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We at TARAhaat value integrity, excellence and relevance as truly valued by our respectable CEO Dr. Ashok Khosla. We groom leaders because we believe our employees are an asset and we follow a very famous saying by our CEO that “Employees in TARAhaat are not just employees but they are the entrepreneurs.” We have a work atmosphere where employees have ample of exposure to complex and challenging situations. We have a performance based culture where our employees have the opportunity to grow and succeed and to realize their true potential while delivering high quality services. We invite you to join us in creating an exciting future and in building a career in TARAhaat which has a unique mission of changing and improving lives.
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Career Development
          Resume Writing
          Interview Tips
Resume Writing

             

What is a Good CV?

             

A good and effective CV provides information not just about your qualifications and experience but is presented in such a way that it meets the employer’s requirements.  Thus, you can tailor your CV to fit the job.

It follows that you should analyze the job requirements and see how they match with your interests, qualifications and achievements.  For example if a company is looking for a sales representative who has to do a lot of traveling and you are the kind who does not like meeting people or traveling then you may not like to apply.

The Process of Writing a CV

             

First collect all the factual information about yourself, including academic record, along with the years of passing and the class you have obtained. Mention any special skills you have, especially so if they may be helpful in the job applied for.

             

After collecting the information, it is important to organize it.  This information should include:

             

«    Personal details: contact address and phone number, date of birth, email

«    Educational qualifications

«    Special training or skills, if any. E.g. Typing, NCC

«    Experience and achievements

«    Any special honors

«    Special personal qualities which make you suitable for the job

«    References: Names and addresses of persons who can vouch for you

             

Tips for writing a CV

             

«    Begin the resume with what is important.  Prioritize your resume by listing information your reader will look for first

«    Begin with your most qualifying experience: If limited experience, begin with education

«    Emphasize specific accomplishments over duties and responsibilities

«    Highlight your achievements

«    Highlight your skills like knowledge of software, foreign language, laboratory skills, etc.

«    Use concrete examples that can be measured: instead of “has leadership abilities” be specific as in “supervised eight employees” or “conducted workshop on…”

«    Use the complete page, put keep space between sections

«    Use bullets, bold type, capital letters, and underlining

«    Think of your resume as a marketing tool.  Your resume will serve as a brochure about you. Market yourself through your resume

«    Use your resume to obtain an interview.  You don’t need to go into detail about every accomplishment.  Strive to be clear and concise.  The purpose of your resume is to generate enough interest in you to have an employer contact your for an interview

«    Use bulleted sentences.  In the body of your resume, use bullets with short sentences rather than lengthy paragraphs

«    Construct your resume to read easily.  Leave white space.  Limit the length of your resume to 1-2 pages. Remember, resumes are reviewed quickly

             

Your CV should be interesting, attractive, brief and informative.  It should stand out amongst the many CVs that the employer receives.

             

Covering Letter

             

Apart from the CV a short covering letter containing reference to the advertisement in response to which you are applying and indicating your most significant qualification for the post is to be made out.  Basically it is a short business letter and serves as an introduction to your CV.

             

A covering letter must include:

             

«    Your Address and Date of writing the letter

«    Employer’s Name and Address

«    Salutation

«    Body

«    Complimentary Closing

«    Signature

«    Enclosures, if any

             

Tips for Writing a Cover Letter

             

«    A cover letter is sent with your CV.  It can make the difference between being successful in your job search or not.

«    Always include a cover letter even if the job ad does not specify that one is needed.

«    Your cover letter should not be a copy of your CV.  Specify some of your achievements in the cover letter achievements

«    Your cover letter should be customized for each employer.

«    Do not mention salary in your cover letter.  If the job ad requests your expected salary then mention a range rather than a specific amount.       

Interview Tips

             

Facing an Interview

 

                            On the Interview Day

  •        Arrive early (at least 15 minutes)
  •        Make sure you allow time for traffic, parking and the unexpected
  •        Bring copies of resume, transcripts, references and portfolio (if applicable)

                          The interviewer will begin evaluating you the minute you appear.

                Be prepared with your

  •                    Dress
  •                    Grooming
  •                    Body language
  •                    How you act

                            Dress for Success

                                 Dress for the interview:

o        For men

  • Neatly pressed trouser (Dark Shades), long sleeved shirt (Light Shades), Suit, Tie, Well polished shoes

o        For women

  • Suit, Saree, moderate make-up, minimal perfume and jewelry

                            Tips for a Successful Interview

  1.        Look the interviewer in the eye
  2.        Answer to everyone in the group
  3.        Give a firm handshake
  4.        Display good posture
  5.        Wait until you’ve been invited to sit
  6.        Feet on floor, hands in lap
  7.        Speak pleasantly and clearly
  8.        “Spin” negatives back to positives
  9.        Use limited amount of hand gestures
  10.        Be friendly - Smile
  11.        Have confidence in yourself

                           Answer personal questions in terms of skills and abilities. Be positive, specific, and have confidence in yourself.    Use words such as:

  •        Initiative
  •        Organized
  •        Ability to learn

                            Start personal questions with:

  •        I can . . .

                            (Followed by skills and experience.)

  •        I . . .
  •        (Followed by a positive personal characteristic.)

                            Tell your strengths using such words as:

  •        Well Managed
  •        Skilled
  •        Self Starter
  •        Team player
  •        Patient
  •        Hardworking
  •        Cooperative
  •        Energetic
  •        Creative
  •        Strong

                            The Interview Wraps Up

  •        Never mention anything negative.
  •        Try to turn everything into a positive.
  •        Let your employer know what you are doing to overcome any weaknesses.
  •        Do ask if any further information is needed or desired
  •        Once the interview is over, be prepared to shake hands, smile, and say “Thank You!”     

Final Notes     

¨                 Don’t feel dejected if rejected!

¨                 “You can’t always get what you want, but you may get what you need.”

¨                 The right job is out there for you!

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