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Tools available to help you create your cover letter, resume and prepare for your job interview.

8 Tips for Writing a Winning Resume
Thomas Frank

8 Tips for Writing a Winning Resume

The first 500 people to sign up with this link will get 2 months of free, unlimited learning on Skillshare: Huge thanks to Skillshare for sponsoring this video and supporting my channel! Writing a great resume or CV involves more than just listing out your education and work experience. It's much like crafting an advertisement - a lot of thought and care needs to go into who your target audience is (the company you're applying to), what they're looking for (the specific job requirements), and more. Today, I'll share 8 crucial tips for making your resume better - and increasing the chances that it'll land you an interview. Check out my example resume here: You can also check out my full resume writing guide here: 📗Get my book "10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades" FREE: 🐦Follow Me: Instagram ➔ Twitter ➔ Podcast ➔ 📡Subscribe to My Channel: ⏰Timestamps: 01:52 - Optimizing the name/contact section 02:56 - Ordering your work experience 04:24 - How to properly write a job description 05:08 - wHaT iF i DoNt HaVe AnY eXpErIeNcE?!?! 07:12 - Where to put your education section 07:51 - Should you include your GPA on your resume? 09:01 - The skills section - do you need it? 10:36 - Extracurriculars and awards 🖱Links from the video: - The Ladders article: 🎥My Video Gear: 🎧Background music via Musicbed. Get a 30-day free trial of awesome music for your videos:
How to write a CV [Get noticed by employers]
StandOut CV

How to write a CV [Get noticed by employers]

Create your professional CV on this template with the StandOut CV builder: Learn how to write a CV with our detailed video guide which includes a walk-through of a real example CV. Video chapters below: A strong CV is crucial if you want to land interviews for the best jobs, so this video breaks down the CV writing process into simple steps: - What to research before you start writing your CV 00:57 - How to structure and format your CV 02:01 - Walk through of a real example CV 03:41 - How to write a CV profile 05:22 - How to list your work experience and structure roles 06:57 - How to detail education and qualifications 08:52 - If and how you should include hobbies and interests 09:18 Your CV is one of the most important documents you will ever write in your life, so it will pay off to invest plenty of time and effort in writing it. A strong CV will ensure you are noticed by recruiters and employers, so that you are consistently shortlisted for interviews. Whereas a poor CV will see you ignored and not considered for the jobs that you want. Ensure that you research your target roles thoroughly before writing your CV to ensure you know exactly what skills to highlight throughout the document. Use a clear crisp format and structure to ensure your CV is easy to read and creates a professional impression on recruiters and employers. You can also check out some more example CVs here:
My Top 5 Questions To Ask in a Job Interview
Andrew LaCivita

