Preparing a Resumé


Interview Preparation

Recommended Reading

Execution (The Discipline of Getting Things Done) – Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan

Market - Based Management - Roger J Best

Built to Last
James C. Collins & Jerry I. Porras

Good to Great
Jim Collins

Results Based Leadership
Dave Ulrich, Jack Zenger, Norm Smallwood

Results From The Heart
Kiyoshi Suzaki

Developing The Leaders Around You
John C Maxwell

The Lombardi Rules
Vince Lombardi Jnr

Emotional Intelligence
Daniel Goleman

Working With Emotional Intelligence
Daniel Goleman

Useful Information

Preparing a Resumé and Interview Preparation are critical tasks for all candidates. You will find links to the pages and extracts below.

Preparing a Resumé

A well prepared resumé is an essential part of the job search process. Many very skilled and talented people never get to an interview because their resumés have inadequate content and are poorly presented. Whether you are applying for positions in the newspaper or on the Internet or have been 'head hunted', at some point you will need a well prepared document which tells 'your' story and presents you in the best possible light. In many cases you may be competing against upwards of 50 - 100 other candidates, even in senior executive roles.

A resumé is a marketing document. It represents you and tells the reader about you and your capabilities. Its presentation and content also tells the reader a lot about you as an individual. The information contained in the resumé needs to be concise, factual, descriptive and relevant to the position you are applying for. Read More

Preparing for an Interview

Your performance at an interview is the major determinant as to whether you are successful in securing a position. Clearly there are a number of variable influences which will affect the outcome of the selection process, but you can minimise the affect of those variables and enhance your chances by being well prepared. There are many instances where the best candidate presents poorly at interview and is unsuccessful and reverse examples where competent candidates present well and secure positions over more suitable applicants.

Remember that an interview is a 'two way street'. The employer will try to determine, through questioning, if you have the qualifications, experience and behavioural fit necessary to do the job. You must determine, through questioning, whether the prospective employer will give you the job satisfaction / security /challenge / variety / opportunity for personal growth and career progression you seek. Read More