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The process for preparing job-application materials includes seven steps: 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.
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In planning the job search, carry out these four tasks: Do a self-inventory. What are my skills? What experience do I have? What are my goals? Learn about the employers. How do they describe the position? What qualifications are they looking for? What image does the language and style of their job ad and/or web site communicate? Prepare a résumé and job-application letter.
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There are seven ways to find a job: 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 site on the Internet through an unsolicited letter to an organization through connections
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There are three reasons to write your own résumé. You know yourself better than anyone else does. Employment officers know the style of the local agencies. If you write your own résumé, you will be more likely to adapt it to different situations.
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An attractive résumé has four characteristics: generous margins clear type a balanced appearance clear organization
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The résumé must meet three standards: It must provide clear, specific information, without generalizations or self-congratulation. It must be completely free of errors. It must be honest.
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A chronological résumé has six elements: identifying information objectives or a summary of qualifications education employment history interests and activities references
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Follow these three suggestions in providing references: Choose your referees carefully. Contact your referees before listing them on a resume. Provide the reader of your resume with all of the necessary details for contacting your referee.
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Follow two principles in drafting a job- application letter: Selectivity . Select two or three points of greatest interest to the potential employer. Development. Develop them into paragraphs emphasizing results.
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The introductory paragraph has four functions: It identifies your source of information. It identifies the position you are interested in. It states that you wish to be considered for the position. It forecasts the rest of the letter.
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The concluding paragraph includes three elements: a reference to your résumé a polite but confident request for an interview your phone number and e-mail address
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Developing Your Resume
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Overview of Sections The Objective Statement Contact Information Education Experience Honors and Activities
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The Objective Statement
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What is an objective statement? A short section (usually 1-3 lines), often
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