How to have a successful interview and resume to show to potential employers
Before applying to a job, the smart thing to do would to already have a resume made. It may seem a little daunting and mysterious because what actually goes on a resume? What shouldn’t or should be included? How long should it be? Who should be apart of my references? But making a resume is simple. It’s a quick one document full of information about yourself, most of it is superficial and not very personal, because you are showcasing your skills not your personality that’s what the interview is for.
Your resume should hold your basic information about yourself, like name, address, cellphone number, and email, make sure its business appropriate and not some email you made when you were ten, as a header. Then you should continue with your work experience. If you have no previous job experience try going back to some old babysitting jobs or the time you did some yard work and mention what you learned from that job. but if you had previous job experience avoid those or if it really helps for the job you are going for include it.
After that, talk about your school efforts and some awards that have been given to you, but don’t mention anything trivial or something from elementary school and school is a great way to get some references if you don’t have any. Talk to any teachers that you have shown your work ethic and will definitely put in a good word for you.
On the topic of references, never use family members. It’s completely bias and does not look professional. As said before use an old teacher of yours or an old coach. Potential employers don’t always call your references but always make sure the people you put as your references know that you put them down for it.
A key thing is to keep your resume on one page. If it exceed that they won’t even look past the first page. Keep it simple and clean because even though it’s tempting to put comic sans as your main fonts stick with the more traditional like Times New Roman, Arial, and Helvetica.
Now after you turn in your resume, then comes the interview. The environment of the interview is different for all employers. Wear something you would go out to eat dinner with your grandparents. Nothing too revealing, no ripped jeans or muscle tanks.
Remember to stay calm and be honest in your interview. Now after you turn in your resume, then comes the interview. The environment of the interview is different for all employers.
Wear something you would go out to eat dinner with your grandparents. Nothing too revealing, no ripped jeans or muscle tanks.
Remember to stay calm and be honest in your interview.