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The Yellow Brick Road to Getting a Job: The Job Application and Resume Process
 

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I created this PowerPoint in 2012 for students at a local community college. I hope that it eases your job search process!

I created this PowerPoint in 2012 for students at a local community college. I hope that it eases your job search process!

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    The Yellow Brick Road to Getting a Job: The Job Application and Resume Process The Yellow Brick Road to Getting a Job: The Job Application and Resume Process Presentation Transcript

    • CREATED BYBRECKANY ECKHARDTPROVIDED TO YOU BYBRECKANY ECKHARDT &
    • “HIRE FOR ATTITUDE,TRAIN FOR SKILLS.” -PATI RICE, OWNER H&R BLOCK
    • MATERIALS• RESUME CHECKLIST• RESUME INFORMATION PACKET• COVER LETTER PACKET• CHRONOLOGICAL RESUME SHEET• FUNCTIONAL RESUME SHEET
    • WHO GETS HIRED?PEOPLE WHO• ARE LIFE-LONG LEARNERS• HAVE POSTIVE ATTITUDE• ARE HARD-WORKERS• CARE ABOUT THE COMPANY’S NEEDS, MISSION, AND VALUESHOW CAN YOU DEMONSTRATE THESE QUALITIES IN YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION, RESUME, COVER LETTER, AND INTERVIEW?
    • 21ST CENTURY JOB SEARCH WHAT HAS CHANGED?
    • AGENDA PART IJob Search Process from Human Resource – Online applications – Reviewing resumes and cover letters – Selecting and interviewing candidates PART IIResumes and Cover Letters – Types of Resumes – Parts – Powerful Bullet Points
    • PART I OVERVIEW OF STEPS1. IDENTIFY NEEDS 6. COVER LETTERS2. NEEDS TO H.R. 7. LOOK UP3. ONLINE ONLINE APPLICATIONS 8. PHONE SCREEN4. QUICK VIEW OF RESUME 9. INTERVIEW5. DETAIL VIEW OF 10. REFERENCES RESUME
    • STEP 1HEADQUARTERS IDENTIFYNEEDS & SKILLS FOR JOB
    • STEP 2 JOB NEEDS GO TOHUMAN RESOURCES (H.R.)
    • WHAT DOES H.R. DO?1. CREATE JOB DESCRIPTIONS2. ADVERTISES JOBS3. CREATES ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESSES4. REVIEWS APPLICATIONS5. CONDUCTS INERVIEWS6. PROVIDES TRAINING, ETC.7. MAINTAINS POLICIES & PROCEDURES
    • A L RN T E E X A L R N T EIN
    • STAFFINGAGENCIESCRAIGSLISTONLINE JOBBOARDSLINKEDINPRINT ADSCOLLEGESJOB FAIRS
    • ONLINE APPLICATIONSFill out ALL PARTSFOLLOW DIRECTIONSUSE KEYWORDS… OU ’RE HEC KY C ING SP IL L
    • ONLINE APPLICATIONS & RESUME GENERAL INFO.1. FILL IN GAPS OF 3+ MONTHS “ACTIVE JOB SEKER” “FULL-TIME STUDENT” “VOLUNTEER”2. CRIMINAL BACKGROUND: BE HONEST – “LEARNED FROM IT” / TRY TO EXPUNGE3. EDUCATION IS EQUAL TO “WORK EXPERIENCE”4. SELL THE EXPERIENCE YOU HAVE...
    • WHAT DOES A QUALITY ONLINE APPLICATION SAY ABOUT YOU AS A POTENTIAL EMPLOYEE?• FOLLOW DIRECTIONS• THOROUGH IN TASKS• DETAIL-ORIENTED• COMPUTER & INTERNET SKILLS• LITERACY SKILLS WHAT ELSE?
    • STEP 3ELECTRONIC SORTING OF RESUMES &ONLINE APPLICATIONS BY KEYWORD1. RECEIVES APPLICATIONS AND SORTS RESUMES BY KEYWORD
    • 80% OF RESUMES AREOVERLOOKED DUE TO LACK OFUSING KEYWORDS,REGARDLESS OF YOUR EXPERIENCE.Casey Accord, “How to Make Your Resume S--- 80 Percent Less”
    • WOULD YOU GO DEERHUNTING WITH AMACHINE GUN?WHY NOT?TARGET YOUR APPROACH•COMPANY MISSION AND VALUES –(ABOUT US SECTION ON WEBSITE)•JOB DESCRIPTION
    • STEP 4 QUICK VIEW OF THE RESUME 7-10 SECOND SCREEN1.IS IT ORGANIZED?2.GAPS IN HISTORY?3.USE OF BULLET POINTS?4.MARGINS LINED UP?5.APPROPRIATE USE OF COLOR?(OPTIONAL: USE OF COMPANY’S LOGO COLORS)6. HEADING AND SUMMARY …
    • WHAT DOES A QUALITY RESUME SAY ABOUT YOU AS A POTENTIAL EMPLOYEE?• DETAIL-ORIENTED• ORGANIZED• COMPUTER SKILLS• LITERACY SKILLS• COMMUNICATION OF SKILLS & EXPERTISE• CREATIVITY• PRESENTATION SKILLS WHAT ELSE?
