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Suppose you had to evaluate which of these books would be the most entertaining for your class to read?. …and you could only spend 30 seconds per book to do it!. What is it that would make one book stand out from all of the others?.

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Suppose you had to evaluate which of these books would be the most entertaining for your class to read

Suppose you had to evaluate which of these books would be the most entertaining for your class to read?

…and you could only spend 30 seconds per book to do it!

What is it that would make one book stand out from all of the others?


Suppose you had to evaluate which of these books would be the most entertaining for your class to read

Looking for employment can be just as difficult. However, this time, YOUare the ‘book’!

And most interviewers will spend no more than 30 seconds lookingat your resume and deciding if they feel that you are a serious candidate for the job.

Plus, your competition is even more intense as numerous other skilled persons vie for the same position that you seek.


Suppose you had to evaluate which of these books would be the most entertaining for your class to read

So, when you’re out searching for that dream job what is it that will set you apart….

From the Crowd?


Suppose you had to evaluate which of these books would be the most entertaining for your class to read

Just having the skills that employers want is not enough….

You must, also, be able to effectively convincethe interviewerthat you have the skills they are looking for!

It is often not the person who has the best skills that gets the job, but the one who interviews best!


Suppose you had to evaluate which of these books would be the most entertaining for your class to read

This Unit will help you to stand out from your competition when on a job interview in the following ways:

You will learn how to:

Create a winning resume and cover letter

Prepare for the job interview

Conduct yourself when being interviewed.

Dress for success


Confident

Hi, I’m Alicia! And in one word you will learn to be…

Confident!


How to

How to. . .

Create a Winning

Resume


The resume

The Resume

The resume is a summary of your experiences and accomplishments.

It is the means by which you present yourself as a qualified applicant for employment.

The basic parts of a resume are:

  • Personal Information

  • Objective

  • Education

  • Experience

  • References


The resume1

The Resume

Include:

Name

Address

Phone number

Email address

Personal Information

Do not include information such as:

Age, gender, SS#.

Caution:

Have an “adult” email address.

Be sure that none of the web sites or social networks to which you may belong contain anything that might be considered offensive.


The resume2

The Resume

Objective

An ‘objective’ is a statement oriented specifically to the job that you are seeking to fill.


The resume3

The Resume

A list of schools you have attended or technical certificate courses you have taken.

Include any honors, awards, diploma’s or certificates that you have achieved.

Education


The resume4

The Resume

A list of relevant jobs you have had in the past and up to the present.

Also include work-based learning experience and apprenticeships.

Experience


Suppose you had to evaluate which of these books would be the most entertaining for your class to read

Remember! To get the job you must pass the interview!

To get the interview you must have an effective resume!

Video: How to write a resume.


How to1

How to. . .

Create a Winning

Cover Letter


The cover letter

The Cover Letter

The cover letter accompanies the resume for the purpose of introducing yourselfto your prospective employer.

It should briefly state that you have the skills that the employer wants; and motivate them to give your resume a closer look.

Personal Information


The cover letter1

The Cover Letter

Include:

Name

Address

Phone number

Email address

Personal Information

Your letterhead, text and paper should be the same as on your resume.

Do not include information such as:

Age, gender, SS#.

Caution:

Have an “adult” email address.

Be sure that none of the web sites or social networks to which you may belong contain anything that might be considered offensive.


The cover letter2

The addressee

The Cover Letter

Personal Information

  • Correct name

  • Correct spelling

  • Correct title

  • Your letterhead, text and paper should be the same as on your resume.


The cover letter3

The 1st sentence

The Cover Letter

Personal Information

  • What is it you’re applying for.

  • How you found out about the open position.


The cover letter4

The body

The Cover Letter

  • Explain how your experience and training qualifies you for the position.

  • Be sure to leave contact information.

Personal Information


The cover letter5

Remember! Your cover letter is your letter of introduction.

The Cover Letter

Personal Information

It should briefly state that you have the skills they want!

Video: How To Write a Cover Letter


How to2

How to. . .

Dress

for

Success


Dress for success

Compare this women’s two interview outfits. Which looks more professional?

Dress for Success

Your interview begins before you even open your mouth!

Personal Information

Grooming

Posture

Hands

Stockings

Shoes

Clothing

Jewelry

Manners

Bag

Most interviewers will decide within the first 10 minutes if they feel that you are a serious candidate for the job.


Dress for success1

Women's Business Attire

Dress for Success

Personal Information


Dress for success2

Dress for Success

Men's Business Attire


Dress for success3

Dress for Success

Personal Information


Dress for success4

Remember! You only get one chance to make a good 1st impression!

Dress for Success

Personal Information

So, to dress for success… you must dress to impress!!


How to3

How to. . .

Prepare for the

Interview

7 Tips


Tip 1 analyze the job

Preparing for the Interview

Tip 1 Analyze the Job

  • Analyze the job description to see what the company is looking for in a candidate.

  • List the qualities and skills required by the employer.

  • Match your qualities and skills to those of the employer to see if you qualify.


Tip 2 research the company

Preparing for the Interview

Tip 2 Research the Company

Find out as much as you can about the company.

For example:

“What kind of business are they in?” What type of products do they make?” “How successful have they been?”

This will help you both answer interview questions, and ask the interviewer questions.


Tip 3 practice interview questions

Preparing for the Interview

Tip 3 Practice Interview Questions

Take time to practice probable interview questions.

Look up proper responses to the tough questions on the internet.

Practice interview questions ahead of time with a family member or a friend.

Video:


How would you answer these typical interview questions

How would you answer these typical interview questions?


You will need to practice a response to each of these questions so that the answers flow from you

You will need to practice a response to each of these questions so that the answers flow from you.


Tip 4 make sure your interview clothes are ready

Preparing for the Interview

Tip 4 Make sure your interview clothes are ready.

Don’t wait till the last minute to get your interview clothes ready.

Make sure that they are cleaned and pressed well in advance of your interview.


Tip 5 what you need to bring

Preparing for the Interview

Tip 5 What you need to bring

Bring a portfolio with you with extra copies of your resume, references and samples of your work. Also bring a list of questions for the interviewer.

However, DO NOT bring your cellphone, gum or anything that you might ‘fiddle’ with.


Tip 6 get directions

Preparing for the Interview

Tip 6 Get directions

Know where you need to go and how to get there.

You may need to take a “dry run” so that you will not be late on the day of your interview.


Tip 7 practice interview etiquette

Preparing for the Interview

Tip 7 Practice interview etiquette

  • Do:

  • Greet everyone enthusiastically

  • Shake hands, firmly

  • Maintain eye contact

  • Sit up in your chair

  • Be attentive, listen closely.

  • Do not:

  • Bring in your cellphone

  • Chew gum

  • Sit down until invited to do so

  • Talk excessively

Lets practice how to enter the interviewers office.


Do s and don ts video

Do’s and Don’ts Video


Don t say um game

Don’t Say ‘Um’ Game

The rules:

You will be given a random subject and you must speak on it for thirty seconds without using any mannerisms such as; ‘um’, ‘uah’, ‘ah’ or ‘like’.


Suppose you had to evaluate which of these books would be the most entertaining for your class to read

These tips will help you to be confidentwhen you go on a job interview.


Interview evaluation form

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Interview Evaluation Form

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36 x 2.778 = 100

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