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It’s that pivotal moment in a job interview. It seems that every job candidate waits on pins and needles for a single and inevitable question to be asked in the interview … that moment when the interviewer says, “So, tell me about yourself.”
This question strikes fear in the hearts of job seekers everywhere. In reality, the question is an excellent opportunity for job candidates to showcase their accomplishments and utilize their rehearsed elevator pitches. It’s a matter of choosing, adopting, and owning a strategy that highlights the candidate’s finest qualities, experiences, and goals with confidence — without coming across as arrogant. If you want to learn how to answer the “Tell me about yourself” question, explore our interview strategies from the experts at Whitman Associates today!
The Winning Answer Strategy
Are you facing a series of interviews with hiring managers who are eager to learn more about you via the disarmingly pointed “Tell me about yourself” question?
If you are, there is no reason to worry — you can handle this question and learn to market yourself with confidence and ease.
With the right strategy, this question becomes a breeze, alleviating stress, uncertainty, and self-doubt while giving you handy tools to help you communicate your important background information and desired professional traits. Use your “tell me about yourself” answer to share with the interviewer how you market yourself as essential to the position and illustrate what you bring to the table, further leveraging you as the perfect candidate for the role.
The Present-Past-Future Formula
Some time ago, recruiting professionals recognized the struggle that job seekers consistently face when they need to answer the “Tell me about yourself” question. Over the years, the present-past-future formula has become a leading strategy for marketing yourself in interviews and is recommended to earnest job candidates by hiring professionals.
The formula is perfect because it provides you with a simple, three-part “script.” It is concise, comprehensive, easy to remember and sure to fill you with confidence — which is often more than half the battle.
Most importantly, this strategy gives recruiting managers a panoramic image of who you are, how you work and what your goals are — especially related to their organizational needs — in a succinct three-point snapshot.
Crafting Responses: Strong vs Weak Answers
Take a look at these strong present-past-future sample answers to the “Tell me about yourself” question to get an idea of how you might think of marketing yourself in interviews:
Strong Example 1 – “I currently work as the office manager for a small business with a staff of 30. The whole team is fantastic, but I feel like I’m ready — and incredibly eager — to take on a bustling office environment. Considering you house 150 employees at this location alone, I think this is the perfect place for me to up my game and move into the next step in my career.”
Strong Example 2 – “After obtaining my communications degree, I set my sights on a career in public relations. While searching for the perfect job, I worked as a server for a catering company where I made many great connections, including my last employer that owned an advertising agency. Although I have learned the finer points of marketing and advertising at my current position, I crave the experience of shaping public personas and managing talent’s image. I believe I could become a solid and reliable asset for your local media and sports clients.”
While the second example was not written in the official order, it still hit all the same points of present, past and future. Mix it up, but make sure that your “Tell me about yourself” answer is something you can easily respond with because it has been so well-rehearsed as you practice marketing yourself for your interview.
A weaker answer to “Tell me about yourself” might look like the following:
Weak Example 1 – “I have worked at my current job as a receptionist for three years and have built some good relationships. I learned a lot, too. In my spare time, I paint in watercolors and am a long distance runner. I think I can easily learn the ropes here and help as an executive assistant.”
Weak Example 2 – “I work well without supervision and I do a lot for others. I’m interested in a promotion to an Executive Assistant role because of my experience.”
These answers do not work well for a number of reasons — one of them is that the answers come across disjointed, unorganized and lacking enthusiasm. The speaker fails to effectively market themselves and the interviewer might question whether they know how to prepare well or if they simply did not want the job if answering a question this way.
Do You Need Help Marketing Yourself for Important Job Interviews?
Do you feel like your ‘Tell me about yourself’ answer in job interviews sounds a little robotic, uncertain or insincere? If you’re having problems with any phase of the interviewing process, our recruiting team at Whitman Associates is here to help hone your skills. We’re happy to sit down with you to focus on marketing yourself as a candidate and interviewing techniques to ensure you have custom responses and strategies tailored to your personal strengths and weaknesses while helping you avoid any pitfalls.
