Whether you are applying for a senior position or entry level job, you ought to have some very basic documents in hand for on boarding. Well creating of documents and perfecting may takes time but not having them may cost you your dream job and even the chances of having of a successful career.
Here are the documents, you must have while making a career move:
Resumes are the very basic documents and these documents are used for scrutinizing the job applicant. A Resumes must have your career chronology, academic achievements and your career achievements and must be in a persuasive manner with a call to action. A resume must be tailored according to the job requirement and the organization's demands.
Most organizations mandate cover letter to be part of your application while some organizations prefer cover letter but it is always good to have a cover letter prepared as it may improve your chances of getting an interview call. The main objective of cover letter is to communicate the recruiter about your basic capabilities and telling the recruiter to have a detail look in your resume for more details. Like resume, even cover letters should be customized according to the job requirements.
Official documents related to Employment:
Like resumes and cover letter, official documents related to employment aren't tailor made but a job seeker must have all the documents in hand or in folder while searching for job, as most employers or organizations ask for transcripts of promotion letter, induction and even relieving letter at some stage of the recruitment.
Official documents related to Education:
Like Employment related documents, even Education related documents are must have for clearing the official hiring process. Most organizations and employers ask for transcripts of the education and even cross check it through various sources.
Recommendation letters are unofficial documents but it always add weight to your candidature and even improve your chances of getting selected. In the later stages of hiring, an employer may always value the candidature of the applicant who has signed document from Industry thought leader or senior manager.