TIPS FOR INTERVIEWING

Resume Tips:
 
Contact Information – This should include your full name, main and alternative phone numbers, email address, home address, city, state and zip code.
  • Contact InformationThis should include your full name, main and alternative phone numbers, email address, home address, city, state and zip code.
  • Objective Statement – This statement helps us identify your career direction.  It ties the position being offered with what you have to offer. 
  • Professional Summary, Profile, Qualifications or Synopsis - A summary including a brief listing of what you have done, and what you know you can do.
  • Employment History / Career Background – List your employment history with the most recent first. Give the name of the company, city and state and the dates of employment. Bullet points can be helpful to record your responsibilities at each company.
  • Education - Educational achievements are important and should be highlighted if they are relevant to the job offering.
  • Other Information of Interest - List any relevant associations or professional organizations to which you are member. List hobbies, volunteer work and outside activities if they are directly relevant to the position in which you are interested.  DO NOT list personal information, such as: marital status, physical health, height, weight, number of dependents, gender, marital status, age, race or religion.  Timberland Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Cover Letter Tips:
 
  • Send a cover letter with your resume.
  • Include the position that you are interested in and why you would be a fit.
  • Research the company so you can relate relative information to your skills and talents in the cover letter.
  • Highlight your relevant skills, experience or achievements.
  • Mention things that are not included in your resume.
  • Encourage the reader to discover more about you through your resume.
  • Include contact information.
  • Do not supply references with your resume.
  • Create a separate document that lists your references.
  • Typically Timberland Partners requests at least three professional references.
  • Include the name, job title, company name, street address, phone number and if possible, an e-mail address for your reference.  Also, indicate how long you worked with this individual.
  • Ask permission to use references.
  • Timberland Partners prefers references to include individuals that have served in a supervisory role to you.
  • If you list personal references, it is beneficial to point out their relationship to you, for example: coworker, instructor, etc.

Examples of Work:
 
Timberland Partners does not require you to bring examples of work to your interview.  However, this may be your opportunity to create a great visual experience for your prospective employer.  Choose from a course, a job or project that relates to the position offered and showcases your skills or talents.  Some examples are:
 
  • One page summary of a project accompanied by a photo.
  • Brochure created during an internship.
  • A press release written in a class.
  • A website with a sample of your creative work.