We're dedicated to making sure you feel supported and fully prepared during your interview process. Below you'll find helpful resources to ensure you're putting your best foot forward every step of the way.

Your job search should be an intentional process. Every step matters, starting with your resume. Good luck! 

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Resumes

Step one to getting a job is to create a resume that stands out. On average, a job opening attracts 250 resumes, but only 4­–6 of these will be called for an interview. We cannot stress enough the importance of a strong resume. 

 

Quick Resume Tips

  • Make sure previous roles are in the past tense.
  • Keep it one page, or 2 pages max.
  • Use consistent formatting and font.
  • Our preferred format for listing positions is: 

Line One: Title

Line Two: Company Name, Location. 

Date to the far right.

  • Make it error free! Triple check spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • At the top include email, phone number, and LinkedIn. Don’t add full address or picture. 
  • List education at the bottom if it’s been over a year since graduating.

 

 

Sample Resumes

 

Interview tips

You only have one chance to make a first impression. The key to nailing an interview is confidence, research, and practice! We know interviewing can be a challenging process so we suggest following the below tips.

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⒈ Research
Before any interview, you want to make sure you are prepared. Preparation starts with research! Research as much as you can about the company, your interviewer and any relevant news about the company. Research can often times make or break the likelihood of you getting the job. Here are some suggestions on the steps to take to best research the company prior to interviewing:
● Go to company’s website
● Go to company’s LinkedIn profile and start following them and key people in the company
● Go to company’s Facebook page and Like them
● Check out company’s Twitter page & start following them
● Google search for any press, news, articles, etc.
● Check to see if they are on crunchbase.com

⒉ Clear communication
Be concise in your responses to interview questions. The interviewer can probe further if they want you to expand, but it is important to be direct. Try not to ramble. If you do not know the answer to a question, it is OK to ask for a few minutes to think about your response vs. rambling.

⒊ Responsibilities
Understand the responsibilities of the job and be able to discuss your experience as it relates to the responsibilities. Make sure to use specific examples from previous experiences to strengthen your answer.

⒋ Questions
Have questions prepared that are intelligent and well-thought out. You don’t want to ask questions that can be easily found on the internet.

⒌ Tone and energy
Mirror the interviewer's tone and energy. This will help you communicate more effectively with them.

⒍ Dress
Know your audience and dress appropriately. Check out the company’s ‘team’ page to get an idea of the company culture.

⒎ Non-verbal cues
Give a firm handshake upon arrival and give great eye contact throughout your interview. Non-verbal cues like (handshake, eye contact, posture, composure, smiling) make a BIG impact on your overall impression to others in the interview.

⒏ Business cards
Collect business cards from the people you speak with so you have their email addresses for thank you emails. (sample thank you emails are included in our resource section.)

⒐ Phone Interviews
Be in a quiet place and have your resume, notes, and prepared questions in front of you.

⒑ Video Interviews
Double check that the sound and camera on your computer are working 10 minutes before the call. Look into the camera as much as possible when you're speaking.

 

Thank you notes

One of the most important parts of interviewing is sending a thank you note. Make sure to collect business cards from the people you speak with so you have their email addresses for thank you emails. 

    examples

    ⒈ Thank you letter, sample #1

    Hi [Name],

    Thank you so much for taking the time to speak with me today. It was a pleasure connecting with you and learning more about [Company name]’s mission and the [Job title] role you are seeking to fill.

    I am truly excited about the opportunity at [Company name] and within this role. I am confident that my experience, skill set, and motivations align perfectly with the needs of [whichever person or team this role is supporting]. Being [insert 3-4 qualities - ie: hard working, dedicated, proactive, organized, mission-driven] are all traits I would bring into this role to help you and the team become more efficient and enable you to focus on your priorities.

    I love the vision you have as a company - [explain here] and I am incredibly impressed with the platform you’re building to help make this happen. I would love to be able to join you in this mission and I look forward to hearing from you about the next steps.

    Please let me know if I can provide any additional information.

    Best,
    [Your Name]
    [Your number]

    ⒉ Thank you letter, sample #2

    Hi [Name],

    Thank you for taking the time to meet with me today regarding the [role] position at [Company name]. It is an incredible opportunity both in terms of the organization and the position and I want to reiterate my strong interest for the opportunity.

    My previous experience as an EA for multiple C-level executives with ever changing schedules makes me feel confident that I will excel in this position. I bring experience in [add here - ie: juggling multiple tasks to ensure all daily activities, from monitoring calendars to performing administrative duties, as well as managing office needs.]

    I am very enthusiastic about the possibility of joining the [Company Name] team. I truly look forward to hearing from you about the next steps. Please let me know if I can provide any additional information in the meantime.

    Best,
    [Your Name]
    [Your number]