Career Opportunities Program (COPS)

Career Opportunities Program (COPS)


2016-2017 DALLASTOWN COPS PROGRAM OVERVIEW

LEARNING ABOUT YOU: You can’t begin to know what you want to be when you grow up until you know who you are!

- Personality Assessments….are they helpful?

- What do you want out of a career?

RESEARCHING CAREERS- What types of positions are currently available in this field? What are the average working conditions and expectations? Will this career be in demand five years from now? Research is critical as you begin exploring different career paths.

JOB APPLICATION/RESUME

Job Application:

-Gathering Your Personal Information

- Obtaining References

- Completing a Job Application

Developing Your Resume:

-Why you need a Resume

- Resume Formats – Choosing the right one

Including the Right Information:

-Contact Information

-Objectives, Summaries or Professional Profiles

-Employment History

-References

-Cover Letter

USING YOUR RESUME ONLINE

JOB SEARCH:

-Job hunting with Social Media

-Networking

INTERVIEWING:

-Types of Interviews

-What to prepare before an interview

-What to do during an interview and following up afterwards

NEW HIRE PAPERWORK/WORKPLACE BASICS

-What you need to bring on your first day

-I-9, W-4, Act 32, direct deposit

-Understanding your pay, benefits, and paycheck

- Employee Handbook

JOB SUCCESS – Increase your job success, Time management, Setting Goals, Business Etiquette, Avoid five common work-related pitfalls

WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION – Common Workplace Communication, Building an effective business presentation, Listening skills, Coping with stress and anger, and Resolving workplace conflict.

Please click on the link to view the COPS Program schedule:

COPS Schedule 2016-2017

Schedule


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