Summer is fast approaching. And although as most high school and college students are looking forward to a fun-filled or relaxing summer break, many of them will be searching for a summer job or internship. But, as we all know, seeking employment can be a daunting task if you’re not equipped with the right knowledge to score the all-important interview. To help students (or anyone seeking employment), the Federal government offers the following resources to make the job-seeking process less stressful.
All great job applications start with a great resume. Résumés, Applications, and Cover Letters provides best ways to present your credentials to prospective employers. Illustrations include a sample chronological resume, a sample functional resume, and a sample cover letter. It also provides important information about 21st century job hunting and resume writing.
So, you’ve put together a great resume. Now comes the interview. As rightly noted in Employment Interviewing, job interviews are the most stressful part of any employment search. This handy booklet outlines important interviewing skills to help ease stress and to get the job you desire. Preparation. This booklet discusses how to prepare for an interview such as researching and learning about the company you are interviewing with for future employment. It also discusses the importance of practicing your professional characteristics. Showtime. Let’s face it, most of us are nervous during interviews. This booklet provides tips on how to reduce nervousness. It also provides tips on how to make a good first impression and how to respond to questions. Following Up. The book concludes with information on what to do after the interview. Following up with a “thank you” letter helps to secure a good impression after the interview is over.
Interested in learning a special trade to help jump start your career? Careers Begin Here is a booklet filled with photographs and important information to help young adults (16–24) who are considering joining the Job Corps. It describes hands-on training, living on a Job Corps campus, connecting with employers, as well as how to apply to Job Corps. It also provides quotes from actual members about what Job Corps is like and how it has helped them, the type of job training available and how this training can translate into real-world success.
Check out more Job Hunting & Training resources from the Federal government here.
Happy job hunting!
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About the author: Blogger contributor Trudy Hawkins is the the Sr. Marketing & Promotions Specialist in GPO’s Publication & Information Sales Division supporting the U.S. Government Online Bookstore.