Tip 1: Some basic rules for writing a resume

As a recruiter, we see a multitude of resumes.

Sometimes they are very well presented, explicit, logical, impeccable. But sometimes, …. it’s a disaster !! Your resume is your first passport for the job, so do not neglect it!

I have the memory of having returned a candidate who came to file an application file after having taken a quick look at his CV. It was just ridiculous and unbecoming of a mastership resume.

A CV must be properly written to give precise information on the course of the candidate but also professional and well presented.

There is no standard CV model, but there are some basic rules to follow.

Some basic rules for writing a resume: </ b>

1) Be as accurate as possible! </ B> It’s not up to the recruiter to ask you what you mean by this or that sentence. The details are important to know your real capacity and your potential.

2) Above all to lie: </ b> Some candidates do not hesitate to lie on their CV and then get stuck during testing or simulation. Your honesty will be a quality for you because a lie can not remain hidden long

3) Avoid the holes! </ B> You often fall on resumes or the candidate leaves holes of several years. But what has he been doing all this time? What has happened during all these years? Logically there may have been a lot of things during this time but why do you want the recruiter to guess for you? Give the information chronologically no matter what you did. Highlight your experience even if it’s outside your professional field.

4) Avoid presenting a disjointed resume: </ b> A recruiter does not have time to think about your resume. He has lots of others to see! Chronology and harmony are very important for understanding. The resume reveals part of you. This is the first impression you make. It must reveal a certain balance.

5) Avoid mistakes! </ b> Any kind of language mistakes! Spelling, vocabulary … etc. ! it’s terrible to see games from mistakes in a resume. No CV goes far with that!

6) Avoid familiar or overly supported language: </ b> Be careful not to fall into familiar language or use street language but also try not to overdo it. Stay correct and professional.

Tip 2: Do not be too greedy

A recruiter always comes to ask the magic question during a recruitment interview. What is your salary claim?

It often happens that I am rather surprised by the candidates’ response.

The technique often used is to look in the air and give a random number. But … no, it should not happen like this!

There are aspects to take into account to give a salary claim. It is necessary to take into account the diploma and the company that recruits of course but the most important is what you offer; your skills !

“An exit from school” already wants to earn a big salary … It’s true, life is expensive in this country but we can not burn the stages.

What you sell are your skills and not your degrees.

Having a master on paper does not mean anything. It takes the skills that go with it to qualify for the salary of a master’s degree holder.

But how ? Who says competence says experience. You can get them by doing internships, internships, and even internships because unfortunately our education system does not allow us to get out of school with the required skills. And even if it had been the case, internships would still be necessary.

Do not indulge in small jobs to make money. SACRIFY during the first months or years after your training to gain enough experience. This is the only way to achieve a balance between your degree and your actual practical skills.

And most importantly, do not forget, traveling far enough to get your horse riding.

Tip 3: Rules for Writing a Resume

There is no perfect model of CV. However, by following a few rules you can make your resume a passport to access all the steps of your interview. </ P>

Part one:
First of all it is imperative to put from the outset all the information concerning your identity: name and surname, date of birth or age at the date of application, marital status. Then come the contacts: e-mail address, phone number FUNCTIONAL. There is nothing more annoying than spending time trying to reach a candidate. You have applied because you need work so make sure you are reachable full time. Answer calls or messages that you are left behind. </ P>

Second part:
In some cases, it is recommended to put the title that is to say your area of ??intervention. This allows recruiters to get a better idea of ??the profile and skills you are putting forward. It is also sometimes customary to have the candidate’s professional objective appear on the CV. This is a good option if you consider the position you are applying for, otherwise you risk shooting yourself in the foot. </ P>

Third part:
It is in this part to put forward the career path. List your diplomas by notifying mentions or distinctions if it may be of benefit to you. However, depending on your level of education, it is useless to mention elementary degrees that will only lengthen your CV. </ P>

Fourth part:
This step of your resume is very important. It is at this level that you highlight your professional experiences and therefore your knowledge or practical skills. It is therefore necessary to present the companies in which you worked (internships or jobs) by specifying the position you held as well as your missions and the results obtained. But beware ! A resume is not a novel or an administrative copy. Avoid making complete sentences that will return your odometer. </ P>

Part Five:
At this level, it is a question of talking about additional skills that can bring more precision to your profile or represent an asset for your application. it could be: foreign languages ??spoken, the mastery of some software, training or seminars that you had to follow </ p>

Last part:
This part is the most neglected generally but it is no less important than the others. It is this part of the CV that allows the recruiter to dig to find out what makes you different from other candidates. Highlight your hobbies as well as your personal qualities. </ P>

NB: It’s important to:
Never lie in a resume
How to choose the font and the size of the text (classic font and visible text)
Do not put too much color (no color outside the titles if necessary)
Present a clear resume. (watch out for ink when printing or photocopying) </ p>

Tip 4: Dress in an interview

Many people are unaware of the importance of physical presentation during an interview or simply neglect their dress code. This is a serious mistake! As a recruiter, I have been able to fix or eliminate a candidate who has good potential because of his physical presentation for two reasons: 1- “The habit is the monk in our society “. You are what you reflect because nobody has time to get to know you at first in the world of work and you will not have the chance to make a first impression.

2- Your customer only buys what you sell, so give yourself value

Here are some tips to make a good first impression during an interview. 1- To begin, do not pack in your clothes! Make sure you are comfortable with what you are wearing … And put your interlocutor at ease at the same time. Wear an outfit in which you feel good and that does not reveal more than you need especially when you are a woman.

