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Title: Job Search. Resume Tips. Interviewing Tips. Consider th

Mature Workforce CenterServing Boomers_at_JJC
  • Job Search
  • 2008

Conducting a Successful Job Search
  • Resume Tips
  • Interviewing Tips
  • Consider the Market

Resume Screening
  • Major employers screen an average of 250 resumes
    for every interview granted.

What a resume is not
  • A three-volume biography
  • An advertisement
  • An artistic event

Two Types of Resumes
  • Chronological-spells out work history from most
    recent job and back.
  • Functional-clusters experience under major skills
    areas rather than listing experience under each

  • Advantages
  • Emphasizes continuity and career growth. Is easy
    to follow.
  • Disadvantages
  • Fails to group abilities/skills. Points out any
    gaps in employment. Points out any lack of work

  • Advantages-highlights strong points and
    accomplishments. Is flexible . Eliminates
    repetition of duties. Is useful for changing
  • Disadvantage-Is often viewed as a way to hide
    gaps of lack of experience. Is more difficult to

Chronological Resume Includes
  • Name
  • Objective
  • Skills,
  • Qualifications
  • Achievements
  • Work Experience
  • Job Title
  • Other relevant experience
  • Education
  • References

Functional Resume Includes
  • Name
  • Objective
  • Summary of experience
  • Skills and abilities
  • Experience
  • Education
  • References

More Resume donts
  • Dont attach documents such as diplomas,
    recommendation letters, or transcripts.
  • Dont use irregular sized paper.
  • Dont include personal irrelevancies.
  • Dont have paragraphs longer than ten lines.
  • Dont list education first.
  • Dont include pictures.

Purpose of a Resume

The Interview Opportunity
  • Identify and explain your skills and their value.
  • Demonstrate confidence and a positive attitude.
  • Convince the employer that his business needs you.

The Tough Questions
  • What are your strengths?
  • What are your weaknesses?
  • Why do you want to work for this company?
  • What type of work are you looking for?
  • Tell me about yourself.
  • What did you like most least about your last

Interview Reminders
  • Be neat, well groomed, and well dressed.
  • Be on time.
  • Use firm hand-shake
  • Be honest.
  • Look interviewer in the eye.
  • Be informative.
  • Know about the company ahead of time.
  • Ask questions about the job.

Interview Donts
  • Dont describe criticize former employers,
    co-workers, or assignments.
  • Dont forget to thank the employer for the
  • Dont forget to write a thank you letter to the
  • Dont be afraid of silence. Listen!

Consider the Job Market
  •  32 percent of employers plan to add
    full-time, permanent employees in 2008, down from
    40 percent who planned to do so in 2007 Just
    8 percent plan to decrease full-time staff levels
    in 2008, while 47 percent expect no change

Consider the Job Market
 21 percent of employers plan to increase their
number of part-time employees in 2008, down from
23 percent who expected to do so in 2007 And,
6 percent plan to decrease part-time headcount in
2008, while 58 percent expect no change.  In
addition, one-in-five employers report it
typically takes them two months or longer to fill
their open positions and 40 percent say they
currently have open positions for which they
cant find qualified candidates.
Career and Salary Info
  • 1. Sales representativesQualifications A
    four-year college degree with courses in
    marketing, leadership, communication, business
    and advertising, or a high school degree and a
    proven record of successfully selling other
    products.  Excellent interpersonal and written
    communication skills are just as important as
    education and training.Average salary 40,868
  • 2. Teachers Qualifications Educational
    qualifications for postsecondary teacher jobs
    range from expertise in a particular field to a
    Ph.D., depending on the subject being taught and
    the type of educational institution. Average
    salary 45,281
  • 3. MechanicsQualifications Complete a formal
    training program in high school, or in a
    postsecondary vocational school or community
    college. Some service technicians, however, still
    learn the trade solely by assisting and learning
    from experienced workers.Average salary 43,760

Career and Salary Info
  • 4. Engineering techniciansQualifications An
    associate degree in engineering technology from a
    technical institute, vocational school or
    community college, creativity and good
    communications skills.Average salary 47,759
  • 5. Management/Executives Qualifications Vary
    widely, depending on the size of the
    organization, but usually include several years
    of experience within an organization, a
    bachelor's degree and, oftentimes, advanced
    degree. Average salary 90,913
  • 6. Truck Drivers -- FreightQualifications
    Valid driver's license, clean driving record and
    demonstrated ability to handle machinery.Average
    salary 43,053
  • 7. Drivers -- DeliveryQualifications Valid
    driver's license, clean driving record.Average
    salary 29,870

Career and Salary Info
  • 8. AccountantsQualifications Professional
    certification or licensure, a master's degree and
    proficiency in accounting and auditing computer
    software.Average salary 52,940
  • 9. Construction LaborersQualifications
    On-the-job training or completion of a formal
    apprenticeship programs.Average salary 40,658
  • 10. Machine OperatorsQualifications Completion
    of an apprentice program, on-the-job training or
    participation in a vocational school, technical
    school or community college program.  Average
    salary 30,176
  • Salary information provided by CB
    and includes benefits and bonuses.

Final Positive Thought
  • If you think your are beaten, you are
  • If you think you dare not, you dont.
  • If you like to win, but you think you cant
  • Its almost certain your wont
  • If you think youll lose, you're lost
  • For out of the world we find,
  • Success begins with a fellows will-
  • Its all in the state of mind.
  • If you think you are outclassed you are,
  • Youve got to think high to rise,
  • Youve got to be sure of yourself before
  • You can ever win a prize.
  • Lifes battles dont always go
  • To the stronger or faster man
  • But sooner or later the man who wins
  • Is the man who thinks he can.