The first impression you make in the job seeking process will be with your resume. You will never get a second chance to make a first impression. If not well presented, your resume may easily end up in the trash or at the most get filed away in a cabinet. Using proven strategies, we will provide you with the personalized attention and customized approach that will secure you interviews in today's competitive job market.
WHAT IS THE RIGHT RESUME FOR YOU?
These are designed to present your career information by dates, with the most recent position first, and working backwards about 10 to 15 years.
Most appropriate for new graduates, those who are changing fields or industries, or for people who have been out of the workforce for a period of time. A functional resume is organized by relevant skills or functions. These sets of skills contain relevant accomplishments and are placed near the beginning of the resume, rather than with past jobs. The record of employment is listed near the end of the resume, but without giving job responsibilities.
A curriculum vitae presents lists of achievements, rather than a narrative presentation of material. CV's usually begin with "Education" and details of your doctoral dissertation, followed by academic accomplishments such as awards, presentations, teaching, lectures, publications, committees, research, and other relevant professional pursuits.
Electronic resumes are primarily used for responding to internet job postings or to large employers with automated applicant tracking systems.
Be prepared... know the answers to some general questions prior to an interview. Examples below:
Tell me about yourself.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
What do your past supervisors think of you?
Why should I hire you?
What have you learned on your own?
What would you like to know about us?
How do you work under pressure?
What kind of decisions do you find most difficult to make?
How do you deal with conflict with coworkers and supervisors?