2 ApplicationsForm that asks questions about your skills, work experience, education and interests
3 Hints to filling in an application Read it first all the way throughFollow directionsBe truthful, neat, and completeWrite NA on blanks in which you do not have a response forUse blue or black inkDo not cross something out- use white out
4 Many employers now use electronic application centers at their locations or allow people to apply on line.How does this benefit the employer and applicant? How could this hurt the applicant
6 Resume Terms term definition Job objective Work experience Education Honors and activitiesState the job that you are applying forList all work you have done, include volunteerList schools attended and datesAwards you have received and groups you are a members of
7 Resume terms terms definitions Special skills and abilities Skills you have that will help with the job
8 Resume Hints Keep the resume short- 1 page Resume should be well organizedResume should be easy to readResume should be free of errorsUse black inkHeadings in capital letters
9 Cover Letter Tell who you are Tell why you are sending the resume Takes place of your handshakeTell highlights about yourself related to job you are seeking
10 Parts of a cover letter term explanation Your name and address Date Company name and addressSalutationsopeningWho is sending the letterDate letter is writtenWho you are sending it toDearIntroduce self, state job applying for, how you found out about the job
11 Parts of a cover letter term explanation Main body Closing name Describe skills and experiences you have for the job. Tell that a resume is attachedAsk for an interview, thank person for time and interest, include way to contact youSincerely and your name in cursive and print
12 Cover letter tips Write in business format Single space Left side flushEach paragraph followed by a blank line
15 Preparing for the Interview tips Learn as much about the job as possible before the interviewPractice or role play interviewingDress a bit better than you would on a normal dayBe neat, clean, well groomedLoose most of the jewelry, perfumes, and make up
16 The day of the interview tips Have a positive attitudeSmileBe enthusiasticGood eye contactCompletely answer all questionsSpeak clearly and at a speed that can be understood
17 The day of the interview tips Strong handshakeMaintain good body postureIntroduce yourself to the interviewerEliminate nervous actionsWhen leaving, shake hand again, smile and make eye contact
18 Common interview questions 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 Common Interview questions 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 hobbiesHow would someone describe you?
21 Parts of a follow up letter On the envelopeYour return addressAddress and name of person you interviewed with
22 Parts of a Follow up letter Inside the letterDateDear and name of interviewer
23 Parts of the follow up letter One paragraph should includethank you for interviewremind them the job you interviewed forremind them of your qualitiesremind them why you should have the jobthank them again for time and patienceSincerely, your name in cursive and in print
24 Follow up letter tips Single space Left side flush Use blue or black inkNo misspellingsSpell the name of the interviewer correctly
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