Presentation on theme: "Getting the Job You Want"— Presentation transcript:
1 Getting the Job You Want Sports and Entertainment MarketingGetting the Job You Want
2 Objectives Discuss the parts of a résumé. Describe the elements involved in the application process.Discuss how employers and job candidates both benefit from a job interview.
3 The Main IdeaOne of the first steps in finding a job is to prepare a résumé.A résumé tells an employer what a worker has to offer.Cover letters, job applications, and interviews also provide information about potential employees.
4 Key TermsRésumé – a summary of your skills, education, and work experienceChronological Résumé – a résumé that lists your achievements in time orderJob Objective – a statement about what type of job you wantCover Letter - a letter that tells the employer about you and why you are applying for a jobJob Interview - a formal face-to-face discussion between an employer and a potential employee
5 Beginning Your Job Search You should avoid limiting your job search to one type of job.The more you apply for the better your chances are of getting a jobSome jobs may require no experience, while others will require different levels of experience.
6 Preparing Your RésuméPreparing a résumé is one of the first steps in finding a job Your résumé shows an employer what you have to offer the company
7 Preparing Your RésuméIf your résumé is disorganized and full of mistakes, your chances of getting an interview will be slim.Why do you think this is important?Try to limit your résumé to one page and be sure to check your grammar and spelling.Why do you think it should be one page?
8 Preparing Your RésuméThe most common type of résumé is the chronological résumé. It clearly spells out your experience in an easy to read fashion
9 The five parts of a résumé are: HeadingJob objectiveSkills summaryWork experienceEducationParts of a Resume
10 Preparing Your Résumé Heading Contains your contact informationJob ObjectiveThe second part of a résuméDescribes your intentionsSkills SummaryIncludes job-specific skills and transferable skills.Contact InfoObjectiveSummary
11 Preparing Your Résumé Education Section List the names and locations of secondary and postsecondary schools you have attendedList the dates you finished or the date you will finishWork ExperienceLists the jobs you have done and tasks/experience associate with the jobEducationExperience
12 Job Leads A job lead is information about a job opening Job leads can come from several sources, including a network of people who could help you.Some of them might also give you a referral, or a recommendation to an employer or another job lead.
13 Contacting Potential Employers The process of applying for a job includes the following steps:Submitting a cover letterFilling out a job application or submitting a résuméTaking an employment test (occasionally)Being interviewed
14 Cover LetterYou should always include a cover letter with your résumé. A cover letter can be used to inquire about possible job openings.
15 Cover Letter Your cover letter needs to be formatted and error-free It is a form of a business letter and should be formatted like one
16 Employment TestingWhen you apply for a job, you might be asked to take a test to see if you have the required skills Jobs for government or law enforcement may require drug and lie-detector testing or back ground checks
17 Interviewing for JobsEmployers use the job interview to make hiring decisions. Job interviews provide you with a chance to see if you really want the job. They also allow you to showcase yourself for the hiring committee
18 Job Interview Tips Do some homework about the company and the job. Be on time.Wear appropriate clothes.Put your best foot forward.Ask questions about the job.Ask about the next step.Do not expect an answer right away.
19 More Interview TipsIn your follow-up letter, restate your objective and describe how your skills and experiences are well suited to the job.This is your last chance to impressLearn from your interview experiences and work on your weaknesses.
20 Activity #1 Answer the following questions: What is a résumé and why is it important?What are the five parts of a résumé?Explain the process involved with applying for a job.How can an employer and a job applicant both benefit from a job interview?Why is it important to find out as much as possible about a position before the interview?
21 Activity #2 Fill out the résumé worksheet provided Using your résumé worksheet compile a résumé using the templates available in Microsoft WordHow to get a job in sports: An Interview