Why do you Need a Great Resume?

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A great resume helps you to capture a potential employer’s immediate attention, in a world, more so in the corporate, where first impressions count.

A resume is basically an advertisement – one which helps you present an overview of your qualifications. A great resume sums up all of your experience and credentials in about one to two pages. Research indicates that only 6 to 30 seconds is the time taken by recruiters to go through the resume. Hence, presentation and content become vital when it comes to writing a great resume. A candidate, armed with a great resume, can certainly differentiate themselves into being a potential employee from among those tossed into the file of not deemed fit.

“No one remembers you for standing in the crowd. But they do remember you for standing out of it” – Eddie Harris

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Cover letters – What makes a good one?

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With increased competitiveness in today’s job market, the onus to “market” oneself has become all the more necessary. And to create such a good first impression, cover letters are the most important tool (literally) to have in one’s arsenal. A cover letter, coupled with a resume, helps to provide additional information about the applicant’s skills and experience.  More specifically, it provides the information that is not mentioned on the resume.

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Resume Types – Functional and Chronological Resume

Resume Types

Knowing about the different resume types available today can help candidates to highlight themselves in the best light possible. In addition, this can also go a long way in assisting interviewers to identify and separate suitable candidates from the rest of the crowd. Remember, your achievements are only as good as your resume. Sorry to break your illusion, but that is how it is. Just as a proper resume type can boost your chances of getting hired, a poor resume can certainly, usually, put a severe dent on it.

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Decoding Non-Verbal Cues in an Interview

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They say that answering all the questions while effectively selling yourself in the interview can fetch you the job. But little do people know that merely answering the questions is never enough to get you hired. While it is imperative to articulate properly, an interview comprises of several other aspects as well which can make a world of a difference between pass and fail. And this is where non-verbal cues come into the picture.Continue reading →

Leveraging Your LinkedIn Profile to the Fullest! – Part 2

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LinkedIn, as it rightly proclaims itself as “the world’s largest professional network”, is a valuable tool in reaching out professionally to those you’ve worked with in the past. Fusing the realm of social media with the job market, LinkedIn is an innovative concept that helps you go beyond just the resume. There are so many features like connections, recommendations, endorsements, multimedia attachments/links, posts by thought leaders in your industry – you name it!

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Leverage Your LinkedIn Profile to the Fullest! – Part 1

LinkedIn Profile

Your LinkedIn profile is like your ad in the world newspaper. It is a place to project your “best self”, and any possible opportunity – whether it’s a job offer, a business deal or a consulting gig – could find you.

In this post we’re going to discuss creating that best ad for yourself – a part of it has been covered in our previous article – and today we’ll talk about utilizing your LinkedIn profile to its full capacity.

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Selling Yourself Effectively in an Interview

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good resume will get you called in for an interview. But it is the interview that can fetch you the job. An interview is not just a conversation to discuss a potential opportunity with a prospective employer – it is also about positioning yourself for the job. 

So, how to get that right? How to demonstrate that you stand apart from the competition?

It is by honing this skill of “Selling yourself!”. 

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