While effective resumes get you in the door...successful interviewing skills keep you there.
Interviews grant you the opportunity to do in-person what your resume did on paper: sell yourself and market your skills to a potential employer.
Don't Rely on the Interviewer The person conducting the interview may not always be a good interviewer; they may never have been taught how to properly conduct an interview, they may be having a bad day, or may be up against a deadline.
In the end, you don't really know so don't leave it up to the interviewer to ask you the "right questions" and give you the opportunity to get the vital points of your career and achievements across.
Instead, PREPARE for your answers (do not memorize) but review or outline the key points you want to verbalize during the interview.
Know What Points You Want to Emphasize This means doing your homework.
Lavender, president of Morgan/Webber Inc., an executive search and consulting firm in Massapequa, N. Mistake #5: Irrelevant Information Recruiters and HR specialists agree that listing personal information isn't appropriate or necessary on an executive resume, and including your photograph is the worst offense of all.
Written by Kim Kovach Original Publication Source: National Business Employment Weekly From the Publishers of the Wall Street Journal Jim Pallouras was a senior executive at a national retailer based in the Northeast when he was laid off as part of a downsizing last year.
He'd joined the company after leaving the military, worked his way up the ladder and took pride in his contributions as the retailer expanded nationally. Pallouras sat down to update his resume for the first time in years, he was faced with the challenge of condensing a 30-year career full of achievements into an effective one - to two-page document. " He started by listing every important aspect of his life dating back to the 1960's including every job title he'd held at his former employer, as well as his accomplishments from high school through the Army.
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