Congratulations High School Senior!
This event is open by special invitation only for a select number of seniors at South Broward, Hollywood Hills, McArthur and Hallandale High Schools
• Are you trying to decide what your next move will be after graduation?
• Do you want answers about how to figure out what you want to be (career options, or pathways that are available to you?
• Do you want more information and guidance on your education/training and preparation options are for selecting a career?
• Do you have questions about choosing a career, starting your own business, or do you need a job now?
• Do you sometimes feel confused, need motivation or encouragement to make your next move?
Education is a crucial pathway to social and economic mobility.
• The 2016-2017 forecast published by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity cites the top occupations and job opportunities in our state to be in careers best entered through vocational education or apprenticeship.
• Employment and opportunities in the construction trades, medical, and technical fields have been in the top 10 occupations for multiple years. This trend is expected to continue in the coming years and there is a shortage of applicants to fill those positions.
• While all of these opportunities are available, too many of you graduate high school without a clear plan for what happens the day after your graduation ceremony.
Steps to making your NEXT MOVE:
Pre-event Activities: The following activities should be completed before the event. Please bring copies with you on the day of the event.
Not sure of your next move – Explore career pathway possibilities by visiting:
Want to learn more about your own personal career aptitude:
You will find online assessment tools and activities to aid you in defining your individual aptitude and interests as well as to learn what you need to do to be prepared for your next move.
Resume Development TIPS:
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What should be included on the resume?
Resumes are as unique as the people who write them, but certain conventions should be followed. Here is a checklist of what to include:
Name and Contact Information-
- Name, address, email, phone number.
- College and Career Choices/goals/ (optional)
- Education information. This includes the name and address of your high school, GPA (if it’s brag-worthy), and class rank (if the student knows it). College courses can also go in this section, if you have taken any.
- Activities. These can be in or out of school—for example, marching band, intramural basketball, or youth group at your church or temple. Especially important are any leadership roles you have taken in these groups.
- Other experience. A part-time job, participation in a walk for cancer awareness, or contribution to a science fair are all pertinent details.
- Accolades. Academic awards or awards in extracurricular competition—state wrestling champion or member of the top-ranking marching band in the region, for example.
- References. Names and phone numbers of teachers, coaches, employers, or internship directors don’t necessarily have to go on the resume, but it’s good to have these people lined up in advance.
- Anything else that makes you shine. A resume is the one chance you will have to tell a recruiters everything they need to know. If something makes you unique and interesting, by all means include it. Fluency in a foreign language or proficiency in advanced computer programs may qualify here.
- A poorly written resume can be worse than no resume at all. It should be proofread (more than once) to ensure correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
- The resume should be in a professional-looking and easy-to-read font, such as Times New Roman or Arial. The formatting should catch the eye of the recipient and bring attention to key items.
- Be honest. When students lie—or even stretch the truth—on their resumes, it can come back to haunt them later, particularly when it comes to things like GPA and test scores. Have an adult/teacher/parent/advisor/mentor read your resume carefully to ensure all of the information is accurate.
What does the perfect resume look like? Click here for samples and templates
Day of the Event: Maximizing the Experience –Saturday, May 21, 2016
* Dress Professionally- Business Attire Required - Dress to impress and be ready to speak to recruiters on site.
Bring 10 copies of your resume or 1 page Profile with you printed on nice paper neatly in a folder
Arrive on time – Event Check-in begins at 8:30 am – Light breakfast & Pre event hype session begins at 9:49 am
Event begins promptly at 10:00 am. There will be no admission to the event after 10am.
Be fully present and participate in all the activities designed especially for you. Dedicate this time to plotting and planning your next move
Learn about training and educational opportunities to enhance your job search.
Complete post event surveys,
Connect with us on social media.
Follow up with the contacts you made, the resources you identified and together lets map out your next move……
Share your journey on the path to discovering your career path and realizing your next move.