What You Should Never Put on Your Resume

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Give yourself credit. Your skills inrepparttar workforce can be weighty indicators of your ability to work in a given job. You may not know what an employer is looking for. With many jobs that don't require a particular expertise, you many find that they are looking for people who are able to learn onrepparttar 141848 job. Proof that you have gained skills as a worker (or even a volunteer if you're just starting out) can be very valuable.

Be certain that you focus on skills. Expand your descriptions. Do not say 'I worked in an office', rather say 'I was responsible for answeringrepparttar 141849 phones in a professional manner and directing calls torepparttar 141850 proper departments. In a busy work environment I was able to multi-task by providing supportive administrative assistance torepparttar 141851 head receptionist including maintaining a filing system, processing inter office memos, delivering documents in a timely manner, directing clients to their meeting appointments and providing relief reception. I was quickly able to learnrepparttar 141852 filing and switchboard systems as well as create good working relationships with fellow staff.'

As you can see fromrepparttar 141853 above example, it is perfectly acceptable to elaborate on your skills, but do so in an honest and ethical manner. If you need help you can find software programs which will give you suggestions on wording depending onrepparttar 141854 position you are describing or you can hire someone who writes resumes to help you. Have confidence in keepingrepparttar 141855 job you are sure to get by doing it rightrepparttar 141856 first time.



Roger Clark is senior editor at Top Career Resumes who provide free information to job seekers on all aspects of finding a new job and Medical Health News where you can find the most up-to-date advice and information on many medical, health and lifestyle topics.


Interview Tips - Ten Top Do's & Dont's for Winning Interviews

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Tip #4 Make sure you are polite to everyone you meet while you are waiting for your interview. This is extremely important because 1. These people may be your future co-workers and 2. You never know who hasrepparttar bossí ear and will report your rude behavior or unseemly conduct once youíre outrepparttar 141847 door.

Tip #5 Arrive early. If your interview is scheduled for 1:00 pm; make sure you are there no later than 12:30 pm. It is quite common for employers to ask candidates to complete applications and other paperwork prior to their interview, whether they specify this when they schedulerepparttar 141848 interview with you or not.

Tip #6 Make sure you are prepared forrepparttar 141849 interview. This means that you have both practiced forrepparttar 141850 interview and have brought along all materials that you may need for any circumstance. (pens, pencils, notepad, extra copies of your resume, etc.) Also make sure you have copies of your driversí license and Social Security card in caserepparttar 141851 employer needs to make copies for future employment records.

Tip #7 Be honest! This cannot be emphasized enough. Employers many times move inrepparttar 141852 same social circles and there is a very good chance that if you fib during an interview you will be found out sooner or later. Even if you have already been hired, lying on an application or during an interview is grounds for dismissal with most companies.

Tip # 8 Donít smoke or chew tobacco just before or during your interview. Also remember to spit out gum, if you chew it. Additionally, if you do smoke, remember to spritz yourself with light cologne or perfume before you meet withrepparttar 141853 employer as well as pop in a breath mint.

Tip # 9 Turn off your cell phone and pager prior to your interview. There is nothing more insulting to an employer or disrupting during an interview to have a cell phone or page continue to ring/beep. Let your voice mail catch any incoming calls.

Tip #10 Be enthusiastic! Letrepparttar 141854 employer know how interested you are inrepparttar 141855 position and what a great job you can do.



Roger Clark is senior editor at Top Career Resumes who provide free information to job seekers on all aspects of finding a new job and Medical Health News where you can find the most up-to-date advice and information on many medical, health and lifestyle topics.


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