Great First Impression Interview Tips and Much More

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Build connection between myself and students
Generate processing, thinking, problem solving
Generate team work
Help produce student involvement
Connect the dots to the real world
CREATING
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Great First Impression
Interview Tips and Much More
Interviews to Resumes
Relevance and Relationship
Envision. Experience. Excel.
www.ictctech.com
Indian Capital Technology Center
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Cindy Jack, M.S., L.P.C. –Career Placement Specialist
ICTC-Oklahoma 4 Campuses Muskogee, Tahlequah, Stilwell, Sallisaw
Rural-South East OK-See Demographics
Stand alone-not in the high school
OK Department of Career and Technology Education-Stillwater
70% high school juniors and seniors and 30% adult
ICTC Demographics- Around 1250. 45% Female-55% Male
White-39.5% American Indian-36.9% African American 3.9%
Hispanic-7% Asian .7% Pacific Islander .2%
Non-Resident .08% Two or More-9.9% Unknown 1.82%
Full-time/part-time-most programs 2 full years
College alliance-earn college hours while at ICTC
Business and Industry as Partners
Evening and on-line courses
http://www.ictctech.com/fulltimecourses.htm
Muskogee, Oklahoma
• Population-70,000
• Average Income-50,000
• Ethnicity: U.S. Census-White-55% African American-16%
American Indian-15% 2 or more races-8% Hispanic/Latino-7% Other-3%
Asian-<1% 3 or more races-<1%
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Arkansas River-Port City
Major highways
Railroad
Universities, Colleges and Junior Colleges
Business and Industry:
• Agriculture
• Retail Trade
• Health Care-Veterans Affairs-Hospital and Large Call Center Native
American Facilities
• Construction and Manufacturing
• Arts and Recreation
• Public Administration
• Accommodations and Food Services
Be A Career
Researcher
Not a Job
Searcher
BRIEF HISTORY
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Research
Everyone needs a resume-But what
else?
Began to develop curriculum-Great
First Impression (GFI)
GFI grew out of the need for
relevance and relationship
Needed to consider:
• Needs of our population
• Needs of our employers
• Current Industries in our area
This Session Will:
• Reveal the current work readiness practices and
strategies being taught at the ICTC Muskogee
Campus
• Current Curriculum-Great First Impression (GFI)Interview Tips and Much More
• Relevance, relationship, and rigor
The Job Search
Process is More
Complicated
Than Ever
Before
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day.
Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a
lifetime. Chinese Proverb
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OUR OBJECTIVES FOR STUDENTS:
Using Student Centered Presentations
Connect: make the learning process relevant to students’ field
of study.
Prepare: educate and train-give them the resources and
tools. Understand and review individual skills, knowledge and
abilities.
Motivate: connecting the dots-relevance provides the
student with an incentive to learn and be successful. Students
see the why.
Empower: connect, motivate and prepare-provides the
insight and strength to be successful.
“FINDING A JOB IS A JOB IN
ITSELF”. UNKOWN
1ST Year Students
• Xenia Drueppel-National Guard Educational Liaison
• Communication, problem solving, team work and diversity
2nd Year Students
GFI curriculum
• Skills/abilities-strengths and weaknesses
• Researching and understanding business/industry
• Interview skills/etiquette
• Resume writing
• Mock interview
• On-line job board-ICTC/College Central
SKILLS THAT WILL PAY THE BILLS
AKA-CLASSROOM/EMPLOYER EXPECTATIONS
Strong Work Ethic-Work Hard
Are you motivated and dedicated to getting the job done, no matter what? Will you be conscientious and do your best work?
Show a Positive Attitude
Are you optimistic and upbeat? Will you generate good energy and good will?
Good Communication Skills
Are you both verbally articulate and a good listener? Can you make your case and express your needs in a way that builds bridges with colleagues,
customers and vendors?
Manage Your Time Wisely
Do you know how to prioritize tasks and work on a number of different projects at once? Will you use your time on the job wisely?
Be a Problem Solver
Are you resourceful and able to creatively solve problems that will inevitably arise? Will you take ownership of problems or leave them for someone else?
Be a Team Player-Be Respectful
Will you work well in groups and teams? Will you be cooperative and take a leadership role when appropriate?
