Job Advice

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In a competitive job market jobs seekers often resort to unique and sometimes unconventional ways to get the attention of a reputed employer. However, most of the times such gimmicks backfire. So, it is wise not to try something which can backfire on your job prospect. The best thing you can do is to spend sometime in preparing a good but compact resume. Your employer might be spending less than a minute to look at your resume. And if he cannot find necessary keywords in your resume, it goes to trash. Spend time to highlight necessary keywords in your resume rather than spending time to decorate the resume with slick templates.

Your Passport to a Good Job.

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For limited job opportunities there are no dearth of applications. Most employers might be spending less than a minute to read a resume. So, preparing a resume should be the first priority for job seekers. It is all right to draw attention of your employer but overdoing it will ruin your chance to get or retain your dream job. Draft your resume in such a manner that you are able to get an interview call. Remember, the resume is an advertisement of yourself – but it should be true advertisement. 95% of HR professionals always conduct reference checks on job candidates, and more than half say they sometimes find inconsistencies which they hate a lot. Resume should truly showcase your experience and qualifications in most succinct and relevant way.

Interview Tips

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Interview blues are quite common among freshers. Please try to understand that your job interview is a meagre assessment of some of your abilities rather than yourself. You need to understand your own weaknesses and strengths before entering the interview room. Try your best to keep your weaknesses out of your mind. In a situation when you face intriguing questions try to answer in a meter of fact way rather than misleading your interviewer. It is better to take the interviewer out of the question to one of the areas where you are comfortable to discuss. You need to make sure your answers show you in your best light; give shape to the truth so that it works for you.

You should read your CV and make sure you can remember all information you have provided to your prospective employer. Answering questions about a previous job might sound simple, but in the heat of the moment it's surprisingly easy to forget a technical term or an important date, and hesitation or contradictory statements can ruin everything by giving the impression that you are ill prepared or, worse still, not telling the truth.

Its also important to do a bit of research on your prospective employer and its area of specialization. Most information can be found on the employer's website. If you have done your research well and you know how your talent and experience can fit those of your employer's need. With that homework, you will be in a winning position when you are asked why you should be hired for the position.

At the end of an interview it's quite common to be asked if you have any questions. Your research about the job and the company would help you then to show your skill and to tell your employer that you care for them.

It's quite common to feel deflated after an interview. Even if you did not do well in the interview it does not take you anywhere if you simply blame yourself. Rather you should think how could you improve on your next. To meet a friend or to go to a movie is the best way to take the worry out of your mind.

Happy Interviewing and Good Luck!