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  1. 1. The Bases to Applying for a Job Submitting Resumes & Cover Letters BY: Etta Pettis
  2. 2. First Impressions Job Interview Cold Case Pile Gives an Introduction of Who You Are Marketing Tool Used to Sell Your Skills and Abilities Resumes & Cover Letters How Important Are they?
  3. 3. Getting Noticed……..
  4. 4. Appearance o Neatness o Must Be Typed And Printed o Page Layout o 1 Inch Margins (Top, Bottom, Left, Right) o Consistent Font Size o Not Less Than 11 Inches o Quality Paper o Resume (White Or Ivory)
  5. 5. Be Clear & Concise o State Objective o Identify Accomplishments o Summarize Skills And Abilities
  6. 6. Be Specific o Use Short Descriptive Sentences o Include Interesting Facts o Use Action Verbs To State Experiences o DO NOT Use Abbreviations
  7. 7. Proof Read o Review Documents o Run Spell & Grammar Checks o Have Someone Else Proofread
  8. 8. Before You Submit Your Resume or Cover Letter… Things to know Types of Resumes Chronological Functional Combined Things to Include Reasons for Applying Contributions to Organization Personal Information Strengths Accomplishments
  9. 9. Types of Resumes Chronological Resume Combined Resume Functional Resume
  10. 10. Chronological Resume * Most Recent Work Experience * Current * Most * Recent * First Employer's Preference * Identify work experience and dates of employment in chronological order Examples: 2010 – present General Motors 2008 – 2010 Pet Smart 2003 – 2008 Logan’s Tablets
  11. 11. Functional Resume * Highlights Skills and Work Experience * Not listed in chronological order * Often used by individuals changing careers or who have gaps in their employment history. Examples: • Over three years of journalist experience with the school’s newspaper. • Two years combined office skills and public relations.
  12. 12. Combined Resume * Highlights Skills and Work Experience * Not listed in chronological order * Often used by individuals changing careers or who have gaps in their employment history. Examples: • Over three years of journalist experience with the school’s newspaper. • Two years combined office skills and public relations. 2010 – present General Motors 2008 – 2010 Pet Smart 2003 – 2008 Logan’s Tablets
  13. 13. Identify Your Strengths… Getting Started Personal Information Objective or Personal Summary Education Experiences Volunteer Work Special Training Extra-Curricular Activities References At Least 3 Create Your Resume
  14. 14. Jane Doe 1234 Main Street Anytown, Alabama 35000 256-852-0000 or 256-825-0000 janedoe@gmail.com Objective To obtain an opportunity to explore the field of engineering while employed as a part-time employee. Education 2010 – present Madison Heights High School; Anytown, Alabama Grades: 9th – 11th 2008 – 2010 Highlands Middle School; Anytown, Alabama Grades: 6th – 8th 2003 – 2008 Elementary School; Anytown, Alabama Grades: Kindergarten – 5th Special Training 2011 Anderson Center for Technology; Anytown, Alabama Robotics Foundations of Engineering Extra-Curricular Activity Cheerleader (2010 – present) Journalist Club (2011 -2012) References Lois Ivey Staff Assistant at Highlands Middle School 256-000-0000 Bob Lang Teacher at Anderson Center for Technology 256-000-1234 Thomas Jenkins History Teacher at Madison Heights High School 256-000-5678 Example 0f Resume with No Work Experience
  15. 15. Jane Doe 1234 Main Street Anytown, Alabama 35000 256-852-0000 or 256-825-0000 janedoe@gmail.com Personal Listed on National Honors Society, high school honor roll, listed in Who’s Who Among America’s High School Students. Enjoy cheerleading. Education 2010 – present Madison Heights High School; Anytown, Alabama Grades: 9th – 11th 2008 – 2010 Highlands Middle School; Anytown, Alabama Grades: 6th – 8th 2003 – 2008 Elementary School; Anytown, Alabama Grades: Kindergarten – 5th Special Training 2011 Anderson Center for Technology; Anytown, Alabama Robotics Foundations of Engineering Work Experience 2012 Army Corps of Engineer; Redstone Arsenal, Alabama GEMS Participant Conduct research and develop sensors for unmanned space exploration. Extra-Curricular Activity Cheerleader (2010 – present) Journalist Club (2011 -2012) References Lois Ivey Staff Assistant at Highlands Middle School 256-000-0000 Bob Lang Teacher at Anderson Center for Technology 256-000-1234 Thomas Jenkins History Teacher at Madison Heights High School 256-000-5678 Example 0f Resume with Work Experience
  16. 16. Cover Letters o First, State Your Interest in the Position o Summarize Your Skills and Work Experience o Specify Accomplishments o Request an Interview o Express Gratitude for Viewing
  17. 17. Jane Doe Anytown, Alabama, 35000 256-852-0000 or 256-825-0000 janedoe@gmail.com Date IBM Robert Offurum, Programming Director Address City, State, Zip Code Dear Mr. Offurum, I am responding to the employment opportunity listed on your website. Please accept this letter and accompanying resume as evidence of my interest in gaining employment with IBM. I feel my qualifications and my skills would prove to be an asset for your organization. I am a self-starter, disciplined, an excellent communicator, very willing and eager to learn new things, exceptional at customer service, and a great team worker. As a member of the Journalist team, I was responsible for handling and organizing various important activities in my school. I have even participated in numerous cultural activities. I have working knowledge of MS Word, PowerPoint, MS Excel and Internet. These are knowledge, skills and qualities that make me an excellent candidate for this position. I would appreciate your consideration of my credentials. I am available for an opportunity to meet with you to hear more about your company, the requirements of the position, and how my skills would be a good fit. Thank you in advance for your consideration. Sincerely, Your Signature Your Typed Name Example 0f Cover Letter
  18. 18. The Basis of Applying for A JOB Submitting Resumes and Cover Letters

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