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 -  <ul><li>Globalization </li></ul><ul><l...
What Today’s  Employers Require ©  Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 -  Flexibility  and Adaptab...
What Today’s  Employers Require ©  Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 -  Leadership Capabilities ...
What Can You Offer? <ul><li>Personal achievements </li></ul><ul><li>Educational preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Work experie...
What Do You Want To Do? ©  Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 -  Specific Compensation Type of Op...
Building Your Career ©  Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 -  Employment Portfolio Interim Assign...
The Employment Search ©  Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 -  Build Toward Career 1 Prepare R és...
Employer Recruiting Practices ©  Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 -  Networking and Personal Re...
Organizing Your Approach ©  Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 -  Monitor Business News Research ...
Three-Step  Résumé Process ©  Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 -  Planning Analyze Investigate ...
Planning Your R ésumé ©  Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 -  Audience Purpose Purpose Audience ...
What Employers Seek <ul><li>Results orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Workplace achievements </li></ul><ul><li>Versatility </l...
Areas of Concern <ul><li>Frequent job changes </li></ul><ul><li>Gaps in work history </li></ul><ul><li>Inexperience </li><...
Organizing R ésumés ©  Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 -  Chronological Résumé Functional Résu...
Résumé Components ©  Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 -  Name and Address Career Objective or S...
Common  R ésumé Problems <ul><li>Inappropriate length </li></ul><ul><li>Hard to read </li></ul><ul><li>Wordy </li></ul><ul...
Producing Traditional  R ésumés ©  Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 -  Clean Typeface High-Grad...
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 D...
Submitting  Scannable  R ésumés ©  Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 -  Postal Mail Fax Machine ...
Submitting On-Line  R ésumés ©  Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 -  Personal  Websites Index  S...
Writing Application Letters ©  Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 -  Keep E-mail Short Be Specifi...
Types of Application Letters ©  Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 -  Getting Attention Building ...
Cultural Considerations ©  Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 -  The Right Style and Approach Pro...
Other Employment Messages ©  Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 -  Job-Inquiry Letters Applicatio...
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  1. 1. Searching for Employment and Writing Employment Messages © Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 -
  2. 2. Today’s Workplace © Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 - <ul><li>Globalization </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Workforce Diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Information Overload </li></ul><ul><li>Teams & Workgroups </li></ul><ul><li>Deregulation </li></ul><ul><li>Downsizing </li></ul><ul><li>Shareholder Activism </li></ul><ul><li>Mergers & Acquisitions </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible Employment </li></ul>
  3. 3. What Today’s Employers Require © Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 - Flexibility and Adaptability Life-Long Learning Teamwork Skills Strong Work Records
  4. 4. What Today’s Employers Require © Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 - Leadership Capabilities Diversified Skills Varied Experiences Multicultural and International Awareness
  5. 5. What Can You Offer? <ul><li>Personal achievements </li></ul><ul><li>Educational preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Work experience </li></ul><ul><li>Extracurricular activities </li></ul><ul><li>Personal characteristics </li></ul>© Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 -
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. Building Your Career © Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 - Employment Portfolio Interim Assignments Workplace Skills Life-Long Learning
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. Organizing Your Approach © Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 - Monitor Business News Research Specific Firms Build a Network Seek Career Counseling
  11. 11. Three-Step Résumé Process © Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 - Planning Analyze Investigate Adapt Writing Organize Format Compose Completing Revise Produce Proofread
  12. 12. Planning Your R ésumé © Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 - Audience Purpose Purpose Audience Information Adaptation
  13. 13. What Employers Seek <ul><li>Results orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Workplace achievements </li></ul><ul><li>Versatility </li></ul><ul><li>Signs of progress </li></ul><ul><li>Standards of excellence </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Communication skills </li></ul>© Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 -
  14. 14. Areas of Concern <ul><li>Frequent job changes </li></ul><ul><li>Gaps in work history </li></ul><ul><li>Inexperience </li></ul><ul><li>Being “overqualified” </li></ul><ul><li>Long-term with one company </li></ul><ul><li>For-cause job termination </li></ul><ul><li>Criminal record </li></ul>© Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 -
  15. 15. Organizing R ésumés © Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 - Chronological Résumé Functional Résumé Combination Résumé
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. Common R ésumé Problems <ul><li>Inappropriate length </li></ul><ul><li>Hard to read </li></ul><ul><li>Wordy </li></ul><ul><li>Too slick </li></ul><ul><li>Poorly reproduced </li></ul><ul><li>Amateurish </li></ul><ul><li>Boastful </li></ul><ul><li>Dishonest </li></ul><ul><li>Gimmicky </li></ul><ul><li>Carelessly written </li></ul>© Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 -
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. R ésumé Formats © Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 - Printed ASCII-Text HTML-Coded
  20. 20. Producing Scannable R ésumés © Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 - ASCII Format Key Words Document Design Buzzwords and Jargon
  21. 21. Submitting Scannable R ésumés © Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 - Postal Mail Fax Machine E-mail or Online
  22. 22. Submitting On-Line R ésumés © Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 - Personal Websites Index Services ASCII Version Employment Information References Personal Information
  23. 23. Writing Application Letters © Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 - Keep E-mail Short Be Specific Aim for High Quality Include Salary
  24. 24. Types of Application Letters © Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 - Getting Attention Building Interest Increasing Desire Motivating Action Solicited Unsolicited
  25. 25. Cultural Considerations © Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 - The Right Style and Approach Proper Tone and Format
  26. 26. Other Employment Messages © Prentice Hall, 2003 Business Communication Today Chapter 17 - Job-Inquiry Letters Application Follow-Ups

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