How to Survive Group Job Interviews

There are companies that hold panel interviews to screen applicants. Usually, a group job interview follows after the initial and the second one-on-one interviews. The good news is that if you have been scheduled for a panel interview, you are one step closer to getting hired.

However, facing a group of interviewers can add up to the pressure. What can you do to lessen the anxiety and to ensure that you will make a good impression? Below are practical tips: Continue reading “How to Survive Group Job Interviews”

Tips on Writing a Cover Letter that Stands Out

The cover letter accompanies the resume and it is the very first thing that a potential employer will see when he/she opens your application envelope. Obviously, how your cover letter is presented plays a big role in getting a schedule for an interview.

Why Write a Cover Letter

Is it really necessary to include a cover letter? The answer is, yes. According Human Resources specialists, the cover letter is the document that persuades a prospective employer to check the applicant’s resume and consider the applicant for a job interview.   Continue reading “Tips on Writing a Cover Letter that Stands Out”

Your Guide to Writing a Good Resume

When applying for a job, it is very important to be well-prepared. You want to impress a potential employer in every possible way – from your cover letter, your resume, to your job interview and even after you’re hired with the company. In this article, let’s discuss some tips on how you can prepare a good resume.

What is the Right Resume Format?

There are different ways or styles to present a resume. Some jobs call for the traditional format particularly executive and managerial positions.  Meanwhile, jobs in the creative field such as designs or advertising may be more lenient, less formal and more artistic. If you’re not sure which is more appropriate, you can go with the professional or contemporary style resume. Continue reading “Your Guide to Writing a Good Resume”

How to Write a Cover Letter that Will Get You Noticed

Resumes must always be accompanied with a cover letter. Some may think that a resume alone is sufficient but your cover letter gives you the opportunity to make a good impression, move a potential employer to seriously consider your application and schedule you for a job interview. Below are some tips on how to write a cover letter that will surely get you noticed.

Catch their attention from the beginning.
There’s nothing more to grab a potential employer’s attention than significant achievements that can benefit their company. What do you think is your best asset that makes you the perfect candidate for the job? Continue reading “How to Write a Cover Letter that Will Get You Noticed”

Tips for Getting a Part-Time Job This Season Break

Summer vacation is also the perfect time to find part time work especially for students in high school and college.What are the summer jobs that are in store for you?  Where can you find them part time work and how can you increase your chance of getting hired?

Summer Job Options for Teens

The great news is that unlike permanent positions in corporate companies, part time jobs are abundant. You can check restaurants, fast food chains, malls, boutiques and smaller establishments in your community for possible openings. If there are hotels and resorts, golf clubs and recreation parks in your locality, they often hire additional workers during peak seasons. Continue reading “Tips for Getting a Part-Time Job This Season Break”

Do’s and Don’ts When Creating Your Resume

Your resume represents you as an applicant so it’s important that it sends out a professional and positive impression to your employer. Below are the DO’s and the Don’ts when creating a resume:

DO’s

Do focus on the results you achieved. When describing your previous work, it will be better to focus on the positive results rather than your responsibilities. For instance, instead of putting “In charge of training personnel on software applications,” you can put, “Trained 20 people to use AutoCAD and Photoshop 2007 within 2 months.” Continue reading “Do’s and Don’ts When Creating Your Resume”

How to Nail Your First Job Interview

Showing up for your first interview can be one of the most intimidating experiences for job seekers. How can you build up your confidence and how can you make a good impression?  Here are some tips:

Be yourself.
Putting on an act will only make you feel more tense and uncomfortable. Don’t give yourself a hard time by trying to be someone you’re not.   Continue reading “How to Nail Your First Job Interview”