Our tips to find a job Looking for a new job is exciting but challenging: it applies to youths having their debut on the market as well as to experienced professionals. So, let's review the advice of HR experts, that help us write a complete and effective resume and experience a job interview with self-confidence and awareness. 10 tips for writing your CV Max 2 pages. To emerge from hundreds of CVs, you need to be concise and able to capture attention, beginning with your job title and summary. Latest jobs on top. Start with the most recent experiences: they best explain who you are today. Readable and common fonts. Consistently apply popular and legible fonts such as Arial, Tahoma or Verdana. Highlighted keywords. Bold and italics underline prominent concepts, but be careful: selecting all is the same as selecting nothing. Clear and well-defined goals. Make your targets explicit and emphasize experiences and skills suitable for achieving them. External viewpoints. Ask others, especially if subject matter experts, to read your CV: they will help you to grab details and nuances. Interests and hobbies. Volunteering and leisure activities define your personality in its most creative and altruistic aspects. Link to external resources. Personal webpages, articles, projects, portfolios etc. give a glimpse of your practical skills. Privacy disclaimer. You need to authorize for processing your personal data according to Legislative Decree 196/2003 and GDPR 679/2016. PDF format. It is more handy, stable and readable compared to Word. 10 tips for facing a job interview Go prepared. Before the meeting, study job profile and company. You'll find easier to figure out which cards to play. Show enthusiasm and interest. Empathy, dynamism, dedication make a difference compared to more cold and detached candidates. Keep honest and credible. A recruiter senses what lies behind certain statements. It's better an assertive but well-balanced approach. Think before answering. Don't get rushed! Express yourself calmly and naturally. Measure each word. Be aware. Show up with clear ideas on ambitions, goals, potential, but also abilities to be improved. Avoid negativity. Discard expressions suggesting, even implicitly, anxiety and troubles. Show humbleness. Would you hire a too self-confident person, up to looking haughty and arrogant? Make eye contact. Look your interlocutor into the eyes: it's the best proof of calm and self-assurance. Stay consistent and concrete. Listing skills is not enough: show them by bringing data, facts, projects, references... Enjoy it as an adventure! Whatever happens, a job interview is an experience to draw useful lessons from. 12 recurring questions during a job interview Tell me about yourself… Typical icebreaker question. It's so vague, however, that it could put you in difficulty. What are your strengths and weaknesses? It's helpful to understand how aware you are of your flaws and qualities. Why did you choose this course of study? Here you should convey that your life choices are aware and well-informed. Tell me about your dissertation. A recurring question for recent graduates. Which classes did you like the most at University? This question too is typical for those fresh out of university. Where do you see yourself in 5 (or 10) years? At every stage of your career, focus a long-term perspective. Tell me about your work experiences. Here you should highlight responsibilities assumed and achievements. Why would you choose our company…? The answer requires a careful study of the company profile. ...and above all why should we choose you? Here you should explain why your skills meet company needs. Which are your carreer prospects? Answering requires to have clear economic and professional goals in mind. How are you looking for a job? Recruiters often ask candidates if they are actively seeking employment. How do you spend your free time? Interests and hobbies also reveal key traits of our personality.