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    • August 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 1
    • SUIT UP again… Dr A.N. Brijesh Nair Associate ProfessorProgram Manager (Civil Engineering) & Prof. Deepa Madathil Assistant Professor Student Welfare Coordinator
    • My Disclaimer• Not a professional resume writer• I am talking from my experience – Applying for jobs – InterviewingAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 3
    • My Disclaimer• These rules – Not applicable • To Mass RecruitersAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 4
    • Outline• Resume – Journey of a resume – Writing a resume – Do’s and Don’ts• Interviews – Do’s and Don’ts• QuestionsAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 5
    • How many of you know the differences between…… August 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 6
    • ResumesAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 7
    • BiodataAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 8
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    • ResumesAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 10
    • Word “Resume” originated from• French Word – SummaryAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 11
    • If “Resume” is “Summary”• Ideally – 1 page – Cannot exceed 2 pages• Resume – Summary • Employment • Education Relevant to the job • Other skillsAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 12
    • Resume• Never list out – All your qualifications/education• But – Only those relevant to job advertisedAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 13
    • Resume• Written in third person – To be objective and formal• Use bulleted points• Starts with – Summary of Qualifications/Objective• Reverse chronological order – Focus on the most recent oneAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 14
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    • Curriculum Vitae originated from• Latin Word – Course of LifeAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 16
    • Curriculum Vitae (C.V)• C.V – More detailed than Resume – Usually 2 to 3 pages • Can be even longer – List every • Skill • Job Chronological Order • Degree • Professional AffiliationsAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 17
    • Curriculum Vitae (C.V)• C.V – General Talent – Not the specific skillAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 18
    • BiodataAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 19
    • Bio-Data• Short form for – Biographical dataAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 20
    • Typical Biodata• Personal particulars – Date of Birth – Religion – Sex – Race – Nationality – Residence – Marital StatusAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 21
    • A common bio-data you may have come across…August 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 22
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    • Typical Bio-data• Chronological listing of – Education – Experience• Can be more than 10 pages• Example of a bio-dataAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 25
    • So what do you have to make?August 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 26
    • So what do you have to make?August 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 27
    • So what do you have to make?• Resume??• Bio-data??• Curriculum Vitae??August 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 28
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    • Majority of the time• Resume…August 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 30
    • So you send your resume for…• Job• Internship• To professors – To get scholarships • To do MSAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 31
    • You apply via…• Email• Snail Mail• Job sites like – www.monster.com – www.naukri.comAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 32
    • It is good to understand what happens to your resume after you send thatAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 33
    • Assume…• Opening in VIT UniversityAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 34
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    • Journey of a ResumeAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 36
    • Journey of a Resume• Assume 100 people applied – For the post of • Assistant Professor • One opening – Now HR dept • Hands over the resume – To Director of SMBSAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 37
    • Journey of a Resume• Director of School – busy person – Glance through each resume • Maximum for a minute • Short lists 10 from that • Others go to dust-bin – Comes back later • Goes in detail – Through the 10 short listed resumes • Selects five – To call for final interviewAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 38
    • Journey of a Resume• What happened here? – Ninety resumes were not even read properly – Rejected – Why?August 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 39
    • Journey of a Resume• It failed to create “that” first impressionAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 40
    • Journey of a Resume• It is very necessary to – Create that first impression • If you need to be selected for Interview• How can you do that – Making your resume • Short and sweet • Being very specificAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 41
    • What happens when you send yourresume to the professor abroad for MS admission?August 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 42
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    • Assume a situation• You are a final year student in VIT University• One fine day you are getting a mail in your inboxAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 44
    • You are getting a mail…August 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 45
    • You are getting a mail…August 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 46
    • After reading this what will be your reaction??August 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 47
    • Your reaction? $%&@ You!August 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 48
    • Now a professor gets a mailAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 49
    • Professor Opens the mailAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 50
    • What will he do? $%&@ You!August 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 51
    • What will he do?August 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 52
    • What do you understand?• From job selection process in VIT• Emails I showed youAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 53
    • More than 95% of the time, yourresumes are not even read before it is rejectedAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 54
    • Your resume should…• Withstand filteringAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 55
    • Resume• Short and sweet• Being very specificAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 56
    • Two Examples….August 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 57
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    • Another ExampleAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 62
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    • Will you invite this guy for interview?August 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 72
    • Writing a ResumeAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 73
    • Resumes – Do’s and Don’ts• For a B.Tech Student – One page ideal – Worst case • 2 pages – Font • Arial – Heading 12 pt – Text 10-11pt – Minimize the white space • Ideally “ZERO” white spaceAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 74
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    • The new resumeAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 82
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    • Another ExampleAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 86
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    • The transformationAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 90
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    • Food for thoughtAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 92
    • What is this?August 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 93
    • A roadside book store…August 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 94
