I wanted to share this table that I used when I was job searching. Initially I started off and I just was writing information down on a notepad whenever I would contact a company of interest. Then one day my dad said, "You should make some type of table, so that you have everything all in one place." So that is what I did, I created a chart so that I could have all of the companies of interest, this helped me to compare the benefits in order to come to a decision of the job that fit me best. Any headings can be used to go at the top, it just depends on what you are looking for and what is important to you when finding the job that fits you best! Thanks Dad!
SpeechPathology.com created A Checklist of Helpful Tips for Preparing Your Speech-Language Pathology Resume. Retrieved February 13, 2011, from www.speechpathology.com/.../030209_Graduate%20Checklist.pdf
The University of Iowa Educational Placement Office created the Sample Speech Language Pathology Resume below. Retrieved February 13, 2011, from www.education.uiowa.edu/edplace/resume/SpeechPath.pdf
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Career Services created the Sample Speech Language Pathology Resume below. Retrieved February 13, 2011, from www.unl.edu/careers/education/resume/icspeechpath.pdf
Prior to signing a contract for a job, please be familiar with some of the terms and information listed below:
*Non-Compete Agreement: Get familiar with this term because some contracts state that if you leave their company you can not work within a certain radius/geographical location for 2 years or whatever timeframe is stated in the contract. Be sure to research and find out different examples of non-compete clauses so that you do not sign something that you may regret. If there is a non-compete clause in your contract, be sure to ask what the time frame is, if you really want to work for that company, weigh your options!!!!
*No Skimming, Read the Entire Contract: It is really exciting to sign the contract for your first job, but please be sure to read each word in the contract. Find a quiet place with no distractions to read the contract and all of the information that the company provides. Take a day or two to look it over, have your parents read it too or someone you go to for professional advice!
*If Something is Unclear Ask Questions: Be sure you are clear with everything that is in the contract, if something is unclear, ASK!!!! If something that was agreed upon is not included in the contract then ask!
*Instincts Are Key: If your gut instinct is telling you that something is not right, listen to it!
This post is not to take the excitement out of job searching and signing a contract, but it is so that you can be PROACTIVE and really enjoy your CAREER so that you do not have to be worried with points that can be addressed from the beginning!
"Look at the word responsibility—“response-ability”—the ability to choose your response. Highly proactive people recognize that responsibility. They do not blame circumstances, conditions, or conditioning for their behavior. Their behavior is a product of their own conscious choice, based on values, rather than a product of their conditions, based on feeling."
~Stephen R. Covey Quotes from The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People p. 71~
Be sure to check out "A Quick and Easy Guide for Goal Writing" featured on ASHAsphere.
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Books: there are many other books available but, these are the more current books
~An Advanced Review of Speech-Language Pathology , 3rd Edition, by Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin and
M.N. Hegde, 2011.
~Mosby's Review Questions for the Speech-Language Pathology PRAXIS Examination, by Dennis M.Ruscello, PhD and Mosby, 2010.
~How to Prepare for the Praxis Exam in Speech-Language Pathology by Kay T. Payne, 2001.
Websites: some of the websites listed below have e-books available to purchase as well as free sample
tests and free information related to the test.
~Educational Testing Service. Speech-Language Pathology Study Guide (0330) eBook. Retrieved September 14, 2010, from http://store.digitalriver.com/store/ets/en_US/pd/productID.105173200
~Licensure Exams, Inc. SLP Exam. Retrieved September 14, 2010, from http://www.nespaexam.com/index.shtml
~Mometrix Media LLC. Praxis II Speech-Language Pathology Secrets Study Guide. Retrieved September 14, 2010,
~PraxisPrepInfo.com. Praxis II Speech Language Pathology Exam. Retrieved September 14, 2010 from
~Fekula Test Preparation, LLC. Praxis Speech. Retrieved September 14, 2010 from http://www.praxisspeech.com/index.cfm
Free PDF Documents
~ Dolores E. Battle , Ph.D and Barbara Shadden, Ph.D. Everything you Wanted to Know about the Praxis Examination(s) in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Retrieved September 14, 2010 from
~Educational Testing Service. Reducing Test Anxiety: A Guide for Praxis Test Takers. Retrieved September 14, 2010 from http://www.ets.org/Media/Tests/PRAXIS/pdf/01361anxiety.pdf
~Lauren Ero and Loretta Nunez. Helping Students Prepare for the Praxis Exam. Retrieved September 14, 2010 from
~Loretta Nunez, Janet Koehnke & Dolores E. Battle. The Ins and Outs of the Praxis Exam: What You Should Know. Retrieved February 8, 2011 from http://www.utdallas.edu/~lougeay/Praxisinformation.pdf
~Payne, Kay T. Sample Chapters from How to Prepare for the Praxis Exam in Speech-Language Pathology, 2001.
Retrieved February 8, 2011 from
~University of Texas at Dallas. How to Pass the Praxis. Retrieved February 8, 2011 from http://www.utdallas.edu/~lougeay/howtopassthepraxis.pdf
~Praxis SLP Exam. Retrieved February 8, 2011 from http://slppodcasting.com/index.php?cat=PraxisSLPexam
~Every year the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing (NBASLH) is held in a different state
and there is a review course offered to assist in preparation for the Praxis Exam for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists. Their website is http://www.nbaslh.org/praxis.htm
~The University of South Carolina has a Praxis Workshop for Speech Language Pathologists on a DVD, The brochure from this years workshop can be found at http://www.sph.sc.edu/comd/pdf/PRAXIS_Prep.pdf
Google Books provides a free preview of some of the Speech Language Pathology resources for the Praxis.
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