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Career connections final exam
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What does NCRC stand for?
National Career Readiness Certificate
What would you use NCRC for?
This is used to show employers that you have academic ability to a certain level. you can show this to employers during a job interview.
what is job shadowing?
one day experiance where you observe a job you are interested in
What can you learn from job shadowing?
if you find out the job isnt for you, reconsider your talents, interests, passions, and research other careers that might be a better match.
What should you take into consideration when deciding on a Career or job?
your strengths, weaknesses, talents, and passions. Knowing your limits helps you avoid the career path that is
wrong for you.
How should you prepare for job shadowing?
You should research the position and the company where you plan to job shadow.
What do you need to know for job shadowing?
The company rules, schedule, and procedures before going in.
What are mentors?
People who are experts or successful in their field.
Why is communication with your mentor important?
You should spend time together, have continuous communication,
and a plan. They are interested in helping and want to share their wisdom and career with you.
What are career clusters?
A broad group of industries and occupations (16 total).
Know how a job might fall into each cluster.
Each cluster is broken down into career pathways.
What are career pathways?
The various directions you can take within a Career Cluster (80+). For example, the Health Services Career Cluster has 5
What is an Interest Profiler?
A tool to help you find occupations that fit your interests and skills.
What is O*Net Online? How is it useful?
It is a site for researching information on occupations.
What is a skill?
Something that you develop; can always improve.
How do skills differ from ability?
An ability is something that you are born with or happen to be good
at. Effective communication is a skill. Being able to communicate is ability.
What are the ways you can apply for a job?
Online-done at a hiring kiosk directly at a company or added to a database for many employers; allows companies the
ability to screen applicants.
what is the proper procedures & etiquette when you apply for a job.
Use key words or application might not be pulled. If you are going into a business, you
should still be dressed appropriately-Business Casual; okay to follow up via email.Paper-be ready to interview on the spot; get an extra copy in case you make a mistake
How long should you wait to follow up on a job application? How long should you wait to turn in a job
What is the first step to completing a job application?
(Same as Job Shadowing) Research the company and the position.
What are the types of information you provide on a job application?
Personal information (Demographics), Job history, Education, Special skills, Training; you should always provide
complete & truthful information. If information will paint a negative image, do not lie about it but leave it off of the job
application until your interview when you can bring it up for discussion. Do not provide a social security number until
they are ready to hire you (background check, employment tax paperwork) without good cause.
What is nepotism?
Giving favor to someone you are related to/have personal connections to.
Why do many companies ask about nepotism?
Many companies have a policy not to hire
relatives in the same building, position, etc. Aunt works at Wal-Mart...might have trouble getting a job there.
What is work ethic? Review examples of good and bad work ethic.
Doing what is right.
Personal vs. Professional Reference.
Professional reference is someone who can say something about your character in a professional arena-school, work.
What are transferrable skills?
Skills that can move from job to job/place to place. Time management, organization, work ethic
What is networking?
Making connections with people. The more connections you have, the more people there are to help you with your
What are self-management skills?
Personal traits. Being dependable, energetic, and compassionate are examples of these skills.
What is the work environment?
All of the components that go into the space around you. Atmosphere, clothing, work space are all examples.
Why are extracurricular activities important?
They show people how you spend your free time. Are you doing something productive that will help you grow as a
person; develop skills
What are college majors?
A set of classes that are required by a university to earn a degree in a particular field.
What are noncompetitive, semi competitive and highly competitive colleges? *
The difficulty of getting into certain schools. Indicated by acceptance rate-Typically in highly competitive colleges, a lot
of people apply but few get in (<20%).
What are apprenticeship programs and what are the benefits?
A combination of on-the-job training and related instruction while earning money.
What is a weighted GPA?
Your calculated grade point average taking into account the level of difficulty of each of your classes. Colleges may also
recalculate your GPA using their specific guidelines.
What are SMART goals?
Specific, measurable, achievable, results-focused, and time-bound
What is a 5 th year plan?
What you have in place at graduation for the next year.
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