Saturday, February 20, 2010

Starting a Successful Career

There are three things you need to do well to start a successful career:
1) Write an excellent CV / Resume
2) Put together a convincing Cover Letter
3) Pass a Job Interview
1) Tead the following guidelines on how to write a CV/Resume.
2) Do you have a personal statement on your resume? Learn about how to write one here.
3) Read about the pitfalls of resume writing, examine the "badly" and "well" written resumes.
4) Take the following tests to determine whether those are good or bad resumes.
6) Learn about how to write a good cover letter: how many paragraphs should be there? what does the firt paragrpah contain? how about the second?
7) Read the following guidelines and select the three most important steps.
8) Chose the best WEB Templates.
9) What is a "creative resume"?


  1. Gheorghe Secrieru
    45 Codru,
    Ialoveni, Republic Of Moldova

    Florentino Perez Rodriguez
    Real Madrid CF

    Dear Mr. Florentino I am enclosing my resume in response to your advertisement for the post of Finance Director on the Real Madrid CF official site. I have six years of experience of building the financial and operational plans for my previous company, Ikea JSC.

    I can easily prepare monthly financial statements and manage receivables and payables. I am an excellent solver and critical thinker with good communicational and interpersonal skills. I am a football fan, especially of Real Madrid and I assure you that with my knowledge the financial future of the company will be bright.

    It would be great if we meet personally to discuss how my education and experience will be useful and helpful for you. Please let me know if I can provide you with any other information or references.

    Thanks for your consideration.

    Gheorghe Secrieru

  2. Potrimba Iana
    Alexandru Hijdeu 90 str.
    Chisinau, Moldova

    February 24, 2010

    Mr. Herbert Hainer
    adidas AG
    Adi-Dassler-Strasse 1-2
    91074 Herzogenaurach

    Dear Mr Hainer:

    With this cover letter I would like to apply for the job of Senior Human Resources Manager, which was posted on I am interested in this job because the company has a world wide brand and I as HR Manager can prove my skills and background by working in your team of Managers and add some new flavor to the company.

    The HR Manager must have innovative ideas, must be punctual, positive, with great wining spirit and a team working attitude. Every thing that I do is done with passion and commitment. Punctuality is one of my skills; to come on time is part of my day to day life as a Financial Consultant at the insurance broker “EUROLIFE”. My experience in this domain offered me knowledge in psychology, so team work and the spirit of wining are part of my work today.
    Besides this, my experience of working as a PR Manager at a NGO, a Center of Trainings and Personal Development “PROPLUS” improved my abilities in communicating with people of different ages and organizing all the banquets and the holidays in an interesting and original way. For ADIDAS these skills can help you reach its goals faster and better because productive team work, including different ways of improving the potential of the managers is what your company can gain by hiring me as Senior HR Manager.
    Thank you for taking your time to read my cover letter. I will be grateful to get a reply from you and to get an invitation to an interview for a further productive working. You can contact me on or at +373 69 317 371.

    Iana Potrimba

  3. Popova Anastasya
    Dacia 20 str.
    Chisinau, Moldova

    March 1, 2010

    Mr. Herbert Hainer
    adidas AG
    Adi-Dassler-Strasse 1-2
    91074 Herzogenaurach

    Dear Mr Hainer,
    I would like to apply for the position of Sports Marketing Manager, which is significant for future development of Adidas. This position fits well with my career interests and experience.
    The Sports Marketing Manager’s responsibilities are branding with core consumers and developing promotional programs, aiming to create demand for the products. This position requires creativity, passion for sports and an active healthy lifestyle, which directly relates to my recent job of a fitness-instructor at “ProFitness Club”.
    My knowledge and experience in this domain coupled with enthusiasm and energy closely match your requirements. Confidence, punctuality and ability to persuade people are my irreplaceable skills. Day by day communication with clients helped me to understand their preferences. Thus, I can set strategic objectives for strengthening the leadership position of your company.
    It would be grateful to have the opportunity to meet with you and discuss how my professional skills may help you. You can reach me at +373 69 031 707 or on
    Thank you for your consideration.

    Anastasya Popova.

  4. 4/7, Alecu Russo street
    MD-2068 Chisinau

    February 25, 2010

    The World Bank
    20/1, Pushkin street
    MD-2012 Chisinau

    Dear To Whom It May Concern

    This is to express my interest in applying for the HR Manager recently advertised in Logos Press Newspaper.
    I thoroughly review the job description and requirements and believe that my experience, education, and skills are an exact match for that position.

