Job Hunting Tips
Include all Contact Information on Your Resume
It is important that all contact information on the company is relevant and updated. Employers are not going to try and track you down if there is not current information on the resume. It Is important to ensure that you can be reached by the employer to maintain the professionalism of the job application process.
What kind of contact information should be included on the resume? Contact information including telephone and email information should both be included to allow the employer the chance to contact the potential applicant through either of these methods.
Apply for the Job only in the Manner that is requested
Did you know that there are some employers that will not even consider accepting a resume that has been dropped off in person if the employment ads states that the resumes should be emailed to the company electronically? It is important to demonstrate to the potential client that the potential applicant can follow instructions.
If the employer requests that your resume be dropped off in person, it is often personal preference so the potential employer can attach a face to the name of the applicant. On the other hand, if the employer asks that resumes be faxed or sent electronically to the company than the employer may not have the time to meet with potential applicants as they visit the place of employment, face to face.
Answer the Phone in a Professional Manner
When answering the phone at home while waiting for a callback from a job after the resume has been submitted, it is important to answer the telephone call professionally. Ensure that you are in a quiet environment. If you are not in a quiet environment than be sure to leave the room and find a quiet environment where you can speak to the employer, in private and confidence, away from the noise.
This can be completed easily, simply asks the employer to hold and then return to the phone call within moments once you have reached a quiet area.
Be Prepared to Interview
When speaking with an employer, be sure to be prepared for the request for an interview. Most times, this is the reason that the potential employer is contacting the potential future employee. Be sure to have a pen ready to take information that can be used to get the contact information for the employer so that you can be prepared to show up to the interview on time.
Make a Good First Impression
There is truth to the statement that you can only make one first impression – this is especially important if you are meeting with an employer for the first time. Making a good first impression should include professional attire and the applicant being prepared to answer any questions that may be asked by the potential employer.