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Title: Graduation Action Plan: 11th Grade Career/College Planning Unit


1
Graduation Action Plan 11th Grade
Career/College Planning Unit
  • Module Five
  • The World of Work

2
What skills do you need to help you enter and
remainin the world of work?
  • BRAINSTORM

3
Employability Skills
  • Interview Skills
  • Job Application Knowledge
  • Workplace Etiquette
  • Networking Skills
  • SCANS (Secretarys Commission on Achieving
    Necessary Skills)

4
Interviewing
  • Interviewer needs to answer this question
  • Why should I hire this person?
  • Interviewee needs to convince interviewer
  • I am the best person for this position
    because(skills, abilities, accomplishments,
    goals, knowledge, experience, etc. that provide
    evidence).

5
Interview Skills
  • Know the job requirements and the company before
    the interview
  • Match your strengths to the job
  • Arrive early
  • Answer questions completely and directly
  • Go alone
  • Smile and introduce yourself
  • Listen carefully
  • Maintain eye contact
  • Keep all comments positive

6
Job Application Knowledge
  • The application you turn in will become
  • you on paper
  • Read the entire application first
  • Complete a draft copy on a
    separate piece of paper
  • Complete NEATLY using
    a pen with black ink
  • Do not leave any questions blank
  • Proofread for errors or mistakes

7
Workplace Etiquette
  • Be on time or EARLY!
  • Ask for help when needed
  • Dress appropriately
  • Offer help when someone else needs it
  • Be positive about work and employees
  • Be aware of personal hygiene
  • Keep personal matters out of the workplace
  • Respect cultural differences

8
Networking
  • Talking to people about your job search and your
    skills
  • Who? Friends, neighbors, teachers, career center
    personnel, employers, acquaintances, coaches, etc.
  • Ask
  • Do you know any openings for a person with my
    skills?
  • Do you know of someone else who might know of
    such an opening?
  • Do you know someone who knows lots of people?

9
Information Interviewing
  • Opposite of an employer interview You ask the
    employer questions to get information about the
    job.
  • Five Basic Rules
  • Ask questions do not talk about yourself
  • Keep the interview brief-20 minutes or less
  • Ask for the employers advice to people entering
    the field
  • Ask for another contact to interview
  • Send a thank you note

10
SCANS (Secretarys Commission on Achieving
Necessary Skills)
  • Workplace Competencies
  • Effective workers can productively use
  • Resources
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Information
  • Systems
  • Technology

11
Resources
  • Effective workers know how to use time, money,
    materials, space and staff
  • Examples in school/workplace?

12
Interpersonal Skills
  • Effective workers know how to work on teams,
    teach others, serve customers, lead, negotiate
    and work well with people of culturally diverse
    backgrounds
  • Examples in school/workplace?

13
Information
  • Effective workers can acquire and evaluate data,
    organize and maintain files, interpret and
    communicate, and use computers to process
    information
  • Examples in school/workplace?

14
Systems
  • Effective workers understand social,
    organizational and technological systems they
    can monitor and correct performance and they can
    design or improve systems.
  • Examples at school and
    in the workplace.

15
Technology
  • Effective workers can select equipment and tools,
    apply technology to specific tasks and maintain
    and troubleshoot equipment.
  • Examples in school/workplace?

16
Post Secondary Goals
  • After graduating from high school, what you want
    to do regarding school and work?
  • Your decisions should be based upon
  • your hobbies and interests
  • your skills and abilities
  • your expectations
  • your preferred/most successful
    school subjects
  • your volunteer/paid and

    extra-curricular experiences

My Future
17
Please complete theCollege and Career Planning
Student Guide 11th Grade Post-Secondary Plan
Insert
18
Resume Writing
  • A one page summary of your skills,
    accomplishments, experiences, and education
    designed to capture an employers interest.
  • An advertisement for and about you.
  • Its theme is I want (this job) because I can do
    (these things) and because I know (these
    things).
  • See The Career and College Planning Guide page 14
    for example and suggestions.

19
Back Up/Alternative Plan
  • What steps will you take should your first plan
    not work out?
  • Be prepared to reach your goals, even if
    obstacles should come your way.
  • Planning ahead can eliminate
    or reduce obstacles along the
    way to your goals.

20
EXIT INTERVIEW
  • Be prepared to communicate your
  • Post-Secondary Plan to others.

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