Contact us via phone or email today to set up an appointment to talk about interviewing issues, any of our listed jobs that interest you or whatever else we can do to help you land your dream role.
Are you organized, detail-oriented, and passionate about managing individuals, teams, and projects? If so, a career as a project coordinator might be perfect for you. Project coordinators work alongside project managers and administrative assistants to play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth execution of projects at their company, from planning and organizing to communicating and problem-solving. Let’s explore the best practices for finding and securing a temp, temp to perm, or permanent staffing job as a project coordinator with Whitman Associates.
The Role of a Project Coordinator
The role of project coordinator is integral to the successful execution of projects within any organization. No matter your sector, project coordinators are the communication hub that keeps information flowing between project managers, cross-collaborative departments, other contractors, and the end client. Project coordinators typically keep records, track progress, and provide regular updates to inform all stakeholders of the project status.
Research Job Opportunities
Don’t rely solely on local or generic job boards when researching job listings. There may also be a niche job search platform in your industry that specializes in the role of project coordinator or project manager. Tailor your job search to find coordinator positions supporting managers that match your skills and interests. You can also set up job alerts and receive notifications when relevant project coordinator positions become available.
Update Your Resume, Cover Letter, and LinkedIn
Your resume and cover letter are your first opportunity to make a positive impression on potential employers. Tailor your project coordinator resume to highlight relevant skills, experience, and accomplishments. Be sure to emphasize your organizational skills, attention to detail, communication abilities, and any pertinent project management software proficiencies. Some of the top skills listed on resumes for project coordinators are:
Attention to Detail
In your cover letter, showcase your enthusiasm for the role and the industry, address specific requirements from the job posting, and provide examples of how your project coordination skills align with the company’s needs. A personalized and well-written cover letter can significantly increase your chances of standing out.
Your online presence matters if you plan to update your resume and submit job applications. Update your LinkedIn profile when you apply to new roles so it has the most up-to-date professional accomplishments, skills, and aspirations. Follow companies and groups related to project coordination and project management to stay updated with industry trends and job opportunities.
Network and Connect
Networking can open doors to hidden job opportunities. Attend industry events, workshops, and seminars to connect with professionals in the field. Join online project management forums and groups to share insights and learn from others’ experiences. Don’t underestimate the power of a genuine connection in the professional world. Finding a mentor is a surefire way to get ahead in your career, as you can learn from discussions you have about their career experiences.
Prepare for Interviews
Once you begin applying to new project coordinator roles, it will be time to prepare thoroughly for upcoming interviews. Research the companies you are applying to and understand their projects, values, and culture. Practice answering common interview questions and be ready to provide examples of how you’ve handled challenging situations and demonstrated your project coordination versus project management skills in your previous roles.
During the interview, focus on how your previous administrative assistant and project coordination skills, and experiences align with the company’s and management’s needs. Highlight your ability to streamline processes, manage timelines, and ensure project deliverables are met for the project managers you support. Showcase your problem-solving skills by describing how you’ve overcome obstacles in previous roles and how you are the best fit for the position based on those experiences.
Embrace Continuous Improvement
Project management methodologies and tools are constantly evolving. Stay current with the latest trends and best practices by attending industry workshops, taking free or paid training courses online, obtaining necessary certifications and reading industry publications. Demonstrating your commitment to professional growth can make you a more attractive candidate to potential employers and will help you round out your skillset. Consider taking on temp or temp-to-perm positions with companies before joining as permanent staff.
Be Patient and Persistent
Finding the proper role as a project coordinator can take time. Keep refining your approach, learn from each interview or mentor conversation, and persist in pursuing the perfect position. After your interview, send a thank you note or email to express your appreciation for their time and reiterate your enthusiasm for the position and company. This small gesture can leave a positive impression on the hiring team and help you stand out from other applicants.
Becoming a successful project coordinator involves career planning, effective communication, networking, and continuous improvement. Implementing these best practices can enhance your chances of securing your dream job in project coordination or management support roles. Your dedication and commitment will pay off in the long run as you embark on an exciting and fulfilling career journey with Whitman Associates. Contact us today to discuss your next career move!
