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.

PlacementIndia.Com – Blogs Release October 2011

Communication Mantra: Improve Your Body Language
Body Language speaks volumes about an individual’s overall persona. In most job interviews, it is the body language of the candidate, which is given paramount importance. A lax body language makes a negative impression and shows an acute lack of confidence.[...]

Some Important Tips For Telephonic Interview
Telephonic Interview is fast gaining prominence for hiring in the globalized world. It is an effective way of communicating in the scenario where distance proves to be a hindrance for the job seekers and the employers alike.[...]

Perfect Partner For Your Job Search: The Internet
With the rapidly growing economy, job opportunities are in abundance. Every sector in the economy is replete with myriad job prospects for all and sundry. However, searching for the right job profile that suits your skill set and compliments your talent is cumbersome at times due to many preferences and many options.[...]

Tips To Write A Cover Letter
First impression is believed to be the final impression. Hence, a cover letter is the most important aspect of a candidate’s CV. It is an effective way of introducing a person to potential employers and putting forth their candidacy for the desired position.[...]

Vastu For Success In Studies
Vastu Shastra is a practice that is being widely followed by the masses, to usher prosperity and happiness in their lives. In fact, Vastu advice is also considered indispensable for a successful career. Vastu has many proven benefits and many people vouch for the fact.[...]

A Problematic “Experience” For Freshers…..
Will I get my dream job with no experience? How can I get the experience to avail a good opportunity? Where can I apply? This is a common dilemma every newbie in the industry is having these days. Where to start from and how to reach the target job, is the main concern of every[...]

Jittery Before Your Interview? Follow These Tips
Interview is a crucial phase for every person who dreams of getting a good job and thus, everyone strives for a perfect interview. Some get through it and some fail to win over the interviewer due to many reasons. But it is disheartening when despite having the right skills and experience, one fails because of lacking in other areas.[...]

Tips To Write A Cover Letter

First impression is believed to be the final impression. Hence, a cover letter is the most important aspect of a candidate’s CV. It is an effective way of introducing a person to potential employers and putting forth their candidacy for the desired position. Employers usually look for innovative and thoughtfully written cover letters, by prospective job seekers. It is easy to identify from the cover letter itself, whether a person is interested for the concerned job, or whether he lacks the basic skills required.

When it comes to the cover letter, the intricate things usually make a huge difference. Few important things that a prospective candidate must keep in mind are the format and the presentation of the cover letter, writing custom cover letters, choosing the appropriate type of cover letter, and cover letter examples and templates. There are various forms of cover letters for different job profiles and employers. One must be cautious before opting for a cover letter as it reflects how one is applying for the job or the type of job search assistance one requires. The cover letter must be to the point and specifically for the purpose for the position, one seeks.

Cover letters can be of myriad types, which may include application letters, referral cover letters, inquiry letters, prospecting letters, and many more to apply or inquire about jobs. Here are a few important points that need to be kept in mind before drafting a cover letter:

  • Review Cover Letter Examples
  • Start From a Cover Letter Template
  • Format Your Cover Letter
  • Write a Custom Cover Letter
  • Write a Personalized Cover Letter
  • Address Your Cover Letter

One must always remember that a cover letter provides the first glimpse of the candidate’s personality and hence, it must be innovative and must catch the employers’ attention. The above stated points, if kept in mind, will assist you in designing an eye catching cover letter, which will ensure favorable results.

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