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Keep the following in mind when creating and distributing your resume:
♦ The most common structure for a resume is "Reverse Chronological" which lists your current or most recent employer first ♦ Be sure your employers name and your position are clearly displayed along with the time frame you were employed ♦ Include a one sentence description of your employer, especially if they are not a commonly recognized company ♦ List your contact information, phone number and email, on each page of your resume ♦ Be sure you use a professional sounding email address - avoid using the cute family address ♦ Use a common font (e.g., Arial) and bullet (•) so that even people with older word processors will be able to view it correctly ♦ You can also consider creating an Adobe Acrobat "pdf" version of your resume ♦ When you email your resume, be sure your email has a "signature" with your contact information making it easy to follow-up with you
1. Research - Prior to the interview, review the company's website, annual report, and other public information as well as industry information. 2. Prepare - Know how to get to the interview, be 10 minutes early, dress in business attire, bring pencil & paper, take notes. 3. Demonstrate - Be sure to display positive energy, be enthusiastic, ask questions. 4. Articulate - Provide concise, crisp answers. Do NOT talk to much and monopolize the conversation. Do not speak negatively about your previous employer. 5. Follow-Up - Write a handwritten thank you note to the interviewer.