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1) BE PREPARED – Take résumé , pen/erasable pen , notebook , white-out . 2) FOLLOW DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY Read entire form carefully before filling it out. Don’t be afraid to ask a few questions if you don’t understand something. Double-check your application before turning it in. 3) BE NEAT Print neatly , use your best printing Take your time . Don’t fold , tear , or smudge your application form. If you can, get an extra application to practice. If you can’t, xerox copy the application. 4) DON’T LEAVE ANY BLANK SPACES Leaving part of the application blank shows that you have missed or ignored a space. Write “N/A” (Not Applicable) or “Does not apply.” Avoid writing inappropriate terms like, “Anything ,” “Whatever ,” or “Doesn’t matter .” Remember to sign & date your application. 5) BE HONEST & POSITIVE - Quit - “Left to seek new challenges” “Seeking increased responsibility” “Seeking opportunity to use creativity” “Pursuing education” Laid Off - “Reduction in force” “Store closure” Fired/Terminated – “Will explain in interview”

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Page 1: 1) BE PREPARED résumé pen/erasable pen notebook white · PDF file• Take your time. • Don’t fold, ... Sometimes the manager will ask you for an interview on the ... STRAY MARKS,

1) BE PREPARED – Take résumé, pen/erasable pen, notebook, white-out. 2) FOLLOW DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY –

• Read entire form carefully before filling it out.

• Don’t be afraid to ask a few questions if you don’t understand something.

• Double-check your application before turning it in. 3) BE NEAT –

• Print neatly, use your best printing

• Take your time.

• Don’t fold, tear, or smudge your application form.

• If you can, get an extra application to practice.

• If you can’t, xerox copy the application. 4) DON’T LEAVE ANY BLANK SPACES –

• Leaving part of the application blank shows that you have missed or ignored a space.

• Write “N/A” (Not Applicable) or “Does not apply.”

• Avoid writing inappropriate terms like, “Anything,” “Whatever,” or “Doesn’t matter.”

• Remember to sign & date your application. 5) BE HONEST & POSITIVE - Quit - “Left to seek new challenges” “Seeking increased responsibility” “Seeking opportunity to use creativity” “Pursuing education” Laid Off - “Reduction in force” “Store closure” Fired/Terminated – “Will explain in interview”

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6) BE SPECIFIC – Be specific about your work description on your application.

Don’t assume the employer knows how good of a worker you are. Write down any skills, tools, and equipment you used. Describe your job duties specifically.

7) ATTACH RESUMÉ – Staple your résumé to the front of the application

unless your employer tells you otherwise. 8) TURN IN APPLICATION TO MANAGER – This will give your application a face

with a name. The employer will know who you are instead of looking at a stack of applications. Sometimes the manager will ask you for an interview on the spot (if you’re lucky!)

9) WRITE THE DATE YOU APPLIED IN YOUR PLANNER – This allows you to

follow-up on your application within a planned timeframe (1-2 weeks). Following up on your application will leave a lasting impression on the employer.

10) STAY POSITIVE! – You may face many rejections before a company finally

realizes how much a valuable worker you are. The more you try, the more experience you get, and the more chances you have to get a job!

10 Tips continued…

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A Résumé is a snapshot of your EDUCATION, WORK, HISTORY/EXPERIENCE, & ACCOMPLISHMENTS, for the purposes of obtaining a job.

• Use __BULLETS__ so résumé is quicker/easier to read (see sample résumé). Do not bullet __OBJECTIVE__, __EDUCATION__, & __REFERENCES__.

• Spell out everything (Example: B.A. = Bachelor of Arts). Spell out numbers __ONE – NINE__. (Ex: One, two, three…nine).

• List __EDUCATION__, __WORK EXPERIENCE__, __VOLUNTEER___ EXPERIENCE__, & __AWARDS__ from most recent to least recent (see sample résumé).

• Keep your résumé to __ONE PAGE; TWO PAGES MAX__. • __QUANTIFY__ whenever possible! Use numbers for evidence!

1) Completed 40 volunteer services for community in four years 2) Created 32 websites in 30 days

• Use __ACTION WORDS/VERBS__. 1) Organized first Community Service club 2) Coordinated school dance promoting drug-free neighborhoods 3) “Managed, Inspired, Created, Launched, Performed, Collaborated, Produced” etc.

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Résumé Do’s Continued… • Make __YOUR NAME & HEADERS STAND OUT__ so everything doesn’t blend

in. (See sample résumé)

• ALWAYS __CHECK SPELLING, GRAMMAR, STRAY MARKS, SMUDGES, ETC.__

• Avoid using PERSONAL PRONOUNS__. For example: I, You, Me, My, We, Us, etc.

• Don’t write in __COMPLETE SENTENCES__.

• Don’t use __JUSTIFIED MARGINS; LEFT JUSTIFIED ONLY__!

