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Personal Career Planning Class

Personal Career Planning Class

The Activities

Activities

September 2: Week 1

September 9: Week 2

September 16: Week 3

September 23: Week 4

September 30 - Week 5

October 7 - Week 6

October 14 - Week 7

October 21 - Week 8

October 28 - Week 9

November 4 - Week 10

November 11 - Week 11

November 18 - Week 12

November 25 - Week 13

December 2 - Week 14

December 9 - Week 15

December 12 - Reading Day

December 16

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Welcome to the GENL-110-150 FALL 2015 Personal Career Planning Class!

Class 1 -Sept. 2 Class 9 - Oct. 28
Class 2 - Sept. 9 Class 10 - Nov. 4
Class 3 - Sept. 16 Class 11- Nov. 11
Class 4 - Sept. 23 Class 12- Nov. 18
Class 5 - Sept. 30 Class 13- Nov. 25 (No classes, Thanksgiving break)
Class 6 - Oct. 7  Class14-Dec. 2
Class 7 - Oct. 14 Class 15 - Dec. 9
Class 8 -Oct. 21  Class 16 - Dec. 12 (Reading Day)
  ▪  Finals Week-Dec 14-18

September 2: Week 1

Go over syllabus and website.

Assignment:

This week you will complete two assessments and one survey.

1.  Review  "COMPASS" quiz. Click here to take it.  Click here for instructions with screenshots.
Instructions-no screenshots:

  • Go to this websitehttps://salisbury.woofound.com/ and login (Your SU email is your username and you choose password)
  • You will then come to the “Career Finder” page and will be presented with various pictures. At the bottom of the picture you will have these options- “Me” or “Not Me.” Select “Me” if you can see yourself doing that particular activity and “Not Me” if you do not like that activity. Go with your first instinct. See the arrow on the image below. 
  • Once you have finished selecting the images, you will arrive at your summary screen as shown below. Your “Career Match Breakdown” gives you your personality type as it relates to careers. You can also research the “Careers” link on the top menu bar and scroll down to view “View Personalized Careers.” Bring this page with you to your next class.

2.  Go over "MY NEXT MOVE" interest inventory.  Click here for instructions.  Click here (go over) to begin.

  •  You will arrive at the "What do you want to do for a living?" page.  Select the third option titled "I'm not really sure"  "Tell us what you like to do" -Do these sections>Interests, Results, Job Zones and Careers-RIASEC/Discuss your Results/Discuss your Job Zone and Career.

3. Complete the survey.  Click here to do the survey to compare both Compass and MyNextMove.

4.  Next week bring in summaries for both assessments.

Etiquette Tip of the Week

When you are networking for a job or career leads, you are really in sales. The product you are selling… is you.

There are two key principles to be successful in sales:

1) You have to like the product you are selling.

That means you have to like yourself. Believe you are a good product that any organization would be lucky to have.

2) Realize selling is not about pushing a product on people who don’t need it. It’s about problem solving.

Selling is not just about discovering the goals of businesses and their owners. It’s about finding their pain. What are their challenges?

What can you do to solve their business issues or enhance their bottom line?

Networking is a little bit like cold calling -- because you have to start up conversations with people you don't know. And as we have mentioned before in the Etiquette Tip of the Week, we cold call (or network) because we never know who needs us.

Where can you start? Your local chamber of commerce has lots of events for people in business. Also look at your college or graduate school's alumni club.

The best jobs go to people who network.... so get selling.

Culture and Manners Institute at www.cultureandmanners.com

September 9: Week 2

CHAPTER 1 - What Do You Want to Be? (Pages 3-15)

Go over assessment summaries and survey results

52 Weeks Video

Quiz

Etiquette Tip of the Week

What does one wear to an interview in a casual workplace?

After a dining tutorial at a university in Florida, a student told me this interview story:

A big tech company (name withheld) flew this student to California for an interview. He wore his interview suit and tie.

The first interviewer at this company said, "Before you speak to me, you need to take off your tie." He did. The next person said, "Take off your jacket." He did.

The third person he was to interview with refused to see him until he came back in a pair of jeans. He didn't bring any jeans. So he went shopping, purchased a pair of jeans and came back. (Easy enough for a man. If that were me, I'd say, "See you in two days...if I'm feeling lucky.")

A few lessons:
If interviewing with a large tech company in California, ask about the dress code for interview candidates. Even companies that boast no code, have a code. Do an Internet search for images of the company's leaders to see how they dress day-to-day and for special events.

