All you need is in the link:

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Remember:

  1. June 19th (the last day of classes) is the last day to hand in year’s work
  2. We will be working on the final project until the last day of classes
  3. My room is available on the afternoon of June 25th (until 3:05pm), in case you need to finish the final project.

YOU MUST CHECK with Mr.Hackl before you are ‘totally finished’, to make sure you have handed in everything you need…

A first note: as I discussed in class, please make sure to zip together these files and EMAIL them to me when finished:
    > Worksheet from Part 1 (about resumes)
    > Your resumes from Part 2
    > Your two cover letters (from Part 3)
    > the Job Interview analyses… email the ‘Analysis – Interviewer’ and add to your web page the paragraph for the ‘Analysis – Interviewee’

Now, for the new unit… you’ll need to install “Audacity” from the list-of-programs on your desktop.

If you go to >Computer  >Public  >InfoPro  >Audacity  >_Lessons, you’ll see a number of lessons. Let’s start with lesson #1…

So far in this unit, you’ve prepared:
> your resume
> 2 cover letters

The final part of this “Getting the Job You Want” (GTJYW) unit is the job interview.

FIRST, you’ll need to prepare a powerpoint which answers these important questions:
1. What are some typical ‘questions’ that are asked often (find any 5, think about what would ‘sound best’, and answer them on your PowerPoint)
2. What are some do’s and don’ts as you plan… your clothing/dress? makeup? perfume/cologne?
3. Why is eye contact important in a job interview?
4. What should you do if you don’t know the answer to a question?

SECOND, you’ll be video-ing you and a partner “at the job interview” (we will plan for this on Wednesday, April 24th, and Thursday, April 25th). Add the finished video to your powerpoint, and add on your blog site
a) your thoughts about ‘how well you did on the interview’… what went well? what could have gone better?
b) how would you answer the question(s) differently if you were to do it again?

In this unit so far, we’ve:
> completed the Resume Worksheet
> created 3 resumes: 1 ‘functional’, 1 ‘chronological’, and 1 ‘digital’

Now, your next step is to create a “Cover Letter“. It’s purpose is to
a) introduce you to your (hopefully) future boss, let them know you’ve attached your resume, and explain where you found the job
b) explain why you would be a “good fit”, explaining your qualifications, training, experience, personality, and general skills that would make you the best choice for the job
c) thank the employer for your time, and ask for an interview

When you write the actual letter, each letter is a separate paragraph. Look for sample cover letters here (or google search “examples of cover letters’)

To do this:
> first, visit http://www.saskjobs.ca, and find ANY TWO (2) jobs you’d really like to apply for
> then, create a cover letter for each job you’d like

Good morning, everyone!  Our busy week so far (Monday’s presentation; Tuesday’s burger sale; Wednesday’s ‘anti-bullying walk’) is starting to calm down… just in time for “part 2” of the “Job Search” unit! In case our Moodle server is taken offline, I’ll put the instructions here, instead. [But please hand in your work to Moodle… I’m checking that regularly]

PART TWO: Design Your Resume

Now that you’ve seen different styles of resumes, it’s your turn to create a resume (or modify one that you’ve already made before).

What to Do:

  • create a resume in EACH of these styles: 1) Functional, 2) Chronological  [save each as a separate file]
  • use this link to 3) create a ‘digital resume’
  • describe (on your portfolio page) which type of resume is “most appropriate” as you would apply for jobs this summer, and explain why (from what you read earlier this week in part one)

(other cool infographic resume ideas are here…)

Welcome back, everyone. Hopefully your break was restful!

Our new unit, which we can start today is the “Job Search Experience”. We’ll be reviewing pointers so that you’ll be able to:
> create your own professional resume
> develop your own cover letter
> practise ‘interviewing techniques’

Our first task: “What Makes a Good Resume”?  Use this link and the link What Makes a Good Resume (answer on the Word document) to explore do’s and don’ts of good ‘professional resumes’.

This week, our goal for the 3 days we are together is to finish the “Word Processing in the Office” unit (either Level 1 or Level 2, whichever you chose).

Once you are finished the (mostly) formative work, make sure to choose your summative project(s) from the Moodle Page.

Due date: March 28th, 2013