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1 Chapter 38 finding and applying for a job Section 38.1 Finding a Job
2 Finding a JobSection 38.1CONNECT Find out how family members and friends found their jobs, and the job-hunting techniques they used.
3 Finding a Job Identify a variety of sources for job leads. Section 38.1Identify a variety of sources for job leads.Describe the best ways to develop job leads.
4 Finding a JobSection 38.1It is important to know how to locate job leads. This will help you find a job in your chosen career.
5 Finding a Job job lead networking public employment agency Section 38.1job leadnetworkingpublic employment agencyprivate employment agencystaffing/temporary agency
6 Six Types of Sources for Job Leads Finding a JobSection 38.1Six Types of Sources for Job Leads
7 Six Types of Sources for Job Leads Finding a JobSection 38.1Six Types of Sources for Job Leads
8 Job Leads Finding a Job Finding Job Openings job lead Networking Section 38.1Finding Job OpeningsJob Leadsjob leadInformation about a job opening, perhaps providing some indication about the type of work and who to contact.NetworkingCooperative Education and Work Experience ProgramsInternetnetworkingThe art of building alliances.Newspapers and MagazinesEmployment AgenciesCompany Personnel Offices
9 Finding a Job Finding Job Openings Networking School Counselor Section 38.1Finding Job OpeningsNetworkingSchool CounselorProfessional PeopleFormer Employers
10 Finding a Job Finding Job Openings Employment Agencies Section 38.1Finding Job OpeningsEmployment Agenciespublic employment agencyAn employment agency supported by state or federal taxes that offers free services to both job applicants and employers.Public Employment Agenciesprivate employment agencyAn employment agency not supported by taxes that must earn a profit to stay in business; it charges a fee for its services, paid either by the job applicant or the employer.Private Employment AgenciesStaffing/Temporary Agenciesstaffing/temporary agencyAn employment agency not supported by taxes that must earn a profit to stay in business; it charges a fee for its services, paid either by the job applicant or the employer.
11 Differences and Similarities Between Types of Employment Agencies Finding a JobSection 38.1Finding Job OpeningsDifferences and Similarities Between Types of Employment Agencies
12 Differences and Similarities Between Types of Employment Agencies Finding a JobSection 38.1Finding Job OpeningsDifferences and Similarities Between Types of Employment Agencies
13 Following Up Your Job Leads Finding a JobSection 38.1Following Up Your Job LeadsBefore writing a letter of inquiry, you should have conducted your research about the company and found the name and contact details of the person to whom you should address your correspondence.
14 Finding a Job 1. Define the term job lead. Section 38.1Section 38.11.Define the term job lead.A job lead is information about a job opening, perhaps providing some indication about the type of work and whom to contact.
15 Finding a Job 2. Discuss the most effective way to find a job. Section 38.1Section 38.12.Discuss the most effective way to find a job.The most effective way to find a job is through contacts among members of your network, which includes people you know, such as family, friends, classmates, former employers, teachers, coaches, and so on.
16 Finding a Job 3. Identify nine possible sources of job leads. Section 38.1Section 38.13.Identify nine possible sources of job leads.Sources of job leads include family and friends, school counselors, professional people, former employers, cooperative education and work experience programs, Internet Web sites, newspaper ads, employment agencies, and company personnel offices.
17 Applying for a JobSection 38.2CONNECT Ask your networking contacts to show you their résumés. What do they have in common?
18 Applying for a Job Name the legal document needed to begin working. Section 38.2Name the legal document needed to begin working.Write a letter of application and complete an application form.Write a résumé and a cover letter.Prepare for an interview.
19 Applying for a JobSection 38.2When you find some job possibilities that interest you, apply for them. You must then complete application forms, write letters of application, and prepare your résumé.
20 Applying for a Job standard English references cover letter résumé Section 38.2standard Englishreferencescover letterrésumé
21 Applying for a JobSection 38.2How to Apply for a Job
22 Applying for a JobSection 38.2How to Apply for a Job
23 Applying for a Job Getting a Work Permit Work Permits Section 38.2Getting a Work PermitWork PermitsIn some states, work permits are required for minors.Generally, minors under 18 years of age must attend schoolA designated school official usually issues work permits.
24 How well can you do the job? How willing are you to do the job? Applying for a JobSection 38.2Applying for a JobHiring CriteriaHow well can you do the job?How willing are you to do the job?How well will you fit in?
25 Use standard English in all your communications with a company. Applying for a JobSection 38.2Applying for a JobUse standard English in all your communications with a company.standard EnglishThe formal style of writing and speaking learned in school.
