→How well do you know your resume? Did you make anything up? Can you go more in detail about your experiences rather than repeating the text on your resume?
Remember: whatever you put on your resume is fair game.
So before you start putting down “proficiency in French” when you only took French 101 and 102, read this:
My friend Dylan is fluent in Hebrew and put down “Fluency in Hebrew” on his resume. During his third interview with the COO of a company, the COO started speaking to him in Hebrew.
Luckily, Dylan wasn’t exaggerating on his resume and was able to have a conversation with the COO.
We can answer this question the same way we answered tell me about yourself.
- where you worked / volunteered for
- what the organization does
- what you accomplished there
- what were the results
- “I volunteer at Habitat for Humanity,
- where we build homes for the impoverished.
- Here I painted various homes, did fundraising on campus, and promoted the organization with self-designed flyers and posters.
- Due to my efforts, campus awareness of the organization grew by 110% and 50 students signed up to volunteer by the end of my first month.“
We see a pattern here — we usually describe a situation, the tasks that were given, the actions we took, and the results that we made happen. This is known as a STAR Technique (Situation, Task, Action, Result). I will go more in-depth with this technique in “Describe a time when…“