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!
-LiveCareer.com created Resume Examples: Speech Language Pathologist. Retrieved November 28, 2014, from http://www.livecareer.com/resume-examples/medical/speech-language-pathologist#.VHjITjHF-YU
-Kimberlymcsorley.myefolio.com created a Resume. Retrieved November 28, 2014, from http://kimberlymcsorley.myefolio.com/resume
-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.
ASHAsphere is the official blog of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association that provides up to date information and opinions related to Audiology and Speech Language Pathology .
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.
~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, from http://www.mo-media.com/praxisii/speech-language-pathology.htm
~PraxisPrepInfo.com. Praxis II Speech Language Pathology Exam. Retrieved September 14, 2010 from
~American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Praxis Preparation. Retrieved July 22, 2015, from http://www.asha.org/certification/praxis/preparation/
~Speechy Musings. The Praxis: What you Need to Know. Retrieved July 22, 2015, from
~Pinterest: Speechie Freebie. SLP Praxis Information Resources. Retrieved July 22, 2015, from
~PraacticalAAC. Praxis Resources. Retrieved July 22, 2015, from
~The Speech Mentor. Erasing Test Anxiety: An SLP student's tale. Retrieved July 22, 2015, from
~The Speech Mentor. Praxis and Comprehensive Exam Study Tips. Retrieved July 22, 2015, from
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
~Payne, Kay T. Sample Chapters from How to Prepare for the Praxis Exam in Speech-Language Pathology, 2001. Retrieved February 8, 2011 from
~Praxis SLP Exam. Retrieved February 8, 2011 from http://slppodcasting.com/index.php?cat=PraxisSLPexam
~National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing (NBASLH) provides an intensive review for the Praxis Examination for Speech Language Pathology every year at the NBASLH Convention http://www.nbaslh.org/praxs/praxis-main.html
an Intensive Review for the Praxis Examination For Speech-Language Pathology
~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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