HRD - Workplace skills
Cover Letter to Correct
Your instructions are to select the cover letter below, R. click copy. Then go into MS Word and R. click paste. Correct the spelling and grammar mistakes in the cover letter to make it more professional.
THEODORE JONES, JUNIOR
100 BOXWOOD DR SW
NEWTON N CAROLINA
Smith Glove co
9 Finger Dr
Hickry, nc 28601
I,m very intrested in yor job I saw in the Hickry paper. I havn’t worked in a glove plant before, but I,ve made socks. Seems like similar work.
I workes as a MACHINE OPERATOR w/ Hickry Sox for 20 yers til the plant closed. I had to trane the new workers and even got a perfect attendance CERTIFICAT The last 3 years Is there.
I’m taking a class now on computers. The class will finish in a week. Call me at 322-6789, and I can only work Mon-Thur because I have to enjoy my social life on the weekins.
Type QUOTES, center on the page.
Click Insert, Pictures, Word Art. Select your Word Art option, click OK.
Click Insert, Picture, Clip Art. In box on right, type word for your picture. ie: flower. Click the picture you like. It will appear where your cursor is. You can adjust the picture your Drawing Toolbar.
For a border on your QUOTES page: select Format, Borders and Shading. Page Border, Box. Choose your Border from Styles or Art. Click OK.
Look at QUOTES page on Print Preview. Make any necessary changes to balance it on the page.
Ask instructor if you may print your QUOTES page on colored paper.
Congratulations! Show it off to your classmates and friends. Put it on your fridge to inspire your family.
10 Keys to Success
1. Acknowledge the Positive Past 2. Positive Self-Talk 3. Acknowledge and Affirm Your Strengths 4. Clarify Your Vision and Your Values 5. Plan Your future 6. Visualize and Affirm Your Success 7. Act to Create It 8. Respond to Feedback 9. Persevere 10. Reap the Rewards
In MS Word Click File, Page Set Up: Set Top, Bottom, Left and Right Margins to .5
Click column button and set at 2 columns. Type the "10 Keys to Success." Select the "10 Keys", right click Copy.
Click below the "10 Keys", right click Paste. They should appear again, without having to re-type them.
Hit Enter until cursor is in 2nd column. Click Paste again. Click Paste again.
You should now see 4 pocket size "10 Keys" that you can cut apart.
Keep one for yourself and give the other 3 to friends to help them to achieve SUCCESS.
Create a Pamphlet
Pretend you are creating a pamphlet for your job. You need to create the document in Word. You should set it on landscaping with 3 columns. Your title: New Employee Orientation for 21st Company, Inc. You should have a time, location, room #. Include the following activities with times: Introduction, Icebreaker, Benefits, Lunch, Rules/Expectations, Uniforms, Bowling and Softball Leagues. You can make up times for activities. For lunch, create a menu with a checklist for choices of drink, meat, 2 vegetables, and 1 dessert. You can use word art, a border, and clip art if you like. After you print, fold the pamphlet into 3 parts.
This exercise will help with Excel, critical thinking, problem solving, budgeting, and interpersonal skills.
Working with a partner, create a spreadsheet on Excel entitled Computer Lab Schedule for Week of 1/7/08 for a computer lab which is open Mon - Fri 8 AM - 8 PM.
Your employees are Bob, Arial, Leah, Jason, Angelica, and Tony
Alphabetize their names
Remember to do File, Page Set Up, Page: Landscape and Fit to 1. Margins: .5 top,bottom, left, right, 0 footer, Center on Page: Horozontally and Vertically. Sheet: Check Gridlines, Click OK
Bob cannot work evenings.
Arial cannot work Wed.
Leah cannot work mornings.
Jason cannot work Mon.
Angelica and Tony can only work 20 hrs/wk
After you create the week's schedule, answer the following questions.
1. What were some problems you encountered?
2. Did you need more information?
3. Is the lab covered at all times?
4. If each person made $8.00/ hour and your weekly budget was $1,500.00, would you have to make adjustments?
5. Would you like to be a manager making out a schedule?
Practice for Excel Formulas
Go to this website and complete the exercises for doing the formulas in Excel.
Business CardsCreate Business Cards by going to google.com and entering "free business card template". Once you have created your card, right click in your card and copy. Minimize this sheet and pull up MS Word and paste your card on a new document. You should create two columns, with 4-5 cards in each column (8-10 cards per sheet). Ask instructor to see an example.
