work.
Students In thIs sItuatIon shouId brIng theIr scheduIes wIth them to theIr IntervIews to InIorm
potentIaI empIoyers. TaIk to your coordInator II you are unsure how to proceed In thIs
sItuatIon. Students who have dIsabIIItIes or other cIrcumstances whIch may make It dIIIIcuIt to
IntervIew shouId contact the OIIIce oI DIsabIIIty ServIces and theIr co-op coordInator Ior
assIstance and advIce.
8ehavIors to AvoId 8ehavIors to AvoId 8ehavIors to AvoId 8ehavIors to AvoId
8eIow are some oI the most common reasons why empIoyers decIde not to hIre an IntervIewee.
FamIIIarIze yourseII wIth thIs IIst so that you know what to avoId durIng an IntervIew.
• Poor personaI appearance
• OverbearIng, overaggressIve or conceIted
• ÌnabIIIty to express seII cIearIy - poor voIce dIctIon, grammar
• Lack oI pIannIng Ior career, no purpose or goaIs
• Lack oI Interest and enthusIasm
• Lack oI conIIdence and poIse, overIy nervous
• OveremphasIs on money
• UnwIIIIng to start at the bottom, expects too much too soon
• Make excuses, Is evasIve, harps on troubIe areas
• Lack oI maturIty
• Lack oI courtesy
• No demonstrated Interest In company or Industry
• Too much "name-droppIng" Irom the candIdate, emphasIzIng who they know as
opposed to what they can do
• PortrayaI oI strong prejudIces
• SeemIngIy unInterested In gaInIng experIence
• Late to IntervIew wIthout good reason
• Never heard oI company
• FaIIure to express apprecIatIon Ior IntervIewer's tIme
• Asks no questIons about the job

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VerbaI CommunIcatIon VerbaI CommunIcatIon VerbaI CommunIcatIon VerbaI CommunIcatIon
Many empIoyers wouId teII you that II a worker cannot express hIm or herseII verbaIIy, he or
she wIII serIous dIIIIcuItIes workIng wIth coIIeagues and servIng cIIents eIIectIveIy. DurIng the
IntervIewIng process, the IntervIewer may weIgh verbaI expressIon as heavIIy as academIc
credentIaIs and preparatIon. That means that you shouId be expressIng yourseII as cIearIy and
proIessIonaIIy as you do on your resume.
RecruIters use the IntervIew as a way to judge how you wIII perIorm In the work envIronment. So
behInd that InIamous questIon, "TeII me about yourseII," the recruIter Is evaIuatIng your abIIIty
to structure a sentence and to thInk IogIcaIIy. Your abIIIty to IIsten to your questIoner, and
respond approprIateIy, Is aIso beIng tested.
EndIng an ÌntervIew EndIng an ÌntervIew EndIng an ÌntervIew EndIng an ÌntervIew
At the end oI the IntervIew, you may be gIven the opportunIty to make some IInaI remarks. Use
thIs tIme to summarIze your quaIIIIcatIons and reIterate your strong Interest In the posItIon. 8e
sure the IntervIewer knows that you want thIs job! You shouId aIso InquIre as to what the next
steps In the hIrIng process wIII be. WIII a decIsIon be made ImmInentIyZ WIII there be another
round oI IntervIewsZ That way you wIII know when to IoIIow up wIth the IntervIewer. FInaIIy, be
sure to IIrmIy shake hands, thank the IntervIewer Ior hIs or her tIme, and ask Ior a busIness
card.
FoIIow FoIIow FoIIow FoIIow- -- -Up wIth a Thank Up wIth a Thank Up wIth a Thank Up wIth a Thank- -- -You Note You Note You Note You Note
AIter your IntervIew, aIways remember to send thank-you notes to those who IntervIewed you.
A thank-you note shouId convey your apprecIatIon Ior the IntervIewer's tIme, reIterate your
Interest In the posItIon, and hIghIIght some oI your quaIIIIcatIons agaIn Ior the empIoyer. Try
to mentIon somethIng specIIIc that you spoke about durIng the IntervIew. ThIs wIII heIp the
IntervIewer remember you and It wIII make the note more personaI. You may maII or emaII your
thank-you Ietters, just be sure that they are proIessIonaIIy wrItten. Send your thank you Ietter
wIthIn twenty-Iour hours oI the IntervIew.
MuItIpIe ÌntervIews MuItIpIe ÌntervIews MuItIpIe ÌntervIews MuItIpIe ÌntervIews
Most co-op students wIII onIy go on one job IntervIew per company. However, It Is possIbIe Ior
candIdates to have to go to severaI IntervIews wIth the same company beIore a job oIIer Is
made, partIcuIarIy Ior graduatIng senIors. The good news Is, muItIpIe IntervIews gIve you the
opportunIty to get to know more about what kInd oI person your prospectIve empIoyer Is
IookIng Ior, so you can prepare accordIngIy. They can enabIe you to gaIn a better
understandIng oI the company and whether or not It wIII be a good match Ior you.