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TERRY BERGER 123 Fourth Street Kahului, HI 96732 (808) 123-4567

[email protected] OBJECTIVE To obtain a position as a CAST MEMBER and be a part of the DISNEY team. EDUCATION Maui High School 660 S. Lono Avenue/ Kahului, HI 96732 GPA: 3.0/4.0 Graduate: June 2010 VOLUNTEER WORK

• Humane Society Volunteer – feed animals and play with them 2006-2007

• Key Club Member – participated in 10 community service projects 2005-Present

• Homeless Shelter Food Server– contributed over 25 hours of 2005-2006 community service

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

• Key Club President 2007-Present • Maui High Basketball – Center 2007-Present • Maui High School National Honor Society 2005-2007 • Church of Maui Choir 2004-2006

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

• Na Hoku Award Recipient 2006-Present • Perfect Attendance Award 2004-2006

SKILLS/ABILITIES Computer Skills

• Type 65 words per minute • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet

People Skills

• Tutor students in Math through National Honor Society Program

• Converse with homeless at shelter REFERENCES Jeneen Fukuroku – Maui High English Teacher (808) 873-3000 French Fry – Maui High Basketball Coach (808) 234-5678 Pastor Michael Smith – Church of Maui (808) 345-6789

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List of Action Words

Achieved Educated Negotiated

Administered Enabled Obtained

Advised Established Organized

Analyzed Evaluated Persuaded

Assembled Examined Prepared

Assisted Executed Presented

Attained Expanded Preserved

Balanced Explained Proposed

Built Facilitated Publicized

Calculated Focused Recommended

Captured Founded Recorded

Chaired Generated Recruited

Choreographed Handled Reduced

Changed Helped Restored

Clarified Hired Restructured

Collaborated Identified Revised

Compiled Implemented Served

Communicated Improved Scheduled

Completed Increased Sold

Conducted Influenced Solved

Constructed Informed Strengthened

Controlled Initiated Stimulated

Coordinated Inspired Supervised

Copied Interviewed Taught

Corrected Invented Trained

Created Investigated Translated

Defined Launched Updated

Delegated Led Utilized

Demonstrated Maintained Verified

Designed Managed Wrote

Developed Marketed

Directed Monitored

Distributed Motivated

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RESUME BUILDER

Grade 9 Year _____-______

Grade 10 Year _____-______

Grade 11 Year _____-______

Grade 12 Year _____-______

Work Experience (full-time, part-time, etc.)

School-Related

Extracurricular

Activities (Sports, Clubs, etc.)

Community Activities (church, hula, 4-H, etc.)

Awards & Honors

Skills

References

Adapted from Mililani High School

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Resume Worksheet

Education High School: _______________________________________________________________ Address: __________________________________________________________________ Street City Zip code

GPA: __________________________ Graduation year: _________________

Work Experience Position Title: _______________________________________________________________

Company Name: ____________________________________________________________

Address: __________________________________________________________________

Street City State Zip code

Dates employed (month & year only) From: ________________ To: ________________

Name of supervisor: _____________________________________

Duties and responsibilities:

__________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________

Quality attributes you found important and used successfully in this position.

__________________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________

Specific performance accomplishments or contributions you made to this job.

__________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________

Combine the duties, qualities, and accomplishments together and write a strong job

description.

__________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________

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Special Competencies: Write here your special talents, skills, training, languages, etc.

(artistic, technological skills, special licenses/ certification, significant achievements, etc.) __________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________

Activities 1. Memberships in sports, clubs, associations, community groups, volunteer & religious organizations,

etc. Include name of organization, offices held and dates.

__________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________

2. Awards & Honors (Academic, athletic, social, articles in the newspaper, projects presented/displayed, etc. Any scholarship not based on financial need) _________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________________

Personal References: (Teachers, Coaches, Employers, Church leader, etc. No family members, or

classmates) 1. Name __________________________________________ Phone: (808) __________________________

Address: ________________________________________ City/Zip code __________________________

Position: ________________________________________

2. Name __________________________________________ Phone: (808) __________________________

Address: ________________________________________ City/Zip code __________________________

Position: ________________________________________

3. Name __________________________________________ Phone: (808) __________________________

Address: ________________________________________ City/Zip code __________________________

Position: ________________________________________

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YOUR NAME Street Address

City, State, Zipcode (Area Code) Phone Number

OBJECTIVE To obtain a position as a (Specific job title) and be a part of the

(Company Name) team. EDUCATION Maui High School 660 S. Lono Avenue/Kahului, HI 96732

Cumulative GPA: 3.5/4.0 (If GPA lower than 3.0, cut this part out)

Graduate 2006

WORK EXPERIENCE (List from MOST RECENT to LEAST RECENT; If no work experience, list volunteer work) • The Disney Store: Cast Member 2003 - Present Duties: Greeter, Customer Service, Cashier

• Cupies Drive In: Counterperson 2000 – 2003 Duties: Customer Service, Cashier, Cook

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

• Interact Club President 2004 – Present

• Track & Field – 600 yd. Dash 2002 – 2003

• National Honor Society 2001 – Present

• Homeless Shelter Volunteer (cook) 2000

AWARDS/HONORS

• Principal’s List for Honor Roll 2004 • Mathematics Award for Excellence 2003 • Eagle Scout Badge 2003 SKILLS & ABILITIES • Type 90 words per minute • Knowledge in Microsoft Excel • Knowledge in Word Processing programs • Enrolled in Graphics Art class at Maui High • Enrolled in Japanese III class at Maui High

REFERENCES (Use only three references) Full name of Teacher - Subject (808) 873-3000 Full name of Coach - Sport coach (808) 012-3456 Full name of Pastor - Church name (808) 123-4567 Adult known 1 year - Neighbor (808) 890-1234

24 or 28-

pt. Font

10-pt.

