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How to write
a better
resume +
Resume
Workshop
John Clegg - Summer of Tech
Monday, 15 July 13
Today
1) What do you need a resume?
2) What companies are looking for?
3) What does a good resume look like ?
4) How to wr...
Who am I ?
Monday, 15 July 13
John Clegg
Bsc, MBA (Victoria University)
Founder of Summer of Tech
IT Geek / Entrepreneur
Work Experience
- NZ, UK, Aust,...
1) Build Track record of projects
(SIGN UP FOR GITHUB)
2) Sign up for Linked In
3) Take an interest in the companies
4) Im...
We get students jobs ...
Monday, 15 July 13
When I was in India,
An ad for a Java programmer got
>1500 responses in the first day
Monday, 15 July 13
Disclaimer
Monday, 15 July 13
Why am I doing this ?
Monday, 15 July 13
The process of getting a job sucks
Monday, 15 July 13
Your CV is the first contact
with a company
Monday, 15 July 13
I’m here to help you get
to the top of the pile
Monday, 15 July 13
Quick thoughts...
1. What are you good at?
2. Participate and create a track record
3. Take opportunities to learn
4. Your...
Background
Monday, 15 July 13
How long do does a
recruiter read a
resume ?
Monday, 15 July 13
You’ve got 20 seconds to
impress
You have 20 seconds to impress
Monday, 15 July 13
You’ve got 20 seconds to
impress
XMonday, 15 July 13
Monday, 15 July 13
Eye Tracking shows Format matters
Monday, 15 July 13
Why do you need a good resume?
Monday, 15 July 13
Recruiters: Friend or foe?
Monday, 15 July 13
Bots - Resume terminated
Monday, 15 July 13
HR Dept - The gatekeepers
Monday, 15 July 13
Networking....
Monday, 15 July 13
Who do you know ?
Monday, 15 July 13
What is the purpose
of a resume ?
Monday, 15 July 13
To get you an
interview !
Monday, 15 July 13
What does a
typical resume
tell me about
you ?
Monday, 15 July 13
Example: Bad CV :-(
Monday, 15 July 13
Example: Bad CV :-(
Monday, 15 July 13
Example: Bad CV :-(
Monday, 15 July 13
Example: Bad CV :-(
Text
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1. What you are ?
2. Where you have been ?
3. What you have done ?
...
Your resume tells me...
Monday, 15 July 13
...
Job –> Role -> Results
Your resume tells me...
Monday, 15 July 13
Houston, we have a problem!
Monday, 15 July 13
Resume doesn’t show
what you’re good
at !?!?
Monday, 15 July 13
Analogy...
Monday, 15 July 13
What if you looked for a date
the same way you wrote
your resume ?
Monday, 15 July 13
So what do companies
really want to know ?
Monday, 15 July 13
What you are going to do for me?
Monday, 15 July 13
Why do you want to work for us?
Monday, 15 July 13
What are you good at ?
Monday, 15 July 13
What are your core skills?
Monday, 15 July 13
So what does a good
resume look like ?
Monday, 15 July 13
Example: Good CV :-)
Monday, 15 July 13
The resume told me ...
1) Who he is
2) What core skills he has
3) Where / How he has done
those skills repeatedly
Why was ...
Monday, 15 July 13
Monday, 15 July 13
Monday, 15 July 13
Monday, 15 July 13
OK
Now what ?
Monday, 15 July 13
Whats in a resume ?
Monday, 15 July 13
1. One - Two page resume
2. Technical summary
3. Qualifications summary
4. References
Your “resume” should have...
Monday,...
1. Your personal promise
2. 4-5 core competences / skills
with proof
3. Career History
Your 1 pager should have...
Monday,...
Objectives - What were the goals?
Analysis - What did analysis did you make?
Actions - What action did you take ?
Results ...
