Basic Job Readiness - Los Angeles Urban League (2011)

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Information about Basic Job Readiness - Los Angeles Urban League (2011)

Published on September 28, 2015

Author: MaishaLCannon


1. Tips and tools for empowering yourself during your job search RESUME AND INTERVIEW READINESS Presented by M.L. Cannon for LAULYP 11/11/11

2. Resume Basics A resume is a snapshot of your work experience, skills, and accomplishments  Should highlight your skills  Should be visually appealing  Should be detailed

3. What a good résumé can do  Pique an employer’s interest  Get you a phone screening/interview  Work as “advertisement” of you as an employee

4. 5 Key Elements of a Good Résumé REMEMBER TO *make sure your contact info is accurate! *utilize online resources to help build your resume  Clean & crisp layout  Brief (ideally 1 page)  Factual and accurate  Tailored to the position  Error-free

5. Which snapshot stands out more to you? SNAPSHOTS - RECEPTIONIST SNAPSHOT A Jane Doe (323) 999-9876 XYZ Company Receptionist 8/10-Present -answer phones -file paperwork -open and sort mail SNAPSHOT B Jane Doe (323)999-9876 | XYZ Company Receptionist 8/10-Present -Greet callers, answer general questions, and handle high volume calls for fast paced shipping office -Maintain accuracy and organization of in- house filing system -Receive, prioritize, and deliver mail daily to 100 employees

6. What About a Cover Letter? If the job posting requests a cover letter, you should send one.  Step by Step Guide   Opportunity to add information not on resume  Know your value! Present yourself in a positive light. Important: In addition to spell checking your cover letter, print it and ask a friend or two to read it to ensure it is error free.

7. Before the Interview The Phone Call/Screening  Be Alert  Get a name  Be Attentive  Don’t take a call in the drive thru of McDonalds  Use Voice Mail (return calls/e-mails within 24 hours)  Be Interested  Your smile can be heard through the phone  End call with a thank you Important: Keep a JOB NOTEBOOK (or spreadsheet) tracking where you’ve applied, who you’ve spoken with and when. Keep a pen and paper handy (at home or in the car) for taking notes.

8. PHONE SCREENING SNAPSHOT  Snapshot 1  Snapshot 2 Which candidate are you more interested in meeting?

9. Interview Readiness: 5 Key Elements  Approach  Eye contact, firm handshake, bright smile  Know your Goal  To determine if job is a good fit for you  Know your Skills  Inventory your strengths and weaknesses and be able to articulate them  Listen actively and respond honestly  Take cues from interviewer  Have questions for the interviewer  When do you expect to have a decision?

10. When You’re Applying to Jobs  Be mindful of the logistics of the job you are applying for  Location  Salary  Hours  Don’t invest your time applying to/interviewing for a job you have no intention of taking  Utilize your personal network & online resources

11. WHERE TO LOOK FOR WORK General Your personal network Alumni Career Center Work Source Centers Industry Specific Sites Non-Profits Specialty – Hourly – Executives

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