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We are excited to announce that Whitman Associates, Inc. was awarded the Spectrum award for Excellence in Client Satisfaction among Washington, D.C. recruiters by City Beat News!
Thank you to all of our incredible clients and candidates who have made this possible. WAI has proudly provided the DMV with stellar staffing services since 1972, and we are thrilled to be continuing that tradition today.
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Welcome to Whitman Associates’ comprehensive guide on creating an ATS-friendly resume. Whether you’re starting from scratch or optimizing your current resume for ATS, you’ll find valuable insights and tips to increase your chances of making a positive impression on both a mechanical and intentional reviewer.
At Whitman Associates, we are committed to assisting you on your job search journey. Understanding how an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) works is a key step in this process. With this knowledge, you’ll not only enhance the quality of your application, but also gain a deeper understanding of the modern recruitment landscape, empowering you to navigate your career path with confidence. Now, let’s begin our deep-dive into the world of ATS.
What is an ATS?
Before we dive into ATS-friendly resumes, let’s clarify what we mean by an ATS, or Applicant Tracking System. An ATS is a software application used by employers to manage recruitment. It organizes, screens, and tracks applications and resumes, significantly streamlining the hiring process. It can filter applications based on given criteria such as keywords, skills, former employers, years of experience, and schools attended. However, an ATS isn’t just a machine doing the recruiter’s job, but a tool to assist and enhance the hiring process.
Debunking ATS Myths
It’s easy to find a plethora of misinformation about ATSs online. Some sources may lead you to believe that these systems automatically filter out candidates based on arbitrary or discriminatory criteria. However, this is a misunderstanding. In fact, an ATS is simply a tool to manage the sheer volume of applications. It’s designed to organize and streamline, not discriminate or exclude.
Another common myth that circulates among job seekers is the belief that ATSs actually “read” the resumes they submit. Many fear that their candidacy is solely at the mercy of an AI system parsing their resume.
The reality is that ATSs serve predominantly as storage and organization tools. They collect and categorize resumes, making it easier for human recruiters to manage and review applications.
The Importance of an ATS-Friendly Resume
Crafting an ATS-friendly resume is a crucial aspect of the modern job application process. Since many companies utilize these systems to handle the initial screening of applications, understanding how to optimize your resume for ATS is not just useful, but essential. The perfect resume increases your chances of being shortlisted for the position you’ve applied for by ensuring that the resume can be correctly interpreted and categorized by the system.
Armed with this knowledge, let’s explore the do’s and don’ts of creating an ATS-friendly resume. Whether you’re applying for your first job or eyeing a top-tier position, we’re here to help you navigate the ATS landscape and get one step closer to landing your dream job.
Creating an ATS-Friendly Resume: The Do’s
DO Embrace Specificity in Skills
Every job opening requires a specific set of skills, languages, and software knowledge. If you have them, flaunt them. When optimizing your resume for ATSs, consider every language you’ve studied, every software you’ve worked with, and all the skills you’ve developed over time. The more specific you are, the better.
Remember, recruiters often look for specific skills when they search in an ATS. For example, if a recruiter types “Excel” into the search bar, you want your resume to be part of the search results. Optimizing for ATSs can be your ticket to getting your application noticed and, ultimately, shortlisted.
DO Prioritize Plain Text over Graphics
While a visually stunning resume can be an attention grabber, it could also be a hindrance to your visibility in an ATS. Some systems may struggle to accurately process images, graphics, or pictures, which could affect your resume’s searchability.
For creative professionals, there’s a way around this. If you have artwork or a portfolio to showcase, include a link to your website or another platform. This way, you retain your creative edge without affecting your ATS visibility.
DO Revise for Readability
Although an ATS might scan your resume for keywords, a recruiter will be the one to make the final decision. This underscores the importance of making your resume readable. Ensure your resume is clear, concise, well-structured, and free of grammatical errors. A resume laden with typos or difficult to read can overshadow your qualifications and work against you.
