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Yes, the almighty resume. The thin piece of paper that decides whether you’re good for the job or not. Sometimes, there might be a gap in the months or years and this could be leverage to get you in or to look elsewhere.
LOADER-LOAD- SABOT-NOW! GUNNER-SABOT- TWO TANKS! LEFT TANK FIRST, folks! The Sergeant is here to teach you how to fix this so-called gap if ever you run into a problem during the interview!
- Quitting. So you decided to quit your job. So be it. It’s your decision and the company has no authority to retain you. However, the company you’re applying in may ask you why you quit. Give them a positive answer. Don’t go saying that the previous company was dreadful; it’ll reflect back to you and the interviewer will see that. Make it look as though you left with a bang.
- Schooling. This is important. Interviewers will understand this as school is one of the most important things you can ever achieve in life. But don’t tell them you quit cause you didn’t like the job and the course you previously took. Tell them you wanted another chevron up your sleeve like a Drill Sergeant. Or you could tell them you got a masters degree or Ph.D just to increase your learning and stand out among the rest. Be advised, though, that you may be overqualified so tone it down.
- Health. Possibly the most important part of life is your health. “Health is wealth”, as they say. And that’s perfectly fine. However, don’t use this and say that the work environment wasn’t very sanitary or healthy (even if it was). Say that you needed to see a doctor. Don’t put a direct link to your previous job and add negative connotations to it as this will reflect upon you as a human being. Ya got that?