OUR RECRUITERS’ GO-TO TIPS ON BECOMING THE #1 CANDIDATE

  • CONTACT

    Make sure to have your updated contact information at the top of your resume. Be sure to include your current city and state, phone number and email address.

    EXPERIENCE

    List your professional work experiences, starting with the most recent. Include dates of employment, job titles and concise job duties.

    ACHIEVEMENTS

    Write your job duties, career achievements and education clearly and succinctly. Bullet points are a clear, concise way to convey information.

    GRAMMAR

    Check and double-check your resume for grammar and typographical errors. Do not assume that spell checker will catch everything.

    IMAGES

    Be mindful of using images. If you do wish to include an image of yourself, ensure it is a clear and professional headshot.

    SKILLSET

    Always highlight your specific skillset with computer and software programs. Keep any personal traits professional.

HOMEWORK

DO your homework on the company. This shows that you are interested in the company itself, not just a position.

ARRIVAL

DON’T be late to your virtual interview. You should ensure your technology is stationary and properly working ahead of the interview time.

ATTIRE

DO make sure your attire is clean, pressed and appropriate for the interview. A first impression is a lasting impression, even if it’s vurtiually.

ENVIRONMENT

DO maintain a distraction free environment. Ensure your setting is properly lit with minimal background noise.

QUESTIONS

DO come prepared with appropriate interview questions, 3-4 company or job specific questions will show your engagement.

THANK YOU

DO thank your interviewer at the end of the meeting. Take this opportunity to further express your interest in their company.

 

HOMEWORK

DO your homework on the company. This shows that you are interested in the company itself, not just a position.

ARRIVAL

DON’T be late to your interview. Get clear, specific driving instructions, including parking availability, and check traffic well in advance.

ATTIRE

DO make sure your attire is clean, pressed and appropriate for the interview. A first impression is a lasting impression.

RESUME

DO come prepared for the interview. Have extra copies of your resume available as well as a list of professional references, should the interviewer ask for them.

QUESTIONS

DO come prepared with appropriate interview questions, 3-4 company or job specific questions will show your engagement.

THANK YOU

DO thank your interviewer by sending a handwritten thank you note for their time. Take this opportunity to further express your interest in their company.

 

  • ENVIRONMENT

    Describe your ideal work environment?

    STRENGTHS

    What is your biggest strength, and what is your biggest weakness?

    FUTURE

    Where do you see yourself if the next 2, 5, 10 years?

    TIME MANAGEMENT

    How do you handle multiple tasks and projects with overlapping deadlines?

    SKILLS

    Describe the tools and methods used to complete a task in a timely manner?

    SUCCESS

    Describe your biggest success in your career, and what made it so?

What do you feel is the most important aspect of this position?

Do you have a formal training period, and what does that timeframe look like?

What are past significant contributions this role has made for the company?

What does a typical day look like in this position?

What could I do in my first few months that will make me successful in this position?

As a hiring manager, what do you enjoy the most about working for the company?

remember: never ask the interviewer about salary/benefits at the initial interview.

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