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Your resume is the first impression a potential employer will receive of you. In most cases, it will be used as a filter to sort out possible candidates from those who will not be interviewed. For those reasons, the resume needs to be the absolute best that it can be. Questions and answers here will provide help in making your resume as enticing as possible in order for you to land the interview.
yes, unless they specify that they do not want to receive phone calls.Phoning shows that you really do want the job (initiative) and that you follow through.
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you do not go for that job then... that is THEIR loss. not yours....... -its their fault... You can send them email if e mail is given or you can visit the company's website and send your resume in career option to HR department
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Don't put it in work history. Put it in other activities or something like that. If work history is the only place that it will go into, then put it in there, but be sure to make that you put volunteer work very clearly.List it as Volunteer Experience...Sometimes, depending on the work and length of…
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There are three types of resumes in this respect: the paper resume, the web or e- resume, and the scannable resume.The only real difference between a traditional resume and a purely web-based resume is that you are limited more to the content of your resume rather than its design or appearance.Many …
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%REPLIES% Answer It depends on just what type of job you're talking about. If it was any job such as a casino attendant, cashier, bartender, child care, security, or similar or anything that required bonding or fingerprinting it was reported to the NCIC which is a record that unfortunately…
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That depends. What type of a job was it? Did it involve fingerprinting? That is usually the swiftist way it can be verified. You might be able to get by with leaving it off your resume or app.   Just say you had a lousy stupid arrogant boss.
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1. When you fax your cover letter and resume, the cover letter goes into the body of the fax cover sheet. You don't have a cover sheet and a separate cover letter. Just the fax cover and the resume. 2. Absolutely use a cover letter. Most cover letters can be prepared in the same font ans style as th…
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It is best to ask just before leaving an interview, "when can I expect to hear from you?" or something along those lines. Otherwise, give them a call about 6 working days after the interview.
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Use someone that has current knowledge of your skills and abilities. Your suppervisor is the best since they were the one to evaluate you. If that is not an option use others in the organization who can speak inteligently and fairly on your job perfoprmance. Many companies prohibit anyone, aside fro…
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To begin my career in the medical profession by starting with this entry level position. Or something similar to that like "To obtain an entry level position in the medical profession. Go to your local library and look at examples in the careers section. Writing a objective is an important section…
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I should be so lucky as to have a resume like yours! You have a wonderful opportunity to expand on so very many skills! This is just like the housewife of 20 years saying "how do I write a resume". Well, my answer would be to get on-line and find a good sample resume...then, elaborate on the skills …
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It would be best if you put both. In the employer field list the company that you we're working at/Job site (it's even okay to add the agency's name in parentheses), then in the job description say something like..."contracted through ABC Temp agency to..."
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Yes, a relevant class project should go on your resume. It can go in the Education section, or in its own section, or under Experience. Whichever you are most comfortable with.
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Although it's not written specifically for a computer job, there's a cover letter sample linked below. (Maybe someone else out there has a good cover letter sample for an IT, MIS, or other computer job?) Save You might also want to check out the other links, especially "How to write a cover letter."…
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Closing That's simply called ... drum roll, please ... "the closing." Sometimes it's called a "complimentary closing." Good luck with your letters. It could also be called the valediction.
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Money values Resumes should be clear, but also concise, so they can be read quickly and easily. For numbers, then, use the term that allows the numbers to be read at a glance: $500K, not $500,000.00, and $1M, not $1,000,000. Generally, cent amounts ($0.00) are not relevant, so you can omit the…
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I don't believe there is a set style for this. I suggest just putting something like "[ABC merged with EFG in 19XX to form XYZ]" under the original company name.Good luck!
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msoexpert's Answer I've advised plenty of job-seekers, put tons of resumes together, and have taught job-hunting. What I can tell you is that most employers don't care if it's folded! We mail all sorts of important documents that are folded, such as contracts, etc. So folding a resume is no big d…
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Updating an existing resume should include appropriate weeding, not just adding recent changes. For example, if you apply for a responsible position requiring a person with an MA, employers are apt to be irritated if you regale them with details of menial part time jobs you had at high school and as…
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educational experience You can put "under graduate" in the field of educational background in the resume. More input from FAQ Farmers: "Additional Education: 3 years at Generica University with a concentration in ..." Just be creative.
