Career Planning – FOE101

What are three habits of test-wise students?

Answer: Test-wise students have a planned, realistic study schedule. They read content carefully and become active studiers. They keep an organized notebook; develop a vocabulary list; review handouts, past quizzes, and tests; and listen for cues and clues in class.

List the different types of salons, spas, and barbershops that a beauty professional might work in.

Answer: The different types of salons, spas, and barbershops available to beauty professionals are:

  • small independent shops
  • independent chains
  • large national chains
  • franchises
  • basic valued-priced operations
  • mid-priced full-service shops
  • high-end shops or day spas booth rental establishments

What are 10 resume writing guidelines?

  • Always put your complete contact information on your resume.
  • Make it easy to read.
  • Know your audience.
  • Keep it short.
  • Stress accomplishments.
  • Focus on career goals.
  • Emphasize transferable skills.
  • Use action verbs.
  • Make it neat.
  • Include professional references.
  • Be realistic.
  • Always include a cover letter.
  • Note any skills with new technologies.

Employee Contracts

Employers can legally require you to sign contracts as a condition of employment. In the salon, spa, and barbershop business, the most common are non-compete and confidentiality agreements. Owners often invest a great deal in training and don’t want you taking all that education to a competing business across the street once your apprenticeship or initial training is complete.

Non-compete agreements address this issue, prohibiting you from seeking employment within a given time period and geographic area after you leave employment with them. Often, non-compete agreements also forbid employees from gathering and keeping client records, including client phone numbers.

A contract cannot interfere with your right to work; as a result, these contracts must be very specific and are sometimes controversial. If you are presented with any contract, take it home, read it, and make certain you completely understand it. If you do not completely understand any part of it, consult with a labor-law attorney before signing it.

What questions are illegal to be asked when interviewing for a job?

Answer: Questions that are illegal and should never be asked in an interview are:

  • How old are you?
  • What is your medical history?
  • Are you a U.S. citizen?
  • What is your native tongue?