Job Seeker Resources
Getting Ready for an Interview? Need help putting together your Resume?
Look no further, check out some tips to help with your career search!
Preparing for the Interview:
Do some research on the company and the position you are interviewing for.
Review your application and resume to ensure it is tailored to the position.
Be flexible with scheduling and allow sufficient time for the interview.
Be sure you have the correct date, time and location for the interview.
Ask whether there will be one or multiple interviewers.
After the Interview:
Provide any additional requested information as soon as possible.
Be patient. You can follow up after the time that was discussed.
During the Interview:
Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early. First impressions are important!
Be prepared to summarize your experience in about 30 seconds.
Describe what you bring to the position.
Listen carefully to each question asked.
Answer questions as directly as possible.
Focus on your achievements relevant to the position.
Remain positive and avoid negative comments about past employers.
Be aware of your body language and tone of voice.
Remain engaged by giving your full attention to the interviewer.
Take limited notes, if desired.
Be sure to ask any final questions about the organization or the position.
Also, ask about the next steps in the selection process to include timeframes.
Reinforce your interest in the position and thank the interviewer(s).
1. Keep your resume short and direct. Try to keep it to one page.
Include jobs from the past 10-15 years
2. Create an original/unique resume template.
3. Highlight relevant skills and experiences.
4. Craft a "Career Snapshot"
It is a statement that briefly explains your unique value along with skills and qualifications.
This replaces the "objective" portion of the resume.
5. Use keywords that are associated with the position you are applying for.
Your resume may need to be "tweaked" for each job.
6. Use specifics to show your experience.
For example: Instead of "I have 25 years of management experience" you could use
"I lowered operating costs by 40% in a years time"
7. Use the right language in order to make your resume stand out from others.
Words like "achieved", "designed", "improved" and "established"
8. List your social media sites.
In todays world, many hiring personnel will look at these when screening candidates. Be sure these accounts
reflect your professional career and will make a good impression. If they do not mention your professional life, then do not list them and make them private.
9. Check for errors.
Look over it yourself and then have someone else look over it.
Run the spell check.
Look for grammar and punctuation mistakes.