RESUME AND                                     INTERVIEW READINESSPresented by M.L. Cannon   Tips and tools for empowering...
Resume BasicsA resume is a snapshot of yourwork experience, skills, andaccomplishments        Should highlight your skill...
What a good résumé can do Pique  an employer’s  interest Get you a phone  screening/interview Work as  “advertisement” ...
5 Key Elements of a Good RésuméREMEMBER TO           Clean & crisp layout*make sure your       Brief (ideally 1 page) co...
SNAPSHOT A                       SNAPSHOT BJane Doe                         Jane Doe(323) 999-9876                   (323)...
What About a Cover Letter?If the job posting requests acover letter, you shouldsend one.   Step by Step Guide            ...
Before the InterviewThe Phone Call/Screening   Be Alert       Get a name                       Important: Keep a JOB    ...
PHONE SCREENING SNAPSHOT   Snapshot 1                        Snapshot 2      Which candidate are you more interested in ...
Interview Readiness: 5 Key Elements                    Approach                        Eye contact, firm handshake, brig...
When You’re Applying to Jobs   Be mindful of the         Don’t invest your    logistics of the job       time applying  ...
WHERE TO LOOK FOR WORKGeneral                 Non-ProfitsIndeed.com              OpportunityKnocks.orgSimplyHired.com     ...
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Job Hunters - Recent College Graduates and Entry Level Job Seekers. Being well prepared is key to a successful job search!

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    1. 1. RESUME AND INTERVIEW READINESSPresented by M.L. Cannon Tips and tools for empowering yourself during your job searchfor LAULYP 11/11/11
    2. 2. Resume BasicsA resume is a snapshot of yourwork experience, skills, andaccomplishments  Should highlight your skills  Should be visually appealing  Should be detailed
    3. 3. 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
    4. 4. 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
    5. 5. SNAPSHOT A SNAPSHOT BJane Doe Jane Doe(323) 999-9876 (323)999-9876 |jdoe@yahoo.comjdizzoethediva55@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?
    6. 6. 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.
    7. 7. 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
    8. 8. PHONE SCREENING SNAPSHOT Snapshot 1  Snapshot 2 Which candidate are you more interested in meeting?
    9. 9. 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?
    10. 10. 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
    11. 11. 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

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