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Resume Writing tips

Think ahead

If you wait until the last minute to hand in your resume, you could miss the deadline and risk not being considered for the job.

Tailor your resume

Include information on your resume associated with the job you are applying for.

Chunk it out

If there is a lot of information, break it into separate sections with specific headings.

Use action words

Focus on things you have accomplished, and avoid starting every sentence with "I".

Proofread

Please proofread your document very carefully for grammar and spelling. Never rely on spell check.

Make it presentable

Make sure your resume looks clean and organized. When printing your resume, use white, letter-sized paper (8.5 x 11-inch) and a font that's easy to read, like Times New Roman or Arial.

Keep it concise

Try to keep your resume as short as possible-ideally one page, two pages maximum.

Be honest

Lying on your resume is never a good idea. Many people who lie on their applications end up losing their jobs when their employers find out the truth.

Be professional

Remember, this is a business document, so don't include unnecessary embellishments like flashy paper or a picture of yourself.

Job interview tips

Practice

Practice answering interview questions and practice your responses to the typical job interview questions and answers most employers ask. Think of actual examples you can use to describe your skills. Providing evidence of your successes is a great way to promote your candidacy. Also have a list of your own questions to ask the employer ready.

Research

Prepare a response so you are ready for the question “What do you know about this company?”. Know the interviewer's name and use it during the job interview. If you're not sure of the name, call and ask prior to the interview. Try to relate what you know about the company when answering questions.

Get Ready

Make sure your interview attire is neat, tidy and appropriate for the type of firm you are interviewing with. Bring a nice portfolio with copies of your resume. Include a pen and paper for note taking.

Be On Time

Be on time for the interview. On time means five to ten minutes early. If need be, take some time to drive to the interview location ahead of time so you know exactly where you are going and how long it will take to get there.

Stay Calm

During the job interview try to relax and stay as calm possible. Take a moment to regroup. Maintain eye contact with the interviewer. Listen to the entire question before you answer and pay attention - you will be embarrassed if you forget the question!

Show What You Know

Try to relate what you know about the company when answering questions. When discussing your career accomplishments match them to what the company is looking for.

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