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Writing a Resume Good Practices and Strategies, Examples <ul><li>Doncho Minkov </li></ul><ul><li>academy.telerik.com </li>...
Table of Contents <ul><li>What Is a  Resume ? </li></ul><ul><li>Why We  Need  of a Resume? </li></ul><ul><li>Why We Need a...
What Is a Resume?
What Is a Resume? Summary  of  skills   and  experience
What Is a Resume? Summary  of  skills   and  experience Not  a biography
What Is a Resume? Summary  of  skills   and  experience Highlights  accomplishments Not  a biography
Why We Need of a Resume? Show  experience
Why We Need of a Resume? Reflects  more than  paid  work experience Show  experience
Why We Need of a Resume? Reflects  more than  paid  work experience Why we are  better   than the rest Show  experience
Why We Need of a Resume? <ul><li>Show our  skills   and  abilities </li></ul>Reflects  more than  paid  work experience Wh...
Why We Need a Good Resume?
Why We Need a Good Resume? <ul><li>Because of the Recruiters ! </li></ul>
Why We Need a Good Resume? <ul><li>Because of the Recruiters ! </li></ul>No time to fully review every CV
Recruiters
Recruiters: Review   100   CVs
Recruiters: Review   100   CVs Select  only  1  for interview
Recruiters spend  20-60   seconds on a  Resume
<ul><ul><li>The  first   impression </li></ul></ul>The recruiters  count  most: <ul><ul><li>Finding the  correct  keywords...
The Goal
Sell The Goal
Inform Sell The Goal
Persuade Inform Sell The Goal
Persuade Inform Sell Get an  Interview ! The Goal
OK. But how to do all this?
OK. But how to do all this? All you need is a!
The Success Strategy?
The Success Strategy? Be unique
The Success Strategy? What you want next? Be unique
The Success Strategy? What you want next? The point of the Resume Be unique
The Success Strategy? What you want next? The point of the Resume What the employer wants? Be unique
The Success Strategy? What you want next? The point of the Resume What the employer wants? Good presentation Be unique
The Success Strategy? What you want next? The point of the Resume What the employer wants? Good presentation Be unique Suc...
Be Unique What you want next? The point of the Resume What the employer wants? Good presentation Be unique Success Strategy
Be Unique What you want next? The point of the Resume What the employer wants? Good presentation Be unique Success Strateg...
Be Unique <ul><li>Show  creativeness </li></ul>What you want next? The point of the Resume What the employer wants? Good p...
Be Unique <ul><li>Show  creativeness </li></ul>What you want next? The point of the Resume What the employer wants? Good p...
What You Want Next? What you want next? The point of the Resume What the employer wants? Good presentation Be unique Succe...
What You Want Next? <ul><li>Why you  choose   this  exact  job offer? </li></ul>What you want next? The point of the Resum...
What You Want Next? <ul><li>Why you  choose   this  exact  job offer? </li></ul>What you want next? The point of the Resum...
The Point of The Resume What you want next? The point of the Resume What the employer wants? Good presentation Be unique S...
The Point of The Resume What you want next? The point of the Resume What the employer wants? Good presentation Be unique S...
The Point of The Resume What you want next? The point of the Resume What the employer wants? Good presentation Be unique S...
The Point of The Resume <ul><li>Who  will  read  it? </li></ul>What you want next? The point of the Resume What the employ...
What the Employer Wants? What you want next? The point of the Resume What the employer wants? Good presentation Be unique ...
What the Employer Wants? Highlight  the  relevant  things What you want next? The point of the Resume What the employer wa...
What the Employer Wants? <ul><ul><li>Not  all you have  done </li></ul></ul>Highlight  the  relevant  things Show  what th...
Good Presentation What you want next The point of the Resume What the employer wants? Good presentation Be unique Success ...
Good Presentation Be  consistent What you want next The point of the Resume What the employer wants? Good presentation Be ...
