I get emails from students every day with Resume questions. Here are some common tips for all of you. Resume is your only Marketing tool for most roles, and it should show you in the best light possible, so it is extremely important that you take it seriously and think before you write. Think about … Continue reading Help, my Resume screams inexperienced!
Most recent graduates face rejection on a daily basis. It is extremely hard to get a job on OPT visa let alone find an employer to sponsor you. So, I am sure this question comes up at one point. It is quite easy for international students to come up with years of experience back home … Continue reading Fake it ’til you make it???
I would like to address something extremely important today, sharing too much information with a recruiter or someone who sounds like a recruiter. Recent graduates are often seen as easy targets for scammers and/or companies who are only looking for collecting information, and you do not want to be a victim of a phishing attempt. … Continue reading Oops did I share too much with the recruiter?
We see many candidates getting excited and stopping their job search once they get an interview. They think it is a done deal and they are successfully employed. However, having a call or even a face to face interview often means nothing. First of all, you have to understand the life cycle of job search … Continue reading You don’t have a job until you start a job!
We can write a book about this topic, but here in this post we will highlight the “obvious” mistakes jobseekers make that stops them from getting a job. These tips apply to recent graduates mostly, if you are a senior resource the reasons will be completely different. You are too expensive or you worry about … Continue reading Why can’t I get a job?
We wrote about this before, but this is an ongoing issue so there goes another post. A Resume is a marketing tool to let people know what your skills are and what you are good at. It is a longer version of a business card. When you are out you see store signs everywhere: XYZ … Continue reading What do you do???
Today I would like to discuss about something that may seem like common sense to you but may make a huge difference in your work life. Paying attention to these details will not only make you a respected member of your team, but will also contribute to your success. No one wants to do business … Continue reading Getting Personal: Dress Codes, Personal Hygiene and Others…
We all live in our little worlds where we tend to compare our lives with others around us. This applies to job search as well. New graduates tend to think their only competition is their classmates first, their alumni next and graduates of other local schools last. In reality for any open position this is … Continue reading Who is your competition?
Braun Weiss Inc. focuses on Financial Services Industry and Financial systems, so we work with, talk to, meet...many Finance candidates and go through many many Resumes. It is obviously common sense that someone who is a CPA will know about basics of Accounting, but if you do not have a CPA or CFA your master's … Continue reading What are core Finance and Accounting competencies that you should list in your Resume?
Tell me about yourself! As irritating as it is, this is one of the first thing you will hear during a job interview. It makes the candidates feel like a stand-up comedian in a room full of people. How to answer this question satisfactorily? First of all, remember that no one really wants to know about you … Continue reading Tell me about yourself!