Helping kids prepare for the world of work
Episode Summary: Career coach Carol Smith talks about helping students prepare to enter the work world. A primary concern for high school students who often feel unprepared for the requirements of getting a job, Smith offers practical tips and strategies to help young people identify and market their skills and attributes. Topics include expectations (employers and applicants), keeping track of successes, getting references, successful interviewing, completing a job application, writing thank you notes, managing social media, the importance of dependability, and where to leave your phone during a job interview. Right-click on this link to download a copy of this mp3 file to your hard drive, or click on the bar below to listen.
Program Notes: Click here for a PDF handout with information and a list of resources related to this topic, including an article by Carol Smith, “Employment is not an Entitlement,” from her Welcome blog.
Carol Smith is a job and career transition coach and the president of Employment Readiness Solutions in Waukesha, WI. She has worked with displaced adults, career changers, youth looking for first job, and youth and adults exploring education options in both the workforce development system and in her private practice. Carol particularly likes helping people who feel stuck in a job or stuck in an endless job search loop.
This program was recorded on March 27, 2012. The content is also available on the Energize Students Web site.
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