Building a network
Finding a job
Locating a school-to-work program
Private employment agency
Public employment agency
School placement center
Make it scannable
Make your statements positive
Ask for referrals
Ask intelligent questions
Impress your friends
Dress for success
Research a company
Negotiate a salary
Rehearse for an interview
Wearing fashionable clothers
Demonstrating a positive attitude
With a sense of humor
Restate your continued interest
Invent additional reference
Apologize for being nervous
Work long hours.
Face less competition because they work alone.
Be dissatisfied with their businesses.
Delegate responsibility to their employees.
Usually involves saving money on start-up costs.
Provides more security than starting a new business.
Requires analyzing the location, competition, and market outlook.
Is a high risk because successful businesses are usually not sold.
Financing is especially difficult.
There is less job satisfaction.
The start-up costs are higher.
Family relationships can be affected by work.
The owner has total control.
There is little financial risk.
Start-up costs are lower.
Goodwill is already established.
All owners are legally responsible for any debts incurred.
The founder has total control.
Start-up costs are lower.
Legally it operates apart from the owner(s).
Guarantee of success.
Personal career profile
Individual career plans.
Hands-on experience in a skill.
Extensive library research.
Classes at a trade school.
A two-year degree.
Avoid confusing your personality with your career plans.
Visualize how the career choice will affect your lifestyle.
Choose something your friend suggests so you can attend classes together.
Avoid confusing your values with your career plans.
The Dictionary of Occupational Titles.
The information you found in the career center at school.
Your personal values and beliefs.
The information your friends have gathered.
Develop ideas and skills particular to an industry that interests you.
Learn a skill that can transfer to any profession.
Open your own business in the industry that interests you.
Conduct research in a career cluster that interests you.
Creative writing and journalism.
History and government.
Anatomy and biology.
Literature and music.
A public or private employment agency.
A chronological résumé.
Illegal and cannot be given.
Sometimes used by employers in various fields to test job applicants.
Always written in standard English.
Required for job seekers without Social Security numbers.
Lead to jobs for only a small percentage of job seekers.
Are a good source of referrals.
Should be your main source of job leads.
Are more effective for finding a job than networking.
A Social Security number or a work permit.
Experience in networking.
Access through a computer, modem, telephone line, and an account with a service provider.
A lengthy contact list.
Identify job leads and set up interviews.
Place a classified advertisement.
Learn standard English.
Screen job applicants.
The noises your body makes
Wearing conservative clothing
Avoiding eye contact
Before the interview
When you send in your résumé
At the interview
Immediately following the interview
Plan how to spend your first paycheck.
Ask for a formal offer letter.
Send a follow-up letter.
Research the company.
Bring a tape recorder.
Wear your most expensive jewelry.
Take along a snack in case you get hungry.
Pretend you did not hear it.
Ask him or her to clarify it.
Give details that show you think clearly.
Explain why you would be right for the company.
"What are your greatest strengths?"
"Do you have any disabilities?"
"How old are you?"
"Do you have any children?"
Say no at the interview to save the employer time.
Do not call the interviewer back.
Call back, thank the interviewer, and give a reason for your answer.
Call the interviewer and let him know you would never work for him.
Can ask for a day to think it over.
Should negotiate for a higher salary.
Should say yes immediately so the employer won't offer the job to someone else.
Should ask for the company's press kit or annual report.
Ask your friend to suggest possible questions.
Anticipate questions you might be asked and write down answers.
Call and ask for a copy of the questions you will be asked.
Contact the human resources department and request assistance.