26 Applying for a Job Applying for a Job Filling Out an Application Form Section 38.2Applying for a JobFilling Out an Application FormFill out the form neatly and completely.Use correct spelling.Have someone double-check the form.Write “N/A” for questions that are not applicable.Do not use a nickname.Use specific job titles if asked about your preference.Be prepared to list several references.referencesSomeone who knows your work habits and personal traits and will recommend you for a job.
27 Applying for a Job Applying for a Job Writing Cover Letters Section 38.2Applying for a JobWriting Cover LettersWrite a first draft.Revise your letter until you are pleased with it.Ask a teacher or guardian for opinions.In the first paragraph, describe how you learned of the opening.In the second paragraph, describe your education and experience.In the last paragraph, ask for an interview.Do not use a quirky address.cover letterA letter written by a job applicant to introduce the applicant to an employer in the hope of convincing the employer to read the résumé.
28 Always include a cover letter when you send a résumé to an employer. Applying for a JobSection 38.2Applying for a JobAlways include a cover letter when you send a résumé to an employer.résuméA brief summary of personal information, education, skills, work experience, activities, and interests.
29 Characteristics and Features of Each Type of Résumé Applying for a JobSection 38.2Applying for a JobCharacteristics and Features of Each Type of Résumé
30 Characteristics and Features of Each Type of Résumé Applying for a JobSection 38.2Applying for a JobCharacteristics and Features of Each Type of Résumé
31 Applying for a Job Applying for a Job Parts of a Résumé Objective Section 38.2Applying for a JobParts of a RésuméObjectiveIdentificationExperienceEducationActivities and AwardsReferences
32 Applying for a Job Applying for a Job Preparation for An Interview Section 38.2Applying for a JobPreparation for An InterviewClothes should be neat, clean, and wrinkle-free.Hair should be clean and neat.Nails should be clean and neatly trimmed.Avoid extravagant jewelry and perfume.Do research to answer interview questions.Review your résumé before the interview.
33 Employers Cannot Make Decisions Based On: Applying for a JobSection 38.2Applying for a JobEmployers Cannot Make Decisions Based On:RaceEthnicityGenderReligionMarital StatusAgeCountry of OriginSexual OrientationPhysical StatusMental StatusAll applicants must be given the same consideration.
34 Applying for a Job Applying for a Job Section 38.2Applying for a JobAppropriate Conduct During an InterviewGo alone.Arrive five minutes early.Turn off your cell phone.Be courteous to anyone you meet.Be prepared with personal documents.Remain standing until asked to sit.Place your purse or briefcase on the floor by your chair.Keep your hands on your lap, look the interviewer in the eye, and relax.
35 Applying for a Job Applying for a Job Section 38.2Applying for a JobYoung Job Applicants Often Have Problems with These Questions:What type of work would you like to do?What compensation (wage or salary) do you expect?
36 Applying for a Job Applying for a Job Closing the Interview Section 38.2Applying for a JobClosing the InterviewYou may be asked for a second interview.Show your interest in the position.Ask when a decision is to be made.It is reasonable to take time to think about an offer.Stand, smile, and thank your interviewer.Shake hands and use the interviewer’s name.Thank the receptionist as you leave.
37 Applying for a Job Applying for a Job Following Up After the Interview Section 38.2Applying for a JobFollowing Up After the InterviewSend a thank-you letter or .Your references may be called by the employer.If you are not selected for the job, do not take it personally.
38 Applying for a Job After You Are Hired After You Are Hired Section 38.2After You Are HiredAfter You Are HiredThank all those who interviewed you.Keep copies of reviews and evaluations.Analyze employer expectations.Take advantage of training.Identify skills needed.Build your networking contacts.List accomplishments and awards received individually or as part of a team.Volunteer for committee responsibilities unrelated to your job.Keep samples of your work if permitted.Be a team player and work hard.
39 Applying for a JobSection 38.2Section 38.21.List the basic categories of information to include in a résumé.Basic information includes personal identification, your objective, experience, education, activities and awards, and references.
40 Applying for a JobSection 38.2Section 38.22.Name three steps to achieve a successful interview.Three steps toward a successful interview include preparation, appropriate conduct, and follow-up with a thank-you letter or phone call.
41 Applying for a JobSection 38.2Section 38.23.Describe how to learn about a company in order to prepare for an interview.Ways to learn about a company include reading company brochures, catalogs, quarterly reports, and online articles; visiting the company’s Web site; and asking members of your network.
42 Chapter 38 finding and applying for a job Section 38.1 Finding a Job End ofChapter 38finding and applying for a jobSection 38.1Finding a JobSection 38.2Applying for a Job