Archive for October, 2007

Writing a Killer CV

If formality didn’t call for it, one could simply start typing out their curriculum vitae and hand it in as if it was a 30-minute pop quiz. However, rarely does that happen and rarely do serious hiring companies or institutions entertain a CV without an excellent cover letter. Therefore, as part of your job application arsenal, you should be able to master the art of cover letter making. There are a lot of areas to consider when making your cover letter. Here are just a couple of ideas that you …

Following Job Application Instructions

Whenever organizations or specific institutions request for a curriculum vitae, you should be careful enough to follow directions or else, your document might simply end up at the end of the stack instead of standing out. There are a lot of things that job applicants take for granted because they simply choose to not follow the directions that have been laid out by the employer. One of the simplest things is when the employer asks you to send in your curriculum vitae through a defined format suc…

Is Your CV Telling The Truth?

It’s not everyday that you see interviewees telling the truth. And the lying doesn’t change that much when you’re trying to put it into writing. There have been statistics by various survey sources such as IRS and IAG that say that curriculum vitaes in the past year have not been entirely truthful. This is a very stark reminder of how interviewees and interviewers alike should handle the truth with care-especially with something so fragile and precious as a CV. CVs are always being prepared when…

Passing the Pre-Employment Test

More and more companies utilize workplace-behavior assessments or what we call pre-employment examinations. Employers typically use assessments to confirm a candidate’s cultural fit or skill competency. Here are some reminders that you should remember when taking such exams.There is no right or wrong answers – This is true especially for personality exams. If you answer honestly and don’t get the job, it means the position wasn’t a good match for you in the first place. However, this does not ap…

Seeking Inspiration in Resume Writing

There are tons of good resources available when it comes to writing a resume. In fact, there are so many such resources and inspirations that it can be confusing for many job seekers. For instance, every person you would ask for advice may tell you something completely different from the another guy whom you sought for the same advice.So who should job seekers listen or refer to when it comes to creating a winning resume? Here are some suggestions:Talk to professionals in your field – Look for s…