PlacementIndia.Com – Blogs Release December 2011

Do The Right Things To Get Interview Calls
Do you have the required skills for an aspiring job but still fail to get interview calls? Do you update your CV regularly and yet don’t get any calls for interview? Have you ever tried to find out why this happens? For getting an answer to these questions along with the right solutions[...]

Common Mistakes Of Psychometric Testing
During the hiring process, companies select candidates by using the objective psychometric test to make the interview process easier and more accurate. Due to the fact that psychometric test can make the most relaxed applicants panicky, candidates end up committing common mistakes out of sheer nervousness.[...]

Don’t Get Stuck At The Job Search Stage
Searching for a job is just a beginning. It is just like giving an initiation to a flight which will take off for proper career growth. But if people don’t organize and plan well for their job search, then their effort is sure to go waste. Mentioned here are some steps to come out of job search stage with flying colors.[...]

Qualities To Impress Your Employer
In order to be successful in your career, it is important to understand your employer. What the employer wants from an employee is difficult to judge, as it depends upon different variables. The employer’s demand differs with the job profile and the field of work. But, there are some of the qualities which an employee must have for all types of job.[...]

Essentials For A Great Resume!
What separates a good resume from the great? Basically, a resume is a tool with one specific purpose: To present an accurate profile in front of a recruiter and get shortlisted for a position. If it achieves the same, it works; if it doesn’t, it is surely not an effective resume.[...]

How To Prepare Effective Resume And Cover Letter?
Drafting technical resumes can be challenging for both fresh graduates aspiring to enter the booming IT industry and well-experienced IT experts with rich work history and a long list of projects. What are the important factors to be taken into consideration while preparing a technical resume?[...]

Tips To Newbies For A Successful Career
Have you recently joined the organization of your dreams? Are you planning to start working just as your degree completes? Do you want to get noticed in your workplace as soon as you join? Have you been thinking of the right way to start a flourishing career? If your answer to any of the above mentioned questions is yes[...]

What Do The Employers Seek?
It is indeed a question that all the job seekers ponder upon at least once in their lifetime. In fact, many a times even those who have been working in an organization for a long time get unsure about what do their employers really wants. This write up is a must read for all those who are facing[...]

How To Prepare Effective Resume And Cover Letter?

Drafting technical resumes can be challenging for both fresh graduates aspiring to enter the booming IT industry and well-experienced IT experts with rich work history and a long list of projects. What are the important factors to be taken into consideration while preparing a technical resume? What is the importance of an IT job application, and how should it be created?

Here Is A List Of The Must -Haves In An IT Resume:

  • Focus On Past Results:
    Recruitment experts suggest that a candidate applying to IT jobs should mention certifications and achievements in terms of results to make it more impactful.
  • Cover Letter:
    The most common predicament among candidates is whether to include a cover letter in their job application or not. Well, a cover letter basically speaks on your behalf and increases your chances of securing an interview.
  • Skills:
    List IT skills under a separate category naming ‘Technical Expertise’. Highlight your main area indicating your aptness for the job you are seeking. Also provide the interviewer with information about your future potential under the same heading.
    Technical skills would include skills related to hardware, software, operating systems, networks, programming tools etc. Details of successfully completed projects, of which the candidates were a part, must be included.
  • Achievements:
    Candidates must mention awards won or letters of appreciation received, along with the overall impact of one’s contribution towards the company’s growth.
  • Work History:
    In an industry where technical expertise rules, it is highly essential that an IT resume details qualitative work output, along with enhanced learning in previously held roles.

Writing an effective resume takes planning as well as completing a thorough self-assessment. A carefully thought out resume will increase your chances of getting that all important interview. So organize your information in a logical manner and keep descriptions clear and to the point, including all your work experience to get the job opportunity.

PlacementIndia.Com – Blogs Release November 2011

Why Are Older Employees Preferred Over Freshers?
There has always been a debate between hiring older employees and freshers. Who should be given preference? This question often lurks in recruiter’s mind. Nowadays, many older employees are coming up for jobs and are proving successful in bagging a new job for themselves. Older people get chances majorly because Freshers lack in experience.[...]

Behavior At Corporate Workplace
Entering a corporate work place is easy, but to work in corporate environment is a challenge that you need to take head on. People, who are new to the corporate world, need to know certain rules and regulations to excel in this field. When you start going to a corporate workplace, you tend to enjoy the working style and people around you.[...]

Does a 9 to 5 Job Keep Ticking Your Mind?
Do you find yourself caught in the web of daily work routine? If yes, then you need to take a pause and revise certain important things. It is not a right approach to treat each working day as just another day of a week and get satisfied by monthly pay cheque. In this course, you are unknowingly loosing the track of your overall career picture.[...]

Online Job Portal, An Elevator To Success!
With the entry of internet in the arena of recruitments, job searching has become much easier. The online job portals have made it easier for the unemployed and the employed to get exciting opportunities. These portals provide the best available options so that people can grab their dream job from different sectors in the market.[...]

Ways To Handle Various Kinds Of Interviews!
Do you have any clue about the various types of Interviews you might have to face while seeking a job? Yes! There are different kinds of Interviews, depending upon the job as well as the hiring Company. These comprises of varied questions along with different techniques of asking questions.[...]

Bridge Your Employment Gap!
Large employment gaps in your curriculum vitae are very dangerous. And this goes equally for both- the employee as well as the employer. No matter what all the reasons are, the majority of employers will right away dismiss these resumes, giving no second thought. This may seem hard to digest and unfair, but it is[...]

Is it a Good Time for a Job Change?
Changing a job for most of the people is a cumbersome task. The people who are employed wish to change their job but are not able to decide when. It may sound weird but people generally wish to know the right time when they could search for a job or carry out a job change.[...]

Some Guidelines For Writing An Impressive Cover Letter
A cover letter is the first thing your recruiter comes across. So it should be effective enough to make a difference between you and other candidates. Writing a cover letter for the resume is quite a challenging task as it highlights the key points in your resume. You might come across some confusing questions like[...]

Some Guidelines For Writing An Impressive Cover Letter

A cover letter is the first thing your recruiter comes across. So it should be effective enough to make a difference between you and other candidates. Writing a cover letter for the resume is quite a challenging task as it highlights the key points in your resume. You might come across some confusing questions like what to include and how to write. An impressive cover letter explains your interest in the profile and the company. It also presents your skills and experiences in brief.

You may follow these simple guidelines and techniques for writing a proper cover letter.

  • The very first step is to tell the employer about the post or profile of the job you are seeking. The employer should be well informed about your interest for a specific position.
  • Avoid using “I” and focus on the employer.
  • Do not exceed you cover letter by one page. It should be short and precise.
  • Try covering all the important points from your resume.
  • Try to use an innovative way for salutation. Do not stick to the old pattern.
  • Double check before sending it to the employer to avoid any mistakes.

How to write the Opening Paragraph?

  • Your opening paragraph should grab the reader’s attention.
  • Mention and discuss the position you are applying for.
  • Highlight the main points, which you are going to discuss further.

How to start the body of the Cover Letter?

  • Put more emphasis on your qualification and accomplishments.
  • Explain how you can be beneficial for the company.
  • Be specific and do not generalize facts.
  • You can provide some examples regarding your achievements.

How to sum up your Cover Letter?

  • Ask for an interview and try to set up a possible date when you are available
  • Tell them that you will keep a contact rather than asking them to contact you.
  • Thank them in the end for considering you.

“Simplicity is the best policy”. So, be simple with your ideas and customize your cover letter by following the above-mentioned guidelines and techniques.

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