Creating an ATS-Friendly Resume: The Don’ts
DON’T Use Fluff
When highlighting your skills and experiences, it’s crucial to be clear, precise, and to the point. Algorithms that ATSs use thrive on explicit skills and professional experiences. Therefore, it’s best to steer clear of ambiguous, generic descriptions that might not be detected in an ATS search.
Take, for instance, a statement like ‘exceptional team player’. While it might sound impressive, it could be more impactful to mention specific teamwork skills such as ‘collaboration’, ‘conflict resolution’, or ‘leadership’.
DON’T Overuse Buzzwords
While it’s crucial to use relevant keywords and industry jargon in your ATS-friendly resume, be careful not to overdo it. Yes, these buzzwords can optimize your resume for ATS searches, but remember, your resume ends up being evaluated by human recruiters. The goal is to strike a balance between keywords and meaningful, descriptive content.
DON’T Write Like a Robot
It’s understandable that, armed with some knowledge about ATS, job seekers might be tempted to outsmart the system. Strategies such as copying and pasting large blocks of keywords might seem like a clever workaround. However, while these tactics might temporarily trick an ATS, they will likely fall flat when your resume lands in the hands of human recruiters.
Remember, the ultimate goal is to create a resume that’s both ATS and human-friendly. Make sure your keyword usage is natural, integrated seamlessly within your experience and skills descriptions.
The Whitman Associates Recruitment Approach
At Whitman Associates, we take pride in putting the human touch into our recruitment process. Our approach prioritizes manual review over software screening. Once we manually identify a potential candidate, their resume is inputted into our ATS to track their status throughout the recruitment journey, ensuring clear and transparent communication at each stage.
Understanding and leveraging the capabilities of an ATS-friendly resume is vital in the modern job search. However, we strongly advocate for viewing your resume as not merely an ATS-optimized document, but a human-friendly one too.
Your Dream Job Awaits
Our expertise at Whitman Associates extends beyond career advice – we are your partner in landing your dream job. As your trusted, leading professional staffing firm serving the Washington, D.C. area, we have a keen eye for matching candidates with the right opportunities. Our role doesn’t end with understanding your resume; we are committed to understanding you.
Allow us to guide you through your job search, adding value and efficiency every step of the way. Get in touch or email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and get started on your journey today.
Navigating the job market and constructing your resume with little to no work experience can be a daunting task. However, with the right mindset, strategic planning, and leveraging powerful resources like Whitman Associates, landing your first job is entirely achievable. In this blog, we’ll explore some actionable steps to help you break into the professional world. Let’s discover how to get a great job, even with no experience.
Networking is a powerful tool in how to get a job with no experience in the digital age. It’s not just about shaking hands at industry events; it’s about forging genuine connections that open doors to opportunities. Attend industry-specific events online and in person to gain valuable knowledge and make your presence known.
Consider joining professional organizations related to your field of interest. These organizations often host networking events and provide resources for job seekers.
LinkedIn is an essential tool for modern networking. Make sure your profile is complete, professional, and engaging. Regularly share and comment on posts related to your industry to increase your visibility. Connect with professionals in your field, join industry-specific groups, and don’t shy away from reaching out to potential mentors.
Highlight Transferable Skills
You may lack professional experience, but chances are, you’ve developed valuable skills in other areas of your life. Volunteering, school projects, hobbies, or even personal challenges can all provide valuable experience. Identify these transferable skills and learn how to articulate them effectively in your resume to get a job with no experience. Leadership, teamwork, project management, and communication are all highly valued in the professional world. Showcase these skills with specific examples or stories.
Gain Experience through Internships and Volunteering
Internships and volunteering offer valuable opportunities to gain experience, learn industry-specific skills, and build a professional network. These no-experience-needed jobs will make you a better candidate for your dream job. Plus, they demonstrate to employers your initiative and commitment to your chosen field. It’s a win-win!
Tap into the Power of Temp Jobs
Temporary jobs are an excellent gateway into the job market. They offer you a chance to gain professional experience, learn new skills, and build a network. And many times, they can lead to permanent positions.
