Presentation on theme: "CTHEI TRAINING Job Application and Interviewing. Job Application if Applying in Person You may only plan on picking up the job application, however, plan."— Presentation transcript:
Job Application if Applying in Person You may only plan on picking up the job application, however, plan for any circumstance. Never go during peak business hours. Be prepared to fill it out, and be interviewed, if asked. Introduce yourself, shake their hand, and smile. Dress appropriately, have your references and a pen.
Job Applications Generic Plentiful online Lacks substance Real More Detail Military Service Questions-some Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Acknowledgment References required or if asked for Hours of availability in Detail Criminal background
Job Application Fill out completely or use N/A. Your writing should be easy to read. Position desired? Expected Pay? Best answer? Open for discussion Make sure the ‘time available’ is correct. Students – 4:30 at the earliest. Signing an oath—no lying. Add clubs and organizations, volunteer service interests/hobbies. Skills: Keyboarding + typing speed, basic computer proficiency in Excel, Microsoft Word, 10 key 1 st day
Drug Testing Urine or hair sample. Urine will go back 30 days to 6 weeks. Hair follicle will depend on length of hair, can go back 5 years if it is a sophisticated test. Hair dye doesn’t change DNA. Shaving the head will prevent a sample being taken but also means you will not be hired.
US Fair Labor Standards Hours restrictions for non-agricultural employees 14 years old is the minimum age for non-agricultural employment covered by the FLSA. The basic rules for when and where a youth may work are:basic rules Youth 16 or 17 years old may perform any non-hazardous job for unlimited hours.16 or 17 years old Youth 14 and 15 years old may work outside school hours in various non-manufacturing, non-mining, non-hazardous jobs.14 and 15 years old They cannot work: More than 3 hours a day on school days, including Fridays; More than 18 hours per week in school weeks; More than 8 hours a day or 40 hrs. in a week
US Fair Labor Standards 14- and 15-year-olds may not work before 7:00 a.m., nor after 7:00 p.m. except from June 1 through Labor Day, when their permissible hours are extended to 9:00 p.m. Under a special provision youth 14 and 15 years old who are enrolled in an approved Work Experience and Career Exploration Program Work Experience and Career Exploration Program may be employed for up to 23 hours during school weeks and 3 hours on school days (including during school hours).
References Who should you use: teachers, friend’s parents, ministers, organizations you have worked for or been a part of. These should be people who know you well and can speak about your work ethic, giving specific examples, the more professional the better. 3 people, unrelated, who you have contacted and asked permission to use as references. Information should be typed and brought with you when filling out an application or to the interview Reference Name, Reference relationship Company Name Company Address Reference phone number Reference email
Interview Preparation Practice answering questions with your parents friends or in front of a mirror video tape yourself. Know what you plan to wear to the interview. Dress appropriately- neat, clean. Tip: current employee’s attire. Don’t wear slogans on clothes Don’t wear too much cologne or jewelry. You want the interviewer to remember you NOT your jewelry. Cover any tattoos if possible.
Interview Preparation Know how to get to the business or drive to it ahead of time. Research the business Hiring Policies Employee Dress Code Have questions prepared to ask the interviewer. Practice shaking hands.
Job Interview Pointers Go ALONE and arrive early, make eye contact. ALWAYS be nice to the receptionist. Watch your posture and actions in the waiting room as well as the interview. Be yourself & Smile don’t be negative Handshake—firm Do not act arrogant or disinterested No smoking or chewing gum No lounging in your chair during the interview. Send a thank you letter, note or email.
Job Interview Pointers Listen carefully, answer thoughtfully. Don’t say too much or too little. Take a moment to think before you answer. Have resume, references, and previous work history with dates. Ask intelligent questions about the job or company. Keep a good attitude even if you don’t get the job. Send a thank you letter, note or email.
Types of Job Interviews One on One Phone or Screening Group Audition or Performance Tag Team Dining