Class Activities for Fall 2009
  

Date Index
-Click on date to view class activities/assignment
Sept. 2-Class 1 Nov. 4-Class 10
Sept. 9-Class 2 Nov. 11-Class 11
Sept. 16-Class 3 Nov. 18-Class 12
Sept. 23-Class 4 Nov. 25-Class 13-no class-Thanksgiving break
Sept. 30-Class 5 Dec. 2-Class 14
Oct. 7-Class 6 Dec. 9-Class 15-Binder due
Oct. 14-Class 7 Dec. 16- Class 16-Finals
Oct. 21-Class 8  
Oct. 28-Class 9 Dates/Notes of Importance

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Sept. 2: Class 1 -class homepage


1.   Write down your name, your major, your grade level, your phone #, your email and why you took this class. Turn into me.
2.  Introduction and course overview. 
3.  Go over course syllabus
4.  Do icebreaker (the job) and get to know each other. 
5.  You must do a Career Management Binder  and retain all assignments and worksheets that I assign.  Your Binders will be collected at the end of the semester.  Please keep them neat and readable.  Points will be deducted for missing assignments.  I will determine the grade assignment for the notebook at a later date.  Probably 20-30 points. 
6.  Construct a Career Portfolio on Experience

*All Binder assignments are in red and label them as they are listed.

-Pass out pre-test


Job Fairs
 

Fall General Job and Internship Fair
Fall General Job & Internship Fair
(You can now view the fair details by click on the above link)
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
12:00-4:00. Wicomico Room, GUC.


EXTRA CREDIT:
-5 points extra credit for attending workshops listed in eRecruiting and ONLY in eRecruiting:
*You must register for the workshops via eRecruiting.  Click here to register.

-Binder requirements are listed in Red and numbered.

-All discussion topics and activities will be listed here on this website. 

-All assignments are listed on the "Assignment Link" to the left of this page.  You are responsible for this.  No exceptions. 

-We will follow the book closely and quizzes will be given on most chapters.  The quizzes will come from the power points, what we discuss in class and the book.

 

 
Sept. 9: Class 2

The Etiquette Dinner is hosted by the student club the American Marketing Association (AMA) and SU's Career Services. The agenda is as follows:
5:30-6:00. Light appetizers and a "meet and greet".
6:00-7:30. A served Etiquette Dinner. You will learn by doing!
We will cover making introductions while drinking & eating, and you will practice business dining etiquette in a professional setting.
**The COST is 20$ and is payable at the door.
Date: 11/03/09. Tuesday, Nov. 3. at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm-
10 pts extra credit

To register go to eRecruiting. The instructions are:
-go to http://salisbury.experience.com/er/security/login.jsp and login (login instructions to the left of the page)
-Once you are in (some of you may have to enter some general data first if you have never been in eRecruiting) click on "Calendar" on the grey menu bar and you will see a drop-down. Select "Event Type"
-From the Event Type drop-down, select "Etiquette Dinner"
-Click on that
-On the right of the page you will see a link that says "Sign-up." Click on it and sign-up. if you don't want to sign-up online please call Career Services at 410-543-6075

Click here for resume power point

Click here for flash cards

Is this a good or bad objective??
-“While I am open to any uses of my educational achievements, I am decidedly disposed that the task of the new career-related responsibility be so oriented as to at least partially address or configure and  to ultimately lead to the application of more rarefied and challenging facets of financial management as the major sphere of the responsibility of the stated position.”

Job Advertisement:
The Director, Career Center directs the administration of career placement/development programs and works in conjunction with academic departments to establish and enhance student internships and cooperative education programs. Responsibilities include managing the administrative policies, developing employer site and student marketing, being the primary liaison with employers, academic department heads, faculty site supervisors, students and administration, being knowledgeable of related legal issues and monitoring the University's compliance; managing department personnel by staffing, supervising, training and reviewing performance; directing on and off-campus recruiting programs including staff training and marketing to students and employers; maintaining primary responsibility for the University's career and internship fairs, including consortium relations; performing career counseling and job placement advising; representing the University at professional conferences; making career-related presentations to University and community organizations; participating in University committees as assigned and appropriate; overseeing the administration of the Student Employment Program; serving as co-chair and maintaining the Employer Advisory Board and related projects; preparing University wide and departmental summary reports and outcomes assessment; ensuring the availability of appropriate technical and library resources and assessment tools; and related duties as assigned. This position may require evening and weekend responsibilities.

Qualifications: Master's degree in Student Personnel Services, Student Affairs, Counseling, Business Administration, Human Resources, or a related field required; minimum of 5 years of work experience as a manager or director in recruitment and/or placement, preferably in a higher education environment; must be customer service oriented; possess strong verbal and written communication skills; must have the ability to enhance the use of technology in meeting department and student needs; and must present evidence of successful leadership in career services or a related field.

