Your resume should be a marketing tool designed to sell your skills and strengths, not merely provide a chronological employment history. Ensure that your resume is well-organized, with clear, short headlines and bullets to call out relevant information. Go beyond job descriptions to list important achievements and qualifications. For each point, ask yourself what benefit you provided for your employer. When possible, quantify your accomplishments. Assume that the first person to view your resume will look at it very briefly, so make sure the most important details are presented prominently near the beginning. If you make it past the initial review, expect the next round to be a more thorough examination, so proofread your resume carefully to avoid any embarrassing mistakes or inconsistencies.
Everyone knows to dress for success, but effective interview preparation requires more than the right wardrobe. Take the time to prepare for your interview. Study the company and the position, and practice your responses to traditional interview questions. Be authentic, upbeat and confident. Answer questions briefly and clearly, and position yourself as a valuable asset who understands the company culture and goals. Body language is important: use good posture, eye contact and active listening. Stay positive, and avoid the trap of saying negative things about past work experiences — focus instead on what you learned and what you contributed while you were there. At the end of the interview, show interest by asking about next steps in the process and the timetable in which they expect to make a decision.
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