Chapter 21 – Career Planning – Milady’s Esthetics

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commission
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a method of compensation that is percentage-based and is directly related to the employee’s performance; for example, the employee earns a certain percentage of the amount of product he or she sells.
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deductive reasoning
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the process of reaching logical conclusions by employing logical reasoning.
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franchised salon or spa
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a salon or spa owned by an individual(s) who pays a certain fee to use the company name and is part of a larger organization or chain of salons. The franchise operates according to a specified business plan and set protocols.
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information interview
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a scheduled meeting or conversation whose sole purpose is to gather information.
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job description
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specified list of duties and responsibilities that are required of an employee in the performace of his or her job.
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networking
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a method of increasing contacts and building relationships to further one’s career.
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quota
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a method for gauging the amount of sales and targeting production levels.
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resume
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a summary of education and work experience that highlights relevant accomplishments and achievements.
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role model
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a person whose behavior and success are worthy of emulation.
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salary
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a method of compensation that specifies a certain amount of pay based on either a flat or hourly rate.
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test-wise
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refers to a student who begins to prepare for taking a test by practicing good study habits and time management as part of an effective study program.
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transferable skills
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those abilities, such as sales training or administrative skills, that were mastered at other jobs and can be applied to a new position.
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Being a good student means you are:
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an active studier
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Before your State Board test, it is all right to feel:
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some anxiety
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Deductive reasoning used in testing includes:
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watching for grammatical clues; studying the stem; eliminating answers that you know are wrong
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When interviewing for your first aesthetics position, showcase your best qualities by defining:
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personal skills and qualities that make you a desirable employee
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Identify the treatments commonly performed by an independent skin care clinic or day spa:
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anti-aging facials
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A full-service salon always provides:
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hair, nail and skin care services
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Medical spas operate within:
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hospitals; medical practices; cosmetic surgery offices
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Which answer best describes a resort or spa?
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all-inclusive spa retreats
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What is the focus of a wellness spa?
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maintaining optimal health
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A booth rental establishment involves:
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leasing a room to provide services independently
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A resume should include:
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summary of education; summary of work experience; accomplishments and achievements
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Your resume should:
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use clear, concise language
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It is important to stress your ______ into a resume.
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transferable skills
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A cover letter to a resume should begin with:
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position of interest
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In addition to your resume and cover letter, you may want to prepare a portfolio that includes:
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before-and-after photos relating to skin care or maturity artistry; letters of recognition for community service or volunteer work; award certificates
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Before accepting your first position as an aesthetician, you should:
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find out as much as possible about the salon’s history and philosophy
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To assess whether or not a job is right for you, you should ask yourself:
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What support will I need to ensure my success?; Am I in agreement with the salon or spa’s philosophy?; What is the most important consideration for me in terms of work conditions?
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Franchise salons or spas:
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are owned by individuals but are still part of a larger organization or chain
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It is advisable to visit salons or spas:
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before you graduate
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During an information interview, it is recommended to ask about:
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the duties and responsibilities required by the aestheticians on staff
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You can network by:
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joining professional organizations; attending industry trade shows and educational seminars; requesting an interview with the who’s who of skin care in your area, whether it’s by phone, email or in person
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When interviewing:
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your skin should reflect healthy skin care practices
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Answering these questions during your interview process should be expected:
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What is your approach to customer service?; How do you feel about promoting retail sales?; What are your long-term career goals?
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You can become part of your salon’s goal to have a productive business by:
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keeping a schedule that benefits the salon’s clients
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What is included in an employment guidelines?
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detailed job descriptions highlighting specific duties and responsibilities
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As a skin care professional, you should:
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investigate new products and techniques
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An employee evaluation includes:
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feedback and assessment of retail and service sales; whether or not you are meeting your job requirements; your attitude
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Tips:
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are considered additional income by the IRS
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In salons where tipping is allowed, what is the common gratuity rate?
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15-20%
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In general, how long after you are hired by a salon should you expect your first evaluation?
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three months
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On the day of the interview, it is important that you:
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arrive 10-15 minutes early

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