For everything else, err on the side of formality. It's easier to take things off if over-dressed, than to put things on if under-dressed.

Back to our college candidate. This would be a really sad story if he bought the jeans and didn't get the job, right?

They offered him the job. He turned it down. A future boss who would make a poor college student buy a pair of jeans just to speak to him was a bad omen.

Last lesson: you are interviewing the interviewers as much as they are interviewing you. Make sure it’s a good fit.

Culture and Manners Institute at www.ultureandmanners.com

September 16: Week 3

CHAPTERS 2 & 3 - The Preparation - The Documents - The Resume Parts 1 & 2 (Pages 16-21)

Bring to class a copy of your resume.  It can be a rough draft.

Class Exercise - Mini-commercial 

Quiz

Etiquette Tip of the Week  

How do you sabotage your lunch interview?

An executive recruiter from a global search firm made me gasp with this story about a lunch interview with a candidate for an executive position. (Keep in mind, when you get to the lunch stage, you have already cleared a few layers of interviews.)

The waitress set the glass of water on the interview candidate's left, instead of where it should have gone on the right. The candidate then said to the waitress, "I guess they must be hiring anyone as waitresses these days. The glass goes on the right."

Lunch went on, but the candidate's opportunity ended there. It's a cowardly act to berate or humiliate any staff persons who cannot defend themselves without risking the loss of their own job. And it's embarrassing to those you are dining with.

In any business meal, especially an interview, kill the wait staff with kindness. Waiting tables is hard work and there are a million things in a restaurant that can go wrong. How you treat the wait staff is a reflection of how you will treat others -- especially when seeking a management position.

From an interviewer's perspective, there is great value in an interview meal. It's a way to weed out candidates who will embarrass the organization in other ways: drinking too much, eating like a pig in a trough, ordering the priciest items on the menu or fussing about little things.

Remember, you are there to do business first and eat second. Have patience and focus on the business at hand.

Culture and Manners Institute at www.cultureandmanners.com

September 23: Week 4

Chapter 4 - The Job Fair!/Get Those References NOW!

Job Fair Assignment:

When: Wednesday, September 30, 2015. Noon-4:00p.m. Location: Maggs Physical Activities Center, 1st floor Gym -You must attend and do the assignment in your class book: 1. Attend the Job Fair and talk to at least 5 employers 2. Dress professionally 3. Turn in page 23 and 24 of your class handbook- 10 points

This assignment is due on Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Etiquette Tip of the Week

Does the thought of going to a networking event alone leave you as cold as a clammy handshake?

Go it alone, you must. Bringing a "wing-person," is like a dragging a security blanket – a comfortable guarantee you will always have someone to talk to. Being alone nudges you to forge new friendships in business.

Go alone, doesn't mean go unprepared. Before an interview, you learn about the company background, its leadership, press releases, etc. Same goes for a networking event.

If you go to a Chamber of Commerce event, a chamber usually has executive staff, a board of directors and sometimes ambassadors. Their pictures are often on the chamber website. (Don't they look like nice people? They are.) Read their bios, get to know their faces before the event (not on your phone, at the event.)

Same for a charitable function or association: visit the organization’s website, research the staff and board and read the latest releases.

Does the event have sponsoring organizations? Find out about them.

College or alumni event: who is on the alumni board? Which alumni live in your area? LinkedIn is a great resource: go to "Connections" then "Find Alumni."

At the event, if you recognize sponsors, thank them for sponsoring. And before you leave, thank your hosts or organizers, if they are available.

You may not get a chance to speak to any of these people. But if you do, it's good to be prepared. It’s not who you know, it’s who you know before you go.

Culture and Manners Institute at www.cultureandmanners.com

September 30 - Week 5

CHAPTER 4- The Job Fair! /NO CLASS (Pages 22-26)

 

October 7 - Week 6

CHAPTER 6- Career Resources-Locating Information about Your Chosen Career/Job (Pages 30-31)

Etiquette Tip: In a competitive job market, it is important after sending a resume to follow up -- not just with an email, but also by phone. Same thing when selling a product or service. When is the best time to call? Here are a few tricks I learned in my cold calling days. (Actually, I am still in my cold calling days.)

