As a Human Resources professional, I assist clients to find the best words that capture their experience onto paper via their resume and cover letter. Your resume is definitely the time to brag about your achievements. It is also a time to provide succinct accurate information about your qualifications and what you can bring to the position.
Through my experience, I have found that many clients have transferable skills that they fail to realise and therefore do not reinforce that proficiency.
Keeping your resume up to date allows for prompt action in applying for released positions.
My best tip is to ensure you keep accurate dates of when you commenced and left each position as this is vital for the honesty and flow of your job history.
If you know the responsibilities of the position – often found in the Position Description – that also allows for achievements to be highlighted in your resume.
Clients have told me that with my professional assistance that they are shortlisted for interview. This, in turn, promotes self-confidence within the recruitment process.
When writing your cover letter, it is important to relate your skills and knowledge to the position for which you are applying.
Behavioural interview techniques can be achieved for those who want to prepare for the interview by extending the package to undertake a mock interview. This process requires that I prepare 5 questions across different areas, for example, interpersonal relationships, that potentially could be asked by the interview panel and then I provide feedback on the client’s responses.
Training modules will assist you in getting the process underway. Wishing you success!