The quality of being able to perform a mental or physical task.
A document used by employers that asks for information related to employment. It gives the employer standard information about each job applicant.
An interview that evaluates an applicant's on-the-job potential. Questions typically begin with describe or tell me about.
A goal for work that is fulfilled through an occupation or series of occupations.
The process of studying careers, assessing yourself in terms of careers, and making decisions about a future career.
Tangible evidence of your ability and skills.
A letter expressing your interest in a specific job.
Compensation in forms other than direct payment such as vacation time, insurance coverage, and retirement programs.
A two-way conversation in which the interviewer learns about you and you learn about the job and the company.
An interview in which your employer asks questions about your work upon your leaving the company.
A resume in which experiences are listed in order of work history.
A planned discussion with a worker who is willing to help you find out about the work that a person does, the preparation needed for that career, and the person's feelings about the career.
Activities that give you satisfaction and that can provide a basis for your employment goals and possible career paths.
Work experience in organizations while learning about a career field.
A person who spends time with a worker for a day or a week to learn about that person's occupation.
Unemployment that occurs when jobs are available in one place but go unfilled because those who are qualified to fill those jobs live elsewhere and are not willing to relocate.
An experienced employee who serves as counselor to a person with less experience.
The willingness and ability of a person to move to where jobs are located.
The process of talking to other people about their jobs.
A task or series of tasks that is performed to provide a good or service.
personal data sheet
A summary of your important job-related information.
A resume in which your abilities and experiences related to the job for which you are applying are highlighted.
People who can give a report about your character, education, and work habits. These individuals may be teachers, previous employers, supervisors, or coworkers.
A tool that provides information about you to a potential employer.
A natural, inborn aptitude to do certain things.
targeted application letter
A letter that provides a quick summary of your ability to meet the needs of an organization. It usually includes a list of major skills and competencies.
tentative career decision
A decision that is subject to change as new information is received.
Things that are important to you.