Tips for Landing a Job Interview in New Orleans Hospitality & Tourism



Create the Perfect Resume

No matter how much experience you have, always come to a job fair, or submit an application online, with an updated resume available! A resume is a document that provides potential employers with knowledge on your previous work experience, education and accomplishments. 

A great resume:

Grabs the attention of employers and recruiters

Sells your strongest skills and accomplishments

Shows how you’re a match for a position or project

And most importantly, gets you a job interview



Create an Attention-Grabbing Cover Letter

A resume should always be accompanied by a unique cover letter. Usually this short document is included when sending your resume in order to introduce yourself to the prospective employer. It’s your chance to talk a little about yourself, and sell why you are the perfect candidate for the open position.



Do Your Research

Know the history of the company where you’re interviewing, especially if it’s a local staple. The more information you know about the company, the better your chances of impressing the interviewer. The New Orleans Public Library system is a great resource if you need access to a computer or free wifi. They also hosts monthly events like 1-on-1 Computer Tutoring and Job Seekers’ Help.

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