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.
- 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.
- Use bullet points and short sentences.
- 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.
- 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.
- Then put that research to work and formulate some of your own questions for the person interviewing you.
- 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.
- Practice going over the typical questions asked in an interview.
- In the interview be polite, tactful, and honest.
- Finally, after interviewing be sure to send a thank you letter to the interviewer.