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RESPONDING TO There is a real art to doing well. You may need to get ADVERTISED someone to help. POSITIONS AND VACANCIES 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 vacancies criteria: Essential: 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: Desirable: 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 increasingly common. 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. skills! 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 dealing with. 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. them.
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