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1 6.02 Understand procedures for gaining employment. 6.02 PowerPointUnderstand procedures for gaining employment.
2 The procedures to follow when looking for a job include: Complete a résuméWrite a cover letter (or Letter of Application)Complete a job applicationInterview with the potential employerSend a thank-you letter
4 Purposes of a RésuméProvide a summary of the applicant’s qualificationsStimulate interest of an employerSave time in the interview process
5 Guidelines for Writing a Résumé Keep it to one page, if possibleShowcase skills and qualifications, but be honestUse reverse chronological order for education and work experienceUse “action verbs” such as, created, designed
6 Guidelines for Writing a Résumé Use present tense in describing a current job and past tense for othersGet permission to use names as referencesMake it neat and spell everything correctlyKey and proofread carefully
7 Contents of a RésuméPersonal data- Name, address, phone number (where you can be reached), and address.Job Objective- the job you are applying for.Education background-list the schools you have attended or are currently attending. Also, includes any subjects or programs in which you are specialized.Work experience/volunteer work- list your work experience beginning with your most recent job. Also, include volunteer work.
8 Contents of a RésuméSpecial skills and abilities- list any job-related skills and abilities.Honors and Activities- List any honors or awards you have received. Name activities you have participated in that relate to the job you want.References available upon request- people who will recommend you to an employer. Should not be family members. Teachers, club leaders, neighbors, and anyone you’ve worked for before make good references.
10 Purposes of a Cover Letter Serves as a cover letter when mailing the résumé.Sent in response to want ads
11 Guidelines for Writing a Cover Letter Neatly type itAddress to a specific personKeep the letter brief, clear, and businesslike (1 page)Use personal business letter format
12 Contents of a Cover Letter First paragraph tells the position you are interested in and where you found out about the position.Middle or second paragraph stimulates interest in your qualifications and refers to your résumé.Last paragraph should cause the reader to contact the applicant to arrange for an interview
14 Purposes of a Job Application Indicates an applicant’s abilitiesDetermines how well an individual can follow directions, understands questions, and organizes answersIndicates neatness, thoroughness, spelling, and writing abilities
15 Guidelines for Completing a Job Application Have necessary materials on hand – pen, social security number, résumé, names and addresses of former employers and referencesRead entire form thoroughly before answering any questions.Complete all blanks; write “NA” or draw a line if an item does not apply to you.Provide honest, complete and accurate information.
16 Guidelines for Completing a Job Application Be neat; ask for another form, if necessary.Spell words correctly and fully.Print legibly with black or blue ink. Keying an application is also a professional way to complete an application.Sign properly, if requested.Review form completely
18 Interview Techniques Preparation Interview Etiquette Following the Interview
19 Interview Preparation Research the CompanyPracticeDress the PartTake Résumé and References
20 Proper Interview Etiquette Be on timeNo gumGo aloneShow self-confidenceGive Introduction and handshakeMaintain good postureUse appropriate body language (Including eye contact, gestures, etc,)Speak clearlyBe a good listenerSell yourself and your qualificationsShow interest in advancementTell the truthShow a positive attitude and enthusiasmBe prepared to answer questionsDo not criticize other employeesThank the interviewer for their time
21 Interview Don’ts Chew gum Smoke during or beforehand Rely on your résumé to sell youTell jokes during the interviewAct desperateSay anything negative about former colleaguesAnswer questions with a simple “yes” or “no”Discuss personal issuesAnswer cell phone callsAsk about salary
22 Following the Interview Send a thank- you letterBe Persistent
24 Purposes of a Thank-you Letter 1. Shows that you are still interested in the job2. Allows you a chance to clarify something you said in the interview or mention something that may have occurred to you later
25 Guidelines for Writing a Thank-you Letter Thank the interviewer for talking to youLet the employer know that you want the jobBe brief and politeSend no later than two days following the interviewProof the letter to make sure there are no mistakes
26 Other Methods of Follow-up Telephone callVisit to the company