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Applying for a job. Section 6.2. Read to learn. How to prepare for and complete a job application How to write an effective resume and cover letter. Main Idea. Making a good first impression on potential employers is essential to securing a job. Key concepts. Preparing to apply

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Applying for a job
Applying for a job

Section 6.2


Read to learn
Read to learn

  • How to prepare for and complete a job application

  • How to write an effective resume and cover letter


Main idea
Main Idea

  • Making a good first impression on potential employers is essential to securing a job


Key concepts
Key concepts

  • Preparing to apply

  • Job applications

  • Preparing a Resume

  • Writing Cover Letters


Key terms
Key Terms

  • Social Security Number

  • Work Permit

  • Standard English

  • Job Application

  • Personal Fact Sheet

  • References

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter



Be confident
Be confident

  • Do your best to project confidence and a positive, professional image every time you communicate with an employer


Be prepared
Be prepared

  • The first step in applying for a job is having a social security number

  • 123-45-6789

  • Key Term:

    Social Security Number-

    A unique nine-digit number issued by the federal government that is required for all workers


Be prepared1
Be prepared

  • If you are not a US citizen or permanent resident, you may need a work permit

  • Some states require work permits is you are under the age of 16 or 18

Key Term:

Work Permit-

A document that shows you are allowed to work in the United States


Communicate effectively
Communicate effectively

  • When you communicate with an employer, use Standard English

  • Avoid using filler words like um, like, and you know.

  • What should you do instead?

Key Term

Standard English

The form of English you are taught in school


Job applications
Job applications

  • The Job application is one way an employer can screen job applicants

  • http://www.nowhiring.com/job-apps/starbucks-job-application.pdf

Key term:

Job Application

A form that asks questions about a job applicant’s skills, work experience, education and interests


Job applications1
Job Applications

  • Creating a personal fact sheet will help you complete accurate job applications

  • You already completed this!!!

  • What was some of the information on your personal fact sheet?

  • Keep in your class portfolio

Key Term:

Personal Fact Sheet-

A list of all the information about yourself that you will need for a job application form



Job applications3
Job Applications

  • Employers do not have a right to ask about the following:

    • Age

    • Disability status

    • Race

    • National origin

    • Gender


References
References

  • Teachers, counselors, and former employers make good references

Key Term:

References-

People who will recommend you to an employer


Practice
Practice

  • To get practice completing job applications, obtain a real-world application from a local company or find one online

    To do:

  • Complete provided Job Application

  • Have your peer partner check it for neatness and accuracy


Taking tests
Taking tests

  • When you apply for a job, you may have to take one or more of the following tests:

    • Performance or skills test

    • Drug test

    • Polygraph test


Job app exit ticket
Job app. Exit Ticket

  • Give two examples of questions that potential employers do not have the right to ask you on a job application

  • How should you communicate when speaking to a potential employer?

  • Who are some of the most trusted people to use as references?


Preparing a resume
Preparing a resume

  • A Good resume may get you an interview

  • Resumes are submitted by regular mail, email, or fax

Key Term

Resume-

A brief summary of a job applicant’s personal information, education, skills, work experience, activities, and interests


Preparing a resume1
Preparing a resume

  • If you do not have work experiences on your resume, focus on the skills, education, and training you have.

  • You can list your references or indicate that you will provide them on request

  • Resume Tips:

    • Avoid negative information

    • Keep it brief (one page)

    • It should be typed or word-processed

    • Check spelling, grammar, and usage

    • Evaluate it as though it belonged to someone else

    • Make sure it is well-written and organized


Organizing your resume
Organizing your resume

  • A chronological resume presents your experience in reverse time order

  • This type of resume shows your growth in experience



Organizing your resume1
Organizing your resume listed first

  • A skills resume is organized around skills or strengths

  • This type of resume allows you to highlight your strengths and accomplishments


Applying for a job

In a skills resume, you are highlighting the mastery of certain skills. Mostly used in highly technological areas as seen in this example


Scannable and electronic resumes
Scannable and electronic resumes certain skills. Mostly used in highly technological areas as seen in this example

  • Some companies only use emailed or electronically submitted resumes

  • Other companies scan paper resumes, copying and storing them electronically.

  • Making your resume easy to scan:

    • Keep the resume clean

    • Use crisp, dark type

    • Avoid italics, underscores, and other formatted type

    • Use white paper

    • Use keywords


Resume exit ticket
Resume exit ticket certain skills. Mostly used in highly technological areas as seen in this example

  • What is the difference between a chronological and a skills resume? Why would you use one style over the other?

  • When writing your resume, what should you concentrate on if you do not have work experiences to list?

  • List the main components you should include on your resume


Writing cover letters
Writing cover letters certain skills. Mostly used in highly technological areas as seen in this example

  • When writing a cover letter, emphasize facts that make you especially well qualified for the job

Key Term:

Cover Letter-

A brief letter that introduces you to the employer and explains why you are sending your resume


Applying for a job

Opening Paragraph certain skills. Mostly used in highly technological areas as seen in this example

Body

Closing Paragraph


Writing cover letters1
Writing Cover Letters certain skills. Mostly used in highly technological areas as seen in this example

  • Opening Paragraph – Explains why you are writing

  • Body – Persuades someone to hire you

  • Closing Paragraph – Tells how you will follow up


Writing cover letters2
Writing Cover Letters certain skills. Mostly used in highly technological areas as seen in this example

  • You Cover Letter should be free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

  • “Employer Ready”

  • Ask someone to proofread your cover letter


6 2 exit ticket
6.2 exit ticket certain skills. Mostly used in highly technological areas as seen in this example

  • Name three documents you may need when you apply for a job

  • Explain why it is important to use standard English on a job application

  • What are the three main parts of a cover letter and what should you include in each?


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