The normal work day used to be 9 AM to 5 PM, but for many, it has shifted from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
10 to 11:30 AM is prime meeting time
11:30 AM to 2 PM is when people are most likely lunching
2 to 4 PM is prime meeting time again

Try to reach people early in their work day from 8:30 to 9:30 AM., before they get into meetings.
If you want to reach an executive, try calling at 7:45 AM or even earlier. Many are already in their office by then and a surprising number will pick up their own phone before their secretary/assistant arrives.
If you don't reach your person in the morning, try again in late afternoon: 4 PM - 4:30 PM or 5 PM.

And of course, you can always ask an assistant or receptionist, "When is the best time to reach him/her?"

The first few cold calls might feel painfully awkward. Gather up your courage and do it. If you don't, think about the job (or sale) going to the other person who will

  • Click here for References power  point
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Break:

  • Do page 28 exercise in your book-bottom of the page
  • Click here for "Dream Job" power point (Pete L)
  • "Your Dream" motivational video
  • Show Cover Letter/Job Interview Video

October 14 - Week 7

CHAPTER 7- Linkedin (Pages 32-38)

  • Road Trip Nation Assignment Due
    • Write a one page reaction to East Meets West Episode. 
      Your paper should answer the questions as requested in Categories 1 and 2
    • CATEGORY 1 - Answer ALL questions in this category

      • Summarize what it was about?
      • Did it help you in any way as far as clarifying your career choice?  How?
      • What did you learn from it?
    • CATEGORY 2 - Answer at least one question in this category

      • What do you think about three people traveling the country trying to figure out their career?
      • Was this applicable to you-why and/or why not?
      • Could you see yourself doing any of the occupations? Why?
  • Employer Visit/Presentation
    • Prepare three questions.  Prepare to ask the employer at least one from your list.
Etiquette Tip of the Week

The hotel didn't have a free breakfast, but a menu of breakfast items for purchase. When I placed my order, I was friendly and conversational with the people behind the counter. It was about half an hour before they stopped serving breakfast.

A woman behind the counter put a banana on the counter. "This has a few brown spots and we were going to throw it out anyway."

A bonus banana... I was ecstatic. And I was effusive in my thanks.

I sat down to eat and a few minutes later, the woman brought out a small rectangular plate with a bowl of hot oatmeal and all the trimmings: cream, brown sugar, craisins, nuts and all. "We were going to throw out this, too," she said. If I had stayed longer, this woman would have probably given me a free Thanksgiving dinner.

Would I have received a free banana and oatmeal, if I had approached the counter while texting on my cell phone, barely making eye contact? That's exactly how a lot of people come to the counter to order coffee, according to a coffee roaster at a popular coffee house in my home town. "Whatever happened to please and thank you?" she asked.

There was a residual effect of that spotty banana... besides potassium. It made me happy to get something free and infused me with positive energy for the rest of the day.

The message isn't that you should be nice to people so you get stuff. But rather, when you are kind and attentive to others, good things will come back to you.

What is a little thing you can do for someone else this week? Start with please and thank you.

Culture and Manners Institute at www.cultureandmanners.com

October 21 - Week 8

Chapter 8-Interviewing, Dressing for the Interview and Great Questions to Ask (Pages 39-40) 

  • Building your LinkedIn Profile
  • Interviewing - Introduction
  • Quiz
Etiquette Tip of the Week

In college football, "excessive celebration," falls under "Unsportsmanlike Acts" – a 15-yard penalty. The NCAA defines it as: "Any delayed, excessive, prolonged or choreographed act by which a player attempts to focus attention upon himself."

Last week, a university student told me about another excessive celebration. His fellow-intern was the star intern for a prestigious, highly-desirable organization for one about to graduate from college.

She was at the top of her university class, an industrious intern, and when it came to the end-of-internship presentations, hers was the best. This young woman was going places. Everyone said so.

Then came the celebration. A big party hosted by the executives to celebrate the end of the internships – part of the game plan to get the interns to think of the firm long term.

The star of the intern class celebrated a little too much. She started with a Long Island Iced Tea. Then she drank three more.

If you don't know what a Long Island Iced Tea is, it contains vodka, rum, gin, tequila, Triple Sec and cola. It's the "stupid-maker."

The highlight of the evening was the star intern loudly serenading the CEO to Happy Birthday. It wasn't even his birthday.

This young woman was through. Everyone said so.

When you have an alcohol incident, no one will forget it. An alcohol incident doesn't have to involve four Long Island Iced Teas. It could be taking one sip too many and saying the wrong thing.

Better not to mix alcohol and business. Keep a clear head… especially if you are an intern.

