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  • Chapter 7Applying for a JobLesson 7.1 Presenting Yourself

    *Chapter 7 Applying for a JobPresenting Yourself

    DiscoverHow to organize information about yourself in a rsum

    What a cover letter is and why it is important

    continued

    *Chapter 7 Applying for a JobPresenting Yourself

    DiscoverTips for filling out job applications

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    Why Its Important

    One day, youll apply for a job. Whether or not you get the job may depend on how you present yourself to the employer.

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    Key Termsrsumformatpersonal fact sheetcover letterpersonal career portfoliocontinued

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    Key Termsjob applicationreferencesletter of recommendation

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    Putting a Rsum TogetherIn the world of work, a summary of personal information is known as a rsum.

    A rsum describes your education, skills, work experience, activities, and interests.

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    Rsum FormatsThere are two basic formats of rsums.

    The format is the arrangement of information in a rsum.

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    Information is presented in reverse time orderPeople whove had a series of jobs in one career field use this formatHighlights skills and accomplishmentsA good choice for first-timers in the job marketFocuses on strengths instead of experienceRsum FormatsChronologicalRsumSkillsRsum

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    Which Format Is Better?The kind of rsum you choose may depend on the job you want.

    It can also depend on what you want to emphasize: work experience or skills.

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    Rsum TipsGraphic Organizer

    Keep your rsum short. One page is usually plenty.Your rsum should be neat and easy to read.Check for errors in spelling and grammar.RsumTips

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    Try This Activity

    Take steps now to create a personal fact sheet with the information you will need to create a rsum.Develop aPersonal FactSheetcontinued

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    Try This Activity

    A personal fact sheet contains basic information about you and your education, experience, qualifications, and skills.Develop aPersonal FactSheetcontinued

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    Make a List List your education and experience in chronological order. Then list your other qualifications for employment, including your skills and how you have used them.Develop aPersonal FactSheetcontinued

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    Develop a Rsum Use your personal fact sheet to develop your rsum for an employment opportunity in your career interest area.Develop aPersonal FactSheet

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    Electronic RsumsA popular way to send rsums to employers is via the Internet.

    It is a good idea to have an electronic rsum ready.

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    Electronic RsumsAn electronic rsum is a rsum that is created on a computer and formatted so it can be sent electronically.

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    Electronic RsumsHere are some tips for creating a computer-friendly rsum:Use black and white paper.Avoid boldface, italic, and other formatting.

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    Electronic RsumsType headings in capital letters.Include keywords that describe your skills and experience.

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    Writing Cover LettersNo rsum should go anywhere without a cover letter.

    A cover letter is a one-page letter telling who you are and why youre sending a rsum.

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    Q and AIm applying for a job I saw on the Internet. The ad says to e-mail rsums. Do I need to send a cover letter?continued

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    Q and AYou dont need to mail a paper cover letter, but you need to send a cover e-mail with your rsum.

    Include the same information you would in a regular cover letter.

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    Marketing Yourself With a Personal Career PortfolioA great way to showcase your accomplishments and personal growth is to create a personal career portfolio.

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    Marketing Yourself With a Personal Career PortfolioA personal career portfolio is a collection of information about you.

    You can use a personal career portfolio to market yourself and to set you apart from other job applicants.

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    Filling Out Job ApplicationsMany businesses will have you fill out a job application.

    A job application is a form that asks questions about your skills, work experience, education, and interests.

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    Complete a job application form for a job in your career interest area.Complete a JobApplicationcontinued

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    Check Your Work Read the entire application before you begin filling it out. Follow directions. Double-check all of your answers when you are finished.Complete a JobApplication

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    Supplying ReferencesYou should be prepared to supply references on a job application.

    References are people who will recommend you to an employer.

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    Supplying ReferencesSome references will supply you with a written letter of recommendation.

    A letter of recommendation is a letter in support of you from a reference.

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    Why should you always send a cover letter with a rsum when applying for a job?

    Critical Thinking ReviewCritical ThinkingQcontinued

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    You should include a cover letter because, in a cover letter, you identify the job for which youre applying. Including a cover letter is standard business practice, and you may give an employer a bad impression if you do not provide one.

    Critical Thinking ReviewCritical ThinkingAcontinued

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    What can an employer learn about someone from the look of his or her job application?

    An employer can learn how neat and thorough someone is, and whether he or she can follow directions and pay attention to details.

    Critical Thinking ReviewCritical ThinkingQA

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