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Resumes and Interviews. What is the Purpose of a Resume?. Hint- it is not to get a job. What are employers looking for?. What are employers looking for?. Communication Flexibility Interpersonal Skills Computer Literacy Honesty Research Team Work Initiative Work Ethic

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Resumes and interviews

Resumes and Interviews


What is the purpose of a resume

What is the Purpose of a Resume?

  • Hint- it is not to get a job


What are employers looking for

What are employers looking for?


What are employers looking for1

What are employers looking for?

  • Communication

  • Flexibility

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Computer Literacy

  • Honesty

  • Research

  • Team Work

  • Initiative

  • Work Ethic

  • Willingness to Learn


Where are the jobs

Where are the Jobs?

  • 1. Personal contacts

  • 2. Placement offices

  • 3. Employers

  • 4. Ads

  • 5. Internet

  • 6. Professional Associations

  • 7. Internships


What not to put on your resume

What NOT to put on your resume

  • Title

  • Salary

  • Weaknesses

  • Reasons for leaving

  • References


Creating your resume

Creating your resume

  • Step 1

    Name

    Address

    Phone Number

    E-mail


Step 2

Step 2

  • Objective

    • Tell the employers the work you are hoping to do


Step 3

Step 3

  • Highlights of Qualification

    • Refer to the list of 10


Step 4

Step 4

  • Education

    • List most recent first, degrees or anticipated dates


Step 5

Step 5

  • Experience

    • Title, Name of Organization, Location, Dates

    • BAQQR


Step 6

Step 6

  • Additional Information


References

References?

  • Available upon request

  • 3 Professional, 1 personal


Cover letters

Cover Letters

  • 3 paragraphs

    • 1. State why you are sending your resume

    • 2. Sell yourself!

    • 3. Schedule the interview.


Interviews why should i

Interviews- why should I?

  • 1. Meet Employer

  • 2. Sell your strengths

  • 3. Learn about position

  • 4. Is a good fit?


How often

How often?

  • Interview as much as possible

    • 1. You need the practice

    • 2. Refine your job search

    • 3. Network

    • 4. Unexpected Opportunities


Interviews a skill you can learn

Interviews- a skill you can learn!

  • Step 1. Do your Research

    • Know your resume

    • Know about the company

    • Write a list of questions

    • Directions?

    • Who are you meeting with?


Interview questions

Interview Questions

  • Anticipate questions

    • Know your resume, know your worth.

    • Learn to tell your story

      • S T A R

        • Situation

        • Task

        • Action

        • Result


Communication is 1

Communication is #1

  • Wordsonly account for 7% of the total message people receive, 93% of the message is contained in our tone of voice and body language.


Day of the interview

Day of the Interview

  • Be Early

  • Cell Phone

  • Eye Contact

  • Lean Forward

  • Nod

  • Shake Hands

  • Write Thank You Note


Evaluating restaurant managers

Evaluating restaurant Managers

  • Turnover Rate- the # of employees separated from the business divided by the total number of current employees


Interviewing applicants

Interviewing applicants

  • 1. Make the candidate as comfortable as possible

  • 2. Offer drink, seat

  • 3. Start with qualifying questions

  • 4. Ask @ resume

  • 5. Let the candidate talk

  • 6. Switch to tell and sell


Legal or illegal

Legal or Illegal?

  • What is your marital status?


Illegal

Illegal!

  • What are the names of relatives already employed by this company or a competitor?"


Legal or illegal1

Legal or Illegal

  • Legal version-

  • Do you live in town?


Illegal1

Illegal

  • Legal version-

  • Is there anything that will prevent you from being to work at 9am?


Legal or illegal2

Legal or Illegal

  • Do you plan on having any more children?


Illegal2

Illegal!

  • Legal version-

  • Is there anything in your future that you for see in having extended absences?


Legal or illegal3

Legal or Illegal

  • Do you have any handicaps?


Illegal3

Illegal!

  • Legal version-

  • Can you lift 40 lbs?


Illegal or legal

Illegal or Legal

  • Do you prefer to be addressed as Mr, Mrs, Miss, or Ms?


Illegal4

Illegal

  • Legal version-

  • No legal way to ask


Legal or illegal4

Legal or Illegal

  • What languages do you read, write or speak fluently?


Legal

Legal


Legal or illegal5

Legal or Illegal

  • What religious holidays do you observe?


Illegal5

Illegal

  • Legal version-

  • Can you work on Saturdays?


Legal or illegal6

Legal or Illegal

  • Have you ever been arrested?


Illegal6

Illegal!

  • Have you ever been convicted?


Legal or illegal7

Legal or Illegal

  • To which clubs, organizations, memberships do you belong?


Illegal7

Illegal!

  • Legal version-

  • To what PROFESSIONAL organizations do you belong?


Declining applicants

Declining Applicants

  • 1. money

  • 2. schedule

  • 3. standards

  • 4. no interest


Homework for next week

Homework for next week

  • Create a Resume and cover letter

  • Due Nov 15th @ 2:00


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