Behaviours
=>
Core competencies
OAAR approach leads to
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Example - Summer of Code Project
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Determined, Problem Solver,
Challenges convention,
Consistent, Lateral Thinker,
Passionate, Results driven, Finds
Patterns...
Provide one page about your technical skills:
–Skill
–Examples
–Level of Experience
–Is experience current
Drop anything t...
Technical Skills Example
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Example Good CV
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Monday, 15 July 13
Monday, 15 July 13
Monday, 15 July 13
5 resume tips
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Tip #1
Resume must
be
one - two
pages
Monday, 15 July 13
Tip #2 Adapt your resume to
EVERY job
Monday, 15 July 13
Tip #3
Tip #3 Put other stuff
in the back
Monday, 15 July 13
Tip #3Tip #4 Only send PDF
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Tip #5 Make sure it prints well
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• Put the important stuff first
• Resume only 1-2 pages and PDF
• Resume contains
- Your Goals / Aspirations
- 5 core skil...
Bonus tips
Monday, 15 July 13
How do I beat the myths ?
Monday, 15 July 13
Recruiters:
Call them
Always ask where you’re
being represented
Monday, 15 July 13
Bots
Keyword match specfic roles
Monday, 15 July 13
HR Dept
Call them, talk to the Team Lead
Monday, 15 July 13
Networking....
Chiasma ???
Monday, 15 July 13
Your profile
Monday, 15 July 13
Questions
Monday, 15 July 13
End of Part 1
Monday, 15 July 13
RESUME SMACK DOWN
Monday, 15 July 13
WARNING
Monday, 15 July 13
•Resume Smackdown - a look over 100 resumes
- A look at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
•OAAR technique in practice
- Guest...
Findings from 100 student
resumes
•Overall not bad. Better than I thought.
- Grammar / Spelling are OK. (BUT I’m not a gra...
Results - 100 student resumes
Excellent OK BAD
Resume
Structure
36% 32% 32%
Grammar
Spelling
82% 16% 2%
Monday, 15 July 13
Results - 100 student resumes
Excellent OK BAD
Who are you 21% 39% 40%
What are you
good at
13% 38% 49%
What can you
do fo...
Results - 100 student resumes
Excellent OK MISSING
Career
History
16% 68% 16%
Technical 13% 11% 76%
Referees 22% 39% 39%
M...
Results - 100 student resumes
YES NO
Follow instructions 95% 5%
BONUS 21% 79%
Monday, 15 July 13
OAAR Practice - #1
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Bruce Wayne - Batman
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1. What did he do ?
2. What behaviours did he show
3. “Career” History
4. “Education”
Monday, 15 July 13
Achiever Activator Adaptability Analytical Arranger
Belief Command Communication Competition
Connectedness Consistency Con...
Questions
Monday, 15 July 13
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  1. 1. How to write a better resume + Resume Workshop John Clegg - Summer of Tech Monday, 15 July 13
  2. 2. Today 1) What do you need a resume? 2) What companies are looking for? 3) What does a good resume look like ? 4) How to write a resume? 5) Summer of Tech Profile tips Monday, 15 July 13
  3. 3. Who am I ? Monday, 15 July 13
  4. 4. John Clegg Bsc, MBA (Victoria University) Founder of Summer of Tech IT Geek / Entrepreneur Work Experience - NZ, UK, Aust, South Africa, India Monday, 15 July 13
  5. 5. 1) Build Track record of projects (SIGN UP FOR GITHUB) 2) Sign up for Linked In 3) Take an interest in the companies 4) Improve communication skills Take-aways from Career talk Monday, 15 July 13
  6. 6. We get students jobs ... Monday, 15 July 13
