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August 2013
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Alkar Human Resources
Your "Hired!"

Welcome to our brand new information hub, "Hired!". Each month we are going to present you with the most cutting-edge tips, best practices, and information to help you take the next step in your career.
The A to Z Resume Resource
The A to Z Resume Resource
What's the best resume format? How can I make my resume stand out from the crowd? What about video and infographic resumes? This eBook covers everything you need to know to prepare an exceptional resume that puts you on a recruiter's short list.
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Interviewing Tip  of the Month
Interviewing Tip of the Month: Ace Your Interview by Preparing for These Two Types of Questions

Job interview questions typically focus on revealing who can meet these two key employer objectives:
  • People who have the right behavior patterns for the job. Some jobs require assertiveness, some require high focus, some require passivity, etc.
  • People who possess the core competencies required for success. Read the job description closely to discern the abilities that are associated with a position's requirements.
As you prepare for your interview, think about what kind of behaviors and competencies the employer might deem best. Come to your interview prepared with stories that demonstrate how you have exhibited these kinds of actions or developed these proficiencies in your current or past roles.
Candidate Resource Center

Resource Center

Our Candidate Resource Center includes:

  • Managing Your Career
  • Achieving a Work/Life Balance
  • Land that Job
  • Personal Success
  • Best of the Web
  • On the Job

If you haven't checked out our resource center yet, we hope you will now!

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At Least You're Not This Guy...

Job search got you down? To help lighten your mood, here are a few amusing (accidental, in most cases) comments that were actually written in job applicants' cover letters:

  • "Here are my qualifications for you to overlook."
  • "Please call me after 5:30 because I am self-employed and my employer does not know I am looking for another job."
  • "My goal is to be a meteorologist. But since I have no training in Meteorology, I suppose I should try stock brokerage."
  • "I demand a salary commiserate with my expensive experience."


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Some recruiters spend as little as 10 seconds reviewing your resume before deciding whether or not you make the first cut! Use the tips in our ebook to keep your resume out of the "circular file."
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