Resume Writing Tips

How to write a cover letter

A cover letter allows you to personalize your resume when it is sent to prospective employers in response to advertisements or to inquire about possible interviews. The letter's main purpose is to advertise your strengths and assets in a way that would interest employers in interviewing you.

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Tips on Writing a Resume

There is no perfect resume for everyone. Each person must assess the needs of the position as well as their own skills when creating a resume. These are just some guidelines that will help you assess what type of resume works best for you.

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interview tips

Preparing for the Interview

First things first - before you go on the interview you have to get the company interested enough to meet you. Take a look at our resume and cover letter sections to help you get your foot in the door. After your resume and cover letter convince them they must see you, find out exactly whom you will be meeting with, and what their job title is

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How to Dress

It makes sense to dress your best for the interview, regardless of the dress code at the organization. If you're in doubt about how to dress for an interview, it is best to err on the side of conservatism. You only have one chance to make a positive first impression.

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The Interview

Arrive at the interview with enough time to fill out any application paperwork they might require. If you have a cell phone or a beeper this is a good time to make sure it is turned off. You may be judged just as much during your wait in the lobby as you will during the interview so make sure to handle yourself professionally, and treat everyone there the way you would treat the interviewer.

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Do's and Don'ts

Here's a quick list of what you should be doing before, during and after your interview. These are no brainers, so take a quick refresher.

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Be Prepared To Talk

You are going on an interview, someone is going to assess your abilities and short faults in a short amount of time. Give yourself the best showing you can. Be an effective communicator and responder. No one word answers, use full sentences and elaborate on that.

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Ask Questions

Asking questions not only shows interest, but shows that you are attentive and able to have a professional discussion based. What kind of questions should I ask?

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Closing the Interview

Here is your closing argument. Make sure you leave on a high note, leaving the interview excited to see you again.

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The Follow-Up

Always follow up with a thank you card mailed or E-mailed within 24 hours of the interview. Not many people send thank you cards and it makes you look very professional and courteous.

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