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I just had a birthday. Or as we say in my house, "the beginning of birth week." No alcohol was involved. But I received a nice profile by Dave Elbert of The Des Moines Business Record: http://businessrecord.com/Content/Opinion/Opinion/Article/The-Elbert-Files-Tips-from-our-manners-maven/168/963/70452

Culture and Manners Institute at www.cultureandmanners.com

October 28 - Week 9

CHAPTER 9-The Follow-Up, the Second Interview and Bombing the Interview (Pages 41-43)

  • Skype with SU Alumnus - Prepare to ask questions
  • Interviewing - Continued
  • UPCOMING ASSIGNMENTS:
    • Schedule a Mock Interview with Career Services no later than NOVEMBER 20th. 
      • Find a job description and provide a hard copy or email a copy to the staff member/Interviewer prior to your mock interview appointment.
      • An interview feedback form will be completed the staff member/Interviewer
      • The staff member will submit your job description and interview feedback directly to me.
    • Schedule a Resume Critique with Career Services no later than DECEMBER 2nd.
      • You must turn in any notes/original copy of resume that was critiqued
      • You must submit an updated copy of your resume
      • Your original copy and updated copy must be submitted to me no later than DECEMBER 9TH.
  • Quiz

Etiquette Tip of the Week

Hey guys! It’s time to talk about informal language.

That means not starting an email salutation with “Hey” or using “guys” to refer to everyone.

If someone says, "Thank you," our response should be, "You're (or You are) welcome" and not "No problem" or "No worries."

Why should we care? Because other people care about this… a lot (or a great deal.) They tell me about it all the time.

Don’t freak out. That doesn’t mean they are old fashioned, uncaring, unfeeling stiffs. You might be surprised to learn they are people who are pulling for you, professionally and personally. (If you argue that you don’t want to be judged because of your informality, that train track runs both ways, Honey Bun.)

The whole idea of etiquette is to make the people around us more comfortable. Some think being informal makes people more comfortable. But sometimes, informality creates discomfort.

Err on the side of formality – in emails, snail mails and the spoken word, especially with people who are new to us. And even with people familiar to us with whom we have a businesslike relationship.

Instead of “Yeah” and “Nope,” kick it up a notch to “Yes” and “No.”

Not to say we should look unkindly upon the informals, if their intentions were honorable. Personally, it doesn’t bother me when people say, “No worries,” because I know they meant well. I have been known to let slip a “Yeah” or a “No problem” myself. Chillax! I’m working on it.

But I never say, “My bad” in place of “Excuse me,” or “I’m sorry.” That’s really irritating.

Err on the side of formality.

Glad we could have this talk. Love ya’ gobs.

Culture and Manners Institute at www.cultureandmanners.com

 

November 4 - Week 10

CHAPTER 10-The Phone Interview, the Skype Interview and "Tell Me About Yourself" (Pages 44-45)

Quiz

LinkedIn Etiquette Tip of the Week

Don’t Treat LinkedIn Like Facebook or Twitter

LinkedIn etiquette is very different from Facebook and Twitter. It’s important to know the appropriate etiquette for each network as they are often different. Aka nobody wants to see what you ate for lunch on LinkedIn.

It’s Not About You, It’s About Them

The biggest mistakes on social media come from the misconception that people care about what you have to say. That’s simply not the case. They care about finding solutions to their problems, that’s it.

The golden rule of LinkedIn etiquette and social media marketing in general is to always provide undeniable value that speaks to the exact type of person you are trying to connect with.

LinkedIn Pulse at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse 

November 11 - Week 11

CHAPTER 11 - Illegal Questions, Interview Mistakes and Mock Interviews (Pages 46-49)

CHAPTER 12 - Networking (Pages 50 & 51) Internships (Part 1)

Quiz

Etiquette Tip of the Week

It's that time of year (sniff)... the change of seasons (sniff). Everyone is turning into a sneezing, wheezing (sniff) disgusting, dripping mess.

If you are sniffing every five seconds, it's time to issue a tissue and dab or blow.

Maria Everding of the Etiquette Institute, says it best: "You need to have a tissue at all times. You might be on a job interview and about to be offered the job. Maybe it’s over a meal and your nose starts running. Do you say, 'May I borrow a tissue?' What? Borrow? Are you going to use it and give it back? I don’t think so. You need to have a tissue, because you may not use your napkin to wipe your nose."

“If you have to wipe your nose during a meal, it’s okay,” adds Maria. “But if you are going to honk, you must get up and leave.”