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Resume format In the links to the right are dozens of resume samples for you to browse and copy, as well as pages describing the different resume formats, which to choose, and how to write them. There are three different resume formats are available.You can choose your resume format according to yo…
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Simply put a different spin on your experience, education, and hobbies. Play up any classes you took in the new field or anything you did in your past jobs that might be relevant. You might also wish to add an objective statement that makes your intentions clear. Use the cover letter to briefly expl…
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Resume headings A very basic resume has Experience and Education, and usually Interests or Activities. A lot depends on your industry. For more information, see the links to the ight on resume category headings and the general introduction to resume writing. You might also want to check out …
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Including salary history with resumes: The easiest way to create a salary history is to open your resume file in your word processing program and save it as a new document (e.g. YourName_salaryhistory.doc). Leave in the heading that contains your name and contact information so the salary history l…
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You're under no obligation to list all your previous employers on your resume. In fact, it's generally a good idea to only list jobs that you think help make you more qualified for the position you're applying for... Just be prepared to explain any gaps in your resume during an interview or in a cov…
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Although there are templates for formatting a resume, you should not just plug in the information, as this can make your resume look the same as all the others. A resume lists your job history and accomplishments in the field, illustrating your qualifications for a position. --- Resume writing is …
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In the link to the right are seven steps and various tips on creating a scannable resume from Resume Edge, a consulting group that rewrites resumes for job hunters.
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According to Resume Edge (an online consulting group that charges about $100 to professionally rewrite your resume), "In advertising and the arts, you have a license to be creative with your r�sum�. After all, creativity is one of your strongest qualifications for the job." However, "No matter h…
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A long, multi-page resume is called a Curriculum Vitae (CV). It is Latin for "course of one's life." According to Resume Edge (an online consulting group that charges about $100 to professionally rewrite CVs and resumes) you should use a CV in professional industries such as "medicine, law, educati…
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As someone who's helped many people put together resumes and has taught job-hunting, I can tell you that it's not a requirement to use a resume writing service. Most of the people who've come to me do so because they either: Don't know how to write a resumeDon't really know how things should be word…
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There are basic rules for optimizing a resume for online/Internet use (formatted for scanning, e-mailing, or posting to Internet sites):Digital resumes use simple, technologically friendly formatting.Digital resumes emphasize keywords.Plain text resumes should not exceed 65 characters per line.E-mai…
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Answer Linked to the right are a few sample resume cover letters.
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There are sites where you can get samples of resumes. When writing a resume make sure you choose the right type of resume. You can choose between: chronological resume, functional resume, combo resume and targeted resume. Some sites have collected many quality free sample resumes provided by profes…
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msoexpert'sActually, an executive's resume, which I've prepared many times, is not really different from anybody else's. The only real difference is in the level of responsibility.An executive is considered to be at a higher level and more directly responsible for things. So the main focus is on are…
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A resume objective statement is a brief paragraph that states your career plan in relation to what an employer is looking for. The objective statement is placed just below the name, address, and contact information on the resume. The statement is an opportunity to show that the qualifications and ex…
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According to the Federal Citizen Information Center: Every cover letter should fit on one page.Send your letter to a specific person rather than to an office whenever possible.The first few sentences tell which job you are applying for.Briefly explain your qualifications without simply repeating you…
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Resume Fonts  The most common and accepted font for business and professional use is Times New Roman. A popular online resume writing service recommends serif fonts (e.g. Times New Roman) for a traditional look, and sans serif fonts (e.g. Arial, Helvetica) for a more contemporary look. Which yo…
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Here's are some quick tips from the Federal Citizen Information Center: Good resumes show how your qualifications fit the requirements of the jobs you apply for.Most occupations require abilities like reliability, teamwork, and communication.Good objective statements focus on the employer's needs.N…
