ERIC Number: ED372210
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
The Jobseeker. A Journey into the World of Work.
New York State Dept. of Labor, Albany. Div. of Research and Statistics.
This guide helps readers identify the skills they have and need to make a successful journey into the world of work--finding a job and choosing a career. It is designed to stimulate thinking about the best career choices, present some career training ideas, and explain the steps involved in finding a job. Section I explains the skills that employers demand and gives the reader some exercises to identify and sharpen existing skills and develop new ones. It includes some thoughts on feeling good about oneself and the skill of self-confidence. Section II shows what school subjects are important for different careers, helps readers explore their own interests with some exercises, lists the different job categories that exist, explains what resources are available for further career research, and describes some training options to explore careers. Section III presents some helpful hints on employment applications, resumes, and cover letters. Section IV provides ideas on where to look for jobs and some hints on how to make a favorable impression during an interview. Through the use of exercises, section V shows the reader the qualities needed to keep a job and gives some information on employees' and employers' responsibilities in the workplace. Appendixes include a list of New York State Labor Department community service centers and Local offices, apprenticeable occupations, New York Labor Department Apprenticeship Offices, permitted working hours for minors, directory of ACCESS agencies and consortia. Contains 16 references. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Dept. of Labor, Albany. Div. of Research and Statistics.