Resume writing tips and Job interview tips will help you in getting to the depth of your personality and in writing a resume that will best describe your potential. Such a qualitative resume would definitely reserve excellent interview calls for you. It is often the first document admissions personnel read and precisely the only document interviewers see.
The lesson to be learned here is that resumes are first put to use to screen out candidates from further consideration. To keep your resume from screening you out of the running, to make your resume effective, you must do a few basic things right from the beginning in which we will help you totally. Our experts will help you in molding your resume in a right way.
How to Avoid Common Resume Mistakes:
- Do not try to get everything fit on one page by using small fonts.
- Erroneous company or school listings.
- Lengthy paragraphs mirroring your experiences.
- Grammar and Spelling Errors.
- Not determining a target or goal for the resume.
- Using passive language, repetitive statements, or the wrong terminology.
- Avoid to write the heading such as “Resume” or “Curriculum Vitae” because it is not necessary.
What is the Difference Between a Resume and a Curriculum Vitae (CV)?
While both resumes and CV’s are used in job applications, they are certainly not interchangeable. The most important differences between a resume and a curriculum vitae (CV) are length, content and application as noted below:
Length: While a resume is generally a one or two page summary of your skills, experience, and education, a CV is longer and provides a more detailed synopsis.
Content: While both a resume and a CV include a summary of educational and academic background, the CV further expands on areas such as teaching and research experience. While a CV is longer than a resume and provides a more detailed synopsis, it is still critical that it remain clear, concise, and up-to-date.
Application: A CV is used primarily when applying for academic, education, scientific, or research positions.
Cover Letter Writing Tips:
What is a Cover Letter?
A cover letter provides more detailed information on why you are qualified for the job or career area you are targeting. They explain the reasons for your interest in the specific organization and identify your most relevant skills or experiences.
Cover letters should be tailored for each job application. A well designed cover letter helps personalize the job applicant and enable them to convey enthusiasm and professionalism and this will draw the employer to your resume. This approach leads to more job interviews.
Before Writing the Cover Letter
Research the company/organization as you should know all you can about the company’s products or services. Researching its website is a good start. You may wish to obtain other publications such as annual reports. This kind of research can help you target your skills or background to make a positive impression during the interview.
Prepare Your Resume First
It is best to prepare your cover letter after you have prepared your resume. By preparing your resume first, you will then have a better sense of what information to highlight in your resume, based on the company or job description.
Writing the Cover Letter
- Choose words that show enthusiasm for the position, and be prepared to back up what you say.
- Ensure your cover letter is free of grammatical and spelling mistakes.
- Keep paragraphs short and ensure that you have plenty of white space for maximum visual appeal.
- Be sure your cover letter links your background, skills etc. to the particular position or employer.
- Emphasize what you can do for prospective employers rather than what they can do for you.
- Back up your skills with examples from your past work.
- Keep it to one page.
LinkedIn Profile Tips:
Developing Your LinkedIn Summary
The “Summary” section of your LinkedIn profile is a vital part of your LinkedIn presence. Your LinkedIn writer will develop a summary that grabs attention and gets readers excited about reviewing the rest of your profile. Your LinkedIn writer will use keywords in the summary as they also play a key role in helping prospective employers and recruiters find you on LinkedIn.
Selecting Your Industry
When employers conduct a search in LinkedIn, they will see your photo, headline, location, and industry. That’s why we choose an industry that represents you well.
Creating Your Unique LinkedIn URL
By default, LinkedIn assigns you a URL with random numbers and letters. We will customize your LinkedIn profile link with an easy-to-read website address that will help employers remember and find you on LinkedIn.
Selecting Your LinkedIn Profile Photo
We will also help you select your LinkedIn profile photo as it is the first thing likely to be seen on your profile. Choosing the right image and professional tone for your industry is critical.
Reviewing Your Current LinkedIn Profile
BCS will review and critique your existing LinkedIn profile, if you have one, to demonstrate how your new profile will market you more effectively to employers.
To ensure the best possible recognition by software scanning systems so commonly used by today’s Human Resources departments, we will insert relevant industry and career keywords – they are the words that a prospective employer would search for when trying to find someone like you.
Job Interview Tips:
30 MINUTES BEFORE THE INTERVIEW
Take a few moments to relax and clear your mind.
Avoid arriving earlier than 10 minutes before the interview.
Be sure not to arrive late.
DURING THE INTERVIEW
Avoid heavy colognes or perfumes.
Bring extra copies of your resume.
It is okay to ask for clarification and to take your time when answering employer’s questions.
Never speak poorly of former employers.
Avoid stating or asking about salary during initial interview. If it is unavoidable, provide a salary range.
When an interviewer says, “Tell me about yourself”, he or she really means, “Why should I hire you?”
Answer this question by briefly describing:
Your enthusiasm for the job/career
Your work experience, skills, and education
Any special accomplishments
Why you believe these factors allow you to be the best candidate for the position
AFTER THE INTERVIEW
Mail or email a brief “Thank you” letter to the employer within 48 hours of your interview. This action will easily distinguish you from other applicants, as it conveys to the employer your professionalism as well as enthusiasm for the position.