Archive for January, 2008

CV Checklist

If you’re one of those people who describe a curriculum vitae as a very long and tedious resume, then you’re quite right about it. It’s one of the things that you need to know thoroughly before you step out into the real world and start applying to different companies. One of the things that you need to know about a curriculum vitae is that it is totally different from the make-up of a normal resume. It is important to know all of the vital information that should be contained in your curriculum…

How to Make a Good Impression at a Job Interview

After several days of waiting, you have learned that a potential employer is inviting you for an interview. This gives you an opportunity to sell yourself and hope you could connect with the interview in order to cinch the job. Creating a good impression and rapport towards your interviewer is more than just dressing sharply, wearing polished shoes, or being polite. It actually starts from the moment you step into the office.Here are some suggestions on how you would be able to “click” with the …

Preventing Feuds in the Family Business

The ups and downs, as well as joys and sorrows, a business owner faces can be dramatically amplified and multiplied when he is running a family business. Several top family companies like Gucci are known to have a long history of internal fighting among family members dealing with problems ranging from who should take the lead to when the family head should retire. This is why family businesses are usually perceived as having a poor survival rate.However, a successful family business doesn’t mea…

Common Faults with CV's

The HR managers in the interview department have their own versions of CVs that they would like to forget. Imagine receiving curriculum vitae that simply reek of half-truths and embarrassing inclusions. Most of the people who write curriculum vitae for the first time fall into either one of two categories. They either err on the side of bravado or on the side of fear. This article would like to focus on the former. The job applicant who is guilty of these errors is somewhat like a driver who sim…