Build Self-Confidence
Do you truly believe you can do the job? Will you project a sense of calm and inspire confidence in others? Will you have the courage to ask questions that
need to be asked and to freely contribute your ideas?
Accept and Learn From Criticism
Will you be able to handle criticism? Are you coachable and open to learning and growing as a person and as a professional?
Learn Flexibility/Adaptability
Are you able to adapt to new situations and challenges? Will you embrace change and be open to new ideas?
Working Well Under Pressure
Can you handle the stress that accompanies deadlines and crises? Will you be able to do your best work and come through in a pinch?
Adapted from-Top 10 Soft Skills for Job Hunters http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2009/01/26/top-10-soft-skills-for-job-hunters/ By Kate Lorenz , Posted Jan 26th
2009 @ 2:40PM Revised 11/10. See ICTC student handbook for complete list of rules and expectations
As you read this title what words, phrases, or images come to
mind in relationship to the world of work?
What is
currently
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on in the
world of
work?
http://www.ictctech.com/documentsanddownloads/Documentsandhandouts/greatfirstimpressions.pdf
Video: Get a Job! Interviews and Resumes
Sunburst Visual Media-A Division of AIM Education, Inc. Guidance and Health
Get a Job! Interviews and Resumes-Sunburst Visual Media
http://www.sdteach.com/get-a-job-interviews-and-resumesdvd.html
CREATE A PERSONAL BRAND
A STUDENT MUST UNDERSTAND HIS/HER RELATIONSHIP TO
THE INTERVIEW PROCESS
Understand-the job is to sell yourself!
• Research the company
• Understand technical skills, soft skills and transferable skills
• Identify your strengths and weaknesses in relationship to job
applying for
• Understand abilities and interests
• Interview etiquette
• Appearance
• How to interview-employers’ expectations
• How to sell yourself on paper-resume
YOU AND YOUR ABILITIES INVENTORY
Here is a series of questions intended to help you to discover yourself. If you answer more “yes” than “no” responses for
any group or questions, you may assume that this area is probably one in which you are likely to shine or at least one
you should investigate further.
Intelligence
Thinking, processing, and reasoning
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reason things out by yourself?
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see the relationship between what you learn & what you previously learned?
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remember what you heard or read without effort?
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have a large vocabulary which you are able to use easily & accurately?
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have the ability to solve difficult mental problems?
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ask intelligent questions?
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have a wide range of interests and hobbies?
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figure out original ways of doing things?
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have knowledge of a particular field far in advance of your classmates?
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have a mind which is alert, observant, and quick to respond to new situations? ____
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Scientific Ability
Because science plays such a big role in the world today ability in this area is becoming increasingly important for
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Do you have an understanding of math far in advance of most people in your class?
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Do you have a clear understanding of logical relationships?
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Do you have especially good eye-hand coordination?
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Do you take extra time on an assignment or subject of special interest?
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Do you have the ability to continue working on a project or experiment in spite
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repeated failures?
Do you want to know the causes and reasons for things which happen?
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Do you spend a great deal of time on special science projects?
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Do you read scientific literature & find satisfaction in thinking about & discussing
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General Creative Ability
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Some people are gifted with the ability to think creatively & originally. They are the ones responsible for varied
aspects of our progress-social, scientific, and cultural. They are the “idea” people, & the fruits of their creativity may
blossom in industry, science, art, writing, drama, or music.
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Are you the kind of person who is likely to have new ideas on many subjects?
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2. Are you the kind of person who invents things or creates original short stories, essays,
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3. Are you the kind of person who can use materials, words, or ideas in original ways?
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4. Are you the kind of person who sees flaws in methods or procedures & can suggest
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6. Are you the kind of person who is flexible & open-minded; changes his/her mind if
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Interests,
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Knowing
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Questions Frequently Asked During An Interview
What are your strengths?
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The key is to focus on work related strengths
Sell yourself!
Make a list of your related skills and experiences ahead of time. Have it memorized. Have at least three skills
memorized and ready to share. Use page 3, 19-22, and 26
What would your previous employers or teachers tell me about you?
