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ERIC Number: ED184653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Teaching--How to Get a Job.
Muraski, Ed J.
The need for including job entry application skills training in vocational curricula is pointed to by occasions when "A-students" fail to compete successfully in the job market and survey results that reveal that 50% of the reasons why employers reject applicants are related to the job application process. These skills, taught by the vocational instructor or by someone with more expertise in personnel management, can be covered in any one of five modes: in a separate class to be conducted in the last half of the spring semester before graduation; in a section or component within an advanced class; in seminars conducted by the college's community services section; as a component of the college's cooperative education, work experience, or placement services; or as a service of the college's career counseling center. Instructional content will depend upon the mode that is used, but should include a hierarchy of skills, including: (1) those which must be stressed, such as tips for applying for jobs, writing resumes, and handling job interviews; and (2) optional topics, such as management/staff relationships, affirmative action policies, professionalism, and career planning. Guest speakers and assignments requiring students to apply and interview for a job could be employed in the instructional process. A suggested outline for a career information course is appended. (JP)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A