Category Archives: Employment Secrets
Your cover letter is the best place for you to elaborate on things that your resume doesn’t demonstrate as why you are the best candidate and why you are the one need to be called for an interview. Perhaps writing your cover letter is as important as your resume because it compliments and works as the primary support document. Your aim here is to get the hiring manager’s attention to read your cover letter which is a summary page serving as an introduction to your resume. Then, making the reader want to read more about you in the attached resume. According to survey, the hiring manager’s spend only 20 seconds to review your documents. With that in mind you need to know the secrets to a successful cover letter, to get this person to look at your resume. The followings are some secrets for you to implement and format into your cover letter, and grab interviewer’s interest to grant you an interview.
Over the years, employers have organized all sorts of ways to “weed” out, job applicants in an effort to define as who is best fit for a job. A lot has changed from the days when the interviewers could ask anything they wanted to. With changes in laws regarding discrimination, new ways were developed to make decision on candidates. One of those ways is called Behavioral interviewing and the truth is you may not even know you are in this type of interview.
Like for any interview, you must prepare. You still need to go through the normal preparation such as researching the company, financial information, products, culture, etc. You can get most of this from the company’s web site. Subsequently you have the name of the hiring manger, do an internet search on him/her. Sometimes you can learn a lot about the person you will be interviewing with and possibly companies do the same thing on you too. You may want to do a search on yourself especially if you have a unique name to find out information about you. But if your name is Mary Stewart, you probably do not have anything to worry about.
What do employers look for in prospective job seekers? That is the question that lot of Job seekers like to know. The secret formula to be successful with the prospective employers, could be different for every job seekers. Conversely, there are some universally known skills that employers look for in all job seekers, regardless if the job seeker applies for a management position or a clerical job. In this article we would list these skills and once you understand these soft skills, you would be able to improve them easily. If you want to be among the successful job seekers, it is necessary for you to know what employers are looking for and improve your weaknesses. The following are some of the critical employable skills, and if you like to know and identify them continue reading.