How to prepare for an Interview

Now-a-days getting selected in job is like hiking. Though you are best at skills, you need to give the best in the interview is very important. You have to prepare for the interview from the time of application you had submitted online. Gather information as much as you can about the company that you are applying to.

Here I have mentioned few important things for you to check before attending for an interview:

  • Research the company and industry…
  • Compare your skills and job requirements (it will help to improvise the skills based on the job requirement)
  • Prepare the stories
  • Wear formals
  • Bring copies of resume and also necessary documents
  • Be on time (which is really important to not to miss the chance)
  • Pay attention on your communication
  • Take care of your answers
  • Have smile always
  • Ask questions (if necessary)
  • Follow up

Resume Writing tips:

There are plenty of resume writing tips online. Everyone has their own opinion on writing the resume. Also common mistakes will happen while writing a resume, to avoid such mistakes, prepare a paper with important points to put on resume. Once done, you can check the points whether all are covered or not. I have gathered some tips to give you some information to prepare the best selling resume.

First we start with bad tips which we have to be very careful.

Bad tip #1: Stick to one-page resumes

Sure – if you’re a recent graduate or early career professional, this tip is valid. If you don’t have enough experience and skills to fill up more than one page, it makes sense to actively distill what you want to say to meet that one-page cut-off. However, if getting your resume down to one page would require you to erase a huge chunk of your employment history, think twice.

Bad tip #2: You don’t need a cover letter

If you want an example of outright bad advice, this is it. You really do need a cover letter. For one, it’s often required – plain and simple. What’s more, writing a cover letter – even when not explicitly required – speaks volumes about your enthusiasm and motivation to get that job. Attaching a unique, tailored letter suggests you’re not spamming several recruiters about similar posts.

Bad tip #3: Don’t write resume objectives

Some experts argue that writing a resume objective will sabotage your job-seeking efforts. What they’re really saying is that a bad resume objective will hurt your prospects.

A good resume objective, on the other hand, will serve as a nifty reminder of who you are and what you can do. It will let the recruiter know that you’re in the right pile, it will clarify your intentions, and – if done right – can win the hiring manger over.

Bad tip #4: Never include a hobbies section

Ah, the hobby section. For some, a relic of the nineties – a time when you were supposed to come off as an actual human. For others, it’s simply a waste of space.

It makes sense to add this section when applying for certain jobs in specific companies. Some employers have specific expectations of cultural fit, and if you’ve got interests and passions that match the vibe they’re putting out, perfect.

Bad tip #5: Skip the soft skills

Sure, excellent written and verbal communication, the ability to multitask, and professionalism can apply to just about anyone who has ever held a job.

Here are few important tips to create the best resume:

  • Contact information
  • Online presence
  • Sample job descriptions
  • Technical skills and proficiency
  • Your professional experience
    • For each role, list the following information:
      • Company Name and URL
      • Job Title: If your title is very specific to your organization, you can include a translation of sorts in parentheses next to your official job title.
      • Start and End Dates: Include the month and year for each of these dates.
      • Job Description: Think about your roles and responsibilities as they relate to your target role. This is especially important if you’d like to change careers. Include details such as how many people you managed or supervised, the territories you covered, etc.
      • Achievements: Brainstorm a list of your accomplishments and major contributions that benefited the organization during your tenure. The number of achievements you provide will depend upon how long you remained in that role and how relevant it is to your current job goals. Quantify your accomplishments whenever possible; for instance, how did you help save the company money, generate revenue, improve customer satisfaction, increase productivity, and so forth?
  • Early career history
  • Volunteer work (if any)
  • Professional affiliations
  • Language skills
  • Education and professional development
  • Third-party feedback

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Author: Mallika B

Freelance graphic designer, blogger. Create wordpress websites, design logos and brand identity.

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