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2008.1022

Human Resources Manager Offers Job Hunting Tips

<p>By Joanna Tung<br /> Campus Reporter</p> <p>Liteon Semiconductor Corp Human Resources Manager Chen Shu-mao (陳樹茂) told his tricks of being a job hunter when he was addressing to a group of students during a seminar at the Union Building on the main campus tonight.</p> <p>KNOW THEMSELVES</p> <p>Chen encouraged job hunters to &ldquo;do their homework&rdquo; prior to their submitting their resumes.</p> <p>&quot;That means you need to know more about the business or industry that you are applying for and what kind of potential candidates they are looking for,&rdquo; Chen said.</p> <p>For those who are still students at the moment, Chen encouraged them to start to outline their resumes at the moment because a well-organized resume will elevate the candidate&rsquo;s chances of being hired.</p> <p>&quot;What you can do, what special life experiences, what special certificates you have and what academic achievements you have done would all become a plus for your resume,&rdquo; he said.</p> <p>ATTITUDE</p> <p>The senior human resources manager said that job hunters must know that most employers will demand more from a rookie.&nbsp; Through the process, the employers would have chances to tell a rookie&rsquo;s talents and potentials and that would also lead the way to more future opportunities for the rookie if his efforts are seen.</p> <p>Chen said that a rookie&rsquo;s dedication, devotion, positive attitude and duration for reasonable or unreasonable demands will determine whether this person will survive the job.</p> <p>Today&rsquo;s bosses, he said, would only care about what a rookie would contribute himself to the company so it would also be important for job hunters to realize the fact.</p> <p>&quot;Nobody would care about which school you graduate.&nbsp; It is your attitude and your achievements at work that count,&rdquo; Chen said.</p> <p>JOB INTERVIEWS</p> <p>Talking about job interviews, Chen said that there is no specific trick for this.</p> <p>&quot;Different interviewers would have different questions or angles.&nbsp; It would require more luck for a candidate to meet the right people at the right place at the right time,&rdquo; he said.&nbsp; &ldquo;Instant reaction from the candidate would be the key for the interviewer to make his decision.&rdquo;</p> <p>For this part, the only suggestion from Chen was to be confident, energetic, polite and direct when talking to the interviewers.</p> <p>&quot;Making eye contacts will be important, too.&nbsp; That will make people feel that you are speaking with all your hearts and respect,&rdquo; Chen said.</p> <p>NEGOTIATION ON PAYCHECKS</p> <p>Chen urged job hunters not to talk about their potential paychecks before the time comes.&nbsp; For a rookie who just finished schools, he suggested that she or he should simply fall for the proposals by the interviewers.</p>