The Italian economist is one of the most qualified professors of Aldo Moro University in Bari and since 2005 has been a member of the Catholic University's "Our Lady of the Good Council" academic staff. Prof. Baldassarre, who teaches the Economics and Business Management lectures at the Faculty of Economics, is characterized by a communicative way that easily reaches young people and has therefore been part of the PMO staff engaged in career counseling.
He is also an expert in the selection and evaluation of human resources, so we asked for some tips for students aiming to position themselves in the labor market.
- How to Prepare a Curriculum Vitae - CV?
Prof. Fabrizio Baldassarre: I think that the CV represents a "tool" that anyone who wants to position himself in the job market should be equipped, as it is a self-presentation that helps in the expression of professionalism. One of the basic tasks that a university student has to prepare for the transition to a labor market is the responsibility to gather information about the academic and training experiences that have been made since the first years of studies. But there are times when a candidate even though he meets all the conditions required for a job position is not selected. The selector must find the "professional he is looking for" immediately when reading your CV, otherwise your skills will remain undetected. It is necessary to highlight your characteristics, which are convenient for the job position you have applied in a company.
The CV can not be a standard and static product, but needs to be updated and adapted from time to time. Remember that an effective curriculum should: create an impression in your favor, stimulate interest and draw attention to your skills, have the right graphics and formal settings, to convince you that you are the best candidate. Regardless of what is believed, a CV is not only a collection of job titles or work experience, which can be supplemented by having different models found online. Writing a CV means introducing yourself from the point of view of your personal skills, work experience, objectives and professional interests in an attractive, realistic, complete, but necessarily summarized way.
- How to deal with a job interview?
Coping with a job interview is not always easy. Within a few minutes, you should create a positive impression, be professional, capable, but also highlight your personality, character, and aspects that can distinguish you from other candidates. But, what are the best tips to be presented successfully in a job interview?
1.Naturalness - Show yourself and face the interview with personality and confidence, to distinguish yourself from others.
2. A job interview is just like "attracting someone". You should not pray and show that you need that job.
3. Reputation in social networks is very important. Take care of your digital reputation, take care of images and comments on social networks. If you have passions, are part of volunteering works and other interesting experiences, mark them too! They serve to show you are open minded and have the ability to socialize with others. They show you are open-minded and have the ability to socialize with others.
4. Self-esteem, without exceeding the measure. Do not show yourself insecure and do not lie. Underestimation and overestimation are the most common mistakes made during job interviews.
5. Professionalism. Get in touch with your future employer. Little preliminary research can help you and serve you to showcase your strength points in a job interview.
6. Your outfit also has its significance. Dress without exaggerating. Choose the outfit you feel comfortable and confident, which highlights your professionalism.
7. Ask, ask, ask. Do not hesitate to ask questions if you are not clear and have doubts about the job position you are competing for. Curiosity is synonymous with intelligence, a quality that is always appreciated by recruiters.
8. Take care of the network. A network of social relationships helps you not only in the research phase but also during job interviews.
9. "Do you want to have additional information about this job?" ... is a sudden question that can be addressed to anyone. We suggest that you make a convincing answer, given that there are no right or wrong answers, but that employers test how the candidate faces unforeseen situations.