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Resume Writing Tips

How should I present my resume?

If you’re sending a cover letter and resume, keep the whole document to a three-page maximum, one for the cover letter and two for the resume. Your history and education should be listed from newest to oldest so recruiters can easily trace a timeline of your activities.

A PDF is a good way to send your resume, that way you don’t have to worry about formatting issues. If you can’t make a PDF, send your file as a Word document. Handing your resume over in person is preferred, and suggested, if it’s possible.

Cover Letter

Not every job needs a cover letter every time.

  • If you’re applying for a permanent position, your application should have a cover letter.
  • If you’re applying for a temporary position, you probably don’t need one.

A cover letter is a helpful tool for giving the recruiter a better picture of what you’re looking for. It shouldn’t be too long, as often they’ll only be skimmed anyways, but they should do a good job of grabbing attention and getting your point across clearly.

A cover letter is a helpful tool for giving the recruiter a better picture of what you’re looking for. It shouldn’t be too long, as often they’ll only be skimmed anyways, but they should do a good job of grabbing attention and getting your point across clearly.

The Right Resume

A well-structured, tailored resume can really help you land the job you want. That’s why we’ve interviewed some of diversified top recruiters and managers to pass along some great resume advice to you.
There’s some information that should always be included on your resume, no matter who you’re sending it to. This includes:

  • Skills
  • Work history with names of previous employers
  • Education
  • What you can offer the organization for the position you’re applying for
  • Contact information
  • Your objective in applying for this job
  • Personal and professional interests
  • Memberships and affiliations
  • Volunteer experience

Write the resume in a professional tone and in first-person. Try to sound both pleasant and enthusiastic to keep the reader engaged and to relate your interest. It’s important to tailor your resume to the position you’re applying for and to be confident in your application.

Interview Tips

Here, our top recruiters and managers offer some valuable advice to help you get through that interview with flying colours.

The Top 5 Tips for Interviewees

1. Be Prepared : It’s so important to be confident and prepared as soon as you sit down.

  • Have a copy of your resume, cover letter, and three working references available in case you’re asked for them.
  • Practice questions and answers beforehand.
  • Do some research on the company you’re interviewing with (check out their website).

2. Arrive on Time : Arriving late makes for a terrible first impression.

  • Play it safe by arriving 15 minutes early.
  • Plan your route and have a back-up.
  • Give yourself plenty of time to get ready.

3. Be Positive : Negativity will hurt your image and deter employers.

  • Don’t bad-mouth previous employers.
  • Have a positive attitude.
  • Negative feedback is not what the interview is about.

4. Be Yourself : Recruiters can tell if you’re trying to be someone you’re not.

  • It’s okay to be nervous, just don’t try to be someone else.
  • Answer questions honestly.
  • Be yourself, but refrain from cursing, using slang, or using abbreviations.

5. Know what you want: Being specific helps everyone involved.

  • Have a specific role in mind.
  • Ask questions that help you learn about your goals.
  • Don’t tell an interviewer you’re happy with “any job.”

Common Mistakes

  • Don’t come to an interview unprepared. It makes you look disinterested as a candidate, and it will make recruiters or employers feel as though you’re wasting their time.
  • Avoid Negativity. Don’t talk poorly about past employers or work experiences.
  • Poor presentation and appearing disinterested can severely hurt your chances with your interviewer.
  • Don’t speed through your interview. Slow down and be methodical in your answers. It’s okay to take your time if you answer questions intelligently.

Dress to Impress

  • Unless you’ve been instructed otherwise, dress as professionally as possible. Wear the clothes that match the position you want to achieve in your career; it will show recruiters you are ambitious.
  • A good rule to follow is to dress one level above the normal daily attire for the position you’re interested in.

Don’t Leave Home Without It

There are some items you should always bring with you to your interview.

  • Resume : Even if you’ve already submitted your resume, it’s a good idea to bring another copy to the interview. You’ll look prepared and organized, a sought-after attribute in every profession.
  • References : These will always be required, so having a current list on hand is a good idea. Have a brief description of your relationship with each of the references and be prepared to leave the document with the employer or recruiter.

Quality Recruitment

TeamPlus is a leader among recruitment agencies. This system, combined with our routine audit processes, ensures we adhere to our commitment to quality.

Our Commitment to Quality starts with trained, professional staff members who treat one another with respect. These professionals maintain a consistent pool of trained contact staff who maintain the company’s employee standards.

Our staff adheres to our corporate policy and procedures, which are designed to meet the needs of our clients. In this way, we strive for total client satisfaction.

Quality policy objectives

  • Form relationships with our candidates based on understanding
  • Provide excellent service to our clients
  • Constantly improve the way we do business
  • Encourage employees to seek excellence in their work
  • Attract the best candidates
  • Reduce costs
  • Be recognized by clients and employees for quality assurance