Job Hunting (Application Letter)


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Job Hunting (Application Letter)

  1. 1. An Effective Application Letter Should tell why the applicant wants to join the organization.. Should not duplicate the information stated in the resume.
  2. 2. Purpose of an Application Letter To obtain an interview Function a sales letter
  3. 3. Your letter must… A – attract attention – arouse interest I – develop desire to see D personally A – move him into action you
  4. 4. Appearance of an Application Letter  Create favorable first impression  Use plain-good quality paper  Show neatness, sense of design and composition and typing ability  Proofread and type accurately
  5. 5. Outline of an Effective Application Letter Should Paragraph Firstbe businesslike in manner State the Paragraph Second qualifications Sell yourself Third Paragraph State your accomplishments Fourth Paragraph Request Paragraph Fifth for an appointment
  6. 6. Filling In an Application Form  An application form in either before the interview or after it.  The application form will show your  Intelligence  Ability to follow directions  Completeness and legibility of penmanship
  7. 7. Legibility Your handwriting must be readable. Any figure that you write should be clear.
  8. 8. Remember: It will be a point against you if the interviewer experiences difficulty in reading your handwriting.
  9. 9. Accuracy and Carefulness Recheck all information you have written. Do not leave blanks. Draw a line or mark it “NOT APPLICABLE” or “DOES NOT APPLY”.
  10. 10. Be careful with spelling. Follow directions correctly. Avoid erasures. Avoid asking for an extra form.
  11. 11. Job interview Purpose -For the company to find out who among the applicants is qualified for the job.
  12. 12. Special Interview Timetable
  13. 13. Three days before Go over your resume aloud and practice answering interview questions. Dress for success.
  14. 14. Two Days Before Get gorgeous!
  15. 15. The Day Before  Confirm your appointment.  Ask for direction.  Put together an „Interview Kit‟ (bio-data, a pocketbook, eraser, coins, notebook and pen, xerox of TOR, etc.)  Take care of last-minute tasks.  Be good to yourself.
  16. 16. The Day Before, DON‟T!!! Cut your bangs. Perm your hair. Overtire yourself.
  17. 17. The BIG DAY!  Make sure you eat.  Accept that you will be somewhat edgy. YOU‟VE ARRIVE  Introduce yourself  Find a seat. Try to read.
  18. 18. When you hear your name…
  19. 19. Take a deep Breath Get up Smile
  20. 20. THE HOURS AFTERWARD: Get up, shake hands and turn to go out the door. Hve something to look forward to. Avoid the instant-replay syndrome.
  21. 21. The Next Day Keep things in perspective.
  22. 22. Getting Ready for the Interview  Find out the exact place and time.  Visit the place before the interview.  Plan to arrive 10 to 15 minutes ahead of the schedule.  Prepare your interview kit.  Be prepared to take skill tests.  Be very particular with your appearance.
  23. 23.  Use cosmetics conservatively.  Wear clothes and accessories in good taste.  Use pleasing scents and perfumes.  Shoes and bags should be in matching color and style.  Don‟t become unduly worried.  Relax, prepare, self-confident and well-poised.
  24. 24. During the Interview  It is normal to be nervous.  Take a deep breath before entering the room.  Avoid doing things with your hands that will make a tremor of your state.  Smile and greet the interviewer.  Wait until you are offered a seat.
  25. 25.  Avoid mannerisms.  Be alert, smart, courteous and have a lot of common sense.  Be sincere in your manner of talking.  Be natural in your behavior.