Asking questions helps you - the interviewer - learn more, but also provides information to the person you’re chatting with. Thoughtful questions can build rapport, demonstrate curiosity, and indicate enthusiasm for a role or industry. Question can also reflect how you’ve been listening and processing information. Rather than mechanically going through questions one by one, you should be prepared to respond at appropriate times and ask follow-up questions when relevant - listen carefully and try to ensure your interviewee is comfortable with the direction of the conversation. This document can be duplicated for note-taking.
A resume should be specific to the role you are submitting it for, and your descriptions should be tailored with the job description in mind. This guide contains tips and guiding questions to help you to communicate - through your resume - that you do indeed have the skills required to be successful in the role. You can apply the suggestions in the
Do people even read cover letters anymore? Though many positions no longer require cover letters, one that clearly articulates why you’re a good fit for the role and how you’ll add value - while illustrating your passion for the role/company - can help you stand out to recruiters or hiring mangers. Shorter notes (more succinct and less formal than a traditional cover letter) can also achieve the same purpose.