Good Presentation <ul><li>Be  brief </li></ul>Be  consistent What you want next The point of the Resume What the employer ...
Good Presentation <ul><li>Be  brief </li></ul>Be  consistent Be  Focused What you want next The point of the Resume What t...
How to Stand Out? <ul><li>Make your Resume  remarkable </li></ul>
How to Stand Out? <ul><ul><li>Chance  of fail  first  time </li></ul></ul>
How to Stand Out? <ul><ul><li>Take  risks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chance  of fail  first  time </li></ul></ul>
How to Stand Out? <ul><ul><li>Use &quot; Trial and Error &quot;  methodology  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take  risks </li>...
Structure Your Resume <ul><li>There are some  must-have  sections in your CV </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal information </...
Personal Information <ul><li>Always put it in the top </li></ul><ul><li>Include the following </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your n...
The Photo <ul><li>Use a  professional   photo </li></ul>
<ul><li>Use a  professional   photo </li></ul>Don't use  Facebook  photos! Better no photo at all The Photo
The Contacts <ul><li>Use your  personal  contacts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal  email,  personal  telephone! </li></ul><...
Objective <ul><li>The objective should be after the personal information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What you are applying for? ...
Previous Work Experience <ul><li>Write your  previous work experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Best to  order  them by date <...
Education <ul><li>Write down all the schools you have gone to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Projects Developed <ul><li>The best way to  show   expertise  is to show something  real </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Like projec...
Skills and Abilities <ul><li>Write down all your  skills and abilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All  of them are  important <...
Other Experience <ul><li>If you have any  other  experience that is  relevant  to the job offer –  show it ! </li></ul>
Homework <ul><ul><li>Following our  guidelines  write your resume </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Target  it to your  prefe...
Writing a Resume <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>
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  • A summary of your experiences and skills Relevant to the application Highlights your accomplishments Show an employer that you are qualified for a particular job position Not a biography of everything you have done Should reflect more than just your paid work experience Current students, in particular, should consider including the details of your more important extracurricular, volunteer and leadership experiences. Tailor separate resumes to fit each career field in which you are job searching. Some people create slightly different resumes tailored to each job opening.
  • A summary of your experiences and skills Relevant to the application Highlights your accomplishments Show an employer that you are qualified for a particular job position Not a biography of everything you have done Should reflect more than just your paid work experience Current students, in particular, should consider including the details of your more important extracurricular, volunteer and leadership experiences. Tailor separate resumes to fit each career field in which you are job searching. Some people create slightly different resumes tailored to each job opening.
  • A summary of your experiences and skills Relevant to the application Highlights your accomplishments Show an employer that you are qualified for a particular job position Not a biography of everything you have done Should reflect more than just your paid work experience Current students, in particular, should consider including the details of your more important extracurricular, volunteer and leadership experiences. Tailor separate resumes to fit each career field in which you are job searching. Some people create slightly different resumes tailored to each job opening.
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    1. 1. Writing a Resume Good Practices and Strategies, Examples <ul><li>Doncho Minkov </li></ul><ul><li>academy.telerik.com </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Trainer </li></ul><ul><li>www.minkov.it </li></ul><ul><li>Telerik Academy </li></ul>
    2. 2. Table of Contents <ul><li>What Is a Resume ? </li></ul><ul><li>Why We Need of a Resume? </li></ul><ul><li>Why We Need a Good Resume? </li></ul><ul><li>The Goal </li></ul><ul><li>Success strategy </li></ul><ul><li>How to Stand Out ? </li></ul><ul><li>Structure </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
    3. 3. What Is a Resume?
    4. 4. What Is a Resume? Summary of skills and experience
    5. 5. What Is a Resume? Summary of skills and experience Not a biography
    6. 6. What Is a Resume? Summary of skills and experience Highlights accomplishments Not a biography
    7. 7. Why We Need of a Resume? Show experience
    8. 8. Why We Need of a Resume? Reflects more than paid work experience Show experience
    9. 9. Why We Need of a Resume? Reflects more than paid work experience Why we are better than the rest Show experience
    10. 10. Why We Need of a Resume? <ul><li>Show our skills and abilities </li></ul>Reflects more than paid work experience Why we are better than the rest Show experience
    11. 11. Why We Need a Good Resume?
