Job Application Advice

Whether you are updating your current resume or writing your first one, these recommendations may help you communicate your skills and experience to our recruiters and managers. No two resumes are the same, so be sure to adapt this advice to your particular field or industry of interest.

Resume Tips
  • Update your resume to reflect your most recent work or school experience.
  • Be able to discuss each project or experience listed.
  • Include major accomplishments at previous jobs or school experiences, if relevant to the position.
  • Outline the types of projects you have worked on at each previous position.
  • Quantify - include numeric figures wherever accomplishments are measurable (ex., saved XYZ company so much money, mentored so many employees, etc.)
  • Include the keywords that recruiters look for related to the job description that has your interest. Industry terms, primary job duties, and required skills are all important to fully describe your interests and talents.
  • List job-specific software and/or technology you are proficient in that relate to the position.
  • Detail your educational background and any professional licenses or registrations that you hold.
  • Ensure that the document is free of spelling and grammatical errors. This will be the very first impression of your capabilities and attention to detail.
  • Do not be concerned with limiting your resume to one page. Make sure the person interviewing you has a full understanding of your overall experience.
Interview Tips

Consider these tips when preparing for an interview. The interview process and questions vary from office to office, but these pointers should help in most interview situations at our company.

Prepare, Prepare, Prepare
  • Review your resume to be sure you can expand on each of your listed experiences and back up any claims.
  • Visit our website to familiarize yourself with our business and operations. Get a good general idea of who we are, and what we do.
  • Practice sample interview questions with a friend.
  • Formulate questions you may have about the company and the position.
  • Keep a few examples of your work in mind, including projects or experiences you've had that highlight your skills and professionalism.
Be Yourself

Be professional and prepared, but let your personality shine as well. We don't hire a degree or a resume, we hire people.

Day of Interview
  • Dress appropriately for the position. Business causal is expected. First impressions cannot be repeated.
  • Plan to arrive ten to fifteen minutes early. This will give you time to locate the office, ease your nerves, and it shows that you are serious about the position.
  • Bring copies of your resume, a pen, and note paper for taking notes.
  • Have a list of your references available for the manager should they request one. It will show you are prepared and confident in your previous work history.
  • Bring samples of your work for the manager to review after your interview. Not only will it help verify the work you've done, but it will also help the manager remember you when reviewing all those interviewed.