Advice from the recruiter
Garaga wants to help you out in your hiring process by presenting you tips and advices to get the attention from our recruiters. In addition, you have at your disposal a list to help you be prepared for your selection interview.
Your resume must be representative
The Latin term curriculum vitae means “life course”. In fact, it must then present your professional background and education as faithfully as possible while doing it short and precise. In addition to these roles, it is a written and a positive version of you.
When redacting your résumé, you should always aim the goal of being compelling while remaining honest and trustworthy. It is a best practice and it shows that you’re really interested in the company and in the position you are applying, while giving a good first impression.
Stand out with a cover letter
A cover letter allows the recruiter to quickly find what he looks for. There are several forms of writing, but the most common is the You-Me-Us. You: Where have you learned of the job offer? Why the company interests you?
Me: What are your professional experiences, your skills? What can you bring to our company?
Us: What can you and Garaga do together? You must demonstrate that you are the candidate we’re seeking.
Be prepared for the interview - Checklist
This checklist is designed to make your job easier and increase your chances of success at a selection interview. Be prepared is the key to success!
Before the interview
- Learn about Garaga and its mission, its culture and objectives.
- Know your talents, your skills and areas for improvement relative to the job posting.
- Revise your résumé and learn its content.
- Understand the job offer for which you apply.
- Demonstrate an interest by preparing questions for the interview.
- Print an extra copy of your résumé
- Make sure you know the location, date, time and name of contact person.
During the interview
- Wear appropriate attire to the coveted job posting.
- Bring an extra copy of your résumé.
- Plan to be ahead of about 15 minutes.
- Always give a firm handshake while looking the person in the eyes.
- Have a proper posture.
- During the interview, if a question bothers you, take time to think to give a better answer. If you do not grasp the meaning of the question, ask that it be reworded.
- At the end of the interview, give a firm handshake while looking the person in the eyes and thanks him for having met you.
After the interview
- Contact the recruiter to thank him for the job interview.
- If you have no reply in the following weeks of the interview, do a follow up with the recruiter.
The most important is to be who you are!
You can also download and print this checklist for your interview preparation