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 ANSWERING A CLASSIFIED AD
 

 READ AND ANALYZE THE ADVERTISEMENT CAREFULLY

Big company needs - DATA ENTRY CLERKS & FILE CLERKS
Experience. Must be available to work 40hrs/week. If interested, please apply in person at our HR department, Tues-Fri, 11AM-3:00PM. 475 E. ABC St., Olathe, KS
Fax resume to 913-123-4567 or contact Mary at 913-123-4568,
e-mail: mjohnson@abc1.com
 
Take into account the following:
  • The position and the duties it entails.
  • Name of the company.
  • Location - look it up if you do not know where it is.

 CALL THE COMPANY AND ASK THEM HOW TO APPLY FOR THE POSITION
  • Introduce yourself.
  • Be precise and tell them why you are calling. Example: "I am calling regarding the advertisement I saw in 'The Johnson County Sun".
  • Confirm the job title, the name of the company and the address.
  • Get the name of the employer/interviewer, his/her title, address and phone number.
  • Be polite. Be patient.

 BEFORE AN INTERVIEW
  • Dress properly, in accordance with the job you are applying for.
  • Make sure you have your mini-resume/business card, your completed draft application and your resume, if you have one.
  • Be on time.

 DURING THE INTERVIEW 
  • Introduce yourself.
  • Be polite and sincere.
  • Listen carefully to what the interviewer says.
  • Answer all questions with an emphasis on your accomplishments, experience and the equipment you know how to use.
  • Fill out the work application form completely. Use the application model that you have already filled out to copy the information. Watch out for misspelled words.
  • After filling out the work application form, give it to the employer/interviewer with a copy of the mini-resume/business card or resume attached with a paperclip.
  • Ask questions. For example: What is the next step? Express interest and smile.

 AFTER AN INTERVIEW
 
Send a thank you letter to your interviewer. For Example:

 

Dear Ms. Johnson,

I appreciated very much meeting you today and I am most interested in the clerk position with your company. I hope that I will be recalled for further discussion.

Sincerely,

Kevin Miller

Attach a copy of your mini-resume/business card or your resume so they can easily remember who you are. This will show your interest.

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