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Chapter 25The Job Search,Resumes& InterviewsPowerPoint to accompany:Key Sources / Readings
Learning objectivesAfter studying this chapter you should be able to:1.prepare for a successful job search2.discuss the characteristics of an effective résumé3.choose the appropriate résumé for a job position4.write an effective cover letter5.successfully deal with different interview situations andhave an awareness of a variety of questionscommonlyasked in interviews6.appreciate the communicative traits that underpinsuccessful electronic résumés and networking.3
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Searching for a job positionWhen searching for a position, you have the option of;consulting various established servicesusing contacts [networking]using your own initiative.Internet & social media have emerged as important domainsso far as the job search process is concernedonline job advertsonline job applicationsprofessional social networking5
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Using Social Media for Job Search
ConventionalJob Applications10
RésuméA résumé is an informative, comprehensivedocument about your qualifications,experience and achievementsaka curriculum vitae [CV]Should be targeted at the job positionHighlight relevant attributes and skillsMake it easy for employer to identify yourstrengthsActs as passport to your getting an interview11
The résuméFirst impressions countformat and organise the information skillfullyand professionally in your résuméThis will demonstrate personal standards ofexcellence and good written communication skillstwo attributes valued by employersTry and keep resumes tono more than 3 pages,Recipient will appreciate clear and concise resumes that don’tconsume too much of their timeDon’t clutter them up with too much informationStrike right balance in providing sufficient informationEnhance chances of resume being read with a good covering letter12
Writing the résuméThe common parts in a résumé are:1.name, address, telephone number, email2.employment objective or profile statement3.educational qualifications4.professional or work experience5.achievements6.activities and interests7.refereesVary the order of the parts, to suit the criteria for a particularjob, or to highlight your strengths13
Writing the résuméHighlight your skills and experience“When you have found a [job] position you want, give yourselfthe best chance of gaining the attention of an employer orrecruitment agency by assessing your qualifications, skills,interests, values and attitudes.Then match them to therequirements of the [job] positionand write a persuasiveand powerful resume and covering letter”.[Dwyer, 2016, p.632]14
Writing the résuméCommand AttentionIdentify the specific benefits you could bring to the jobpositionShow the extent to which you match the needs of theemployer

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