Resumes and Interviews
Topic of the week #7
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Whenever people think of resumes and job interview they get that nasty nervous feeling in their gut. I don’t think that they are that bad. Typically writing a resume or going to an interview is not at the top of my fun list they don’t always have to be bad. I think for so long people have looked at these things as a hassle but along with everything in life we must do it. In my opinion you should make it fun. The more fun you make it the better it will be.
Free-resume-tips.com gave 10 tips that I found to be very helpful. They were:
- Use Titles or Headings That Match The Jobs You Want
- Use Design That Grabs Attention
- Create Content That Sells
- Quantify and Use Power Words
- Analyze Ads and Job Descriptions to Identify Key Words
- Identify and Solve Employer’s Hidden Needs
- Sell the Benefits of Your Skills
- Create An Image That Matches The Salary You Want
- Prioritize the Content of Your Resume
- Tweak and Target Your Resumes and Cover Letters
(You can find more in-depth information on the website.)
A good website to help you develop a resume is Careerperfect.com. They give answers to simple questions and help format your resumes.
While it is very important to have a good resume you need to be an awesome interviewee. When people meet and talk with you that out ways what they see on paper about you. You need to always be kind and respectful.
Jobsearch.com published a great article about how to have a successful interview. Some tips were:
- Prepare– Do research on the company and think to yourself questions that may be asked.
- Be on time– Nothing looks worse than being late to an interview.
- Stay calm– Do let them see you “sweat”. Keep cool and relaxed and have fun.
- Show what you know– From research that you did tell them what you know about the company.
- Follow up– Send a thank you note this shows that you have good communication skills.