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CAREERS : Job Shadowing Project. Ms. Jones 8 th Grade. Job Shadowing Day: What is It???. An opportunity for 8 th graders to explore a career that interests them. . What You Need to Know. WHEN: Friday, October 21 st You will report to job site NOT school You will shadow for 4-6 hours

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Careers job shadowing project

CAREERS:Job Shadowing Project

Ms. Jones

8th Grade


Job shadowing day what is it

Job Shadowing Day:What is It???

An opportunity for 8th graders to explore a career that interests them.


What you need to know

What You Need to Know

WHEN: Friday, October 21st

You will report to job site NOT school

You will shadow for 4-6 hours

You must have parent permission to participate


Where can you go

Where Can You Go?

  • Site placement is up to YOU

  • Choose a career you’re interested in!

  • If you’re having difficulty finding a site placement, see me.

    • There may be some limitations due to confidentiality

  • Examples from last year

    • Doctors

    • Pharmacists

    • Veterinarians

    • Beauticians

    • Morticians

    • Teachers

    • Music Store

    • Banker

    • Police Officers


Details

DETAILS

  • Students contact the Job Shadow site and receive approval

    • Supervisor must be 21+

    • Must have 2+ years experience

  • Students MUST have Permissions (parent &site supervisor) signed and returned to Ms. Jones by Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

  • Transportation is YOUR responsibility.


Making the call

MAKING THE CALL…..

  • Introduce yourself

  • Explain why you’re calling

  • DO NOT have parents call

  • Discuss the dress code

  • Directions (if you don’t know how to get there)

  • Figure out how you’ll get the permission slip signed

    • Visit the site, fax, email


Expectations

EXPECTATIONS

  • Remember you are representing SCA

    • Dress Appropriately! Check with your site supervisor to see what you are expected to wear. If you are visiting a professional setting- dress up

    • Be on time!

    • Positive Attitude

    • Complete Interview

    • Write a thank you letter after the visit

    • You may want to take pictures for your

      tri-fold (ask permission @ site)


Permission forms

PERMISSION FORMS

  • PARENT

  • SITE SUPERVISOR

    DUE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12th

    NO EXCUSES

    NO Form, No Job-Shadow

    *If you’re parent/guardian does not want you to participate, notify Ms. Jones ASAP for an alternative assignment. You MUST report to school on 10/21/11


Interview questions

INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

  • What are the major responsibilities of this job? 

  • What are some of the challenges/issues someone in this position faces?

  • What personal characteristics are needed for this career?

  • What type of education is needed for this career?

  • What is the starting/average salary for this career?

  • What are your major responsibilities?

  • What do you see as the demand for jobs like yours in the future?

  • What do you like most about your job?

  • What do you like least about your job?

  • How did you decide on this career?


After you job shadow

AFTER YOU JOB SHADOW…..

  • Thank you note

  • Interview questions and answers need to be typed and in sentence form. DUE: November 16th

  • Tri-fold Display: DUE: November 16th

  • Oral Presentations: November 16th, 17th, 18th


Tri fold

TRI-FOLD

  • Be Creative

  • Should be visually appealing

  • Use Correct Spelling Grammar

  • Follow Rubric Guidelines (in packet)

  • Put your name and class period on the back

  • Pictures, drawings, objects, glitter, neatness

    • The more effort, the higher the grade


Oral presentation

ORAL PRESENTATION

  • About 5 minutes

  • Practice

  • You may use note cards

  • RELAX

  • Eye Contact

  • Volume

  • What to avoid

    • “likes”

    • “ummms”

    • Hair twirling


Still not sure what career would be a good fit

STILL NOT SURE WHAT CAREER WOULD BE A GOOD FIT?

  • Complete Interest Inventory (free online)

  • Meet with Ms. Jones (study hall or set up appt.)

  • Complete: Interest & Skills Inventory or Brainstorming Careers Worksheets (in your packets)


Interest inventories

Interest inventories

  • http://tcids.tbr.edu/questionnaire.php

  • http://www.learnmoreindiana.org/careers/exploring/Pages/IndepthCareerInterestInventory.aspx

  • http://www.careeronestop.org/studentsandcareeradvisors/studentsandcareeradvisors.aspx

  • http://www.careercc.com/career_assessment.shtml


Questions

QUESTIONS????

  • If you think of questions, stop in and see me.


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