2- Dress according to your field of activity. Depending on the field of activity, it will be necessary to be more dressed or more formal. Do especially between Sunday dress, outfit, evening dress etc … and work clothes. For the most classic, the choice will not be very difficult. In all cases a shirt (white, blue, gray) at least and jacket + tie as needed for a man and for a woman, a tailor or a dress to suit you. However, in any case find out about the dress code of the company in which you are applying. You will have a direction on the style of dress to adopt.

3- Be clean Cleanliness is a very important point; Body and dress. Wear clean clothes, be cool and feel good not to force the recruiter to shorten your interview. Do not forget to pay as much attention to your shoes. Avoid beach shoes or shoes that show bad toes.

Tip 5: The meaning of commitment

The world of work in Benin suffers from several great evils and one of them is of course the meaning of employee commitment.

Jobseekers who take appointments and do not honor it without even bothering to cancel or postpone it, employees who do not feel in solidarity with their employer and the development of company that employs them or nomadic employees eternally looking for the “better elsewhere” …

So many things that come out of the understanding but not the everyday life of the Beninese labor world.

Commitment is defined as “the act by which one undertakes to accomplish something: promise, convention or contract by which one binds oneself”. (Larousse)

From this definition comes the verb “To bind”! From the moment you become a member of the staff of a company, you have the duty to provide a technical counterpart (knowledge + experience + competence + time) but also psychological (commitment, professional conscience, intrinsic motivation etc …).

It is important to know that your sense of commitment determines the value that will be given to you no matter what place you hold in an organization. It is this same factor that differentiates you and it is the differentiation that makes you climb the ladder.

It is a mistake to believe that technique or knowledge is enough to make a must in a competitive environment. Your master card is differentiation thanks to what you are ready to give of yourself.

A work contract is a marriage contract. Have you ever seen a happy marriage that holds a lifetime without the mutual commitment of the partners? Make sure you give your partner (business) everything they need to be happy and they will give you as much in return.

Tip 6: Human Resources and Compensation

Student, jobseeker and employee: alone in the labor market? You do not have the opportunity or the habit of being advised?

Emmac-corporation , concerned about your job and your future career, now offers you the opportunity to be accompanied and assisted according to your needs, to a job or for your fulfillment at work. We provide you with effective support by combining availability and exchange to develop with you a relationship of trust and proximity.

To guarantee your professional success in the face of the requirements of the job market, we offer you several offers to boost your job search and your career.

These offers are for everyone:

*  looking for a job in relation to their skills and aspirations,
*  wishing to build or develop a career or career plan,
*  wishing to develop their managerial skills, either through personality and aptitude tests, or as part of a specific support.

Our offers are as follows: 

1- Write an attractive resume: 

* Your CV is your passport for the job.
* Take the advantage of distinguishing yourself from other lots by having Emmac-corporation assisting you in writing your resume.
* Present a quality CV encourages reading, increases your chances of getting an interview, it passes the stage of sorting and makes the recruiter want to meet you. 

2- Know yourself to sell better: 

From personality test, aptitude you have the opportunity to know all aspects of your personality and your behavioral qualities. You know your strengths and weaknesses.

Emmac-corporation analyzes these different traits and gives you personalized advice so you can better take advantage of your personal characteristics during a recruitment interview. These tips will also help you understand the strengths you need to help you sell better and go beyond your limits.

3- Realize your skills portfolio and know how to use it: 

The skills portfolio is an indispensable tool to guarantee your employability by identifying your skills. It allows you to prepare a job search, a job interview, negotiate a professional change and think about a new direction, etc. ….

At first, Emmac-corporation accompanies you for the reconstitution of your personal and professional itinerary, the identification, the description and the analysis of your training achievements and personal, social and professional experiences. Then you will learn how to use the portfolio of skills to carry out your professional projects.

4- Reinvigorate your job search: 

Take stock of your assets and the difficulties encountered in your job search to make it more efficient. Emmac-corporation helps you define what is important for you to do first to revitalize your job search:

-Self-awareness ?
-Knowledge of the professional sector in which you want to work?
-Mastering job search methods?

5- Inventory of your professional interests and your motivations for guidance in career guidance or career: 

This diagnosis allows you to have key elements for your career guidance.

– Understand what motivates you to work.
-Identify the key factors to choose the career that best fits your personality and your skills.
-Construct a step-by-step action plan to reach the position you are aiming for.

6- Maintenance simulation: 

The recruitment interview is a privileged moment in the recruitment process, which makes it possible to better understand the candidate and to assess his suitability for the position to be filled. Careful preparation is therefore necessary for its success:

-To respond convincingly to recruiters (communication and argumentation).
– Understand the expectations of the recruiter behind each question asked.
-Gain insurance against the recruiter.

To enable you to correctly conduct a recruitment interview in “recruited” position, you are filmed during a maintenance simulation, then return to the interview for a report and examine the areas for improvement.

7- Accompaniment in a recruitment process: 

Valuate your application with the recruiter by an accompaniment of the firm for a duration at your convenience. Benefit each time you apply for a job offer, advice for writing your application, to prepare your recruitment interviews (argumentation, communication). Benefit from a post-interview follow-up to analyze the progress of past interviews and identify areas for improvement. Attention: this service excludes the vacancies of Emmac-corporation.

8- Build and carry out your professional project: 

You are looking for a job, you want to evolve in your job, to change service or company, to convert you into a new job … Emmac-corporation accompanies you according to your need, to define or specify your professional project and to build a pragmatic action plan to make it a reality. It is a complete benefit addressed to the student, the jobseeker or the employee. The development of the professional project is a projection exercise whose objective is to determine on a given horizon what we would like to do. Building your project will, among other things, effectively guide your internship or job search, or choose a new career orientation in a well-thought-out way.

Our support allows you: 

-to build a professional project integrating personal characteristics, technical skills and knowledge of market needs.
-to be able to value and give credibility to your professional project.



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