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Employability Skills

Employability Skills

Author: Kathy Girard
Description:

After you complete this module, you will be able to:

  • Conduct a job search.
  • Seek information about a job.
  • Identify documents that may be required when applying for a job.
  • Complete a job application form correctly.
  • Demonstrate competence in job interview techniques.
  • Explain how to respond to criticism from an employer, supervisor or other person.
  • Identify acceptable work habits.
  • Explain the appropriate steps to change jobs.
  • Demonstrate desirable health habits.
  • Recognize appropriate and effective professional behavior.
  • Write an appropriate resume.

This lesson covers what you need to get a job: how to search, networking, documents needed, the job interview, and how to change jobs.

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Tutorial

PDF for Employability Skills

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Job Search Tips: A Beginner's Guide to Networking

A person who is a beginner at networking should start by talking to her friends and telling them her situation. Learn about the benefits of talking to people, as opposed to passing on a resume, with help from a career and job placement specialist in this free video on networking and careers.

Source: YouTube Education

Job Search Tips: Tips for Filling Out an Application

When filling out a job application, make sure to fill it out completely, pay attention to detail and read through the application entirely before filling it out. Discover why sections should never be left blank in a job application with help from a career and job placement specialist in this free video on job applications.

Source: YouTube Education

Job Search Tips: Difficult Interview Questions

A common job interview question that people struggle with is one that involves describing strengths and weaknesses. Learn about providing examples when answering job interview questions with help from a career and job placement specialist in this free video on job interview questions.

Jobsearch Tips: Job Interview Tips: Do's and Don'ts

When preparing for a job interview, do research about the organization, pay attention to the job posting and smile to make the hiring manager comfortable. Find out why a person should never lie in a job interview with help from a career and job placement specialist in this free video on job interviews.

Source: YouTube Education

Job Interview Tips:How to Write A Thank-You Note After a Job Interview

Writing a thank-you note after a job interview is appropriate to show appreciation for the interviewer's time and to recap the specific interview. Write a thank-you note after a job interview with tips from an executive business manager in this free video on career information.

Source: YouTube Education

Sample Resume

This PDF will detail how to write your resume for this lesson assignment

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Lesson 9 Assignment 1 - Write Your Resume

Follow the instructions in the lesson and the sample resume to create your own resume. Do not use your own format! You must include the Highlights and Skills as shown. However, you may additional qualifications. For example, if you are bilingual, identify the additional languages you speak.

Points Possible: 11

Correct font types, styles, and sizes (4 points)
Correct alignment and formatting (3 points)
Content is correctly formatted, accurate, complete, and without error (4 points)

Source: LTC Healthcore, Kathy Girard

Sample Cover Letter

This PDF details how to write a cover letter for your lesson assignment

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Lesson 9 Assignment 2

Write a cover letter to accompany your resume. You may address your cover letter to Ms. Ima Hiring at Leesburg Regional Medical Center. Her business address is  600 East Dixie Avenue, Leesburg, Florida 34788 or to whomever you are applying to with your want ad.

Possible Points: 11

Correct font sizes and styles and text alignments (3 points)
Correct information and formatting (5 points)
No typos, spelling, errors, and omissions (3 points)

Source: LTC Healthcore, Kathy Girard

Lesson 9 Assingment 3 - Fill Out an Application

Get an application from your instructor and complete the application as accurately as possible but do not enter your social security number. Instead, enter 123-45-6789 for your social security number. Remember to sign the application. Submit the assignment to your instructor for a grade.

Possible Points: 10

No errors, omissions, or misspellings (4 points)
Correct information provided in correct order (5 points)
Salary is listed as “Negotiable” (1 point)

Source: LTC Healthcore, Kathy Girard

Sample Resignation Letter

This PDF is an example of a resignation letter

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