2 Building Toward A Career Understanding Today’s Changing WorkplaceGlobalizationTechnologyInformationTeam-based organizationCost-cutting initiativesFlexible employmentIncreasing entrepreneurismHiring Practices AffectedEmployersTemporary workersOutsourceEmployeeMoving co’ to co’Balance quality of lifeSelf employment
3 Do You Have What Employers Are Looking For? What Do You Have To Offer:Functional SkillsList down 10 achievementsIdentify related specific skillsEducation And ExperienceIn-SchoolExtracurricular activitiesPersonality TraitsList down 4 or 5 most important qualitiesAsk if needed
4 What Do You Want To Do? What would you enjoy doing everyday? What specific compensation do you expect?What size company would?Type of operationsLocationCorporate Culture
5 “keep on learning so you will keep on growing” Chances of getting a job are increased by career building effortsCareer building efforts don’t stop after you are hired
6 Approach To The Employment Process Learn About The OrganizationLook For Job OpeningRespond To Job Opening network!
7 Preparing Resume / CV educational employment background Resume is a structured written summary of youreducationalemployment backgroundand shows your qualifications for a jobPurpose to get to an interviewto create interest
8 Fallacies & Facts Fallacy Fact The purpose of a resume is to list all your skills and abilities.A good resume will get you the job you want.Your resume will be read carefully and thoroughly by an interested employer.The more good information you present about yourself in your resume, the better.If you want a really good resume, have it prepared by a resume service.FactThe purpose of a resume is to kindle employer interest and generate an interviewAll a resume can do is get you in the doorYour resume probably has less than 45 seconds to make an impressionToo much information on a resume may actually kill the reader’s appetite to know morePrepare your own resume – unless the position is especially high-level or specialized. Even then, you should check carefully before using a service
9 3-Step Making CV Planning________ Writing__________ Completing_____ AnalyzeStudy your purpose and your audience to tailor your message for maximum effectInvestigateGather relevant information about you and more about the employerAdaptHighlight those skills and qualifications that match each employerPlanning________OrganizeChoose the most appropriate resume formatComposeMake your letter friendly, businesslike, and slightly more formal than usual. For resumes, use action verbs and make your style direct, brief and crispWriting__________ReviseEvaluate content, revising for both clarity and concisenessProduceEnsure a clean, sharp look whether your message is printed, or onlineProofreadLook carefully for errors in spelling and mechanics that can detract from your professionalismCompleting_____
10 Planning Investigate Pertinent Information Dates, duties, accomplishments of any prefvious jobsEducational experiences, i.e.:Formal degrees, skill certificates, academic awards, scholarshipsPersonal endeavor:Membership in associationClub or professional organizationPresentations to community group
11 Be sure to adapt a “you” attitude PlanningAdapt To Your AudienceBe sure to adapt a “you” attitudeWhat key qualifications will be looking forWhich of these qualifications are greatest strengthsWhat quality would set you apart from other candidates
12 Writing Convey 7 Qualities: Think in terms of results Know how to set things doneAre well roundedShow signs of progressHave personal standards of excellenceAre flexible and willing to try new thingsPossess strong communication skills
13 Writing Emphasize that has a bearing on your career objectives Minimize/exclude irrelevant or counter productiveBUT don’t distort the facts!
14 Writing Common Problems Frequent job changes Gaps in work history GroupingGaps in work historyExperience and education backgroundInexperienceDo related volunteer workRelevant course work and internshipsOffer “willing to…” attitudesOverqualificationLong term employment in one companyJob termination for causeCriminal record
15 Writing CV Format - Chronological Work experience dominatesList of your jobs sequentiallyDescribe responsibilities & accomplishmentsJust GraduatesPut your educational qualifications focus on academic credentialsAdvantages:Employers are familiarHighlight growth and career progressionHighlight employment continuity and stabilityExample: Roberto Cortez
16 Writing CV Format - Functional Emphasizes:List of skills and accomplishmentsUseful for people who are:Just entering the job marketRedirect their careersAdvantages:Can easily see what are your skills/competenciesCan emphasize earlier job experienceCan emphasize any lack of career progress or lengthy unemploymentDisadvantage:Suspicuous, ‘hide something’Example: Glenda Jones
17 Writing CV Format - Combination Not commonly usedDisadvantage:Tend to be longerCan be repetitiousExample: Erica Vorkamp
18 Tips to ImpressLeave out the “I” use strong action verbs
19 Example weak statements vs active statements that show results Responsible for developing a new filing systemI was in charge of customer complains and all ordering problemsWon a trip to Europe for opening the most new customer accounts in my departmentMember of special campus task force to resolve student problems with existing cafeteria assignmentsActive StatementsDeveloped a new filing system that reduced paperwork by 50 percentHandled all customer complaints and resolved all product order discrepanciesGenerated the highest number of new customer accounts in my departmentAssisted in implementing new campus dining program allowing students to eat ant any college dorm
20 Traditional Name and Address Career objective or summary of qualificationEducationName, location, term of enrollmentMajor field of studySignificant skills & abilities in courseDegree/certificatesUncomplete yet expected date of completion
21 Traditional Work Experience, Skills And Accomplishments List Job in chronological order, include part-timeStates the names and location of the employerdescribe if necessaryState your functional titleQuantify skills and accomplishmentsDescribe other skills, language, travel experience, ability in computer or other equipment
22 Traditional Activities and Achievements Personal Data List projects that require leadership, organization, teamwork, cooperation eg. member of “Senat Mahasiswa” or “BEM” ;list down skills you learned in these activities and explain how these are related to the job you’re applying for.Personal DataProvide only the personal data that will help you get the job
23 Completing Revise “you” attitude Produce Proofread Common problems Too longToo shortHard to readWordyToo slickAmateurishPoorly reproducedMisspelled - ungrammaticalBoastfulProduceProofread Checklist Writing Resume
24 Application Letters Explains: is YOUR OWN STYLE What you’re sending Why you’re sending itHow they can benefit from reading itis YOUR OWN STYLE Checklist Application Letter
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