While building my resume, I learned that creating a positive image depends on whether I present a well-prepared and written resume. I also learned that my resume should be structured in a way that is well-organized and well written to show my personal positive attributes. Therefore, I put my areas of expertise at the top. Some employers don’t have the time to search for expert areas in a 3-page resume.
Gender stereotypes are one of the most common encountered on a daily basis. The infamous ‘Glass Ceiling’ still exists in many areas of the professional world, restricting valid promotions simply based on gender. This type of concept can be verified by looking at comparative weekly wages of other professionals in a variety of industries. Most people will generally see female dominated occupations, such as nurse, teacher and secretary as requiring feminine personality traits and physical attributes for success; whereas male dominated occupations such as doctor, lawyer, and business executive are seen to require male personality traits for success (Sanderson, 2010, p. 344).
Lauren Rivera continues to look at different forms in which individuals get differentiated when it comes to getting the job. She specifically looked at the whole hiring decisions. When it comes to hiring employees, studies have shown the weight of the interview process is relied more heavily than the resume. Meeting the candidates becomes important because there are other factors that arises. Factors such as an increases in the quantity of applications and the fact that resumes do not show the candidate's ability on job performance.
Many individuals have stressed out over job interviews and their resumes. I think that everyone has including me. It is very vital to have a quality resume if you want to get a good job after graduation. Stressing out over getting a good job and having a good resume is something that everyone in this room can relate to, I’m sure. If not then you probably have a great skill that many wish they had. Throughout my college career I have gone to numerous resume building workshops and have had numerous resumes myself to perfect it. I think that having a strong resume is very important and I think that everyone should have the chance to learn how to build a successful resume. What I’m going to teach you during my speech
Although these basic definitions are accurate, they are not fully complete. Currently, displaced homemakers also include individuals who are as young as 22 years old, women in poverty who lose public assistance, which is their main income, and women whose husbands are disabled and therefore unable to work (POPULATION AND NEEDS OF DISPLACED HOMEMAKERS). Also, for women who leave the workforce due to child birth, when seeking a job to return to, many of their job skills depreciate as they remain absent. Therefore, many of the women are in need of retraining to learn new skills (Greer, 2013). Additionally, a woman whose vocational self-efficacy and ability to work are influenced both by domestic violence and by situational barriers and supports, they can target vocational and personal self-efficacy, outcome expectations, and perceived obstacles and supports in order to facilitate career exploration, career interests, and career goals that fit their specific needs. Unfortunately, for battered women, there are limitations to the amount of available situations that increase job-related self-efficacy (Morris, Shoffner, Newsome, 2009). Therefore, the definition
2. In the left column below, list the skills, experiences, personality traits, etc., that the employer is seeking. In the right column, write phrases and sentences that show your skills, experiences, and traits that qualify you for the job. Provide specific examples from your life, coursework, employment, volunteer work, travel or other experiences.
Cole, M. S. and Rubin, R. S. (2007), Recruiters’ Perceptions and Use of Applicant Résumé Information: Screening the Recent Graduate. Applied Psychology, 56: 319–343.
“The Prepared U Project: An In-depth Look at Millennial Preparedness for Today’s Workforce.” Bentley University. 29 Jan. 2014. Web. 20 July 2015. https://www.bentley.edu/files/prepared/1.29.2013_BentleyU_Whitepaper_Shareable.pdf
Kellie Griffiths is a candidate that has a background in documentation and finance. She has worked as a medical clerk, bookkeeper, and a Senior Fraud Coordinator. She is now looking for a role where she can utilize her skills and experience with a company where she can grow and continue to be challenged. When asked what job related item she was the most proud of she said it was her ability to learn quickly, problem solve, and always being a reliable and trustworthy teammate and employee. She was a stay at home mom from February 2006-January 2009 and from October 2016-February 2015. Kellie’s gap of employment from June 2011- October 2014 was due to being a caregiver for a family member.
Reading Best Job Hunting Advice I Ever Got, written by Tim Lemire, was a significant analysis to demonstrate to the academic scholars tips on who, what, when, where, and how to apply for a specific dream job. There are specific contexts of creativity and skills for students who are looking for work and how to be successful in a professional interview. The students who are looking for work should immediately communicate with friends, family, neighbors, people at church, or alumni of your college or university. In addition, the academic scholars need to choose their words carefully and be positive about searching for a new job that is completely sufficient of new opportunities and challenges. This chapter provided an important reminder for students
“Diversity means looking for the knife in a drawerful of spoons”. Tim Harford describes how company recruiters are missing the mark on the way they hire diverse workers. Recruiters are selecting a “cookie-cutter template” when recruiting possible candidates. Tim was not solely speaking about gender, race or age but whether an individual had other talents such as interpersonal skills or complex problem solving. He goes on to give the example of, “...football management is full of ex-footballers.”. It is important to have previous experience while searching for candidates, but some companies might be limiting themselves if they ask every interviewee the same set of closed ended questions. One cannot truly learn what talent a person possesses by simply reviewing their resume and asking them a few technical questions. For
When presented with this assignment, I immediately thought of a friend of my son’s who I have known for many years. I don’t know her extremely well, but I recently ran into her in a change room of a clothing store and we had a lengthy conversation about her plans for her future. We discussed the variety of ways to search for a job as a new university graduate. She appeared very lost, confused and unaware of how to begin her job search. She appeared extremely overwhelmed and I felt that she would appreciate the opportunity to participate in a mock interview. I was right! She was so appreciative and took the opportunity very seriously.
In previous decades, women have lived under the specific expectations: women would have children; they would raise the kids, complete the daily task, take care of the household and achieve daily tasks of housekeeping. A women’s life was, in fact limited to only do these functions. Sadly, today some members of the society still recognize women as individuals operating under these same limited expectations. Women continue to be exaggerated by these stereotypes concerning motherhood, careers, and self image every day.
Workfare has brought about a specific demand for state and non-state programs focused on job training and job readiness. While some programs focus specifically on training welfare recipients in “hard skills,” such as typing, math, reading, and/or familiarity with software programs, other programs focus on clients’ need for “soft skills,” which include one’s interactional mannerisms and self-presentation. Successful Women’s Outfitters is one such philanthropic organization, having emerged with the specific intention of addressing inequality by assisting female job seekers through “style interventions”.
This was a mock resumé that I created in my 12th grade AP english class. The resumé was used as a practice for when we need to create them for professional jobs later in life. We were asked to create a resumé in a standard format and include information about ourselves that would make a potential hiring manager want to pick us. I highlighted all of my achievements and my academic successes, as well as including my interests and contact information.