Professional Resume Examples and Interview Tips
Writing a Resume
Employers will scan a résumé for about 30 seconds to decide whether to consider an applicant. Some may use an automated scan in order to short list résumés. Get your résumé in the ‘for consideration’ pile.
A résumé is a “snapshot” of you and needs to be:
- Written with the employer’s interests in mind
- Professional in appearance
- Targeted for a particular job or organization
- “Letter-perfect.” Spelling and grammar mistakes can mean an automatic trip to the reject pile
- An honest and clear demonstration of your skills, abilities and achievements
- A clear indication of what you offer to the employer
Professional Resume Examples
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Writing a Cover Letter
The covering letter shows the employer why they should consider your résumé. It is the first impression you make on the employer and shows how well you communicate in writing.
- A cover letter should be typed unless the employer specifically requests a hand-written letter.
- It should never be more than one to two pages long.
- Break the text into short paragraphs—that makes it easier to read.
- The cover letter provides the opportunity to highlight how your skills and qualifications will benefit the employer.
Interviews vary from simple rather unstructured meetings to structured interview processes with predetermined questions and answers. Remember, an interview is a two-way exchange of information.
The interviewer is interested in three things:
- Can you do the job?
- Will you do the job?
- Will you fit it?
- You want to know if the organization is right for you and your career goals.