Whitman Associates has been a leader in the staffing industry since 1972, offering candidates exceptional opportunities with businesses in the Washington D.C. area. Applying to temp jobs through Whitman Associates is about gaining a partner in your job search. We provide guidance, insights, and full-service support to meet your needs, teaching you how to get a job even with no experience.
Technology has revolutionized the job hunt process! If you’re wondering how to get a job with no experience needed, using job search engines and company websites to find opportunities are great places to start. Sign up for email alerts for new postings that match your interests and qualifications.
Utilize online tools to create a sleek, modern resume and cover letter. Websites like Canva offer free templates that can help your application stand out. Also, consider creating an online portfolio to showcase your skills, particularly for creative roles. Video interviews are increasingly becoming the norm, so it’s essential to feel comfortable in front of a camera. Be sure to build upon and practice your interview skills consistently to stay on your interview A-game.
Tailor Your Application
When applying for jobs with no work experience, avoid submitting generic resumes and cover letters. Instead, tailor your application to the specific job and company. Research the business, identify its values, and use your findings to show how you can contribute to help you get the job with no experience. Employers appreciate candidates who take the time to understand their business and its needs.
Developing a Personal Brand
Looking to take your personal branding strategy past your perfectly-tailored resume? Your personal brand is a reflection of your unique skills, experiences, and passions. Developing a strong personal brand can help differentiate you from other candidates. Create a consistent online presence across various platforms and showcase your expertise and relevant experience through blog posts, articles, and social media content.
Even as you’re learning how to get a job with no experience, continue to invest in your education and keep learning. Online platforms like Coursera, edX, and Khan Academy offer free courses across a wide range of subjects. Earning certifications in relevant areas can bolster your resume if you have no work experience and demonstrate how committed you are to the field.
Moreover, consider going back to school if it aligns with your long-term career goals. Pursuing further education, such as a graduate degree or vocational training, can enhance your skills and make you more competitive in the job market. However, it’s crucial to weigh the benefits and costs, including time commitment and financial investment, to ensure it’s the right choice for your situation. Whether it’s a formal degree or an online course, continuous learning is a valuable strategy in your career journey.
Stay Persistent and Positive
Embarking on a job search and learning how to get a job with no experience can be challenging and sometimes overwhelming. You’re likely to face rejection and possibly criticism along the way. However, it’s essential to stay persistent and maintain a positive mindset. The key is to remain open to feedback and continuously seek ways to enhance your skills and qualifications.
Maintaining a positive attitude during your job search isn’t just about feeling good—it’s a strategic move. Employers are more likely to hire candidates who demonstrate resilience, optimism, and a can-do attitude. Each step, no matter how small, brings you closer to your career goals.
Seek Professional Guidance
Learning how to get a job with no experience may seem challenging, but it’s not impossible. With a strategic approach, a robust network, and the guidance of experienced professionals like Whitman Associates, your career journey can begin on a strong footing.
With our A+ Better Business Bureau rating and stellar Google Rating, you can rest assured that Whitman Associates is here to help you land your dream job. Serving the Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia area, we have been connecting job seekers with the region’s top employers for more than 50 years.
Get in Touch with Whitman Associates Today
By following these steps and leveraging resources like Whitman Associates, you’ll understand exactly how to get a great job—even with no experience. Remember, everyone starts somewhere, and with the right mindset, resources, and persistence, your ‘somewhere’ could be just around the corner!
Have you ever found yourself wondering how to break into a new industry or where you can gain insights into a particular career path? Informational interviews can allow you to ask questions about a company or a career field before you formally apply. These meetings can unlock valuable knowledge, expand your professional network and accelerate your career growth.
Here’s everything you need to know about what informational interviews are, why you should request one and how to go about setting up and conducting these invaluable conversations.
What is an informational interview?
An informational interview is a one-on-one conversation between you and someone working in an industry, role or organization you’re interested in. The purpose of this informal meeting is to gather information, advice and insights from someone with firsthand experience. Informational interviews are not job interviews, so you won’t be asking questions about specific job openings or asking for a job directly. Instead, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the industry and job category you are interested in, learn about potential career paths and build relationships that could lead to future opportunities.