    • How do you select a book…• Attracted by – Author – Cover – Best sellerAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 95
    • So you should• Make yourself well known• Make your work well known• As a fresher both are not possible• What is possible – Make your resume colorfulAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 96
    • How can you make it colorful?• Adding all relevant stuffAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 97
    • Sections in ResumeAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 98
    • Name and Address Your email id Your Name• Give your permanent address• Font – Name • Arial 14 pt – Others • Arial 10 ptAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 99
    • Email IDAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 100
    • partyanimalmohit@yahoo.co.in onepromisewidlyf007@gmail.com lovelylab@gmail.com honeyjam619@gmail.comwellwishervonmenschen@gmail.com sssaddicted@gmail.com youcantceeme@gmail.com honey.hima04@gmail.com ashcruise.angle@gmail.com shiv.therisingsun@gmail.com breaker_venu@yahoo.com cooldude.gupta06@gmail.com collegebeats.shubham@gmail.com vishalferrari7@gmail.com donnaroy.cutiepie@gmail.com chocolateybhasker@gmail.com beverselifebindass@gmail.com babablacksheep.kc@gmail.com rohithdarknight@gmail.com importantsamanta@gmail.com August 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 101
    • Email ID’s• Most ideal – First Name.Last Name@mail.com• Never – Funny namesAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 102
    • Objective• Should exactly match the job profile• Objective should be – Unique for the job• Maximum 2 linesAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 103
    • Education• Latest degree first• Format – Degree-specialization-School-CGPA-Month & Year of GraduationAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 104
    • Academic Projects• All relevant projects you did in class – Last one firstAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 105
    • Publications• Last publication first• Include ONLY publications – Relevant for the jobAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 106
    • Skills• The various skills you possess – In bulleted points – Group similar skills togetherAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 107
    • Honors• The various outstanding achievements – Relevant to position appliedAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 108
    • Relevant Courses• Relevant courses – Good for internshipAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 109
    • Additional Qualifications• Any other qualification you have – That makes you a better candidateAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 110
    • Reference• Optional – You can always write • “Reference will be provided on request”August 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 111
    • Art of writing ReferenceAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 112
    • Internships• If applying for industry job/internship – This should come after “Education”August 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 113
    • Professional Experience• If you already have a jobAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 114
    • Professional Affiliations• The professional bodies you are affiliated toAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 115
    • So titles…• Name and address• Objective• Education• Professional Experience• Academic Projects• Internships• Publications• Skills• Honors• Relevant Courses• Additional Qualifications• ReferencesAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 116
    • Some thoughts on Resume• Professional Experience• Academic Projects• Internships Cannot develop these skills overnight• Publications• Skills• HonorsAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 117
    • Some thoughts on Resume• Every month you do something – Update your resumeAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 118
    • Some thoughts on Resume• No two jobs can have same resumeAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 119
    • Some thoughts on Resume• Never copy even a single line of your resume• My professor – Shown me copied resumesAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 120
    • Some thoughts on Resume• Before you send the resume – Make your resume – Correct it – Show it to your friends – Correct it again – Show it to someone who understands the job profile – Again correct itAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 121
    • Suppose you are applying for this jobAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 122
    • All titles should match these key words• Name and address• Objective• Education• Professional Experience• Academic Projects• Internships• Publications• Skills• Honors• Relevant Courses• Additional Qualifications• ReferencesAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 123
    • Uploading your resume in WebAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 124
    • You upload your resume• www.naukri.com• www.monster.comAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 125
    • How is this different from other ways of applying?August 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 126
    • After you upload your resume• Most of the time – It is not for a specific job – You register in that site • Upload your resume – Companies contact these websites • Specifying key words – “Structural Engineer”, “Network Engineer” • Search engine picks up – All resumes that match the key wordAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 127
    • If you are uploading your resume• To a internet site – It should be rich in technical terms – so that it comes up in internal searchAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 128
    • The Worst CaseAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 129
    • The Worst Case…• You graduated from college – Yet to get a job – No campus placement• Which is the best way to get a job?August 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 130
    • Networking…August 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 131
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    • A Successful Job Search – It is all aboAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 134
    • Let us move onAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 135
    • InterviewsAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 136
    • Now you are called for interviewAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 137
    • Types of interview• HR Interview – Group Discussion – One to one interview• TechnicalAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 138
    • Interviews – some get through some won’tAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 139
    • Some HR interview questionsAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 140
    • Interviews• These questions look very easy• Answers are not easy• If you haven’t prepared – You easily contradict yourself – Flow of words won’t be thereAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 141
    • Some HR interview questionsAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 142
    • Interviews• Be prepared for such questions• Lot of books out there – Do’s and don’t’s • HR Interview – Read at least one of them• Make your own stories• Connect that story – To all the questionsAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 143
    • Interview• While going for an interview – Read all that is available • About that company• At the end of the interview – Ask one question (already prepared) • That proves your knowledge about the company – It can really helpAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 144
    • Interview• Once you are done with the interview – Send a “THANK YOU” mail – It makes a lot of differenceAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 145
    • Conclude• Resume – No two resumes can be same – Make resumes based on job requirement – Limit it to one page• Interviews – Prepare wellAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 146
    • More about jobs/resumesAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 147
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    • Feedback brijeshnairan@gmail.com deepa.madathil@gmail.com Brijesh Nair 9944642418 Deepa Menon 9488516404 brijeshnairan Scaling New HeightsAugust 8, 2012 SUIT UP again... 149
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