GOOD OR BAD??
Objective:
To obtain the Director of the Career Center at Robert Morris University to utilize my 15 plus years of experience in Career Services and to utilize my extensive knowledge of career-related technology

Good or Bad?
 
1. Resume. 7. Resume 13. Resume 19. Resume
2. Resume. 8. Resume 14. Resume. 20. Resume.
3. Resume 9. Resume 15. Resume 21. Resume
4. Resume. 10. Resume. 16. Resume. 22. Resume
5. Resume 11. Resume. 17. Resume. 23. Resume.
6. Resume. 12. Resume 18. Resume 24. Resume

Use these formats for YOUR resume- Click here.  Click here.  Click here.

Resume Quiz next week-It will be given  in MyClasses and will open on Tuesday morning Sept. 15th and close on Wednesday, Sept. 16th at 3:00 PM.
Resumes due next week-20 points possible.

Click here for Study Guide for Chapter 6

 
Sept. 16: Class 3

Resumes due today-20 points possible- Turn in at the break-Once graded place your resume in your Binder and title it 1. My Resume

Each of you will locate at least 5 keywords that relate to the job you want.  Place your answers in your Binder and title it 2.  Keywords
I found some keywords in my profession that you can view by linking here. Keyword examples are:
evaluate their abilities, promote the academic, advocate for students, career, personal, and social development of children and youths, use interviews, counseling sessions, personal and career problems,  interest and aptitude assessment tests, social and developmental skills,  life skills, drug prevention, job search skills, resume writing, interviewing techniques, emotional and development needs, counsel individuals who are addicted to drugs, rehabilitation, vocational counseling, National Certified Counselor.

Click here for worksheet #6-3-Complete this in class and place in Binder and title it  3.  Resume Power Words/Keywords/Action Verbs from Career Services
*Click here to view action verbs from Career Services-File in your binder with above

Click here for worksheet #6-5 -Complete this in class and place in Binder and title it 4.  Resume Evaluation

Click here for worksheet #6-6 -Complete this in class and place in Binder and title it 5.  Final Print Resume

 Resume Dos and Don'ts-Click here-Place in your Binder and title 6. Resume Do's and Don'ts

What to do after sending your resume video -click here

*Complete all of this before break.  If you have changes on the resume make them during break.

Do a reference page -it is the references name, title, employer, email, phone and relationship to you.  It will be titled Professional References of--------Turn in-5 points and place in Binder titled 28. References

-No assignments next week

 
Sept. 23: Class 4

Return resumes and references-You can resubmit your resume by next Wednesday, Sept. 30th.  You MUST have the original attached.  If it is not attached I will not grade the re-submittal.

Click here to view employers attending the job fair.  Select at least 5 employers you are going to approach, why you are gong to approach them and 5 questions you are going to ask them. Go over in class.  Place them in your Binder and title it 7. Job Fair Employers.  We will go over these in class.

Your Job Fair Assignment is:
-Click here for your Job/Internship Fair Assignment.
  30 points possible.   Your reaction paper and presentation is due Wednesday, October 7th.  Place your reaction paper (after it is graded) in your Binder and title it 8.  Job Fair Presentation.  Also keep your Job Fair Book and place it in your Binder and title it 9.  Job Fair Book 
*
Click here to view presentation grading criteria for presentation and paper.  Click here for an example.

In class, go over "How to Work a Job Fair" power point.  Click here for pp.

Click here for Job Fair Tips-  Place these tips in your Binder and title 10. Job Fair Tips

-In groups, discuss and write your Job Fair Commercial and 10 Questions and place it in your Binder.  11.  Job Fair Commercial and 10 Job Fair Questions.  Each person will read her/his in class.  I want you to memorize your commercial.
My Commercial:
"Hi I am Charlie Endicott and I am a senior psychology major here at Salisbury University.  I did an extensive amount of research on your organization and I am really excited about the possibility of a career with xxxxxx.  I noticed in my research that you have career opportunities for outdoor counselors and that is a career area I have always been interested in.  Could you please tell me more about this opportunity and also what would be the best way for me to apply for such an outstanding position?"
Additional Questions:
1.  Could you look at my resume and give me some comments?
2.  How did you become interested in a career with??
3.  Are there training programs available for new employees?
4.  How can I make myself the most qualified for your position openings?
5.  What do you like the most about working for XXXX?
6.  What are some of the most desirable skills you are looking for?
7.  Do you think I would qualify for the position openings at this time?
8.  Are there opportunities for advancement within your organization?
9.  What do you thing is the most important thing for a new hire to do within your company?
10. What are the most important skills you are looking for?

