ERIC Number: ED297119
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Finding a New Job with Skills You Already Have. A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Analyzing Your Skills and Using Them To Find a New Job or Start a New Career.
Arizona State Dept. of Economic Security, Phoenix.
This do-it-yourself handbook for the individual looking for a new job is most useful if the individual is changing from one company to another, from one field to another, or from one kind of employment situation to another. Its goal is to help the job seeker get the knowledge he or she needs, use it to find employers who need his or her skills, and sell himself or herself to these employers. Chapter I contains exercises designed to teach the first three steps to get a new job: getting ready to find a new job, what limits the job seeker has put on his or her job search, and work he or she has done, regardless of conditions, pay, or what he or she thinks of it. Chapter II focuses on doing a skills analysis to find out what the job seeker has to offer employers. It covers these steps: working conditions he or she can handle or adapt to, working roles he or she can play, making a skills profile, and using a checklist of traditional skills. The three sections in Chapter III teach the job seeker where to get the information needed about jobs that are available, how to target and contact employers, and how to use skills analysis to communicate effectively with employers. These steps are discussed: job search plan, how to network, tips on informational interviewing groupings, and planning the job interview--comparing skills and job requirements. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Change, Career Education, Career Planning, Employment Interviews, Employment Potential, Employment Qualifications, Guides, Job Applicants, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Resumes (Personal), Self Evaluation (Individuals)
Arizona Department of Economic Security, Labor Market Publications-Site Code 733A, P.O. Box 6123, Phoenix, AZ 85005-6123 (Order No. PA-221: $1.80; 100 copies: $150.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Economic Security, Phoenix.
Note: Document contains colored ink and paper.