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Topic of the Week #7 – COMM 2322

When writing a successful resume and going on an interview, there are a few important reminders I have to give.

RESUME

  • Remember to keep your resume to one page.
  • List all of your volunteer work, and skills that apply.
  • Stay away from listing college courses taken!
  • Write chronologically, with most recent experience first.
  • Know your reader.

Knowing the reader and company you are trying to impress because the stipulations will change accordingly. If I am going to submit a resume in the field of Journalism, things would look different than a resume for a Public Relations job offer. Yes, they would be similar because we are dealing with the same industry of Communications, but always try to tailor the information appropriately.

INTERVIEW

  • Always be on time.
  • Dress professional – it makes a great impression
  • Personal hygiene is also important because it shows dedication from the individual.
  • Bring a pen and something to write with so that the interviewer will see initiative in you.
  • Answer open ended question concisely, without getting off topic
  • Have proper identification present during interview. Not only will it be handy if the employer is interested, but it will also speed up the hiring process.

Some websites that are available to assist:

10 Things That Will Get You Hired

Public Relations Resume Tips

Acing the Interview

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  1. October 19, 2010 at 9:19 PM

    This is extremely helpful! I can’t ever get enough advice about interviews and resume writing! I think it gets boring to some people, but I always love seeing/hearing what employers like to see/hear on resumes/interviews! Thanks for posting!

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