Presentation on theme: "Professional Portfolio"— Presentation transcript:
1 Professional Portfolio ResumeCover LetterReference Page
2 The Job Market Closed Market: Open Market: 85 percent of all available jobsNot advertisedOpen Market:15 percent of all available jobsAdvertised jobsWho has a paying job? How many of you got your job in the open market? Closed market?
3 The Resume Your resume is a portrait of you! Functional Resume Advantage: You highlight your skills, awards, achievements that come from work, volunteer or life experiencesDisadvantage: You have to be able to back up your skills. Explain how you use them. You cannot simply list skills.
4 Resume Do’s List APPROPRIATE skills Type Use relevant interests ProfessionalCheck spelling, grammarClearly organized with subtitlesUse 12 point font________________
5 Resume Don’ts Use slang Lie Put “resume” at the top Include photo Use “I”Put “references available upon request”Use fancy stylesInclude financial wishes____________________
6 SkillsWhat skills can you include on your resume? Remember, you are all skilled!!!!Go to Matchmaker – Review your “Skills Assessment” responses to determine which skills you want to put on your resume. Make a list.What are some other skills that you many teens could put on their resume?Handout (class set): Have you got skills?Write down any that you have
7 Resume Example Judy Anderson’s Functional Resume Work on filling in your rough copy templateFinish for homework
8 Cover Letter What is a cover letter? It introduces you and gives a quick summary of why you are best for the specific job. It is the first impression.What is the advantage in using a cover letter?Your resume looks more professional and the cover letter is tailored specifically for the job you are applying forHandout – Cover Letter Do’s and Don’ts
9 Cover letter Structure Your addressDateAddress of the person you are contactingSalutation (Dear…)Paragraph #1 – States the job you are applying for. How you found out about it. Express your interest.
10 Paragraph #2 – Longest paragraph Paragraph #2 – Longest paragraph. Point out your skills, etc that make you best of the job. Relate yourself to the jobParagraph #3 – Include best way to be reached and your willingness to come for an interviewSincerelyYour signatureType your first and last name
11 Cover Letter Example Dana Power’s cover letter Using the template write a cover letter for one of the job ads provided.Finish for homework the rough draft
12 Reference Page Handout “References Outline” Fill in the Reference Page template with THREE REFERENCESYou will need to get information/phone numbers/etc tonight for homework if you do not have it here at school.