Font;

Italicized

Capitalize, Bold

Italicize

Tab

Tab

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JOB INTERVIEW TIPS

When you meet someone new, you size them up. In about a minute, you can decide whether or not you like them. Hiring managers are good at sizing people up too. They see lots of job applicants and they can tell in a flash who’ll fit in and who won’t. In a job interview, the goal is to show that you fit in. Here’s how:

• Gentlemen: 1. Ironed collared shirt, khaki pants/slacks, dressy shoes; No bright, flashy

colors/designs. Stick to neutral/low-key colors (white, black, beige, blues, etc.) 2. Shave! – A two-day stubble may look great on the weekend, but not in a job

interview 3. Body piercings – Take out earrings, nose rings, tongue rings 4. Brush your hair – can’t wear hats/beanies, hoods, etc.

5. Cologne – Odors linger. Be careful not to over-do it

• Ladies: 1. Ironed clothes – blazer & dress pants, skirt (knee length or longer), dressy

shirt/dress (nothing low cut, strapless, or spaghetti strap); No bright, flashy colors/designs. Stick to neutral/low-key colors (white, black, beige, blues, etc.)

2. No excessive jewelry – one pair of earrings, a watch, a ring, and a necklace – that’s it!

3. Make-up – In an interview, less is more. The idea is to look professional so you’ll be taken seriously.

4. Perfume – Odors linger. Be careful not to over-do it.

• Everyone: 1. Get a good night’s sleep 2. Be clean – having clean nails, teeth, hair, use deodorant, clothes, and face makes

an impression on the employer 3. Have a firm handshake – show that you’re confident! 4. Offer a professional greeting – “Good morning, thank you so much for taking the

time to interview me for your ___________________ position.” 5. Use proper English! 6. Be enthusiastic! – Hiring managers agree, enthusiasm separates the hired from the

unhired. They want enthusiastic and motivated workers! 7. Use good body language – eye contact, good posture, smile 8. Do your homework about the company/product – show that you would be a

knowledgeable employee

9. Participate in the conversation – the interview should be a 50/50 conversation. Don’t be a motor-mouth who never stops talking and don’t be a zombie who hardly talks at all. Listen. Ask questions. Give generous answers.

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BEFORE YOU HEAD OUT THE DOOR

1. Never bring anyone with you to a job interview. Go alone. 2. BE PREPARED –

• Bring extra copies of your resume and carry them in a simple manila folder.

• Bring your social security card/ID

• Bring a small notebook/good pen to take notes – write manager’s name, department, address, and phone number, etc.

3. Arrive 10 minutes before the interview begins 4. If something happens and you’re going to be late – call the manager 5. Relax – look at the interview as an opportunity to “talk stores”

professionally

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How Can I Describe Myself in an Interview?

I am organized… I like to keep busy… I am a self-starter… I finish what I start… I pay attention to details… I care about how things are done… I communicate well… I am cooperative… I am responsible… I am loyal… I am honest… I have a good sense of humor… I work hard… I like to be the best at what I do… I ask questions when I’m confused… I am good at explaining things to others… I can keep calm in an emergency… I am a good listener… I am a good problem-solver… I am optimistic… I am a team player… I have a high work ethic… I am a great multi-tasker… I am a punctual person… I enjoy helping people… I am good at finding solutions to problems… I persevere through obstacles… I adapt well to new situations…

Now think of at least 3 of your own ways to describe yourself!

1. I am _________________________________

2. I am _________________________________

3. I am _________________________________

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Interview Questions for High School Students

1) Please tell me a little bit about yourself. ___________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________

2) What are three of your strengths? Explain each strength. _____________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________

3) Out of all the other applicants, why should I hire you? _______________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________

4) Why do you want to work for this company? _______________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________

5) Tell me about your 5-year plan/Personal Transition Plan. Where do you see yourself in 5

years? ________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________

6) Do you prefer working on projects by yourself or as part of a group? Why? _____________

_________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________

7) What qualifies you for this job? ___________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________

8) If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? _______________________

_________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________

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9) What do you know about our company? ___________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________

10) What subject(s) do you enjoy in school? Least? Why? ______________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________

11) Tell me about a time when you demonstrated leadership. ____________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________

12) Would you be able to work during week nights/weekends? __________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________

13) Which of your school activities best prepares you for this job? Why? _________________

_________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________

14) Do you have any questions for me about the job or the company? _____________________

_________________________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________________

1) What are the specific job duties for this __________________ position? 2) I play sports in school, will this position allow flexibility in my schedule? 3) I have a very high work ethic. Through hard work, are there any opportunities for

advancement as a high school student? 4) When will your interview process be completed so I know when I should follow-up?

Questions you may ask at the end of your Interview