Education and Careers ---
pieces to have in place—e-mail to your instructor all together when complete
EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS –
Objective is to e-mail the
highlighted list to your instructor
· Work through the Employability List http://hcoey.tripod.com/id80.html and highlight yellow the skills that you have and highlight
green those that you could develop further.
Objective is to e-mail your
instructor a complete functional resume
Objective is to e-mail your
instructor a useable cover letter
Goto: http://jobsearch.about.com/od/coverletters/a/aa030401a.htm and look at samples, how to videos and then make your own or use one of the templates.
Objective is to e-mail your instructor 15 of the common interview
questions below with answers
· Choose 15 of the questions below and answer them in preparation for
an interview—choose ones you think would be helpful
· Get someone to interview you using these questions for practice.
COMMON INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
These are some of the most commonly asked questions.
Put some thought into your answers and practice
them prior to your interview!
What are the responsibilities of your
current or previous position?
What do you know about this industry?
What do you know about our company?
How long will it take for you to make
a significant contribution?
What is your most significant accomplishment?
Why did you leave your last job?
Why do you think you would like to work
for our company?
If it were your first day, what would
you say to the associates you will be working with?
What have you done to overcome major
obstacles in your life?
Are you willing to relocate?
How would you describe your work style?
Tell me about yourself?
Why do you think we should hire you
for this job?
How do you define success?
What was the last book you read?
What area of this job would you find
What leadership/supervisory roles have
What is your weakness?
What is your strength?
What accomplishments are you most proud
What has been your greatest crisis,
how did you solve it?
What person has had the greatest influence
on you, why?
What do you like best about your job/school..what
do you like least?
How has college prepared you for this
Describe your ideal job.
Why did you choose this particular field
What have you done that shows initiative?
In what areas of the job would you expect
to be most successful....least?
What do you see yourself doing in 5
or 10 years?
What are your salary requirements?
What frustrates you?
Describe a situation with an irate customer
and how you handled it?
What aspect of this job do you consider
most crucial ?
What are your long range career objectives
and how do you plan to achieve them?
How do think a friend would describe
What motivates you?
How many hours a week do you need to
work to get the job done?
How do you work under pressure?
What two or three things are most important
to you in your job?
Tell me about other jobs you've had.
In hindsight, how could you have improved your performance?
What makes a good supervisor?
What skills do you want to improve?
EMPLOYEE and EMPLOYER RIGHTS and RESPONSIBILITIES
CAREER INTERVIEWS (0ptional but valuable!)
Choose 2 careers that you are interested in pursuing
and find someone in the job to interview. Check the phone book, family, friends
etc. for contacts. Here are some sample questions you could ask. Make sure to record the answers for future reference.
- Why did you choose this career?
- Are you happy in your career?
- What is the best thing about your job?
- Is there anything about your job that you dislike?
- Where did you get your training/education for this job?
- Are there many jobs available in this career?
- Could you outline a typical day in your job?
- What kind of hours do you work?
- Are there good benefits?
- How are the working conditions?
- Is the work challenging?
- Are there opportunities for advancement