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Chapter 15 - Job Application Materials

Chapter 15 - Job Application Materials - The process for...

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Chapter 15. Preparing Job-Application Materials © 2010 by Bedford/St. Martin's 1 Plan the job search. Decide how to look for a position. Learn as much as you can about the organizations to which you will apply. Draft the résumé and application letter. Revise, edit, and proofread the résumé and letter. Prepare for job interviews. Write appropriate follow-up letters. The process for preparing job-application materials includes seven steps:
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Chapter 15. Preparing Job-Application Materials © 2010 by Bedford/St. Martin's 2 In planning the job search, carry out these four tasks: Do a self-inventory. Learn about the employers. Prepare a résumé and job-application letter. Prepare a portfolio.
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Chapter 15. Preparing Job-Application Materials © 2010 by Bedford/St. Martin's 3 through a college or university placement office through a professional placement bureau through a published job advertisement through an organization's Web site through a job board on the Internet through an unsolicited letter to an organization through connections There are seven ways to find a job:
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Chapter 15. Preparing Job-Application Materials © 2010 by Bedford/St. Martin's 4 Who has access to your résumé? How will you know if an employer requests your résumé? Can your current employer see your résumé? Can you update your résumé at no cost? Ask these four questions before posting to a job board:
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