How to Get the Job!

Writing a resume can appear intimidating, and going to an interview can be even more so.  This is especially true when you’re young and looking for that first full-time job. I know, because this pretty much describes how I may well feel upon graduation next year.

I only have had two jobs and nothing in a business setting.  So I am somewhat anxious about the whole process of applying to a big company or organization. I decided to do a little research on what makes a good resume and how to have a great interview. This is what I found, and to get more information you can go to the sights listed. 

Some tips for a good resume can be found at Daily Writing Tips. Here are a few that I found helpful.

  1. The point of a resume is to get an interview, not a job. Don’t have your resume go on forever, because it is boring and will make you look desperate.
  2.  Use bullet points and short sentences.
  3. Go over everything twice, and then go over it again. A typo or messy grammar, will decrease your chances of getting an interview.

Here are some tips from Employment Guide, on how to have a good interview.

  1. Do some research on the company you are interviewing with. Go to their website, talk to any employees you know, do everything you can to show up prepared.
  2. Then put that research to work and formulate some of your own questions for the person interviewing you. 
  3. Dress nicely. A suit is normally a safe way to go, a dress is also okay for a woman. Avoid anything that is going to look loud or startling.

Here are some more tips on interviewing from Colorado State University.

  1. Practice going over the typical questions asked in an interview.
  2. In the interview be polite, tactful, and honest.
  3. Finally, after interviewing be sure to send a thank you letter to the interviewer.                                             

About seagirl29

I am currently a student at a University in Florida and studying to receive a major in Communication and a minor in Missions. I have a passion for writing. I also love going on mission trips and watching as the Lord works in unexpected ways.
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