Practical Tips                          Sharing Some ExperienceBy: Taher Abdel-Hameed      Anwar Resala     18-June-2011
   Taher Abdel-Hameed   Graduated from Faculty of Commerce – English    Section – Business Administration   Got two sch...
1.   .........................2.   .........................3.   .........................
Do you think you have to do this?
Know Yourself in General     Know Your Dream JobWrite Your Resume & Cover Letter   Job Searching Techniques       Intervie...
   A brief history of your qualifications that you    prepare for potential employers.   It is Not to obtain a job.   S...
CV   Comprehensive.   3 – 5 pages, but can be much more.   Emphasizes professional experience, qualifications,    accom...
   Who will Read it?    ◦ HR Professional, Administrative, etc.......    ◦ They are Humans   So there is NO one-solutio...
 There are many type most famous are:1. Chronological form:     ◦ job experience lists in reverse chronological       ord...
   Prepare Your Pen   Separated white Paper   Volunteer Please ?
   Heading (Name & Contacts)   Career Objective   Education   Experience              You Can Order it according to  ...
   Your Name in a big font   Your Contacts: Phones , Mobile , Email ,    Online Profiles on Social Media Networks   You...
   Never put your photo except in    these Cases:     1. Don’t put picture unless it is requested     2. If you will work...
Note Address !
   No Need for These words at the beginning:    ◦ Resume    ◦ Personal CV    ◦ Curriculum Vita
   What Positions you are looking for ....   Show two issues:    1. Field you would like to work in ...       Marketing,...
   An opportunity in Sales department at a    reputable Company to increase company    profits, and developing my skills ...
   Bachelor of Arts  BA   Bachelor of Science  BS or BSc   Hint: If your grads is Fair don’t write it   If your Seco...
   Starting with most recent position first.   If you are seeking your first job, list any    relevant work experience, ...
   Write your responsibilities   What you are doing in each position   Choose Positive Words   Your Task was  Wiped t...
   Arabic   English   French, Germany, Japanese .... etc....   Use these words    ◦ Native .... Or .... Mother Tongue ...
   If your job is not a technical in IT .... Just give    a quick view & stress on software related to    your job   Exa...
   It’s about professional people who know you   Just mention this:    ◦ Available upon request.   You Can mention Name...
   Fonts size 10:12 for normal resume body text   Use simple fonts such as (Arial, Time New    Romans, Tahoma, Verdana)...
   File Name:    First Name + Last Name + Resume   First Name + Last Name + Resume +Job Dept   Never write file name na...
1.   Abbreviations2.   Personal Pronouns: I, Me, My3.   Negative Words: Boring , Fired , Hate, Conflict,4.   Colors: Attra...
   Writing your skills as points like:          Good communication skills          Good presentation skills          T...
HOW?
   You can make your resume in creative way    If your career & industry support that   Mind-Map Resume?   Flash Resume...
   It’s a letter attached before the resume to    encourage employer to open your resume   You can show some of your str...
   Dear Mr. XXXXX XXXX   Intro & position you are interest in   1 or 2 paragraphs about YOU .... Don’t write    your re...
   Try to customize it for each company esp.    your dream Company   Try to link between your career goals &    company ...
   It is NOT all about Resume & Cover Letter   It’s Equation   Resume +Cover Letter + Job Search    Techniques + Good I...
   CV Writing Course by Amr Hussien from Bayan   CV Writing Course by Dina & Al Waleed   http://www.4shared.com/dir/190...
CV Writing Session by Taher - at Resala June 2011
CV Writing Session by Taher - at Resala June 2011
CV Writing Session by Taher - at Resala June 2011
CV Writing Session by Taher - at Resala June 2011
CV Writing Session by Taher - at Resala June 2011
CV Writing Session by Taher - at Resala June 2011
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CV Writing Session by Taher - at Resala June 2011

  1. 1. Practical Tips  Sharing Some ExperienceBy: Taher Abdel-Hameed Anwar Resala 18-June-2011
  2. 2.  Taher Abdel-Hameed Graduated from Faculty of Commerce – English Section – Business Administration Got two scholarships .... Business & Managerial Skills Worked as IT Sales Rep. at a Software Company Nowadays working as Business Developer at AWARENESS for Training & Events Oops! and was a Job Seeker for 4 Months & this is why I am here today
  3. 3. 1. .........................2. .........................3. .........................
