A Rough Road Leads to a Dream Job: Resumes and Interviews
If you are a foreign student in the USA or Canada and it is time to get a serious job, then you should start writing a resume and look for job opportunities. Finding this great job is a challenge. If you are lucky enough and find this ideal job, it is more complicated to stand out among other bright candidates and get this position.
To begin with, your resume has to look professionally. Very often students lack work experience, but they usually possess a lot of skills that are required to qualify for a position. In every American school there is a writing centre where professionals can proofread your resume and eliminate any inaccuracy. It is fine to have your resume proofread – this gives you a better opportunity to be chosen for an interview. A good resume has to highlight your greatest qualities.
If you did an interesting school project, mention it in the resume and indicate what you did to get the best possible results and why this makes you a perfect candidate. A resume does not only demonstrate one’s experience – it shows which goals were achieved and how they were achieved. An employer must know you are more than just a regular student who cares only about money. An employer is looking for someone who is always setting higher goals and works hard to achieve them. You are a responsible, enthusiastic person who is interested not only in personal progress but also in the company’s success. When you submit your papers, you start selling your services, and a resume is what employers see first. Therefore, a resume presents a person in the best light to make employers want to contact this candidate and interview him/her.
Here comes the trickiest part of the entire employment process – the interview. International students are not usually prepared for an American interview; this is why their starting point is to find out how the interview process goes by doing a research. Firstly, a successful candidate knows a lot about the company where he/she wants to work. Before the interview date a candidate should learn everything about the position he/she is applying for, along with the details about target market of the company, its strategies, policy, structure, and other background information.Professionals advise students to download a list of interview questions and think of the best answers. These questions will be as follows: