Job Search Assistance
At Qii we provide our students with both support in resumé writing and preparation for job interviews, free of charge. This service is available on request. In the meantime, however, here are a few nuggets of wisdom you may find helpful...
Quick Resumé Tips:
7 key things a resumé should include:
Personal Details: Make sure you include accurate contact details for yourself!
Objective: Having a clearly defined, achievable goal is always an advantage.
Personal Strengths: Promote the things you know you are good at.
Professional History: Your employment record matters, show it off.
Education & Training: Employers value smarts, whether academic or otherwise.
Hobbies & Interests: Employers also like 'rounded' individuals with varied interests.
Referees: Include the details of people who can vouch for your talents.
Quick Interview Tips:
Come prepared: Know your strengths, and make sure to emphasise what you can bring to the company. Researching the company beforehand is also very important - you will impress if you can talk coherently about the business, and suggest ways in which you can add to it.
Look presentable: Take care to dress to your potential employer - as a rule, smart professional attire is a must. Well groomed hair and shiny shoes are important.
Arrive Early: Arriving 15-30 minutes early will show the employer you are keen and committed to getting the job.
Be enthusiastic: Smile, be happy and show a positive attitude. It goes a very long way.
Be self-confident: Even though you may be nervous, try to project an image of calm confidence.
Communicate fully: When answering questions, try to form your answers clearly, and take care not to be too short - as a general rule, 1 to 2 minute responses to important questions are always best.
The above is just a summary. If you would like further assistance, please contact Student Services on [email protected]