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    www.snagajob.com  Great resource for various types of employment.

    Websites for exploring careers:

    Occupational Outlook Handbook  http://www.bls.gov/oco/  Current information about jobs, projections, salaries and much more!

    Monster. com  http://www.monster.com/  Search engine for jobs; resume builder; tips

    Career Builder http://www.careerbuilder.com  Search engine for jobs; resume builder; tips

    www.scois.net  Contact them to get your general log in information.  1-800-264-9038    You will have access to an endless number of videos on careers, clusters, as well as personal narratives. 

     You can also go to this site which features a number of career videos.


    You've found a job you would like to have.  Now what?  The interview process is the key to your success!  Here are some vital tips to doing well in a job interview, regardless of the job you're pursuing.

    Make sure you've researched the position:
    * What are the skills/qualifications needed for the job?
    * What will your duties and responsibilities be?
    * What kind of training do you need to be able to do the job?  Will the company train you?
    * What is the typical salary for the job?

    Make sure you know yourself! 
    * What are some of your personal accomplishments?
    * What makes you unique?
    * What are your strengths? Weaknesses?


    SMART Interviewing

    Some SMART things to do at the beginning of an interview:
    * Arrive 15 minutes early.
    * Be pleasant to every one you meet, including the receptionist.
    * When you meet the interviewer, look the person in the eye and offer a handshake.  Wait to sit down until the interviewer offers you a chair.
    * Speak clearly and use correct grammar with no slang words.

    Some SMART things to do at the end of an interview:
    * Stand up, shake hands with the interviewer and thank him or her for taking the time to meet with you.
    * Tell the interviewer that you are interested in the job.
    * Know that you did your best and that many factors will play into the interviewers decision.
    * Immediately get a handwritten thank-you note in the mail to the interviewer.


    Some questions you might be asked in the interview:
    *Tell me a little about yourself. (Talk about your qualities in regard to how they relate to the job, especially).
    * Why should I hire you?
    * What are your greatest strengths?  Weaknesses?
    * What motivates you?
    * How would your friends describe you?
    * Do you consider yourself a follower or a leader?
    * What type of personality is the most difficult for you to work with?
    * How do you manage stress?
    * How well do you work under pressure?
    * Why do you want this job?

    Careers in the Military

    Explore these websites to learn more about military careers.  Come to the Guidance Office to learn more about meeting with a military recruiter.

    United States Air Force  http://www.af.mil/

    United States Army  http://www.army.mil/

    United States Coast Guard  http://www.uscg.mil/

    United States Navy  http://www.navy.mil/

    United States Marines http://www.usmc.mil/marinelink/mcn2000.nsf/homepage?readform