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  • SUMMATIVE TUTORIAL JOB SEARCH PROCESS
    • Topics
    • Job advertisements
    • Writing a cover letter
    • Types of resumes
    • Types of interviews
    • Dress Code
    • At a job interview
  • Take a poll via TEXT or WEB TEXT response to 73300 WEB response at http://PollEv.com Ready? Go! ORGANISATIONAL CULTURE
  • TYPES OF ORGANISATIONS MNC – Multinational National Corporation GLC – Government Linked Company SME – Small and Medium Enterprise http://myorbit.tv/temasek-holdings-reveals-39-billion-loss/
  • ORGANISATIONAL CULTURE POWER CULTURE - decisions are centralized and power rests on one or a small number of individuals, usually found in small to medium enterprise ROLE CULTURE - exists in a large organisation in which each individual is assigned a clear role
  • ORGANISATIONAL CULTURE TASK CULTURE - project teams are formed to complete particular tasks PERSON CULTURE - individuals are fully allowed to express themselves and make decisions for themselves
  • HOW TO FIND A JOB
      • Newspapers
      • Employment agencies
      • Networking
      • Online job search
      • Company website
      • Direct mail (unsolicited application letter)
  • DISSECTING A JOB AD Blind Ad: Job agency Title and level of position Type of company: MNC Location Job description Qualifications and skills required Cover letter and resume should highlight relevant experience for job, qualifications and skills. Eligibility Add. Info: current/expected salary and photo Email address
  • APPLICATION LETTER
    • Types of cover letters
    • Ad-response
    • Referral / Networking
    • Cold-call / Broadcast
    • Format – Print and post / email as message or attachment / upload to website
    • Language – Formal; NO COLLOQUIALISM (e.g. my fren told me about this job)
    • Brevity – max. one A4 page
  • APPLICATION LETTER
    • Direct approach
    • e.g. “I would like to apply for the position of Sales Manager.”
    • Indirect approach
    • e.g. “ I believe that my experience and education will make me a competitive candidate for the position. ”
    • Style – Persuasive
    • e.g. highlighting to the employer the benefits of hiring you
    • " I believe that my knowledge of . . .  would be of great value/benefit to this position . . ."
  • What are the parts of an application letter?
  • APPLICATION LETTER
    • Ad-response
    • Refer to advertisement
    • Express interest in job
    • Self-introduction
    • Key qualifications to match employer’s requirements
    • Key abilities
    • Request for interview, contact details
    • Statement of appreciation
  •  
  • APPLICATION LETTER
    • Referral
    • Personalize opening paragraph with name of person who referred you
    • Reference to job opening
    • Brief summary of qualifications
    • Request for interview
    • Statement of appreciation
  • APPLICATION LETTER
    • Cold-call
    • Introductory paragraph
    • Brief summary of your background
    • ‘ Selling’ paragraph (your achievements)
    • Request for interview
    • Statement of appreciation
  • VIDEO: APPLICATION LETTER
  • How many types of resumes are there? Which one should YOU use?
  • TYPES OF RESUMES
    • Targeted resume
    • used when you already know the exact position you are applying for
    • need to list your abilities and qualifications on top of the usual information
  • RESUMES
    • Inventory resume
    • used when you cannot identify your target audience
    • highlight your achievements and skills in a more general way
    • suitable for people who are conducting extensive job search
  • RESUME FORMATS
    • Chronological resume
    • most common because it shows advancement
    • start with the most current position and work back in time
    • suits people who have progressive career and major accomplishments
  • RESUME FORMATS
    • Functional resume
    • emphasizes skills, qualifications and abilities at the beginning
    • dates and track record are not emphasized
    • not very popular among recruiters but is suitable for inexperienced workers, job hoppers and career changers
  • RESUME FORMATS
    • Combination resume
    • combines chronological and functional formats
    • summary of your most impressive skills and qualification (functional) then add an employment section history (chronological)
    • well received by hirers and is suitable for people who have steady career progression and for people targeting a specific job
  • SAMPLE LAYOUT http://www.assistantships.com/Resume-Sample.htm
  • RESUME CONTENTS
    • Presentation
    • 2 - 3 pages
    • white paper
    • single-side printing
    • no grammar mistakes
    • suitable font type and size
    • use action words
    http://www.powerful-sample-resume-formats.com/resume-key-words.html
  • RESUME CONTENTS
    • Resume content
    • photo (only if requested)
    • contact details
    • objectives, introduction, qualifications
    • work experience, skills
    • achievements, interests
    • list of references (optional)
    http://www.bestsampleresume.com/resume-wizard.html
  • RESUME CONTENTS
    • SAMPLE SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
    • Accomplished sales professional known for delivering strong and sustainable revenue and profit gains in highly competitive markets. Seeking a Regional Sales Manager position with a leading pharmaceutical company. Select strengths encompass:
      • 15 years of cross-industry experience and accomplishments with leading start-up and high-growth bio-medical companies.
