Good appearance is the key to good impression. No matter how talented and experienced you are, you won't get the job if you cannot present yourself effectively on the resume or in interviews.
One of the Top Pros this time, David, has seen many resumes and job applicants, from recent graduates to experienced international company executives. Through his story, you can grasp the basics of packaging and make your resume stand out.
What Makes You Like Writing Resumes and Teaching Interview Skills?
I had been working for the human resource department, especially in recruitment and training. Throughout my years in this field, I have seen potential applicants who could not show their best on the resume and eventually failed to get the offer. Therefore, I want to make use of my knowledge and my perspective as an employer to help applicants present themselves better. I started off editing my friends' resumes and teaching them interview skills, but then I observed an increasing demand of these services. So I decided to be an expert at HelloToby to help more people to get their dream job.
Can A Person with No Work Experience Write An Eye-catching Resume?
Of course! If you don't have work experience, try to think of activities you have joined and the achievements you had back in your school days. Use these examples to illustrate your strengths. One of the problems my customers have in common is that they do not know what their own achievements are, or they do not see them as achievements. By asking them a lot of questions, I can always find hidden treasures. So you should try this method too - to present the best version of yourself. Even if it's just interpersonal skills, you can call it a speciality if you hit the right note.
What Types of Customers Have You Encountered? Which One is the Most Unforgettable?
Since my job is to help customers to shine, I can help you as long as you want to present yourself decently. I have helped children to prepare for kindergarten application, primary school application, and university application, application by fresh graduates, or people who want to change their job.
One of the most unforgettable experiences is to work with the CEO of a listed securities company. He has great experiences and is diligent, so the hardest part is to pick the best out of the list. After communication and editing, he was very satisfied with the two versions of resume I came up with. I'm happy to have met and helped someone who is so successful.
Can You Share 3 Skills in Resume Writing and Interview Skills?
For Resume Writing:
1. Appropriate Length of a Resume
The resume should be kept within 1-3 pages. 2 pages would be the best. If you have a lot of work experience, you can take out activities and achievements. As for fresh graduates, use activities and achievements to enrich your resume.
2. Careful Wordings
Different choices of diction reflects different personalities. You have to be careful about your choice of words and make sure that they are consistent in style and tone.
3. Clean Formatting
Human resource departments receive hundreds of applications each day. Both content and format are important. The resume should be clean and easy to read.
1. Appropriate Body Language
A lot of people neglect the importance of body language, but it is one of the crucial elements in an interview. It directly affects how an employer sees you. Remember to smile (60% of body language), maintain eye contact, and be careful with your sitting posture.
2. Giving Organised Responses to Vague Questions
The employer might ask some vague questions to test your logical thinking and organizational skills. Do not talk endlessly, just focus on 3 main points and support each with an example.
3. Reacting To Questions You Don't Know
First and foremost, do not be afraid. You can first recap the question and let the interviewer know that you understand the question. This can buy yourself some time to think.
If you really don't know, you can honestly reply "I am sorry, I do not have experience in this. But I know...", then express your eagerness in learning more about it.
Why Did You Choose HelloToby in the First Place?
I have used an international job matching platform before, but I soon discovered that there were not enough Hong Kong customers. Also, a lot of foreign customers only want to work with people of the same nationality. Other platforms have complicated paying methods which limit the income of experts. HelloToby focuses on local customers. The quality and quantity of job opportunities are ensured and payments are clear. Both customers and service providers benefit.
How Many Customers Come from HelloToby?
I started using HelloToby in May 2017, and I already have over 60 customers now. Around 60% of my customers are found via HelloToby. I have 3 new customers every week. I will continue using HelloToby to contact more customers and further promote my service.
How Does HelloToby Help You with Your Business?
HelloToby has customers from different industries, which expands my customer base. As my business goes up, my exposure goes up as well, helping me to build my personal brand. Also, the HelloToby App is easy to use. I can contact my customers any time. The time between giving quotations and getting hired is minimised.
What is the Secret to Your Success Achieved in HelloToby? What Advice Would You Give to New Experts?
There are mainly 3 points：
You need to use precise wordings when you talk about your own experience and strengths. Avoid lengthy introduction paragraphs. Including pictures, portfolio and your personal website will make your resume look more professional.
After customers have seen your quotations, you should ask proper questions to understand their needs. Then, you can talk specifically about your service. Do not be too aggressive, give them space and do follow-up nicely.
Provide quality services, and encourage your clients to leave good reviews. These will build your reputation.
How Do You Stand Out from the Crowd and Became A Top Pro? And What Are The Characteristics?
It usually takes me 30 minutes to comprehend the customers' background, strengths, and goals. Then I will start my work after knowing them really well. Over 90% of my customers are satisfied with my first draft and need no further editing. These resumes are ready and decent for application in a short time.
Also, complete follow-up service after sales and value-added service are necessary. For example, I will edit the resume for free within 30 days. I will also teach my clients some interview skills. All I want is to help them to stand out from the other applicants and get their dream job.
How Can A Customer Receive Your Quotations?
Go check out my profile on HelloToby, list your requirements and needs (such as a specific date), I will contact you promptly!
|【5-Star Rating】David is an expert for sure who's ultra helpful and provides not only CV-rewriting service but also comments and suggestions on your career path. I would definitely recommend him.|
|【5-Star Rating】Very effective, responsive, prompt, and professional advice on organising my work experience! CV format is quite nice and presentable. Good job!|