Ch 22: Career Planning for High School Students

About This Chapter

Use the following video lessons and quick quizzes to learn more about planning for your future career. Find out how to write a resume, fill out an application, get ready for a job interview and advance in your career once you've landed your job.

Career Planning for High School Students - Chapter Summary

This chapter can help you understand the distinction between a job and a career. Helpful instructors will also show you how to formulate a positive resume and cover letter, successfully fill out a job application and get ready for a job interview. You can also find out about common problems that might occur during your interview and learn how to avoid them.

Maybe you aren't even sure what career interests you, yet. Let the lessons in this chapter show you some online research tools that can lead you in the right direction, depending on your interests. Just getting the job isn't enough, and these lessons can also guide you in methods for furthering your career. This chapter can guide your grasp of all the following topics:

  • Creating memorable cover letters and resumes
  • Job application mistakes to avoid
  • Interview pitfalls and how to stay away from them
  • Comparison of job vs. career
  • Advancing your career once you have the job

Our professional instructors present interesting video lessons that are each accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz. You see your results right away and can go back and watch the videos again if necessary. Handy video tags are also available to help you quickly locate just the right place in the video presentations for needed information. Some lessons also contain links to extra text lessons about related topics for even more examples or input.

8 Lessons in Chapter 22: Career Planning for High School Students
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How to Create a Great Resume and Cover Letter

1. How to Create a Great Resume and Cover Letter

The first impression that a company has of you is your resume and cover letter. But how can you make them stand out from the crowd? Watch this lesson for tips on how to create a winning resume and cover letter.

How to Avoid Common Job Application Mistakes

2. How to Avoid Common Job Application Mistakes

Applying for jobs can be a stressful time but knowing the common mistakes that people make during the application process can help lessen the stress. In this lesson, we'll look at common mistakes people make before and during a job interview.

How to Prepare For Your Job Interview

3. 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.

How to Avoid Job Interview Pitfalls

4. How to Avoid Job Interview Pitfalls

The job interview is an important moment for many people. But many people make mistakes that could cost them the job. In this lesson, we'll examine some common interview pitfalls and what you can do to avoid them.

Online Career Research Tools

5. Online Career Research Tools

How do you figure out what career is right for you? And, once you know, how do you find out more about that career? In this lesson, we'll look at some types of online career research tools that allow people to find out more about different careers.

Career vs. Job: What's the Difference?

6. Career vs. Job: What's the Difference?

Though people often use the terms 'career' and 'job' interchangeably, they aren't the same. In this lesson, we'll look at the difference between a career and a job, and how people should approach them differently.

Types of Opportunities to Grow in Your Career

7. Types of Opportunities to Grow in Your Career

Everyone wants to move forward in their careers, but how can you do that? In this lesson, we'll look at the two major types of career advancement, internal and external, and how to make the best of both.

How to Advance in Your Career: Process & Expectations

8. How to Advance in Your Career: Process & Expectations

How do you get a promotion or move to a better job? Watch this lesson for tips and tricks to advance in your career, including how to set goals and be proactive when it comes to career success.

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