Review and polish of your resume, cover letter, application (or paperwork)
There are several components of application documents that present your brand to an interviewer. Having well-developed, sharp looking, error-free paperwork is critical for your odds of advancing through the process. These documents may include:
- Resume (or Fact Sheet)
- Cover Letter
- Application Form (specific for the job position)
- Platform Issue (or Social Impact Initiative) specific to a competition
In addition, a Thank You letter, or email, is another written form of communication that can have an impact on your candidacy success.
By now you probably have a draft of a resume, or fact sheet. Perhaps you’ve used it for a position and may have gotten feedback on it. It should reflect your brand, or image that you wish to portray to an interviewer. If you are just getting started, there are templates available on the internet. Be creative. Express yourself!
I believe it is important that YOU create your own resume, or initial draft of it. You know your experience and educational background better than anyone and you know your individual style. You will bring your draft(s) of the various documents with you when we meet. Together we will review it and discuss your goals in depth. Does your paperwork reflect who you are and what you have accomplished?
It is essential that everything you include on your paperwork is accurate and can be substantiated. Many companies do a thorough background check and validate previous job experience, education and references. If anything cannot be verified, a candidate may find themselves disqualified from advancing in the process.
Your paperwork is a direct reflection of everything about you. In many cases, this is your first impression with a company and your interviewer(s). Phil Kimmi Consulting is here to help you put your best foot forward. Together, we can make it count!