Once used, that tissue needs to go – in a waste can, pocket, handbag or man-bag. Not balled up on the table or on your desk. (Gross!)

Don’t take cold remedies in public. It gives one pause, to sit next to people thrusting nose spray up their schnoz. Find a restroom or other discreet place. Same for popping pills, throat sprays or cough syrup. Cough drops are allowed, but don’t make a Broadway show of it.

No hacking in public, like a cat coughing up a hairball.

Sidewalks and public transportation are not your spittoon. If everyone did that, we would all be commuting in rubber boots. (When I worked in New York City, I never understood women walking in open-toed shoes.)

Don’t badger suffering fellow employees to go home. Some colds last a month or more. Calling in sick for a month isn’t realistic. Just take your vitamins and give them wide berth.

Remember, don’t sit there and sniff. Always carry tissues.

Culture and Manners Institute at www.cultureandmanners.com

November 18 - Week 12

Internships - Video

Employer Visit

Quiz

Workplace Etiquette Tip of the Week

Find a mentor

Make an effort to meet as many people as possible when you join your new company.  Ask people to meet you for coffee or a 15 minute walk around the building.  Identify people who are a few years ahead of where you’d like to end up within your company and build a relationship with them.  Having someone who can help give you career advice and be a sounding board when you are struggling with something will be enormously helpful.

LinkedIn Pulse, 10 Tips for New College Grads on Workplace Etiquette

November 25 - Week 13

No class - Happy Thanksgiving!

“Rest and be thankful.” 
   ~William Wordsworth

December 2 - Week 14

CHAPTER 13- The Job Search/ Why You Would Not Get the Job (Pages 52-53)

Chapter 14- The Job Search-You Got the Job/Salary Negotiation/ Budget (Pages 54-56)

 Quiz

December 9 - Week 15

CHAPTER 15- 7 Things You Probably Did Not Know About the Job Search/Reasons You Did NOT Get the Job/ Professionalism in the Workplace  (Pages 57-57)

CHAPTER 16-First Year on the Job  (Pages 58-59)

Employer Visit - Enterprise Holdings

Quiz

Dec. 16th, 5:00 p.m., Career Classroom, GUC
Final Quiz (College Transition Presentation, Chapters 15 & 16)

Class Evaluation

 

December 12 - Reading Day

 

December 16

Final Quiz
Dec. 16th, 5:00 p.m., Career Classroom, GUC

 

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Below are the activities we will be doing this semester:

 Sept. 2 Week 1-back to top

-Go over syllabus and website

Assignment:

-Go over "Compass" quiz-Click here to take it.  Click here for instructions with screenshots.
Instructions-no screenshots:
1. Go to this websitehttps://salisbury.woofound.com/ and login (Your SU email is your username and you choose password)
2. You will then come to the “Career Finder” page and will be presented with various pictures. At the bottom of the picture you will have these options- “Me” or “Not Me.” Select “Me” if you can see yourself doing that particular activity and “Not Me” if you do not like that activity. Go with your first instinct. See the arrow on the image below.
3. Once you have finished selecting the images, you will arrive at your summary screen as shown below. Your “Career Match Breakdown” gives you your personality type as it relates to careers. You can also research the “Careers” link on the top menu bar and scroll down to view “View Personalized Careers.” You need to bring this page with you to your next class.

-Go over "My Next Move" interest inventory-Click here for instructions.
-Click here (go over) to begin.

-You will arrive at the "What do you want to do for a living?" page.  Select the third option titled "I'm not really sure"  "Tell us what you like to do"
-Do these sections>Interests, Results, Job Zones and Careers-RIASEC/Discuss your Results/Discuss your Job Zone and Career

-Do survey.  Click here to do the survey to compare both Compass and MyNextMove.

Next week bring in summaries for both assessments.


● Sept 9. 4-Week 2-back to top


● Sept. 16 -Week 3-back to top

CHAPTER 1- What Do You Want to Be? (Pages 3-15)

Return quizzes

Etiquette tip of the week:

"What do I do with my other hand?" College and graduate students and people in business often ask me that in a dining tutorial. If you are having soup, what happens to that hand not holding the spoon?

You may put the other hand in your lap or rest your wrist or even your forearm on the edge of the table.

What about elbows? If you grew up being told, "Keep your elbows off the table," there is an exception to that rule. (Sorry, Grandmas!)

