EMPLOYMENT TIPS

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4 Tips to Ace your Resume

  1. Put the most relevant and recent employment information first; use reverse chronological order.
     

  2. Use clear and professional fonts. Keep the font simple and easy to read. Use only black ink.
     

  3. Highlight your achievements. Be sure to include awards, certifications, honors, professional organizations, and any other relevant skills.
     

  4. Proofread. Ideally, have another person read over your resume. Check for misspellings, typos, and use of tense. Make sure all your contact information is correct and current. 

    Need someone to take a look at your resume? Enroll in our FatherUp program today and get help finding your next job!

Job Interview

How to Interview like a Pro

Interviews are one of the most important steps in a job search. Get ready to ace your interviews with these simple tips from our FatherUp job coach.

BEFORE THE INTERVIEW:

  • Research the company. You should be able to answer questions like:

    • What does the company do? What sort of business are they in?

    • Where are they based?

    • For what jobs are you interviewing?

  • Dress for the job you want! Your first impression goes a long way.

  • Practice and prepare! You can set up practice interviews with our job coach, Wesley Smith by calling (614)562-9124.

  • Arrive early. The less you have to rush to get to your interview, the more relaxed you’ll be.

 

DURING THE INTERVIEW:

  • Remember to: 

    • Introduce yourself

    • Be attentive (eg: eye contact, forward posture)

    • Answer the questions that you are asked (be concise)

    • Ask questions about things that are important to you

  • Non-verbal feedback is very important, and shows that you are paying attention without saying it.  Non-verbal feedback could be nodding, smiling, asking follow-up questions, or anything that shows the interviewer that you are interested and want to learn more.

  • Always thank the interviewer for their time at the end.

 

AFTER THE INTERVIEW:

  • Send a thank you email or physical card as soon as possible. This lets the interviewer know that you are excited to hear from them and helps you to stand out.

  • If you don’t receive contact within a week or two, feel free to follow up for more information and to let them know that you’re still interested in the position.

 

For more job tips and support, reach out to FatherUp! Call 614–224-0222 ext 410 or CLICK HERE for more information about enrolling in FatherUp.