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10 Articles to Help You Edit Your Resume - The Muse: As an applicant, the first impression you give ...
Finalizing your resume is a bit of a process, and, as such, it’s a huge relief when you’re done. However, if you’re being meticulous (which you definitely should be) it can take so much longer than you thought possible, what with all the formatting, detail-gathering, and, of course, job-specific tailoring. But there’s no way around it if your goal is to create polished, typo-free, and compelling document (Semczuk, 2017).
How to Prepare for an Interview on Short Notice - The Muse : Interviews are already stressful without being ...
For weeks you’ve been actively sending your resume out and applying for job openings when (finally!) you get a call from a company who wants you to come in for an interview—today! Because you still have to do your current job today, you have exactly an hour to prep. How do you get ready for this (Vann, 2017)?
When you do get to an interview, hiring managers want to see if you can explain how your expertise aligns with the company’s values and goals. In the moment it may feel easier to sweep work experiences up into a tidy pile. But if you sum up your work history as a “bit of everything,” the competency you derived from all of that work may get lost in translation (de Haaf, 2016).
Ready to join the exciting startup world? Before your starry eyes lead you astray, ask these questions of your future employers.
During the interview process, ask questions that confirm the company’s values align with your own, and seek to understand the degree of corporate transparency and whether there will be frequent feedback from the management team. If not, your new startup job may fail to meet your expectations and become an environment of frustration instead of the incubator for growth you are seeking (Barnych, 2014).
In the best job interviews the candidate says a lot and the interviewer very little – after all, the interview is about the candidate, not the
What we really like – and remember – is when you follow up based on something we discussed. Maybe we talked about data collection techniques so you send information about a set of tools you strongly recommend. Maybe we talked about quality so you send a process checklist you developed that we could adapt to use in our company (Haden, 2014).