      • Strategically build and maintain profitable business relationships.
      • Strong communicator and team leader with a pulse on ever-changing industry trends.
    Taken from http://www.resume-resource.com/resume-tips.html
  • RESUME CONTENTS
    • References
    • a reference is someone who can verify your credentials and part of the information you wrote in your resume
    • do not list your references unless it is specified in the ad
    • references can be former teachers, clients or supervisors
    • list 2 – 4 references
    • inform your references beforehand
  • RESUME CONTENTS
    • Electronic Resume
    • usually hirers will ask for MS Word document to be attached to your email
    • some sources say it is better to copy the text resume directly into the email body to reduce technical glitches
  • RESUME CONTENTS
    • Online recruitment portals
    • submit details online
    • may require candidate to upload documents such as resume and cover letter
  • VIDEO: RESUME
  • GROUP WORK Identify …. Gp: 1Types of Interviews Gp 2: Types of Interview Structures Gp 3: Types of Interview Questions Gp 4: Three things to note about dress code
  • TYPES OF INTERVIEWS
    • Panel interview
    • One-on-one interview
    • Screening interview
    • Telephone interview
  • INTERVIEW STRUCTURES
    • Unstructured
    • no predetermined questions or topic
    • Semi-structured
    • questions based on predetermined topics
    • Structured
    • same set of questions for all candidates
  • INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
    • Situational
    • focus on how the candidate would behave for a given situation
    • Technical
    • assess technical knowledge essential to job performance
  • INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
    • Work requirement
    • - refer to characteristics and duties associated with the position e.g. shift duty, travelling
    • Personal
    • - e.g. career objective, strengths & weaknesses, achievements
  • DRESS CODE
    • Better to dress more conservatively / formally, especially when in doubt
    • Even if interviewing for a job in a creative industry (e.g. advertising), do not under dress / over accessorise
    • NO jeans, T-shirts, flip flops, sneakers, etc.
    • GROUP WORK
      • Gp 1: Men: Types of clothes
      • Gp 2: Men: Grooming and accessories
      • Gp 3: Women: Types of clothes
      • Gp 4: Women: Grooming and accessories
  • DRESS CODE Taken from http://www.employmentbranding.com/id67.html
  • DRESS CODE Taken from http://www.employmentbranding.com/id67.html
  • DRESS CODE
  • BODY LANGUAGE
    • Positive Body Language
    • firm handshake
    • sit up straight to maintain an alert position
    • smile to affirm your enthusiasm and good nature
    • maintain regular and attentive eye contact
    • respond by leaning forward to show attention
    • adopt an open, honest and confident attitude
  • BODY LANGUAGE
    • Negative Body Language
    • slumped posture / foot tapping / arms folded
    • head down / frowning / finger pointing
    • eyes averted / touching face
    • shifting uncomfortably in your seat
    • fiddling with tie or accessories
    • doodling
  • SPEECH
    • Speak clearly and audibly
    • Vary your tone and dynamics
    • Watch your pitch (high-pitched voices are tough on the ears)
    • Avoid instinctively reacting and saying wrong things
    • Speak slightly slower than normal
    • Keep your hands away from your mouth as you speak
    • Let your voice show enthusiasm and keenness
  • VIDEO: BODY LANGUAGE / APPEARANCE
  • PERSONALITY TYPES
    • Self-awareness helps determine job fit / allows you to talk knowledgeably about it during interview
    • Companies may ask you to complete personality type test as part of interview and thereafter discuss it during face-to-face interview
    • E.g. Myers Briggs Type Indicator
  • STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES
    • Identify and elaborate on them
    • Share details about how you used your strengths
    • Share details about what you are doing or did to overcome your weaknesses
    • Show how strengths/weaknesses are important to job
  • Marking Criteria Interview Roleplay