Getting the Job: Cover Letters, Interviews, & Job Offers

Part of the Get Hired and Go: The Complete Guide to Getting a Job and Doing It Right Video Series


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A job search is like climbing a mountain. With the summit in sight you must become more focused than ever, because the final steps are the trickiest—and, potentially, the most satisfying. This program guides viewers through that last push, from crafting a cover letter around a specific employer’s expectations to the range of responses a bona fide job offer might warrant.

Viewers learn about the structure of an effective cover letter and encounter real-world examples of cover-letter strategies. Tips on preparing for an interview (from dressing properly to overcoming nervousness) are followed by a dramatization of how a typical interview might play out, as well as several challenging questions an applicant can expect—and ask. The video’s final portion covers guidelines for smart salary negotiations and other helpful criteria for accepting or declining an offer of employment.

Video Segments
1. The Cover Letter A cover letter always accompanies a resume in the job search process. A resume is a summary of education, work experience, and skills. A cover letter is an introduction of yourself in your own words to a potential employer.
2. Nailing the Interview The job interview is a one-time opportunity. Start making an impression by dressing appropriately. Dress codes for men and women, and universal interview tips are included.
3. Nailing the Interview: Meeting the Interviewer Tips for a successful first meeting with the interview are demonstrated. Be prepared for all potential questions an interviewer might ask. Typical questions and "trap" questions are included. Learn to ask the right questions.
4. Assessing a Job Offer There are three basic choices when given a job offer: accept it, ask for changes, or decline. Tips for assessing a job offer are included.
5. Negotiating a Salary A few minutes of salary negotiation can mean a lot to a person's well-being. Review salary ranges online, and calculate living expenses. Additional elements of salary negotiations are included.



Grade: 9-12

Getting the Job: Cover Letters, Interviews, & Job Offers (DVD)
© 2011
Time: 27 Minutes

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