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2 Form that asks questions about your skills, work experience, education and interests

3  Read it first all the way through  Follow directions  Be truthful, neat, and complete  Write NA on blanks in which you do not have a response for  Use blue or black ink  Do not cross something out- use white out

4 How does this benefit the employer and applicant? How could this hurt the applicant


6 TERMDEFINITION  Job objective  Work experience  Education  Honors and activities  State the job that you are applying for  List all work you have done, include volunteer  List schools attended and dates  Awards you have received and groups you are a members of

7 TERMSDEFINITIONS  Special skills and abilities  Skills you have that will help with the job

8  Keep the resume short- 1 page  Resume should be well organized  Resume should be easy to read  Resume should be free of errors  Use black ink  Headings in capital letters

9  Tell who you are  Tell why you are sending the resume  Takes place of your handshake  Tell highlights about yourself related to job you are seeking

10 TERMEXPLANATION  Your name and address  Date  Company name and address  Salutations  opening  Who is sending the letter  Date letter is written  Who you are sending it to  Dear  Introduce self, state job applying for, how you found out about the job

11 TERMEXPLANATION  Main body  Closing  name  Describe skills and experiences you have for the job. Tell that a resume is attached  Ask for an interview, thank person for time and interest, include way to contact you  Sincerely and your name in cursive and print

12  Write in business format  Single space  Left side flush  Each paragraph followed by a blank line



15  Learn as much about the job as possible before the interview  Practice or role play interviewing  Dress a bit better than you would on a normal day  Be neat, clean, well groomed  Loose most of the jewelry, perfumes, and make up

16  Have a positive attitude  Smile  Be enthusiastic  Good eye contact  Completely answer all questions  Speak clearly and at a speed that can be understood

17  Strong handshake  Maintain good body posture  Introduce yourself to the interviewer  Eliminate nervous actions  When leaving, shake hand again, smile and make eye contact

18  What can you tell me about yourself?  What are your greatest strengths?  What are your greatest weaknesses?  Do you prefer to work alone or with someone?  Why do you want this job?  What are your career goals?

19  Why should I hire you?  What was the hardest challenge you have ever faced?  How would you handle the following situation? …  What are some of your hobbies  How would someone describe you?

20 A short thank you note

21  On the envelope  Your return address  Address and name of person you interviewed with

22  Inside the letter  Date  Dear and name of interviewer

23  One paragraph should include thank you for interview remind them the job you interviewed for remind them of your qualities remind them why you should have the job thank them again for time and patience Sincerely, your name in cursive and in print

24  Single space  Left side flush  Use blue or black ink  No misspellings  Spell the name of the interviewer correctly

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