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 English – awritten record of youreducation andemployment, that yousend to your employerwhen you are applyingfor a job; American English“resume”.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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?