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THE PRINCIPLES OF JOB INTERVIEWS AND HOW TO PACKAGE JOB CVs AND PROPOSAL

COURSE OBJECTIVE: To expose the participants to rules guiding job interviews and capacity or ability to package good CV and proposal.

INTRODUCTION

As they say, an idle man is the devils workshop. If one is busy on his or her job, he/she will not have the time to giving thoughts to unreasonable things, so it is advisable for one to be busy with work. Also if you are working, it would aid one to earn good rewards for a successful living.
    For one to achieve this, you must work. As a result of this, it is paramount to know the rules or principles that will help you to be successful in job interviews, when such opportunity presents itself.

WHY DO YOU WORK?

You work because of the expected derivable benefits in terms of satisfaction but most importantly, because of inherent of the opportunity cost.

WHAT IS JOB?

A job can be defined as one or more positions or family or a group that can be treated similarly or dissimilarly held and for sometimes used functionally or tentatively mainly for administrative purposes. It can be a task, a duty or an assignment.

TASK: A task is a specific activity performed within a duration of time.

DUTY: It is an economic activity which one performs and it is not time bound.

ASSIGNMENT: It is an economic activity taken by an individual or a group of persons which is specific and time bound e.g. environmental sanitation at the end of the month.

JOB ANALYSIS: Denotes whom the employees report to.

JOB SPECIFICATION: Denotes the employee’s qualification, skill, vast experience etc.

JOB DESCRIPTION: denotes the duties, tasks, assignment and total jobs the employee is supposed to do as it is expected that performanace is out to be optional.

RECRUITMENT: It is a systematic, organized, formalized process of hiring people. More so, it is the selection of potential applicants from a pool of unemployed persons. Itis the selecting of people who are well qualified to match the talents with the job requirements.

TEST: It is the first stage of recruitment. Test is defines as a mesurement of the testee’s mental and conceptual capability by the tester.

WHAT IS AN INTERVIEW?

It is verbal, mutual communicative devices where the interviewer and interviewee interact interpret and consummate discussions.

TYPES OF INTERVIEWS

  1. STRUCTURED INTERVIEW: it is a restrictive interview basically on specification or experience.

  2. UNSTRUCTURED INTERVIEW: it is a broader and encyclopedia. The interview is questioned on a general area.

  3. STRUCTURED AND UNSTRUCTURED: Hybrid of both circumstantial, it depends on the the deposition of the interview panel who may combine both to question the interview.

PRINCIPLES OF JOB INTERVIEWS

  1. ARRIVE IN TIME:

  2. The interviewee must make sure he/she arrives at the venue of the interview in time. Do not rush into the interview venue.

  3. CONFIDENCE:

    having confidence in yourself. Believe in yourself. Anxiety is the fear of the unknown, of course you don’t know the question they would ask and what would be the outcome of the interview, but remember several occassions where you were in such conditions and at the end of it you made success, if you do that confidence will come, confidence make you easy understand every question they ask you. If you even know the question without be confidence you may not be able to answer question.

  4. DRESS CODE:

  5. Make sure you dress well, wear good colour combinations with a suitable pair of shoes, be sure that the style of the cloth you will wear to the interview is an official wear. Ensure your hairstyle is also nice and suitable to the kind of job interview you are being called for.

  6. DRESS MANNERISM:

  7. Be very careful with the way you behave on, during, after the interview when you are still within the venue where the interview was conducted. Create a constructive attitude and character within the period of time you will be with the interviewers. Make sure you convince them with your character that you can deliver to that job youapplied for. When you enter into the interview room or hall make sure you do not sit down until you are asked to do so.
    1. Make sure you know the job requirements or what the job require from me before the interview, do your research along the line of your job.
    2. Learn about your employers, study the organisation you applied to.
    3. Understand before you answer questions. Ensure that your answers are correct and when answering questions, go straight to the point.

    HOW TO PACKAGE JOB CVs AND PROPOSAL

    WHAT IS CV?

    A curriculum vitae (CV) is a more comprehensive document that details ALL your past education, experiences, and competencies, including public presentations, academic writing and professional development. It’s designed to introduce you to employers in academics, advanced research, post-secondary teaching and fine arts.

    WHAT IS RESUME?

    A résumé is a document that summarizes your education, experiences, and competencies. It’s designed to introduce you to an employer and highlight your qualifications for a specific job or type of work.

    The terms résumé and CV are sometimes used interchangeably. However, a résumé is used for work search, and a CV is used when applying for contracts, advanced research or post-secondary teaching positions. For those who use the two terms synonymously, the terms “academic résumé” or “academic CV” are often used to differentiate between advanced research and post-secondary teaching documents.

    WHY DEVELOP A RESUME OR CV?

    Both a resume and a CV are meant to encourage an employer or a supervisor to consider you:
    • as an employee
    • as a candidate for further studies
    • as the right fit for a contract

    KEY DIFFERENCES

    • CVs are focused on academic work with an emphasis on research and teaching while resumes are focused on nonacademic work with an emphasis on related competencies (skills, knowledge and attributes)
    • CVs aim to provide comprehensive information while resumes aim to summarize key information
    • CVs are often long – 5, 10, 20 or more pages - while resumes are generally 1 to 2 pages maximum

    WHEN TO USE A RESUME

    You can use a resume when you’re:
    • applying for work
    • networking with potential employers
    • applying for some graduate schools, co-op programs, internships, scholarships, etc.
    • participating in events like career fairs or recruiting events

    WHEN TO USE A CV

    You can use a CV when you’re:
    • applying for work and/or contracts in academics, advanced research, post-secondary teaching, and fine arts
    • applying for graduate school, scholarships, etc.
    • showcasing your background prior to a presentation

    WHAT CONTENT SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN CV?

    Required on a CV
    1. Personal contact information
    2. Education and training
    3. Professional affiliations
    4. Awards and distinctoins
    5. Research interests 6. Research experience
    7. Teaching experience
    8. Publications and presentations 9.References
    Optional on a CV
    1. Objective
    2. Summary or profile
    3. Professional service
    4. Competencies
    5. Relevant work experience

    WHAT CONTENT SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN RESUME?

    Required on a resume
    1. Personal contact information
    2. Education
    3. Competencies/accomplishments
    4. Work experience
    5. References

    Optional on a resume


    1. Objective
    2. Professional profile/summary
    3. Volunteer experience
    4. community involvement
    5. Technical expertise
    6. Professional memberships or affiliations
    7. Additional training
    8. Professional credentials/licenses
    9. Interests

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