Presentation on theme: "Section 38.2 Applying for a Job"— Presentation transcript:
1 Section 38.2 Applying for a Job Marketing Essentialsn Chapter 38 Finding and Applying for a JobSection Applying for a Job
2 Applying for a Job SECTION 38.2 What You'll LearnThe legal document that you must have before you can begin workingHow to write a letter of application and complete an application formHow to write a resume and cover letter
3 Applying for a Job SECTION 38.2 Why It's ImportantYou’ve contacted the sources of job leads and found some jobs that interest you; your next step is to apply for them. This is done by completing application forms, writing letters of application, and preparing your own resume.
4 Applying for a Job SECTION 38.2 standard English references resume Key Termsstandard Englishreferencesresumecover letter
5 Applying for a Job SECTION 38.2 Getting a Work Permit If you are under the age of 18, most states require that you have a work permit before you can legally begin working. A work permit establishes for the employer that it is legal for a young worker to do the type of work offered.
6 Applying for a Job SECTION 38.2 Applying for a Job Employers look for the most qualified person to fill a job. How you present your qualifications is likely to be the determining factor in whether you are hired. Follow these suggestions:Use standard English.Fill out application forms properly.Write appropriate letters of application.Prepare an excellent resume and cover letter.
7 Applying for a Job SECTION 38.2 Using Standard English Everything you write and say to a prospective employer should be in standard English. Standard English is the formal style of writing and speaking that you have learned in school. Standard English employs correct grammar, spelling, pronunciation, and usage.
8 Applying for a Job SECTION 38.2 Filling Out Application Forms Most employment application forms are short (from one to four pages) and ask similar questions. Follow these guidelines:Complete the form neatly.Answer every question that applies to you.Use your full name and your complete address.Slide 1 of 2
9 Applying for a Job SECTION 38.2 Filling Out Application Forms List a specific job title if the application form asks for job preference.Include education and work experience in reverse chronological order (most recent first).List several references, people who know your work habits and personal traits well and who they will recommend you for the job.Slide 2 of 2
10 Applying for a Job SECTION 38.2 Writing Letters of Application Writing a letter of application is like writing a sales pitch about yourself. You must convince an employer that you are the best person to fill a specific job opening. Tell why you are interested in the position and what your special qualifications for it are.
11 Applying for a Job SECTION 38.2 Preparing Resumes and Cover Letters A resume is a brief summary of personal information, education, skills, work experience, activities, and interests.A cover letter is similar to a letter of application and accompanies a resume. Your cover letter should reflect your understanding of the company and how you may be able to meet their needs.
12 Applying for a Job SECTION 38.2 Resume A resume tells prospective employers what you are like and what you can do for them. A good resume shows you at your best in a one or two page outline. It usually includes the following information:identification (name, address, telephone number, address)position for which you are applyingexperience, including volunteer workeducation, emphasizing relevant course workactivities and awardsreferences
13 Reviewing Key Terms and Concepts ASSESSMENT38.2Reviewing Key Terms and Concepts1. What are four important components of standard English?2. Why do most employers prefer application forms?3. What is the purpose of a letter of application?4. What are the basic types of information that are contained in a resume?5. What is the purpose of a cover letter?
14 ASSESSMENT Thinking Critically 38.2 If you were an employer, what qualities do you think you would look for in a job seeker's application, application letter, or resume?