Job Shadow Dress Rehearsal Path Ways to College and Career Readiness- Workshop 4 Our Dress Rehearsal Objectives To prepare you for your Job Shadow experience. To answer any questions that you have about Job Shadowing. To set you up for success in what could be a VERY important step toward your future career. Top Five Reasons to Job Shadow 5. It is fun! 4. You will get experience, and tips on how to pursue your perspective career path. 3. A Job Shadow experience looks great on your college application or resume. 2. You could make a strong business contact that could help you as you pursue internships and a future job. 1. Your future Employment could come from this day! Why Would a Company Offer CPS a Job Shadowing Opportunity? What are they looking for in you? What should you look for in a company? What is Job Shadowing? Your Checklist Items Why did we have you bring the items on the check list? Did anybody have problems completing the assignments? What do you do with those items? Have you been checking your CPS email daily? You must check frequently between the Dress Rehearsal and your Job Shadow Day. The day of your Job Shadow Dress for success. Have a plan for how to get to your assigned company. ARRIVE EARLY! Introduction Introduce yourself. Shake hands. Make eye contact. Ask questions, show interest. How to Shake Hands Stand and approach the person with whom you are shaking hands. If you are seated, stand up. Make eye contact. Eye contact is very important. If you have difficulty making eye contact, focus your gaze on the point between the eyebrows and the protrusion of the nose. Reach out your right hand with your palm perpendicular to the floor, and your thumb turned towards the sky. How to Shake Hands continued Nestle your hand in the crook of the other person's hand. Do this by bringing your fingers across the palm and then wrapping the fingers around the bottom of the palm (so don't grab their fingers, and don't grab their wrist), and allow your thumb to wrap over the top of the hand. Grasp the palm and lift your hand and lower it a few times (3-5) for the shake. Do not pump the other person's hand by squeezing and letting go of their palm several times. Do not vigorously shake or limply shake. Remember to maintain eye contact and this is a very appropriate time to introduce yourself or repeat your name. Let go of the other person's hand and allow your hand to drop to your side. Even if your hand is slimy or damp, do not wipe your hand on your pants or shirt. First Impression How long does it take to make a first impression? How long to change that impression? Have Your Elevator Speech Ready When introducing yourself: Give your name, State what program you are in (“I am a Chicago Public Schools, Career and Technical Education Student”), State your chosen career path (for example Culinary Arts). Tell them what school you attend, What year you are (Junior), What Not to Wear The short skirt/the tight suit Unusual piercings, and, if you're a man, earrings High heels (over 2”) , evening, casual wear, or snow boots Tattoos that are visible Fancy nails, unusual hairstyles, or excessive makeup Earphones PDAs and cell phones Cigarettes and coffee The five o'clock shadow and heavy cologne/perfume Lunch? If your host takes you out to lunch- do you order Steak and Lobster? What do you do if your host company doesn’t give you a lunch break because you are there from 9:00 to 1:00? What do you do if there is a lunch break provided but they do not give you food? What NOT to do with Down Time Employer Evaluation Questions (rated on a scale of 1-10) I enjoyed the job shadow experience and would be willing to do it again, My student had good verbal communication skills, My student showed ambition and initiative, I felt that my CTE student had a strong sense of their goals, I was at ease with my student, If I had an opening for an entry level job I would consider placing this student in that job, I would recommend job shadowing to my co-workers. Student Evaluation I learned how much education is needed for this profession, I learned what skills are required to do this job, I enjoyed my Job Shadow experience, I would consider future internship or employment opportunities with this company if they arose, I would recommend job shadowing to other students. Your Future begins with this assignment Employer CPS relationship The power of the network What Happens When… You don’t show up for your Job Shadow? You look bored or uninterested at your Job Shadow? You tell them that you didn’t want to be at their company? You tell them that you aren’t interested in the career path that you are there to represent? When you arrive late? In Conclusion-You have the Power: To be prepared: know who your Job Shadow Company is and where they are located, To arrive early, To make a great first impression, To Listen, watch, observe, ask good questions and learn, To get your job shadow contact’s business card. Your job shadow day can lead to great things, so set yourself up for success!