2Overview 4.1 Data Sheets and Job Applications 4.2 Writing a Resume 4.3 Contacting Employers
34.1 Data Sheets and Job Applications ObjectivesPrepare a personal data sheetComplete a job application
4Personal Data SheetA personal data sheet is a summary of personal, educational, and occupational information.
5Parts of a Personal Data Sheet IdentificationEducational backgroundEmployment historyReferencesReferences are a list of individuals who are qualified to provide information about you to a potential employer.
10Tips for Completing a Job Application Form Read the entire form before filling it outBe as neat as possiblePrint even if the form does not say toUse your correct name, not a nicknameAnswer all questions on the formAnswer all questions honestlyList the specific position or job for which you are applying
11Tips for Completing A Job Application Form (continued) Check your spellingWrite “open” in the space provided for “wages or salary expected”Provide an appropriate reason for leaving a previous jobAfter completing the form, check it carefully before handing it in or mailing itDouble check application if applying online
12Lesson 4.2 Writing A Resume ObjectiveUnderstand the parts of a resumeWriting a Resume
13ResumeA resume is a one-page description of a job seeker’s history and qualifications for employment.
14Parts of a Resume Personal Information Career Goals Educational backgroundWork ExperienceReferences
16Write Your ResumeProvide enough detail to give an employer the information needed to judge your qualificationsPrepare a neat, error-free document that has a professional appearanceUse attractive page designPrint on good-quality paper using a good printer
174.3 Contacting EmployersExplain four methods off contacting employers about a jobDescribe the two most common types of pre-employment tests
18Four Methods of Contacting Employers Applying in personApplying by telephoneApplying in writingApplying online
19Applying in Person Be well groomed and dressed appropriately Introduce yourselfState your interest in the job advertisedBe prepared to fill out a job application formBe prepared for an interview
20Applying Online E-Mail Online Application form Post a resume to an online database
21Applying in Writing Send a cover letter and resume A cover letter is a letter of application accompanied by a resume that is sent to a potential employer.Use mail, , or fax
23Applying By Telephone Get organized before you call Call from a quiet placeSpeak clearlyGive your nameState your businessBe courteous, friendly, and interestedWrite down information quicklyAsk for an appointment
24Pre-Employment TestA pre-employment test is a paper-and-pencil test or performance test administered by an employer as part of t he job application process.
25Civil Service TestA civil service test is a type of pre-employment test administered to a job applicant seeking a government job.Intended to promote fairness in employmentApplicants with the highest scores are given preference in hiring
26Types of Pre-Employment Tests General Ability TestsProblem-SolvingMathematicsReading SkillsPerformance TestAssessmentsProfessions who have to pass performance testsTeachersLawyersBorder Patrol
27Taking A TestListen to the instructionsWork steadily and carefully