• Chapter 6 – Applying for Jobs

    Lesson 1: The Job Search Process

    Learning Outcome: Evaluate multiple sources for finding job openings

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Describe potential jobs that meet personal preferences
    2. Organize ideas for selling your skills to an employer
    3. Evaluate multiple sources for finding job openings

    Lesson 2: Pursuing a Career

    Learning Outcome: Create a personal resume and cover letter specific to a job opening

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Describe the purpose of a résumé
    2. Classify the different types of résumés
    3. Identify tips for writing a great résumé
    4. Create a personal résumé
    5. Create a cover letter specific to a job opening
    6. Create a portfolio to be used during a job search

    Lesson 3: Building Interviewing Skills

    Learning Outcome: Evaluate how employers interview prospective employees

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Describe the interview process
    2. Explain the do’s and don’ts of interviews
    3. Identify different types of interviews
    4. Outline basic interview questions
    5. Evaluate how employers evaluate interviewees

    Chapter in Brief:

    “Chapter 6: Applying for Jobs” evaluates the process of successfully pursuing a desired career. By examining what employers are looking for, the students—the career seekers, will be employing the most effective tool needed to sell their skills. They will learn how to organize the job search. They will also consider different résumé types, and be able to prepare a persuasive cover letter and résumé. Students will learn about different types of interviews, how an interview is conducted, and effective tips for interview preparation.

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