First 3 minutes of the interview: the “Elevator Pitch”

The first minutes of a job / internship interview are the most important to you as well as to the recruiter to get a first impression about you. The interview generally begins, after some ice-breaking, with one of those famous first questions: tell me about yourself? Why are you here? Could you present yourself? The…

the anonymous CV concept: for or against ? Doesn’t matter anymore

An anonymous curriculum vitae (CV) includes a summary of our professional and academic backgrounds as well as research experience, publications, awards, honors, affiliations and other details. However, our names and other personal identifying information are not included in order to avoid choice-based discrimination by recruiters. Who has never heard of discrimination during a job search? Given the vast typology of…

The secret of an excellent Cover Letter

The cover letter is –coupled with the CV– one of the first-contacting and first-impression papers through which an applicant has to get in touch with an IT recruiter. It’s important because it’s the candidate’s show case. It’s delicate because it’s the candidate-company’s first contact. It’s the first step an applicant will take, so it rather…

[ENSI] How a graduation internship interview really goes

Given that a lot of ENSI people are preparing for their very first interviews nowadays, I decided to share some important points that I have gathered through the little experience I had had. The good thing is that the recruiter or the project leader with whom the interview is gonna be, knows very well that…

6 Reasons why your CV will end up in the HR Trash

What most of the people don’t know is that, when checking the applicants’ CV’s, recruiters are either very bored and in a crappy shitty mood, either are they in a hurry and they don’t they have enough time. That’s why you need not only to avoid common “stupid” mistakes, but also to inject something special…

Points to consider to have a good CV/Resume

I hear people all the time say “Tonight I’m gonna write my CV”, “This afternoon my Cover Letter will be ready”. Maybe the first mistake here is when someone thinks he will write a good application in one night, in one day. What most of the students, graduates don’t know is that knowing how to…