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1 6.02 Understand procedures for gaining employment.
6.02 PowerPoint Understand procedures for gaining employment.

2 The procedures to follow when looking for a job include:
Complete a résumé Write a cover letter (or Letter of Application) Complete a job application Interview with the potential employer Send a thank-you letter

3 The Résumé

4 Purposes of a Résumé Provide a summary of the applicant’s qualifications Stimulate interest of an employer Save time in the interview process

5 Guidelines for Writing a Résumé
Keep it to one page, if possible Showcase skills and qualifications, but be honest Use reverse chronological order for education and work experience Use “action verbs” such as, created, designed

6 Guidelines for Writing a Résumé
Use present tense in describing a current job and past tense for others Get permission to use names as references Make it neat and spell everything correctly Key and proofread carefully

7 Contents of a Résumé Personal data- Name, address, phone number (where you can be reached), and address. Job Objective- the job you are applying for. Education background-list the schools you have attended or are currently attending. Also, includes any subjects or programs in which you are specialized. Work experience/volunteer work- list your work experience beginning with your most recent job. Also, include volunteer work.

8 Contents of a Résumé Special skills and abilities- list any job-related skills and abilities. Honors and Activities- List any honors or awards you have received. Name activities you have participated in that relate to the job you want. References available upon request- people who will recommend you to an employer. Should not be family members. Teachers, club leaders, neighbors, and anyone you’ve worked for before make good references.

9 The Cover Letter (or Letter of Application)

10 Purposes of a Cover Letter
Serves as a cover letter when mailing the résumé. Sent in response to want ads

11 Guidelines for Writing a Cover Letter
Neatly type it Address to a specific person Keep the letter brief, clear, and businesslike (1 page) Use personal business letter format

12 Contents of a Cover Letter
First paragraph tells the position you are interested in and where you found out about the position. Middle or second paragraph stimulates interest in your qualifications and refers to your résumé. Last paragraph should cause the reader to contact the applicant to arrange for an interview

13 The Job Application

14 Purposes of a Job Application
Indicates an applicant’s abilities Determines how well an individual can follow directions, understands questions, and organizes answers Indicates neatness, thoroughness, spelling, and writing abilities

15 Guidelines for Completing a Job Application
Have necessary materials on hand – pen, social security number, résumé, names and addresses of former employers and references Read entire form thoroughly before answering any questions. Complete all blanks; write “NA” or draw a line if an item does not apply to you. Provide honest, complete and accurate information.

16 Guidelines for Completing a Job Application
Be neat; ask for another form, if necessary. Spell words correctly and fully. Print legibly with black or blue ink. Keying an application is also a professional way to complete an application. Sign properly, if requested. Review form completely

17 6.02 PowerPoint The Interview

18 Interview Techniques Preparation Interview Etiquette
Following the Interview

19 Interview Preparation
Research the Company Practice Dress the Part Take Résumé and References

20 Proper Interview Etiquette
Be on time No gum Go alone Show self-confidence Give Introduction and handshake Maintain good posture Use appropriate body language (Including eye contact, gestures, etc,) Speak clearly Be a good listener Sell yourself and your qualifications Show interest in advancement Tell the truth Show a positive attitude and enthusiasm Be prepared to answer questions Do not criticize other employees Thank the interviewer for their time

21 Interview Don’ts Chew gum Smoke during or beforehand
Rely on your résumé to sell you Tell jokes during the interview Act desperate Say anything negative about former colleagues Answer questions with a simple “yes” or “no” Discuss personal issues Answer cell phone calls Ask about salary

22 Following the Interview
Send a thank- you letter Be Persistent

23 The Thank-you Letter

24 Purposes of a Thank-you Letter
1.  Shows that you are still interested in the job 2.  Allows you a chance to clarify something you said in the interview or mention something that may have occurred to you later

25 Guidelines for Writing a Thank-you Letter
Thank the interviewer for talking to you Let the employer know that you want the job Be brief and polite Send no later than two days following the interview Proof the letter to make sure there are no mistakes

26 Other Methods of Follow-up
Telephone call Visit to the company

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