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Remember, when you are looking for a job, everything you do, including how you present yourself, will be evaluated by a recruiter. It is the little things you do that will make you stand out among your competition.
They highlight your written communication abilities and demonstrate that you have a vast understanding of the company and the position. In addition… Often, your competition won’t take the time to send a thank you letter, which puts you way ahead of the pack! Be 100% sure you proofread it before sending. I recommend reading the letter from the bottom up. It helps to find errors.
Opening Paragraph : State the reason you are writing and how you learned about the opening.
2nd Paragraph : Tell why you are interested in the position you are applying for. Be specific. Indicate that you know about the company and/or about the position you are applying for. Mention specific qualifications and skills that relate to the job and the value you bring to the position. This is a great opportunity for you to state your accomplishments and achievements. Be sure to mention that your resume is enclosed.
3rd Paragraph : To convey your interest in the company and position, request the opportunity to interview. State that you would be happy to provide any additional information needed. Do not forget to thank the employer for his or her consideration.
Thank You … Two Powerful Words Send a warm and gracious email AND a hand-written thank you card to everyone you met with. It will speak volumes about your authenticity and remind them that you were an amazing potential hire too.
"If you want to be really successful, and I know you do, then you will have to give up blaming and complaining and take total responsibility for your life -- that means all your results, both your successes and your failures. That is the prerequisite for creating a life of success.“ – Jack Canfield (Author of The Success Principles)
First paragraph: Mention you have interview a number of candidates and have determined another candidate’s qualifications are more suited to the department. State your purpose of the letter is to let them know they have not been selected.
Second paragraph: Thank them for interviewing at (state name of your company). Express that you enjoyed meeting and talking to them.
Third paragraph: Let them know they can apply (if that is your policy) to positions in the future.
Fourth paragraph: Wish them well and thank them for their interest in your company.
Whatever your age or educational background, you will find guidelines here to help you succeed. You will be able to use the information and tips in this book to help you to obtain positive results. Our goal is to make the process of finding a job as simple and as easy as possible.
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This book will provide you with the assistance you need to:
Complete a self-assessment worksheet
Write professional award winning resumes
Write cover letters that apply to specific positions
Complete pre-interview checklists
Assess acceptable dress codes and professional attitudes
Execute post-interview checklists
Locate and explore employment opportunities
These guidelines will assist you in communicating effectively and efficiently in the marketplace.
Your ability and competence in eight areas of workplace skills can be evaluated using the reflective self-assessment exercise. The skill set is as follows: human relations, personal effectiveness, communication, leadership, supervision, strategic thinking, planning, and computer skills.
The dictionary defines the word resume as, “a brief written account of personal, educational, and professional qualifications and experience.”
In real world terms, your resume is the primary selling tool used to convince a potential employer to invite you to interview. This is an important first step, since your resume should get you to the employer’s door.
Ultimately, it is your interview performance and a follow-up thank-you note that will land you the job.
Although a resume will not get you a job, it will put you in the running with the competition.
Make a list of personal, professional, social, and educational associates.
Contact them and ask the following networking questions.
Do you know any companies that might be hiring someone with my skills and education?
Do you know of someone who can put me in touch with someone who can help me? If the response is negative, follow up this way. Ask, “if you don’t know anyone hiring can you put me in touch with someone who can help me?”
Contact these referrals and ask the same questions.
It is a personal meeting with an individual who has the authority to hire or supervise you. Job interviewing can be a stressful experience. You may feel qualified for a position but do not know how to convey that to an employer. The main reason candidates fail is their lack of preparedness for the interview.
Be prepared. Research the company via the Internet.
No matter what the atmosphere, conservative or casual, always dress conservatively.
From our research carried out at Adam Personnel, Inc. and Adam Temporary Services, Inc., which conducted a survey of 50 human resource recruiters, “When you first meet someone, it takes less than three seconds to form an opinion about that person.”
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