Recruitment Statistics that you should know!
The typical time taken by a Recruiter to skim through each resume. A second look and deeper reading is trigged only if something interesting is found in the first look.
Number of Resumes received for a typical Corporate job. Out of these, about 4 to 6 candidates get the interview call and usually only one is selected.
Percentage of job seekers who find job hunting to be among the most stressful events in life.
Five Tips for a Successful Resume
Here are 5 pointers that you should keep in mind to write a resume that could get you an interview!
Use a traditional font & layout
This is not where you go crazy with fancy fonts and colors; keep it simple and easy for the person reading it. Use black type against white paper.
Keep it Short
Purpose of the resume is to generate an interest to schedule further discussions; don't make it your biography!
Do you know that recruiters typically use keywords to search for suitable resumes from the bunch of resumes they’d have received? This is true to a large extent with Applicant Tracking Systems too. Research your target jobs and find the most recurring phrases or keywords and efficiently use them in your resume.
List out your most relevant achievements and don't overdo it.
Read and re-read your resume multiple times. If possible, have it reviewed by someone knowledgeable in the industry.
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Ace your Interview
Five Tips to make the best of your Interview
Research well about the company and role before the interview.
There is plenty of information available over the internet, make good use of it. You should know what industry the company is in, their competitors, key products/services, some recent events/achievements etc. Connect with your acquaintances, use sites like http://www.glassdoor.com/ , find out what the employees in this company do in the role. Use this information to generate a more engaging discussion.
Avoid flashy dressing; what you wear should be clean and neatly pressed. Learn about the culture of the company and dress accordingly. While a new-age startup might feel alright about a candidate appearing in a t-shirt and pair of jeans, a big corporation would mostly expect their candidates to wear a dress shirt and matching pair of trousers. Wearing business casuals are the safest option, unless you are interviewing for a very senior role where you are expected to turn up in a suit. Little or minimal jewelry is the norm; avoid too much of perfume too.
Arrive on time or better yet, a little early
This shows that you are serious about the interview and value their time. Arriving late for an interview would seriously reduce your chances, unless of course you have a very valid reason. In such case, make sure to call up the company and inform them that you are running late. Be sure to apologize for the delay once you meet them.
Be ready with some examples
During any interview, there comes a stage where you would be talking about your strengths or USP. Rather than merely stating your strengths, it would make a much lasting impression if you would narrate a situation where you successfully used them.
And finally, Interview is not a question & answer session – Period !!
An interview is not only about your knowledge of the subject; your overall personality also is being assessed. This includes your communication skills (verbal and non-verbal), general knowledge, attitude and aptitude. Make it an engaging discussion by asking appropriate questions at the right time.
It is alright to be nervous in a job interview; this is because you are genuinely interested in the job. Just make sure to not overdo it.