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3 K enmark International Knut S-C Öjermark Facts California unemployment is now at 8.9%, probably as high as 15% For every job there are hundreds of job seekers Employers may receive over 100 resumes for a single job opening

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5 K enmark International Knut S-C Öjermark Cover letter  Research the company  Aim the resume at the company  Prepare your resume

6 K enmark International Knut S-C Öjermark Cover letter What Makes a Good Cover Letter? A good cover letter should convince the hiring manager to give you an interview. It needs to be customized for the job, and help you stand out from the crowd.hiring

7 K enmark International Knut S-C Öjermark Cover letter What Makes a Good Cover Letter? A Professional Look Most cover letters are boring and generic. Make the right impression.

8 K enmark International Knut S-C Öjermark Cover Letter  When applying for a job a cover letter should be sent or posted with your resume.cover letter  Your cover letter should be specific to the position for which you are applying.  It should relate your skills and experience to the job posting. Your cover letter is your first and best chance to make a good impression.

9 K enmark International Knut S-C Öjermark Cover Letter Format Your Contact Information Name Address City, State, Zip Code Phone Number Address Date

10 K enmark International Knut S-C Öjermark Cover Letter Format Employer Contact Information (if you have it) Name Title Company Address City, State, Zip Code

11 K enmark International Knut S-C Öjermark Cover Letter Format Salutation Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name, (leave out if you don't have a contact or using Dear Hiring Manager)

12 K enmark International Knut S-C Öjermark Cover Letter Format Body of Cover Letter The body of your cover letter lets the employer know what position you are applying for, why the employer should select you for an interview, and how you will follow-up.

13 K enmark International Knut S-C Öjermark Cover Letter Format First Paragraph The first paragraph of your letter should include information on why you are writing. Mention the position you are applying for and where you found the job listing. Include the name of a mutual contact, if you have one.

14 K enmark International Knut S-C Öjermark Cover Letter Format Middle Paragraph(s) The next section of your cover letter should describe what you have to offer the employer. Mention specifically how your qualifications match the job you are applying for. Remember, you are interpreting your resume, not repeating it.

15 K enmark International Knut S-C Öjermark Cover Letter Format Final Paragraph Conclude your cover letter by thanking the employer for considering you for the position. Include information on how you will follow-up.

16 K enmark International Knut S-C Öjermark Cover Letter Format Complimentary Close Respectfully yours, Thank you for your consideration, Follow the closing with a comma, a space, and then your name and your contact information, if you're sending an message. For example: Best regards, Your Name Your LinkedIn Profile URL Your Address Your Phone Number(s)

17 K enmark International Knut S-C Öjermark Writing a Resume Your resume Your resume isn’t your autobiography. It’s a short document, meant to show an employer that you’re a desirable candidate for an available job. Writing an effective resume presents you as a well-qualified, interesting individual who is worthy of a face-to-face interview. available job Employers may receive over 100 resumes for a single job opening. While ideally each candidate would receive equal time, the fact is that employers typically sort through a pile and put the most appealing specimens at the top of the heap. Statistically, your resume has about ten to twenty seconds to either float to the top (for further analysis) or sink to the bottom (obscurity in the employer’s personnel files).resume

18 K enmark International Knut S-C Öjermark Writing a Resume Gathering Information Whether you’re writing a resume for one employer or several, the job of writing a resume is much easier when you take the time to put all of your information in front of you. It makes updating and writing new resumes easier than starting from scratch. Resumes are divided into three sections: 1. Experience 2. Skills 3. Education.

19 K enmark International Knut S-C Öjermark Writing a Resume Gathering Information continued Brainstorm a list of all the data that might be pertinent to getting the job you want now and jobs you may consider in the future. If you’re writing a resume for a specific job, put the employer’s job description at the top of the list and use it to target the specifics you’ll include in that resume. Write one resume for each individual job you are seeking.

20 K enmark International Knut S-C Öjermark Writing a Resume Choosing a Resume Format The three most common resume formats are: 1. Experience 2. Skills 3. Education. Some resume formats conform to a specific type of employment. However, usually you’ll choose the resume format that best emphasizes your qualifications. Although each resume format has a basic structure, you can make your resume stand out by using some simple variations and customizations.

21 K enmark International Knut S-C Öjermark Writing a Resume Writing Your Resume Begin writing your resume by choosing the style that best presents your outlined information to a prospective employer. In any kind of writing, it’s not so much what you say as how you say it and how you present your information. When you’ve completed writing your resume draft, you’ll need to check both the mechanics (grammar, spelling, etc.) and the content.

22 K enmark International Knut S-C Öjermark Writing a Resume Checking Your Resume Don’t solely rely on your spell or grammar checker. The best way to check your resume is to get up and walk away from it after you’ve finished writing. Will an objective pair of eyes see your writing the same way you see it? Have someone else critique it

23 K enmark International Knut S-C Öjermark Writing a Resume Writing a resume is more than compiling a catalog of your experience, skills and education. Your resume can mean more than just getting an interview for a job. Make a good impression on a prospective employer. A good resume may open the door to better job placement at a higher wage!

24 K enmark International Knut S-C Öjermark Samples of work achievements  Class officer  Previous jobs  School newspaper  Publishing of any kind  Baby sitting  Fast food restaurants  Supermarket work  Outside organizations  AP classes  College classes  Travels

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27 K enmark International Knut S-C Öjermark Before the Interview  Research the company.  Prepare your questions.  Prepare your resume.  Dress appropriately.

28 K enmark International Knut S-C Öjermark Biggest problem  Nervousness  Self-assessment  Role play  Typical questions:  What are you biggest strengths?  What are you biggest weaknesses?  Why you are the best person to have the job?

29 K enmark International Knut S-C Öjermark The Interview  • Have good delivery and proper mannerisms.  Bring references.  Bring a copy of your resume.  Sell yourself.  What can you do for the company?  Why should they hire you?  Go to downloadswww.kenmark.us

30 K enmark International Knut S-C Öjermark If you have lunch  • Dress accordingly.  Avoid tattoos. If you have any, cover them up.  Do not drink alcohol.  Table manners are very important.

31 K enmark International Knut S-C Öjermark Do Not !  • Start with your demands:  Salary  Health insurance  Vacation time  Other benefits These should be discussed later!  Lie or exaggerate.

32 K enmark International Knut S-C Öjermark References Go to downloadswww.kenmark.us  Effective presentations  Resume presentation  Resume samples  Interview skills e.htm

33 K enmark International Knut S-C Öjermark Internet References   kCFY5r7Aod53UA4g kCFY5r7Aod53UA4g  questions-and- answers.php?gclid=CK_wq4DIybkCFRRk7AodAQMAcA questions-and- answers.php?gclid=CK_wq4DIybkCFRRk7AodAQMAcA

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