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									Job Seeking Skills

•Cover Letter
             Cover Letter
A cover letter is a short one page letter that goes
             on top of your Resume.
 The purpose of the cover letter is to introduce
 yourself and your skills to entice a prospective
         employer to read your resume.
                Correspondence with prospective employers
                                  Cover letter
     The purpose of the cover letter is to introduce yourself and entice a
                 prospective employer to read your resume.
           Keep the cover letter to no more than a few paragraphs.
Highlight a couple of items from your resume to give the employer a positive
                      impression about what you can do.
Research the open position, and highlight some points from your resume that
               would make you a good match for that position.
  Address the cover letter directly to a person, not to whom it may concern
In the cover letter state that you are interested in the ____ position and that
                   you will contact them in the near future.
Proof read and correct your cover letter and then have someone else double
         check your cover letter before sending it with your resume.

• A Resume is a summary of your life that is sent
  to a prospective employer prior to you getting
  an interview.
• A well formatted Resume will make the
  difference in a prospective employer desiring
  to interview you or not.
    Importance of the Resume
• Remember that your resume is the first
  impression of yourself to a prospective
                Your resume

       Your resume could determine …
  if the company wants to meet you at all
            if you will be contacted
          if you will be interviewed
               if you will be hired

In today's competitive market, a well-designed
      resume will give you an advantage.
                Your Resume
    *Start by making a rough draft of your life,
  education, work experiences, extra curricular
            activities, skills and abilities.
  *Now cross off all of the times that were not
    really important or that you don’t think a
   prospective employers would need to know
                      about you.
*Revise your list by putting the remaining items in
                chronological order.

      These are the basics for your Resume.
Remember that your resume is the first impression
    of yourself to a prospective employer.
Format your resume into sections:
       Name and address
    Extracurricular Activities
          Work History
Keep the resume simple
     Easy to read.
  Use standard fonts
   Use indentations
  Put list in "bullets"
 Keep it neat and clean
   Use resume paper
      *Chronological order is used more often
        *Create an easy to followed format
*List most recent educational and work experience
     *Put starting/ending dates/years, place of
   employment, title, and duties with your work
                       Use Resume words such as:

 accomplished, achieved, acted, analyzed, assembled, assisted, built,
calculated, classified, compiled, conducted, contributed, constructed,
  coordinated, created, designed, developed, diagnosed, delivered,
  directed, displayed, distributed, evaluated, examined, expanded,
expedited, founded, guided, identified, increased, improved, initiated,
   issued, installed, instructed, invented, investigated, maintained,
   managed, mediated, monitored, operated, organized, originated,
    oversaw, performed, planned, prepared, presented, processed,
    produced, prompted, proposed. provided, recorded, recruited,
 represented restored, researched, scheduled, served, strengthened,
              solved, supervised, tested trained, updated.
 List names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail
addresses of at least three references (on the same
       quality paper and font as the resume).
You should use "references available upon request"
only when you need to protect the list of references
         from falling into the wrong hands.
               Follow-up phone call after the Resume
  You should have a phone number (and answering machine with
professional outgoing message) for the employer to call after reading
                           your Resume.

   It is not out of line for you to call and make sure if the employer
      received your cover letter, resume and letters of references.
Before calling, prepare a phone script. That phone script will help you
   to speak in a professional manner whether to a person or to an
                          answering machine. etc.
             Keep the call brief, courteous, and professional.
  Be sure to state your name clearly along with the reason you are
Remember the resume should be…
  Visually appealing
  Easy to read
  Possess a professional look
  On quality paper
  Well-balanced appearance
  Well organized
  Error-free text
  Look Picture Perfect
            Be honest on your resume!
                  Be confident!

Now develop and construct your own cover letter
                and Resume.

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