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Old 11-23-2009, 08:41 AM
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Default Resume and Cover Letter Templates

Good advice for putting together resume templates. Also agree with the cover letters. People ask me when they should include a cover letter with their resume. My answer is "ALWAYS!" unless they specifically mention not to.

This guide explains what you need in detail and comes with resume and cover letter templates specially crafted for telecommuting.

Templates are .DOC files, so you can easily modify them with your own information.

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Old 11-26-2009, 08:31 AM
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There is an excellent post on How to Write A Resume on the Retired Recruiters blog.
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Cover letters play an important part in the resume process so it is worth reading How to write cover letters that will grab the recruiters attention.

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Old 12-04-2009, 01:30 AM
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great post/thread..
thanks for the tips guys..
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I love the sandwich reply!! Good on you for being so creative. A hundred years ago when I had my employment agency I would have loved to have had your talent on my staff.
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lol now I'm hungry for a sandwich :P Of course not just a plain old sandwich I want it loaded with all the good stuff
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Smile Make A Statement With Your Resume

To help your resume make a statement, keep the following tips in mind:

Use action verbs.
Be consistent with your verb tenses.
Keep your information relevant.
Utilize different resumes for various positions.
Make sure your font choice is clear and easy to read.
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Lightbulb Never Leave out your job objective

The most common resume mistake made by jobs seekers is leaving out their main objectives. When preparing a resume one always have to state their goals it shows that you have a sense of direction and you know what you want to achieve career wise.
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Wink Preparing For A Job Interview

Just as you might be thinking about questions posed by an interviewer at a job interview, you may ask yourself what you want to pre-conceive in lines of questioning to ask them. You want to give the interviewer a message that you are a quick levelheaded thinker, and not a flake. Plan ahead for off the wall questions that may not make sense to you, but mean a lot to the people or company you are applying to. And unless you are related to the Boss, a successful interview is a key element in landing a great job.

Almost like rehearsing for a part in a play or movie, a job interview should be prepared for and planned. Leaving the right message and impression is very important, as most employers are looking for strong willed Individuals that are able to think quickly under times of stress or confrontation. Hence the pointed question job interview. Not all questions will have a right answer of course. They are designed to find out what kind of person you are and if you have the imagination or resourcefulness they are looking for. Try to give these questions a simple and concise answer that sounds reasonable.

Do not make the interview a one sided question period. Have prepared, (ahead of the session,) a number of questions that you will want to ask. This will make it look like you have a keener interest in the job itself. This will also give you a better understanding of what you are up against in terms of actually deciding if the job is something you really want. Your compatibility with the company or employer will determine your future potential, or lack there of. Also ask about benefits and the work schedule. You do not want to find yourself back at another interview a few months down the road.

Before your interview, you may consider doing some research on any prospective employer or company. This will certainly aid in any questions you or the interviewer may ask, and your response towards them. The world wide web can be great help here as even small companies have websites that can provide a lot of detailed information you can use, especially About pages, or an (About Us) web link. A little research can go a long way with impressing an interviewer or company head. It shows them that you already know something connected with or elemental with their business.

A work history carefully prepared and up to date will add to your credibility with any prospective employer. Preparing for a job interview may take a lot of time, but it is a necessary implementation, and time well spent. Make sure you triple check the time and date of your interview as well. Tardiness makes a real bad first impression, and is a demerit toward the points you so desperately need. Employers are greatly impressed and more receptive to people who plan ahead, and are confident.

Note: At the end of any job interview, professionally related or otherwise, the Interviewer, (and sometimes 2 of them,) will ask if you have any questions. Put them to the test. Carrying on with the question period and making yourself seem prolific in their environment may be a great asset. Ask questions that not only pertain to the company, but also ask and answer why you may be a great asset in being a team player, and a great help in finding solutions.
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Great tips given in this thread for how to write a effective resume. Thanks to all of you for sharing your knowledge.
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