More job fair questions - Click here for possible questions to ask the employer Place in Binder and title 12.  Employer Job Fair Questions

In groups, role play approaching a Recruiter at the job fair.  Each group will have to do one role play in class.  One person will be the student and one or two will be the recruiters.  Each person must have his/her commercial ready and 10 questions.  You will have 15 minutes to get ready for this. 

Click here for "How To Be Successful at a Job Fair" video

How to dress for a job fair-click here and here.

Click here for Endicott's 8 Job Fair Tips!  Place in Binder and title 13. Endicott Job Fair Tips


Sept. 30: Class 5

Attend Job Fair-We will have class and discuss fair

Resubmit your resume.  Nothing after today accepted.  You MUST have the original attached.  If it is not attached I will not grade the re-submittal!

Your Job Fair Assignment for next week is:
-Click here for your Job/Internship Fair Assignment.
  30 points possible.   Your reaction paper and presentation is due Wednesday, October 7th.  Place your reaction paper (after it is graded) in your Binder and title it 8.  Job Fair Presentation.  Also keep your Job Fair Book and place it in your Binder and title it 9.  Job Fair Book 
*
Click here to view presentation grading criteria for presentation and paper.  Click here for an example.
Go to MyClasses to submit your three page paper.  Submit it as a word attachment.  You have until Oct. 8th at 5 pm.

 
Oct. 7: Class 6

In class, go to the lab and complete this short Job Fair Evaluation Survey.  Click here to enter the survey.

Your Job Fair Assignment is due today-All presentations and papers will be done today:
-Click here for your Job/Internship Fair Assignment.
  30 points possible.   Your reaction paper and presentation is due Wednesday, October 7th.  Place your reaction paper (after it is graded) in your Binder and title it 8.  Job Fair Presentation.  Also keep your Job Fair Book and place it in your Binder and title it 9.  Job Fair Book 
*
Click here to view presentation grading criteria for presentation and paper.  Click here for an example.
Go to MyClasses to submit your three page paper.  Submit it as a word attachment.  You have until Oct. 8th at 5 pm.

Upload your resume on eRecruiting next week-5 points

Top Employers for the Class of 2009
Which employers were most competitive in hiring graduates from the Class of 2009? Based upon the number of offers reported, accounting and engineering firms head the list, according to results of NACE’s Fall 2009 Salary Survey. Meanwhile, although employers in the petroleum and gas products field rank ninth on the list in terms of the number of offers reported, they offered the highest average annual salary ($73,245).

Top Employers for 2008-09 Bachelor’s Degree Graduates*

Employer Type Average Salary Offer
Number of Offers

Accounting Services
$49,770
766

Educational Services
$35,206
627

Engineering Services
$57,016
587

Consulting Services
$53,975
417

Government (Federal)
$45,731
400

Financial Services
$50,345
352

Retail/Wholesale Trade
$40,456
344

Aerospace
$58,356
290

Petroleum & Coal Products
$73,245
277

Hospitals
$44,749
240

 

Oct. 14: Class 7

 

Your point total for the Job Fair Project will be on MyClasses

Finish presentations-today is the only day

Upload your resume on eRecruiting before today-5 points-nothing late accepted

You will have a quiz on Federal Resumes and How to Approach a Job Fair next week.  It will be open on MyClasses from Monday morning, Oct. 19th at 10 am to Wednesday Oct. 21st at 3 PM..  The quiz is from my lectures the book.  

Federal Resumes:
Click here for federal resume pp
Click here for example and here-print this and place in Binder-#14. Federal Paper Resume
Click here for hints for preparing
Click here for handbook-word

Electronic Resume - Print this out and place in Binder-15. Federal Electronic Resume
KSA Example #1- Print this out and place in Binder-29. Federal KSA
KSA Example #2
Federal Job Posting #1
Federal Job Posting #2


Concerning Addressing KSA's:  (From Karen Burns, HR Director, National Park Service)
"My suggestion was to do one page per KSA. I don't think you could adequately answer all of the KSAs on one page. I've never seen a KSA response in the format (CARC)of the example below. But the "actions" they specify in there are not different answers to different KSAs, they are
actions on the KSA of communicating orally. You do not need to use that format. In fact, I think most students would find that format difficult. If they want to do it that way, fine, but it's not necessary. Some vacancy announcements have up to 6 KSAs and there would be no way that you could
answer all of them on one page. I think they meant one page per KSA.

Click here for federal job salaries-(use bottom 2 links-college grads-Grades 7-9)

Student Response:
Mr. Endicott,
First let me say...wow I am so happy that the Steelers won the Superbowl. I bet you are just as happy as I am!!!!!!!!!!!!Secondly, on January 29 I was offered the position of Lead Behavior Counselor with Mary T. Inc (MD) and I accepted. I thought you would be interested to know this so you can tell your students in the career class that it is indeed possible to get a job in the tough economic time as long as you work hard and don't expect $50,000. I am working with traumatic brain injuries and so far it is a very rewarding job. I have accepted that money isn't the important thing right now; the most important topic is to get your foot in the door and ride out the tough times. I hope to hear from you soon and wish you a great semester!

