XIII Seeking Employment and On The Job

TEA Units of Study: TEKS "Knowledge and skills" subsections covered:

A. Steps involved in preparing for employment B. Different types of salon businesses C. Writing an achievement oriented resume and preparing an employment portfolio D. How to explore the job market and research potential employers E. Preparation for completing an effective employment interview F. Qualities that help a new employee succeed in a service position G. Habits of a good salon team player H. Three different ways in which salon professionals are compensated I. Creating a personal budget J. Principles of selling products and services in the salon K. Effective ways to build a client base L. Function of a job description

  • (1) The student consolidates the employability characteristics of a successful worker in the workplace.
    • (A) evaluate leadership skills within a community setting to maintain positive relationships that enhance personal care business opportunities
    • (B) estimate cost-effective resources to assist with planning the delivery of services
    • (C) review technical knowledge and skills required to be successful in careers in the human services area
    • (D) assess time-management principles and techniques to achieve objectives and effectively serve clients
    • (E) create and maintain records, including electronic records, of client services using safeguarding procedures to store and retrieve personal care client information
    • (F) integrate logical reasoning in a variety of ethical workplace situations in order to make sound decisions
    • (G) assess written organizational policies and procedures to help employees perform their jobs according to employer rules and expectations
  • (2) The student consolidates academic skills to satisfy the requirements of cosmetology.
    • (D) critique marketing principles when selecting and using media to attract and retain clientele
  • (3) The student implements rules and regulations established by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
    • (A) apply and defend emergency policies and procedures regarding health and safety
    • (B) evaluate risks, including potentially hazardous situations, to maintain a clean record of safety when providing personal care services
    • (C) perform and complete all practical requirements as required by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation or the governing body


  • Milady’s Standard: Cosmetology, Cengage Learning, Inc./Delmar Learning, 2004 – Chapters 25, 26, 30, 31, 32

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