Workshop Presentation (Week I)

"Inspiring the Next"
Career Fair 2012
CV & Self Preparation for an Interview
Self Development
Preparing your Resume
Facing an Interview
Work Habits
the vision statement answers the question, “Where do we want
to go?
it's the vision statement that provides the destination for the
journey, and without a destination, you cannot plan the route
Ex:• To be the foremost appliance retailer in Asia pacific
• Obtain my Masters Degree by year …..
• Build and complete my house by year ….
• A personal mission statement provides clarity and
gives you a sense of purpose. It defines who you are
and how you will live.
Goals /Objectives
Setting Specific Goals
A specific goal is an incorporation of an action plan that outlines
how you will achieve the goal, and a performance measure
that tells you how you will evaluate the goal.
Self Development
IT knowledge
Business Etiquette
Leadership skills
• Recruitment is attracting individuals timely in
sufficient numbers, with appropriate
qualifications, and encouraging them to apply for
jobs in an organization.
Attracting people for a job
At the right time
The right person
Encouraging them to apply
Employee Requisition Form
Application Scanning
Written test
Evaluation of written communication and analytical skills
Preliminary interview.
Selection from the Final interview
Personnel reference Checks
Background Investigation
Medical Test
Issuing Appointment letter
How to prepare your Resume
The purpose
Identify what is important to focus on when preparing
yours Resume.
• A resume is an overview of your experience and
credentials put together to sell your self
• It is an introduction of yourself to the employer
• A good resume will be easy to read, positive, and
• A resume is not a summary of what you have
• It should be focused on the job targeted, and
the content relevant
• Don’t develop a "one-size-fits-all" resume
without tailoring it to the specifics of the job
Look at examples
Go on line Know what the reader will be looking to get out of a
Behaviors that a reader will want to
see in your resume
communication and listening skills,
ability to be a team player,
goal orientation,
analytical skills,
motivation and initiative,
reliability and dedication,
pride and integrity,
ability to follow directions
Things to remember
• Make it easy to read
• Recruiters approach resumes conservatively
• Do not print resumes in color paper, in 3D, with
unusual fonts,
• Don’t include products the company's trying to
• Stay with what is tried and trusted
• recruiters like the familiar standard formats.
Use the font size 10-12. For a traditional look
Use the Times New Roman or Arial
Non-traditional fonts will look unprofessional
When emailing them, your employer may not have the
font type, your resume will end up unformatted
• You can avoid this problem by emailing the document in
PDF format.
• Avoid switching between too many fonts.
• Use bold and italics to make important information stand
out but use bold sparingly.
• Also make use of white space, ensure there is enough to
make it easier to read.
• Use black and white. Color should be used restrictively and
preferably not at all.
• Keep the format neat and well organized consistently
• If printing hard copies, use quality paper.
• maintain the correct tense and grammar throughout the
Decide on the positioning of the
• A resume can be chronological (placed in date order)
or functional (focused on specific professional skills).
• The chronological resume is the more common,
• Chronological resumes work well for people who have
remained in the same profession and can demonstrate
an evolving, improving history of experience.
• For people who change jobs frequently, it can make
you appear less reliable and knowledgeable.
• The functional resume works best for frequent job
• Many resumes tend to be a combination of both
approaches now.
Make a master list.
• This list will be your background working
document from which you create each new
• Education
• Experience
• Extra curricular activities
• Positions held
• Licenses and accreditations
Consider the resume content carefully
• A resume should be brief. 1 to 2 pages in length
at the most.
• The standard is a page for every 10 years of
experience is appropriate.
• On average, a resume is given less than two
minutes reading time,
• Interview is the right place to share more
• List your scholastic accomplishments, official
positions, student council memberships, awards,
• Provide your educational history.
• Always list top accomplishments first, PhD, MA,
BA, diploma, certificate.
• List relevant scholarships and awards.
• Include Job positions that were extensive.
• Include accreditation and licenses.
• Include employment dates. (important)
• Include an address, phone number, and
email address. Don't use your current
employer's name, number or email,
• You may list references by names, because
it's assumed by the recruiter that you have
Tailor your resume
• Using your master list as a prompt, craft a
resume targeted at your intended job.
• Use the job advertisement, job description, media
information, internet, newspaper, company's own
press releases, speak to anyone you know who
works in the place, etc
• list your experience in terms of
accomplishments and achievements rather than
tasks and responsibilities.
• For example, "Cut expenses by 25 percent over
six months.
• Accomplishments that can be quantified can be
• Explain the relevance to the targeted job of the
content placed in the resume.
Know what to watch out for
• Don't make demands.
• Don't inflate your achievements ,
qualifications and abilities.
• Don't over-qualify yourself for the position.
• Be careful not to be stubborn, arrogant, or
difficult to work with.
• Avoid listing weaknesses.
• You may mention the age, race, religion, gender,
and national origin.
• Forget the photo - The current trend is moving
away from the inclusion of a photo
• Avoid wasting space such as telling the employer
you're available
Proofread and revise
Proofread your resume several times.
Check for spelling errors and grammatical errors
Examples 01
Example 07
Examples 02
Examples 03
Examples 04
Examples 05
Examples 06
The Interview
Asking your name
Introduction of the panel
Brief introduction of your self
your family – parents, brothers & sisters
where you studied
what you did at school -sports/drama etc.
info on OL & AL results
• What you did after leaving school
• Your professional education and experience in
• What you do now, work and education
• Explain further about your education or your
experience in a specific subject or area
• If studying what are the time periods of the
• Willingness to work away from home
• Willingness to work late
• Marital status, newly married or not
• Whether you like to start from the ground
• Whether you like work in a different field out
of your education area
• Whether you like to travel in your job
• Whether you like to work in in outstations
• Whether you like to work under a junior boss
• Whether you like to work in estates
• Warehouses, walking salesmen, at sales
assistants etc.
The way you answer will judge your attitude
• The interviewer will seek for good work habits
of the applicant in various ways.
Indicators of Good Work Habits
1. Reliability
1. Accuracy
2. Good record keeping
3. Good follow up
4. Punctuality
5. Regularity
2. Responsiveness
This means Willingness of the employee to
provide the service
1. Duty before self
2. Extra effort
3. Prompt service
This means having required skills and knowledge
to perform the job
1. Knowledge
2. Skills
3. Attitudes
4. Courtesy
1. Politeness
2. Respect towards others
3. Consideration
4. Listening
5. Greeting
6. Cheerfulness
7. Professionalism
5. Communication
1. Keeping your manager informed
2. Giving and receiving information feedback
3. Take time to explain
4. Active listening
5. Avoid making assumptions
6. Overcoming barriers to communication
6. Credibility
1. Trust-worthiness
2. Honesty of purpose
3. Doing what you say (promise)
4. Personal qualities
5. Correct relationships
6. Openness
7. Empathy
1. Knowing and feeling the needs of the
customers both external and internal
2. Ability to understand without being told!
3. Learning about specific needs
4. Anticipation of needs
5. Giving personal attention
6. Make others feel they are welcome
Self Development
Preparing your Resume
Facing an Interview
Work Habits
Thank You
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