20 Best Employers for 2009 College graduate to work for-click here

You will have a quiz on Federal Resumes and How to Approach a Job Fair next week.  It will be open on MyClasses from Monday morning, Oct. 19th at 10 am to Wednesday Oct. 21st at 3 PM..  The quiz is from my lectures the book.  

 
Oct. 21:  Class 8

-Due to eRecruiting periodically being down, you have until Friday at 3:00 PM to post your resume on eRecruiting.  This includes getting it reviewed (Ms. Horner in CS) and published to at least one resume book.-5 points

-Quiz was worth 15 points

In class go over:

Class Goals and Objectives from this point on:
1.  Determine your career and job
 
a.  Write down the job/career you want -how you plan on obtaining it - place it in your Binder   titled 16.  My Career Job/Goal
2.  Finish all documentation to prepare for job search *a.  Resume-completed
b.  Cover Letter
c.  Prospecting Letters/Emails
c.  Follow-up Letters
d.  Experience Portfolio
3. What are my job search resources a.  eRecruiting
b.  Mentors
c.  Your network
d.  The web
e.  Newspapers
d.  LinkedIn
e.  Koda
f.   USA Jobs
4.  How do I prepare for the job and THE job search a. The Interview
5.  Which job do I take? a.  Dealing with multiple job offers
b.  Negotiating salary
c.  Relocation
d.  Budget/Apartments
6. What do you do in the first year on the job a.  What is the appropriate behavior


One job fair presentation only-Tracey Hahn-not enough time from last week-she was in class
Go over extra credit - eRecruiting-Fashion Show-Nov. 9th, 7-9 PM in he Wicomico Room/ Etiquette Dinner, Nov 3, 5:30-7:30 in Worchester Room of the Commons. 10 points each

Upload your resume on eRecruiting before today's class-5 points-nothing late accepted

Your  quiz on Federal Resumes and How to Approach a Job Fair was due on MyClasses from Monday morning, Oct. 19th at 10 am to Wednesday Oct. 21st at 3 PM.  The quiz is from my lectures the book.  


Chapter 7-Job Applications and The Cover Letter!

Click here for power point
Do CAREER ACTION 7-3 Worksheet (click here) and place in your Binder and title it 17. Cover Letter Outline
Click here for Chapter 7 1A Worksheet-Print it out and complete.  Place in Binder and title it 18.  Employment Application-do this in class-get in groups
Click here for Chapter 7 Electronic Cover Letter Worksheet.  Complete and  place in Binder and title 19.  Electronic Cover Letter Sample

-In class, go over Cover Letters.  Click here for a  Template.  This is a block format.   Print out this template and place in your Binder 20. Cover Letter Template
-Click here for another cover letter template that is acceptable.  This one is called a resume banner cover letter.  Use either template for your Cover Letter.

-Click here for sample cover letters by major. 

Click here for Cover Letter PP.

 -Tell me which of the following are good or bad cover letters.
Accounting.
Psychology
Business.
Education.
Psychology.
English
Business
Social Work.
Finance

Click here for the best cover letter even written!

-In class, click here for this website that provides you with a wealth of information about cover letters.  We will go over some of these.

-Click here to see what you do with salary requests.

-Give out the yellow Cover Letter Handout.  Place the Yellow Cover Letter Handout in your Binder and title it 21. Cover Letter Handout-(Yellow)

-The cover letter is to be turned in next week and is worth 10 points.  Click here for an example of a good cover letter. Print out this example and place it in your Binder and title it 22.  Excellent Cover Letter Example

-Place in your Binder your cover letter and title it 23. My Cover Letter

Assignments:

You must have your resume uploaded and published in at lest one resume book by Friday, Oct. 30th at 3 PM.  This includes getting it approved by one of Career Services Counselor (usually Ms. Horner)-5 points-there will be no credit given for late submittals
 

 


Other Letters of Correspondence
-Click here for examples-We will go over each one and you are to place these letters in your Binder written as if they were going out to an employer:
1. Prospecting Letter,
2. Networking Letter,
3. Withdrawal Letter,
4. Rejection Letter
5. Follow-Up On Application Letter
6. Mentee Employment Email/Letter 
7. Acceptance Letter

You can do these letters as if you were sending them out to an employer.  Go to lab to do these.  Turn them in on MyClasses (Other Documents of Correspondence) as a word attachment.  They are due on MyClasses between these dates and times:
Dates:
Times:
They are worth
5 points.

