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HELPFUL HINTS WHEN SEEKING EMPLOYMENT

 

YOUR RESUME

  • MAKE CERTAIN IT REFLECTS THE WORK YOU HAVE “ACTUALLY DONE!”
  • CHECK FOR ERRORS (HAVE SOMEONE REVIEW IT)
  • KEEP THE RESUME TO ONE PAGE, IF POSSIBLE!
  • SUPPLY YOUR REFERENCES WHEN YOU SUBMIT THE RESUME!
  • MAKE CERTAIN THAT YOUR REFERENCES ARE WORK RELATED…NOT PERSONAL FRIENDS (Preferably past supervisors)!
  • PROVIDE EDUCATIONAL CREDENTIALS THAT ARE REQUIRED:
  1.      HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED
  2.      “OFFICIAL COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT”
  3.    COPIES OF CERTIFICATES IN SKILL AREA YOU ARE APPLYING FOR 

 

THE INTERVIEW

  • DON’T BE LATE FOR THE INTERVIEW!
  • CHECK ON INTERVIEW LOCATION, PRIOR TO THE INTERVIEW!
  • WEAR YOUR SUNDAY BEST!
  • DARK SUITS
  • DARK DRESSES 
  • NOTHING FLASHY
  • BASIC JEWELRY
  • GET ANOTHER OPINION ON YOUR OUTFIT!

 

  • ESTABLISH EYE CONTACT WITH THE INTERVIEWER
  • PROVIDE A VERY FIRM HANDSHAKE!
  • LISTEN FOR THE INTERVIEWERS NAME AND TITLE!
  • LISTEN VERY CAREFULLY!
  • ONLY RESPOND TO WHAT THE INTERVIEWER ASKS YOU!
  • DON’T ATTEMPT TO TAKE NOTES, DURING AN INTERVIEW!
  • YOU CAN ASK FOR A COPY OF THE JOB DESCRIPTION!
  • WHEN ASKED IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS:
  1. DON’T TALK JUST TO BE TALKING!
  2. ASK QUESTIONS THAT YOU HAVE WRITTEN DOWN!
  • WHEN THE INTERVIEW IS OVER DO YOU KNOW THE FOLLOWING:
  1. THE POSITION TITLE?
  2. TO WHOM THE POSITION REPORTS?
  3.   IS OVERTIME REQUIRED?
  4. THE WORK HOURS?
  5. WILL YOU BE TRAINED?
  6. WHAT EXACT SKILLS ARE REQUIRED FOR THE JOB?
  7. WHEN WILL THE DECISION BE MADE?
  8. IS THERE ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THAT YOU NEED TO PROVIDE?
  9. DO YOU KNOW THE NAMES OF EVERYOE THAT INTERVIEWED YOU AND THEIR TITLES (GET BUSINESS CARDS OF INTERVIEWERS)!
  • IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE POSITION, PLEASE CONFIRM THIS PRIOR TO LEAVING!

 

FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES 

  • INITIATE A LETTER INDICATING YOUR INTEREST IN THE POSITION?
  • SEND ONE LETTER AND COPY OTHERS THAT INTERVIEWED YOU!
  • DIRECT YOUR LETTER TO THE DEPARTMENT HEAD OR IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR!
  • STATE HOW YOU CAN BE REACHED IN YOUR LETTER!


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