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  1. 1. Career Searching Guidelines<br />
  2. 2. Today we will cover…<br />Organization presentations<br />Resumes<br />Cover Letters, Thank You/Follow-Up Letters<br />Interviewing- Do’s and Don’ts<br />Internships<br />
  3. 3. Resumes<br />
  4. 4. What is a resume?<br />Why write a resume?<br />When creating your resume, what goals should you keep in mind?<br />
  5. 5. Full Name<br />Email address<br />Rutgers University Home Address<br /> Campus Address Phone number<br />Resumes The Heading<br />
  6. 6. Resumes- The Body<br />EDUCATION University City, State<br />Bachelor of Science in (MAJOR), Minor in (MINOR)<br />May 20xx, x.x/4.0<br />EXPERIENCES<br />- Internships, part-time, summer jobs, volunteer, extracurricular activities, course projects<br />Transferable Skills- acquire and apply to future<br />Interpersonal<br />Communication<br />Leadership<br />Organizational<br />
  7. 7. Case 1- Management and Supply Chain<br />Responsibilities of Managers include:<br />Plan, direct, coordinate activities<br />Analyze problems, make decisions, delegate assignments, train staff<br />Case 1: You are applying for a position within the Hotel/Restaurant industry as an intern.<br />Group 3- Management: Complete the “Resume Heading”, “Education”<br />Group 5- Supply Chain: Complete one experience<br />Construct the ideal resume for each scenario*<br />
  8. 8. THE Groups<br />Group 1: Accounting<br />Justin, Jamie, Dan, Ben<br />Group 2: Finance<br />Will, Mosum, Antonio, Jun, Nina<br />Group 3: Management<br />Katrina, Mike, Paul, Doug, Harsh<br />Group 4: Marketing<br />Sam, Kirstie, David, Melody<br />Group 5: Supply Chain Management<br />Derrick, Danielle, Alan, Shivani<br />
  9. 9. Case 2: Finance<br />Finance involves:<br />Money management: investment, borrowing, fund-raising<br />Prepare financial reports to satisfy requirements<br />Develop information that analyzes the financial status of a company<br />Case 2: You are applying for a Financial Analyst interning position (determine company value, analyze and guide business and individuals in making investment decisions, etc.)<br />Group 2- Finance: Add two relevant experiences<br />Assuming this student in still attending RU*<br />
  10. 10. Relevant Courses<br />6 – 10 directly related to career interest<br />Skills<br />Computer, professional, technical<br />Activities<br />Clubs, volunteer<br />Honors<br />Dean’s List, Scholarships, Awards<br />
  11. 11. Resume- Do’s and Don’ts<br />
  12. 12. Cover, Thank You/Follow-Up Letters<br />Purpose of a cover letter:<br />-provide the company with information about your interests, strengths, attitude, and background.<br />Types of cover letters:<br />-follow-up<br />-application for an advertised position<br />-general interest in employment opportunities<br />-interest in internship opportunities<br />Format options:<br />-Email<br />-Hard copy<br />
  13. 13. Cover Letter- Heading<br />The heading depends on what format you are using:<br />(Hard cover example) (Email example)<br />Your Street Address Date (MM/DD/YY)<br />City, State Zip Code Mr./Ms./Dr. First & Last Name<br />Phone Number Company Name<br />Email Address Company Address<br /> Person’s email address<br />Date (MM/DD/YY)<br />Mr./Ms./Dr. First & Last Name<br />Title<br />Company Name<br />Company Address<br />
  14. 14. 1st Paragraph<br /><ul><li>Basic introduction
  15. 15. How you learned about the position
  16. 16. What position you are interested in
  17. 17. Personalize it if you met the person before
  18. 18. By simply reading the first paragraph, the employer should be able to decipher what position and field of interest you are interested in</li></li></ul><li>Case 3: Accounting<br />Responsibilities of Accountants include:<br />Examine and design records of procedures of financial and business transactions<br />Analyze data, interpret conclusions<br />Case 3: You are applying for a position as an Audit intern with PricewaterhouseCoopers after learning about the position at the Career Fair<br />Group 1- Accounting: Explain what you would write in the 1st paragraph of your cover letter<br />Assume this is going to be written after meeting the individual at a Career Fair*<br />
  19. 19. 2nd Paragraph<br /><ul><li>Why you are interested in the position
  20. 20. Show your knowledge of the company
  21. 21. Explain why someone like you is suitable (briefly describe your related experiences and skills that qualify you)
  22. 22. Mention that you have enclosed or attached your resume/reference list/etc. to this document.</li></li></ul><li>3rd Paragraph / Conclusion<br /><ul><li>Indicate that you would like an opportunity to interview with the company, or even set up an informational interview to learn more about the company or position
  23. 23. Provide the employer with information on your availability to be contacted if they have any questions or comments
  24. 24. Thank the employer for his/her consideration</li></ul>Sincerely,<br />First and Last name<br />
  25. 25. The Interview<br />
  26. 26. What Questions to Expect and Ask?<br />Why did you apply for this position with this company?<br />What are your biggest strengths and weaknesses?<br />How long will you stay with us?<br />What qualities have you liked and disliked in your boss?<br />Describe an experience you had where there was a conflict and how did you resolve it?<br />6. Do you have any questions?<br /> - What were the qualities about this company that appealed to you?<br /> - What are some initial assignments interns are expected to work on?<br /> - Tell me about your training program.<br />
  27. 27. Case 4: Marketing<br />Marketing involves:<br />From developing ideas for a product to selling it<br />Brand marketing, advertising, sales promotion, market research, sales and retailing<br />Case 4: You are applying for a position as a Personal Sales Representative for an insurance company.<br />Group 4- Marketing: Come up with five questions you would expect to be asked during an interview<br />Make sure these questions revolve around the skills Marketing majors are require to have*<br />
  28. 28. Interviewing- Do’s and Don’ts<br />
  29. 29. Internships<br />It is time to start thinking about internships<br />
  30. 30. What is an internship?<br />A professional learning experience<br />Combines academic learning with real world responsibilities<br />Advantages- great for resume, gain real exposure and experience, expands your network, possibility for full-time employment upon graduation<br />
  31. 31. Types of Internships<br />