Resumes, interviews, and job hunting


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Resumes, interviews, and job hunting

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  2. 2. Top Soft Skills Employers WantAbility to work in a team structureAbility to verbally communicate with persons insideand outside the organizationAbility to make decisions and solve problemsAbility to obtain and process informationAbility to plan, organize, and prioritize work NACE, 2012
  3. 3. Resources
  4. 4. RESUMES AND INTERVIEWS“The Quick and dirty, Get down to it, Allyou ever wanted to know about getting noticed by employers” speech
  5. 5. Start with what you know…WHERE DO WE START?
  6. 6. Resumes - The Basics Should highlight your skills and qualifications Looks are just as important as content DO NOT USE A PRE-EXISTING TEMPLATE Know your audience Always include a cover letter Spelling and grammar mistakes will kill your chances of getting noticed
  7. 7. The Art of Interviewing First Impressions
  8. 8. RESEARCH THE COMPANY YOU ARE INTERVIEWING WITH Check out their website The more that you know, the more they will listen Know how your skills can help their company Be prepared with questions for them based on your research
  9. 9. First ImpressionsHow long does it take to make an impression? Within thirty seconds people judge: economic level educational level social position level of sophistication ability to success By four minutes most have made decisions about: trustworthiness compassion reliability Intelligence Capability Humility Friendliness confidence
  10. 10. ABC’s of Image Appearance Wardrobe clothing accessories Grooming hair skin nails makeup fragrance breath (don’t chew gum)
  11. 11. ABC’s of Image Behavior Etiquette phone/email table manners Introductions handshakes Civility respectful behavior consideration of others Attitude positive attitude self-confidence self-esteem
  12. 12. ABC’s of Image Communication Verbal speaking skills Grammar Vocabulary presentation skills Nonverbal Posture Gestures eye contact facial expressions listening skills Written Language Grammar presentation
  13. 13. SWOT Analysis
  14. 14. If you Remember Nothing Else … Remember This! Be Prepared Smile Firm handshake Be Courteous Answer this question before you go in…“What is one thing you want them to remember about you during your interview?” Get there early, take time to relax
  15. 15. The Art of a Thank You Letter Don’t forget to follow up with a thank you Highlight the things you talked about Talk about your skills again If you’re no longer interested in the job, tell them If you are interested in the job, tell them Provide contact information
  16. 16. Jennifer Fisher Culture and Retention Manager Group Dekko you for your time!!! 27