HOW TO HANDLE SHORT-TERM EMPLOYMENT ON YOUR RESUME

A resume that is going to achieve maximum effectiveness does not follow a formula. Every applicant has a different set of skills and qualifications and their resumes should be adjusted accordingly. How to handle short-term employment periods can cause headaches for novice resume writers. The fact is that approximately 40% of employees who left their jobs voluntarily did so within 6 months of their start date. Before you decide to include or exclude your short-term employment position within the resume, you need to consider all of the factors. First, consider the overall hole that it will leave on your resume if you remove the position. If you had employment immediately before and after a thr

YOUR RESUME IS ONLY THE FIRST STEP TO SECURING YOUR DREAM JOB

A lot of people believe that once they submit a professional resume, all they need to do is wait for the phone to ring or an e-mail requesting you to interview with them. Unfortunately, it doesn't always happen that way. Don't get discouraged - you have to keep active in your job search rather than becoming passive. Don't Give Up - Follow Up - Keep a spreadsheet of when you sent your resume out. If you have not heard anything in two weeks, send a follow-up letter indicating your continued interest in the company and position. Attach your resume again. Prove to the hiring manager how your skills, knowledge, and abilities align with the company's mission. Educate yourself about their products

Interview Tip - Don't Appear Desperate!

When you interview with the "please, please, please hire me" approach, you appear desperate and less confident. Reflect on the three C's during your interview: cool, calm, and confident. You know you are qualified and can do the job, make sure the interviewer believes you can too.

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