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standards for technology in daily life

career search skills

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1. Identify tools for determining career aptitude (self-assessment, interest inventories, skill identification, and values awareness).
2. Identify features and timeline of a job search plan.
3. Identify resources that aid in finding a job (internet resources, social media websites, job listings, targeted employment, job fairs, networking clubs, etc.)
4. Demonstrate the ability to use search and filter functions in job search sites.
5. Distinguish between skills sets (job skills, transferable skills, self-management skills, and emotional intelligence).
6. Demonstrate understanding of the value of volunteering.
7. Identify steps to prepare for a career or job fair (posting resume, preparing introduction, reading schedule/calendar).
8. Identify ways to research employers, labor markets, and salary ranges.
9. Identify elements of a strong portfolio including work samples and other supportive documents.
10. Identify elements of a cover letter and distinguish between weak and strong cover letters.
11. Identify elements of a resume and best practices for writing one (including employment history,
hard and soft skills, accomplishments, job search goals, gaps in employment, etc.)
12. Identify best practices for sending and following up with resumes.
13. Demonstrate understanding of hiring processes (including recruitment, screening, and selecting).
14. Identify the basic principles of direct employer contact (in-person, telephone, video calls, social media, and email).

15. Identify key steps in preparing for an interview including identifying common interview questions; distinguish between strong and weak answers to interview questions; how to practice for an interview, giving answers for gaps in employment or previous incarceration.
16. Distinguish between different types of interviews (such as screening, selection, informational, work sample, peer group, group, luncheon/coffee, stress, video conference, etc.).
17. Distinguish between legal and illegal job interview questions; appropriately respond to illegal questions in an interview.
18. Identify key post-interview steps (contacting references, thank you notes, social media).
19. Demonstrate understanding of proper etiquette throughout the job search process, including when you are not hired.
20. Demonstrate understanding of negotiables: salary, schedule, benefits, professional development, training, and vacation time.
21. Distinguish between job types (temporary, seasonal, part-time, full-time, and unpaid internships)
22. Identify best practices to be successful on the job (including meeting employer expectations, making arrangements so that responsibilities and problems outside of work do not interfere with the job, learning new skills, dressing professionally, showing appreciation, and accepting constructive criticism).

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