Career Week3_U1L2

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Career Week3_U1L2

  1. 1.  Career English<br />Week 3<br />Spring2011<br />
  2. 2. Housekeeping<br />
  3. 3. REVIEW<br />Where would you start looking for a job?<br />Job agencies <br />Newspapers/ magazines<br />Networking (family/friends…)<br />The Internet (Employment Websites, BBS, Company Official Websites)<br />Cold calling<br />
  4. 4. Cold calling<br />Cold calling refers to phone a company to enquire about job opportunities which have not been advertised. The phone conversation is used to generate interest in you as a potential employee. The aim of the call is to get an invitation to send your CV. <br />
  5. 5. AboutExploringCareers<br />
  6. 6. After having some jobs in mind, what is your next step?<br />
  7. 7. DO YOU…<br />have a clear idea of what you are looking for.<br />know the requirements<br />know why you are qualified.<br />identify the experiences in which you demonstrated and developed relevant skills, knowledge and experience required.<br />CAN YOU…<br />
  8. 8. Ready to apply for a job?<br />What would you put in your application package?<br />
  9. 9. □ cover letter<br />□ résumé<br />□ recommendation letter<br />□ autobiography<br />□ school transcripts<br />□ term papers<br />□ study plan<br />□ copy of personal ID <br />Anything else?<br />✔<br />✔<br />← ?<br />
  10. 10. Portfolio: a set of pieces of creative work collected by someone to display their skills<br />
  11. 11. Brainstorming<br />What is the format of a resume? What are the sections should be included in a resume?<br />?<br />?<br />
  12. 12. Required<br />Heading (personal information including name, address, etc.) <br />Objective <br />Educational Background <br />Work Experience <br />Extracurricular or Volunteer Activities <br />
  13. 13. (Optional)<br /><ul><li> Summary of Qualifications
  14. 14. Skills and Accomplishments
  15. 15. Relevant Courses
  16. 16. Honors and Awards
  17. 17. Professional Affiliations
  18. 18. Publications
  19. 19. Special Certifications</li></li></ul><li>Resumevs.CurriculumVitae(CV)<br />
  20. 20. Resume vs. CV<br />RESUME<br />a one or two page summary of your skills, experience and education<br />CV<br />a summary of your educational and academic backgrounds as well as teaching and research experience, publications, presentations, awards, honors, affiliations and other details<br />
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  22. 22. =Reading=<br />A draft of I-Shin Chou’s Resume<br />p.21-22<br />
  23. 23.
  24. 24. Heading<br /><ul><li> Name
  25. 25. Contact info</li></ul> ---Address---Phone number (Home & Cell)---email address (Be professional?)<br />
  26. 26. cutekatie@yahoo.com.twpinklady@gmail.comxmanjeff@msn.comyesterdayoncemore@yahoo.comiloveu@hotmail.com<br />
  27. 27. Some good examples:<br />◎ Initial + last name @gmail.com<br />e.g. ytchen@gmail.com<br />◎ Full name@gmail.come.g. yichalee@gmail.com<br />
  28. 28. Objective<br /> Tell your reader what you want.<br /> “The more concrete your statement, the better.”<br />
  29. 29. Educational Background<br /> Please list yours in reverse chronological order.<br /> Not necessary to mention your high school<br /> Include your degree (e.g. Bachelor of Arts), your academic major, the full name of the institution, the city and country of the institution, and the expected or actual date of your graduation.<br />
  30. 30. Educational Background (Cont.)<br /> If you have a minor, remember to list it, too. <br />Provide your grade if the average is above 80<br />
  31. 31. Work Experience<br /> Please list yours in reversechronologicalorder.<br /> Use action verbs. <br /> To quantify your responsibilities and accomplishments<br /> To show your accomplishments<br />
  32. 32. If talking about previous experience, use past tense.<br />Avoid using first person e.g. I trained sales associates in advanced sales methods ?<br /> I manage a 20-person staff ?<br />
  33. 33. Extracurricular Activities<br /> Do you join any student club?<br /> An excellent opportunities to convey your reader how good you are.<br />
  34. 34. Follow a clear format<br />Arrange items in order of importance<br />Highlight relevant sections<br />Don’t write in full sentences<br />Use bullet points<br />1~2 pages<br />Adjust your column if necessary<br />Attach photo if necessary<br />Use readable fonts<br />Type, Proofread, revise, revise, and revise <br />10 Golden Rules<br />
  35. 35. Readable Fonts:<br />This is readable. (Times New Roman)<br />This is readable. (Georgia)<br />This is readable. (Arial)<br />This is readable. (Bell MT)<br />X Papyrus<br />X Curlz MT<br />XLucida Handwriting<br />
  36. 36. How To Write a Resume<br />By Howcast<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zE-NQAu_qRU<br />
  37. 37. Please start collecting some info needed for writing your resume. <br />

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