Professional Voice – not being fake, it’s being professionalFirst Impression – CriticalWhat was different about the two calls?
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Job Hunters - Resume & Interview Readiness
RESUME AND INTERVIEW READINESSPresented by M.L. Cannon Tips and tools for empowering yourself during your job searchfor LAULYP 11/11/11
Resume BasicsA resume is a snapshot of yourwork experience, skills, andaccomplishments Should highlight your skills Should be visually appealing Should be detailed
What a good résumé can do Pique an employer’s interest Get you a phone screening/interview Work as “advertisement” of you as an employee
5 Key Elements of a Good RésuméREMEMBER TO Clean & crisp layout*make sure your Brief (ideally 1 page) contact info is accurate! Factual and accurate *utilize online resources to Tailored to the positionhelp build your resume Error-free
SNAPSHOT A SNAPSHOT BJane Doe Jane Doe(323) 999-9876 (323)999-9876 |email@example.com@yahoo.com XYZ CompanyXYZ Company Receptionist 8/10-PresentReceptionist 8/10-Present -Greet callers, answer general questions, and-answer phones handle high volume calls for fast paced-file paperwork shipping office-open and sort mail -Maintain accuracy and organization of in- house filing system -Receive, prioritize, and deliver mail daily to 100 employeesSNAPSHOTS - RECEPTIONISTWhich snapshot stands out more to you?
What About a Cover Letter?If the job posting requests acover letter, you shouldsend one. Step by Step Guide Important: In addition to spell checking your cover http://bit.ly/coverletterbasics letter, print it and ask a friend or two to read it to Opportunity to add ensure it is error free. information not on resume Know your value! Present yourself in a positive light.
Before the InterviewThe Phone Call/Screening Be Alert Get a name Important: Keep a JOB NOTEBOOK (or spreadsheet) Be Attentive tracking where you’ve Don’t take a call in the drive applied, who you’ve spoken thru of McDonalds with and when. Use Voice Mail (return calls/e-mails within 24 hours) Keep a pen and paper Be Interested handy (at home or in the car) for taking notes. Your smile can be heard through the phone End call with a thank you
PHONE SCREENING SNAPSHOT Snapshot 1 Snapshot 2 Which candidate are you more interested in meeting?
Interview Readiness: 5 Key Elements Approach Eye contact, firm handshake, bright smile Know your Goal To determine if job is a good fit for you Know your Skills Inventory your strengths and weaknesses and be able to articulate them Listen actively and respond honestly Take cues from interviewer Have questions for the interviewer When do you expect to have a decision?
When You’re Applying to Jobs Be mindful of the Don’t invest your logistics of the job time applying to/interviewing for a you are applying job you have no for intention of taking Location Utilize your personal Salary network & online Hours resources
WHERE TO LOOK FOR WORKGeneral Non-ProfitsIndeed.com OpportunityKnocks.orgSimplyHired.com Idealist.orgLinkedIn.comUSAJobs.gov Specialty SnagAJob.com – HourlyYour personal network TheLadders.com – Industry Specific Sites ExecutivesAlumni Career Center HCareers.comWork Source Centers EdJoin.org Showbizjobs.com