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  1. Chapter 6 Finding Job Openings Section 6.1Gathering Job Leads Section 6.2Networking

  2. Section 6.1Gathering Job Leads

  3. Gathering Job Leads Section 6.1 Main Idea A job lead is information about a job opening. Employment agencies, classified ads, and Internet job boards are good sources of job leads.

  4. job opening job lead job listing employment agency temp job temp-to-hire job classified ad job board Gathering Job Leads Section 6.1 Key Terms

  5. job opening A job that is vacant. Gathering Job Leads Section 6.1 Job Openings Are Available Jobs Before you can apply for a job, you need to know where the jobs are. You need to look for a job opening.

  6. job lead Information about a job opening. Gathering Job Leads Section 6.1 Job Openings Are Available Jobs To find out what jobs are available, gather job leads. A job lead can point you to a good job.

  7. job listing A written notice of a job opening. Gathering Job Leads Section 6.1 Job Listings Are Good Sources of Job Leads A job listing is an ad for a job.

  8. Gathering Job Leads Section 6.1 Job Listings Are Good Sources of Job Leads There are three good places to find job listings: employment agencies newspapers the Internet

  9. employment agency An organization that matches workers with jobs. Gathering Job Leads Section 6.1 Job Listings Are Good Sources of Job Leads An employment agency can be public or private. Employers pay employment agencies to find good workers.

  10. Gathering Job Leads Section 6.1 Job Listings Are Good Sources of Job Leads Private employment agencies are businesses that charge a fee to help you get a job. Public employment agencies are run by the government. They do not charge a fee. Taxes pay for their services.

  11. temp job A job that is not permanent. Gathering Job Leads Section 6.1 Job Listings Are Good Sources of Job Leads You can get a temp job through a private employment agency. Temp jobs are short-term jobs that can last from a day to a month or longer.

  12. temp-to-hire job A job that changes from a temp job to a permanent job. Gathering Job Leads Section 6.1 Job Listings Are Good Sources of Job Leads A temp job can be a temp-to-hire job. If your employer likes your work, you stop working for the employment agency and start working for the employer.

  13. classified ad A short notice that appears in a section of the newspaper. Gathering Job Leads Section 6.1 Job Listings Are Good Sources of Job Leads Newspapers are another good place to find job listings. An employment classified ad is a job listing.

  14. Gathering Job Leads Section 6.1 Job Listings Are Good Sources of Job Leads Most classified ads for jobs give these basic facts about a job: job title job tasks pay location skills, education, and experience required how to apply

  15. Gathering Job Leads Section 6.1 Job Listings Are Good Sources of Job Leads The Internet is a good source of job leads You can search Internet job boards by location, industry, or keyword like “sales” or “retail.”

  16. Gathering Job Leads Section 6.1 Job Listings Are Good Sources of Job Leads Many government agencies list jobs on Internet job boards. The federal government has a job board called USAJOBS.

  17. Section 6.2Networking

  18. Networking Section 6.2 Main Idea Contacts are your best source of job leads. Networking helps you find jobs that are not advertised.

  19. contact networking referral contact list contact information cold-calling Networking Section 6.2 Key Terms

  20. contact A person you know who can give you information about jobs. Networking Section 6.2 Contacts Are Good Sources of Job Leads Contacts can be your best source of job leads. A contact could be a friend, a family member, a neighbor, a relative, or any other person you have met.

  21. Networking Section 6.2 Contacts Are Good Sources of Job Leads Contacts can help you find jobs on the hidden job market. The hidden job market is all the jobs that are not advertised. Most jobs are not advertised because costs money to advertise a job.

  22. networking Asking your contacts for help and information about jobs. Networking Section 6.2 Network to Find a Job You can use your contacts to network. Most people find jobs through networking.

  23. referral A new contact that you get from an old contact. Networking Section 6.2 Network to Find a Job By networking, you can learn about careers and get advice and job leads. You can get a referral by networking.

  24. Networking Section 6.2 Network to Find a Job There are four basic steps in networking: Step 1 Make a contact list. Step 2 Prepare an introduction. Step 3 Talk to your contacts. Step 4 Follow through.

  25. contact list A list of all your contacts. Networking Section 6.2 Network to Find a Job The first step in networking is making a contact list. Set up your contact list in a three-column table. List each contact’s name in the first column.

  26. contact information How to reach a contact; a phone number, an address, or an e-mail address. Networking Section 6.2 Network to Find a Job In the second column of your contact list, write your contacts’ contact information.

  27. Networking Section 6.2 Network to Find a Job The second step in networking is preparing an introduction. Write and memorize a brief description of yourself.

  28. Networking Section 6.2 Network to Find a Job The third step in networking is talking to your contacts. Ask your contacts for job leads and referrals. Write notes about your conversation in the third column on your contact list.

  29. Networking Section 6.2 Network to Find a Job Add your referrals to your contact list. Contact them, network with them, and thank them.

  30. Networking Section 6.2 Network to Find a Job The fourth step in networking is following through immediately after receiving a job lead. • Contact the employer and introduce yourself. • Explain how you got the job lead. • Ask if the job is still available. • If the job is available, ask how to apply. • If the job is not available, ask if there are any other job openings. • Thank the employer and send a thank-you note.

  31. cold calling Calling without a lead or referral. Networking Section 6.2 Network to Find a Job Another way to find jobs on the hidden job market is by cold-calling companies that interest you.

  32. Networking Section 6.2 Network to Find a Job When cold-calling employers: • Introduce yourself. • Ask if there are any job openings for someone with your skills. • Write notes about the company and what the person says.

  33. Networking Section 6.2 Showing Yourself at Your Best As you network, you will contact people you have never met. They will know you by your oral communication skills. You must present yourself well. Speak with confidence and in a clear voice. Use proper grammar. Listen when the other person speaks. Make eye contact. Be prepared to describe yourself, your skills, and the job you want.

  34. Finding Job Openings Chapter 6 Review • Name three good sources of job leads. Employment agencies, newspapers, and the Internet are good sources of job leads.

  35. Finding Job Openings Chapter 6 Review • Explain how to find job listings on the Internet. Job listings on the Internet can be found on job boards or on career Web sites. On these you can search for jobs by location, industry, or keyword.

  36. Finding Job Openings Chapter 6 Review • Define contacts, networking, and referrals. Contacts are people you know who can give you information about jobs. Networking means asking your contacts for help and information about jobs. Referrals are new contacts that you get from old contacts.

  37. Finding Job Openings Chapter 6 Review • Explain why networking can be your best job-search tool. Networking can be your best job-search tool because it helps you find jobs on the hidden job market (i.e., jobs that are not advertised).

  38. Finding Job Openings Chapter 6 Review • List the four steps in networking. The four steps are in networking are to 1. make a contact list; 2. prepare an introduction; 3. talk to your contacts, and 4. follow through.

  39. End of Chapter 6 Finding Job Openings