  4. 4. Do you think you have to do this?
  5. 5. Know Yourself in General Know Your Dream JobWrite Your Resume & Cover Letter Job Searching Techniques Interviews & Offers Getting Your Job Feedback & Sharpen your Skills
  6. 6.  A brief history of your qualifications that you prepare for potential employers. It is Not to obtain a job. Simply to get an Opportunity to Interview Then in Interview SELLING YOURSELF It is an advertisement of your abilities .... so make it Perfect.
  7. 7. CV Comprehensive. 3 – 5 pages, but can be much more. Emphasizes professional experience, qualifications, accomplishments & activities. European StyleResume Brief. 1 – 2 pages maximum. Summary of personal & educational information as well as experience, qualifications, accomplishments & activities. American Style
  8. 8.  Who will Read it? ◦ HR Professional, Administrative, etc....... ◦ They are Humans   So there is NO one-solution- fits-all KISS: Keep It Simple & Smart ‫أكتب ما تمتلكة مه مهارات و إمكاويات بأحسه طريمة‬
  9. 9.  There are many type most famous are:1. Chronological form: ◦ job experience lists in reverse chronological order (Latest Positions are the first) ◦ clear & logical2. Functional form: ◦ arrange work experience according to areas of skill ◦ draws attention to accomplishments3. Creative Resume: if your career support that e.g. Media, Marketing, Graphics,
  10. 10.  Prepare Your Pen Separated white Paper Volunteer Please ?
  11. 11.  Heading (Name & Contacts) Career Objective Education Experience You Can Order it according to Training & Courses Importance Activities Relevance Eye-Catch Languages Skills Computer Skills Hobbies/Interests References
  12. 12.  Your Name in a big font Your Contacts: Phones , Mobile , Email , Online Profiles on Social Media Networks Your Address & City Hint: Regarding your address details ◦ If it’s far form Company Location write it at the end of Resume..... Why?
  13. 13.  Never put your photo except in these Cases: 1. Don’t put picture unless it is requested 2. If you will work as Model ???!!!!!! What if your name maybe Male or Female 1. You can put your photo 2. You can select a nickname in business life   Examples: Salama Vs. Salma  Be Ahmed Salama Sahar ‫ ساهر‬Vs. Sahar/Saher ‫سحر/سهر‬
  14. 14. Note Address !
  15. 15.  No Need for These words at the beginning: ◦ Resume ◦ Personal CV ◦ Curriculum Vita
  16. 16.  What Positions you are looking for .... Show two issues: 1. Field you would like to work in ... Marketing, Sales, Engineering, HR, Customer Service 2. Career Opportunity, Internship, Summer Training) Articulate it with Win-Win Just 2 or 3 lines Some People (Out Egypt) Prefer to be Just the targeted Position title !!!!!!!!
  17. 17.  An opportunity in Sales department at a reputable Company to increase company profits, and developing my skills at the same time. Assistant Marketing Manager Avoid General Objectives: ◦ A position allowing me to utilize my knowledge and experience in different areas.
  18. 18.  Bachelor of Arts  BA Bachelor of Science  BS or BSc Hint: If your grads is Fair don’t write it If your Secondary School is distinctive write itExample: BS. Commerce, English Section, Cairo University, 2000 - 2004. ◦ Major : Business Administration. ◦ Grades: Good.
