RESPONDING TO There is a real art to doing
well. You may need to get
ADVERTISED someone to help.
Funky Far-Out Fashions
Work opportunities come to us in many Retail Sales Assistant
different ways. Sometimes a work
opportunity falls in our lap, but most of Our rapidly expanding chain of clothing stores
the time we‟ve got to go out and find it. requires an energetic and enthusiastic sales
assistant for our West Cottesloe store. Suitable
Responding to Advertised positions and applicants will meet the following selection
Depending on where the advertisement
Previous retail experience
appears, and what it asks for, here are
Demonstrated sales ability
some pointers about several possible
„A‟ class drivers licence
ways to apply:
Previous experience in the retail
Sending a letter of application plus clothing industry
your resume in response to an Knowledge of current trends in
advertised position fashion design.
Make sure you address the To apply, please send applications to:
letter correctly. Think about The Mnager
first impression….be clear, Funky Far-Out Fashion
tidy and organised in the way PO Box 90
South Rottnest 6998
you put the letter together.
Applications will only be considered if all
Your resume should be selection criteria are addressed and a copy of
written relevant to the position resume is provided.
and should be up-to-date. The Closing date of application is 5.00pm Friday
resume should highlight your 8 Dec 2000.
relevant skills and qualities for
the job. No late applications will be considered
Provide all details the
advertisement requests in the
way they want it.
MILLICENT REALISED A
Sending a formal application that JOB COULD TURN UP IN
involves addressing selection criteria
THE UNLIKELIEST PLACES
The addressing of Selection
Criteria is usually required for
more skilled or responsible
positions – however this type
of application is becoming
If you are addressing selection If your phone contact results in a
criteria and so not have the meeting, take your resume to give
required skills, to the person when you meet –
Qualification or quality, don‟t and don‟t forget their name.
leave it blank! Demonstrate how
you have been able to undertake Completing an application form
similar challenges in the past, or to apply for an existing vacancy
explain that you can quickly gain
that new skill, etc. Some larger businesses may have
an application form that every
If you needed further assistance applicant must fill out.
contact your local Joblink or
Employment Service agency. Fill it out correctly, and check the
back to make sure you don‟t miss
You don‟t have to just use anything. If they need more
examples from your working life personal information that you
to address selection criteria. You don‟t have on your person at the
can also give examples from time, ask if you can take the form
other aspects of your life! with you and return it completed
Remember about transferable as soon as possible.
Applying in person to a notice in
You need to show how you meet the front window of a shop or
each criteria individually, giving business
examples of how you‟ve used that
skill or quality, especially when it These jobs often go very quickly,
uses the term “Demonstrated”. so chase it straight away. Often
the first person to apply who
Using the telephone to make seems suitable will get the job.
initial contact and register you
interest Don‟t forget it‟s those first
impressions that count! Speak
In this instance you might be clearly, be polite, dress
responding to the sign on the appropriately for the occasion,
community notice board at the and make sure you catch the
shopping centre. name of the person you are
First impressions count. Speak
clearly, know and practice what Take a relevant version of your
you are going to say before you resume with you in your
ring up and try to arrange to meet Employment File.