  7. 7. When I was in India, An ad for a Java programmer got >1500 responses in the first day Monday, 15 July 13
  8. 8. Disclaimer Monday, 15 July 13
  9. 9. Why am I doing this ? Monday, 15 July 13
  10. 10. The process of getting a job sucks Monday, 15 July 13
  11. 11. Your CV is the first contact with a company Monday, 15 July 13
  12. 12. I’m here to help you get to the top of the pile Monday, 15 July 13
  13. 13. Quick thoughts... 1. What are you good at? 2. Participate and create a track record 3. Take opportunities to learn 4. Your career has already started! 5. Find a mentor Monday, 15 July 13
  14. 14. Background Monday, 15 July 13
  15. 15. How long do does a recruiter read a resume ? Monday, 15 July 13
  16. 16. You’ve got 20 seconds to impress You have 20 seconds to impress Monday, 15 July 13
  17. 17. You’ve got 20 seconds to impress XMonday, 15 July 13
  18. 18. Monday, 15 July 13
  19. 19. Eye Tracking shows Format matters Monday, 15 July 13
  20. 20. Why do you need a good resume? Monday, 15 July 13
  21. 21. Recruiters: Friend or foe? Monday, 15 July 13
  22. 22. Bots - Resume terminated Monday, 15 July 13
  23. 23. HR Dept - The gatekeepers Monday, 15 July 13
  24. 24. Networking.... Monday, 15 July 13
  25. 25. Who do you know ? Monday, 15 July 13
  26. 26. What is the purpose of a resume ? Monday, 15 July 13
  27. 27. To get you an interview ! Monday, 15 July 13
  28. 28. What does a typical resume tell me about you ? Monday, 15 July 13
  29. 29. Example: Bad CV :-( Monday, 15 July 13
  30. 30. Example: Bad CV :-( Monday, 15 July 13
  31. 31. Example: Bad CV :-( Monday, 15 July 13
  32. 32. Example: Bad CV :-( Text Monday, 15 July 13
  33. 33. 1. What you are ? 2. Where you have been ? 3. What you have done ? ... Your resume tells me... Monday, 15 July 13
  34. 34. ... Job –> Role -> Results Your resume tells me... Monday, 15 July 13
  35. 35. Houston, we have a problem! Monday, 15 July 13
  36. 36. Resume doesn’t show what you’re good at !?!? Monday, 15 July 13
  37. 37. Analogy... Monday, 15 July 13
  38. 38. What if you looked for a date the same way you wrote your resume ? Monday, 15 July 13
  39. 39. So what do companies really want to know ? Monday, 15 July 13
  40. 40. What you are going to do for me? Monday, 15 July 13
  41. 41. Why do you want to work for us? Monday, 15 July 13
  42. 42. What are you good at ? Monday, 15 July 13
  43. 43. What are your core skills? Monday, 15 July 13
  44. 44. So what does a good resume look like ? Monday, 15 July 13
  45. 45. Example: Good CV :-) Monday, 15 July 13
  46. 46. The resume told me ... 1) Who he is 2) What core skills he has 3) Where / How he has done those skills repeatedly Why was it good? Monday, 15 July 13
  47. 47. Monday, 15 July 13
  48. 48. Monday, 15 July 13
  49. 49. Monday, 15 July 13
  50. 50. Monday, 15 July 13
  51. 51. OK Now what ? Monday, 15 July 13
  52. 52. Whats in a resume ? Monday, 15 July 13
  53. 53. 1. One - Two page resume 2. Technical summary 3. Qualifications summary 4. References Your “resume” should have... Monday, 15 July 13
  54. 54. 1. Your personal promise 2. 4-5 core competences / skills with proof 3. Career History Your 1 pager should have... Monday, 15 July 13
  55. 55. Objectives - What were the goals? Analysis - What did analysis did you make? Actions - What action did you take ? Results - What were the results? OAAR approach Monday, 15 July 13
  56. 56. Behaviours => Core competencies OAAR approach leads to Monday, 15 July 13
  57. 57. Example - Summer of Code Project Monday, 15 July 13
