6 Tips Of Writing An Effective Resume

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Format Your Resume Wisely

No matter how well written, your resume won’t get a thorough reading the first time through. Generally a resume gets scanned for 25 seconds. Scanning is more difficult if it is hard to read, poorly organized or exceeds two pages.

  • Use a logical format and wide margins, clean type and clear headings
  • Selectively apply bold and italic typeface that help guide the reader’s eye
  • Use bullets to call attention to important points (i.e. accomplishments)

Identify Accomplishments not Just Job Descriptions

Hiring managers, especially in technical fields like engineering, seek candidates that can help them solve a problem or satisfy a need within their company. Consequently, you can’t be a solution to their problems without stating how you solved similar problems in other companies and situations.

  • Focus on what you did in the job, NOT what your job was there’s a difference
  • Include a one or two top line job description first, then list your accomplishments
  • For each point ask yourself, What was the benefit of having done what I did?
  • Accomplishments should be unique to you, not just a list of what someone else did
  • Avoid using the generic descriptions of the jobs you originally applied for or held

Quantify Your Accomplishments

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6 Ways To Improve Your Email Etiquette

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Appropriate Email-id

Use of sobriquet in professional email address can be unethical for your job search. Generate new email address for your job hunt if required. For instance, email addresses like superhero231@gmail.com or jobhunt124@yahoo.com most likely doesn’t send out the best message. It is recommendable to use email address for job search that begins either with the first or last name and shall contain your full name.

Clear Subject Line and pertinent message

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How To Offer Help To Your Co-worker?

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Be consistent reliable

Efforts you can put to help your co-worker is to perform your own duties perfectly and follow through all the duties that you have promised. Helping others and neglecting your own task is also not beneficial as it hinders the overall performance of the team. Working with the person who is irresponsible towards his work is quite infuriating. On the other hand, if you are good performer your colleague can rely on your work and can spend more time in their task.

Provide help with time consuming but simple tasks

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4 Ways To Achieve Success With Confidence

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Feeling unconfident about your ability of performing task is a struggle which every person goes through at certain point in the career. However to be successful person in the future you have to come out of the comfort zone. Every employer knows that the employees with good potential can be loaded with responsibilities and can have long way ahead. Feeling that your skills are inadequate for a particular job is a great opportunity to prove yourself wrong. Following are the strategies that you can implement to regain the confidence at any point of time.

Think about your achievements

Confidence is a factor that one has to build on its own. Easiest way to do that is to remind yourself of everything you have achieved in your career and your life so far. Creating “Accomplishment Log” so as to record your performance which can be anything like passing difficult exam, acquiring a promotion, appreciated for your sport activities or even recognized for any creative work. This can help to boost your self-esteem because the knowledge which makes you achieve things remain immortal throughout the life.

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How To Successfully Change Careers?

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Assessment of Likes and Dislikes

Many of us thinks to change career due to the hatred towards the company, immediate boss or HR policies. It is easy to point out dislikes in a job but you might not know the field you want to jump into unless you understand your likes. Changing career without intense introspection can lead to catastrophe situation. Before changing career make sure that you do thorough self-assessment of your values as it is essential to articulate your core values because they act like your compass at the time of uncertainty and change. Lot of people are unable to articulate their core values which tend to make same wrong choice over and over again.

 Researching New Careers

There are two essential aspects that should be considered for a successful career change. First, understand what you want to do and second is you should also understand what marketplace will allow you to do. Spend some valuable time in researching new field. Perceive your passion and research the careers you can opt for, that center around your passions. Initially, if you feel unsure or insecure don’t be anxious as it is natural part of career change process.

Transferable skills

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Benefits Of Choosing MBA For Career

Benefits Of MBA

Think like a business leader

An MBA can teach you to think like a business leader, train you to understand complex business issues and think strategically.  Not only can an MBA enhance or provide the business skills you may be lacking, it can also enhance your soft skills such as leadership, cross cultural understanding and teamwork – all important characteristics for future business leaders.

Learn off the job

While you can learn MBA course content on the job, you might never receive those opportunities in your workplace.  Studying for an MBA provides those opportunities in a safe and structured environment. MBA study allows you to investigate business concepts in a disciplined and holistic way, and equips you with the necessary frameworks and models to analyse real world business problems and opportunities. You will learn from those who have been there, and you’re much more likely to actually study core MBA topics when you are in a focused environment and motivated to make the grade. If you didn’t know your KPIs from your RFPs before B-school you certainly will afterwards!

Jump up the career ladder… or move it completely

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Top 7 Job Interview Mistakes

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Appearing Uninterested

You should be attentive not only with your physical appearance but intellectually also. Taking actively part in a conversation, sitting up straight and being kind to the receptionist all these things are counted when you appear somewhere for interview process. Also make sure you are not interrupting the interviewer with your query. Save it till the interviewer doesn’t complete his part of speech.

Take Good Time before answering the question

Interviewer wants to understand your knowledge in the short span of time so you need to think before you speak. Many candidates jump to the first thing they think of because they feel like they need to respond at the earliest. And blurting out anything that comes out first in your mind is not always a good option.

Bad Mouth about Previous Employers

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10 Tips Of Writing Perfect Resume

Resume Tips

There is a ton of advice out there related to resume writing; some more practical than others. However, I have noticed a noticeable lack of advice related to how job seekers should systematically review and improve their resume on a line by line basis, as part of a broader strategy to assist them in their interviews. Your first interview is actually your resume being submitted to an employer. Nothing else matters if an employer does not like you or understand you on paper. Now that we have addressed the general way in which one may approach writing one’s resume, I present ten specific rules to live by for resume writing.

1) Telling Ain’t Selling

Don’t tell the readers of your resume what you did; show them what you achieved. Your resume, as much as possible, should in essence be an outline of what you would ideally get the opportunity to say about yourself in the course of an interview. In the course of highlighting your achievements, you implicitly also show your experiences, but do so in a much sexier way. To that end, make sure to avoid vague words like assisted, planned, developed, and other similar words you might use to describe your achievements. For every action word you use make sure to ask yourself “how precisely did I?”; as in “how precisely did I assist?”, “how precisely did I plan?”, or “how precisely did I develop?”.

2) Resumes Are Intended to Answer Basic Questions About You. They Do Not Create More of Them

A resume is a snapshot into your career history, your qualifications and achievements. The reader should come away with absolutely no doubt as to who you worked for, when you worked there, what the company did and where (geographically) you worked. The why and the how of your jobs can be explained in a cover letter if you are uncomfortable stating the circumstances of your job changes on your resume. Put yourself in the mindset of someone that might not possibly have any knowledge of your current or previous employers, your industries, or your company’s/industry’s unique jargon and/or acronyms.

3) You Can Eliminate the Objective Section on Your Resume 

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High-Level Interview Preparation

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Here is what you should be doing in preparation for, and during, high-level interviews:

Do extensive background research

You should always go into an interview for a senior level job knowing specifics about the company, such as details about recent projects, the company’s finances, its marketing strategies and any challenges it is facing. Know the backgrounds of those with whom you’re interviewing as well as the company’s reputation in the industry and within its sector. The more senior the position, the more specifics you want to have. Search for press coverage in business or trade magazines, and get a copy of the company’s prospectus or recruitment pack, which will give you more detailed information than can be found on its website. Armed with this information you will be able to ask informed questions and give thoughtful answers.

Talk about accomplishments, not responsibilities

An interview is not the time to rattle off a list of responsibilities. While that’s important– and should be detailed on your resume– you should be talking about what you have accomplished with those responsibilities in mind. What concrete things have you gotten done during your tenure in your current position?

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