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McGraw-Hill/Irwin Understanding Business, 8e. © 2008 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., All Rights Reserved. Nickels McHugh McHugh. *. *. Getting Ready for Prime Time. *. PROLOGUE. *. *. 1- 1. Why Read Introduction?. 10. Minimum Wage 9. Money’s Worth

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McGraw-Hill/Irwin

Understanding Business, 8e

© 2008 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., All Rights Reserved.

Nickels McHugh McHugh

*

*

Getting

Ready

for

Prime

Time

*

PROLOGUE

*

*

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why read introduction
Why Read Introduction?

10. Minimum Wage

9. Money’s Worth

8. Professional Behavior

7. “Point & Click”

6. Time Management

5. “You know…”

4. Grade

3. Important?

2. Big Dogs

1. Test!!!

course success
Course Success
  • Value of Education-Flexible & Adjustable
  • Prepare for Career- Options
  • Assess Skills & Personality
  • Professional Business Strategies
  • Professional Behavior
  • Do Your Best
  • Make the Most of the Resources
education and earnings

Education and Earnings

Average Annual Earnings for Workers Ages 25+

In Thousands

(Source: USA Today)

professional behavior
Professional Behavior
  • 1st Impression
  • Good Grooming
  • On Time
  • Considerate
  • “Netiquette”
  • Cell Phone
  • Prepared
study hints
Attend

Listen

Notes

Study Place

Read

Study Guide

Flash Cards

Online Learning Center

Old Exams

Senses

Study Hints
test hints
Sleep/Eat

Necessary Materials

Relax

Directions

Read All Answers

Answer All Qs

Carefully Read T/F

Organize for Essays

Review Test

Test Hints
time management
Time Management
  • Weekly Goals
  • “To Do” List
  • Daily Schedule
  • Prepare for Next Day
  • Weekly/Monthly Schedules
  • Space Out Work
  • Defend Study Time
  • Time for Fun
course resources
Professor

Supplements

Outside Readings

Experience- Yours & Classmates

Outside Contacts

Internet

PowerWeb- www.mhhe.com/ub8e

Library

Course Resources
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Text
  • Learning Goals
  • Self-test Questions
  • Key Terms
  • Boxes
  • Chapter Summaries
  • Critical Thinking Questions
  • Skills Exercises
  • Net Exercises
  • Video Cases
  • Casing the Web Cases
job search strategy
Job Search Strategy
  • Self-Analysis
  • Work You Enjoy
  • Network
  • Internet
  • Cover Letter/Resume
  • Interview Skills
  • Follow Up
where college students find jobs
Where College Students Find Jobs

Source of Job

  • On-Campus interviewing 49.3%
  • Write-ins 9.8%
  • Current employee referrals 7.2%
  • Job listing with placement office 6.5%
  • Response from want ads 5.6%

% of New Employees

10 jobs hiring the most 2006 grads
10 Jobs Hiring theMost 2006 Grads
  • Accounting (private) -- $45,817
  • Management trainee -- $38,482
  • Financial/Treasury Analysis -- $46,335
  • Sales -- $38,830
  • Project Engineering -- $50,365

(Source: careers.msn.com)

10 jobs hiring the most 2006 grads16
10 Jobs Hiring the Most 2006 Grads
  • Consulting -- $50,120
  • Design/Construction engineering -- $48,109
  • Accounting (public) -- $44,668
  • Teaching -- $30,377
  • Field Engineer -- $50,812

(Source: careers.msn.com)

tips for college grads
Tips for College Grads
  • Work experience/internships
  • Demonstrate multitasking ability
  • Leadership
  • Be nice to nerds
  • Make noise
  • Call your hero

(Source: www.STLtoday.com, Jun 5, 2005)

information about careers and internships
Information About Careers and Internships
  • CareerBuilder: www.careerbuilder.com
  • Hoover’s: www.hoovers.com
  • Monster: www.monster.com
  • America’s Job Bank: www.ajb.dni.us
  • Yahoo! Classifieds: www.classifieds.yahoo.com
preparing for job interviews
Preparing forJob Interviews
  • Do research on prospective employers.
  • Practice the interview.
  • Be professional during the interview.
  • Follow up on the interview.
  • Be prepared to act.

Source: CIO, “Trendlines- Good Job Hunting” by Jeffrey Seglin, 2/1/02

highest paying professions in the u s
Highest Paying Professions in the U.S.
  • Surgeons -- $190,280
  • Anesthesiologists -- $184,880
  • Obstetricians and Gynecologists -- $180,660
  • Internists, general -- $160,130
  • Pediatricians, general -- $143,300
  • Chief Executives -- $140,580

(Source: www.monster.com)