  58. 58. Determined, Problem Solver, Challenges convention, Consistent, Lateral Thinker, Passionate, Results driven, Finds Patterns Examples of behaviours Monday, 15 July 13
  59. 59. Provide one page about your technical skills: –Skill –Examples –Level of Experience –Is experience current Drop anything that isn’t relevant Technical Skills Resume Monday, 15 July 13
  60. 60. Technical Skills Example Monday, 15 July 13
  61. 61. Example Good CV Monday, 15 July 13
  62. 62. Monday, 15 July 13
  63. 63. Monday, 15 July 13
  64. 64. Monday, 15 July 13
  65. 65. 5 resume tips Monday, 15 July 13
  66. 66. Tip #1 Resume must be one - two pages Monday, 15 July 13
  67. 67. Tip #2 Adapt your resume to EVERY job Monday, 15 July 13
  68. 68. Tip #3 Tip #3 Put other stuff in the back Monday, 15 July 13
  69. 69. Tip #3Tip #4 Only send PDF Monday, 15 July 13
  70. 70. Tip #5 Make sure it prints well Monday, 15 July 13
  71. 71. • Put the important stuff first • Resume only 1-2 pages and PDF • Resume contains - Your Goals / Aspirations - 5 core skills / attributes - Education Summary • 1 page qualifications • 1 page technical skills summary Summary... Monday, 15 July 13
  72. 72. Bonus tips Monday, 15 July 13
  73. 73. How do I beat the myths ? Monday, 15 July 13
  74. 74. Recruiters: Call them Always ask where you’re being represented Monday, 15 July 13
  75. 75. Bots Keyword match specfic roles Monday, 15 July 13
  76. 76. HR Dept Call them, talk to the Team Lead Monday, 15 July 13
  77. 77. Networking.... Chiasma ??? Monday, 15 July 13
  78. 78. Your profile Monday, 15 July 13
  79. 79. Questions Monday, 15 July 13
  80. 80. End of Part 1 Monday, 15 July 13
  81. 81. RESUME SMACK DOWN Monday, 15 July 13
  82. 82. WARNING Monday, 15 July 13
  83. 83. •Resume Smackdown - a look over 100 resumes - A look at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly •OAAR technique in practice - Guest Fictional Character - One of your comp courses. Coming up Monday, 15 July 13
  84. 84. Findings from 100 student resumes •Overall not bad. Better than I thought. - Grammar / Spelling are OK. (BUT I’m not a grammar nazi) •Lack of Depth - What are you good at with APPLIED examples ? •Relevance •Not answering - Who are you? - Why are you good at what you do? - What you can do for me? Monday, 15 July 13
  85. 85. Results - 100 student resumes Excellent OK BAD Resume Structure 36% 32% 32% Grammar Spelling 82% 16% 2% Monday, 15 July 13
  86. 86. Results - 100 student resumes Excellent OK BAD Who are you 21% 39% 40% What are you good at 13% 38% 49% What can you do for me 11% 28% 61% Depth 8% 51% 41% Monday, 15 July 13
  87. 87. Results - 100 student resumes Excellent OK MISSING Career History 16% 68% 16% Technical 13% 11% 76% Referees 22% 39% 39% Monday, 15 July 13
  88. 88. Results - 100 student resumes YES NO Follow instructions 95% 5% BONUS 21% 79% Monday, 15 July 13
  89. 89. OAAR Practice - #1 Monday, 15 July 13
  90. 90. Bruce Wayne - Batman Monday, 15 July 13
  91. 91. 1. What did he do ? 2. What behaviours did he show 3. “Career” History 4. “Education” Monday, 15 July 13
  92. 92. Achiever Activator Adaptability Analytical Arranger Belief Command Communication Competition Connectedness Consistency Context Deliberative Developer Discipline Fairness / Empathy Focus Futuristic Harmony Ideation Inclusiveness / Includer Individualization Input Intellection Learner Maximizer Positivity Relator Responsibility Restorative Self-Assurance Significance Strategic Woo Some personal strengths Monday, 15 July 13
  93. 93. Questions Monday, 15 July 13
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