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Strategies in the Job-Search ProcessChapter NineBusinessCommunication
STEPS IN THE JOB SEARCH PROCESSBuild a network of contactsIdentify appropriate jobsFind your employerPrepare the application documentsContinue job search activities
Building a Network of ContactsBegin the job search by building a network ofcontactsBroaden your circle of friendsKnow your professorsMeet executivesMake contacts through internshipsWork with community organizations
Identifying Appropriate JobsLook at both internal and external factorsInternal factorsare used to analyze yourselfEducation, personal qualities, work experience, special qualitieslike languages, communications skills etcExternal factorsare current and projected job market,economic needs, location preferences, and family needsCombine internal and external factors
Identifying Appropriate JobsExternal factors are related to:Where is the job you are seeking available?Are you willing to move?Does the location meet your lifestyle needs?
Finding Your EmployerSearch potential employers by using the followingsources:Career Centers (School career centers)Network of Personal ContactsClassified AdvertisementsOnline SourcesEmployment AgenciesPersonal Search AgentsWeb Page ProfilesProspecting techniques (direct contact)
PREPARING THE APPLICATION DOCUMENTSPursue job openings by personal visit, online, mail,email, or faxYou are most likely to use resume, cover message,and reference sheet in job searchPrepare them as you would prepare a sales mailingStudy the product (you) and the workThen decide on whether to send a message alone orwith a resume
CONSTRUCTING THE RESUMEDecide whether to use aprintor adigital formatUse traditional print in face-to-face interviewsUse digital format when sending application by e-mail orposting it via the WebDecide on the length of resumeMake your résumé as long as needed to sell your skills toemployersArrange the parts of your resume fitting the specificjob you are applying for
WHAT IS A RESUME?A resume is a personal summary of yourprofessional history and qualificationsIt includes information about your career goals,education, work experience, activities, honors, and anyspecial skills you might haveThree types of resume are:Traditional RésuméScannable RésuméPlain-Text Résumé for E-Mailing
Creating Successful RésumésYour résumé should convey the seven qualities employersseek in a candidate:Thinks in terms of resultsGets things doneIs well roundedShows signs of progressHas standards of excellenceIs flexiblePossesses strong communication skills
Common Résumé Problems» Too shortor long» Misspellings» Grammatical errors» Use personal pronoun» Hard to read» Wordy/not condensing» Phrasing not parallel»Too slick» Too amateurish» Poorly reproduced» Boastful» Dishonest» Gimmicky»Humorous
TRADITIONAL PRINT RESUMESelect background facts about yourself

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