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  • Michelle Coy

Land Your Next Job Using These Interview Tips

Interviewing for a promising new job is both exciting and nerve-wracking. You want to do everything you can to make a great impression, because you’ll probably be facing some tough competition. Making sure your appearance is groomed and professional because first (face to face) impressions matter. But you’ll also need to present a polished resume that sells you as the best candidate.

Use these four tips to make sure your resume works for you, instead of against you.

Tailor Your Resume to Fit the Job

Using the same generic resume for every job interview is easy, but taking the easy route won’t get you very far in life. Employers want to hire someone who truly wants the job at their company — not any position they can get. Show your enthusiasm for the job by customizing your resume for each individual opportunity. It’s especially impactful if you use keywords from the job description.

Highlight Your Successes

Your resume is the place to sell yourself, so brag a little. If you’re applying for a security position, mention specific actions you took to ensure safety. Or if you have experience with events, mention the attendee size. These helpful little facts can make all the difference between you and another candidate with similar experience.

Give Background Information

If you’ve got varied experience, the hiring manager may not fully understand some of your past responsibilities. Offer a little background information on the company you worked for and what you did so it’s clear you’re more than qualified for this new position. Helpful details to cover may include type of business, size of property, etc.

Proofread Multiple Times

It seems obvious, but you’d be surprised at the number of spelling and grammatical errors on resumes that come across hiring managers’ desks. Simply put, you won’t be taken seriously if you can’t be bothered to put in the time it takes to create a perfect resume. From the employers’ perspective, you should be putting your full effort into making a great impression, so if you can’t be bothered to do that, they might think you’re not committed to getting the job.

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