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CHAPTER 13: BUILDING CAREERS AND WRITING RÉSUMÉS 1) OUTLINE Securing Employment in Today’s Job Market Understanding Employers’ Approach to the Employment Process Organizing Your Approach to the Employment Process Staying Abreast of Business and Financial News Researching Specific Companies Networking Seeking Career Counseling Preparing Résumés Planning Your Résumé Analyzing Your Purpose and Audience Gathering Pertinent Information Selecting the Best Medium Organizing Your Résumé Around Your Strengths The Chronological Résumé The Functional Résumé The Combination Résumé Writing Your Résumé Keeping Your Résumé Honest Adapting Your Résumé to Your Audience Composing Your Résumé Name and Contact Information Introductory Statement Education Work Experience, Skills and Accomplishments Activities and Achievements Personal Data and References Completing Your Résumé Revising Your Résumé Producing Your Résumé Producing a Traditional Résumé Printing a Scannable Résumé Creating a Plain-Text File of Your Résumé Creating a Word File of Your Résumé Creating an HTML Version of Your Résumé Creating a PDF Version of Your Résumé Proofreading Your Résumé Distributing Your Résumé
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2) RÉSUMÉ Securing Employment in Today’s Job Market Understanding how employers approach the hiring process is just one of many insights and skills you need in order to conduct a successful job search. Employers use several methods to find new employees, including personal referrals. Because as many as 80 percent of all job openings are never advertised (the hidden job market), it’s up to you to take action to get yourself noticed. The major job boards have grown so popular that some employers feel deluged with résumés from these sources, and some job seekers fear it’s becoming impossible to stand out from the crowd when hundreds or thousands of people are applying for the same jobs. Employers approach the employment process by: looking first for candidates within their organization, relying heavily on referrals from people they know and trust, sending recruiters to college campuses to conduct interviews, recruiting through employment agencies, state employment services, temporary staffing services, and employment bureaus operated by trade associations, accepting unsolicited résumés. To keep tabs on all the applicants in various stages of the recruiting process, many companies now use computerized applicant tracking systems to capture and store the hundreds or thousands of résumés they receive each year. The employment process can consume many hours of your time over weeks or months, and organizing your efforts in a logical, careful manner can help you save time. Approach the employment process by finding out:
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