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This is the employer’s way of saying they will check your references
Don’t be surprised as to what your previous employers/teachers will say. Ask a previous employer/teacher if you
do not know what he/she will say
By knowing what they will say, you can honestly share your strengths in the interview
If you can not obtain a recommendation from a previous employer/teacher you may have to explain this in your
interview
What qualifications, skills, and experiences do you have that make you feel you will be successful
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Use the information you included in your resume
Here is where you should share all skills and qualifications you have learned and earned at school, at ICTC, and
any job that you have worked on in the past (job related, learned & transferable)
Make a list ahead of time so that you can easily share them with the employer
What are some of your weaknesses?
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The key here is to focus on work and not character weaknesses
Turn a negative into a positive. For example, “I have been accused of working too much. I feel that it is important
to stay late to get caught up before I go home”
Another example would be to talk about a true weakness and show what you are doing to work on the issue. For
example, “in the past I was a little disorganized. Now I use a daily planner or notebook to list the things that I need
to get done for that day or week. This really helps me to stay organized”
Remember that no one is perfect. The employer wants to see how you handle problems
(Caution….you need to think about these questions ahead of time. Talk with your parents, instructor at ICTC,
teachers, etc. to make sure that you do not use a weakness that could hurt your chances of getting this position.)
INTERVIEW ETIQUETTE
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Appearance
Dress
Attitude
Important to practice in front of a mirror
Body language
Hand shake vs. no hand shake
How to address the employer
Arriving on time prepared to work-an interview is a job
RESUME
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Critical, critical, critical
Real first impression-We are a piece of paper
Hundreds of ways to write resumes
Research your field and job advertisements
ICTC template vs. resume writing program
Key Concepts
Prove It!
Related to the job you are applying for
Concise, clear, grammatically correct
We are not texting
Look at your resume like you would a job advertisement
Employer looks at resume for 5-7 seconds
Professional summary related to job applying for
Personal Trainer Job
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma, US
Description
As a Personal Trainer, you will be responsible for providing various personal training
services that offer members programs to maximize workout efficiency, improve fitness, increase
stamina, enjoy their fitness experience and improve overall sense of well being.
Responsibilities
- Develop comprehensive personal training programs to ensure clients are satisfied with their
workout program and remain motivated to attain their personal fitness goals
- Fulfill Member Service requirement, up to 25 hours per week- duties may include the following:
- Fitness Assessments & Equipment Orientations
- Service Desk
- Educational Booths and Seminars
- Fitness Equipment Cleaning
- Promote and sell personal training programs and services
- Achieve or exceed monthly revenue and session goals
- Develop and maintain a personal training client base
Qualifications
- Four-year degree in kinesiology, sports medicine, or other related field
- Minimum of one nationally accredited Personal Training certification
- 1-2 years personal training or program design experience
- 1+ years sales experience
Primary Location: : Oklahoma-Tulsa - TUL - Tulsa
Schedule: Full-time
What Is a Work Portfolio?
A portfolio is a binder/notebook that shows off your work and abilities. It goes beyond a cover letter and a resume. A portfolio is a tool that you
develop that gives potential employers a picture of who you are…..your experience, your education, your accomplishments, and your skills. Not
only does it show the potential employer who you are, but it also showcases what you have the potential to become in the future. It is designed to
do one thing—to support you as you market yourself!
A work portfolio can be an aid that will give the employer a sense of how your skills, experience and work ethic contributed to a specific
project/job. Portfolios can also be in the format of an e-portfolio (on line), on a flash drive, CD, a slideshow, or a website.
