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Title: Job Hunting


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Questions
  • Are you doing any part-time jobs? Why - why not?
  • What would you do if you wanted to get a
    part-time job?
  • What kind of part-time jobs are available for
    students in Serbia?
  • Do you think you can handle both a part-time job
    and your studies?

3
Please watch the video and think about
  • The tips in How to get a job
  • Talk about them.
  • http//www.youtube.com/watch?v4NaObfrSSOc

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Vacancies
  • Companies advertise the vacant position in a
    national newspaper or on a jobs website.
  • A job advertisement contains concise information
    on
  • the job opening,
  • duties and requirements,
  • the deadline for submission.
  • They also use employment or recruitment agencies
    and outside specialists called headhunters.

5
Job application
  • The hiring process starts with job application.
  • It can be made either by
  • completing an application form
  • sending in a Curriculum Vitae CV (a resume
    Am.E).

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CV
  • It is a written compilation of candidates
  • education,
  • work experience,
  • credentials,
  • skills
  • accomplishments.

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CV
  • A CV is a marketing tool used to promote
    ourselves to potential employers for the purpose
    of obtaining an interview.
  • It needs to be consistent, concise, clear and
    easy to read.

8
Types of CVs
  • chronological,
  • functional,
  • targeted CVs.

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A chronological CV
  • starts by listing your work history in reverse
    chronological order with your current, or most
    recent job, first.

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A functional CV
  • focuses on your skills and experience, rather
    than on your chronological work history.

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A targeted CV
  • specifically highlights the experience and skills
    relevant to the job you are applying for.

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A cover letter
  • A cover letter (a job application letter)
    accompanies the CV .
  • It provides additional information on your skills
    and experience and the reasons for your interest
    in the specific organization.
  • A cover letter should complement, not duplicate,
    your CV and add a personal touch.

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Procedures
  • Upon receiving job applications, companies start
    looking at the background of candidates
  • The most interested candidates may be invited to
    a group discussion before conducting screening
    interviews with each candidate.

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Testing
  • Companies may also decide to conduct
    pre-employment tests to assess the applicants
    intelligence and personality.
  • The types of tests and selection procedures
    depend on the job opening.
  • The tests include cognitive tests, personality
    tests, medical examinations, sample job tasks,
    physical ability tests, etc.

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A job interview
  • Attending a job interview requires good
    preparation.
  • Firstly, it is essential to prepare responses for
    the typical interview questions.
  • You are supposed to impress the interviewer with
    your knowledge, confidence and expertise.

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Thank you letter
  • You will also discover about the company and the
    job which you can include specific points in the
    responses you give.
  • After each interview in the interviewing process,
    it is important to follow-up by sending a letter
    or an email to your interviewers thanking them
    for taking the time to meet with and reiterating
    your interest in the vacancy.

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Interview
  • If these are positive, the shortlisted candidates
    are invited for more interviews to discuss their
    experience, skills, work history, availability,
    and the qualifications the company is seeking.

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Shortlist
  • Successful applicants are then shortlisted and
    their references are checked by contacting their
    referees previous employers, teachers and
    others who provided the applicant with a
    recommendation letter.

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In the process of job hunting it is important to
  • know the process,
  • learn the steps to completing a successful job
    search,
  • review the must have marketing tools,
  • introduce job hunting resources,
  • prepare to start search.

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Job Hunting Resources
  • Family Friends
  • They know of your interests and abilities and
    think best
  • Networking
  • Make use of personal connections when searching
    for job opportunities (teachers, coaches, family
    friends, etc.)
  • Help Wanted Listings
  • Newspaper, online

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Job Hunting Resources
  • Employment Agencies
  • Help people find jobs by matching applicants
    qualifications with job openings
  • Public agencies are free Private agencies charge
    fees
  • Career Counselors Advisors
  • At schools and at colleges
  • Employment Websites
  • Post your resume so employers can search for you
  • Monster.com, Hotjobs.com, CareerBuilder.com

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Is That Job Right For You?
  1. Evaluate yourself.
  2. Evaluate the job.

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Evaluate Yourself
  • What skills do you have to offer?
  • Are they transferable skills?
  • Are they job-specific skills?

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Evaluate Yourself
  • Identify career and life values, goals and
    objectives
  • What sort of job am I looking for?
  • Where do I want to work and value in my work?
  • Realistically assess your strengths, weaknesses,
    skills, and abilities

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Evaluate The Job
  • Identify and rank information on companies
  • Are they the largest?
  • Fastest growing?
  • Most profitable?
  • Research annual reports

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Evaluate The Job
  • Required education or training
  • Do you need a college degree? Will there be
    on-the-job training?
  • Compensation and benefits
  • What is the wage/salary? Is there potential for
    raises?
  • Fringe Benefit Something you receive at little
    or no cost (paid vacation, sick leave, child
    care, health insurance, etc.)

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Evaluate The Job
  • Nature of the work
  • What is your job description? What will you be
    doing?
  • Working conditions
  • The work environment.
  • Inside or outside? Independently or with others?
  • Location (commute)? Work schedule? Travel
    requirements?
  • Job outlook
  • Are there jobs available? Are there future
    opportunities in this occupation?

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  • Good luck.
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