Presentation on theme: "Career building, CV writing and facing the interview board"— Presentation transcript:
1 Career building, CV writing and facing the interview board BUS 251, Taufique Hossain
2 Types of companies in Bangladesh TelecomFMCG & RetailBank & FinancialGarmentsEnergyReal EstateNGOsAdvertising agenciesHR agenciesResearch firmsMedia
3 Things to look for in a job SalaryBonusOther benefitsType of workJob environmentManagement styleCareer growth opportunityStatus
4 Employers approach to employment process Looking for someone inside the organizationRelying on contacts and personal recommendationsHiring an employment agency or search firms
5 Your approach to the employment process Stay abreast of business and financial newsResearching specific companiesNetworkingSeeking career counseling
6 Preparing Résumés Analyzing your purpose & audience Create interest rather than telling every detailsResearch the organization and the type of jobResearch the people who will be viewing your CV.
7 Preparing Résumés Organizing your CV around your strengths Common problemsFrequent job changeGaps in work historyInexperienceOver qualificationLong term employment with one company
8 Composing your résumé Use short crisp phrases Avoid using the word I Use strong action verbs:Accomplished, achieved, assisted, coordinated, established, generated, implemented, initiated, launched, maintained, organized, participated, performed, supervised, transformed, upgraded etc.
9 Composing your résumé AVOID WEAK STATEMENTS USE ACTIVE STATEMENTS THAT SHOW RESULTSResponsible for developing a new filing systemDeveloped a new filing system that reduced paperwork by 50 percentI was in charge of customer complaints and all ordering problemsHandled all customer complaints and resolved all product order discrepanciesI won a trip to Europe for opening the most new customer accounts in my departmentGenerated the highest number of new customer accounts in my departmentMember of special campus task force to resolve student problems with existing cafeteria assignmentsAssisted in implementing new campus dining program that balances student wishes with cafeteria capacity
10 Composing your résuméName & Contact InformationIntroductory StatementCareer objectiveQualification summaryCareer summaryEducationWork experienceSkills & AccomplishmentsActivities and achievements
11 Revising résumé Too long Too short or sketchy Difficult to read Wordy AmateurishPoorly producedSpelling and grammar errorBoastfulToo genericGimmicky
12 Cover LetterWhen applying for a job a cover letter should be sent or posted with your resume.Your cover letter should be specific to the position you are applying for, relating your skills and experience to those noted in the job posting. Your cover letter is your first (and best) chance to make a good impression!
13 Interview Preemployment testing Learning about the organization Thinking ahead about the questionsPlanning for the employer’s questionPlanning questions of your own
14 Be ready for warm-up stage Stay on your toes; even initial small talk is part of the interviewing process.Greet the interviewer with a smile and direct eye contact.Offer a firm (not crushing) handshake if the interviewer extends a hand.Take a seat only after the interviewer invites you to sit or has taken his or her own seat.Listen for clues about what the interviewer is trying to get you to reveal about you and your qualifications
15 Understand the question and answer stage Let the interviewer lead the conversation.Never answer a question before the interviewer finishes asking it.Listen carefully to the interviewer and watch for nonverbal signals.Don’t limit yourself to simple yes-or-no answers; expand on the answer to show your knowledge of the company (but don’t ramble on).Often you have the opportunity, ask questions from the list you’ve prepared; remember that interviewers expect you to ask questions.
16 Close on a strong note.Watch and listen for signs that the interview is about to end.Quickly evaluate how well you’ve done and correct any misperceptions the interviewer might have.Don’t bring up salary but be prepared to discuss it if the interviewer raises the subject.End with a warm smile and a handshake and thank the interviewer for meeting with you.