    12. 12. Why We Need a Good Resume? <ul><li>Because of the Recruiters ! </li></ul>
    13. 13. Why We Need a Good Resume? <ul><li>Because of the Recruiters ! </li></ul>No time to fully review every CV
    14. 14. Recruiters
    15. 15. Recruiters: Review 100 CVs
    16. 16. Recruiters: Review 100 CVs Select only 1 for interview
    17. 17. Recruiters spend 20-60 seconds on a Resume
    18. 18. <ul><ul><li>The first impression </li></ul></ul>The recruiters count most: <ul><ul><li>Finding the correct keywords </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. The Goal
    20. 20. Sell The Goal
    21. 21. Inform Sell The Goal
    22. 22. Persuade Inform Sell The Goal
    23. 23. Persuade Inform Sell Get an Interview ! The Goal
    24. 24. OK. But how to do all this?
    25. 25. OK. But how to do all this? All you need is a!
    26. 26. The Success Strategy?
    27. 27. The Success Strategy? Be unique
    28. 28. The Success Strategy? What you want next? Be unique
    29. 29. The Success Strategy? What you want next? The point of the Resume Be unique
    30. 30. The Success Strategy? What you want next? The point of the Resume What the employer wants? Be unique
    31. 31. The Success Strategy? What you want next? The point of the Resume What the employer wants? Good presentation Be unique
    32. 32. The Success Strategy? What you want next? The point of the Resume What the employer wants? Good presentation Be unique Success Strategy
    33. 33. Be Unique What you want next? The point of the Resume What the employer wants? Good presentation Be unique Success Strategy
    34. 34. Be Unique What you want next? The point of the Resume What the employer wants? Good presentation Be unique Success Strategy Don't copy paste
    35. 35. Be Unique <ul><li>Show creativeness </li></ul>What you want next? The point of the Resume What the employer wants? Good presentation Be unique Success Strategy Don't copy paste
    36. 36. Be Unique <ul><li>Show creativeness </li></ul>What you want next? The point of the Resume What the employer wants? Good presentation Be unique Success Strategy Don't copy paste <ul><ul><li>Show what you want to show </li></ul></ul>
    37. 37. What You Want Next? What you want next? The point of the Resume What the employer wants? Good presentation Be unique Success Strategy
    38. 38. What You Want Next? <ul><li>Why you choose this exact job offer? </li></ul>What you want next? The point of the Resume What the employer wants? Good presentation Be unique Success Strategy
    39. 39. What You Want Next? <ul><li>Why you choose this exact job offer? </li></ul>What you want next? The point of the Resume What the employer wants? Good presentation Be unique Success Strategy How you plan to develop yourself in the future ?
    40. 40. The Point of The Resume What you want next? The point of the Resume What the employer wants? Good presentation Be unique Success Strategy
    41. 41. The Point of The Resume What you want next? The point of the Resume What the employer wants? Good presentation Be unique Success Strategy Who will read it?
    42. 42. The Point of The Resume What you want next? The point of the Resume What the employer wants? Good presentation Be unique Success Strategy The reason you are writing it? Who will read it?
    43. 43. The Point of The Resume <ul><li>Who will read it? </li></ul>What you want next? The point of the Resume What the employer wants? Good presentation Be unique Success Strategy The reason you are writing it? What is the position you are applying for?
