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- Want to learn about us?
- Where do we get our information?
- Is my information protected?
- How long should my resume be?
- I’ve completed some training courses that are not specifically related to the job I’m applying for. Should I include them on my resume?
- When applying for employment, should I provide a list of references?
- Do I need to submit a cover letter when applying for employment?
- Should I follow up with the hiring manager after submitting my application?
- What is a good way to explain gaps in employment?
- I don’t have any work experience. What can I do to stand out among other job candidates?
- What are some ways I can prepare for a job interview?
1. Want to learn about us?
We’re a private company that conducts research online and compiles information for you in a free guide. Our goal is to give you the information in one place – in a clear and simple way – to help you achieve your goals.
2. Where do we get our information?
Our team of writers conducts online research about topics that are important to you. We find information that’s already online, but we put it together to make things easier for you. We do the online research. We call local offices and ask questions.
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3. Is my information protected?
4. How long should my resume be?
In most cases, resumes should not be more than one page long. However, some industries may require up to two pages maximum to cover the necessary experience, skills, and other details related to the position you are applying for.
5. I’ve completed some training courses that are not specifically related to the job I’m applying for. Should I include them on my resume?
When building an effective resume, it is recommended that you only include information that is relevant to the job you are applying for. Thus, unrelated courses may not have a place on your resume as it relates to the specific position.
6. When applying for employment, should I provide a list of references?
Including references was once a mandatory practice for job seekers. However, references are not always necessary. The best practice is to only include references when a job listing specifically asks for them. When requested, keep your references as relevant as possible. Include professional references who can, based on their experience working with you, speak to your ability regarding the position you are applying for.
7. Do I need to submit a cover letter when applying for employment?
It is recommended that you submit a cover letter when applying for a job. Some job listings will require cover letters, but offering a cover letter when it is not required may help your application stand out among other candidates. It is best to tailor your cover letter to the job posting you are applying for and to keep its design similar to that of your resume.
8. Should I follow up with the hiring manager after submitting my application?
Following up with a recruiter or hiring manager can show your desire and enthusiasm for the employment opportunity. This may help you stand out among other candidates for the position. It’s recommended that you follow up with a recruiter one week after applying. Before that, you may also choose to thank the hiring manager for their time directly after the interview, whether after a few hours or the very next day.
9. What is a good way to explain gaps in employment?
Gaps in employment are not uncommon. One recommendation when it comes to explaining such a gap in your employment history is to maintain honesty. Don’t alter your employment dates on your resume. Instead, while speaking to a hiring manager, be optimistic and talk about the experience and skills that you gained during this time away from employment and how they may help you in the future.
10. I don’t have any work experience. What can I do to stand out among other job candidates?
If you don’t have any job experience, you can focus more on your skills and accomplishments. For example, either in your resume/cover letter or during your interview, you may choose to highlight training courses that you may have completed, your college education, and other relevant achievements that are not necessarily related to work experience. It is recommended to think about what the employer is looking for and to try to give them a better sense of who you are and what you bring to the table.
11. What are some ways I can prepare for a job interview?
A job interview is an opportunity to show a potential employer who you are, as well as the skills and perspective you can offer. Before your interview, research the company and the position you’re applying for. Prepare for common interview questions and make a note of any questions that you have about the position. Depending on the industry you’re trying to enter, it may also be a good idea to compile examples of your work into a portfolio.