ERIC Number: ED198896
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Torre, Liz; And Others
Information and accompanying exercises are provided in this learning module to reinforce basic reading, writing, and math skills and, at the same time, introduce personal assessment and job-seeking techniques. The module's first section provides suggestions for assessing personal interests and identifying the assets one has to offer an employer. The second section offers guidance in finding announced and unannounced job openings and reading classified advertisements. The third section focuses on getting a job by maintaining the proper demeanor and appearance at the interview, fielding interview questions that may imply discrimination, compiling a personal fact sheet of information that will probably be needed at the interview, filling out application forms, and writing a resume. After a section for students interested in creating their own jobs, the module offers suggestions for maintaining good relations with supervisors and others while on the job and for getting ahead. This section also describes: the various forms one must complete on the job, including the W-4, time sheets, and employee personnel cards; the social security system; and employee benefits. Each of the module's sections provides exercises and activities designed to reinforce student learning, as well as additional basic skills exercises which utilize the subject material to strengthen grammar, spelling, and arithmetic skills. (JP)
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Basal Reading, Basic Skills, Career Choice, Employee Responsibility, Employment, Employment Interviews, Grammar, Job Application, Job Search Methods, Learning Modules, Portfolios (Background Materials), Self Evaluation (Individuals), Spelling, Two Year Colleges
Director of Learning Skills, Columbia College, P.O. Box 1849, Columbia, CA 95310 ($1.75).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbia Junior Coll., CA.
Note: Part of Columbia College's Survival Skills Series; for other documents in this series, see JC 810 223-227.