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You can handle it one of two ways:1. Leave it out of the resume. The person reviewing it may ask you about it during the interview.2. Put that time block into your resume in the same format as your job listings. Include an explanation of why you were unemployed.I would do option #2 ONLY if you have …
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%DETAILS% Answer A resume is intended to be a -history- of your education, experience, and previous employment. It shouldn't include "I plan to finish this degree in night school while I work at my next job" information. Save that for the interview if they ask about it. Attending night classes …
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%REPLIES% Answer No one is allowed to ask for your age when you are applying for a job. Some items will give clues... like the year you graduated from high school and how old most people are when they graduate. I also don't think that your citizenship should be placed on your resume, but…
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This is really an individual decision, but generally no more than 10 years in detail. Basically, when designing a resume, you are trying to market yourself to best effect. This means the only rule is: include what makes you look attractive, exclude what doesn't. Of course that sometimes a challenge …
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I worked in production for 15 years. A cover letter to an entertainment agency is like any other cover letter. It should be short and have immediate impact. Highlight your achievements, or if you're new to the business, your education and goals. Don't tell them how much you like movies and don't try…
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%FOLLOWUPS% If you mean your boss changed while on the same job, just put both their names for the same job and the entire date you were on that job. Especially if it's the same company, then all you have to put is the company name. And if you put who your supervisor was, just list the two names…
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Try to separate the work into periods to fit in the standard "reverse chronological" format. Then invent descriptive job titles to fit each period. Don't worry about "official" job titles. It's more important to describe yourself correctly. An occasional employer will get upset by this tactic. Don't…
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answer the interest for yhe job of an embassy
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Of course you can. But why would you want to? It would leave you no room to negotiate. Instead, if you think you qualify for the job, simply indicate: "My salary requirements are flexible." You can leave salary off, but as a retained executive recruiter, I can tell you that if you don't put it in y…
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Resume is the first step to get job. So you should be careful while writing resume. There are different types of resume available. Depending upon your qualification, work experience and skills you have to choose it.
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As a hiring manager of engineers and computer scientists, I do like to see an objective. I realize that recent graduates are afraid that they'll exclude themselves from certain jobs by stating an objective that's too narrow. But that's exactly the point: your objective should include everything you …
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Put yourself in the employer's shoes and think about what that person is looking for. True they are looking for experience, but many are willing to overlook lack of experience to get their hands on an eager, dependable, hard worker. Skills can be taught, but personality traits cannot. Emphasize what…
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Yes, Use a paper clip NO staples Use heavy paper for a good feel, plus a heavy paper provide a nice crisp print, clear printing like arial or verdana Bold only company, reason for leaving, and contact name & number Use a cover page over the letter and resume providing your name address and co…
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Always tell the truth on a resume. It will almost always come out if you lied and you could lose your job. No amount of embelishing is OK by my standards.   The truth will set you free, but it can also hurt. But you shoul never feel you should need to lie. For those who may have a "blemish" i…
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The cover letter is to get you in the door, not to offer excuses. Explain why you are interested in the job, and give two or three reasons why your qualifications match.If the gap in your experience is large (more than 1-2 years), you will need to assume this will be questioned and you need to indir…
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If you define yourself as over-qualified, why apply for the job? You should either decide that you are well qualified and you want the job, or that you want another job that utilizes your qualifications. If you don't you are likely to come off as insincere or arrogant.If you decide you want this job…
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Never list salary requirements. They can be used to filter you out. Cover letters are usually screened by some Human Resources drone who matches a one-size-fits-all written job description with the incoming resumes and cover letters. You don't want this person excluding you based on something that's…
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It is not advisable, if the resume is not for public viewing how does HR pass it thru the proper channels.It also sends up flagsYou may ask that your present employer NOT be contactedUnless Your in the Government with security clearance and applying for a civilian jobYou may ask to restrict the resu…
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Like Sally Joyce nee Greenor Sally Green-Joyce   Any change of name should be given. If you were born with an unpronounceable name and anglicized it, that should be mentioned.
