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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