HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS / GRADUATES:
IT’S YOUR TIME TO SHINEMay 28, 2021 - By Lynette Joseph-Sankey
You need a résumé: it is the document that tells employers about your qualification for a job and showcases how you could be an asset to a company. It contains your name and contact information, employment objective, education, experience, skills, achievements or interests.
A résumé shows your work history by date order, listing your last job first. If you have not had a job before, highlight your skills and expertise for specific jobs. A one-page résumé is recommended.
References: ask 2 teachers for references; get full name, telephone number and email.
Job Search: look for department stores, supermarkets, drugstores and other businesses within 10-15 minutes travel distance from your home. Go to each location, greet a staff member and hand in a résumé. If a company uses application forms, take the form home, read it carefully, complete it and return it with your résumé on the same day.
Interview answers: If you are applying for your first job, use the skills you learned during your Co-op placement to answer interview questions. Be honest and upbeat, show your ability to fit in as part of a team. Share positive experiences about sports, musical performance, poetry or helping classmates.
Attire: wear comfortable sneakers and casual summer clothing and neutral nail polish.
Ladies: no low-cut V-neck tops, spaghetti strap top, or blouse that exposes your belly button.
Gentlemen: no identifiable logo on t-shirts, no low-cut jeans with knees or underwear exposed.
For more details and examples see my website: http://www.lynettejosephsankey.ca/student.html