2 DISCUSSIONS DUE IN 24 HOURS
Resume Peer Review
For this discussion forum, you will create a resume and apply for a job from the Multigenerational Center’s job board in the Multigenerational Center Job Board (Links to an external site.) interactive. Look at the jobs in your program and pay attention to the skills and requirements. Consider the required qualifications as well as the job description before you choose the position that most closely aligns with your field of study.
Your first step in applying for this position is submitting a resume to the Multigenerational Center’s director. Creating a strong resume is a crucial component in any successful job search. Your resume serves as your personal marketing document and your first impression to prospective employers. To create a strong resume, you must first identify the message you want the reader to receive and determine the skills and qualifications you would like to highlight on your resume. In this case, you should highlight your skills that are applicable to the job at the Multigenerational Center. For this discussion, you will explore the components of a strong resume, reflect on your own career goals, and assess what action steps you can take to make your resume stronger.
To prepare for your discussion, watch the pre-recorded Career Jump Start Series Part 1: Developing a Professional Cover Letter and Resume (Links to an external site.) webinar to help prepare you for creating or updating your resume. Then, complete the University of Arizona Global Campus Multigenerational Center Activity (Links to an external site.) interactive.
Use the resume resources in Career Resources at the University of Arizona Global Campus (Links to an external site.) website to develop an initial resume, so you can target the resume to the specific job at the Multigenerational Center. Review the Compare and Contrast Resumes Markup download document from Career Services when creating your resume.
In your initial post, create your resume using the Week 1 Discussion Resume Template download. Post your resume in the in the Discussion Forum, with your response to the following points:
· Name your program of study.
· State the title of the position for which you are applying.
· In one to two sentences, explain how your field of study has prepared you for this position.
· Share one item (example: a connection you made while volunteering) that does not really fit on your resume but will work in your Cover Letter.
(PROGRAM OF STUDY – EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION, POSITION APPLYING (SOMETHING WITHIN EARLY CHILDHOO EDUCATION FIELD), I CURRENTLY WORK AT A DAYCARE AT A BIG CHURCH)
An elevator speech is an excellent way to convey your skills while networking and seeking employment. Typically, an elevator speech is a one-minute summary of who you are, why you are qualified, and what you have to offer the organization or industry. A brief sales pitch will ensure that you are prepared to discuss your career goals whenever the opportunity presents itself. Some examples of where you could use your elevator speech are at a networking event, during a job interview, or in a social setting. For this assignment, imagine that you are attending a networking event with your peers from your class. Remember that many of your peers are not in the same program you are, so you will need to be thorough yet concise.
To prepare for this discussion:
· Review the How to Craft and Elevator Pitch (Links to an external site.) resource.
· Script out a one-minute sales pitch that is tailored toward your chosen career path from the University of Arizona Global Campus Multigenerational Job Board interactive.
· Record your elevator speech. To do this, you will use a platform called Screencast-o-matic (Links to an external site.). You may want to watch the tutorials before you get started. Here are tutorials for Recorder Intros (Links to an external site.) and Save as a Video File (Links to an external site.) for tips on how to save your recording. Canvas will accept recordings saved as .mp4 format.
· You can alternately record your video directly in the Canvas discussion forum’s Rich Content Editor. Review the How do I record media using the Rich Content Editor as a student? (Links to an external site.) guide for more details.
In your initial post:
· Share your video.
o If you record your video directly in the discussion forum window, you will have limited editing capabilities, but you won’t need to upload it.
o If you need to upload your video, refer to the How do I upload and embed a media file from my computer in the Rich Content Editor as a student? (Links to an external site.) guide for details.
Here is an example of what an elevator speech might look like:
Sample Elevator Speech
Hi, my name is John, and I am a student at the University of Arizona Global Campus completing my bachelor’s degree in education studies. For the past five years, I have worked as an instructional aide at ABC Elementary, where I was able to work with many different grades and subjects. My principal then gave me the chance to work with the third-grade team, and I am enjoying the curriculum and the students. Because of this experience, I now know that technology and differentiation are essential parts of K-6 education, and I am looking for a school where I can support that vision as a classroom teacher.