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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.

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1 A professional approach. H OW TO GET A JOB

2 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

3 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!

4 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!

5 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.

6 R ESUME Resume Sample

7 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.

8 I NTERVIEWING SKILLS AND ETIQUETTE  The most common Interview question is…?

9 I NTERVIEWING SKILLS AND ETIQUETTE  The most common Interview question is…?  So, tell me a little about yourself.

10 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?

11 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.

12 I NTERVIEWING SKILLS AND E TIQUETTE 5.Dress attire  Suggested colors: solid blues or grays  Expected to be clean and well groomed

13 I NTERVIEWING SKILLS AND E TIQUETTE MenWomen

14 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

15 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.

16 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!

17 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.

18 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

19 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

20 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.


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