  19. 19.  Starting with most recent position first. If you are seeking your first job, list any relevant work experience, including summer jobs and voluntary work Hint: You can Separate Achievements in another Section or include it here if it’s Related
  20. 20.  Write your responsibilities What you are doing in each position Choose Positive Words Your Task was  Wiped tables Write it in Professional way as Created healthy environment for customers and maintained positive image ‫لصة سىان بتمع – تفسير أحالم – ابه سريه‬
  21. 21.  Arabic English French, Germany, Japanese .... etc.... Use these words ◦ Native .... Or .... Mother Tongue ◦ Poor >> Fair >> Good >> Very Good >> Excellent >> Fluent
  22. 22.  If your job is not a technical in IT .... Just give a quick view & stress on software related to your job Examples: Excellent Word and PowerPoint, Good Excel, Access, (ICDL) and MS-Project. Good Photoshop, Flash, and Web design. Using SPSS Using CRM
  23. 23.  It’s about professional people who know you Just mention this: ◦ Available upon request. You Can mention Name & Title if you have high references Dr. Ahmed Taha, CEO, XYZ Company Mr. Ayman Salah, Sales Manager, ABC Avoid writing their contacts in resume
  24. 24.  Fonts size 10:12 for normal resume body text Use simple fonts such as (Arial, Time New Romans, Tahoma, Verdana) Don’t leave much spaces, bold, italics, and underlining. Sending your resume in PDF (Recommended) or Word (doc not docx) format
  25. 25.  File Name: First Name + Last Name + Resume First Name + Last Name + Resume +Job Dept Never write file name names like: ‫اسم الملف بالعربي‬ CV ..... Resume ..... My CV ....... etc...
  26. 26. 1. Abbreviations2. Personal Pronouns: I, Me, My3. Negative Words: Boring , Fired , Hate, Conflict,4. Colors: Attractiveness is a matter of content,5. Spelling, Grammar & Punctuation Mistakes6. Word Arts, Clip Arts, logos & Graphics7. Don’t use Capital letters in writing the whole CV.8. Using Highlight Shadow
  27. 27.  Writing your skills as points like:  Good communication skills  Good presentation skills  Team Worker  Able to work under pressure  Self motivatedWrite it as Situations & sentences inCover Letter or in Experience Section inResumeexamples1. Participated in many Researches, Presentations, and Projects (With Teams & Independently) in Marketing, and HR.2. Motivated my team in many hard times
  28. 28. HOW?
  29. 29.  You can make your resume in creative way If your career & industry support that Mind-Map Resume? Flash Resume? Animated Resume? Video Resume? Social Media Resume? You Using Colors Carefully !!! Hint: send it to potential direct manager rather than HR !!!!!! Why?
  30. 30.  It’s a letter attached before the resume to encourage employer to open your resume You can show some of your strengths which are not appear in resume Is it Important? Can it make a difference? YES it’s more than Important but in Egypt is underestimated
  31. 31.  Dear Mr. XXXXX XXXX Intro & position you are interest in 1 or 2 paragraphs about YOU .... Don’t write your resume Again .... Just mention some points why you are qualified for that position Last paragraph mention your attached resume & Closing Your Signature (Hand Write if it possible)
  32. 32.  Try to customize it for each company esp. your dream Company Try to link between your career goals & company objectives/Culture/so on...... When Sending your resume in Email:  Subject Lines: Application to ........... Dept. Resume for ................ Dept. Application for a position in ................ Dept. Application for ......(Job Title)....... Let’s see Samples
  33. 33.  It is NOT all about Resume & Cover Letter It’s Equation Resume +Cover Letter + Job Search Techniques + Good Interview Skills+ ‫تىفيك ربىا‬ + ‫ = رزق‬YOUR Target Position
  34. 34.  CV Writing Course by Amr Hussien from Bayan CV Writing Course by Dina & Al Waleed http://www.4shared.com/dir/19016235/998c5092/Job_Sear ch__Hunting_in_Egypt__.html Vault Guide to Resumes Cover Letters and Interviewing, 3rd Ed(2003)

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