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Topic: Job Search Resources  

Life Work

 Standard 4.  Studies or pursues specific job interests
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Knows strategies used to develop liaisons with community and professional organizations (e.g., internships, volunteer work membership in organizations, career development centers, alumni)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows strategies used to develop liaisons with community organizations
     2.Knows strategies used to develop liaisons with professional organizations
     3.Knows that liaisons with community and professional organizations can be developed through internships
     4.Knows that liaisons with community and professional organizations can be developed through volunteer work
     5.Knows that liaisons with community and professional organizations can be developed through membership in organizations
     6.Knows that liaisons with community and professional organizations can be used to develop through relationships with alumni
   Benchmark 5.Prepares documents related to job-seeking (e.g., created a letter of inquiry or application; fills out a job application)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Prepares letter of inquiry or application
     2.Fills out job application
   Benchmark 8.Uses multiple resources to obtain information about prospective jobs (e.g., classified, word of mouth, free services provided by state, private employment agencies)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses classified ads to obtain information about prospective jobs
     2.Uses word of mouth to obtain information about prospective jobs
     3.Uses free services provided by the state to obtain information about prospective jobs
     4.Uses private employment agencies to obtain information about prospective jobs
 Standard 5.  Makes general preparation for entering the work force
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Understands how demographic, geographic, and technological trends affect education, training programs, and work opportunities
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how demographic trends affect education
     2.Understands how demographic trends affect training programs
     3.Understands how demographic trends affect work opportunities
     4.Understands how geographic trends affect education
     5.Understands how geographic trends affect training programs
     6.Understands how geographic trends affect work opportunities
     7.Understands how technological trends affect education
     8.Understands how technological trends affect training programs
     9.Understands how technological trends affect work opportunities
   Benchmark 15.Uses a variety of resources to explore career options (e.g., occupation classification systems, labor market information, mass media, internet, magazines, books)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses occupation classification systems to explore career options
     2.Uses labor market information to explore career options
     3.Uses mass media to explore career options
     4.Uses the internet to explore career options
     5.Uses magazines to explore career options
     6.Uses books to explore career options