ERIC Number: ED296165
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Feb
Desired Student Preparation in the Job Application Process as Perceived by the Business Community.
Allen, Thomas R., Jr., Comp.
The major purpose of this study was to determine from the business community what competencies in the job application process are needed by students preparing to enter the job market for their first full-time position. Data were collected from 100 human resource administrators (out of a sample of 400). The general feeling of the administrators was that students needed preparation for the initial written application material, including the job application letter and resume. They felt that students needed suggestions for advance preparation for the job interview. Specifically, this included proper dress and grooming, knowledge of specific job for which applicant is qualified, and knowledge of the organization at which the applicant is applying. During the job interview, administrators were particularly interested in the applicants' knowledge of their strengths and what contributions they could make to the organization. They agreed that a job interview follow-up letter shows courtesy and that the interviewee is interested in the job. The study instrument is appended. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Appalachian State Univ., Boone, NC. Faculty Development and Instructional Services Center.