Place in your Binder and title 24.  Follow-Up Letters (you have to have examples of all 7 letters) 
-These letters are critical to your success.


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Oct. 28:  Class 9

-You must have your resume uploaded and published on eRecruiting in at least one resume book by Friday, Oct. 30th at 3 PM.  This includes getting it approved by one of Career Services Counselor (usually Ms. Horner)-5 points-there will be no credit given for late submittals

-Kiesha, Amy -quiz is now correct grade

-Click here for sample cover letters by major. 

Click here for Cover Letter PP.


Follow-Up Letters
-Click here for examples-We will go over each one and you are to place these letters in your Binder written as if they were going out to an employer:
1. Prospecting Letter,
2. Networking Letter,
3. Withdrawal Letter,
4. Rejection Letter
5. Follow-Up On Application Letter
6. Mentee Employment Email/Letter 
7. Acceptance Letter

You can do these letters as if you were sending them out to an employer.  Go to lab to do these.  You have from 5-8 PM on MyClasses.  Go to Assignments and Follow-Up Letters.  Turn them in as one word attachment. 

Place in your Binder and title 24.  Follow-Up Letters (you have to have examples of all 7 letters) 
-These letters are critical to your success.

Assignments:
The Follow-Up Letters are due on MyClasses between these dates and times:
Dates: Open on  MyClasses on Wednesday,  October 28 at 5:00 PM and is closed on Wednesday, October 28 at 8:00 PM. They are worth
5 points.

Your cover letter is due to be submitted to MyClasses by Monday Nov. 2nd at 10 AM and is closed on Wednesday, Nov. 4th at 3 PM.  The total points possible for the cover letter is 10 points.

You will have a quiz on Chapter 10 Cover Letters and Application.  The quiz is from the book, class lectures/discussions and power points.  It is worth 10 points and is on MyClasses.  You must take the quiz on MyClasses between these dates and times- Monday Nov. 2nd at 10 AM and is closed on Wednesday, Nov. 4th at 3 PM.  It is listed in "Assessments" on MyClasses.


Do Experience Portfolio in class-click here to explain

Notes:
-If I see anyone texting (hey I like to do it too and I have my first grandchild coming and I can put it away for 2 hours) in class it will be a 10 point deduction and I will let you know by emailing you at your SU email

-If anyone leaves class before it is over and does not let me know why at least by the next day, it is one letter grade deduction (this is on the syllabus and went over during the first class)

-If this is too much on your plate, believe me I do not want to cause anyone any stress, you can drop until Oct. 30th which is Friday.

 

 
Nov. 4:  Class 10

Your cover letter is due was to be submitted to MyClasses by Monday Nov. 2nd at 10 AM and is closed on Wednesday, Nov. 4th at 3 PM.  The total points possible for the cover letter is 10 points.

You will have a quiz on Chapter 10 Cover Letters and Application.  The quiz is from the book, class lectures/discussions and power points.  It is worth 10 points and is on MyClasses.  You should have taken the quiz on MyClasses between these dates and times- Monday Nov. 2nd at 10 AM and is closed on Wednesday, Nov. 4th at 3 PM.  It is listed in "Assessments" on MyClasses.

Yea all the letter writing is done!!!!


Work on Experience Portfolio in class-I will explain it by clicking here.  It is worth 10 points and I will give you until Friday, Nov. 13th at 3 PM to finish it. 
-To obtain the 10 points you must  "Create Shared View" with me listed (pretend I am the employer)and then to send access to your portfolio to them click on "Share"  - You will arrive at a page that asks for that person's email address, how many days you want to "share" your Portfolio and a place to select an email or write your own. Then click "Send."  You must Send your portfolio to me prior to Nov. 13th or there will be no credit.
-To create the Portfolio should take about 2 hours.  You can work on this together in group in the lab.
 

Do Graduation /Scary List -Place in Binder and title it 25.  My Graduation Scary List

 

 

 

Nov. 11:  Class 11

Grading Scale Up to Cover Letter (do not include the cover letter):

99-110=A
88-98=B
77-87=C
66-76-D
65 and below=F

Experience Portfolio is worth 10 points and  you have until Friday, Nov. 13th at 3 PM to finish it. 
-To obtain the 10 points you must  "Create Shared View" with me listed (pretend I am the employer)and then to send access to your portfolio to them click on "Share"  - You will arrive at a page that asks for that person's email address, how many days you want to "share" your Portfolio and a place to select an email or write your own. Then click "Send."  You must Send your portfolio to me at rcendicott@salisbury.edu prior to Nov. 13th or there will be no credit.


eRecruiting! Follow the paw prints!

