Job applicationFebruary, 2008Tallinn
What to do? Write a CV. Write a letter of application (if required) Interview (in case you are invited)
What does ”CV” mean?(Curriculum/pl. curricula) – a) the subjects that areincluded into a courseof studies; b) British En...
Step 1The Resume (CV) Some employers will request a resume instead of a job application. Name, address, phone number, em...
Tips for Completing Don`t apply for a job in a pack. Go alone. Neatness and accuracy definitely count! Read the applica...
Step 2: Letter of application Dear Sirs, With reference to your advertisement in Tallinn Daily of 6th Junefor a trainee ...
Step 3: Interview
 The interview is the most important part of thejob application process. It is your only chance to sell yourself, and ex...
Dos and DontsInterviewDO Arrive a little early Maintain good eye contact Answer questions with sentences, not Yes, No, ...
Hints for Dress for Success for Men and WomenAttention to details is crucial. Make sure you have: clean and polished cons...
Formal dress
Useful links www.gov.im/dti/jobcentre/creatingacv.xml www.cvtips.com/ www.quintcareers.com/dress_for_success.html
Can you answer the questions? What steps do you have to do applying for ajob? What is a CV? What should you remember wr...
Good luck!
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  1. 1. Job applicationFebruary, 2008Tallinn
  2. 2. What to do? Write a CV. Write a letter of application (if required) Interview (in case you are invited)
  3. 3. What does ”CV” mean?(Curriculum/pl. curricula) – a) the subjects that areincluded into a courseof studies; b) British English – awritten record of youreducation andemployment, that yousend to your employerwhen you are applyingfor a job; American English“resume”.
  4. 4. Step 1The Resume (CV) Some employers will request a resume instead of a job application. Name, address, phone number, email (list an email address) Your objective what you are looking for and why Your skills Your education Your work history include part-time and volunteer experiences, too Your extracurricular activitiesIt is important to lead with your strengths! If you have skills, start with that. If you have education, start there If you have a good work history, start thereand list it chronologically
  5. 5. Tips for Completing Don`t apply for a job in a pack. Go alone. Neatness and accuracy definitely count! Read the application over once first, before you complete it. Ifyou are going to complete the application at home, make a copyfirst for practice. Ask someone you trust to check it for neatnessand spelling. Make sure you ask for permission to use someone as areference. Have the names, addresses, and phone numbers ofyour references with you.
  6. 6. Step 2: Letter of application Dear Sirs, With reference to your advertisement in Tallinn Daily of 6th Junefor a trainee sales agent, I would like to apply for the post. I am............................................................................................... ...................................................................................................... I am interested in training to be a sales agent and I am sure Ican do well in the job. I will be very pleased to give you any other information you needand hope you will consider me for an interview at an early date. I enclose my CV and copies of two references. Yours sincerely, Ken Kaares
  7. 7. Step 3: Interview
  8. 8.  The interview is the most important part of thejob application process. It is your only chance to sell yourself, and explainyour ability to do the job in question in a shortframe of time. The way you handle yourself in an interview willdetermine whether you get the job or not. You can not afford to be under prepared for this ifyou are serious about getting the job. When an employer calls you in for an interview itis an opportunity for you to show what you can do.
  9. 9. Dos and DontsInterviewDO Arrive a little early Maintain good eye contact Answer questions with sentences, not Yes, No, Okay Think about your answers Be friendly and polite Dress neatly and properly for the job Turn off cell phonesDON`T Smoke or chew anything, even if invited to do so Ask about days off Talk badly about a former employer or teacher Fidget or play with things on the interviewer`s desk Discuss other jobs you are applying for or did not get Wear perfume or cologne
  10. 10. Hints for Dress for Success for Men and WomenAttention to details is crucial. Make sure you have: clean and polished conservative shoes well-groomed hairstyle cleaned and trimmed fingernails minimal cologne or perfume no visible body piercing beyond conservative earpiercings for women well-brushed teeth and fresh breath no gum, candy, or other objects in your mouth minimal jewelry no body odor
  11. 11. Formal dress
  12. 12. Useful links www.gov.im/dti/jobcentre/creatingacv.xml www.cvtips.com/ www.quintcareers.com/dress_for_success.html
  13. 13. Can you answer the questions? What steps do you have to do applying for ajob? What is a CV? What should you remember writing anapplication letter? What should not you do at the interview? Why is it important to prepare for theinterview properly ?How to do that?
  14. 14. Good luck!

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