First Job / #No Experience Needed
Around 5.9% students (16-24yrs ) drop out of education either not completing their High School Diploma or a GED. All these students need to find meaning full work and redefine their future in the work place. Thankfully their are businesses prepared to take on students without any qualifications or experience. For those failing and feeling hopeless about the future, this graphic can provide some inspiration either to stay on or to have hope that a job that can give them value and worth may be on the horizon. The common reasons for dropping out include these below If this poster inspires just one student to either stay on course with studies or leave and get a job to put their life on track again, then we will have fulfilled our purpose as career educators.
Job Club Posters1/18/2018
Running a job club can be an excellent way to encourage individuals to share their experiences in looking for work and to support you attendees in the challenge of applying for jobs. Whether you are training in interview techniques, how to complete application forms, writing cv's or helping people with their job search you can inspire your members to get moving into their next career.
Some job clubs are more formal based and may be set up by a charity or employment center, others are more community based and set up by volunteers or local charity or church organization. A great way to enhance your club is to purchase a set of posters to get your people motivated when they meet. Career Guidance Charts produces a wide collection of job club posters.
In designing your job club as well as exploring the necessary rooms, training material and software you might want, why not enhance that room with some great jobsearch content posters. With more than 14 posters to choose from Career Guidance Charts offers a unique way for you to select your career and employment ready posters with their poster picker Or you can buy direct from the store.
If you are looking for more advice on setting up a job club follow these links for more information
Our prezi guide to the job market and uncovering those hidden jobs.
So you have a video interview scheduled? Are you ready? Don't underestimate the challenge of preparing for this type of encounter with a future employer. Make the mistake of not having all the tech sorted and you could go down in flames. The reality is that employers now are more likely to screen candidates (up 40%) from 6% four years ago. Here are our 10 tips to win at video interviews.
1. Use a Sensible User Name
Sounds obvious but choose well. Need to be professional
2. Set Up Your Location
Private room with good internet connectivity. Not a coffee shop! Make sure the behind the cam view is suitable. Nice poster, planter will do, Think about the image you want to convey. Want to get into marketing? Arrange to have some books on the subject on display behind you. People will take in your surroundings without you knowing,
3. Get Eye Contact
Try and look at the camera not the screen. Reduce the interview window and do your best to move it as close to the camera as possible. Otherwise the interviews thinks you are not looking at them directly.
4. Light from the front
Use a desk lamp or be infront of a window. Make sure your are not in the dark.
5. Webcam Placement
Have the Webcam just below your eye level. If necessary raise up the laptop. No one wants to be looking up your nostrils!
6. Remove Interruptions
Turn off phone, any notifications you have on your device. Notify friends, family or those you share with of your need to be not disturbed.
7. Practice the Tech
Make a call with someone to check sound, lighting, see if it all looks good
8. Have your Documents Ready
Have your resume, particulars of the job and notepad to hand.
9. Dress Formally
It's an interview so dress the part, at least your top half which is on view
10. Use a Headset
If you want to hear better and be heard use a headset as this will cut out ambient noise, cars, dogs barking, cell phones ringing.
Check out our graphic for details of our other tips. For educators you can access this from our store