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Skills and knowledge that can be applied to accomplishing wok tasks
Personal traits or chaacteristics
Analyzing abilities and attributes in terms of credibility
Competence: Ability to accomplish work tasks
Caring: Ability to maintain effective workplace relationships
Character: Ability to uphold corporate norms and standards
Most Common sources of Networking
1. Friends/ Relatives- 67%
2. Colleagues- 56%
3. Supervisors or Managers- 26%
Best way to understand an employers needs
Carefully read and analyze the job position announcement
On your resume how many abilities and attributes should you highlight?
3 to 4
What is the most common order of information on a resume?
-Name Block
-Work Experience
-Additional Information
How long does an employer look at your resume?
Anywhere between 5 to 15 seconds
True or false: Providing numbers on your resume is more effective than ball parking the results
True- Numbers provide an insight into what you really accomplished
Name some Cliches to avoid on your resume
-Dream Job
-Track record of success
-State of the art
What is the number one reason employers throw out resumes?
Grouping and Labeling
When you have long lists of items, group them in lists or four or less to prevent the employer from skipping over them
What are the two types of resume formats?
Chronological and Functional
Chronological Resumes:
Present information grouped y work and education over time
Functional Resumes
Present the information in terms of key skills
How many references should you have and are they important?
Three to five

62% of employers contact three or more references
What are cover letters?
Describe you interest and qualifications for a position.
If you have more than two different kinds of resumes, should you have different cover letters?
YES. No two cover letters should ever be the same.
Components of Cover Lettes
1. Interest in position
2. Match with position
3. Call to action
Solicited cover letter
Writing a cover letter for a company with an open position and has requested applicants
Unsolicited cover letter
Writing a cover letter for a company that does not currently have an open position
Serious problems in the Job application/ Interview Process
1. Is dressed to provocatively
2. Has typos or grammatical errors
3. Late for the interview
True or False: You should ask questions after your interview to show interest