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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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