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Resume slide deck - How to write a better tech resume - 2013 edition

Resume slide deck - How to write a better tech resume - 2013 edition

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  • 1. How to write a better resume + Resume Workshop John Clegg - Summer of Tech Monday, 15 July 13
  • 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. Who am I ? Monday, 15 July 13
  • 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. 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. We get students jobs ... Monday, 15 July 13
  • 7. When I was in India, An ad for a Java programmer got >1500 responses in the first day Monday, 15 July 13
  • 8. Disclaimer Monday, 15 July 13
  • 9. Why am I doing this ? Monday, 15 July 13
  • 10. The process of getting a job sucks Monday, 15 July 13
  • 11. Your CV is the first contact with a company Monday, 15 July 13
  • 12. I’m here to help you get to the top of the pile Monday, 15 July 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. Background Monday, 15 July 13
  • 15. How long do does a recruiter read a resume ? Monday, 15 July 13
  • 16. You’ve got 20 seconds to impress You have 20 seconds to impress Monday, 15 July 13
  • 17. You’ve got 20 seconds to impress XMonday, 15 July 13
  • 18. Monday, 15 July 13
  • 19. Eye Tracking shows Format matters Monday, 15 July 13
  • 20. Why do you need a good resume? Monday, 15 July 13
  • 21. Recruiters: Friend or foe? Monday, 15 July 13
  • 22. Bots - Resume terminated Monday, 15 July 13
  • 23. HR Dept - The gatekeepers Monday, 15 July 13
  • 24. Networking.... Monday, 15 July 13
  • 25. Who do you know ? Monday, 15 July 13
  • 26. What is the purpose of a resume ? Monday, 15 July 13
  • 27. To get you an interview ! Monday, 15 July 13
  • 28. What does a typical resume tell me about you ? Monday, 15 July 13
  • 29. Example: Bad CV :-( Monday, 15 July 13
  • 30. Example: Bad CV :-( Monday, 15 July 13
  • 31. Example: Bad CV :-( Monday, 15 July 13
  • 32. Example: Bad CV :-( Text Monday, 15 July 13
  • 33. 1. What you are ? 2. Where you have been ? 3. What you have done ? ... Your resume tells me... Monday, 15 July 13
  • 34. ... Job –> Role -> Results Your resume tells me... Monday, 15 July 13
  • 35. Houston, we have a problem! Monday, 15 July 13
  • 36. Resume doesn’t show what you’re good at !?!? Monday, 15 July 13
  • 37. Analogy... Monday, 15 July 13
  • 38. What if you looked for a date the same way you wrote your resume ? Monday, 15 July 13
  • 39. So what do companies really want to know ? Monday, 15 July 13
  • 40. What you are going to do for me? Monday, 15 July 13
  • 41. Why do you want to work for us? Monday, 15 July 13
  • 42. What are you good at ? Monday, 15 July 13
  • 43. What are your core skills? Monday, 15 July 13
  • 44. So what does a good resume look like ? Monday, 15 July 13
  • 45. Example: Good CV :-) Monday, 15 July 13
  • 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. Monday, 15 July 13
  • 48. Monday, 15 July 13
  • 49. Monday, 15 July 13
  • 50. Monday, 15 July 13
  • 51. OK Now what ? Monday, 15 July 13
  • 52. Whats in a resume ? Monday, 15 July 13
  • 53. 1. One - Two page resume 2. Technical summary 3. Qualifications summary 4. References Your “resume” should have... Monday, 15 July 13
  • 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. 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. Behaviours => Core competencies OAAR approach leads to Monday, 15 July 13
  • 57. Example - Summer of Code Project Monday, 15 July 13
  • 58. Determined, Problem Solver, Challenges convention, Consistent, Lateral Thinker, Passionate, Results driven, Finds Patterns Examples of behaviours Monday, 15 July 13
  • 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. Technical Skills Example Monday, 15 July 13
  • 61. Example Good CV Monday, 15 July 13
  • 62. Monday, 15 July 13
  • 63. Monday, 15 July 13
  • 64. Monday, 15 July 13
  • 65. 5 resume tips Monday, 15 July 13
  • 66. Tip #1 Resume must be one - two pages Monday, 15 July 13
  • 67. Tip #2 Adapt your resume to EVERY job Monday, 15 July 13
  • 68. Tip #3 Tip #3 Put other stuff in the back Monday, 15 July 13
  • 69. Tip #3Tip #4 Only send PDF Monday, 15 July 13
  • 70. Tip #5 Make sure it prints well Monday, 15 July 13
  • 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. Bonus tips Monday, 15 July 13
  • 73. How do I beat the myths ? Monday, 15 July 13
  • 74. Recruiters: Call them Always ask where you’re being represented Monday, 15 July 13
  • 75. Bots Keyword match specfic roles Monday, 15 July 13
  • 76. HR Dept Call them, talk to the Team Lead Monday, 15 July 13
  • 77. Networking.... Chiasma ??? Monday, 15 July 13
  • 78. Your profile Monday, 15 July 13
  • 79. Questions Monday, 15 July 13
  • 80. End of Part 1 Monday, 15 July 13
  • 81. RESUME SMACK DOWN Monday, 15 July 13
  • 82. WARNING Monday, 15 July 13
  • 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. 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. Results - 100 student resumes Excellent OK BAD Resume Structure 36% 32% 32% Grammar Spelling 82% 16% 2% Monday, 15 July 13
  • 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. 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. Results - 100 student resumes YES NO Follow instructions 95% 5% BONUS 21% 79% Monday, 15 July 13
  • 89. OAAR Practice - #1 Monday, 15 July 13
  • 90. Bruce Wayne - Batman Monday, 15 July 13
  • 91. 1. What did he do ? 2. What behaviours did he show 3. “Career” History 4. “Education” Monday, 15 July 13
  • 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. Questions Monday, 15 July 13