What advice about finding employment have you heard or read about that you think others may want to know?

Dear writer, the Assignment has 2 parts:

****Part #1 (one page)
Discussion Assignment
1. For your discussion assignment this time, share with the other members
of the class any interesting facts or other information you have uncovered
thus far from your research. Keep in mind that many other students in this
class may share the same professional interests as you.
2. What advice about finding employment have you heard or read about that
you think others may want to know?
3. How do you think social media could help you find a job?
Social Link
(http://mashable.com/2009/02/24/top-10-social-sites-for-finding-a-job/)
Media Link (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6522523)
4. Which keywords will your audience be looking for in your resume?
5. Has this research process changed your opinion or perception of your
future career?

Part#2
research report (approx. 600-700 words) with 2-3 Web references, in APA
format:
Some items to look for and include in your final research report are listed below. Select some or all of the sites below to begin your search and to find information about your field–information related to your present or future occupation. This list is by no means exhaustive, and you will have to use other search devices to find additional information as well. Create this report as a memo report use appropriate headings and format techniques throughout. Pay close attention to citing and documenting your sources.

Some of the points to include in your research report:

Describe the current state of your field(mechanical engineering) , what is the job market like in the next few years, how is the field changing, what are ways of increasing one’s employment opportunities in the field, etc.

Find out what professional associations you might join that are connected with your field

Research how technology is changing your field. What are some technological developments that you need to be aware of in coming years? What additional training might you need?

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