Keeping On Top Of Things Will Get You What You Want!
The key word is: Update!
Your passport to the kinds of jobs you desire is a well written, up-to-date
you work, you add new skills and experiences. Make certain your Account Executive
has a current resume on file.
If you don't have one prepared already, now is the time. If you're not sure how to do
this, your Account Executive can help you avoid some of the common mistakes
simply go to our on-line form that will walk you through the process.
Your resume should be clean, clear and concise. Highlight your successes and
achievements and if you're going for a specific job, tailor your resume accordingly
to bring out the qualities you possess which will help you secure that position.
In addition to your resume, you should have a current, updated list of business
references. Don't forget to ask people if it is alright to use them as a reference.
If you know you're up for a job, it's a good idea to contact your references to let
them know they may be contacted by "such and such" company. If you know that
certain skills will be required for the position, ask your references to stress your
expertise at those skills, i.e. organization, customer service, etc. References will be
contacted by your AppleOne Account Executive to help evaluate your performance
during previous employment. If you have been with AppleOne for some time, your
supervisors from your assignments are your references. Their evaluation of your
work is on file with your Account Executive to help place you in future assignments.
As you learned in the last Core, the thank you note is a powerful tool and should be
sent after every interview. Again, keep it clean, clear and concise. Compose a note
specific to the interview to avoid "form letter" techniques. If you are unclear on how
this note should be written, consult your Account Executive.
Keeping on top of things means staying updated. As you acquire new skills and
experiences, your resume and list of references will change. Having a current resume
for distribution can mean the difference between getting the job of your dreams
and just settling on a job. Your Account Executive does their best to match you
with local companies. Keeping your resume and references updated will help them
sell you to the companies in which you are interested.