Here are a few of the great benefits of requesting an informational interview:
Gain insider information
Informational interviews offer an opportunity to ask key questions and learn about the ins and outs of a particular role or industry from someone who’s “been there, done that.”
Expand your network
Establishing connections with professionals in your desired field can open doors to potential job opportunities, mentorships or referrals.
Improve your interview skills
These conversations can help you practice communicating effectively and confidently as a job seeker, which will prove useful during actual job interviews.
How to ask for an informational interview
Reaching out to professionals to ask for an informational interview can seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. LinkedIn, for example, is a career-focused networking space where questions about a person’s role or industry are incredibly common.
Think of it this way — a growth-oriented company is always looking for new talent and wants job seekers to show interest. If you find someone who loves what they do, they will probably also love talking about it and relish the chance to answer your questions. Here are some tips on how to ask for an informational interview.
Start by identifying professionals in your desired field, role or organization. LinkedIn is an excellent resource for this — you can search for people by job title, industry or company, and even filter by location or shared connections.
Once you’ve found potential informational interviewees, send them a connection request or message with your question. Be sure to personalize your request by mentioning shared connections or interests and explaining why you’re reaching out. Keep it brief and respectful.
Clearly state that you’re looking to conduct an informational interview and provide context about your career goals or interests. Let them know you value their time and are only seeking 20-30 minutes of their expertise.
Offer a range of dates and times when you request an informational interview, and be willing to accommodate the interviewee’s schedule. Be open to conducting the interview in person, over the phone or via video call.
I’m a communications student at Georgetown. I’m interested in event management after I graduate, and I’d love to hear more about your experience working with DC Event Planners. Do you have 20 minutes for a quick meet-up or phone call?
Some people will respectfully decline, but you may be surprised by how many people say yes.
Questions to ask during an informational interview
Now that you’ve successfully secured an informational interview, it’s time to prepare a list of thoughtful questions to ask. Here are some suggestions to get you started:
Can you describe a typical day in your role?
What do you enjoy most about your job, and what are the biggest challenges?
How did you get started in this industry, and what steps did you take to reach your current position?
What skills or qualifications are most important for success in this role or industry?
Can you recommend any resources (books, websites, professional associations) for someone looking to learn more about this field?
What career advice do you have for someone looking to break into this industry or transition into a similar role?
Are there any upcoming networking events or industry conferences you’d recommend attending?
Can you suggest other professionals I should speak with to gain further insights into this field?
Following up and thanking the interviewer
Once you’ve completed your informational interview and asked all of your key questions, it’s time to follow up. The follow-up is a crucial step in the informational interview process, as it helps solidify the relationship you’ve built with the interviewee and demonstrates your gratitude for their time and insights.
Send a thank-you note
Within 24 hours of the interview, send a personalized thank-you email or handwritten note to the interviewee. Express your appreciation for their time, reiterate what you found most valuable from the conversation and mention any next steps you plan to take based on their advice.
Connect on LinkedIn
If you haven’t already, add your informational interviewee on LinkedIn with a personalized connection request. This will help you stay in touch and keep up-to-date with their professional journey.
As you make progress in your career journey, don’t hesitate to share updates with the interviewee. They’ll likely be interested in hearing about how their advice has helped you, and it’s a great way to maintain the relationship.
Pay it forward
As your career progresses, be open to conducting informational interviews for others who may want to ask questions about your career path. Sharing your knowledge and experience can make a significant impact on someone else’s career journey.
Accelerate your success with Whitman Associates
Requesting an informational interview to ask your connection key questions is a powerful networking tool that can provide valuable insights into your desired career path, expand your professional network and hone your communication skills. By being proactive in requesting and conducting these interviews, you’ll be well on your way to unlocking new career opportunities and achieving your professional goals.
When you’re ready to further your career search, remember that Whitman Associates can help — saving you precious time and money on your journey. As a trusted partner in professional staffing since 1972, our knowledgeable and friendly team is dedicated to matching your unique skills and aspirations with the perfect opportunities. Send your resume to email@example.com to get started.