    • HEADING IN CAPSCONTACTINFORMATIONJOB TITLE OF JOBDESCRIPTIONSUMMARY WITHKEYWORDS
    • KEYWORDSKEYWORDS
    • STEP 5 DETAIL VIEWOF THE RESUME1. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS?2. EXPERIENCE?3. COMMUNICATE SKILLS?4. SPELLING / GRAMMAR /PUNCTUATION CORRECT?5. INTERESTED IN WORKING HERE?
    • RESUME #1
    • Y ! PP L O S IS UY G H IST
    • Resume #2
    • “WOW!WHAT APROFESSIONAL!”
    • STEP 6 COVER LETTERS …ALWAYS WRITE A COVER LETTER …EVEN IF IT’S NOT REQUIRED!
    • WHAT DOES YOUR RESUME SAY ABOUT YOU?WOULD YOU HIRE YOURSELF BASED ON YOUR RESUME? • COMMUNICATION SKILLS • LITERACY SKILLS • GRAMMAR / PUNCTUATION … BY THE WAY, IF YOU ARE USING A / IN YOUR RESUME, MAKE A SPACE BEFORE AND AFTER… OTHERWISE IT WON’T SHOW UP AS A KEYWORD. EX: TRAINER / MANAGER • DETAIL-ORIENTED (*KEYWORDS) • INTERESTED IN THE COMPANY • YOU CAN “SELL” YOUR EXPERIENCE
    • STEP 7 SOCIAL NETWORKING “35% of hiring managers use Google to do online background checks on job candidates, and 23% look people up on social networking sites. About 1/3 of those Web searches lead to rejections, according to the survey.” -Ponemon Institute, a privacy think tank 20
    • STEP 81. Turn call-waiting off. PHONE SCREEN2. NO TACKY RINGTONE3. PROFESSIONAL V.M.4. CHARGE PHONE.5. Schedule the interview.6. Resume & JOB DESCRIPTION in view.7. Accomplishments list8. Take notes9. LISTEN FIRST.10.Clear the room. QUIET~
    • STE P9 INTE RVIE WS
    • 1. DRESSED TO IMPRESS ?2. PREPARED?3. COMMUNICATE SKILLS?4. NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION?5. SAY THANK YOU?6. QUALIFICATIONS?7. KNOWS ABOUT COMPANY?8. CAN REPRESENT COMPANY?
    • KEEP ALL ANSWERSUNDER 60 SECONDS.PREPARE ANSWERSAHEAD OF TIME.TAILOR TO COMPANY’SMISSION & VALUES!
    • Dear Ms. ______________:Thank you for taking the time toconduct a _____ interview with me on(date). I have an increasedunderstanding and appreciation for_(company) due to learning about (shesaid “____”). I know that your mission is ____ .Weshare the same passions because ___.
    • I am confident that my knowledge of____, skills in _____, and attitudes______ will take your company tothe next level.I look forward to staying in contactand thank you for youconsideration.Sincerely,Your Name, Active Job Seeker.
    • AFTER YOUR INTERVIEW… THANK YOU CARDS ALWAYS WRITE THANK YOU NOTES!• HANDWRITTEN• WALK-IN IF POSSIBLE• INCLUDE SOMETHING YOU LEARNED FROM INTERVIEWER• DISCUSS COMPANY’S MISSION• FOLLOW UP
    • STEP 10 REFERENCESDO NOT INCLUDE REFERENCES WITH YOUR RESUMEDO BRING REFERENCES TO YOUR INTERVIEW 1. USE FIELD-SPECIFIC REFERENCES 2. EMAIL YOUR REFERENCES JOB DESCRIPTION & YOUR RESUME AHEAD OF TIME - GIVE THEM A LIST OF KEYWORDS 1. SAME FORMAT: RESUME, COVER LETTER, REFERENCES 4. 3-5 REFERENCES IS STANDARD
    • BAD EMPLOYER REFERENCES?FIND OUT WHAT THEY ARE GOING TO SAY ABOUT YOU!SUGGESTIONS:1.HAVE A FRIEND CALL AND PRETEND TO BE A HIRINGMANAGER.2.GET A FREE BACKGROUND CHECK FROM A STAFFINGAGENCYTAILOR YOUR PITCH TO COMPANY, MISSION, & JOB DESCRPTION.DO NOT EVER TALK POORLY ABOUT YOUR PREVIOUS EMPLOYER OREMPLOYEES!NEVER MENTION INTERPERSONAL DISAGREEMENTS OR DISLIKINGSOMEONE!
    • ADDITIONAL STEPS • 2ND INTERVIEW • GROUP INTERVIEW • RECORDING • PANEL INTERVIEW • PRESENTATION • DEMONSTRATION • VIEW OF PORTFOLIO1. MAKE SURE YOU ARE PREPARED WITH ENOUGH COPIES OF YOUR RESUMES, COVER LETTERS, ETC.2. BE THERE AHEAD OF TIME TO PRACTICE AND MAKE SURE TECHNOLOGY IS WORKING IF PRESENTING3. BRING ELECTRONIC BACKUPS!