What is it and what does it do for you?
eRecruiting is an online database of students, employers and alumni that provides a variety of career-related services to those groups. 
-The STUDENT SERVICES are:
On-Campus Interview Registration, Resume Uploads, Job/Internship Searches, Mentor Network, Career Exploration, Calendar of Events, Online Portfolios, etc. This database helps you find information about your major, assists with networking and provides information about jobs and internships. 
-Currently eRecruiting has over 1300 employers, all students from SU for the past 10 years, over 800 Mentors and many alumni.

What will we do today?
Fill out profile
Upload and publish resume
Explore jobs/internships
Signup for workshops
Sign up for an on-campus interview
Look at the portfolio
Look at Experience

Click here to enter

In class, explore eRecruiting in groups. I will go over how to use it for a job and employer search from a student view.
The groups are created so you may help each other:
Group A
-Lindsey Baker
-Jasmin Wilcox
-Matt Chattillion
-Tim Trail
-Kevin Finn
Group B
-Matt Goff
-Sam Sudano
-Keisha Grant
-Jennifer Pratt
-Tracey Hahn
Group C
-Patrick Henehan
-Amie Morris
-Christine Janssen
-Sherie Mitchell
-Donovan Maisel
-Tara Meunier

Each person is to locate five employers you would like to work for and their contacts .  Write in word:
-the name of the employer
-employer website
-the name of the contact
-contact's title
-their email
-their phone
-date
-why you contacted them
-their geographic location
-if you plan on following up

You will now start a Job Search Organizer/Directory (separate notebook) and place this assignment in Directory and title it
#1 Job Search Directory-eRecruiting Job Leads-CANCELLED-do NOT do this assignment - All entries in the Networking Directory (either in excel or word) are in purple.   Click here to view example-use this format


Job Outlook 2010: Job Market “Fair” for Class of 2010

Spotlight Online for College Employment and Recruiting Professionals, November 11, 2009
Spotlight Online for Career Services Professionals, November 11, 2009

More than two-thirds of employers characterize the job market for the Class of 2010 as just “fair,” according to results of NACE’s Job Outlook 2010 .

In comparison, last year at this time, slightly more than one-quarter gave the job market such a rating.


In addition, the percentage of employers giving a rating of “poor” has grown tremendously over last year. Whereas less than 1 percent rated the job market for the Class of 2009 as “poor,” nearly 16 percent characterize the job market for the Class of 2010 as “poor.”


Earlier, through NACE’s Job Outlook 2010 Fall Preview survey, conducted in August, employers projected a 7 percent decline in college hiring, but current survey results show most expect to keep a close eye on their hiring needs: Half of responding employers said they plan to review their college hiring on a quarterly basis, and more than one-quarter will check their needs monthly.
 


Go over Chapter 1-The  Job Search Process
Click here for chapter 1 pp.

Write down the career/job you want, location, the salary, the employers and why you chose this career, how you plan on gaining employment, your weekly job plan (how many applications, resources in finding employment, etc.).  Place in Binder and title 26.  My Career Job/Goal #2

 Items of Importance from PP:
1.  Job Search Organizer-Click here to view example-use this format
2.  Your Binder
3.  Career Portfolios-use eRecruiting
4.  Action Plans for the Job Search-click here for outline to use-When the outline states "Goal I Consider Most Important in My Life:" list "Finding a career in........."  Place this in your Binder and title it  27.  My Action Plan
- We will go over this in class.  Each person will go over this sheet in class.


Class Goals and Objectives from this point on:
1.  Determine your career and job
 
a.  Write down the career/job you want, location, the salary, the employers and why you chose this career, how you plan on gaining employment, your weekly job plan (how many applications, resources in finding employment, etc.).  Place in Binder and title 26.  My Career Job/Goal #2
2.  Finish all documentation to prepare for job search *a.  Resume-completed
*b.  Cover Letter
*c.  Prospecting Letters/Emails
*c.  Follow-up Letters
*d.  Experience Portfolio
3. What are my job search resources *a.  eRecruiting
b.  Mentors
c.  Your network
d.  The web
e.  Newspapers
d.  LinkedIn
e.  Koda
f.  USA Jobs Today
g. Job alerts
h. Weekly joblist
4.  How do I prepare for the job and THE job search a. The Interview
5.  Which job do I take? a.  Dealing with multiple job offers
b.  Negotiating salary
c.  Relocation
d.  Budget/Apartments
6. What do you do in the first year on the job a.  What is the appropriate behavior

 



Notes:
-If I see anyone texting in class it will be a 10 point deduction and I will let you know by emailing you at your SU email

-If anyone leaves class before it is over and does not let me know why at least by the next day, it is one letter grade deduction (this is on the syllabus and went over during the first class)

 
Nov. 18: Class 12

Go over Chapter 1-The  Job Search Process
Click here for chapter 1 pp.

