A one to two page formal document that lists a job applicant's work experience, education and skills. A resume is designed to provide a detailed summary of an applicant's qualifications for a particular job - it is not usually meant to provide a complete picture. A good resume gives the potential employer enough information to believe the applicant is worth interviewing.
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The economy seems to be picking up a little, and more and more job seekers are coming to us and letting us know about internal opportunities within their organization they would like to apply to.
First-time job seekers applying for a full-time position are often faced with a familiar challenge: they are interested in gaining experience, but have no work experience to prove they are qualified. Hiring managers believe that viewing an applicant’s work history is one of the best ways to predict future job performance. So how do you present a resume without significant work experience?
You know your resume and cover letter are carefully targeted when you receive the phone call or email that every job seeker wants: “Thank you for your submission. We’re very interested in scheduling an interview with you!”
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In today's tough economy, it's important to really sell your skills to potential employers. There's lots of competition in the job market, and employers only interview people who show that they are serious about the position they are applying for. Unfortunately, lots of good employees are passed over because they simply don't know what employers are looking for.k
There is an awful lot of chitchat, jibber jabber and small talk going on in interviews. When you take a closer look at the exchanges, you can see that there are only a few questions the interviewer is really bothered about. The rest are simply there to create rapport and filling the gaps.
How to play up your strengths and experiences on a résumé when just starting your career.
For some, the job interview question ‘What makes you unique?’ can stop you in your tracks. You know you have the qualifications and the skills to do the job, but how are you supposed to know how you’re different than anyone else?
At best, a cover letter can help a job-seeker stand out from the pack. At worst, it can make a promising candidate seem like an uncreative cut-and-paster. Sadly, the vast majority of cover letters read essentially the same: Retreads of resumes that ramble on while repeating the obvious. Would you read one of these to the end if it were put in front of you? Probably not, and nor would most hiring managers.