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Career Explorations Chapter 4
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A person who organizes and then runs a business.
The expenses involved in going into business. Ex: renting/buying space, buying equipment, office supplies, and insurance.
A contract to use something for a specified period of time.
The loyalty of existing customers.
The potential for future sales.
The legal right to sell a company's goods and services in a particular area.
The business is completely owned by one person.
A legal arrangement in which two or more people share ownership.
A business chartered by a state that legally operates apart from the owner(s).
The costs of doing business, such as the costs of manufacturing and selling the product.
A summary of a business's income and expenses during a specific period, such as a month, quarter, or a year.
The income from sales.
The difference between the cost of goods and their selling price.
The amount left after operating expenses are subtracted from the gross profit.
Information about a job that is available. It can be a tip, an ad, or information from organizations.
Communicating with people you know or meet to share information and advice about jobs.
A list of people you know who might be helpful in your job search.
A recommendation from a contact who is part of your network.
Programs that bring schools and local businesses together to give students the opportunity to get valuable training and work experience.
Call to a specific person or to get specific job information such as a call to follow up a referral or job lead.
Call to a prospective employer with whom you have had no prior contact.
A temporary job that becomes a permanent job after a period of evaluation by the potential employer.
Social Security Number
A unique nine digit number issued by the federal government that is required for all workers.
A document that shows you are allowed to work in the United States.
The form of English you are taught in school.
A form that asks questions about a job applicant's skills, work experience, education, and interests.
Personal Fact Sheet
List of all the information about yourself that you will need for a job application form.
People who will recommend you to an employer.
A brief summary of a job applicants personal information, education, skills, work experience, activities, and interests.
Presents your experience in reverse time order.
Is organized around skills or strengths, such as attention to detail or interpersonal skills.
A brief letter that introduces you to the employer and explains why you are sending your resume.
Things that can be used for help and support.
Involves comparing and contrasting sets of data to rank them and determine the best choice.
Personal Career Portfolio
A chart in which you compare what you have learned about yourself and what you have learned about a particular career possibility.
Individual Career Plan
Planning a course of action for your career.
Computer-based training that uses interactive technologies, such as computers, CD's, and digital television.
On-site instruction in how to perform a particular job
Someone who learns how to do a job through hands-on experience under the guidance of a skilled worker
A school that offers a variety of skills-oriented programs, such as courses in automotive or computer technology
A privately run institution that trains students for a particular profession.
Formal courses of study designed for adult students
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