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Interview tips

Back up your qualities and strengths:

Instead of creating a long list with all your qualities (e.g., disciplined, creative, problem solver) try to connect them with real life and work experiences.

Attention to the typography:

First of all make sure that your fonts are big enough. The smaller you should go is 11 points, but 12 is probably safer. Do not use capital letters all over the place, remember that your goal is to communicate a message as fast and as clearly as possible.

No pictures:

Sure, we know that you are good looking, but unless you are applying for a job where the physical traits are very important (e.g., modeling, acting and so on), and unless the employer specifically requested it.

Sell your fish:

Remember that you are trying to sell yourself. As long as you don't go over the edge, all the marketing efforts that you can put in your resume will give you an advantage over the other candidates.

Write a Custom Resume:

It definitely takes more time to write a custom resume, but, it's worth the effort, especially when applying for jobs that are a perfect match for your qualifications and experience.

Use effective titles:

Try to be as descriptive as possible, giving the employer a good idea about the nature of your past work experiences.

Stick to the truth:

Don't try to embellish your experience, job titles, or education. If you don't have work experience, include your summer jobs and/or volunteer work. If you've not finished your degree, list the expected completion date.