GOAL: Before you leave today you will finish creating your own resume & cover letter.

  1. RESUME:
    1. WATCH AND DO THIS VIDEO–Be sure to enter YOUR information
    2. RESUME WRITING–use this as a resource. Just save it to your OneDrive for now
  2. COVER LETTER:
    1. Cover_Letter_Tips__Suggestions.anita
    2. SampleCoverLetter
  3.  INTERVIEW:
    1. Typical Questions Job Interview
    2. interview questions
  4. LINKEDIN ASSIGNMENT: The purpose of this assignment is to launch your participation in LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com) which is an online tool to help you develop professional connections. The information you enter should be both professional and thorough, it should make a good impression to future employers. To complete this assignment, complete the following steps:
    1. Set up an account on www.linkedin.com
      1. You can (but do no have to) use your school email account.
      2. If you use another account, be sure that the email is professional. (hot_bod_123@gmail.com would NOT be professional)
    2. Add your:
      1. Education
      2. Skills (computer skills, leadership, etc.) at least 5
      3. Work experience with descriptions (no formal work experience? Volunteer experience counts too!)
      4. Professional/appropriate photo
      5. Activities/honors/projects/classes that are relevant to your career plans
    3. Join at least 2 groups that interest you.
    4. Establish at least 25 people as 1st degree contacts through the system.
    5. Using the “print screen” key, or copy/paste into Word, print out your LinkedIn Profile page and turn in that document
  5. VIRTUAL BUSINESS PERSONAL FINANCE GAME:
    1. Get into the Virtual Business Personal Finance game on your desktop
    2. Click on LESSONS & Open the Lesson 2 Finding A Job handout
      1. Read it and follow the instructions–USE YOUR HANDOUT FOR THE INSTRUCTIONS
      2. Answer the questions in a Google Doc shared with me as you go (or you can print it and write the answers on the printout)GOAL: Before you leave today you will learn about finding a job.
  6. In a Google Doc shared with me, let me know how far you got today and what questions you have.
  7. Here is some information you can save and use as a resource and you should read about LinkedIn and it’s importance:
    1. CONSIDER USING THIS CHECKLIST: Follow this checklist to set up your account
    2. READ: Eight Reasons High School Students Should Be On LinkedIn
    3. READ & DO THIS POWERPOINT to create, set up and utilize a LinkedIn account–You may need to download the PowerPoint to view it & save it as a future reference.
    4. READ: The New High School Essentials: LinkedIn, a Resumé, and a Digital Portfolio
  8. EXTRA CREDIT: THIS IS A NATIONAL EVENT AT STATE FOR FBLA!!!!! ELECTRONIC CAREER PORTFOLIO (create it using Weebly.com or Prezi.com or Google Slidesor LinkedIn )
    1. Electronic Career Portfolio Description
    2. Electronic Career Portfolio Presentation Rubric
    3. Electronic Career Portfolio Example #1
    4. Electronic Career Portfolio Example #2
    5. Electronic Career Portfolio Example #3
    6. Electronic Career Portfolio Example Presentation
  9. EXTRA CREDIT: IF YOU ARE IN FBLA:
    1. EVERYONE NEEDS TO DO THIS, BUT IF YOU ARE IN FBLA, THIS IS A NATIONAL EVENT AT STATE FOR FBLA–CALLED JOB INTERVIEW–SIGN UP FOR IT!!!!!
      1. STATE RATING SHEET FOR RESUME, COVER LETTER, INTERVIEW: Job-Interview-Rating-Sheets-FBLA-Competitive-Events
      2. STATE DESCRIPTION: Upload one‑page cover letter & résumé:

        Address to:

        Dr. Terry E. Johnson

        Director of Human

        Resources

        Merit Corporation

        1640 Franklin Place

        Washington, D.C. 20041

        1. Preliminary interview: 10 min.
        2. Final interview (HOPEFULLY): 15 min.
        3. Cover Letter: Each competitor must apply for a business or business‑related job at Merit Corporation (a fictitious company) in Washington, D.C. Company benefits include paid holidays and vacation, sick leave, a retirement plan, and health insurance. Salary will be commensurate with experience and education. Merit Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. The job must be one for which the competitor is now qualified or he/she will be qualified for at the completion of the current school year. It may be a part‑time, internship, or full‑time job.
        4. Résumé: Highlight your work/volunteer experience. Résumés should be brief, not exceeding two (2) pages. Photographs are not allowed.
        5. Interview Guidelines: Competitors must bring one (1) hard copy of résumé and cover letter in a folder to each round of interviews onsite. Label folders with the event title, competitor’s name, state, and school. Include the competitor’s name on all pages submitted. Competitors will be scheduled for a ten (10) minute preliminary interview. Finalists will be scheduled for a fifteen (15) minute interview. Preliminary and final interviews are not open to conference attendees.
        6. Prejudged Materials: Cover letters and résumés will be prejudged for maximum of 50 points to be added to the preliminary interview score.
        7. Penalty Points Deducted by Judges: Five (5) points will be deducted from the score if competitors do no submit materials by the deadline. Five (5) points are deducted if competitors do not follow the dress code. Five (5) points may be deducted for not following guidelines.

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