Your assignment is to email the following speakers, thanking them for their service to our class. You can SELECT an email address below, COPY, minimize this screen, pull up your email account and PASTE it in the TO: box. Remember to use proper email etiquette. When you are finished, I will look at your sent box in your email to make sure this assignment is complete.
Read the following examples, and role play different responses/actions of how you would handle the situation. You can write down your responses/actions or present them to the class.
1. Your manager promised you a .50/hr. raise after 4 months. You have now worked there for 5 months and have not received a raise. What will you say to the manger?
2. Your Math teacher gave you a 60 on your math test. After reviewing it, you see your score should be 80, not 60. What will you do?
3. Your power bill of $137.00 is due this Friday and you will not have the money. You get paid bi-monthly; this Friday is payday. After you pay for daycare ($200.00) and buy groceries, you will have $100.00 left over. It will be 2 more weeks before you get paid. What will you do?
Write a Letter
Write a letter, to the next students, advising them on how to be successful in this class.
Research on the internet and write "Robert's Rules of Order". Then write tips for conducting a successful meeting. You may ask instructor for pamphlets on this subject.
OPTION A: Answer the following questions by drawing your answers. NO WORDS. Ask your instructor for posterboard and art supplies.
1. Where did you grow up?
2. Who/what is most important to you?
3. What concerns or worries you?
4. What are your plans...goals?
5. What have you learned in this class?
OPTION B: Same as above, but find clip art in MS Word or images from the Internet and compose a paper (copying and pasting) with answers for the above 5 questons. Again NO WORDS can be used.
Class Assignment Portfolio
You are to create a Portfolio of your class assignments. You will need a Title page and Table of Contents. You can use any font and add a border and clip art to these pages if you like. Be creative. Then find the assignments and place them in order behind your Title and Table of Contents pages. Ask your instructor for a report cover to insert your portfolio into. Congratulations! Class is almost over.
Example of Title Page:
Catawba Valley Community College
Instructor: K. Middleton
Jane B. Smith
Example of Table of Contents Page:
Table of Contents
10 Steps to Build Self Esteem
Short and Long Term Goals
John Holland SDS
"Who I Am" Essay
Interview Questions / Answers
Thank You Letter
To create a Job Portfolio, you may consider including some or all of the following.
- Career Summary and Goals: A description of what you stand for (such as work ethic, organizational interests, management philosophy, etc.) and where you see yourself in two to five years.
- Professional Philosophy/Mission Statement: A short description of the guiding principles that drive you and give you purpose.
- Traditional Resume: A summary of your education, achievements, and work experience, using a chronological or functional format.
- Scannable/Text-Based Resume: A text-only version of your resume should also be included.
- Skills, Abilities and Marketable Qualities: A detailed examination of your skills and experience. This section should include the name of the skill area; the performance or behavior, knowledge, or personal traits that contribute to your success in that skill area; your background and specific experiences that demonstrate your application of the skill.
- List of Accomplishments: A detailed listing that highlights the major accomplishments in your career to date. Accomplishments are one of the most important elements of any good job-search.
- Samples of Your Work: A sampling of your best work, including reports, papers, studies, brochures, projects, presentations, etc. Besides print samples, you can also include CD-ROMs, videos, and other multimedia formats.
- Research, Publications, Reports: A way to showcase multiple skills, including your written communications abilities. Include any published papers and conference proceedings.
- Testimonials and Letters of Recommendations: A collection of any kudos you have received -– from customers, clients, colleagues, past employers, professors, etc. Some experts even suggest including copies of favorable employer evaluations and reviews.
- Awards and Honors: A collection of any certificates of awards, honors, and scholarships.
- Conference and Workshops: A list of conferences, seminars, and workshops you've participated in and/or attended.
- Transcripts, Degrees, Licenses, and Certifications: A description of relevant courses, degrees, licenses, and certifications.
- Professional Development Activities: A listing of professional associations and conferences attended -- and any other professional development activities.
- Military records, awards, and badges: A listing of your military service, if applicable.
- Volunteering/Community Service: A description of any community service activities, volunteer or pro bono work you have completed, especially as it relates to your career.
- References List: A list of three to five people (including full names, titles, addresses, and phone/email) who are willing to speak about your strengths, abilities, and experience. At least one reference should be a former manager.
And remember . . . once you've created your job search portfolio, be sure to take it with you to all interviews and use it as a tool to getting job offers.