Resume Writing Tips

Written by Josh Nay

Make sure that your Resume is up to date with your latest job experience and educational accomplishments. Have a friend or relative evaluate your resume to see if it is clear, consistent, and fairly represents your skills and experience. Is your resume in a high impact format? Be sure to do a spell check on your resume. Misspelled works can reflect negatively on you and diminish your prospects. Many companies have a form on their web sites for submitting electronic resumes. Have a version of your resume that you can cut and paste into submittal forms. Create one that doesn't have columns and indents as these do not work well when pasted into a form. Let your family, friends, alumni groups, and industry contacts know you are looking for a job. Send them your resume. Many jobs are unadvertised and these people may know of potential openings. Also many employers would rather hire someone suggested to them by a person they trust. Summit your resume electronically to companies rather than via paper if possible. Check out their web sites to see if they have a resume submittal form. Submit it throughrepparttar form, if not send them an electronic version in Word or as a text file. Many large companies put electronic resumes into a database which then can be searched by managers looking to hire additional people. Usingrepparttar 148003 database managers can do keyword searches to quickly find candidates. Most managers do not want to takerepparttar 148004 time to wade through hundreds of paper resumes looking for candidates. Most paper resumes never even get looked at in some of these large companies. A local large airplane manufacturer and a local large software company rely heavily on their resume database for new candidates. Post your resume to resume databases. Generallyrepparttar 148005 posting is free. This is a lot more cost effective then spending hundreds of dollars in printing and postage costs blindly sending out resumes to companies. Recruiters search these databases looking for candidates to fill positions..

A potentially even more effective approach is to use a resume distribution service. For a small price you can blast your resume out to 1000's of recruiters. This can be more effective than waiting for a recruiter to stumble across your resume in a database. It also only costs a fraction of repparttar 148006 amount it would for printing and postage to do a mass mailing of your resume. Most of these services give you some control over what industries and geographic regions your resume is sent to. Many jobs are unadvertised as employers don't want to be bombarded by thousands of resumes. Therefore it is important for you to get your resume inrepparttar 148007 hands of your contacts. Also get your resume intorepparttar 148008 databases that potential employers can search.

Interview Tips, How to Impress Potential Emolyers

Written by Josh Nay

Enter into a state of relaxed concentration. This isrepparttar state from which great basketball players or Olympic skaters operate. You'll need to quietrepparttar 148002 negative self chatter in your head through meditation or visualization prior to sitting down inrepparttar 148003 meeting. You'll focus onrepparttar 148004 present moment and will be less apt to experience lapses in concentration, nervousness, self-doubt and self-condemnation. Expect to answerrepparttar 148005 question, "Tell me about yourself." This is a pet question of prepared and even unprepared interviewers. Everything you include should answerrepparttar 148006 question, "Why should we hire you?" Carefully prepare your answer to include examples of achievements from your work life that closely matchrepparttar 148007 elements ofrepparttar 148008 job before you. Obviously, you'll want to know as much aboutrepparttar 148009 job description as you can before you respond torepparttar 148010 question. Set goals forrepparttar 148011 interview. It is your job to leaverepparttar 148012 meeting feeling secure thatrepparttar 148013 interviewer knows as much as he or she possibly can about your skills, abilities, experience and achievements. If you sense there are misconceptions, clear them up before leaving. Ifrepparttar 148014 interviewer doesn't get around to asking you important questions, pose them yourself (diplomatically) and answer them. Don't leaverepparttar 148015 meeting without getting your own questions answered so that you have a clear idea of what you would be getting yourself into. If possible, try to get further interviews, especially with other key players.

Act spontaneous, but be well prepared. Be your authentic self, professional yet real. Engage in true conversation with your interviewer, resting onrepparttar 148016 preparation you did prior to coming torepparttar 148017 meeting. Conduct several trial runs with another person simulatingrepparttar 148018 interview before it actually occurs. It'srepparttar 148019 same as anticipatingrepparttar 148020 questions

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