Unit 3c Applying for jobs

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Unit 3c Applying for jobs

  1. 1. GENC3003Personal Financial Planning<br />Andrew Hingstonandrew.hingston@unsw.edu.au<br />Unit 3: Applying for jobs<br />
  2. 2. 2<br />Being an employee<br />Your degree and marks gets you an interview<br />What gets you the job?<br />Emotional intelligence (as opposed to intellectual intelligence)<br />Relevant work experience (decreases change that you will suck!)<br />Relevant life experience (esp team and leadership experience)<br />Perceived to be an “achiever” (usually successful at most things)<br />Perceived alignment of your personality with the job (DELIs)<br />Whether the person likes you (don’t come across as arrogant!)<br />Selling skills (you are the product)<br />
  3. 3. 3<br />You are the product<br />Product (Student)<br />Buyer (Employer)<br />
  4. 4. 4<br />Determine and research your target market<br />Which industry am I interested in ?<br />What companies am I looking at ? <br />Who <br />will be looking at my application ?<br />Why <br />would they chose me ?<br />
  5. 5. 5<br />Determine what employers really want?<br />
  6. 6. 6<br />High achievers who:<br /><ul><li>Are strong team players
  7. 7. Enjoy interacting with people
  8. 8. Communicate well
  9. 9. Can lead the team
  10. 10. Enjoy solving problems
  11. 11. Proactively seek opportunities
  12. 12. Adapt quickly to change
  13. 13. Manage time efficiently
  14. 14. Analysis and judgement
  15. 15. Teamwork / interpersonal
  16. 16. Achievement drive
  17. 17. Assertive and decisive
  18. 18. Adaptable and resilient
  19. 19. Rapport building</li></li></ul><li>7<br />How do I develop and prove I have <br />the skills employers want?<br />‘Employability Skills for the Future’<br />(DEST /ANTA. 2002)<br />Good qualifications<br />Work Experience<br />Extra-curricular Involvement<br />
  20. 20. 8<br />Advertising Yourself<br />Resume / On-line applications<br />Cover letters<br />‘Elevator Pitch’<br />Networks – hidden job market<br />Phone contact<br />Interviews<br />
  21. 21. 9<br />Resume – No one right way<br />Use consistent fonts, dates and titles<br />Use bullets and short paragraphs<br />Use active language: achieved,co-ordinated, successfully completed…<br />CHEC SPELINGG <br />Highlight achievements<br /> * Survey taken in Sydney 2004<br /><ul><li>Contact details
  22. 22. Specific to the position
  23. 23. Remember the 8* sec cull
  24. 24. 2 - 3 pages long</li></li></ul><li>10<br />Structuring a Customised Resume<br /><ul><li>Career Objective
  25. 25. Education- relevant subjects, projects- achievements
  26. 26. Employment - key skills used</li></ul> - strong contributions made<br /><ul><li>Key Skills- examples to clearly demonstrate your competency levels
  27. 27. Memberships</li></ul> - extent of involvement<br /><ul><li>Awards achieved
  28. 28. Extra curricular activities</li></ul> - level of involvement<br /> - achievements<br /> - key skills demonstrated<br /><ul><li>Interests</li></ul> - extent of involvement<br /><ul><li>Referees</li>

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