INTERVIEWING

  INTERVIEWING The employment interview is the method employers use to decide whether or not to offer a candidate a position. Typically the candidate talks to one or more people, either singly or in groups, who have the authority to offer a position – to obligate the company contractually. Since the interview is critically important, you need to perform […]

WRITING ASSIGNMENT

WRITING ASSIGNMENT Write your resume following one of the two formats described in this chapter. Find an ad for a position in your field of interest. Use newspaper help wanted ads or a listing from your school’s placement service. Based on the ad, decide-which of your skills and experiences you should discuss to convince tile firm that you are […]

WRITING LETTERS OF APPLICATION

WRITING LETTERS OF APPLICATION Your letter of application should be written with care. In this letter, you apply for a job, explain your qualifications, and ask for an interview. You also prove whether or not you can write clearly. Many employers are affected not just by what you say but also by how you say it. To make […]

FORMATTING THE RESUME

FORMATTING THE RESUME The resume must be easy to read. An employer who is reading sixty resumes in an hour will spend no more than a minute on yours. Even if there are fewer to read, most readers will not scrutinize your resume closely on the first reading. They might later, but on the first reading they are […]

WRITING THE RESUME

WRITING THE RESUME After you have analyzed your field, your strengths, and prospective companies, write your resume. Since the resume contains all relevant information, you should write it before the letter. Your letter can then highlight or expand on this information. If you have the resume you will find it easier to adapt the letter to the needs of […]

PLANNING THE RESUME AND LETTER

PLANNING THE RESUME AND LETTER To plan your resume and cover letter, you need to assess your field, your own strengths, and the needs of your prospective employers.  hat are the basic activities in this field? What skills do I need to perform them? What are the basic working conditions, salary ranges, and long range outlooks for the areas […]

ANALYZING YOUR GOALS AND YOUR AUDIENCE

ANALYZING YOUR GOALS AND YOUR AUDIENCE Before writing a resume and letter of application, you must  your goals and your  for these critical documents Understanding Your Goals Your resume and letter of application have two goals: to get an interview and to indicate the skills you will bring to the company. The letter and resume open the way to […]

Job Application Materials

Job Application Materials ANALYZING YOUR GOALS AND YOUR AUDIENCE PLANNING THE RESUME AND LETTER WRITING THE RESUME FORMATTING THE RESUME WRITING LETTERS OF APPLICATION INTERVIEWING WRITING FOLLOW UP LETTERS Resumes and letters of application are essential types of writing for college studer ts and for anyone changing positions. This chapter will explain the process that will help you produce […]