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The key is to not make it difficult for the poor secretary who is opening resume's. Staples, plastic covers, odd-sized paper, are all just a bother and may earn your resume a trip to the dustbin.
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Harvard University - September 1999 - Present   The institutions name and your pending graduation date for example: Harvard; graduating June, 2005.orStudent, Harvard; graduating June, 2005Hope this helps!   Here's another way: "Degree (BA or ...) expected June 2005.That should do fine.
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You don't need to indicate it. When you feel out the application it should give you an opportunity to give other names. If you feel it's important put it in parenthese ().   More information needed. I have done quite a bit of work under my married name, and I will be recognized for that name.…
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If the employer requests salary history, and only if they request it, just update your resume and add your annual salary to either the far right column or below your position. As far as requirements. Ask the employer what the job has paid in the past and go from there based on your qualifications.
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I am a dog breeder and have handled my business by placing it at the end of my job position listings under a miscellaneous category of "Self Employment" or "Volunteer Positions" where I list things such as dog breeding and competitions, volunteer work and fundraising, etc. I then list skills acq…
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To begin with, finishing high school is simply proof to a potential employer that you had the fortitude to stick with something. Not finishing high school could be seen as OK, or even understandable in some circumstances. For example; The individual took CLEP Tests and was accepted in to a college, …
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%FOLLOWUPS% I have a similar problem, however I have explained in the past that every move that I have made in my career was to better myself in one way or another, either financially or professionally.
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Be truthful but positive, if your goal is to keep the job and be stable say: To be a good employee with a stable long term employment. If you wish to be promoted: To excel and gain promotion through hard work. Change and paraphrase to suit your situation.A long term goal in one's career would be, …
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%DETAILS% Answer Being printed material, I would avoid a 3-ring binder and opt for a folder preferable with an inside lefthand pocket to retain copies of your resume, a place for your business card on the outside of this pocket, be sure to carry spares in there too and on the righthand side a c…
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Be honest but stay positive. First and foremost, you should always address every interview question with honesty. Of course, your answer should be based on the real reason you left, but put a positive spin on it. That means, you should try to frame your honest answer in the most positive way pos…
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I would think that might be what gets you the job. I would research the position I was applying for throughly. Then "play up" any strong points I have that qualify me for the position. Such as being able to work independently or strong leadership abilities. That sort of thing. I really recommend…
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Any interview question needs to be considered from the perspective of what it asks directly as well as what it might be pointing towards. Here, the answer should already be found in your resume-at least the list of technical skills should be there-and so this kind of question is likely only going to…
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You definitely run the risk of sounding desperate.Ideally they'd see your resume and contact you to ask if you'll accept a lower salary. However, if you don't hear from them you probably have nothing to lose.
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Are you guilty or innocent? When did the incident occur? Are you indigent? Do you need a court appointed attorney?
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It is important to have done your research on the company. Before going to an interview, learn as much as you can about the industry and their specific business. As you are doing this, be thinking about what you like (and dislike) about the company. You should also be thinking about questions you wo…
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I guess with a certain amount of honesty but diplomacy. Try to find a positive way of expressing any frustrations you might have. For example you might say that you want to work for a more forward-looking organisation - ilke the one you are applying to. You could also say you are looking for more re…
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Most times when an employee is forced into arbitration is when they sign a contract which agrees to this. When you sign your employment contract, you have to read it carefully and be wary of this statement because you end up giving up your rights to the US legal system in many cases.