In class, write down the career/job you want, location, the salary, the employers and why you chose this career, how you plan on gaining employment, your weekly job plan (how many applications, resources in finding employment, etc.).  Place in Binder and title 26.  My Career Job/Goal #2

Note-If you resubmit your Portfolio to me with all four sections (Profile, Resume, Experiences and References) viewable, I will award you the 10 points Due by this Friday, Nov. 20th at 3 PM.
The key to making your Portfolio viewable is when you "Create a Shared View."  When you add a person in the shared view, you click on their shared view and you will see your four sections-(Profile, Resume, Experiences and References) If you click on each section you will view a link under each saying "Add Profile Information or Add Resume or Add Experience, etc."  I will show you this in class.

Click here to see job forecasts-most opening, highest paying, etc. (America's Career Info Net)
-Click here for occupational videos
-Click here for wages
-Click here for stress levels of occupations


 


 

 

 
Nov. 25: Class 13-no class-Thanksgiving

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! 

 
Class Goals and Objectives from this point on:
1.  Determine your career and job
 
a.  Write down the career/job you want, location, the salary, the employers and why you chose this career, how you plan on gaining employment, your weekly job plan (how many applications, resources in finding employment, etc.).  Place in Binder and title 26.  My Career Job/Goal#2
2.  Finish all documentation to prepare for job search *a.  Resume-completed
*b.  Cover Letter
*c.  Prospecting Letters/Emails
*c.  Follow-up Letters
*d.  Experience Portfolio
3. What are my job search resources *a.  eRecruiting
b.  Mentors
c.  Your network
d.  The web
e.  Newspapers
d.  LinkedIn
e.  Koda
f.  USA Jobs Today
g. Job alerts
h. Weekly job list
4.  How do I prepare for the job and THE job search a. The Interview
5.  Which job do I take? a.  Dealing with multiple job offers
b.  Negotiating salary
c.  Relocation
d.  Budget/Apartments
6. What do you do in the first year on the job a.  What is the appropriate behavior

 

 

 

Dec. 2:  Class 14

Lori Finestine, Field Marketing Specialist, Becker Professional Education, Baltimore, MD-will speak about the job search and what she has seen and encountered.

Binders due next Wednesday!-29 points


1.  Click here for total number of Binder point thus far.  29 points
2.  Resume Quiz-20 pts.
3.  Reference Page-5 pts.
4.  Resume-20 pts
5. Job Fair Project-30 pts
6.  JobFair Quiz-15 pts
7.  eRecruitingResume-5
8.  FollowUpLetters-5 pts
9.  CoverLetterQuiz-10 pts
10. CoverLetter-10 pts
11. Portfolio-10 pts
-159 total points
I have your grades in my office.  Please see me for grades.


Items of Importance from PP:
1.  Job Search Directory/Organizer-Click here to view example-use this format
2.  Your Binder
3.  Career Portfolios-use eRecruiting
4.  Action Plans for the Job Search-click here for outline to use-When the outline states "Goal I Consider Most Important in My Life:" list "Finding a career in........."  Place this in your Binder and title it  27.  My Action Plan - We will go over this in class.  Each person will go over this sheet in class.

Click here for agencies hiring the most people


The USA/Student Jobs assignment for next week (Dec. 9th)has been canceled.  If you wish to turn it in for 20 points extra credit I will accept that no later than Wednesday, Dec. 9th, 2009.  Below are the requirements for the 20 points extra credit:
Here are the requirements: (click here for login page to StudentJobs.gov-rcendicott-Windows23!)
1.  A copy of your resume page that you have built on this site.  It should have items like this-Country of citizenship: United States of America/ Veterans' Preference: No/Contact Current Employer:  Yes/ AVAILABILITY Job Type: Permanent/ Work Schedule: Full Time
2.  A copy of your Job Agent-It should be one page and have a listing of jobs
3.  A copy of at least 2 Saved Jobs
4.  A copy of one document you have uploaded into your Portfolio
5.  A copy of Your Profile 

Click here for screen shots of each page-this is exactly what you need to turn in (hit Ctrl Prnt Scrn and then paste it into a word document)
This activity is worth 20 points extra credit. 

The Job Search Directory assignments are cancelled.   You do not have to turn in, nor will it be accepted.  There is NO extra credit for turning this in.

Turn in Binders next week (Dec. 9th) at the front desk-not my office.  Tell the receptionist it is for the Career Class.

ALL ASSIGNMENTS AND ANY EXTRA CREDIT MUST BE TURNED IN BY NEXT WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9TH, 2009 AT 5:00 PM.  ANY ASSIGNMENT OR EXTRA CREDIT TURNED IN AFTER NEXT WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9TH, 2009 WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

THERE IS NO CLASS NEXT WEEK (Dec. 9th) OR THE FINAL.
 

