Prepare for Job Interview Questions

by Candace Alstad - Davies

interviewPrepare for job interview questions to ensure you ace the interview meeting. Wouldn’t it be great if you would walk into an interview room full of decision makers with confidence and solid responses to some of the toughest interview questions?  Well you can!

All you have to do is become a skilled interviewee, which will effectively increase the number of job offers you secure. Result … more job opportunities, which may result in a better position with possibly a higher starting salary.

Think about this…

resumeWhen developing your resume, your resume information should be accurate and truthful. A good resume is crucial because it is your history, and is the first thing a potential employer sees. Your resume is the first tangible point of communication between you and your potential employer.  You will be selling yourself with this significant piece of paper and so it’s incredibly important that your resume is accurate.  If your resume is well organized, current and professional, this reflects the type of employee you are likely to be.  You need to sell yourself not only by what the resume contains, but also by its appearance.  Both the content and appearance are critical for your resume.

This may seem obvious that your resume should be accurate and truthful, but you would be amazed to discover how many people lie in their resumes. Even small lies can be hurtful for your chances of landing your dream job.  Apart from being wrong and untruthful, most HR departments perform background checks now, and if you are busted it could ruin your credibility for good. Additionally, if you lie about having specific skills, once you begin the job this will quickly become evident and it could result in you losing the job. The most important thing to remember is …

Use Keywords in Your Resume

by Candace Alstad - Davies

keywordsUse keywords in your resume to get the best results. Most companies are utilizing digital databases to search for candidates nowadays. This means that the HR department will run search queries based on specific keywords to find those candidates that have the specific skills they are looking for. So, if your resume doesn’t have those keywords that the company is looking for, you will be out even before they have seen your resume.

Employers have turned to keywords due to the immense number of resumes they are now receiving. It is virtually impossible for employers to sift through the hundreds of resumes they receive for one position. Putting resumes into a database that will search out those that contain the desired keywords, helps employers to narrow down the field with minimal effort. It is estimated that as many as 80% of employers are now searching for job-specific keywords as a way to sift through applications. The keywords that employers are searching for are …

resume Avoid the use of an objective in your resume.  The name of the game is getting attention. You want to be the center of attention and feel no shame for it. In order to get your potential employer’s attention, you have to individualize and cater your resume to a particular company or organization. This means targeting and emphasizing the required skills and achievements you have for that particular job vacancy. A focused resume will clearly address all of the employer’s needs by concentrating on the particular qualifications that the job requires.

To make a truly fantastic resume, therefore, it is best to avoid the use of an objective. Recruiters and employers tend to not like them because they focus on the needs of the job seeker instead of the needs of the company. An objective tells potential employers…

international jobThere are a variety of different ways for finding job openings for international job positions. If you are looking to work at an international company, you can search for job postings on the internet or in your local newspapers. You can also apply to attend an international job fair, or contact potential companies directly.

Jobs are advertised on the internet and also in newspapers; some newspapers have a special section devoted to “Overseas Appointments”. Usually these are the best sources for information. They have become the industry standard, and you will find most recruiters that are looking for overseas qualified professionals will advertise in these publications. You will find that many websites will …

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