1. Job Seeking: Personal Interests An appropriate job search is time consuming. Young job seekers should first take a personal assessment to discover their interests.
2. Job Seeking: Job Analysis Young people must determine whether they seek a part-time or full-time job. They may want a job to kick-start their future careers.
3. Job Seeking: Skills Analysis A skills audit is an important part of the job-seeking process. This self-analysis helps to determine a level of technical skills and generic skills. Generic skills are employable skills such as communication and teamwork.
4. Job-Seeking Resources The Internet provides information on jobs for young job seekers. Career counselors and career development practitioners provide objective analysis for young job seekers.
5. Power of Networking Once preliminary steps have been taken in the job-seeking process, a young person establishes an action plan. Find jobs available in the desired area of interest. Explore the "hidden job market" through networking.
6. Job Research Work experiences and contact with personnel within a chosen industry open opportunities for the young job seeker. It could be important to take certain courses to meet job requirements. Keep a diary of job research.
7. Preparation for Work Almost all young people have skills and talents to offer in the workplace. Volunteer work, sporting activities, and part-time work involve many generic interpersonal skills.
8. Resume Writing A good resume is an essential part of the job search process. It gives the employer an overview of the candidate. One type of resume is put in chronological order.
9. Types of Resumes Types of resumes include the skills resume, the targeted resume, and the generic resume.
10. Contents of Resume Regardless of style, all resumes should convey specific information such as contact information, career objective, skills summary, education and employment history, personal interests, and references.
11. Resume: Professional Document The resume is a selling document meant to let potential employers have the best sense about the job seeker. The resume should be error free. This segment includes a resume review.
12. Interview Preparation The Internet is a rich source of information about interview preparedness. Key points to remember about preparation include personal appearance, punctuality, and knowledge of the company.
13. Types of Interview Job applicants should prepare a self-introduction. Five kinds of interviews are described. Follow the STAR system to describe past experiences. STAR stands for situation, task, action, and result.
14. Mock Interview Practice for an actual interview by going through a mock interview with a friend or other professional. Putting the interview on video provides valuable information for the applicant.
15. Attitude for Interview A job seeker must rehearse having the right attitude for an interview. It is important to be honest and positive.
16. Self-Analysis for the Job Market A process of self-analysis helps a young person discover areas of work that would be the most interesting and appropriate. Find ways to obtain relevant skills for the job market.
17. Action Steps for Job Seeking Being young does not mean a person does not have something to offer an employer. Search newspapers and the Internet for job opportunities. Access the hidden job market through friends and contacts.
18. Resume and Interview Preparation Resumes contain certain information such as career objective and work history. There are four resume styles. Preparation for the interview is essential for a young person to have a relaxed, confident interview.
19. Persistence Pays Off for Job Seekers The young job seeker must maintain focus and dedication to the process. Persistence pays off. This interview includes a review of the principles introduced in the film.