Posts tagged ‘positions’

6 Things to avoid on Your Resume

Yahoo! Finance shares some resume blunders.

 

1. Short-term jobs.

Mentioning short term jobs could indicate you are noncommittal and flighty. For short term jobs or consulting arrangements, you can add them into a section for one year. For consulting arrangements, make sure it’s clear in your resume that it was not a full-time, permanent position.

 

2. Job experience that doesn’t relate.

 

It is better to leave out irrevalent job experience, but if you are low on work experience, find ways to connect the unrelated work to what you want to do. You might be surprised to find that some of the skills you learned will translate for the job you want

 

3. Every responsibility you had at a job.

 

Please mention only those responsibilities in the earlier profile, relevant to the job you’re applying for. The interviewer will be able to better understand your capabilities and experience for the new profile.

 

4. References.

 

While you don’t have to include the list of references with your resume, it is important that you have and will provide references when it comes to that point in the interview process.

 

 

5. Hobbies.

 

Your Hobbies can create a positive or negative impression on the interviewer. Do not list a hobby that does not relates to the job you want and it’s not covered in your job experience.

 

6. Why you left a job.

 

Sharing this information on a resume could easily cast you in a negative light. This can be better discussed in person in an interview.

How to spot a great candidate

(Inc) While most candidates ask questions to look smart, Great candidates ask questions because they’re evaluating you, your company–and whether they really want to work for you.

 

The bulls eye questions top candidates ask:

 

What do you expect me to accomplish in the first 60 to 90 days?

 

They are the ones who want to want to make a difference–right away. They don’t want to spend weeks or months “getting to know the organization.”

 

What are the common attributes of your top performers?

 

Great candidates also want to be great long-term employees. Every organization is different, and so are the key qualities of top performers in those organizations.

 

Great candidates want to know if they can fit in and be a top performer.

 

What are a few things that really drive results for the company?

 

Employees are investments, and every employee should generate a positive return on his or her salary. They want to know what works to solve problems and helping the company succeed.

 

What do employees do in their spare time?

 

Great candidates usually have other job options. They want to know if they will have good colleagues and can fit in the organisation. After all happy employees are better employees.

 

How do you plan to deal with…?

 

Great candidates hope for growth and advancement. They want to know what you plan to do in case of a major challenge: technological changes, competitors entering the market, shifting economic trends and how they will fit into those plans.