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    • Searching for Employment and Writing Employment Messages © Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 -
    • Today’s Workplace © Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 -
      • Globalization
      • Technology
      • Workforce Diversity
      • Information Overload
      • Teams & Workgroups
      • Deregulation
      • Downsizing
      • Shareholder Activism
      • Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Flexible Employment
    • What Today’s Employers Require © Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 - Flexibility and Adaptability Life-Long Learning Teamwork Skills Strong Work Records
    • What Today’s Employers Require © Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 - Leadership Capabilities Diversified Skills Varied Experiences Multicultural and International Awareness
    • What Can You Offer?
      • Personal achievements
      • Educational preparation
      • Work experience
      • Extracurricular activities
      • Personal characteristics
      © Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 -
    • What Do You Want To Do? © Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 - Specific Compensation Type of Operation Corporate Culture Type of Occupation General Career Goals Location Nature of the Job Size of Company Facilities
    • Building Your Career © Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 - Employment Portfolio Interim Assignments Workplace Skills Life-Long Learning
    • The Employment Search © Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 - Build Toward Career 1 Prepare R ésumé 2 Prepare for Interview 4 Understand Interview Process 3 Take the Interview 5 Follow Up and Accept Offer 6
    • Employer Recruiting Practices © Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 - Networking and Personal References Look Inside the Company Unsolicited R ésumés Newspaper Want Ads Employment Agency or Search Firm Most Preferred Least Preferred
    • Organizing Your Approach © Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 - Monitor Business News Research Specific Firms Build a Network Seek Career Counseling
    • Three-Step Résumé Process © Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 - Planning Analyze Investigate Adapt Writing Organize Format Compose Completing Revise Produce Proofread
    • Planning Your R ésumé © Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 - Audience Purpose Purpose Audience Information Adaptation
    • What Employers Seek
      • Results orientation
      • Workplace achievements
      • Versatility
      • Signs of progress
      • Standards of excellence
      • Flexibility
      • Communication skills
      © Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 -
    • Areas of Concern
      • Frequent job changes
      • Gaps in work history
      • Inexperience
      • Being “overqualified”
      • Long-term with one company
      • For-cause job termination
      • Criminal record
      © Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 -
    • Organizing R ésumés © Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 - Chronological Résumé Functional Résumé Combination Résumé
    • Résumé Components © Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 - Name and Address Career Objective or Summary Employment History Activities and Achievements Academic Credentials Relevant Personal Data
    • Common R ésumé Problems
      • Inappropriate length
      • Hard to read
      • Wordy
      • Too slick
      • Poorly reproduced
      • Amateurish
      • Boastful
      • Dishonest
      • Gimmicky
      • Carelessly written
      © Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 -
    • Producing Traditional R ésumés © Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 - Clean Typeface High-Grade Paper Ample Margins Laser Printed Appropriate Length Professional Design
    • R ésumé Formats © Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 - Printed ASCII-Text HTML-Coded
    • Producing Scannable R ésumés © Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 - ASCII Format Key Words Document Design Buzzwords and Jargon
    • Submitting Scannable R ésumés © Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 - Postal Mail Fax Machine E-mail or Online
    • Submitting On-Line R ésumés © Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 - Personal Websites Index Services ASCII Version Employment Information References Personal Information
    • Writing Application Letters © Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 - Keep E-mail Short Be Specific Aim for High Quality Include Salary
    • Types of Application Letters © Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 - Getting Attention Building Interest Increasing Desire Motivating Action Solicited Unsolicited
    • Cultural Considerations © Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 - The Right Style and Approach Proper Tone and Format
    • Other Employment Messages © Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 - Job-Inquiry Letters Application Follow-Ups