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A professional approach. H OW TO GET A JOB
T HE PROCESS Four simple steps to get a job. 1. Have a Resume 2. Interviewing skills and proper etiquette 3. Fill out applications properly 4. Know where to look for a job
R ESUME Introducing yourself- The first section of your resume is personal information. Include: Full Name, address, phone number and . Objective-This is a brief statement indicating the position you are applying for. A resume should only take seconds to tell the reader who you are, how to contact you, and why they should interview you for the job!
R ESUME Education– List the name of the school you are currently attending and include you expected date of graduation. Work/Volunteer Experience- Your work/volunteer experience should be listed in reverse chronological order. This means begin with the most recent work experience! A “ general” resume is not the most effective way of getting you an interview. Custom build yours to each job!
R ESUME Skills– In this section you will list specific skills, knowledge, special training, computer knowledge and fluency in foreign languages. Other Possible Sections: · Honors and Awards · Activities/Organizations · Leadership · Hobbies · Summary of qualifications A Resume should be one page long. Keep things to a minimum.
R ESUME Resume Sample
C OVER LETTER Cover Letter Sample Cover letter Sample A cover letter is sent with a resume to show the employer your expressed interest in a job position.
I NTERVIEWING SKILLS AND ETIQUETTE The most common Interview question is…?
I NTERVIEWING SKILLS AND ETIQUETTE The most common Interview question is…? So, tell me a little about yourself.
O THER INTERVIEW Q UESTIONS Why should we hire you? What are you plans for the next year? What do you expect to get from this job? What are your biggest weaknesses? What are your biggest strengths? Why did you leave your last job? What would your former employer say about you if I called them today? What made you want to apply for this company?
I NTERVIEWING SKILLS AND E TIQUETTE Make sure you have the mentality and readiness that you are being interviewed. 1. First, do your homework. Learn something about the employer. 2. Have a positive attitude! 3. Arrive early! 4.Make sure you shake hands firmly. 5. Make eye contact! An interview is a formal meeting between you (the job seeker) and the employer.
I NTERVIEWING SKILLS AND E TIQUETTE 5.Dress attire Suggested colors: solid blues or grays Expected to be clean and well groomed
I NTERVIEWING SKILLS AND E TIQUETTE MenWomen
I NTERVIEWING SKILLS AND E TIQUETTE 6. Sit up straight 7. Listen carefully to the questions you are asked 9. Answer honestly and with confidence. 10. Thank your interviewer for their time
A PPLICATIONS 1. Important Numbers to Know Social Security Number(SSN) Phone Numbers: Of past employers and references Addresses of past jobs ( At least the name and city) Dates: Past employment, education 2. Employment History Name of employer Job titles and duties Location of job And reason for leaving Make sure you have all the necessary information to be able to fill out a job application.
A PPLICATIONS 3. Educational History Name of schools and locations Number of years you attended 4. “Release agreement: allowed to call people, credit reports, ect. ; “ I hereby certify” statements and signature 5. Other questions asked: Legal right to work Criminal record How did you hear about the job? Some job locations will still give you a paper application, but most job applications are online now!
T HANK Y OU LETTERS Only about 5% of applicants ever send a thank you letter. Most employers will be shocked and impressed to receive any letter at all.
W ORK P ERMITS What is a work permit? A work permit is a legal document required by the state of California that allows a person under 18 years of age to hold a job. If you are between the ages of , you must get a work permit in order to work. What hours can I work? The hours vary from district to district. How do I get one? Career Center at your high school Work Permits Are you between the ages of 14-17
K NOW WHERE TO FIND A JOB Your school’s Career Center Newspapers → Classified Section Strip Malls Online Websites 1. Monster.com 2. Yahoojobs.com 3. Careerbuilder.com
A CTIVITY !!! Get into a group of 4 or 5 people. Choose among yourselves a particular position. One person will be the interviewer and interviewee. The other wills be the observer/note taker. Interviewer and observers will be able to ask the interviewee questions. Interviewee must be asked at least 3 questions. Take turns until everyone has been interviewed.