Top Reasons to Have a Portfolio
• Distinguish yourself from the competition
• Turn the interview into an offer
• Increase the salary offer by impressing the interviewer
• It is tangible proof of your abilities
• It might help you get promoted
• It can help you find the position that is right for you
• If you are nervous in an interview the portfolio will help you begin a conversation
What Type of Information/Items Should be Included in a Portfolio
• Resume-Which includes a Professional Summary, a summary of your education, achievements, and work experience, using a chronological or
functional format
• Certifications: WorkKeys, ODCTE Career Certifications, Industry Certifications
• Education-Transcripts: Official high school and/or ICTC transcripts, degrees, licenses
• Awards/Honors/Leadership: certificates, awards, honors and scholarships. Ex:
• Athletic Awards/Letters
• Perfect Attendance Letter
• Excellent Evaluations from Employers
• National Honor Society/National Technical Honor Society
• President of Student Council
• Newspaper clips that highlight an achievement
• ICTC Leadership Team Member-A-Team
• Sample of Work/Projects: You may provide a sampling of your best work (where relevant), including reports, papers, studies, brochures,
projects, presentations, pictures of completed projects (with a brief description/details of the project)
• Military records, awards and badges
• Letters of Recommendation/List of References (may be on your resume)
Important Notes
• A portfolio is not a scrapbook with pictures of family and friends
• You should use proper grammar and spelling
• You should keep things simple and professional
• Keep it short (no more than about 25 pages)
• Use dividers so that you can find a sample quickly in an interview
Using the Portfolio in an Interview
• Incorporating your portfolio into the interview is not really any different than answering questions. There is the
typical give-and-take of conversation, but rather than just talking about something, you can:
• Let the interviewer know you have an example to show. When you are finished answering the question(s) with your
visual aid, close the portfolio and wait for the next question.
• You can use your portfolio to support your responses. For example, the interviewer might say, "I see that you have
worked on your school newspaper. What were your favorite writing assignments?" You might reply, "My favorite
assignments include this article (turn portfolio towards the interviewer and show them the article in the portfolio)
that required a lot of research and this creative writing piece (show article) that I wrote for a special edition.
• If you are unable to present it during the interview, begin the time allotted for questions by mentioning that you
would like to present your portfolio.
• If you choose to use an online portfolio, make sure you know where everything is. The best way to do so is practice
so that when you make the presentation, everything runs smoothly.
• Keep presentations of each piece of your portfolio short. Respect the interviewers time and avoid going on and on
about everything in your portfolio. Limit presentations only to pertinent information. Finally, never give out
originals. You will need these in the future.
(Information adapted from: http://dolphin1.net/network/dolphinsong/portfolio.htm or
http://www.engineering.com/Jobs/EngineeringJobInterviewTips/tabid/4934/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/392/JobInterview-Tip-6--Creating-a-Work-Portfolio.aspx)
*****Since your portfolio might be stored on a bookshelf in your classroom, please do not add confidential
information to your portfolio (i.e. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, test scores, high school transcripts, grades) until you
leave ICTC. If you have any questions about this please talk to your Instructor.*****
OTHER WORK READINESS INITIATIVES AT ICTC
• District Work Readiness Professional Learning Community
(PLC)-Poster
• Portfolios
• Weekly sessions with all students-soft skills
• Industry assessments
• Social media curriculum
• WorkKeys-ACT Product
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Locating Information
CR101-practice curriculum for soft skills and academic skills
Great First Impression-Resources
Cindy Jack, M.S., L.P.C.
[email protected]
Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education
https://www.okcareertech.org/educators/career-and-academic-connections/career-information-resources/career-informationresources?searchterm=pocket+resume+brochure
http://www.okcareertech.org/educators/cimc/resources/downloads-1/soft-skills-some-suggested-resources/view
Indian Capital Technology Center-GFI
http://www.ictctech.com/documentsanddownloads/Documentsandhandouts/greatfirstimpressions.pdf
Top 10 Soft Skills for Job Hunters By Kate Lorenz , Posted Jan 26th
http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2009/01/26/top-10-soft-skills-for-job-hunters/
Soft Skills to Pay the Bills — Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success
http://www.dol.gov/odep/topics/youth/softskills/
Video: Get a Job! Interviews and Resumes-Sunburst Visual Media
http://www.sdteach.com/get-a-job-interviews-and-resumes-dvd.html
ICTC-College Central
http://www.collegecentral.com/ictc/
http://www.collegecentral.com/
Job Shop-Job Search Guides-Self-Help information for job-seeking customer
http://www.jobshopinc.com/jobsearch-guides.shtml
Work Related Portfolios
http://dolphin1.net/network/dolphinsong/portfolio.htm
http://www.engineering.com/Jobs/EngineeringJobInterviewTips/tabid/4934/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/392/Job-InterviewTip-6--Creating-a-Work-Portfolio.aspx)

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