1. Tweaked resume
Glassdoor suggests providing a resume that is on point with the specific opening for which you’ll interview.
Other tips: ”[P]rint off five to 10 copies of your resume from a quality printer using good, 24-pound paper. Use a neutral, earthy tone: off-white, tan, light brown, gray or something similar. Show attention to detail, ensuring the watermark prints in an upright position. With a stack of freshly printed resumes in hand, you are equipped to distribute them to additional hiring decision makers who may unexpectedly arrive, empty-handed, at your meeting.” Next
Says Glassdoor.com: “Consider what visual representations of your value you could provide. Buy about a dozen 3-hole-punched sheet protectors in which to display your horn-tooting items. Examples include a thank-you note, a printout of a sales graph, an email from a happy client and a project milestone chart showcasing results of a mammoth project.” Next
3. ‘Testimonials’ page
A ‘testimonials’ page is different from a references page. You provide names only of three to five key associates who can vouch for your talents, Glassdoor.com says.
“[O]rganize the page to include three columns: 1. Name of person and their company affiliation; 2. Your relationship to that person; e.g., you and s/he collaborated on a specific project; you provided sales consultation to that person; or, you trained them in their new role, for example; and, 3. What they have said in the past about you or would say if approached today about your contribution to individual or team goals in relationship to saving time, trimming costs or adding to profits.” Next
4. ROI action plan
Says Glassdoor.com: “[C]ome prepared to articulate how you will hit the ground running to make an impact when hired – how you will return the company’s investment.” This involves research, but dig deep and find out about industry issues, then provide a plan of attack. “[W]hen building your strategy, speak to specific action plan steps you are prepared to take to resolve those issues during the first 30, 60, 90 days.” Next
5. Marketing (business) card
“Your business card should include critical contact information such as your name, e-mail, voicemail and your LinkedIn profile. It also should include your tagline, further underscoring your value, as well as a metric-based achievement result to add concreteness,” says Glassdoor.com. It also advises using both sides of the business card. Back to the beginning
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