Job Skills Basics How To Get the Job You Want By Susan Rowland
First you must conduct a job search Pick a field of interest, one you have experience in or are studying. Go through your local newspaper or conduct an online job search on the internet using a website specified for help wanted ads, such as www.Monster.com
Next, put together a resume’
Your resume should be a compilation of all the highlighted features, such as:
Your name and location, or contact information
What your objective for applying is, or why you want the position.
Your educational background. This should be stated with the institution, dates you attended, what you studied, and any degrees or diplomas you have received.
Your work history and experience. This can be stated similar to the educational background, but be sure to add what your job duties were that apply to the position you are after, such as customer care, etc.
If you have any honors or local activities you participate in that would provide the employer with a better picture of you, please add these.
Finally, include references if requested or simply state “references upon request”.
The difference between the good and not so good A Good Resume’ A Not-So-Good Resume’
After you have scheduled the interview: Make sure you take some time to write a cover letter. A cover letter helps introduce you a little more than your resume’ in a more personal way.
When you go for the interview keep in mind:
Dress to impress. Look the part that you are applying for.
Come prepared. Have all necessary documents and your portfolio with you.
Get off to a good start by being early.
Make the right first impression with a strong (but not violent) handshake.
Always take your time and present the “Best You” Be polite Look them in the eye Think through your answers before you speak
Interview Don’ts Don’t chew gum! Don’t show up late Don’t bring your children Don’t wear torn or tattered clothes Don’t give in to nervous ticks, such as clicking your tongue, saying “um” a lot, or picking at your clothes, hair, or fingers
After the Interview After you have gotten through the interview it is always good manners and good measure to follow up with a follow-up letter. This will show the employer you were serious about the job and it is a courtesy for them taking the time to meet with you. A follow-up letter is like a brief thank you that follows the format of the cover letter, but the body simply states that you are happy to have met with them and you look forward to the possibility of working with them.
If you follow these simple Guidelines: You are bound to reach success and get your dream job!
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