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Chapter 17

  1. 1. CHAPTER 17 SLIDE 1CHAPTER Job Search and17 Advancement 1 Analyze Your Skills, Abilities, and Interests 2 Adopt a Job Search Plan 3 Prepare Employment Documents 4 Interview Successfully 5 Job Advancement and Changes© 2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. Procedures & Theory for Administrative Professionals, 7e
  2. 2. CHAPTER 17 SLIDE 2Analyze YourSkills, Abilities, and Interests Evaluate your skills. Identify your abilities. Determine your interests. Set goals. Look for mentors.© 2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. Procedures & Theory for Administrative Professionals, 7e
  3. 3. CHAPTER 17 SLIDE 3Adopt a Job Search Plan Traditional job search Targeted job search Part-time or temporary work matzaball/iStockphoto.com© 2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. Procedures & Theory for Administrative Professionals, 7e
  4. 4. CHAPTER 17 SLIDE 4Adopt a Job Search Plan Develop networks. Search online. Read newspapers. Visit employment agencies. Work with your college or university. Image Source/Getty Images© 2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. Procedures & Theory for Administrative Professionals, 7e
  5. 5. CHAPTER 17 SLIDE 5Research Organizations Periodicals or websites that profile organizations Company websites Search engines Chambers of commerce College placement office Friends, relatives, and acquaintances© 2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. Procedures & Theory for Administrative Professionals, 7e
  6. 6. CHAPTER 17 SLIDE 6Prepare Employment Documents Chronological resume Functional resume Electronic resume Letter of application© 2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. Procedures & Theory for Administrative Professionals, 7e
  7. 7. CHAPTER 17 SLIDE 7Chronological Resume© 2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. Procedures & Theory for Administrative Professionals, 7e
  8. 8. CHAPTER 17 SLIDE 8Functional Resume© 2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. Procedures & Theory for Administrative Professionals, 7e
  9. 9. CHAPTER 17 SLIDE 9Electronic Resume© 2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. Procedures & Theory for Administrative Professionals, 7e
  10. 10. CHAPTER 17 SLIDE 10Prepare Employment Documents References ● Use supervisors, teachers, or other professionals. ● Ask permission first. ● Generally, do not list references on a resume. Portfolios Personal websites© 2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. Procedures & Theory for Administrative Professionals, 7e
  11. 11. CHAPTER 17 SLIDE 11Letter of Application State your interest in the position. Give general information about your skills. Sell your skills. Transmit your resume. Request an interview.© 2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. Procedures & Theory for Administrative Professionals, 7e
  12. 12. CHAPTER 17 SLIDE 12Letter of Application© 2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. Procedures & Theory for Administrative Professionals, 7e
  13. 13. CHAPTER 17 SLIDE 13Interview Successfully Online prescreening Telephone prescreening Organization research iofoto/Shutterstock.com© 2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. Procedures & Theory for Administrative Professionals, 7e
  14. 14. CHAPTER 17 SLIDE 14Practice for the Interview Make a list of likely questions. Prepare responses that show strongly you are a good match for the position. Choose solid, specific examples of work and school accomplishments. Think of what to say to show your goals and objectives match the organization’s.© 2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. Procedures & Theory for Administrative Professionals, 7e
  15. 15. CHAPTER 17 SLIDE 15Practice for the Interview Practice by yourself. Do a mock interview with someone. Practice until you’re sure you’re prepared. Prepare for stress questions. ● Answer in a way that highlights your abilities. ● Be honest. ● Steer your answer to something positive. ● Do not say more than you need to say.© 2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. Procedures & Theory for Administrative Professionals, 7e
  16. 16. CHAPTER 17 SLIDE 16During the Interview Stand to greet the interviewer. Smile, make eye contact, and shake hands. Show genuine interest in what is said. Try to learn more about the employer’s needs. Shape your remarks to show strongly you can fill them.© 2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. Procedures & Theory for Administrative Professionals, 7e
  17. 17. CHAPTER 17 SLIDE 17During the Interview Listen carefully. Answer the question that was asked. Answer thoroughly but concisely. Demonstrate pride in your skills and abilities. Do not criticize past employers or others. Be aware of your body language.© 2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. Procedures & Theory for Administrative Professionals, 7e
  18. 18. CHAPTER 17 SLIDE 18Interview Successfully Close professionally. Follow up. Do a self-assessment. Prepare for a job offer.© 2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. Procedures & Theory for Administrative Professionals, 7e
  19. 19. CHAPTER 17 SLIDE 19Follow-Up Letter© 2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. Procedures & Theory for Administrative Professionals, 7e
  20. 20. CHAPTER 17 SLIDE 20Job Advancement and Changes Maintain your enthusiasm. Listen to coworkers and supervisors. Learn from them and your experiences. Ask questions when you don’t understand. Accept feedback gracefully.© 2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. Procedures & Theory for Administrative Professionals, 7e
  21. 21. CHAPTER 17 SLIDE 21Job Advancement and Changes Exit interview Layoff or termination ● Listen to what your employer tells you about your job performance. ● Determine that you will learn and grow from it.© 2013 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. Procedures & Theory for Administrative Professionals, 7e

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