Networking Professional organizations Career Fairs Employment agencies Newspaper/cold calling/e-mail INTERNET
* Application form: 1-2 pages of questions about you and your job qualifications * Personal data sheet: Detailed info about yourself that you need when you fill out an application form * Social security card: It is illegal to start earning money without one (if you are claimed as a dependent) * Work permit: official doc that states your age and duties allowed to perform * Résumé: a summary of your info, education, skills, work experience and special interests * Cover letter: a letter of introduction that states why you think you can do a good job for the company.
* Should be tailored to each job and company * Limited to 1-page * Contact info * Job title * Objective * Education * Relevant work experience * Skills * School/community activities and awards * References
* 1. Electronic résumé banks * Allows all different employers to view stored résumés * Match making site for employers and prospective employees * 2. Electronic résumé software * Program scans résumés to look for keywords that indicate your qualifications * Match your résumé to job description * Use strong verbs (non-repetitive) * Speak in correct tense
* Prepare it custom to the company you’re applying to * Address it specifically to the person responsible for hiring * Get to the point * Do not repeat what is in your resume * Share unique experiences that convince the viewer you are the best candidate for the position * Format: * Formal business letter * Introduction * Two paragraphs stating your interests and qualifications * Closing should thank the viewer and state your availability to further discuss your qualifications and are hopeful for an interview