Resumes 2014 What Employers Want Presented by Patti Stirling President StirlingWorks Past President PCW Chamber of Commerce
Today’s Agenda Introductions Understanding Job Ads and Postings Sample ad Sample Response The Resume
The Job Posting What are they asking for?
The Sample Job Ad Multi-Service Health Centre is Expanding! We will be interviewing for these entry level positions: Administrative assistant Casual labour Dietary aide Early childhood education aide Food service worker Health care aide Janitorial /housekeeping staff Personal support worker aide Recreation assistant Receptionist
How to Apply Apply in writing only to the email address below. ( no phone calls please) Patti Sterling HR Recruiter MultiService Health Centre PO Box 2914 Hamilton,ON firstname.lastname@example.org
Responding Draft a sample response letter based on the ad
All cover letters should: Explain why you are sending a resume. • Don't send a resume without a cover letter. • Don't make the reader guess what you are asking for; be specific: Do you want a summer internship opportunity, or a permanent position at graduation; are you inquiring about future employment possibilities?
Tell specifically how you learned about the position or the organization : a flyer posted in a store a web site a family friend who works at the organization. It is appropriate to mention the name of someone who suggested that you write.
Convince the reader to look at your resume! The cover letter will be seen first. Therefore, it must be very well written and targeted to that employer
Call attention to elements of your background — education, leadership, experience — that are relevant to a position you are seeking. Be as specific as possible, using examples.
Display your attitude, personality, motivation, enthusiasm, and communication skills.
Provide or refer to any information specifically requested in a job advertisement that might not be covered in your resume, such as: Availability date Wage expectations Specific Course or Diploma
Hello there, my name is Mary. I would love the opportunity to have an interview regarding your job posting for any available openings. My resume is below for you to review.Thanks, and hope to hear from you! Mary Smith
Hello, my name is Mary Smith and I am looking for a job. I am hoping to get a job for the long term. I am honest, hard working, can get along well with others and I am punctual. I would like a job that pays a reasonable amount of money. I would like a job where I can work mon-fri, any hours on those days are fine. I am applying for the Receptionist position and have some experience doing admin work. The only part of Receptionist work I dont have experience in is answering phones and dealing with people, I have been told I will get that experience as time goes by where I currently work.
November 11 2012 Dear Ms. Sterling: I am responding to your recently advertised job vacancy for an “entry level food service worker” at your expanding MultiService Health Centre. I am very interested in this position and believe that my education and employment background are appropriate for the position. Attached is a copy of my resume, which outlines my qualifications for the position. I look forward to talking with you about this exciting position. Within the next week I will contact you to confirm that you received my e-mail and resume and to answer any questions you may have. Thank you very kindly for your consideration. Patricia Smith 101 Main Street WestWelland, On L3B3X4 289 849 1979 email@example.com
Hi there, I am applying for the job you are offering as an Administrative Assistant. I have attached my resume. I am unsure exactly how to write a cover letter. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you, Mary Smith
Patricia Smith 101 Main Street WestWelland, On L3B3X4 289 849 1979 firstname.lastname@example.org EDUCATION Food Service Certificate, Niagara College, January 2010 Administrative Assistant Certificate Course, Niagara College, January 2007WORK EXPERIENCE The Lethbridge Food Store: Assistant Sales Manager 2007 – 2010 Utilized computer system to manage food inventory and payroll Planned and designed daily menus Assisted Sales Manager as required Assisted other employees with customer service issues and troubleshooting Boston Pizza: Cashier1999 - 2005 Responsible for customer service including order-taking and cash register operations. OTHER ACTIVITIES • Member of the Economic Food Association • Peer tutor for Literacy Association • Member of Association of Food Managers References Available Upon Request
Minimum wage is the lowest wage rate an employer can pay an employee. Most employees are eligible for minimum wage, whether they are full-time, part-time, casual employees, or are paid an hourly rate, commission, piece rate, flat rate or salary.
Definitions • General minimum wage - This rate applies to most employees. • Student wage - This rate applies to students under the age of 18 who work 28 hours a week or less when school is in session or work during a school break or summer holidays. • Liquor servers wage - This hourly rate applies to employees who serve liquor directly to customers or guests in licensed premises as a regular part of their work. "Licensed premises" are businesses for which a license or permit has been issued under the Liquor Licence Act.
Definitions…. . • Hunting and fishing guides wage - The minimum wage for hunting and fishing guides is based on blocks of time instead of by the hour.. • Homeworkers wage - Homeworkers are employees who do paid work in their own homes. For example, they may sew clothes for a clothing manufacturer, answer telephone calls for a call centre, or write software for a high-tech company. Note that students of any age (including students under the age of 18 years) who are employed as homeworkers must be paid the homeworker's minimum wage
Where to find Job Listings Let’s start with the City of Hamilton www.hamilton.ca
Online Job sites….. • http://indeed.ca • http://www.jobpostcanada.com/ • http://jobzilla.ca/ • http://www.eluta.ca/ • http://www.wowjobs.ca/ • http://www.jobbus.com/ • http://www.jobsvolution.ca/ • http://www.jobsolutions.ca/ • http://www.canadianjobs.com/
Online Job sites….. • www.canadaone.com • www.canadiancareers.com • www.hrdc.gc.ca • www.theworkplace.ca • www.careerowl.ca • www.jobcanada.org • www.jobpostings.ca • www.canadajobs.com • www.workinfonet.ca