Building your career Tips for successfully writing resumes and handling interviews. Algiers May 21, 2009. Table Of Contents. Introduction Tips on writing a winning resumes Interview types Tips for handling interviews. Who am I?. Who do companies look for?. Academics Institutions
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Tips for successfully writing resumes and handling interviews
May 21, 2009
Tips on writing a winning resumes
Tips for handling interviews
While finding a job might be your ultimate goal, the purpose of sending an employer a resume is NOT to get you a job. The purpose of a resume is to get you an interview. After that, getting the job is up to you!
Resume writing is pure marketing, you need to identify the features and benefits you have that could get you the interest of a recruiter then provide that information in a resume
Resume writing is pure marketing, you need to identify the features and benefits you have that could get you the interest of a recruiter then provide that information in a resume (continued)
During screening interviews, the employer wants to make sure you have the proper requirements for the job and that you have good communication skills. These are often used to assist the employer in narrowing down the candidate pool.
The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior." You will be asked to provide specific, detailed information about how you have behaved in a particular situation. The interviewer will often probe you for more details with questions like, "how did you feel at that point?" or "What did you do next?"
The case interview is often employed by management-consulting firms and investment banking companies, but it is increasingly being used by a wide range of other types of corporations as a portion of the job
interviewing process. Through the use of the case study, employers hope to discern how well candidates identify, structure, and think through business problems.
Interviews during a meal are used to assess your social skills and ability to be comfortable under pressure.
These types of interviews can be conducted through
one-on-one interview or group or panel interview formats
Types of questions
Sample behavioural questions
Frequency of usage