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  1. 1. Strategies in the Job-search Process4/1/2013 1
  2. 2.  Build a network of contacts Identify appropriate jobs Find your employer Prepare the application documents Continue job search activities 4/1/2013 2
  3. 3.  Broaden your circle of friends Get to know your professors Meet business executives Make contacts through internships Work with community organizations 4/1/2013 3
  4. 4.  Analyze Yourself -Education -Personal Qualities -Work Experience -Special Qualifications (languages, communications skills) Analyze Outside Factors -Where is the job you are seeking available? -Are you willing to move? -Does the location meet with your lifestyle needs? 4/1/2013 4
  5. 5.  Career Centers (School career centers) Network of Personal Contacts Classified Advertisements Online Sources Employment Agencies Personal Search Agents Web Page Profiles Prospecting 4/1/2013 5
  6. 6.  A resume is a personal summary of your professional history and qualifications It includes information about your career goals, education, work experience, activities, honors, and any special skills you might have.
  7. 7. -Traditional Resume-Scannable Resume-Electronic Resume 4/1/2013 7
  8. 8.  Length Limit an entry-level resume to one typed page. Be as concise as possible in stating information Font Avoid fonts smaller than 10 point and larger than 12 point Paper Use 8 1/2” x 11” 20 lb paper. Print your resume with a laser or high quality ink-jet printer. 4/1/2013 8
  9. 9.  Find out general job information Find out desired qualifications and skills Logically arrange the facts into groups Construct the headings and subheadings Include contact and objective information Present the data for best eye-appeal Organize for strength Write impersonally and consistently Make the form attractive 4/1/2013 9
  10. 10. Identifying Information  Put your name, permanent and campus addresses, permanent and campus phone numbers, and email address prominently at the top of your resume  Avoid using a nickname to identify yourself  Consider including your URL address or fax number if you have one10 4/1/2013
  11. 11.  1-3 sentence summary of your area of expertise and career interest Write as complete sentences or as descriptive phrases with minimal punctuation Relate your existing skills directly to the job you are seeking Demonstrate what you can do for the company rather than what they can do for you. 4/1/2013 11
  12. 12. Objective Statement  Avoid over generalized  Make the statement as statements: specific as possible: -A position allowing me to -A position which utilize my knowledge and expertise in different areas. allows me to apply my background in  Avoid statements that engineering and high focus only on what a performance computing company can do for you: to biological problems. -A position where I gain experience in working on biological problems.4/1/2013 12
  13. 13. Some guidelines Avoid information on race, sex, religion, marital status, pregnancy status, citizenship status, age etc Include information on activities and interests that tell about one’s personal qualities Get permission for using referee’s name Use a separate sheet for references Select references that cover your background 4/1/2013 13
  14. 14. Some guidelines Use accurate mailing and email addresses List information without use of personal pronouns Use the same grammatical form for all equal-level headings Choose fonts carefully Use right paper 4/1/2013 14
  15. 15. Summary of Qualifications Statement15  This statement can replace or be used in addition to the objective statement.  Write one short paragraph or a bulleted list of qualifications.  Use a summary of qualifications statement to emphasize skills you possess that aren’t obvious from your past work experiences. 4/1/2013
  16. 16.  An important section for recent graduates seeking internships or summer jobs. Beginning with the highest level of educational achievement, include information such as university attended, degrees earned, major, minors, grade point average, date of program completion, and so forth. 4/1/2013 16
  17. 17. Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, CanadaGraduation October 2007MBA Major in FinanceGPA: 3.98/4.3You do not have to include your GPA on the resume, butif it isn’t included, employers may assume that it is lowerthan it really is.Always state the grade point scale your school is using. 4/1/2013 17
  18. 18.  Include positions you have held which are related to the job you are seeking. These might be both paid and volunteer positions Be creative with this section by describing your experiences in the most relevant way possible 4/1/2013 18
  19. 19. Employment Experience Hospitality Intern  Include information such as (May 1999-August 1999) company name and location, Mountain Jacks, HFx, NS job title, dates, and duties -Oversaw the planning, performed production, and prompt delivery of food  Make this section easy to read -Assisted in training and by using spacing and bullets retaining new and  Use action phrases to experienced employees highlight the duties you have -Created a healthy performed atmosphere in restaurant19 4/1/2013
  20. 20.  Include skills that make you unique, such as computer skills, foreign language skills, or military service Be specific in describing your special skills; name computer programs you know, how long you studied a foreign language, or your dates of military service
