ERIC Number: ED211171
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Job Campaign Strategies. The Career Life Assessment Skills Series, Booklet Three. A Program to Meet Adult Developmental Needs.
Curtin, Bernadette M.; Hecklinger, Fred J.
As part of a series on career and life planning for adults, this four-part booklet discusses job search strategies, resume writing, and job interviews. Part I discourages conventional job-hunting techniques (i.e., visiting employment agencies, researching want ads, going through company personnel offices, and sending resumes and cover letters in bulk), and presents a model for a job campaign strategy that incorporates the formulation of a tentative career statement, research into the prospective career, and the job search itself. Part II provides suggestions for writing effective resumes and describes the components of two resume types: the chronological resume, which lists employment and career experiences in reverse chronological order; and the functional resume, which lists the applicant's skills and talents, rather than specific jobs in the applicant's employment background. Examples of each resume type are included. Part III focuses on employment interviewing and provides: (1) a checklist of factors to be considered in preparing for the interview (i.e., filling out application forms, conducting oneself during the interview, and making each interview a learning experience); (2) a discussion on coping with rejection and conducting informational interviews; (3) a list of common interview questions; and (4) an outline of factors that can lead to the rejection of an interviewee. A bibliography is presented in Part IV. (HB/JP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond.
Authoring Institution: Northern Virginia Community Coll., Alexandria.