The Little Big Secret Of Landing Into Your First Job And Kickstart Your Rockstar Career
THE LITTLE BIG
YOUR FIRST JOB
The mindset, method and interview skills
to get you hired and help you grow for
success in your life and career
a good resume helps in capturing mind
The resume focuses on you and the past. The
cover letter focuses on the employer and the
future. Tell the hiring professional what you can
do to benefit the organization in the future.
lets look at some of the really bad
resume that never gets any notice of
a perfectly written and structured
resume is must; because employer
looks at average 26 resume before
shortlisting one candidate
Components of a perfect resume
Objective The way to demonstrate your clarity of direction or apparent clarity is to
have the first major topic of your resume be your OBJECTIVE.
Summary Ask yourself: What would make someone the perfect candidate? What
does the employer really want? What special abilities would this person
have? What would set a truly exceptional candidate apart from a merely
A listing of major skill headings with accomplishments under each.
Evidence Section –
A listing of work experiences, accomplishments, awards, professional
Personal Interests Your hobbies, interests, etc.
guidelines for better resume
• The resume is visually enticing, a work of art.
• There is uniformity and consistency in the use of italics,
capital letters, bullets, boldface, and underlining.
• There are absolutely no errors.
• Jobs listed include a title, the name of the firm, the city and
state of the firm, and the years.
• All the basic, expected information is included.
• It is targeted.
• Strengths are highlighted / weaknesses de-emphasized.
• User powerful words
• Writing is concise and to the point.
On your interview day, you will meet
HR TECHNICAL &
types of interview
The Directed Interview
The Undirected / Meandering Interview
The Stress Interview
Meal time interview
Follow up interview
Handling interview anxiety
Nervousness is normal
Take a deep breath and try to relax
Don’t let nervousness interfere with your answers or
Remind yourself that this is
just part of the process
to see if you are a good fit
for the position
When you enter the interview room
Firmly shake hands with those you meet
Greet all involved in the interview process and try to
Be friendly to everyone (secretaries, other employees,
Follow the interviewer’s lead (direction, selecting a seat,
Sit on the front third of the seat
Men: legs uncrossed, but closed
Women: legs or feet crossed if wearing a skirt, may be
uncrossed, but closed
Hands folded in front
Sit up straight with head, neck, and chest aligned with
Be careful of bad habits
Tapping your fingers
Biting your nails
Playing with your hair
Clicking your pen, etc.
During the interview
Do not chew gum or smoke
Do not distract the interviewer
Do not bring family or friends to the interview
Do not use slang
Do not ramble
Do formulate your answers before beginning to speak;
During the interview
Be on time
Show your enthusiasm
Be positive and honest
Maintain eye contact
Don’t criticize previous
Be aware of body language
Be a good listener
Emphasize your strengths
Avoid personal issues
Discuss ways you can
Questions you should ask
What would my responsibilities and duties be?
How would my performance be evaluated?
How would I be supervised?
What opportunities for advancement exist?
Is there a training program?
How much travel is required?
Who would I be working with?
Where will I be working?