    • CHECKPOINT1. _________ IS THE MOST IMPORTANT KEYWORD PART OF A JOB APPLICATION. WHY?2. WHAT IS A STAFFING AGENCY?3. WHAT DOES A HUMAN RESOURCE DEPARTMENT DO?4. WHAT ARE SOME IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS FOR INTERVIEWING?5. WHAT ARE SOME THINGS TO DO TO CREATE A GOOD COVER LETTER?
    • 1.COMPREHENSIVE “Brainstorming”2.CHRONOLOGICAL “Conservative”3.CURRICULUM VITAE “Education”4.FUNCTIONAL “Job Function”
    • COMPREHENSIVE RESUME “MASTER APPLICATION”• NOT SEND TO EMPLOYERS• PAPER OR COMPUTER• LIST ALL JOBS, ACTIVITIES, COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT, AND EDUCATION EXPERIENCE• ADD ADDRESSES TO CUT & PASTE FOR ONLINE APPLICATIONS• HIGHLIGHT 3-5 SKILL SETS• NO FONTS OR FANCY BULLET POINTS
    • COMPREHENSIVE RESUME
    • 2. CHRONOLOGICAL RESUME• 1-3 FULL PAGES: NO HALF PAGES!• 7-10 YEARS OF WORK EXPERIENCE• FILL IN THE GAPS OF 3+ MONTHS• HEADING & SUMMARY BIG & BOLD• LIST COMPANY, JOB TITLE(S), DATES• BULLET POINTS: 3-8 PER JOB• ACTION VERBS: PRESENT FOR – CURRENT (Repair), PAST FOR PAST (Repaired)
    • HEADING GOES ON EVERY PAGE:NAME IN CAPSEMAIL, PHONE, SOCIALNETWORKING… NO ADDRESS!JOB TITLE OF JOB APPLYING FORPULL QUOTESUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONSEDUCATION, TRAINIING,CERTIFICATIONSTECHNOLOGY & FIELD SPECIFICTOOLSEMPLOYMENT HISTORYRECENT TO OLDEST • VARY ACTION VERBS • USE NUMBERS • “.” AFTER EVERY BULLET POINT • NO HANGING WORDS AT END OF BULLET POINTPAGE NUMBERS
    • CURRICULUM VITAECHRONOLOGICALRESUME + EDUCATIONALRESEARCH, PAPERS, PRESENTATIONS
    • FUNCTIONAL RESUME• CUSTOMIZED FOR JOB FUNCTION / ORGANIZATION• 1-2 PAGES (USUALLY 1 PAGE)• USE COMPANY LOGO COLORS• FOLLOW THE JOB DESCRIPTION STRUCTURE THAT THE ORGANIZATION USES• PULL SKILL SETS FROM FUNCTIONAL RESUME THAT ARE APPLICABLE TO THE JOB
    • HEADING IN CAPSCONTACTINFORMATIONJOB TITLE OF JOBDESCRIPTIONSUMMARY WITHKEYWORDS
    • KEYWORDSKEYWORDS
    • EX: AUTO MECHANICJob Description:We are looking for someone to diagnose and repair cars at our Auto Body Shop.Resume #1• Fixed trucks at a Truck Station.
    • PAR STATEMENTS
    • … and how much was each repair? (average)
    • ONLINE RESUME TOOLS
    • RESOURCES GALORE! www.delicious.com/worksourceDelicious.com is a social bookmarking website. It’s a public website that collect and organizes websites.On the page created for you called worksource, you will find over 450 web resources organized by TAGS (LABELS).IT’S ONLY WEBSITE YOU NEED FOR YOUR JOB SEARCH!
    • CLICK ALPHA TOSORT TAGSALPHABETICALLY
    • SCROLL DOWNAND CLICK ON ATAG OF INTEREST
    • CLICK A RELATEDTAGS TO NARROWYOUR SEARCH
    • GO EXPLORE THE RESOURCES !!!!TIP! YOU CAN –OPEN WEBSITES IN TABS TO ORGANIZE YOUR WEBSITES…
    • 1. RIGHT CLICK ON THE TITLE OF THE WEBSITE (IN BLUE)2. LEFT CLICK OPEN IN NEW TAB
    • LEFT CLICK WHEN YOU AREON THE TAB DONE, CLICK THE XTO OPEN THE TO CLOSE THE TABWEBSITE.
    • Go to SimplyHired, Indeed.com, or Craigslist. Finda job posting. Print it out. Highlight theKEYWORDS in the job posting.Choose a resume you would like to get startedwith (Comprehensive, Curriculum Vitae,Chronological, or Functional)Choose an online tool (Emurse.com, LinkedIn, orVisualCV) and get started. We will assist you forthe rest of the class.
    • CONTACT ME!Breckany Eckhardt, M.Sbreckany@gmail.com 503.758.6932