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JOB HUNTING. Seeking and Keeping a Job. What Does a Hiring Manager Want to Know About You? . That you can learn the job quickly Find out duties & requirements for the job Give example of when you performed each requirement That you will do the work Add details to examples

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Job hunting

JOB HUNTING

Seeking and Keeping a Job


What does a hiring manager want to know about you
What Does a Hiring Manager Want to Know About You?

  • That you can learn the job quickly

    • Find out duties & requirements for the job

    • Give example of when you performed each requirement

  • That you will do the work

    • Add details to examples

    • This turns job requirements into your accomplishments

  • That you are cooperative

    • Think of good examples for the following

      • You have a good attitude

      • You are easy to coach

      • You have good people skills


13 proven ways to get an interview
13 Proven Ways To Get An Interview

  • Ask friend and relatives if they could help you get a job interview where they work

  • Twitter or email your friends

  • Connect with you connectors—people who know lots of other people

  • Facebook and LinkedIn

    • Recruiters and hiring managers search these sites for people to interview


13 proven ways to get an interview1
13 Proven Ways To Get An Interview

Check employment pages of your favorite companies

Answer some help-wanted ads

Send a letter and ask for a job interview

Call the hiring manager and ask for a job interview

Look for “Now Hiring” signs

Attend a job fair


13 proven ways to get an interview2
13 Proven Ways To Get An Interview

  • Sign up with a temp agency

  • Visit your school’s career center

  • Visit Georgia’s One-Stop Career Center

    • Google One Stop Career Center


Perfect cover letters
Perfect Cover Letters

Plan your letter with AIDA

  • ATTENTION

    • Grab the hiring manager’s attention

  • INTEREST

    • Explain what makes you special

  • DESIRE

    • Offer 3 good reasons why the hiring manager should give you an interview

  • ACTION

    • Tell the hiring manager that you want an interview

    • Ask them to call you

    • Tell them that you will follow up


What should i do with this resume
What Should I Do With This Resume?

Mail it

Email it

Post it online

Ask friends to give it to their managers

Hand it out at job fairs

Give it to employment agencies


What is ten second glance
What is Ten-Second Glance

When a resume comes across an employer’s desk, they give it a quick, ten-second glance.

If it’s easy to read and pops with sizzle—they’ll read it

If it’s too long, too wordy, too cluttered, or has no sizzle—they will toss it.

**Sizzle—the sight, sound, and smell of a good steak cooking on the grill. It says, “grab a plate and take a seat”


What are the nuts and bolts of a resume
What Are the Nuts and Bolts of a Resume?

  • Heading

    • Lets employers know where they can reach you

  • Job Objective

    • One short sentence telling what kind of work you’re looking for

  • Education

    • Include all training

      • Start with most recent to oldest


What are the nuts and bolts of a resume cont
What Are the Nuts and Bolts of a Resume? (cont)

  • Work Experience

    • Includes full time; part-time, casual labor; self-employment; internship; co-op; civic; volunteer; charitable; and military

    • Start with most recent to oldest

    • Include a list of your important duties with examples

  • Accomplishments

    • If no work experience, list this as a section by itself

  • Personal—this part is optional


Should you have references
Should You Have References?

  • Find 3 or 4 people who will give you a “positive recommendation”

    • Always ask before using someone’s name

    • Do not use “peers” or family members

  • Good references to use

  • Former Supervisors

  • Teachers

  • Coaches

  • Co-workers

  • Customers

  • Prominent people who know you

  • Attorney

  • Banker

  • Doctor

  • Clergy

  • Small business owner


Tips on filling out job applications
Tips on Filling Out Job Applications

Friends and Relatives

Criminal Record

Education

Layoffs

Firings

Job Hopping

Employment Gaps

No Work History

References

Money


Filling out job applications
Filling Out Job Applications

Blue or Black Ink

Always Print

Never Leave Blanks

Always Sign


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