Marketing yourself for your first job


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10 things that must be included in a first resume. Developed by Jenni Proctor, Career Clarity

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Marketing yourself for your first job

  1. 1. Marketing yourself for your first job<br />It’s all about YOU!<br />
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  3. 3. What’s your personal brand?<br />
  4. 4. Who are you on Facebook?<br />
  5. 5. Branding<br />
  6. 6. Personal branding<br />Presenting a consistent image <br />Being true to yourself<br />Showing what you are capable of<br />Looking the part<br />Dressing appropriately<br />
  7. 7. Self-marketing<br />Resumes<br />CV (Curriculum Vitae)<br />Cover letter<br />Portfolio<br />ePortfolio<br />
  8. 8. Your resume - Contact details<br />Your name, address, email and telephone number, clearly displayed<br />Is your email address appropriate?<br />Is the message on your mobile phone appropriate?<br />
  9. 9. Objective<br />Only include this if the job you are applying for <br />Is part of your career plans <br />Is related to a special interest<br />
  10. 10. Education<br />Your school <br />Current year level<br />Grades <br />
  11. 11. Achievements<br />Awards<br />Leadership positions in school and sport<br />Certificates <br />Special responsibilities<br />Membership of Associations, Choirs, Service Groups eg lifesavers<br />Membership of sporting teams and years of involvement<br />Achievements in the Arts – Music, Art, Drama<br />
  12. 12. Strong positive action statements<br />Write your achievement statements starting with a strong verb eg Achieved, Created, Lead, Managed, Won, Assisted or a passive verb eg Awarded, Given.<br />Let your achievements tell a story<br />Verb = Doing word<br />
  13. 13. Skills<br />Languages<br />High level of mathematical ability<br />Musical ability<br />Technology Skills<br />
  14. 14. Technology skills<br />Basic computer use (Indicate the level)<br />Word<br />Excel<br />PowerPoint<br />Internet<br />Other technology skills<br />Office machinery <br />Electronics<br />Film making<br />Advanced computer skills<br />Graphics<br />Photoshop<br />Video editing<br />Excel<br />Solving hardware problems<br />Solving software problems<br />Programming <br />
  15. 15. Work experience<br />Paid, informal and volunteer work all tell the prospective employer a lot about you.<br />
  16. 16. Paid work<br />Any work that you have done for an employer where you had to give them your tax file number<br />Job title<br />Name and address of employer <br />Dates that you worked for them eg Jan 2009 – April 2010<br />Achievements/responsibilities<br />
  17. 17. Informal work (paid or unpaid)<br />Baby sitting, helping in a family business, pet care or gardening, school work experience.<br />Job title<br />Name and address of employer <br />Dates that you worked for them eg Jan 2009 – April 2010<br />Achievements/Responsibilities<br />
  18. 18. Volunteer work<br />Fundraising <br />Door-knocking for recognised charities such as Red Shield Appeal<br />Caring for elderly relative or neighbour <br />Assisting at a school or church function<br />Tell the story – What was it for? What did you do? What was the outcome <br />
  19. 19. Interests<br />Let them know something about you as an individual eg singing with a band, running in fun runs, surfing<br />
  20. 20. Referees<br />Someone who<br />Knows and respects you<br />Is willing to be telephoned by a prospective employer<br />Believes in you.<br />
  21. 21. Personal characteristics<br />Try to show them in the statements you make in the resume and/or cover letter<br />Can be a separate section …….. but what you say needs to match what you can demonstrate through your resume.<br />
  22. 22. Layout<br />Simple clean layout<br />One font throughout<br />Consistent formatting<br />No spelling mistakes (Don’t trust spellcheck on the computer!)<br />No grammar mistakes<br />No typos<br />
  23. 23. Cover letter<br />Correct letter layout<br />Start with <br />Dear …………….<br />Re: Job you are applying for<br />
  24. 24. Cover letter content<br />4 or 5 paragraphs:<br />How you know about the job <br />A bit about yourself and your availability<br />Why they should employ you<br />Personal characteristics<br />A friendly signing off.<br /> <br />
  25. 25. ePortfolio<br />Your documents<br />Art /graphics<br />Music<br />Performance<br />Resume<br />
  26. 26. Your network<br />
  27. 27. Interviews<br />Be about 10 minutes early<br />Smartly dressed<br />Well groomed<br />Dress appropriately for the job<br />No tats, piercings, or obscene T-shirts<br />No extreme hairstyles <br />No strong makeup<br />
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  29. 29. Jenni Proctor <br />Career Clarity<br /><br /><br />