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Tips For Landing Your Dream Job
Tips For Landing Your Dream Job
Tips For Landing Your Dream Job
Tips For Landing Your Dream Job
Tips For Landing Your Dream Job
Tips For Landing Your Dream Job
Tips For Landing Your Dream Job
Tips For Landing Your Dream Job
Tips For Landing Your Dream Job
Tips For Landing Your Dream Job
Tips For Landing Your Dream Job
Tips For Landing Your Dream Job
Tips For Landing Your Dream Job
Tips For Landing Your Dream Job
Tips For Landing Your Dream Job
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Tips For Landing Your Dream Job

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Here are some great tips for landing your dream job. For more info visit http://www.24seventalent.com.

Here are some great tips for landing your dream job. For more info visit http://www.24seventalent.com.

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  • 1. www.24seventalent.com
  • 2. www.24seventalent.com
  • 3. Ideally, your resume should not exceed one pageInclude all contact details at top of page; use a professional email address(for example, do not have lovetoparty@gmail.com)Be concise but professional in every statement. It’s not necessary to usefull sentences and each statement should clearly articulate your relevantexperience www.24seventalent.com
  • 4. Spell check and grammar check – use computer programs as well asfriends/family to reviewProofread your resume for consistency of punctuationMost recent experience should be listed first; include a progression ofdates and locations of experienceIdeally, bullet points can be used to easily and clearly present experienceExperience should include your responsibilities and daily functionsInclude quantifiable information, when applicableBe mindful of past or present tense wordingThe format of your resume should be clear, concise and easy to readPrint on resume-specific paper www.24seventalent.com
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  • 6. When going on an interview, tailor your portfolio presentation to thespecific opportunity * Be concise; include only current or relevant workHave various examples that highlight all of your areas of expertise * Be prepared with talking points about your specific work and highlight any computer/technical skills you have (for example Photoshop, Illustrator and/or InDesign samples should be included for a designer)Use a portfolio that is professional and showcases your work * Keep it neat and organized; easy to navigate through * Your portfolio should present a story of your thought process * If youre going to show your work on a laptop, make sure the screen and keyboard are wiped clean * If you have an online portfolio, make sure your link works in all browsers www.24seventalent.com
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  • 8. BE PREPAREDResearch the company online so you are in-the-know about theirbusiness and any recent press activityBring at least 3 copies of your resumeIf you have a portfolio to showcase, bring the hard-copy portfolio or alaptop to share your work online * Have your portfolio accessible off-line in case the client doesn’t have a wireless connection you can joinBe able to articulate how your experience directly correlates to jobdescription (do not ramble or rush through answers)Be prepared to answer what you consider your strengths to be *Example: “I take initiative, and I’m great at multi-tasking.”Be prepared to share your weaknesses or areas of improvement in caseyou are asked, but be ready with a positive spin *Example: “I always want to be as productive as possible and sometimes put a bit too much on my plate at once.” www.24seventalent.com
  • 9. BE MINDFUL OF APPROPRIATE ATTIREDress professionally (no jeans/short skirts/flip flops/picnic or beachattire) and groom yourself appropriately (clean nails, brushed hair, no“loud” makeup, etc.)Ask your recruiter for specific advice on suggested attireATTITUDEBe positive and enthusiastic, while maintaining a professional demeanorMake eye contact and give a firm handshake to show confidence www.24seventalent.com
  • 10. ASK INFORMED QUESTIONSAfter researching the company you should prepare at least threequestions to ask if given the opportunity.* Example: “How many designers are on the team?"SHOW COURTESYSend an email or hand-written Thank You note to each contact,reiterating your interest in the position and thanking them for their timeTHINGS TO AVOIDDo not chew gumDo not bring your cell phone into the interviewDo not discuss rates or salary. If someone who interviews you asksabout this, please refer them to ask their contact at 24 SevenDo not speak negatively of former employers www.24seventalent.com
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  • 12. Once you have your foot in the door as a freelancer, it’s an opportunity toshow the value you bring. Doing this successfully will make for extendedfreelance assignments and will garner positive references on your behalf.This will also increase the chances that your freelance opportunity will beconsidered a “working interview” for a full-time position. www.24seventalent.com
  • 13. MAKE THE BEST IMPRESSIONNever be late, and never leave earlyBe very detail oriented* Check, and re-check, your work prior to submitting for reviewBe an open communicator* Keep open communication about the status of your assignments and be sure to raise any concerns if you foresee delays in hitting deadlinesBe a team player* Offer to take on additional tasks whenever possible; take initiative!Always do your best, and if you enjoy working there, express it! www.24seventalent.com
  • 14. THINGS TO AVOIDDo not use your cell phone to text or make calls during work hoursBe friendly but do not socialize or gossipDo not use the internet for anything other than what is necessary forthe assignment* No Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, personal emails, etc.It is never professional to discuss your compensation with otheremployees www.24seventalent.com
  • 15. Connecting Top Brands with Top Talent. Every Day. 120 Wooster Street, Fourth Floor New York, NY 10012 UNITED STATES Phone: 212-966-4426 General Inquries: newyork@24seventalent.comResume Submissions: candidates@24seveninc.com www.24seventalent.com

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