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This is really easy. You keep the letter short. Remember all you want the letter to do is get the recruiter to read your CV. So keep it down to 1 page. The key things it needs to contain areyour name,address and contact detailsaddress of the companysubject heading - the job you are applying for and …
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Answer It has been my experience that, with certain exceptions, like applications for college, no one cares very much, if any, about your High School academics. I used to just say; "Graduated from accredited (State) High Scool: name of school & the date. The fact that you did graduate indica…
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Start with the present and tell why you are well qualified for the position. Remember that the key to all successful interviewing is to match your qualifications to what the interviewer is looking for. In other words you must sell what the buyer is buying. This is the single most important strategy …
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msoexpert's Answer Simply put, the formatting is removed because it's unimportant. Most electronic resumes don't get viewed by human eyes and are simply there to perform computer searches. So keywords and criteria can be punched into the computer to quickly sift through resumes to find qualified …
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#1 Unless you are a 55 year old Doctor of Medicine, who is also a Professor of Medicine, and a Department head at a major hospital, your resume shouldn't be two pages long.Brief and concise, with no fluff.#2 This is actually now untrue. After a lot of research and talking to professionals, it is acc…
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because i want to! its better to leave the company that you think cant help you to grow your career and to achieve your goals. if i leaved organization before one month then a proper ans for this question
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A summary of qualifications can be used at the beginning of a resume instead of a resume objective statement. A summary of qualifications is usually a two or three line paragraph that states your experience as well as some skills you may be proficient at. This kind of summary works well with the com…
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I wouldn't suggest using a staple. Some other form of removable clip is more professional and it allows for easier copying of the resume if the employer chooses to do that.A person's experience is never so broad that two pages are necessary. The only case where two pages are needed, are when you are…
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Answer Your objective comes from what your expectations and desires for your employment are. Let your potential employer know what you are looking for. "Opportunity to utilize accounting and administrative skills and to apply knowledge gained through study as well as practical experience." Can y…
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Answer "Why did you leave your last job?" You should always address an interview question with honesty. However, you should also always try to frame your honest answer in the most positive way possible. For example, if you felt underappreciated and underpaid at your last job, instead of r…
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First, NEVER use the word failed. Tell the interviewer what you LEARNED from the situation and how it taught you how to deal with the same (or similar) situation should it occur again. Show that you accepted your "failure" as a part of life and a learning experience. DO NOT show that you are beatin…
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Answer A Team Leader leadership style with high task and high relationship. I lead by positive example and endeavors to foster a team environment in which all team members can reach their highest potential,both as team members and as people. I encourage the team to reach team goals as effectively…
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Include a simple explanation for the gap, eg. full-time student, maternity leave, etc.The unemployment office would like you to earn some money before you find a full time position whatever it is you did. Work part time at a retail store or work temp agencies. You can't just stay at home and do noth…
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You should relish this question and be eager to answer it! If you are not, then you are completely unprepared for the interview. This is one of those questions people find tricky at interviews. The right approach for this question is to use it to highlight the 2 or 3 key strengths you have which m…
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What are your career goals? I believe that everyone's career goal is to be happy with their job. to have stability and pride in their work doing something they do not get tired of with good pay.
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Answer Thank-you letters aren't usually sent after a resume is sent. If you're the job applicant, you would send a thank-you letter after an interview. If you're the interviewer, you would send a letter informing the applicant they weren't accepted. This doesn't need to be complicated or long.
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Describe the qualities you have that suit this position.
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Answer Getting 50 trust points on WikiAnswers. :o) Eating a 10 pound burger in under an hour. Eating a 10 pound burger in under an hour.
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easy. "Curriculum Vitae Your Name" Shows you know the lingo, means what it is, isn't poncy and is totally proffessionalBest of luck
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Interviews: Leaving your Current JobHere are some tips for answering this questions:Never speak poorly about your current (previous) employer. This question is an opportunity to sell yourself, not air your dirty laundry.Put your reason for leaving in the best light possible. For example, if your com…
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Answer by Syed Muhammad Ali gujranwala pakistan This position seemed like an excellent match for my skills and experience and I am not able to fully utilize them in my present job.* There isn't room for growth with my current employer and I'm ready to move on to a new challenge.* I'm looking for a …
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Times New Roman is the accepted font for professional documents, but there are several other fonts that also look clear and professional. In addition, there are different formats you can use for a cover letter, but whatever font you choose, it should match the font of all pages included. The font a…
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