Tips On Writing a Resume to Get a Promotion

The first and foremost requirement, when looking for a change of job profile and establishment on works for, it is very essential to get your resume in line. For recruiters, the one document that establishes the credibility at one glance is the nature and competence of a resume. Hence, it becomes very crucial to make a resume credible, and up to the mark for all kinds of port folios. The basic requirements of all kinds of resumes or curriculum vitae are similar, but in order to give your resume that extra edge, and make it stand out, one can make several simple changes, which can effectively raise the standard of the content in it.

Points To Remember While Writing A Resume
A summary is the introduction of your career so far and a brief on the kind of job opportunities you are looking for. The companies where you apply for a job, at any post, can either be offering what you need or not, and this part of the resume will help them get a chance to experience your confidence in terms of ambitions and goals.

  • Your work experience is what comes next and is responsible for the showcase of whatever work you may have done in your designated field. This part of the resume is meant for the recruiters to find reasons for hiring you. This section needs to carry the responsibilities you may have undertaken while at your current or previous job and your areas of forte.
  • Also, the level of education, special trainings, learning programs you have taken in your designated fields, should be mentioned well, so as to highlight the edge you have over other applicants. One may have a sound qualification, but not mentioning the same, in the apt way can make the degrees go waste as well.
  • Your goals and reasons for a promotion should be mentioned well in your resume, so that the recruiters get a clear idea of the kind of work you want to take up.
  • Be concise in your content. Also, no ambiguities are welcome by recruiters as they require clear-cut statements from applicants.

There are also services of Resume Writing, offered by professionals, and these writers help shape your resume the best possible manner. These services are usually cost-effective, useful and take care of every kind of requirements of clients, with regard to the content to be mentioned in a resume.

Tips For Freshers To Find A Good Job

Are you a fresher looking for the first job of your life? Wondering how to find that perfect job you dream about? Well, in this era of globalization and fast-paced internet, job hunting has become much easier thing than before. The two main tasks that help in finding a Good Job Opportunity are a proper understanding of the job market and understanding yourself. Unless and until you have a fair-idea about what you are actually looking for and whether it is a reasonable quest in the corresponding job market, you will not be able to find a job that suits your sensibilities.

Resume Is The First Step
The first thing you must do is to prepare a proper resume that highlights your strengths and achievements. You should make your resume up-to-dated and error-free. You must also remember not to resort to any lies in your resume and furnish information that can only be substantiated with authentic documents.

Try Networking
You can do your own little version of networking by asking friends, family relatives and acquaintances who might have an opening at their workplace.  Besides, providing information about job openings they might also provide you with valuable leads that might come in help in the near future.

Volunteering Can Do The Trick
Sometimes companies recruit volunteers rather than taking-in new employers instantly. Grab that chance and give your best, displaying your commitment and talent. Later you can always include this volunteering experience in your resume to catch the interviewer’s eye.

Prepare For The Interview Day
You must make maximum utilization of that few minutes you get in front of the interviewer as it is the key to your getting the particular job in the company. Prepare for the probable and common questions beforehand but don’t make it sound ‘prepared’ on the D-day. Presenting yourself properly in the interview is another plus point that can help you make the final cut.

Armed with a well-written resume, the right skills and confidence, you can surely make the cut and land in the job of your dreams soon. So follow these tips and get set to chase your dreams!

How to Find Employment in the Executive Field

Finding an executive post in an organization is dream of every job seeker. Today there are many ways to get executive jobs but a job seeker has to be careful to choose the right ways of getting employed in executive field. The job seekers have to work with sheer hard work and take the right steps, at the right time and in the right direction.

Now, let us steer toward the steps that the job searcher must keep in mind for latching onto an executive position.

Prepare a Striking Resume   
Resume should be prepared with maximal care. Every detail must be carefully crosschecked and clearly mentioned in your resume before presenting it for the perusal of the recruiters and employers. Job seekers should enlist all the points in their resume that would help in making them the best choice for the executive post of the firm. In resume you should incorporate some information about extracurricular accomplishments along with academic achievements and prior job experience. If needed you can avail resume making services in which experts prepare your resume and make it highly presentable.

Register on Placement Portals  
If you haven’t registered on any recruitment portal, you are ignoring excellent job offers for executive post. These placement portals are the most effective way to get an executive post in any organization. Job seekers get unlimited offers through these placement portals.

Enroll with an Executive Search Firm
Job seekers should enroll themselves with an executive search firm. These executive search firms assure job seekers to receive a call within one business day after submitting their resume. They will charge you nominal amount for their services.

Strengthen Social Networking
Networking with friends, relatives, ex colleagues, college mates etc., brighten the chance to get an executive job. Remain active on internet social networks, forums and professional groups, these active contacts help greatly to get an executive job.

Procedure to Search Job Effectively that would Result in a Successful Career

Generally, it has been observed that there is neither lack of talent nor paucity of opportunity but the talented job seekers still struggle to secure great jobs in this cut throat competition prevailing in the job market. As the prospects of recession looms over the future of the young and talented, it is necessary for job seekers to know tricks of the trade. An attempt has been made to compile a list of points, which the job seeker should keep in mind while grappling with unemployment and recession and getting hold of the golden opportunity.

