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Revisiting your resume before applying for a job can help you to polish it to perfection and it gives you an opportunity to revisit how you are presenting yourself and what you are saying makes you the most attractive candidate. Because this is the first thing many companies will go through when considering who to grant an interview, you don’t want to get tripped up by any number of simple mistakes.
By following these tips during your resume review, you can feel confident you’re using a document that will get your recognized. more >>
Portfolio Tips (for UX job seekers):
Showcase your talent with the Perfect Portfolio
Are you prepared to show off what you’re most proud of? Beside a highly polished resume, most UX job seekers should have a portfolio and/or a website prepared to serve as a showcase for the breadth and talent of past design work. These initial impressions play a key role which cannot be over emphasized, in the hiring process and now is a great time to take a step back and think about what your showcase really says about you. more >>
Phone Interview Tips:
Are you ready, day or night, for the buzz of your phone!
When you are in the process of actively searching for a job, it is important that you are ready for a phone interview on a moment’s notice. Like Batman scanning the sky for the bat signal, you never know when a recruiter might call and you always want to sound as prepared and confident as possible.
When there is a call for you from company the first thing to do is identify a way to clear your head and shift your focus to the business at hand. Ask the recruiter to repeat his or her name for you, and write it down so that it won’t go flying out of your head when you are thinking clearly, and you will have a person to reference should you follow up on the call. more >>
In-person Interview Tips
Present Yourself as a Superstar!
You’ve worked hard on your resume, teamed up with Bestica’s recruiters, and now that teamwork has resulted in a request for an in-person interview. Congratulations! This is an essential step on your career ladder.
Whether you’re a contractor who interviews every few months or someone who is considering a career change after many years with one company, Bestica is here to be your advocate and coach through the process.
Let’s start out with some tried and true tips for the sit-down interview. more >>
(It makes for a better golf swing AND it might get you hired!)
1. Immediately after the interview (Yes, we do mean from the parking lot on your cell!), phone your Bestica UX Recruiter to debrief the interview.
2. Send a short but sincere thank you letter or email (or maybe both) to your interviewer that briefly reaffirms your interest in the position and expresses appreciation for the time and consideration of the company in granting the intervew.
3. Your Bestica UX recruiter will provide you any relevant feedback received from the company and coordinate further interviews or work with you in negotiating the job offer.
4. Keep your Bestica UX recruiter updated on any contacts you have with your prospective employer beyond the interview so that everyone is on the same page who is working for you!