    As my enclosed resume states, my experience has encompassed more than 5 years of work in respective field. Apart from this I have very good communication skills and an excellent team player.

    In addition I’d like to state, that I’m a responsible person, and easy learner, interested in personal growth and willing to move to a new challenge.

    Thank you for your consideration.

    Alina Tiuliuliuc

  5. Employee job descriptions are written statements that describe the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, and reporting relationships of a particular job. job. Employee job descriptions are based on objective information obtained through job analysis, an understanding of the competencies and skills required to accomplish needed tasks, and the needs of the organization to produce work.
    Employee job descriptions clearly identify and spell out the responsibilities of a specific job. Employee job descriptions also include information about working conditions, tools, equipment used, knowledge and skills needed, and relationships with other positions.

    Positives About Employee Job Descriptions

    1. Employee job descriptions provide an opportunity to clearly communicate your company direction and they tell the employee where he or she fits inside of the big picture.
    2. Employee job descriptions set clear expectations for what you expect from people.
    3. Employee job descriptions help you cover all your legal bases.
    4. Whether you're recruiting new employees or posting jobs for internal applicants, employee job descriptions tell the candidate exactly what you want in your selected person.
    5. Well-written employee job descriptions help organization employees, who must work with the person hired, understand the boundaries of the person's responsibilities.

    Negative Potential of Employee Job Description

    1.Employee job descriptions become dated as soon as you write them in
    a fast-paced, changing, customer-driven work environment.
    2.Make certain employee job descriptions have enough flexibility
    so individuals can "work outside of the box."
    3.Poorly-written employee job descriptions can serve as evidence of
    wrong-doing or wrong-telling in a wrongful termination lawsuit.
    4.Employee job descriptions that sit unused in a drawer, or worse,
    filed in the HR office, are a waste of time; they must be integral in your hiring process.

  6. Job Analysis is a process to identify and determine :

    1.the particular job duties and
    3 relative importance of these duties for a given job.

    An important concept of Job Analysis is that the analysis is conducted of the Job, not the person.

    The job analysis may include these activities:

    * reviewing the job responsibilities of current employees,
    * doing Internet research and viewing sample job descriptions online or offline highlighting similar jobs,
    * analyzing the work duties, tasks, and responsibilities that need to be accomplished by the employee filling the position,
    * researching and sharing with other companies that have similar jobs, and
    * articulation of the most important outcomes or contributions needed from the position.

    The more information you can gather, the

    Purpose of Job Analysis

    The purpose of Job Analysis is to establish and document the 'job relatedness' of employment procedures such as training, selection, compensation, and performance appraisal.

    Determining Training Needs
    Job Analysis can be used in training/"needs assessment" to identify or develop:

    * training content
    * assessment tests to measure effectiveness of training
    * equipment to be used in delivering the training

    methods of training (i.e., small group, computer-based, video, classroom


    Job Analysis can be used in compensation to identify or determine:

    * skill levels
    * compensable job factors
    * work environment (e.g., hazards; attention; physical effort)
    * responsibilities (e.g., fiscal; supervisory)
    * required level of education (indirectly related to salary level)

    Selection Procedures
    Job Analysis can be used in selection procedures to identify or develop:

    * job duties that should be included in advertisements of vacant positions;
    * appropriate salary level for the position to help determine what salary should be offered to a candidate;
    * minimum requirements (education and/or experience) for screening applicants;
    * interview questions;
    * selection tests/instruments (e.g., written tests; oral tests; job simulations);
    * applicant appraisal/evaluation forms;
    * orientation materials for applicants/new hires

  7. How to write a Job Description

    The job description needs to communicate clearly and concisely what responsibilities and tasks the job entails and to indicate, as well, the key qualifications of the job – the basic requirements (specific credentials or skills) – and, if possible, the attributes that underlie superior performance.

    Following is a quick look at the categories that make up a well-written job description:
    • Title of the position
    • Department
    • Reports to (to whom the person directly reports)
    • Overall responsibility
    • Key areas of responsibility
    • Consults with (those who the person works with on a regular basis)
    • Term of employment
    • Qualifications (necessary skills and experience required)
    Educational requirements and experience requirements are the areas where inadvertent discrimination may occur. Educational requirements must be a real necessity for the job. If someone could accomplish the work with equivalent job experience but who lacks a specific credential, the job description should be modified. And to avoid age discrimination, experience should not include an upper limit.