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Learn why a resume is important and how to chunk your work to learn what behaviours and core skills you have.

Also lots of tips on how to structure a resume for an IT job

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  • 1. ! How to write a better resume + Resume Workshop John Clegg - Summer of Tech
  • 2. ! * What is Summer of Tech * How to make the most of SoT * CV 101 - How to write a great resume ! ! ! Today
  • 3. Who am I ?
  • 4. John Clegg Bsc, MBA (Victoria University) Founder of Summer of Tech IT Geek / Entrepreneur Work Experience - NZ, UK, Aust, South Africa, India
  • 5. is a non-profit internship programme connecting smart students with Auckland & Wellington ICT companies ! Summer of Tech
  • 6. We get students jobs ...
  • 7. Programming
  • 8. Engineering
  • 9. Design
  • 10. Business Analysis
  • 11. We help you to ...
  • 12. Get introduced to companies
  • 13. Lots of companies have got jobs...
  • 14. Learn the “important” stuff in getting a job
  • 15. Get training on what companies want
  • 16. ! May Bootcamps July Companies signing up September Meet and Greet + Interviews October Job Offers November -> March Start Work ! Timetable
  • 17. Register interest, site live next week!
  • 18. First bootcamp starts 15th May!
  • 19. How to get the most of Summer of Tech?
  • 20. Its not going to be so easy...
  • 21. There are limited numbers...
  • 22. You’re going to need to step-up....
  • 23. ...and participate
  • 24. Or you’re out!
  • 25. Because we have people waiting...
  • 26. There is a reward
  • 27. 66% of students get on-hired
  • 28. Tips to get a company’s attention on SoT
  • 29. What are companies looking for in a student ? Company job profiles are a guide...
  • 30. If don’t know something...
  • 31. You can learn...
  • 32. Be enthusiastic ...
  • 33. and willing to learn
  • 34. Eg. iPhone development
  • 35. How to I get a company to like me ? Find more about them
  • 36. Take an interest in companies
  • 37. Research the companies
  • 38. Read their blog and the press
  • 39. Ask questions about what they are doing
  • 40. Some Student success stories
  • 41. 1) Deal Junkie
  • 42. 2) Beetil
  • 43. Lots of big customers
  • 44. S O L D $$$ !!!
  • 45. 3) Nik + Olly were hired as an interns
  • 46. A couple years later they were hiring
  • 47. They started their own company
  • 48. Started working on some projects
  • 49. and it went BIG !!!!
  • 50. Oly works for Google
  • 51. Oly Clarke: Google “The summer of code program during my university years was my first encounter with programming in the real world. Getting placement in a local startup company was a great way to get exposure to every aspect of running a software business, programming and otherwise. ! ! The startup experience inspired me to start my own projects using new technologies which kickstarted my software career.”
  • 52. 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
  • 53. When I was in India, An ad for a Java programmer got >1500 responses in the first day
  • 54. Disclaimer
  • 55. Why am I doing this ?
  • 56. The process of getting a job sucks
  • 57. Your CV is the first contact with a company
  • 58. I’m here to help you get to the top of the pile
  • 59. 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
  • 60. Background
  • 61. How long do does a recruiter read a resume ?
  • 62. You’ve got 20 seconds to impress You have 20 seconds to impress
  • 63. You’ve got 20 seconds to impress X
  • 64. Eye Tracking shows Format matters
  • 65. