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Follow these Resume and Interview Tips and have a job in your hand

Resume Tips
Summarise your education and employment experience.

Be sure to focus on the aspects of your background that match the requirements of the job you’re applying for, and skip the things that are outdated or irrelevant.

Describe your specific strengths and expertise.
Convey, if appropriate, how your skills might be applied in new or different ways or for a different type of job than you’ve had in the past.

Highlight your accomplishments in previous jobs, not just your duties or responsibilities.
Everyone has job duties; it’s how you approached them and what you accomplished in carrying them out that makes you stand out.

Show progression.
Whether it’s in school, leadership roles, or your work, highlight how your experience has helped you grow. Mention promotions or skills you’ve picked up along the way.

Highlight specific qualifications for this job.
If you are applying for a specific position, be sure to call out experience or accomplishments that make you qualified—or even more qualified than another applicant. For example, if you’ve worked with a particular technology the job requires or you have experience that might give you an edge, be sure to mention it.

Talk about related extracurricular or volunteer work.
Just because you weren’t paid for it, that doesn’t mean it’s not important! If you have this type of experience, include it to underscore your passion for the field.

Include links to projects you’ve worked on.
This substantiates the experience and accomplishments you describe in your resume, giving the recruiter a better idea of how you put your skills into practice.

It’s okay to use more than one page.
Include all relevant experience rather than cutting things to make your resume fit on one page.
That said, be sure your summaries are succinct and your most important information appears on the first page.

And don’t underestimate how important it is to:
Make sure your CV/resume is completely up-to-date, including ensuring your contact information is current. Be honest. Paint the best possible picture of yourself, but don’t exaggerate. And proofread for typos and errors - more than once!

Use Microsoft CV/ resume builder.
What’s the best way to format your resume/CV to get yourself noticed? If you’re a little unsure what you should include—and what to leave out—get it right with Microsoft CV/Resume Builder. This tool will help you build a solid CV step by step.

Check out Microsoft Jobs Blog.
For more resume advice directly from the recruiters, visit the company’s JobsBlog Resume Building page.

Interview Tips
Do your homework.
Read the job description and then read it again.
Where? When?
Know the location of your interview and make sure you give yourself plenty of time to get there so you're not late.

Know your subject—you.
Know which of your skills and experiences qualify you for this job and be prepared to give examples.

Ask questions
Relax, smile, be yourself, and ask us as many questions as you’d like. Interviews are a two-way process, after all.

Dress for success.
Be smart and dress smart. While the dress code in our offices is casual, we take the interview and selection processes very seriously so we recommend you wear business attire for your interview
Published date : 10 Aug 2015 11:34AM

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