What is the difference between a resume and a CV?
I often get hammered when I say that in Australia these terms are used interchangeably.
So when Susan Wareham McGrath popped into my inbox with this post explaining the difference, I jumped up and said YES!
Read on if you’re confused.
Susan’s a good friend of mine. She blogs on careers, resumes, jobs and all things social media on the Career Ignition website.
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If you’re struggling to find a job, and in Melbourne on the 16th of June, then get along to see InterviewIQ’s favourite interview coach, Deborah Barit.
Deb’s not only our favourite, she’s one of Australia’s most insightful.
She works collaboratively with people to help them get to the bottom of whatever is holding them back.
In this session Deb will cover the following:
- Working out what the interviewer really wants to know
- Answering behavioural questions
- Staying focussed on the question that the interviewer is asking
Here are the details.
Date: Sunday 16 June 2013
Time: 5.30 – 7 pm
Location: Melbourne CBD
For just $75, the session includes a copy of the eBook ‘Impressive Interviews: Your pocket sized personal interview trainer,’ brief notes and light refreshments.
Bookings Are Essential, as places are strictly limited
The Information Session will provide you with:
- A structured plan to prepare for a job interview
- A framework for structuring your answers based on the style of question
- Understanding of how to think from the employer perspective
- Language to use at interview
Deborah is also available for individual job interview training
Ask for the amazing Deb.
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Do you have a job interview coming up that you’re worried about?
If you have no time to read the rest of the advice on this blog, then I strongly suggest that you check out this amazing TED talk.
It’s by Social Psychologist, Amy Cuddy.
Amy shows how “power posing” like Wonder Woman and Superman can actually increase our confidence, even when we don’t feel it.
She cites research that her team conducted simulating really tough job interviews.
The candidates who did the “power posing” (before!) the job interview, were rated much more highly compared to the people who did not. [click to continue…]
Whenever I write a post about recruitment consultants explaining standard practices or why bad stuff happens to good people, I get a barrage of abuse.
I have not published some of the comments as they have been anonymous. I figure that it you’re proud of something you’ve said, you’ll put your name against it. But that’s a whole other story.
The truth is recruiters do some really bad stuff……and ……drum roll…..wait for it……. they do make some people happy as well.
As a starting point, think about this. [click to continue…]
Memorizing answers is one of the least effective ways to prepare for an interview. If you do that you risk sounding forced, artificial and “rehearsed,” which is a charisma killer at a time when you need to stand out as yourself. You also may find that you miss the point of the question as your brain focuses on remembering your answer, or you become even more nervous when you come across something you have not prepared for.
There’s a better way to prepare for interviews and it comes from Interview IQ’s favourite interview coach Deborah Barit.
Deborah will be running two small group interview sessions – ‘the secrets to interview success.’ [click to continue…]