When you are between courses and there is no food on the table, you may put your elbows on the table. Usually, you do that in those big banquet meals where there is a lot of background noise in the room and you lean forward on your elbows so you can converse with a person on the other side of the round 8-top or 10-top table.

You may not put your elbow on the table if the purpose is to prop up your tired head.

Job Fair Assignment:
When: Wednesday, September 24, 2014. Noon-4:00p.m.
Location: Wicomico Room, 2nd floor of GUC in Nanticoke A, B and the Fireside Lounge in the Guerrieri University Center in the Guerrieri University Center
-You must attend and do the assignment in your class book:
1. Attend the Job Fair and talk to at least 5 employers
2. Dress professionally
3. Turn in page 23 and 24 of your class handbook-
10 points

Thursdays are Career Services walk-in days for resumes

9-19 is a workshop on How to Approach a Job Fair at 4 pm in the Career Services classroom

Show "One Week Jobs" video-2 hours

2. Quiz on "One Week Jobs" video 


  Sept. 23-Week 4-back to top

CHAPTER 4-/Get Those References NOW! (Pages 22-26)

Return quizzes

Etiquette Tip-There's a lot of buffet dining in business. With buffets, comes food in slices, either in layered rows or fanned out, sometimes displayed prettily, but more often utilitarian.

No matter what it is - deli meat, provolone, pancakes, egg foo young - take the slice at the front of the row. Don't go sifting through the pile looking for the slice with the most pleasing shape or the portion that seems a fraction of a millimeter thicker. It's a buffet - it's all pretty much the same. Your food play is everyone else's delay.

This is also true when you are dining banquet style where shared platters of food are passed around the table. Take the piece closest to you and keep the platter moving to the right, counterclockwise, around the table. Do not keep everyone else waiting while you play with their food.

When dining buffet style, you may begin eating as soon as you are seated. But it's polite to wait until a few people join you. You never want to appear ravenously hungry in business.
 

Job Fair Assignment:
When: Wednesday, February 25, 2015. Noon-4:00p.m.
Location: Wicomico Room, 2nd floor of GUC in Nanticoke A, B and the Fireside Lounge in the Guerrieri University Center in the Guerrieri University Center
-You must attend and do the assignment in your class book:
1. Attend the Job Fair and talk to at least 5 employers
2. Dress professionally
3. Turn in page 23 and 24 of your class handbook-
10 points

This assignment is due on Wednesday,  October 7, 2015

Thursdays are Career Services walk-in days for resumes

Job Fair power point click here and here

Job Fair Videos:
Part I-
Click here 
Part II-
Click here
Part III-
Click here

Pair up and do Page 22 in your book

3. Quiz on "Job Fairs" power point and video

●  Sept. 30 -Week 5-back to top

CHAPTER 4- The Job Fair! /NO CLASS (Pages 22-26)

Job Fair Assignment:
When: Wednesday, February 25, 2015. Noon-4:00p.m.
Location: Wicomico Room, 2nd floor of GUC in Nanticoke A, B and the Fireside Lounge in the Guerrieri University Center in the Guerrieri University Center
-You must attend and do the assignment in your class book:
1. Attend the Job Fair and talk to at least 5 employers
2. Dress professionally
3. Turn in page 23 and 24 of your class handbook-
10 points

This assignment is due on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

 
● Oct. 7 -Week 6-back to top

CHAPTER 2- The Preparation-The Documents-The Resume Part 1 (Pages 18-19)

-Etiquette Tip-When writing a business letter or business email, begin with the "salutation." When should you use a colon and when should you use a comma in a salutation?

With a formal business letter or email, especially when contacting someone you don't know, use a colon.
Dear Ms. Griswald:

With people who are more familiar to you, you may use a colon or a comma.
Dear Mr. Johnson, or Dear John,
Dear Mr. Johnson: or Dear John:

Even less formal:
Hi, Freddie, or Hello, Freddie,

With people who are completely unfamiliar:
To The Consumer Affairs Department:

Always try to find the name of the person you are trying to reach. Avoid, "To whom it may concern." It may not concern anyone.

- Return job fair quizzes

Turn in Job Fair Assignment:
When: Wednesday, February 25, 2015. Noon-4:00p.m.
Location: Wicomico Room, 2nd floor of GUC in Nanticoke A, B and the Fireside Lounge in the Guerrieri University Center in the Guerrieri University Center
-You must attend and do the assignment in your class book:
1. Attend the Job Fair and talk to at least 5 employers
2. Dress professionally
3. Turn in page 23 and 24 of your class handbook-
10 points

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College and Students Today-Infographic

Myths VS Facts-infographic

Robots reading resumes-infographic

Click here for "Why Resumes are Rejected" infographic

Click here for resume power point-Part 1

View resume overview

 

BREAK

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Show video-Get Hired and Go-Before you Apply: Resumes, Portfolios, and your Online Persona

4. Resume quiz-Part 1

●  Oct. 14-Week 7-back to top

CHAPTER 2- The Preparation-The Documents-The Resume Part 2 (Pages 18-19)

Return quiz and job fair assignment

Click here for resume part 2 power point

Click here for "rocking resume"

Go over Objective on page 20 (in italics)

Are these good or bad objectives??

-To obtain a position that will enable me to use my strong organizational skills, educational background, and ability to work well with people.

-“Seeking a project management position with leadership responsibilities including problem solving, planning, organizing and managing budgets.”

-Obtain a position at XYZ Company where I can maximize my management skills, quality assurance, program development, and training experience.

-To secure a position with a well established organization with a stable environment that will lead to a lasting relationship in the field of finance.

-To secure a management position where I can effectively utilize my expertise in human relations, project management, and staff recruitment and retention. 

-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.

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Click here for the classic Math Resume

Click  here for "Resume Do's and Don'ts

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Click here for short video of resumes-5 tips

Click here for resume video

Show this resume- http://www.dearlisarudgers.com/

Click here for sample social resumes on career cloud or you can use word press-click here

5. Resume quiz-Part 2

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If time permits:

Click here for "Social Media Resume" infographic 

Do a resume on pages 19 -20

Pair up and give each other your resume. Each of you are to use page 21 activity to critique it.  Give that person feedback.

Click here for "Social Resume Tips"


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  Oct. 28 -Week 9-back to top

CHAPTER 6- Career Resources-Locating Information about Your Chosen Career/Job (Pages 30-31)

Etiquette Tip: In a competitive job market, it is important after sending a resume to follow up -- not just with an email, but also by phone. Same thing when selling a product or service. When is the best time to call? Here are a few tricks I learned in my cold calling days. (Actually, I am still in my cold calling days.)

The normal work day used to be 9 AM to 5 PM, but for many, it has shifted from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
10 to 11:30 AM is prime meeting time
11:30 AM to 2 PM is when people are most likely lunching
2 to 4 PM is prime meeting time again

Try to reach people early in their work day from 8:30 to 9:30 AM., before they get into meetings.
If you want to reach an executive, try calling at 7:45 AM or even earlier. Many are already in their office by then and a surprising number will pick up their own phone before their secretary/assistant arrives.
If you don't reach your person in the morning, try again in late afternoon: 4 PM - 4:30 PM or 5 PM.

And of course, you can always ask an assistant or receptionist, "When is the best time to reach him/her?"

The first few cold calls might feel painfully awkward. Gather up your courage and do it. If you don't, think about the job (or sale) going to the other person who will

Click here for References power  point

Go to page 26 in your manual and list 3 references

Click  here for a sample reference page 

Click here for other career letters -show thank you note sample

Click here for cover letter power point

Click here for good or bad cover letter

Click here for good cover letter

Break:

Do page 28 exercise in your book-bottom of the page

Click here for "Dream Job" power point (Pete L)

"Your Dream" motivational video

Show Cover Letter/Job Interview Video

6. Cover Letter quiz

 Nov. 4 -  Week 10 -  back to top

CHAPTER 7 -Linked In (Pages 32-28)

Terri Morris-Talent Acquisition Manger-Enterprise will speak on resumes and interviewing

Return Cover Letter Quizzes

Where are college graduates and young professionals going to live?
As young people continue to spurn the suburbs for urban living, more of them are moving to the very heart of cities — even in economically troubled places like Buffalo and Cleveland. The number of college-educated people age 25 to 34 living within three miles of city centers has surged, up 37 percent since 2000, even as the total population of these neighborhoods has slightly shrunk.

Some cities are attracting young talent while their overall population falls, like Pittsburgh and New Orleans. And in a reversal, others that used to be magnets, like Atlanta and Charlotte, are struggling to attract them at the same rate.

Even as Americans over all have become less likely to move, young, college-educated people continue to move at a high clip — about a million cross state lines each year, and these so-called young and the restless don’t tend to settle down until their mid-30s. Where they end up provides a map of the cities that have a chance to be the economic powerhouses of the future.

