Finding the Ideal Position
When looking for employment opportunities it is essential to make yourself STAND OUT. Our talented Technical Recruiters will do just that. We will tailor your resume to best represent what you are looking for, show off your skill set, and help you land a great position.
Resume Tips: In order to represent yourself in the best way possible, it is important to emphasize your relevant skills without exaggerating your experience. Use bullet points under EVERY position to highlight specific responsibilities and skills that would be pertinent to the position you are applying for.
LinkedIn: Employers are constantly checking LinkedIn. Be sure to keep your profile updated and include a professional summary and photo. Join groups and network with professionals like yourself. You will be surprised how often your connections will help you out.
Preparing for Your Interview:
Research the Company:
This step is crucial in preparing for an interview. Researching the company will help you develop questions to ask the managers interviewing you as well as prepare you for questions that might be asked of you. Look into the company’s products and/or services to get a better understanding of what they do prior to your interview.
Interview Tips and Questions to Prepare for:
Tell me about your background...
Why do you want this job?
What are your strengths?
What are your weaknesses?
Mention a time you were in a difficult situation. How did you handle this situation and what was the outcome?
How would your boss and coworkers describe you?
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Why should we hire you?
Do you have any questions for us?
You should want to get to know the organization just as much as they want to get to know you. Asking questions such as, “What is your favorite part about working here?” is a great question to break the ice and get the conversation going. Ask specific questions about the position – “What challenges might I face in this role?” and “Can you describe the culture of the group?” Also, feel free to ask the manager about next steps – “What are the next steps in the process? / How soon are you looking to hire? etc.” Writing down questions in advance and taking notes during your interview will show your focus, interest and desire to move forward.
What to Wear:
Dress to impress! It is always desirable to wear a suit to an interview. Wearing a suit will show that you are a professional who is ready to take the next step in your career.
Sending a thank-you email is a professional way to show potential employers that you are interested in the position and that you appreciate that they took the time to meet with you. Be sure to separately thank all the individuals you formally met and be sure to express your interest in the position.