Category: Job

CV, Cover Letter and Interviews: getting prepared to the first steps

Why I left Technical Sales

Yet another step in my professional career which I want to share with you guys. It was during one of those long July days with its typical German weather (guess what is it?) that I decided to give the freedom to my pen during…

Why I left Software Development for Technical Sales

It’s been already 8 months now, since I changed my job for the first time in my career. After my graduation in late 2012, I spent one year in the German-Tunisian graduate program and then got my first job ever: A Software Engineer at Valeo Switches…

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…

Best practices for a good English-written technical report

French speaking students and academics are too comfortable with French that they may face some difficulties when it’s about writing their technical reports, for the first or the second time, in English. I tried to gather through this article the best practices and expressions…

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…

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….

Un PCD ? Un produit ? Une StartUp ? Un commencement…

Lorsqu’on dit 2ème année ENSI, on dit P2M (ou PCD). Le 2ème semestre de cette année chargée sera à 90% consacré au P2M. Une fois on arrive à un stade avancé de ce projet, avec le deadline qui s’approche, tout le monde y pense…

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…

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…

The problem of the Companies’ Human Resources and Marketing in Tunisia

In most of the companies in Tunisia, when you send your application for a job (or an spontaneous application) to the mentioned email in the job description, it’s like you throw a rock into a well (une puits): you never see it as it…

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…

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