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Chapter 6 Finding a Job

Chapter 6 Finding a Job

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Chapter 6 Finding a Job

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  1. Chapter 6 Finding a Job Lesson 6.2 Organizing Your Job Search

  2. How to keep track of job leads How to gather information about jobs and businesses Discover

  3. When you’re organized, it’s easier to use the information to get the job you want. Why It’s Important

  4. database employer annual report Key Terms

  5. Being organized is the key to a successful job search. Keeping Track

  6. A simple way to organize your job search is to record job leads on index cards or sheets of paper. Setting Up a System

  7. If you prefer working with computers, you can organize your job leads in a database program. A database can store data, or information, in different ways. Setting Up a System

  8. Create an index card or a database entry for every person on your contact list. Getting the Details Down

  9. If there are any businesses you’d like to work for, create a card or database entry for each. Getting the Details Down

  10. You can also create card or database entries for classified job listings you are interested in. Getting the Details Down

  11. After you’ve made a card for each contact or lead, make contact. How the System Works

  12. After contacting the person or business, make notes on the card. How the System Works

  13. If someone you’ve talked to calls you, get out his or her card. Use it to refresh your memory. Update the card with new information. How the System Works

  14. In between getting a job lead and getting a job, you must do some investigating. Researching Jobs and Employers

  15. You want to find out as much as you can about possible jobs and employers. An employer is a person or business that pays a person or group of people to work. The Benefits of Research

  16. Knowing about a job or business will give you self-confidence, which will help you make a good impression. The Benefits of Research

  17. What you learn will also help you decide whether a particular job is right for you. The Benefits of Research

  18. You can get some basic facts about a business by asking questions like these: Questions to Ask • What kinds of goods or services does the business offer? continued

  19. What kind of reputation does the business have with its workers and customers? What types of work do people do there? Questions to Ask continued

  20. Is the business growing and expanding? Is it possible to move up in the business? Questions to Ask

  21. How do you get answers to your questions? Here are a few suggestions: Ways to Get Answers to Your Questions • Talk to employees. • Talk to customers. continued

  22. Visit the business. Read the company’s annual report. An annual report describes the company and reports yearly financial results. Review the business’s Web site. Ways to Get Answers to Your Questions

  23. Starting a New Job Starting a new job is hard for anyone. Your employer doesn’t expect you to know everything right away. If you’re willing to learn and have a sense of humor, your first few weeks will not be too difficult. Attitude Counts

  24. If you are the type of person who always puts birthday checks in your savings account, a career in finance might be right for you. Investigating Career Clusters Finance

  25. Why is it important to organize your job search from the beginning? Organizing your job search will help you keep track of all your job leads and where they are heading. Critical Thinking Review Critical Thinking Q A continued

  26. What would be convenient about using a database instead of cards to organize job leads? A database allows you to organize your information quickly, and it can be reorganized as needed. Critical Thinking Review Critical Thinking Q A

  27. End of Chapter 6 Finding a Job Lesson 6.2 Organizing Your Job Search