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Story of a Job Seeker

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Story of a Job Seeker

  1. 1. Story of a Job Seeker
  2. 2. Hi Mom!!!
  3. 3. A B C…….
  4. 4. SSSttttuuuudddd…..…….ddddyyiiiinnnggg
  5. 5. OR
  6. 6. Whatever you know is not sufficient,you are going to be tested for many more things,And that’s a BITTER TRUTH
  7. 7. Be Well Prepared for these Aptitude Tests Group Discussions So many Interviews Documents
  9. 9. It’s the stage of mass elimination so be better prepared for it
  10. 10. Get Set GO!!!
  11. 11. Doing this means tellingthem “throw me out”… SPEAK OUT
  12. 12. LISTEN UP others patiently, this will gain you good marks.
  13. 13. Why the Hell do they conduct this GD????
  14. 14. CommunicationBehavior in GroupOpen MindednessListening SkillsLeadership and Decision Making SkillsAnalysis Skills and Subject KnowledgeProblem Solving and Critical ThinkingYour Attitude and Confidence
  15. 15. Keep eye contact while speaking
  16. 16. Initiate the GD
  17. 17. Allow others to speak
  18. 18. Speak clearly
  19. 19. Listen carefully to others
  20. 20. Formal Dressing
  21. 21. Other things to remember• Make sure to bring the discussion on track• Speak sensibly• Positive attitude• No need to go into much details
  22. 22. How to prepare for GD?• General Awareness
  23. 23. • Importance of newspaper reading
  24. 24. Resume building What is resume Purpose of resume What resume tell an employer Resume layout Avoid resume layout Key resume categories Remaining resume unnoticed Education Resume do’s and don’ts Reminder next steps Example formats Website links for online Resume Building
  25. 25. Why should it be good?Your goal is to get an interviewA resume is a windowIt’s a brochure about youThe 8 second testBrevity and readability
  26. 26. WHAT IS RESUMEIt usually include information about your education,work experience,activites,awards and other special skills you might have.
  27. 27. Purpose of a ResumeUsed by employers as a screening tool.Highlight relevant qualifications and accomplishments.As your first contact with the employer, it must create a good first impression
  28. 28. What a Resume Tells an EmployerType of opportunity you seekWho you areWhat you knowWhat you have done
  29. 29. RESUME LAYOUTBe neat and error freeBe consistent in formatting for like information:- - numbers and dates - uniform margins - align text and dates - grammatically parallelCoordinate color paper for your resume, cover letter, envelopes
  30. 30. What Categories do Employers Expect to See on a Resume?
  31. 31. Key Resume Categories Personal contact information Career Objective (optional) Qualifications summary Education (degree, major, special training) Study abroad Relevant paid or unpaid work experience Other work experience Community service Professional affiliations Interests/hobbies (optional) References/portfolio
  32. 32. Reasons for Resumes remaining unnoticed
  33. 33. Reasons for Resumes remaining unnoticed cntd….Explains job descriptions not accomplishmentsHard to understandCategories missingUnclear objectiveIrrelevant information
  34. 34. AVOID FOLLOWING IN LAYOUTToo many fonts, long paragraphsPersonal dataAbbreviations except StatesFull justification option for textToo many UPPERCASE LETTERS, underlining, and italicsEmpty words – various, duties included
  35. 35. Heading Examples DO
  36. 36. EDUCATION• Before work experience for recent graduates in reverse order• Institution name, location• Dates (month/year/ date )• Include special training, relevant workshops• High school: Include high school only if lots of relevant accomplishments or going back to your home town.
  37. 37. Educational AccomplishmentsExtra-curricular, athletic and leadership activities .Club memberships and committee work. Number of hours worked to help finance your education .Relevant academic projects, special training, study-abroad.
  38. 38. Resume Do’s DO - Include core desired skills - Customize according to targeted industry, job function and/or company culture - Quantify your accomplishments - Include Interests and Hobbies
  39. 39. DONT’S Don’t - Include information about health, marital status, or willingness to relocate - Misrepresent work/abilities-Avoid abbreviations-Never use pronouns such as: “I”, “me”, “my”,“our”- Use good quality printer for getting the print outs-No fancy fonts, binders,
  40. 40. REMINDER for Next Steps• Once you have completed your resume check off each required section against the lead Resume Assessment to make sure you have fulfilled all the criteria.
  41. 41. Build your resume as an investment in your future
  44. 44. • Cover letter is a document sent with your resume to provide additional information.• Each time you send out your resume , you need to write a cover letter.• Effective cover letters explain the reasons for your interest in the specific organization.
  46. 46. • Address your letter to a named individual.• Use simple language and uncomplicated sentence structure.• keep your letter brief. Never, Never more than one page.• End your letter by thanking the person reading it for his or her time.
  48. 48. • Dont ever send your resume without a cover letter.• Dont waste your first paragraph by writing a boring introduction.• Dont use such cliches .• Dont tell employers what they can do for you; tell them what you can do for them.
  49. 49. Being concise countsLengthy version Concise versionYou will please find enclosed… Enclosed is…I am in receipt of… I received…In reply, I wish to state… In reply, …I wish to assure you that… Please knowI will take steps to… I will…
  50. 50. Thank You