My Top 5 Questions To Ask in a Job Interview

My Top 5 Questions To Ask in a Job Interview 🌞 FREE DOWNLOAD: Ace Your Job Interview: Master on the best answers to the 14 most effective job interview questions: -------------------- VIDEO SUMMARY: -------------------- Join career expert and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he shares his top 5 questions to ask in a job interview! 1. Based on the direction of the company, what do you think will be your greatest accomplishments in the next three years? Organizations need to be able to think at least three to five years into the future. But, you don't want to join an organization that only thinks about the future. Thinking is nice, but companies that act and build things and have clarity around specifically what they're going to do are worthy of you. Join them. It's a great question because it helps you understand whether they have a vision and if they have clarity regarding specifically what they want to build. Questions two, three, and four are about you and your role… 2. What are the qualities of people who are most successful in this position? You're looking for the traits the employer wants. The reason it’s a great question is you’ll get the actual traits they’re evaluating and you can use that insight immediately to highlight how you and your background and experience match those traits! Plus, it’s a great setup question for the next one. 3. If you were to give me an offer and I was to accept it, one year from now, what will I have done specifically that you would consider this hire to be a raging success? It gives you clarity to make sure you could actually achieve those objectives. And, it gives you ammunition to use within that interview or subsequent interviews to talk about exactly how you’ll accomplish what they consider a success. You now know their (year-end) goal is. Get them to envision you completing it for them. Boom. This one wins the interview even though you’re not done yet. Let’s pile on a bit… 4. If you were to give me an offer and I was to accept it, within one week of starting this job, what will be my biggest surprise? This is a little safety net for you. You want to make sure you're uncovering information you might not have uncovered with the questions you've designed. It gets the interviewer thinking hmmm, what might this person not ask in the job interview I could share or what surprised me when I first started with the company? 5. What's your management style and what are your expectations of the position you might not have already mentioned? -------------------- 📚 FREE JOB INTERVIEW BOOK -------------------- Make sure to get your FREE INTERVIEW INTERVENTION Hardcover, ebook, and audiobook while supplies last! Details here: -------------------- CONNECT WITH ANDREW -------------------- Join Andrew’s email list: Get Andrew’s books and training: Facebook: Twitter: LinkedIn: Instagram: Podcast: -------------------- WANT MORE FREE JOB INTERVIEW TRAINING? -------------------- CHECK OUT 3 KEYS TO ACE ANY JOB INTERVIEW FREE WEBINAR. SIGN UP HERE: -------------------- ABOUT ANDREW -------------------- Andrew LaCivita is an internationally recognized executive recruiter, award-winning author, trainer, and founder and chief executive officer of milewalk and the milewalk Academy. He’s dedicated his career to helping people and companies realize their potential, consulting to more than two hundred organizations and counseling more than eleven thousand individuals. He often serves as a trusted media resource and is the award-winning author of Interview Intervention, Out of Reach but in Sight, and The Hiring Prophecies. -------------------- ABOUT TIPS FOR WORK AND LIFE® -------------------- Tips for Work and Life® is a weekly careers, hiring, and motivational show full of helpful job search strategies, career management and acceleration tactics, recruitment techniques, and self-help aids with the award-winning author, career coach, and trainer Andrew LaCivita. Tips for Work and Life® has been cited by several sources as a Top 5 Careers and HR Blog. Andrew includes these 7-20 minute multicast shows as part of his blog and podcast. -------------------- ADDITIONAL INFO OUT IN THE WORLD -------------------- I like to pay it forward and share other people's work too. Here are some other sources for questions: #milewalkacademy #jobinterview #interviewintervenion #careercoach #careercoaching
TOP 7 Interview Questions and Answers (PASS GUARANTEED!)

TOP 7 Interview Questions and Answers (PASS GUARANTEED!)

21 GREAT ANSWERS to Tough Interview Questions » Get the TRANSCRIPTION for this VIDEO here: INTERVIEW QUESTION 1. TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF? - Concentrate on telling them about your work-related skills as opposed to your home life. They are not interested in your home life. - Download a copy of the person specification for the job and focus on telling them how your skills and attributes match the document. - Use “power words” in your response, such as: motivated, enthusiastic, loyal, flexible, committed, honest, hard-working, adaptable etc. These will resonate positively with the interview panel. INTERVIEW QUESTION 2. WHY DO YOU WANT TO WORK HERE? - Tell them about the preparation work you have done in the build-up to the interview. - Focus on the person specification, the job description and information you have gleaned from the company’s website and also the literature you have studied during your research. INTERVIEW QUESTION 3. WHAT ARE YOUR STRENGTHS? - Again, focus on the person specification for the role you are applying for. - Say something different that makes you stand out from the other job applicants. Give an example of why you are better than the other applicants and try to make yourself RELATABLE and REAL! INTERVIEW QUESTION 4. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 5 YEARS' TIME? - Don’t tell them you plan to have moved on from their company, either internally or externally. - Loyalty is very important to the vast majority of employers. Remember, they have to spend time, money and resources training you up in the role, so they will want to see a return on their investment. - Don’t tell them you want to be sitting where they are! INTERVIEW QUESTION 5. WHAT ARE YOUR WEAKNESSES? - Anyone who tells the interview panel they have no weaknesses is telling porkies! We all have weaknesses. - Don’t give a weakness that is one of the key requirements of the role. For example, if punctuality and good timekeeping are important, don’t tell the panel you struggle getting out of bed in the morning! QUESTION 6. WHAT MAKES A GOOD TEAM MEMBER? - List the qualities I am going to give you in the sample answer that follows. - Back up your answer with a specific example of when YOU have worked well as part of a team using the STAR technique. INTERVIEW QUESTION 7. WHEN HAVE YOU WORKED UNDER PRESSURE? - Try to give an example of when you have carried out a difficult/pressurised task under strict time constraints. - Give a specific example and don’t forget to use the STAR technique in your response.