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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?
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