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THE PREPARATION OF APPLICATION LETTER AND RESUME. ABD. RAZAK BIN SAID Master in Human Resource Development (UPM – MALAYSIA ) Bachelor in Workforce Education & Development (SIUC – USA) Dip. In Stenography (ITM). WHAT IS A LETTER OF APPLICATION?.

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the preparation of application letter and resume

THE PREPARATION OF APPLICATION LETTER AND RESUME

ABD. RAZAK BIN SAID

Master in Human Resource Development (UPM – MALAYSIA)

Bachelor in Workforce Education & Development (SIUC – USA)

Dip. In Stenography (ITM)

what is a letter of application
WHAT IS A LETTER OF APPLICATION?
  • A letter of application INTRODUCES you to a prospective employer and REQUESTS an interview.
characteristics of a letter of application
CHARACTERISTICS OF A LETTER OF APPLICATION
  • Should be an original not a photocopy,
  • The tone should appeal to the reader,
  • Its content should be concise and informative
guidelines in composing a letter of application
GUIDELINES IN COMPOSING A LETTER OF APPLICATION
  • Address the letter to a person – not to a department/position.
  • Explain in the first paragraph the reason for the letter, stating specifically the position in which you are interested.
guidelines in composing a letter of application5
GUIDELINES IN COMPOSING A LETTER OF APPLICATION
  • Briefly indicate why you believe you are qualified for the position
  • Indicate that a resume is enclosed
guidelines cont d
GUIDELINES (CONT’D)
  • In a final paragraph request an interview
  • LIMIT YOUR LETTER TO A SINGLE PAGE
resume
RESUME
  • A resume is a CONCISE, WELL-ORGANIZED presentation of your qualifications for a job.
  • Concise = Brief but lots of information.
  • Well-organized = Nicely presented.
resume cont
RESUME (CONT.)
  • Should make a positive impression on the reader.
  • List the most important information first.
resume cont9
RESUME (CONT.)
  • There is no standard resume form – a prospective employer may consider your resume to be an example of your ability to organize information.
parts of resume
PARTS OF RESUME
  • Personal Information
  • Education
  • Work Experience
  • Others
  • References
personal information
PERSONAL INFORMATION
  • Your name, address, phone no., e-mail address.
  • You may OR may not provide information such as age, date of birth, marital status or other pertinent information which may jeopardize your chances (weight, height, race, religion, etc).
  • No one should be discriminated based on the above characteristics.
educational experience
EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • List the name and address of your high school and the graduation date or anticipated date.
  • List the courses you completed that prepared you for the job market.
work experience
WORK EXPERIENCE
  • List in chronological order beginning with the most recent one.
  • For each job include the name and address of the organization, your job title, a brief description of the tasks performed, and the beginning and ending dates of your employment.
  • You may include any part-time positions as well as any volunteer work your performed.
others
OTHERS
  • You may include special skills such as keyboarding or good command in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Power-point, Etc.
  • School Activities such as President of Red Crescent Society, Member of Student Council, etc.
  • Hobbies – You need to decide.
references
REFERENCES
  • References are persons who know your academic ability and/or work skills and habits and are willing to recommend you to prospective employers.
  • Get permission before using a person as a reference.
references cont
REFERENCES (CONT.)
  • Be sure to include a complete name, job title, address, and telephone number for each one.
  • Two to three references are considered sufficient.
caution
CAUTION
  • Your resume is absolutely YOURS.
  • It will reflect your personality and ability.
  • It should be able to promote yourself.
caution c0nt
CAUTION (C0NT.)
  • Be as creative as possible.
  • One that is able to attract your prospective employer’s attention, get a better chance to be called for an interview.
the end
THE END

THANK YOU

WASSALAM