  21. 21.  In general, do not include the names and addresses of your references Better state that references are available upon request Choose professional references rather than character references 4/1/2013 21
  22. 22. Reference Sheet Dr. Anson  Include the names, Heavilon Hall, Room 226 addresses, and phone Purdue University numbers of your references West Lafayette, IN 47907  Always ask permission (765) 494-3723 before you include any information on your -Dr. Anson is my current reference sheet academic advisor in the  Consider giving your Creative Writing and references a copy of your resume so they will be Science Fiction Program prepared to talk to employers22 4/1/2013
  23. 23. Contents of CV  Personal Information: Name: Address: Father/Mother name Date of Birth: Gender Nationality: (not obligatory) Religion • Educational Qualifications: Marital status • Experience: • Interests: • Achievements: • Training: • Reference: • Highlights: (not obligatory)23 4/1/2013
  24. 24. Organizing Your Resume  Organize your resume to The most common highlight your unique resume styles are: skills and strengths -Organizational style  Use whatever -Reverse chronological combination of -Functional organizational styles you think best highlight -Skills your individual -Imaginative qualifications24 4/1/2013
  25. 25. Reverse Chronological Resume Style  Present your education This style is best if: and work experience  Job experiences closely in chronological order, parallel the positions beginning with your  There are no periods of most recent unemployment time experiences between jobs25 4/1/2013
  26. 26. Reverse Chronological Resume Style Work Experience: 1997-Present U.S. Postal Service, Indianapolis. Worked as a Station Manager, delivering mail, overseeing retail sales, planning delivery to new routes 1994-1997 All Right Parking, Inc., Indianapolis. Worked as a Manager, handling customer relations, overseeing accounts, supervising twenty-five employees 1992-1994 Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis. Worked as a District Sales Manager recruiting and training new e employees, managing crews of twenty-five carriers within nine counties, designing routes26 4/1/2013
  27. 27. Functional Resume Style Organize experience  Ignore experiences by type of function that do not relate to performed. Under the job for which you each, give specific are applying examples Highlight  Place things in order experiences that of importance rather directly relate to the than chronological job you are seeking order 4/1/2013 27
  28. 28. Functional Resume StyleExperience:Research Assistant (May 1998-June 1999)- Purdue U.Assisted Professor Robert Thompson in: -updating statistical tables and charts -answering research questions via the Internet, library, and by establishing resources to provide the needed informationPresident, Sociology Club (January-May 2000) -Raised over $2,000 for club expenses and scholarships -Organized 10 activities for over 200 students -Designed and maintained club website 4/1/2013 28
  29. 29. Skills Resume Style  Emphasize what you  Ideal style for people can do rather than who have gained where you have valuable skills from worked a variety of unrelated  Try to match your experiences. skills to the position for which you are applying29 4/1/2013
  30. 30. Skills Resume Style Skills: Communication Skills -Counseled teens in an anti-drug initiative at Jefferson High School -Received Employee of the Month Award for my work creating a positive environment at Wal-Mart while working as a cashier -Presented a semester-long project on choosing a major to a group of prospective students Training Skills -Trained new employees in cashier procedures at Wal-Mart -Served as assistant coach for a Scotia High School basketball team30 4/1/2013
  31. 31. Imaginative Resume Style  Acts like a mini-  Ideal style when a job portfolio because it demands creativity, demonstrates a such as graphic combination of layout, design graphics, text integration, and  Appropriate to use audience selection color graphics on an  Make sure a company imaginative resume is open to this type of resume before submitting it31 4/1/2013
  32. 32.  Constructed to be read by a computer and retrieved when an appropriate position is being filled Can be scanned into a database and retrieved when a position is being filled Objective is to getting the resume reviewed in order to be re-interviewed 4/1/2013 32
  33. 33. Procedures for Scannable Resume Include industry-specific key words Choose precise nouns over verb actions Present information in a form read accurately by scanners 4/1/2013 33
  34. 34.  Enables you to use electronic technology Three basic formats: -ASCII or Text File: -Word Processor, RTF (Rich Text File) and PDF (Portable Document File) -Multimedia HTM File 4/1/2013 34
  35. 35. Procedures for Electronic Resume Use the electronic format the receiver specifies or prefers Remove all contact information except your email address Consider adding a last updated notation Extend the HTML format to include colors, graphics, video, and sound as appropriate 4/1/2013 35
  36. 36. Be tactful &Shine with glory………… 4/1/2013 36
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