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
Know Yourself in General Know Your Dream JobWrite Your Resume & Cover Letter Job Searching Techniques Interviews & Offers Getting Your Job Feedback & Sharpen your Skills
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.
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
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
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,
Prepare Your Pen Separated white Paper Volunteer Please ?
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
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?
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
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, 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 !!!!!!!!
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.
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.
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
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
Arabic English French, Germany, Japanese .... etc.... Use these words ◦ Native .... Or .... Mother Tongue ◦ Poor >> Fair >> Good >> Very Good >> Excellent >> Fluent
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
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
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
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...
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
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
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?
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
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)
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
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
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)