5 Important Reasons to Contact a Job Reference in Advance

When adding referees to your résumé or listing someone as a reference in a job application,  make sure you contact them before submitting to a prospective employer. Even if the person acting as a job reference is your very best friend you should always notify them in advance for the following reasons:- Permission: The most…

Choosing Referees for your Résumé or Job Application

When preparing a Professional Résumé you should always include 2-3 referees who can speak on your behalf about your work performance, skills and accomplishments.  In a perfect world you would choose your most recent manager or supervisor but this is often not possible, so here are five important questions to consider when choosing a referee. What does the job…

It’s all in the formatting

You can’t get the job if she can’t open the file There have been many times I have been sent resumes and job applications by email and I haven’t been able to open the file. The job seeker had created or saved the document outside the the standard format of  Microsoft Word or PDF (Portable Document…

You can’t get the job if you don’t answer your phone.

If you have applied for a job, keep your phone close by (and charged). A potential employer who loves your resume will want to get in contact with you. Don’t make that too hard. This seems like really simple stuff but here are the top five reasons candidates I initially liked, failed to get an interview….

What does your email really say?

When applying for a job, make sure you have a sensible email address. A potential employer  will be looking to find out more about you and anything listed on your resume will be noticed. You want the recruiter to be thinking about how well you could do the job not wondering if your partyARNIMAL@zingmail.com email…