Men’s Interview Style {Classic Suit}

What should you wear to an interview? Know your classics!  A button down with a gray or black suit and conservative tie is usually a great option. Black belt and shined black shoes complete the look. Make a great first impression!

 

Classic Suit - Men's Interview / Work Style

 

Now Hiring – Good People – DO YOU HAVE WHAT EMPLOYERS ARE DEMANDING?

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NOW HIRING GOOD PEOPLE
 Goal Oriented, Organized & Dependable,  Professional Enthusiastic, Optimistic, Problem Solver, Leads by Example Do you have what employers are DEMANDING?

 

 

3 Things Every Job Seeker Must Do – Social Media First Impression

Before you submit your resume to a dream job follow these 3 tips to make sure an employer gets a positive first impression of you. In 2012, companies are expected to use Social Media to recruit for over 80% of job openings!

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1. Google Yourself
If an employer did a quick online search of you, what would their first impression be? It is important to check your privacy settings before starting your job search. Keep in mind that employers often “google” candidates before interviewing.  Sign up for Google Alerts so you know when something new has been posted online about your name. (probably won’t work for me – Jessica Smith!)

2. Check your Facebook Profile! What is Public?
You can see exactly what your profile looks like to other people by using the View As tool.
Go to your Facebook profile and click the gear menu at the top right of your timeline (just under the cover photo next to Activity Log), and select “View As.” You’ll see what your profile looks to the public. To preview how your profile appears to a specific person, such as a friend or coworker, type their name and press enter. Source: http://www.facebook.com/help

3. Be Active on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is the best online tool for networking. Visit the LinkedIn Learning Center for tips to help you best utilize LinkedIn for your job search. http://learn.linkedin.com/job-seekers/ Especially pay attention to your “Professional Headline” and profile completeness.

Check this out too: How do I keep my job search a secret (i.e. your boss doesn’t know you are looking) http://help.linkedin.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/27

* Remember that even if your privacy settings are adjusted, information on the internet is never completely private. Be smart and stay professional.

Follow @resumebutterfly on Twitter for more job seeker tips and Words of Wisdom for the World of Work (WOW for the WOW).

How to use social media to land a job
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Pencil Skirt {Job Interview Outfit}

Here is another interview outfit for women.

Tip – if you wear a skirt make sure it’s long enough when you sit down AND that you are comfortable. You don’t want to fidget during your interview!

Natural makeup that isn’t distracting will complete the look! (p.s. use perfume sparingly, interview rooms are often small offices!)

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Pencil skirt, blouse with conservative neckline, watch, pearls, bag for your resume portfolio, heels and natural make up.

Classic Suit – Job Interview Outfit

Here is another job interview outfit idea!

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You can’t go wrong with a black suit and simple blouse for a job interview. Black heels and a portfolio complete the look.

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Job Interview Outfit {Business Casual}

What should you wear to a job interview?

Here’s a business casual look…

Remember – the interviewer should remember that you looked professional, not be distracted by your clothes!

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Khaki blazer, black slacks, black pumps, planner/portfolio, turquoise top for a pop of color and simple silver and turquoise earrings.

Job Interview Outfit

What should you wear to a job interview?

Here’s one look – classic black suit, white button down, simple jewelry, black laptop tote and portfolio.

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Before & After Resume: Build Confidence

It can be hard to write about yourself and brag about your accomplishments! (note: never exaggerate or lie)  I worked with this client to capture all of her experience and get her job search started on the right foot! A well-organized, professional resume is key.

“I enjoyed working with you because you were fast, efficient and professional. I am ecstatic about the final result. I will feel confident attaching it to job applications. The problem that I had was that I didn’t think my resume accurately reflected my abilities. I made many revisions but was never happy with the result. Jessica was able to accomplish in less than one week what I had tried years to accomplish. Like I said before, ‘It really looks wonderful! Much better than what I could have done on my best day.’”

Resume Makeover - AFTER - Resume Butterfly com - College Instructor

Resume Makeover - BEFORE - Resume Butterfly com - College Instructor

* Note: specific details and contact information were changed on the resume sample to ensure client privacy.

Before & After Resume: Layoff

People need resumes for different reasons… promotions, relocating, returning to the workforce, graduating and unfortunately layoffs. I helped this client update her resume when she found out layoffs were coming.

Here’s what she had to say:

“Wow, you are AMAZING! I couldn’t be happier. I am glad I came to you for help. I am now, more than ever confident about my future job opportunities with such a great resume. Everyone I have shown my resume to said what a great job you have done. Thank you so much. My resume and cover letter reflect the time and thought you have put into them. I will definitely recommend you to everyone.”

Resume Makeover - AFTER - Resume Butterfly com - Finance

Resume Makeover - BEFORE - Resume Butterfly com - Finance
* Note: specific details and contact information were changed on the resume sample to ensure client privacy.

Resume Sample: From Scratch

This client has worked for the same company for 10+ years and was seeking a promotion. I helped him create a resume from scratch to reflect his experience, progression and six sigma training. He got the job!

Resume Makeover - AFTER - Resume Butterfly com - Manager - Six Sigma

Resume Makeover - BEFORE - from scratch - Resume Butterfly com - Manager - Six Sigma

* Note: specific details and contact information were changed on the resume sample to ensure client privacy.