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Résumés, References and Portfolios Managing Life Skills pages
Prepare a Résumé Résumé- A written summary of a job seeker’s work experience, education, skills, and interests. This may determine whether or not you will be interviewed for a job. Spend quality time creating and editing your résumé.
Prepare a Résumé Electronic Résumé are very common. These can be ed, copied and pasted onto a company website, and even read on smart phones. Have a copy of your résumé on the computer as well as copies of a printed version on résumé paper.
References Many employers ask for a résumé and a reference. A reference is the name of a person that an employer can contact to learn more about you. A teacher or a former employer. Someone who will speak highly of you because they know you are responsible. NOT A FRIEND!
References Always ask permission before giving anyone’s name as a reference.
Create a Portfolio A portfolio is a collection of work samples that demonstrate your skills. Someone who wants to be an author will have writing samples. The samples should be placed in a folder that will protect them and present them attractively. Electronic Portfolios (e-folios) can be ed, put onto a CD, DVD, or onto a flash drive.
Create a Portfolio Just like your résumé, it’s a good idea to have a hard copy (printed copy) of your portfolio and an electronic copy.
Networking Networking involves using personal contacts to find a job. Your network includes relatives, friends, neighbors, former employers, members of your place of worship and any clubs you belong to. Let these people know what kind of job you are seeking such as babysitting, mowing lawns, shovelling, etc.
Other Resources Internet- there are websites devoted to helping you find a job. If you want a job at a specific company look on their website because they may post job openings on it.