    44. 44. What the Employer Wants? What you want next? The point of the Resume What the employer wants? Good presentation Be unique Success Strategy
    45. 45. What the Employer Wants? Highlight the relevant things What you want next? The point of the Resume What the employer wants? Good presentation Be unique Success Strategy
    46. 46. What the Employer Wants? <ul><ul><li>Not all you have done </li></ul></ul>Highlight the relevant things Show what the employer wants to see <ul><ul><li>Or just what you have been paid for </li></ul></ul>What you want next? The point of the Resume What the employer wants? Good presentation Be unique Success Strategy
    47. 47. Good Presentation What you want next The point of the Resume What the employer wants? Good presentation Be unique Success Strategy
    48. 48. Good Presentation Be consistent What you want next The point of the Resume What the employer wants? Good presentation Be unique Success Strategy
    49. 49. Good Presentation <ul><li>Be brief </li></ul>Be consistent What you want next The point of the Resume What the employer wants? Good presentation Be unique Success Strategy
    50. 50. Good Presentation <ul><li>Be brief </li></ul>Be consistent Be Focused What you want next The point of the Resume What the employer wants? Good presentation Be unique Success Strategy
    51. 51. How to Stand Out? <ul><li>Make your Resume remarkable </li></ul>
    52. 52. How to Stand Out? <ul><ul><li>Chance of fail first time </li></ul></ul>
    53. 53. How to Stand Out? <ul><ul><li>Take risks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chance of fail first time </li></ul></ul>
    54. 54. How to Stand Out? <ul><ul><li>Use &quot; Trial and Error &quot; methodology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take risks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chance of fail first time </li></ul></ul>
    55. 55. Structure Your Resume <ul><li>There are some must-have sections in your CV </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Objective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Previous work experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Projects developed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. at the university, high school or in free time </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skills and abilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. at the university </li></ul></ul></ul>
    56. 56. Personal Information <ul><li>Always put it in the top </li></ul><ul><li>Include the following </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A photo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your contacts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Email address </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Telephone number </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Home address </li></ul></ul></ul>
    57. 57. The Photo <ul><li>Use a professional photo </li></ul>
    58. 58. <ul><li>Use a professional photo </li></ul>Don't use Facebook photos! Better no photo at all The Photo
    59. 59. The Contacts <ul><li>Use your personal contacts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal email, personal telephone! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Never use work contacts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be sure to have a good-looking email address </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Even if you use it only for job applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PeterPetrov@ , Peter.Petrov@ , Asen_Georgiev@ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not emails like: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>DestructorMachine@ , Svalyacha92@ , P373rP37r0v@ </li></ul></ul></ul>
    60. 60. Objective <ul><li>The objective should be after the personal information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What you are applying for? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be descriptive, but be brief </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don't be over descriptive </li></ul></ul>
    61. 61. Previous Work Experience <ul><li>Write your previous work experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Best to order them by date </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explain your duties at this position </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don't be overdescriptive about your managers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Better not to include full names and contacts </li></ul></ul></ul>
    62. 62. Education <ul><li>Write down all the schools you have gone to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High school </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It is always better to highlight courses you visited and are relevant to the job offer </li></ul><ul><li>Add relevant informal education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. @ Telerik Academy </li></ul></ul>
    63. 63. Projects Developed <ul><li>The best way to show expertise is to show something real </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Like projects you have developed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>This gives a better impression than just plain words like &quot;I am good at…&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>No projects? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why not start a project, to gain experience? </li></ul></ul>
    64. 64. Skills and Abilities <ul><li>Write down all your skills and abilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All of them are important </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>But some are more important than others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Highlight the skills that are most relevant to the current job description </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Just mention the others </li></ul></ul>
    65. 65. Other Experience <ul><li>If you have any other experience that is relevant to the job offer – show it ! </li></ul>
    66. 66. Homework <ul><ul><li>Following our guidelines write your resume </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Target it to your preferred job position and employer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If you don't have work experience think how you could change this </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If you don't have any projects , start a project (e.g. open-source in GitHub or Google Code ) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. create your own web site </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Find people who can write endorsements for you </li></ul></ul></ul>
    67. 67. Writing a Resume <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>
    68. 68. Thank You!
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