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Leave all Microsoft Word skills aside. If there is one skill that will help you throughout your working life, it is resume design. And that is the most distressing thing for job seekers around the world.
Microsoft lends a hand with its range of resume templates that are available online. Now, there’s another corner of Microsoft you can go to.
Microsoft has a page that’s dedicated to help you land your dream job. The company surveyed 1,000 18-to-25 year olds on their job search process. Microsoft took the results and asked digital print and design company MOO and career expert Maxie McCoy to create a package of resources to help aspirants with their job hunt.
Start with the three resume and cover letter templates for Microsoft Word. Try any of the three: Creative, Crisp and Clean, and Polished. Catch the eye of a recruiter with stylish digital resume templates, portfolio templates, and blog post templates on Sway. Microsoft recommends the effortlessness of Sway for highlighting your best work and for an offbeat display. It’s good option if you want to try a digital portfolio instead of an old-world resume.
All these tools are rounded off with the best tips Microsoft offers on designing resumes that get noticed. Keep the cheat sheet front and center.
But as every resume can lead to an interview, you should know how to get ready for a Skype session with recruiters. How to have an unforgettable Skype interview is the last and crucial part of the package. It is a blog post with the best tips for succeeding in a remote interview.
Expect the Unexpected
That’s a little tip from Skype experts. But it holds true for your entire job search. You must do the unexpected to make yourself stand out from the horde. MOO and Maxie have done their creative bit. Now, you should fill in the blanks.
How useful are these templates and tips from Microsoft? Do you have any other tips to share on templates and remote interviews?