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Phone ÌntervIews Phone ÌntervIews Phone ÌntervIews Phone ÌntervIews
Some empIoyers preIer to conduct brIeI IntervIews vIa teIephone wIth potentIaI candIdates.
Phone IntervIews are aImost aIways screenIng IntervIews, Intended to determIne whether or not
a candIdate Is a good IIt beIore askIng hIm or her to come to an In person IntervIew.
OccasIonaIIy phone IntervIews are used to IntervIew candIdates who cannot traveI to an
IntervIew due to dIstance. Here are a Iew guIdeIInes Ior a successIuI phone IntervIew:
• Prepare Ior a phone IntervIew the same way you wouId prepare Ior an In person
IntervIew - research the company, practIce answers to IrequentIy asked questIons and
know the job descrIptIon.
• PractIce wIth someone ahead oI tIme to make sure that your phone IIne has a cIear
receptIon and that you do not make any unnecessary sounds (breathIng Into the phone,
etc.)
• Make sure you are In a quIet pIace Ior the tIme oI your IntervIew. ÌI you IIve wIth
roommates or IamIIy, choose a tIme when they wIII not be home or IInd a quIet IocatIon
to conduct your IntervIew. Turn oII your TV, radIo and computer speakers. ÌI you have
pets, conduct your IntervIew In a separate room so that your IntervIewer does not hear
barkIng, scratchIng, etc.
• 8e sure to have your resume, notepad and pen wIth you durIng the IntervIew. You can
even wrIte down answers to IrequentIy asked questIons and have them wIth you.
• Stand up durIng the IntervIew. Ìt wIII heIp you to project your voIce better, and prevent
you Irom gettIng overIy comIortabIe. SmIIe whIIe you are taIkIng. 8eIIeve It or not,
smIIes can be heard In one's tone oI voIce.
• Ìt can be dIIIIcuIt to buIId a rapport wIth the IntervIewer over the phone. Focus on
provIdIng dIrect and cIear answers to hIs or her questIons, and emphasIzIng that you are
a good IIt Ior the job.
The FIrst ÌntervIew The FIrst ÌntervIew The FIrst ÌntervIew The FIrst ÌntervIew
The IIrst IntervIew can aIso be consIdered a screenIng IntervIew, and Its purpose Is to assess
your quaIIIIcatIons Ior the job. On average, the IntervIew may Iast Ior about 30 mInutes, durIng
whIch the IntervIewer wIII try to assess II you have approprIate skIIIs and abIIItIes to perIorm the
job responsIbIIItIes requIred Ior the posItIon. SometImes a phone IntervIew wIII serve the
purpose oI the IIrst IntervIew.
The Second and ThIrd ÌntervIews The Second and ThIrd ÌntervIews The Second and ThIrd ÌntervIews The Second and ThIrd ÌntervIews
Once your IntervIewer has determIned that you do Indeed have the proper credentIaIs, skIIIs,
and abIIItIes Ior the posItIon avaIIabIe, you may be InvIted back to the company IocatIon Ior the
second and even a thIrd IntervIew. The purpose oI the second IntervIew Is to determIne II
there's a good "IIt" between you and the company.

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DurIng the second IntervIew you may expect to be asked more questIons that wIII deIve Into
those aspects oI the job that wIII be rewardIng and thus motIvatIng to you. You wIII be asked
more questIons about your IIkes and dIsIIkes oI past experIences. You may aIso expect to be
asked more "whyZ" types oI questIons such as "Why dId you choose DrexeIZ" or "Why dId you
choose your majorZ" Ìn thIs way the empIoyer wIII try to determIne II the posItIon wIII oIIer you
responsIbIIItIes and assIgnments that you wIII IInd rewardIng. The other objectIve Ior the
empIoyer Is to determIne II you make good, educated decIsIons. 8y askIng the "whyZ" types oI
questIons the empIoyer wIII be IIstenIng to hear II you make decIsIons by thoroughIy evaIuatIng
the varIous aspects oI the questIon or haphazardIy brIngIng cIosure to Issues or probIems.
Prepare yourseII Ior a Iong vIsIt. Your IntervIew may Iast severaI hours and you mIght have
severaI IntervIews durIng your vIsIt to the company. DurIng the vIsIt you mIght expect to meet
wIth managers, top executIves oI the company, recent hIres Irom your unIversIty, and
prospectIve co-workers. Throughout the vIsIt your energy IeveI shouId remaIn hIgh. WIth each
IntervIew keep In mInd the agenda and ask questIons prIor to IeavIng, II not durIng the course
oI the conversatIon.

IournaI WrItIng: IournaI WrItIng: IournaI WrItIng: IournaI WrItIng:
Ask the students to answer these IoIIowIng questIons:
1. What personaI InsIghts have Ì gaIned about myseII In terms oI thIs actIvItyZ
2. How wIII Ì Improve the way Ì handIe myseII durIng the job IntervIewZ

















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SELF SELF SELF SELF- -- -ASSESSMENT ASSESSMENT ASSESSMENT ASSESSMENT

SInce the PD cIass Is over, evaIuate yourseII based on the IearnIng experIence you have gaIned
In thIs sessIon. 8e honest when you judge your thoughts, your IeeIIngs, and your attItudes and
behavIors. Rate each statement whIch descrIbes best oI your achIevement by usIng IoIIowIng
crIterIa:

1- Very True
2- Somewhat True
3- Not at AII

1. Ì am abIe to recognIze the Importance oI job IntervIew.

2. Ì am abIe to recognIze the vaIue oI skIIIs and IearnIng towards In career preparatIon.

3. Ì am abIe to IdentIIy my strengths and weaknesses durIng the mock IntervIew.

4. Ì am abIe to prepare myseII Ior Iuture job search.

Others:






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