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  1. Applying for a Job

  2. Employability Skills

  3. Fundamental Skills • Communication • Manage information • Use Numbers • Problem Solve • Show Initiative

  4. Personal Management Skills • Positive Attitudes • Be Responsible • Be Adaptable • Learn Continuously • Work Safely

  5. Teamwork Skills • Work with Others • Participate in Projects & Tasks

  6. Attitude

  7. How Important is Attitude? • One of THE most important ingredients in your job search • You can blame no one else for your attitude

  8. What does attitude look like? • Tone of Voice • How you sit in a chair (body language) • Handshake • Work History • The way you talk about others • How you walk in the room • How you treat others you meet

  9. Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

  10. Your Attitude… Sets the course for the entire day Gives a perception of who you are Determines your reaction to circumstances Dictates your emotions Effects your friends, family, teachers, every part of your life

  11. Interviewing

  12. First ImpressionDon’t Fall Down on the Job!

  13. Preparation • What are you going to wear? • Have you brushed your teeth lately? • Practice questions • Research the company • How are you going to get there?

  14. Questions • Tell me about yourself. • What are your strengths? • What are your weaknesses? • How would your friend describe you? • Give me examples of why you are qualified for this position. • What are your goals?

  15. Questions You Ask • What do you like most about this company? • What makes this company better than other companies? • What skills are most important for this job? • Are there opportunities for advancement?

  16. Introduce Yourself • Firm Handshake • Sit Up Straight • Use Eye Contact • Smile • Say Thank You!

  17. Be sloppy • Be goofy • Talk about money • Show you are nervous

  18. How to stay unemployed… • “know it all” • Poor appearance • Poor grammar • Lack of interest • Makes excuses • No manners • No eye contact • Sloppy writing • Low morals • Lazy • Late to interview • “I don’t know” responses