Presentation on theme: "4.3 Apply for a Job Goals: Identify ways to find out about job openings. Describe the job application process."— Presentation transcript:
1 4.3 Apply for a JobGoals:Identify ways to find out about job openings.Describe the job application process.
2 Apply for a Job Key Terms: Referral Temporary Agency Resume Cover LetterReference
3 Think of ALL the people you know 1. Referrals = NetworkingTHIS IS SO IMPORTANT- NETWORKStudies show that 40% of all employees found their first job through a REFERRAL!A referral is the recommendation of a person for a job given to an employer by someone the employer knows.Referrals from successful employees at the company are especially powerful.
4 3. Newspapers 2. Apply yourself! Most businesses keep files of applications that they use when they have job openings.3. NewspapersCheck the help-wanted ads. Newspapers are likely to have entry-level jobs posted in the want ads.
5 4. Private Employment Agencies- organizations that help people find jobs and employers find qualified workers.5. Temporary Agency- is a private company that specializes in supplying short- term employees to businesses.Benefit of Temp Agencies is it allows you to sample many types of jobs and often leads to full time employment.
6 6. Jobs Online Online job search sites allow you to search for job openingsin your field across the countryand globally.You can often post your resume on these sites.Many companies post their job openings on their own web sites!
7 The Job Application Process Steps to follow:Preparing a ResumeWriting a cover letterComplete the applicationReferences
8 1. Preparing a ResumeA resume is a brief summary of your job qualifications, including your education and training, job skills and work experience.Resume are designed to help emphasize your strengths to potential employers.
9 What to include in a Resume MUST HAVES:Your contact information including your name, address and telephone #’s.Your objective in seeking a job.Your education and training.Your employment history.MAY ALSO INCLUDE:Special qualifications, certifications, honors you have received and volunteer experience.
10 2. Writing a Cover LetterA cover letter is your letter of introduction that is sent along with your resume.The purpose of a cover letter is to encourage the employer to read your resume and ask you for an interview.Explain why you are applying for the jobMention strengths that will be most important to the employerHow your services will benefit the employer
11 3. Completing the Application When you apply for a job, you will probably have to complete a written application.Be prepared with the following information:Your name, address, telephone # and Social Security #.Information about your education & training.List of work experience, including company names & addresses, date of employment, supervisor names and reasons for leaving.The name of the job you are applying for and sometimes the salary you expect to receive.
12 4. ReferencesProspective employers usually want you to supply a list of references.A reference is a person the employer can contact to verify your training, experience or character.Reference Guidelines:Not family membersAlways ask for permission to use someone as a referenceSend your references a thank you letter.
13 Potential References Make a list of good potential references: Previous supervisorsAdult family friendTeacherCoachClub AdvisorChurch Leader