 
Dec. 9:  Class 15

TODAY'S CLASS IS CANCELED-use the time to work on assignments.

THE FINAL CLASS IS CANCELED.

Turn in Binders today at the front desk-not my office.  Tell the receptionist it is for the Career Class.

The USA/Student Jobs assignment has been canceled.  If you wish to turn it in for 20 points extra credit I will accept that no later than TODAY, Wednesday, Dec. 9th, 2009.  Below are the requirements for the 20 points extra credit:
Here are the requirements: (click here for login page to StudentJobs.gov-rcendicott-Windows23!)
1.  A copy of your resume page that you have built on this site.  It should have items like this-Country of citizenship: United States of America/ Veterans' Preference: No/Contact Current Employer:  Yes/ AVAILABILITY Job Type: Permanent/ Work Schedule: Full Time
2.  A copy of your Job Agent-It should be one page and have a listing of jobs
3.  A copy of at least 2 Saved Jobs
4.  A copy of one document you have uploaded into your Portfolio
5.  A copy of Your Profile

Click here for screen shots of each page-this is exactly what you need to turn in (hit Ctrl Prnt Scrn and then paste it into a word document)
This activity is worth 20 points extra credit. 

The Job Search Directory assignments are canceled.   You do not have to turn in, nor will it be accepted,  There is NO extra credit for turning this in.

ALL ASSIGNMENTS AND ANY EXTRA CREDIT MUST BE TURNED IN BY TODAY, DEC. 9TH, 2009 AT 5 PM.  ANY ASSIGNMENT OR EXTRA CREDIT TURNED IN AFTER TODAY, DEC. 9TH, 2009 WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

No class next week

 
Dec. 16:  Class 16-Finals

-Class is canceled! 

-NO assignments due or accepted. 

-All assignments and extra credit was due last Wednesday, Dec. 9th, 2009.
 

 
Dates/Notes of Importance

Extra Credit:
-Workshops-5 points
-Employer Information Sessions-5 points
-On-Campus Interviews-5 points

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Information Not used in class:-

Begin Chapter 1-The Job Search Process-click here for pp-24 slides

Click here for good resource from OOH concerning your job search

CAREER ACTION 1-1-Daily Job Search Organizer-click here-Place this in your Binder and title it 14. Daily Job Search Organizer-Your are to keep this and by the end of the class you should have 15 contacts.  You will turn this in the next to last class and it will be worth 15 points.

In class-go to lab-CAREER ACTION 1-3-click here-Internet Research on Career Portfolios-Place this in your Binder and title it 15. Internet Research on Career Portfolios-Each person will present their findings in class.

In class-CAREER ACTION 1-5-click here-Proactive Success Action Plan-Place this in your Binder and title it 16. Proactive Success Action Plan

 

Go over USA /Student Jobs in class-Each student has to setup his or her account in class and print out various pages from that account.
Also you are to locate two jobs that are interesting to you.  Place in Job Search Directory and title  #2 Job Search Directory-USA/Student Jobs.gov  Also turn in a copy of  your  pages and copies of two jobs by Wednesday, Dec. 9th. 

Click here to go over USAJobs/StudentJobs.gov presentation page.

Here are the requirements: (click here for login page to StudentJobs.gov-rcendicott-Windows23!)
1.  one copy of your resume page that you have built on this site.  It should have items like this-Country of citizenship: United States of America/ Veterans' Preference: No/Contact Current Employer:  Yes/ AVAILABILITY Job Type: Permanent/ Work Schedule: Full Time
2.  A copy of your Job Agent-It should be one page and have a listing of jobs
3.  A copy of at least 2 Saved Jobs
4.  A copy of one document you have uploaded into your Portfolio
5.  A copy of Your Profile

Show my Email from StudentJobs.gov

Click here for screen shots of each page-this is exactly what you need to turn in (hit Ctrl Prnt Scrn and then paste it into a word document)
This assignment is worth 20 points extra credit. 


In class, go over Mentors-click here to enter (russellcendicott-endicott)
You are to find five mentors that could help you in a job search or going to graduate school.  Print out each Mentor Profile and turn in to me.  Also place these five mentors in your #3 Job Search Directory-Five Mentors We will discuss these mentors in class-this assignment is worth 10 points.  Once I return your Mentor Profiles, place in your Binder and title 28. Five Mentors


In class go over KODA.  Click here to enter.

 

 


Your username is rcendicott and I've reset your password to letmein.

 

USAJob-https://my.studentjobs.gov/
username-rcendicott
password-Windows23! (must use cap in “W”)
Password Questions:
-All time favorite sports team-steelers
-High school mascot-bison
-How many bedroom in my house-three

Portfolio
Username - russellcendicott
pass-endicott
 

Koda
rcendicott@salisbury.edu
windows23!