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					Applying for a job
Search for job openings
 Referrals
 Newspapers
 Employment agencies
 Temporary agencies
 Internet
 Walk-ins (cold call, signs)
 College career centers
Application components
 Resume (paper and/or online)
 Cover letter
 Application
Resume – p. 135
   Accurate
     Typos, grammar, don’t use I
     Correct information – don’t lie!!!

   Truthful
       DO NOT INCLUDE ITEMS SUCH AS:
        • Age, Marital Status, Gender, Religion,
          National Origin, Disabilities, Children, Social
          Security Number, Health
        • Reasons for leaving
        • Irrelevant
But BRAG!
Resume
   Three types
     Experience based
     Chronological

     Mixed
Resume
   Include
     Personal Info
     Objectives
     Education
     Experience
     References
     Qualifications/Skills/Summary/Commun
      ity Service/Extra Curricular Activities
      (optional)
Resume tips
 Professional look – paper, font, style
 One page limit
 Resume software
 Professional opinion
 Career services in college
 Web services – employers find you!
Cover Letter – P. 136
   Include:
     Your info
     Contact info Avoid “To Whom It May Concern:”

     Position you are seeking

     Request an interview

 Use proper grammar
 Maintain accuracy
 Match resume stationery
Application – p. 137
   Must be:
     Complete
     Accurate

     Neat

   Sometimes not required until
    interview
What happens next?
 Company sorts through resumes
 Looks for red flags
     Typos & grammar
     Job jumping
     Gaps in employment
     Short tenure

 Select several candidates
 Phone screens
 Schedule interviews
Follow-up
 Phone employer, if known
 Write letter if on Internet
 Keep good files and records
Next comes the
  INTERVIEW!

				
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