Poor grammar, spelling mistakes, too many pages long…recruiters have seen many resume mistakes. Make sure your resume is polished and ready so you can get that interview! Hiring Managers have been known to spend only 6 seconds looking at your resume. Not getting any call backs from your job applications and resume submissions? Perhaps it is time to review your resume, and make sure it is clear and concise.
Here is a short video on 9 common mistakes people make on their resumes.
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Consider the following guidelines when when beginning a new position. These guidelines will ensure a positive experience for yourself as well as for the company you chose to work for.
‘on the job’ tips
Be sure to be a few minutes early on the first day on the job to familiarize yourself with the office environment and routine. (up to fifteen minutes early is sufficient)
Confirm dress code prior to first day on the job. If ever unsure of dress code it is better to be more corporately dressed.
Maintain a positive attitude and outlook at all times. This will help you naturally turn problems into opportunities.
Plan to have at least one or two relevant questions or statements to ask or comment on during the orientation or training session. This will confirm your interest in the role and the company in general.
Come to the first day on the job with a pen and notebook to take notes on new details and general information. Ensure you are clear on any position details. Ask questions—don’t assume.
Send a thank you card to the person that offered you the position. As mentioned in Part 1, in the internet age, this will certainly help you stand out in the long term.
Be proactive – if you have completed your assigned work, ask for additional work.
Respect company and employee confidentiality regarding any information you learn about the company, other employees’ salaries as well as your own. Compensation (your own or others) is to be held in strict confidence.
If you feel that you ever experience unprofessional behaviour from a peer or manager consider the whole situation and any trends. Once you have done this, look to speak confidentially with the Human Resource Manager.
It is not always easy being ‘the new guy’, but your positive outlook will always help you get through.