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Finding And Applying For A Job
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They will want to know
• Why are you applying?
• What did you do before?
• Hobbies / interests
Finding a job usually begins with
a job lead. A job lead is information about a job that is available. (Newspaper, internet, friends/family)
One of the most effective ways to find job leads is
communicating with people you know or meet to share information and advise about jobs. 60-80% of jobs are found by networking. You can start networking by making a contact list. This is a list of people you know that might be helpful in your job search.
Successful networks include 5 types of association.
o Personal association: includes classmates, neighbors, family and friends
o Professional association: co-workers, customers, doctor/lawyer
o Organizational: people at church
o Opportunistic: sitting next to somebody; informal
o Online: bulletin boards or chat rooms
People in your network may provide
you with referrals for jobs. A referral is a recommendation from a contact who is part of your network.
Your school counselor may also be able to help you get into
school to work programs. These programs bring schools and local businesses together. (Students gain work experience and training) cooperative programs
Don't just rely on one ads
to find a job. Only around 20% of jobs seekers find their jobs through classified ads.
Top things to look for when looking for ad
o Location, job requirements, full time, part time, duties, salary
one has referral or a call or follow up a lead. It's hot because you know you are calling and you know that there is a job or information at the other end.
these are blind calls. You are not calling up to find about a specific job lead or a referral but just to get information. When making a cold call write down what you are going to say ahead of time. If you make the notes, you are more likely to ask the necessary questions.
You can use an employment agency to match you to
a job opening.
There are two kinds of employment agencies:
public and private.
Public agencies provide free placement services.
Private agencies charge a fee either from you or the potential employer. Make sure the employer will pay the fee.
Private agencies often specialize in
temp jobs, those lasted for 1 day or for a few months or in temp-to-hire jobs. (It can become a permanent job after a period of evaluation by the potential employer)
The Internet is a good source
of job leads.
Moster.com and careerbuilders.com are two of the most popular sites visited by people in search of job.
You can search according to job title or city in which you would like to work. You can email your resume directly to the person in charge of hiring for that position. Some sites permit you to post your resume online so that recruiters can access it while searching for qualifying applicants.
On an résumé you list
your experience, education and skills. The way you speak and write is one of the first and strongest impressions you will make, so use Standard English.
An résumé is a
brief summary of your personal info, education, skills, work experience, activities and interest. You can send it or email it.
There are two basic forms of résumé.
Chronological and skills.
A Chronological résumé presents
your experiences by listing your most recent jobs first. The advantage of a Chronological résumé is that it shows your growth in experience.
A skills résumé
highlights your skills and accomplishments. The advantage is that you can emphasize your strengths.
o 1- Opening paragraph explains why you are writing. Don't be afraid to be a name dropper
o 2- Body para: selling yourself. Do not repeat everything on your résumé.
o 3- closing para: tells how you will follow up include
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