Hiring / Application Tips

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Hiring / Application Tips

Remember that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. This is especially true for your application – in other words, this is your opportunity to give us a clear, concise picture of your skills, interests, and character. It is easy when you follow a few straightforward rules of thumb:

  1. Make sure your application file is complete. A proper application always includes:
    • a cover letter.
    • a resume.
       
  2. In your cover letter, tell us a little about yourself and why you are applying:
    • What job are you applying for?
    • Why does this particular job interest you?
    • What expectations do you have of the new job?
    • What makes you the right person for this position?
       
  3. Your up-to-date resume should:
    • be written in bullet form.
    • list your most recent position first.
       
  4. Adhere to accepted standards:
    • Check every single character you type for formatting and spelling mistakes.
    • Clearly structure your application and make sure it’s easy to read.
    • Adhere to today’s “rules” of written correspondence (like paragraphs, line spacing, and font size).
    • For online and email applications, only attach files that everyday computers can handle and open. Before sending your application, convert your Word documents into one PDF file no larger than 4 MB. This guarantees that your application will make it through our system.
       
  5. Present yourself in a good light:
    • List related hobbies and personal interests in your resume.
    • Write your cover letter in a way that makes us want to learn more about you.
    • Tell us what makes your professional contributions different.
       
 
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