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Inlogic Career Advice

Carving out a career can be quite a task. One needs bright beginnings and moves at the right time. To time these moves to perfection, InLogic provides expert career advice. Are you looking for jobs in IT consultancy? Do you wish to play a definitive role in shaping IT projects? InLogic can give great career guidance to you.

If you are considering to work in a multinational company, these might be of help to you.

Writing the Perfect Resume:

Writing a professional Resume is your first step towards securing a new job. It would be the first impression a potential new employer will get of you. In a job hunt, often, because of the competition in the job market, it is your resume that can put you ahead of other candidates and secure you an interview. The key to a successful resume is to present your skills and experience in the best light possible.

The resume should have a clear career objective with where you are now and where you want to be. The language used throughout your resume should be in line with the direction you want to go and reflect your career goals. Core experiences, strengths and weaknesses should be mentioned clearly.

Emphasise your strongest skills and experiences to demonstrate how you would fit in the role and position yourself correctly for your next career move. Demonstrate a positive attitude to all of your previous roles and highlight your ambition and willingness to learn new skills.

A resume is a long term investment that pays rich dividends! Highlight your long term career goals on your resume. Make it easier for your recruiter to identify the must have qualities. The resume should highlight your eagerness to learn and develop new skills.

Ultimately, a good resume should sell your skills after all! So, format your resume (ideally two A4 sheets). When it comes to writing the project experience, write in reverse chronological order.

Getting through an interview:

Interviews can be daunting. They provide scope for the employer to screen the candidates, to view their employment history, and test the skills. For the candidate, it would an opportunity to study how to fit in the scheme of things. As the employer has already shortlisted your candidature with respect to the requisite skills through the resume, it is the overall demeanor, and the positive attitude that the employer is looking out for.

The first step would be to prepare a checklist. From conducting a thorough research on the company, preparing a resume, and planning on what to wear to the interview one has to plan beforehand in order to avoid any untoward incidents. Self assessment and practice is very important to avoid nervousness during the interview. There might be telephonic, panel interview, group interview, technical interview or competency-based interviews. No matter what, a well informed candidate stands apart in the crowd.

An apt body language, proper articulation of aspirations, achievements, strengths and weaknesses would ensure in gaining the trust of the employer. Finally, appropriate reasons to leave the current role and opting for this job would help a candidate nail the job.

Online reputation management:

Maintaining distinct professional and social profiles are very important for a professional. This might play a major role for seeking employment. Employers and online recruiters frequently use social media networking channels to screen potential candidates.

In these times, when internet screening has become a norm, it is wiser to maintain proper profiles as there were several case of candidates being rejected for inappropriate profiles. Maintaining online reputation is pivotal for being successfully employed. Having proper online presence would lead to search results and would encourage an employer to recruit a candidate.

Managing your online reputation presents an opportunity to reinforce your application and position yourself as an industry professional. Having a professional LinkedIn profile and relevant comments on industry forums adds to your online reputation and is possible to highlight your key skills and achievements. However, active monitoring is required to ensure your online reputation remains positive.

Having an appropriate digital footprint is as good as having a ticket to a great career. As the line between private and professional social profiles is very thin, it pays to monitor your online activity.

Setting up a Google Alert will allow you to receive updates every time something is said about you online, making it easier to actively manage your reputation.