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Group Work. Identify a group Must include 4-5 members, no more Select a topic/case study/date Sign up for group Sign up for case date. Readings listed on syllabus. Readings with ICE designation http://www.infotrac-college.com

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Group work

Group Work

  • Identify a group

    • Must include 4-5 members, no more

  • Select a topic/case study/date

    • Sign up for group

    • Sign up for case date

HED 362 – L. Good


Readings listed on syllabus

Readings listed on syllabus

  • Readings with ICE designation

    • http://www.infotrac-college.com

    • Use Passcode from the card that came with your text and type in the title of the article.

    • Print article

  • Chapter readings are in the text

HED 362 – L. Good


Noticeable shortcomings

Noticeable Shortcomings

  • Unrealistic career aspirations/work expect.

  • Unwillingness to start at the bottom

  • Writing skills, oral communication & public speaking, interpersonal

  • Math/problem solving

  • Career related work experience

  • Absence of tenacity, initiative, motivation

  • Insufficient resume/interview preparation

HED 362 – L. Good


Help resources

Help – Resources

  • Attend Orientation session

    • Tuesday, 2/3/04, 5-5:50, 1345 Eng.

  • Interviewing

    • Thursday, 2/5/04, 5-6:30, 1345 Eng.

  • How to Find a Job-Networking

    • Wednesday, 2/11/04, 5-5:50, 1145 Eng.

  • HED 362 – L. Good


    Resume writing

    Resume Writing

    • Good resumes should

      • Invite someone to read it-get interview

      • Start phrases with action verbs (organized, managed, created, trained)

      • Highlight accomplishments related to future work – RESULTS

      • NO ERRORS

      • Industry vocabulary

    HED 362 – L. Good


    Resume writing1

    Resume Writing

    • Good resumes should (cont.)

      • Use most relevant info

      • Be limited to 1 page

      • Be accompanied by a cover letter if it is being mailed/faxed/emailed

    HED 362 – L. Good


    Types of resumes

    Types of Resumes

    • Chronological

      • List work history in reverse order (most recent listed first)

    • Functional

      • Highlights skill sets that are applicable

      • Good for those with little work experience

    • Educational

      • Lists pertinent content from classes

    HED 362 – L. Good


    Types of resumes1

    Types of Resumes

    • Combination

      • Good for companies that may not understand Merchandising Management major

      • Good for non-traditional positions for MM grads

    • Examples

    HED 362 – L. Good


    Resume help

    Resume Help

    • Career Services and Placement (CSP)

      • 355-9510 x 140 to schedule appointment

      • Drop off resume for critique to 6 Student Services – 3 days

      • Go to Career Development Center (6 SS) to view books, brochures, etc.

    HED 362 – L. Good


    Resume help lear center

    Resume Help – Lear Center

    • Attend Resume writing sessions

      • www.bus.msu.edu/learcenter/students/resume.html

      • Monday’s 11:10-12:10, 115 Eppley

      • Wednesday’s 4:30-5:30, N21 Business College Complex

  • Mock Interviews – InterviewTRAK

  • HED 362 – L. Good


    Interview help lear center

    Interview Help – Lear Center

    • Attend Mock Interviews

      • January 20

      • February 6

      • February 19

      • March 3

      • March 18

      • April 2

  • Sign up on InterviewTRAK

  • HED 362 – L. Good


    On campus interviewing

    On-Campus Interviewing

    • You must be registered with MonsterTRAK to obtain on-campus interviews through InterviewTRAK

      • Do this asap

      • Interns must also register

    HED 362 – L. Good


    Job search

    Job Search

    • Large vs small firms

    • What are transferable skills?

    • Location

    • Job search methods

      • Networking

      • Professional organizations

    • Career fairs

    HED 362 – L. Good


    Managing job leads

    Managing job leads

    HED 362 – L. Good


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    Company research tips

    Company Research Tips

    • Pay close attention to criteria on grading sheet

    • Be specific with target customer, use demographics

    • Begin each company on a new page

    • Provide specific career path

    • Ask interesting questions, never salary

    HED 362 – L. Good


    Company research tips1

    Company Research Tips

    • Do not use financial results for newsworthy info.

    • Do the research rather than personal opinion

    • 3 references for each company

      • Different pages on web site are counted as one (gap.com, gap.careers.com, gap.sales.com)

    HED 362 – L. Good


    Company research tips2

    Company Research Tips

    • Grammatical mistakes

      • See document on Angel (Lessons) for Common Grammatical Errors

    HED 362 – L. Good


    Career fairs

    Career Fairs

    • http://www.he.msu.edu/

    • Michigan Collegiate Job Fair March 19, 2004 (Friday - EMU) http://www.mcjf.org/

    • Indiana Collegiate Job Fair March 26, 2004 (Friday, 10-3, IN Convention Center) www.jobfairs.iupui.edu/

    HED 362 – L. Good


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