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You'll learn all of the career search strategies covered in the textbook appendix, including:
- Writing a resume and/or curriculum vitae
- Finding job opportunities
- Cover letters
- Job interviews
- How to respond to a job offer
- Identifying career trends
- Career planning while in college
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1. Career Planning Timeline for College Students
How early is too early to start planning your career? And what should you do to prepare for seeking a job? In this lesson, we'll look at a typical career planning timeline, as well as the different stages of career planning.
2. How to Identify Career Trends
The lesson will discuss how to identify career trends, along with the many outlets and forums that can be used such as online sources and career centers.
3. How to Identify Job Opportunities & Gain Work Experience
The lesson will identify various job opportunities and outlets which can be used to help people find jobs. The lesson will also discuss different ways that people can earn work experience.
4. Types of Resumes
Savvy job seekers know that a resume is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. In this lesson, you'll learn how to better tailor your job application through the use of different types of resumes.
5. Parts of Your Resume: Sections & Relevant Information
An effective resume starts with creating a 3-part summary of your qualifications: work experience, education and personal achievements. Every resume should be tailored specifically to match a job advertisement's requirements.
6. Formatting Your Resume: Layout & Distribution Types
Everyone appreciates the importance of a first impression. There are specific layout and distribution types of a resume that can create a professional, visually impressive image in the mind of the reader.
7. Tailoring the Content of Your Resume for a Job
A job applicant should be knowledgeable of how to tailor the content of their resume for a specific job. A custom, detailed, directed resume offers the best chance of acquiring an interview.
8. The Cover Letter: Importance, Details & Format
The cover letter is a necessity when applying for a job. There is a basic format that you can follow consisting of a salutation, three paragraphs and a close that can be used to get a potential employer's attention.
9. The Purpose, Content & Structure of a Curriculum Vitae
While most jobs require only a resume, some scientific and academic positions require submission of a curriculum vitae. In this lesson, you'll learn what a curriculum vitae is, its purpose and how it is structured.
10. How to Create a Writing Portfolio
A writing portfolio is used by artists to show a collection of works. In a writing course, a portfolio is a collection of a student's writings. In this lesson, we will discuss the importance of a portfolio and how to create one.
11. Job Interviews: Types & Common Questions
Everyone who works for someone else probably had to undergo the dreaded job interview. In this lesson, you'll learn about types of interviews and examples of some common questions. You'll also have a chance to take a short quiz after the lesson.
12. How to Prepare For Your Job Interview
The job interview is an important part of the job application process. How can you make sure that you do your best? In this lesson, we'll examine ways to prepare for a job interview, including what to do before, during, and after the interview.
13. Responding to a Job Offer: Evaluating & Negotiating
When a company offers you a job, what do you do next? In this lesson, we will look at what to do after you get a job offer, including how to evaluate the offer to see if it's right for you and how to negotiate for better terms.
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Other chapters within the Focus on Personal Finance: Online Textbook Help course
- Ch. 1: Personal Finance Planning
- Ch. 2: Money Management Skills
- Ch. 3: Taxes in a Financial Plan
- Ch. 4: Financial Services
- Ch. 5: Consumer Credit
- Ch. 6: Buying Motor Vehicles
- Ch. 7: Financing Housing
- Ch. 8: Insurance
- Ch. 9: Health & Disability Insurance
- Ch. 10: Planning with Life Insurance
- Ch. 11: Investing Basics
- Ch. 12: Investing in Stocks
- Ch. 13: Investing in Mutual Funds
- Ch. 14: Retirement & Estate Planning
- App. A: Education Loans & Scholarships
- App. C: Consumer Agencies & Organizations
- App. D: Daily Spending Diary