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<ul><li><p>Chapter 7Applying for a JobLesson 7.1 Presenting Yourself</p><p>*Chapter 7 Applying for a JobPresenting Yourself</p><p>DiscoverHow to organize information about yourself in a rsum</p><p>What a cover letter is and why it is important</p><p>continued</p><p>*Chapter 7 Applying for a JobPresenting Yourself</p><p>DiscoverTips for filling out job applications</p><p>*Chapter 7 Applying for a JobPresenting Yourself</p><p>Why Its Important</p><p>One day, youll apply for a job. Whether or not you get the job may depend on how you present yourself to the employer.</p><p>*Chapter 7 Applying for a JobPresenting Yourself</p><p>Key Termsrsumformatpersonal fact sheetcover letterpersonal career portfoliocontinued</p><p>*Chapter 7 Applying for a JobPresenting Yourself</p><p>Key Termsjob applicationreferencesletter of recommendation</p><p>*Chapter 7 Applying for a JobPresenting Yourself</p><p>Putting a Rsum TogetherIn the world of work, a summary of personal information is known as a rsum.</p><p>A rsum describes your education, skills, work experience, activities, and interests.</p><p>*Chapter 7 Applying for a JobPresenting Yourself</p><p>Rsum FormatsThere are two basic formats of rsums.</p><p>The format is the arrangement of information in a rsum.</p><p>*Chapter 7 Applying for a JobPresenting Yourself</p><p>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</p><p>*Chapter 7 Applying for a JobPresenting Yourself</p><p>Which Format Is Better?The kind of rsum you choose may depend on the job you want.</p><p>It can also depend on what you want to emphasize: work experience or skills.</p><p>*Chapter 7 Applying for a JobPresenting Yourself</p><p>Rsum TipsGraphic Organizer</p><p>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</p><p>*Chapter 7 Applying for a JobPresenting Yourself</p><p>Try This Activity</p><p>Take steps now to create a personal fact sheet with the information you will need to create a rsum.Develop aPersonal FactSheetcontinued</p><p>*Chapter 7 Applying for a JobPresenting Yourself</p><p>Try This Activity</p><p>A personal fact sheet contains basic information about you and your education, experience, qualifications, and skills.Develop aPersonal FactSheetcontinued</p><p>*Chapter 7 Applying for a JobPresenting Yourself</p><p>Try This Activity</p><p>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</p><p>*Chapter 7 Applying for a JobPresenting Yourself</p><p>Try This Activity</p><p>Develop a Rsum Use your personal fact sheet to develop your rsum for an employment opportunity in your career interest area.Develop aPersonal FactSheet</p><p>*Chapter 7 Applying for a JobPresenting Yourself</p><p>Electronic RsumsA popular way to send rsums to employers is via the Internet.</p><p>It is a good idea to have an electronic rsum ready.</p><p>*Chapter 7 Applying for a JobPresenting Yourself</p><p>Electronic RsumsAn electronic rsum is a rsum that is created on a computer and formatted so it can be sent electronically.</p><p>*Chapter 7 Applying for a JobPresenting Yourself</p><p>Electronic RsumsHere are some tips for creating a computer-friendly rsum:Use black and white paper.Avoid boldface, italic, and other formatting.</p><p>continued</p><p>*Chapter 7 Applying for a JobPresenting Yourself</p><p>Electronic RsumsType headings in capital letters.Include keywords that describe your skills and experience.</p><p>*Chapter 7 Applying for a JobPresenting Yourself</p><p>Writing Cover LettersNo rsum should go anywhere without a cover letter.</p><p>A cover letter is a one-page letter telling who you are and why youre sending a rsum.</p><p>*Chapter 7 Applying for a JobPresenting Yourself</p><p>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</p><p>*Chapter 7 Applying for a JobPresenting Yourself</p><p>Q and AYou dont need to mail a paper cover letter, but you need to send a cover e-mail with your rsum.</p><p>Include the same information you would in a regular cover letter.</p><p>*Chapter 7 Applying for a JobPresenting Yourself</p><p>Marketing Yourself With a Personal Career PortfolioA great way to showcase your accomplishments and personal growth is to create a personal career portfolio.</p><p>*Chapter 7 Applying for a JobPresenting Yourself</p><p>Marketing Yourself With a Personal Career PortfolioA personal career portfolio is a collection of information about you.</p><p>You can use a personal career portfolio to market yourself and to set you apart from other job applicants.</p><p>*Chapter 7 Applying for a JobPresenting Yourself</p><p>Filling Out Job ApplicationsMany businesses will have you fill out a job application.</p><p>A job application is a form that asks questions about your skills, work experience, education, and interests.</p><p>*Chapter 7 Applying for a JobPresenting Yourself</p><p>Try This Activity</p><p>Complete a job application form for a job in your career interest area.Complete a JobApplicationcontinued</p><p>*Chapter 7 Applying for a JobPresenting Yourself</p><p>Try This Activity</p><p>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</p><p>*Chapter 7 Applying for a JobPresenting Yourself</p><p>Supplying ReferencesYou should be prepared to supply references on a job application.</p><p>References are people who will recommend you to an employer.</p><p>*Chapter 7 Applying for a JobPresenting Yourself</p><p>Supplying ReferencesSome references will supply you with a written letter of recommendation.</p><p>A letter of recommendation is a letter in support of you from a reference.</p><p>*Chapter 7 Applying for a JobPresenting Yourself</p><p>Why should you always send a cover letter with a rsum when applying for a job?</p><p>Critical Thinking ReviewCritical ThinkingQcontinued</p><p>*Chapter 7 Applying for a JobPresenting Yourself</p><p>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.</p><p>Critical Thinking ReviewCritical ThinkingAcontinued</p><p>*Chapter 7 Applying for a JobPresenting Yourself</p><p>What can an employer learn about someone from the look of his or her job application?</p><p>An employer can learn how neat and thorough someone is, and whether he or she can follow directions and pay attention to details.</p><p>Critical Thinking ReviewCritical ThinkingQA</p></li><li><p>End of Chapter 7Applying for a JobLesson 7.1 Presenting Yourself</p></li></ul>

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