Resume Writing TipsWritten by Josh Nay
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Look in job databases for potential openings. You can search through thousands of potential jobs using field and location selection criteria.. Many local employers post job openings in this database because state does not charge a fee for service.
If you are in college or have graduated from a local college check out their career services department. Many have web sites with links to recruiters, upcoming recruiter visits, job postings, and much more.
Most major and even local newspapers have online editions with help wanted sections. These can be superior to paper editions because you can often do keyword searches allowing you to zero in on potential jobs. This is much more efficient than reading hundreds of job ads in paper editions. Landing that first job can be hard. Many employers look for "experienced" candidates. If you have had internships be sure to emphasize them in your resume. If you have assisted a professor in research or teaching emphasize that in your resume. Many of your smaller companies feel they don't have time or resources to train you. They need someone that can be productive now! Generally your larger companies have resources and internal training programs to get inexperienced employees up to speed. Your may have a better chance getting on with a larger company. Your first job may not be your "dream" job. Look for one that can give you experience and make you attractive to an employer a few years down road. Large companies are often a great place to start because they tend to be most willing to hire and train new graduates. Unfortunately they are often not best place to have a career. Many large companies are stagnant or grow slowly. Promotions and career growth is often slow and you have to wait for someone ahead of you to retire. If you go to work for a large company do it for a few years to get some practical experience to add to your resume. If your career has not advanced significantly after a few years look for new opportunities. It is often easy to get stuck at a large company because they offer stability, decent salary, and good benefits. Once you have some experience look for a young fast growing company to join. Often you can ride their success upwards to a much higher position and salary compared to staying with an older slow growth company. Look at what happened to people that joined Microsoft early on. If you have visions of having your own business some day find out who is best company in your industry. Go to work for them and learn what they have done to be successful. Also look for how you could do things better than they do. Then after a few years take plunge and start your own company..
Interview Tips, How to Impress Potential EmolyersWritten by Josh Nay
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you'll be asked on a final exam. Be smart about money questions. Don't fall into trap of telling interviewer your financial expectations. You may be asking for too little or too much money and in each case ruin your chances of being offered job. Instead, ask what salary range job falls in. Attempt to postpone a money discussion until you have a better understanding of scope of responsibilities of job. Know question behind question. Ultimately, every question boils down to, "Why should we hire you?" Be sure you answer that completely. If there is a question about your meeting deadlines, consider whether interviewer is probing delicately about your personal life, careful not to ask you whether your family responsibilities will interfere with your work. Find away to address fears if you sense they are present. Consider interviewer's agenda. Much is on shoulders of interviewer. He or she has responsibility of hiring right candidate. Your ability to do job will need to be justified. "Are there additional pluses here?" "Will this person fit culture of this organization?" These as well as other questions will be heavily on interviewer's mind. Find ways to demonstrate your qualities above and beyond just doing job. Follow up with an effective "thank you" letter. Don't write this letter lightly. It is another opportunity to market yourself. Find some areas discussed in meeting and expand upon them in your letter. Writing a letter after a meeting is a very minimum. Standing out among other candidates will occur if you thoughtfully consider this follow up letter as an additional interview in which you get to do all talking. Propose useful ideas that demonstrate your added value to team.
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