ERIC Number: ED449328
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb-15
Reference Count: N/A
Job Search Tips: Resumes, Interviews and More. InfoSeries.
Indiana Career and Postsecondary Advancement Center, Bloomington.
This document explains how to conduct a successful job search. The following items are included: (1) an outline of a self-assessment process to help jobseekers identify their needs, interests, and skills; (2) a discussion of strategies for locating job openings; (3) information on the job application process (guidelines for applying for jobs in person and with a cover letter and resume, a list of information to gather in preparation for writing a cover letter, a sample cover letter, and tips for formatting a cover letter); (4) information about resumes (a discussion of the purposes of resumes, guidelines for writing a resume, suggestions for making a resume computer friendly, and a list of action words and phrases and a sample chronological resume); (5) information about job interviews (a discussion of the importance of first impressions, guidelines for preparing for an interview, suggestions for overcoming interview anxiety, questions interviewers are likely to ask, questions interviewees are not required to answer, and questions jobseekers might want to ask during an interview); (6) guidelines for writing a follow-up letter and a sample follow-up letter; and (7) a list of additional resources available in print or on the World Wide Web. (MN)
Descriptors: Business Communication, Career Education, Employment Interviews, Employment Opportunities, Employment Qualifications, Guidelines, Information Sources, Internet, Job Application, Job Search Methods, Labor Force Development, Letters (Correspondence), Material Development, Records (Forms), Resumes (Personal), Search Strategies, Secondary Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), World Wide Web, Writing (Composition)
IC PAC Hotline, 2805 E. 10th St., Bloomington, IN 47408. Tel: 800-992-2076 (Toll Free). For full text: http://icpac.indiana.edu/pdf/info/is-09.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana State Commission for Higher Education, Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Career and Postsecondary Advancement Center, Bloomington.