“My Resume as a Tag Cloud” by Flickr user hchen1
Check out these great interview tips! I was especially surprised by #1 and #7.
“1. Cover letters are worthless
If you think a well-crafted cover letter (or email) explaining your lack of experience is going to make you stand out, you’re wrong and shouldn’t even waste your time. With 100’s of people applying, there’s just no time to read your “pitch”. It’s all about your resume. That’s what sells you. That’s what gets you the job interview. (Although the tag-cloud resume above would probably not work for most jobs, it’s an example of how you can be creative and make yourself stand out!)
7. Bring a notepad
Very few people bring a notepad with them to a job interview. It’s a very subtle thing that makes you stand out. Take notes when appropriate.”