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04/16/09
Resumes. The other side of the table
Filed under: Recent Posts, Interviewing, Position Searching, Public Relations docs
Posted by: site admin @ 12:38 pm

Dice.com career site provided an interesting and
helpful resource of the process of screening
resumes and interviews

Resumes
                                                   Resume advice
- list specifically what you       resume should specify
wish the successful candidate  and highlight the MUSTS
to be able to do

- KEYWORDS are tactically       List clearly how
important                              recently and   
                                            specifically in the

                                            EXPERIENCE section
                                            what you accomplished
                                            or
solved using desired
                                            key
words in the job
                                            description


- formal questionnaires are       ten questions or less
emerging in application tracking
help rank your
system                                  
application.  Leverage
                                             key
technologies and
                                             skills in questions.


Interviews
                                                     Interview Advice
- ensure that each candidate has  focus on on-the-job
the required capabilities and        
skill usage and job
genuinely wants to do this work   
specific
                                               
accomplishments. 
                                               
what has been
                                                produced
or
                                                discovered.

With what kind of resources and team?  Over what
kind of
timline?  These are questions that will really
help you predict
on-the-job success and performance.

- see how each candidate would    be prepared to deal
work through a simplified problem with  simplified real
                                               
life example
                                                problem


- find people who honestly are      what did you do in
looking for this kind of job for      
previous roles: 
this company and industry            what did you dislike
            
                                    or avoid in jobs;
                                                why do you
wish 
                                                to work here..


- do the interview “right”              Expect to start
                                               
on time; ask fair
                                               
relevant questions; 
                                               
allow enough time 
                                               
for responses; 
                                               
allow interviewee
                                               
to pose questions
                                                and follow-up

RE:  John Vlasteika

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