7 Preparing to Apply Do you have the ability to do the work? Employers are Looking for the Best Person to Fill the JobDo you have the ability to do the work?How do you present yourself?How do you dress?How well do you communicate?
8 Be ConfidentDo your best to project confidence and a positive, professional image every time you communicate with an employer.
9 Be PreparedThe first step in applying for a job is having a Social Security number.Social Security numbera unique nine-digit number issued by the federal government that is required for all workers
10 Be PreparedIf you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you may need a work permit.work permita document that shows you are allowed to work in the United States
11 Be PreparedSome states require work permits if you are under the age of 16 or 18.
12 Communicate Effectively When you communicate with an employer, use standard English.standard Englishthe form of English you are taught in schoolAvoid using filler words like um, like, and you know.
13 The job application is one way an employer can screen job applicants. Job ApplicationsThe job application is one way an employer can screen job applicants.job applicationa form that asks questions about a job applicant’s skills, work experience, education, and interests
14 Job ApplicationsCreating a personal fact sheet will help you complete accurate job applications.personal fact sheeta list of all the information about yourself that you will need for a job application form
15 Information for Your Personal Fact Sheet Job ApplicationsInformation for Your Personal Fact SheetNamePhone numberAddressSocial Security number (SSN)The date you can start workThe days and hours you can workThe pay you wantSchools you have attendedPlaces you have livedAwards or accomplishmentsPast jobs with contact information and datesReasons for leaving past jobs
16 Completing the Job Application Job ApplicationsCompleting the Job ApplicationFill out the form completely, neatly, and accurately.Read and follow directions exactly.Use standard English and check your spelling with a dictionary.Answer every question.Make your statements positive.Keep your options open.
17 Job ApplicationsEmployers do not have a right to ask about the following:AgeDisability statusRaceNational originGender
18 Teachers, counselors, and former employers make good references. people who will recommend you to an employerAsk permission before using someone as a reference.
19 PracticeTo get practice completing job applications, obtain a real-world application form from a local company or find one online.
20 Taking TestsWhen you apply for a job, you may have to take one or more of the following tests:Performance or skills testDrug testPolygraph test
21 A good résumé may get you an interview. Preparing a RésuméA good résumé may get you an interview.résuméa brief summary of a job applicant’s personal information, education, skills, work experience, activities, and interestsRésumés are submitted by regular mail, , or fax.
22 Preparing a RésuméIf you do not have work experiences on your résumé, focus on the skills, education, and training you have.You can list your references or indicate that you will provide them on request.
23 Tips for Writing Your Résumé Preparing a RésuméTips for Writing Your RésuméAvoid negative information.Keep it brief (one page).It should be typed or word-processed.Check spelling, grammar, and usage.Evaluate it as though it belonged to someone else.Make sure it is well-written and organized.
24 Organizing Your Résumé A chronological résumé presents your experience in reverse time order.This type of résumé shows your growth in experience.
28 Scannable and Electronic Résumés Some companies only use ed or electronically submitted résumés.Other companies scan paper résumés, copying and storing them electronically.
29 Scannable and Electronic Résumés Making Your Résumé Easy to ScanKeep the résumé clean.Use crisp, dark type.Avoid italics, underscores, and other formatted type.Use white paper.Use keywords.
30 Writing Cover LettersWhen writing a cover letter, emphasize facts that make you especially well qualified for the job.cover lettera brief letter that introduces you to the employer and explains why you are sending your résumé
32 Writing Cover Letters Opening Paragraph Explains why you are writing BodyPersuades someone to hire youClosingParagraphTells how you will follow up
33 Writing Cover LettersYour cover letter should be free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.Ask someone to proofread your cover letter.
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35 Name three documents you may need when you apply for a job. Section After You ReadName three documents you may need when you apply for a job.Documents often legally required to apply for a job include a Social Security card, a work permit, and photo identification. You may also need to submit a list of references, a completed job application, a résumé, and a cover letter.
36 Section After You ReadExplain why it is important to use standard English on a job application.Using standard English shows your writing skills, and standard English is the language of the professional workplace.
37 Section After You ReadDistinguish between a skills résumé and a chronological résumé, and explain when it is best to use each format.The answer is on the next slide.
38 Section After You ReadIn a skills résumé, achievements and experience are grouped by skill (such as communication skills, computer skills, etc.). In a chronological résumé, achievements and experiences are listed in reverse order (most recent first) and job titles, company names, and date ranges are specified.