Click here to view graph

“It’s a type of growth that feeds on itself — the more young workers you have, the more companies are interested in locating their operations in that area and the more young people are going to move there,” he said.

About 25 percent more young college graduates live in major metropolitan areas today than in 2000, which is double the percentage increase in cities’ total population.
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Click here for LinkedIn power point

To go to my profile go to www.linkedin.com and sign-in-rcendicott@salisbury.edu and password Maryland23!

This is my url-  www.linkedin.com/in/salisburycharlie/ 
Click here for 25 Tips for College Grads power point

Click here for video on creating a LinkedIn profile

How to find a job using LinkedIn video-click here

Click here for examples of good headlines

Work on pages 32 and 33 and come up with a headline-write it on space on page 33

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The following is good information for you to use:

Click here for "5 Reasons Why Employers Don't Click through Your Social Media Profile" infographic

Click here for LinkedIn video resources

Click here for "How to Build the Perfect LinkedIn Profile" infographic

Click here for LinkedIn Job Search Checklist

Click here for How to Connect with Recruiters handout

Click here for the "Professional Use of Social Media by Employers for College Graduate" infographic

Click here for "Social Profiles Can Help You Land or Lose a Job"  infographic

Click here for how to build a better LinkedIn account

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8. Quiz on LinkedIn power point

 
 Nov. 11 -Week 11 back to top

CHAPTER 7– LinkedIn! (Pages 32-38)

Click here for LinkedIn power point

To go to my profile go to www.linkedin.com and sign-in-rcendicott@salisbury.edu and password Maryland23!

This is my url-  www.linkedin.com/in/salisburycharlie/ 
Click here for 25 Tips for College Grads power point

Click here for video on creating a LinkedIn profile

How to find a job using LinkedIn video-click here

Click here for examples of good headlines

Work on pages 32 and 33 and come up with a headline-write it on space on page 33

-Click here for short 4 minute networking video


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Chapter 8-Interviewing, Dressing for the Interview and Great Questions to Ask (Pages 39-40) 

 

 Nov. 25 -Week 13 -back to top

Chapter 9-The Follow-Up, the Second Interview and Bombing the Interview (Pages 41-43)


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 Dec. 9 -Week 15-   back to top

CHAPTER 10-The Phone Interview, the SKYPE Interview and “Tell Me about Yourself” (Pages 44-45)

 Dec. 12-Reading Day-Week 16-back to top

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▪  Finals Week-Dec 14-18

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Not Covered Last Semester:

CHAPTER 13- The Job Search/ Why You Would Not Get the Job (Pages 52-53)

Click here for the "Play Your Cards Right for the Job Search" infographic

 Everything I know about the job hunt was wrong-slideshare

Click here on How Employers Make You Want to Work for Them infographic. Click here to go to Talent Puzzles website and blog concerning this topic.

Chapter 14- The Job Search-You Got the Job/Salary Negotiation/ Budget
(Pages 54-56)

Click here for "Benefits" power point

Click here for "Salary Negotiations" power point

Click here for "Budget" power point

Do "Budget" activity on page 56 in the book titled "Your First True Budget".

Job Search Quiz on "10 Reasons Why You Did Not Get the Job"  power point,  "6 Things Not To Do in a Job Search" power point , "Benefits" power point, "Salary Negotiations" power point,  and on "Budget" power point-5 power points 

CHAPTER 15- 7 Things You Probably Did Not Know About the Job Search/Reasons You Did NOT Get the Job/ Professionalism in the Workplace  (Pages 57-57)

CHAPTER 16-First Year on the Job  (Pages 58-59)

 

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Videos Shown:

  • RIASEC video - 40 minutes
  • "One Week Jobs" video-2 hours
  • Resumes, Portfolios, and your Online Persona - 25 minutes
  • Cover Letters/Interviews and Job Offers Video - 25 minutes

-Combine skype ppts

-Add Multiple Job Offers to quiz

-Add "25 Job Hunting tips for introverts" power point

-Did not have time for this-Web-based SlideShare on "Job Hunting in the 21st Century for College Students" (40 slides): 
http://www.slideshare.net/carlnielson/job-hunting-in-the-21st-century-for-students?ref=http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=320048&trk=tab_pro

-Add Body Language infographic

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-click here for Family Weekend-what employers expect pp

-click here for Mentor Network pp

-Click here for Interviewing for Introverts pp

-Click here for Strong Report

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