How to Land a Job

I wrote down these tips while watching the Today show during their segment on job searches.  They had someone from Google come in and talk about what he’s seen.  As a side note…Google receives over 2M resumes per year!

Resumes & formatting:

1. Keep it simple – 10 point font & black & white, no colors: unless you’re an artist and the industry calls for flair

2. Be specific about your accomplishments – put some math & numbers in your resume: managed x$’s during x amount of time & ROI of…

Interviews:

1. Practice your answers – you can typically anticipate 90% of answers.

2. Know your flaws – be honest & talk about what you’ve done to improve on them.

Instant turnoffs:

1. Sharing confidential information.

2. Lying

Have you done the above?

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