ERIC Number: ED346318
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Job Search Methods. ERIC Digest No. 121.
Wagner, Judith O.
Steps in preparing and conducting a job search include the following: (1) developing a resume; (2) locating prospective employers; (3) applying for the job; (4) interviewing; and (5) following through. The two types of resumes are the chronological and the functional. Most application forms require some basic information: name, address, and telephone number; social security number; previous job experience; educational information; and references. Among the most frequently used methods of locating employers are cold calls, networking, newspaper ads, and employment agencies. In applying for a job, the cover letter should be personalized and contain relevant information for the job being applied for. The job interview involves an exchange between people trying to find out whether they can work together to mutual benefit. Advance preparation and knowledge of interview etiquette are important. Follow-up includes a thank-you letter and a phone call. (A bibliography lists 16 examples of the types of materials found at career centers and the public library.) (NLA)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.