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1 © Thomson/South-WesternSlideCHAPTER 41 APPLYING FOR A JOB 4.1 4.1Data Sheets and Job Applications 4.2 4.2 Writing a Resume 4.3 4.3 Contacting Employers Chapter 4

2 © Thomson/South-WesternSlideCHAPTER 42 DATA SHEETS AND JOB APPLICATIONS Prepare a personal data sheet Complete a job application form Lesson 4.1 Objectives

3 © Thomson/South-WesternSlideCHAPTER 43 PERSONAL DATA SHEET A personal data sheet is a summary of personal, educational, and occupational information. Lesson 4.1

4 © Thomson/South-WesternSlideCHAPTER 44 PARTS OF A PERSONAL DATA SHEET Identification Educational background Employment history References References are a list of individuals who are qualified to provide information about you to a potential employer. Lesson 4.1

5 © Thomson/South-WesternSlideCHAPTER 45 SAMPLE OF A PERSONAL DATA SHEET Lesson 4.1





10 © Thomson/South-WesternSlideCHAPTER 410 JOB APPLICATION FORM A job application form is a form used by employers to collect personal, educational, and occupational information from a job applicant. Lesson 4.1

11 © Thomson/South-WesternSlideCHAPTER 411 JOB APPLICATION Lesson 4.1

12 © Thomson/South-WesternSlideCHAPTER 412 JOB APPLICATION (TOP) Lesson 4.1

13 © Thomson/South-WesternSlideCHAPTER 413 JOB APPLICATION (BOTTOM) Lesson 4.1

14 © Thomson/South-WesternSlideCHAPTER 414 TIPS FOR COMPLETING A JOB APPLICATION FORM Read the entire form before filling it out. Be as neat as possible. Print even if the form does not say to. Use your correct name, not a nickname. Answer all questions on the form. Answer all questions honestly. List the specific position or job for which you are applying. Lesson 4.1

15 © Thomson/South-WesternSlideCHAPTER 415 TIPS FOR COMPLETING A JOB APPLICATION FORM Check your spelling. Write “open” in the space provided for “wages or salary expected.” Provide an appropriate reason for leaving a previous job. After completing the form, check it carefully before mailing it or handing it in. Lesson 4.1 (continued)

16 © Thomson/South-WesternSlideCHAPTER 416 WRITING A RESUME Understand the parts of a resume Write a resume Lesson 4.2 Objectives

17 © Thomson/South-WesternSlideCHAPTER 417 RESUME A resume is a one-page description of a job seeker’s history and qualifications for employment. Lesson 4.2

18 © Thomson/South-WesternSlideCHAPTER 418 PARTS OF A RESUME Personal information Career goals Educational background Work experience References Lesson 4.2

19 © Thomson/South-WesternSlideCHAPTER 419 SAMPLE RESUME Lesson 4.2

20 © Thomson/South-WesternSlideCHAPTER 420 WRITE YOUR RESUME Provide enough detail to give an employer the information needed to judge your qualifications Prepare a neat, error-free document that has a professional appearance Use attractive page design Print on good-quality paper using a good printer Lesson 4.2

21 © Thomson/South-WesternSlideCHAPTER 421 CONTACTING EMPLOYERS Explain four methods of contacting employers about a job Describe the two most common types of pre- employment tests Lesson 4.3 Objectives

22 © Thomson/South-WesternSlideCHAPTER 422 FOUR METHODS OF CONTACTING EMPLOYERS Applying in person Applying by telephone Applying in writing Applying online Lesson 4.3

23 © Thomson/South-WesternSlideCHAPTER 423 APPLYING IN PERSON Be well groomed and dressed appropriately. Introduce yourself. State your interest in the job advertised. Be prepared to fill out a job application form. Be prepared for an interview. Lesson 4.3

24 © Thomson/South-WesternSlideCHAPTER 424 APPLYING BY TELEPHONE Get organized before you call. Call from a quiet place. Speak clearly. Give your name. State your business. Be courteous, friendly, and interested. Write down information quickly. Ask for an appointment. Lesson 4.3

25 © Thomson/South-WesternSlideCHAPTER 425 APPLYING IN WRITING Send a cover letter and resume. A cover letter is a letter of application accompanied by a resume that is sent to a potential employer. Use mail, e-mail, or fax. Lesson 4.3

26 © Thomson/South-WesternSlideCHAPTER 426 SAMPLE COVER LETTER Lesson 4.3

27 © Thomson/South-WesternSlideCHAPTER 427 APPLYING ONLINE E-mail Online application form Post a resume to an online database Lesson 4.3

28 © Thomson/South-WesternSlideCHAPTER 428 PRE-EMPLOYMENT TESTS A pre-employment test is a paper- and-pencil test or performance test administered by an employer as part of the job application process. Lesson 4.3

29 © Thomson/South-WesternSlideCHAPTER 429 CIVIL SERVICE TEST A civil service test is a type of pre- employment test administered to a job applicant seeking a government job. Intended to promote fairness in employment Applicants with the highest scores are given preference in hiring Lesson 4.3

30 © Thomson/South-WesternSlideCHAPTER 430 TYPES OF PRE-EMPLOYMENT TESTS General ability tests Performance tests Lesson 4.3

31 © Thomson/South-WesternSlideCHAPTER 431 BEFORE TAKING A TEST Exercise Relax Eat well Get plenty of sleep Lesson 4.3

32 © Thomson/South-WesternSlideCHAPTER 432 TAKING A TEST Listen to the instructions Work steadily and carefully Lesson 4.3

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