  • Clear Your Head
    Be clear as to what you really want. Several job seekers cannot decide the type of job which they want and hence, end up slipping great opportunities. You should know what type of job has to be targeted. This is generally the most crucial phase in the life of the job seeker where he/she should be able to do self-introspection and analysis of his/her own passion. Once the career goal is set, then you can go ahead with finding the job.
  •  Formulate a Strategy
    Once you are clear within yourself as to what type of job you would like to do, then it would be followed by preparing a plan to search the desired job. The plan to grab your dream job will generally account you to prepare a strategy wherein you would be selling your brand. Define your Unique Selling Proposition (USP), which would differentiate you from the rest of the job applicants. Be clear that your brand contributes in the company’s value addition process. Then only chances of grabbing your desired job will get rife.
  •  Dress Properly for an Interview
    As a job seeker you have to be presentable. Dress properly and formally for the interview and keep in mind that the first impression is the last impression. So make a positive impact at the onset of the interview. You should communicate with the interviewer with aplomb and should maintain an eye contact. Present valid facts to the interviewer and never belie. Remember that honesty is the best policy.

In the end, enshrine in your mind that hope is the most important element in the mental resume of a job seeker. You should never stop leaning on the wall plastered with hope and positivity. Their presence is indispensable if you need to secure the job that you have always dreamt of.

Some Resume Facts That, Employers Will Never Check

The first thing that a job seeker is asked for is his/her resume. Special emphasis should be laid while preparing a resume in order to make it interesting and at the same time effective. What problems do you generally face while making a C.V.?- assembling the facts in a logical manner, making the resume interesting, restricting yourself to a set format. We are showing you a right direction in terms of attracting employers by choosing a skewed path that carries some fabricated facts.

Omit unnecessary information: The person conducting the recruitment process has to go through several resumes every day. If he sees a resume full of information that may or may not be important for him, he might ignore it. So, what should you do to avoid such situation? You must avoid giving all the details about your earlier jobs. A resume can be made specific by omitting the irrelevant information about your previous jobs.

Take Credit For Your Team Success: If you have worked in a team that has performed really well and made immense profits, there is no harm in taking credit for it. The employer doesn’t have much time to get back to the previous company and get details of your projects.

Love The Job You Were In : Always pretend that you loved the job you are currently working in or have left in order. This will give them an impression you just want to step up the ladder and are not in grave need of a job.

Manipulate About Your Position in the Earlier Job : Show that you were very important for your company and held a prominent place there. This will add to your credibility and will ensure the recruiter’s interest in you.

Portray A Pseudo Image : If you frame your resume on the lines of how a recruiter will like it to be, it will be of great help. So you must change your way of thinking while writing a resume rather come up with a false image. Portray yourself as another person that a recruiter will love to meet and employ.

Showcase Yourself As a Marvel : Portray that you follow strict job ethics and this should be a highlight of your resume. Recruiters like to employ those who strictly adhere to rules and regulations.

By addition of such facts your resume will become catchy and will lure the recruiters towards you. These tips will help a job seeker to frame an ideal resume that will fetch him a desired job.

PlacementIndia.Com – Blogs Release March 2012

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One-On-Many Panel Interview

People going for the interview may have to face a hot boiler-like situation, when a panel of interviewers is waiting to welcome them. Facing a panel with all the interviewers together is not an easy task as it puts one under immense pressure. It is like confronting, accepting and dodging several viewpoints at the same time. Nowadays many companies opt for panel interview while undertaking the recruitment process, but why is it preferred and what exactly does it involve?

Why Panel Interview?

  • From the companies’ perspective
    • The real self of the interviewer emerges in the process of extensive interviewing.
    • It saves time: It is a part of the time management strategy for a company, to bring all the interviewers together to meet the interviewee in a single session, rather than fixing individual session with each interviewer.
  • From the perspective of the applicants
    • Less time consuming: Get a chance to meet the company professionals in one go, and understand how they work as a team.

But, generally it is quite stressful for the applicants to face the panel. Some tips to come out of the panel interview with flying colors include:

  • Ask the HR Recruiter about the company’s interview agenda.
  • Gain information about the company, before coming for the interview. Do research to gain information about each panel member.
  • Maintain eye contact with every member in the panel while answering. Make initial eye contact with the person asking the question, then include all.
  • Come prepared for the obvious questions like, “Tell me something about yourself”. Your answers should present different aspects of your personality. Remember that you have to impress everyone.
  • Answer behavioral questions honestly. As there are people with different viewpoints, so there are chances that you can be cross checked.

The key to successfully facing a panel interview lies in coming prepared and facing the panel with confidence. The panel interview should be taken as an opportunity for the job seekers to prove themselves valuable to the company in a single meet to many members of the company.

Interview Tips For Freshers

Have you just finished your graduation? Are you really eager to grab your first job? If yes, then you are sailing in the same boat like many lakhs of freshers are. No doubt it is an exciting feeling which almost every college graduate has inside his/her mind. But at the same time it is not a child’s play. Job search is usually very stressful and time consuming task. Even if you are lucky enough to get an interview call, there is still a long way to go. Here are some basic guidelines to help you prepare for the same:

Relax And Prepare
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Research Well
You have to do some research before you go for the interview. For instance your research questions can be:

  • What are the major products the particular company deals in?
  • What are some simple statistics, earnings and workers?
  • What is the framework of the organization?

These questions can help you to develop better understanding about the organization. Also it will help you to give a good impression about yourself to the interviewer.

Establish Connection
Try out to establish some sort of connection with the interviewer. Usually interviewers get bored and tired after interviewing several candidates in one day. This way your interviewer would be impressed with your storytelling skills. This connection will surely help you to stand out among your competitors.

Preparing for the interview is a highly important task. Its importance gets even tripled when you are a fresher and hardly have any job experience. So it is important for you to first have confidence since it assists you to win the interviewer over.

PlacementIndia.Com – Blogs Release December 2011

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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.

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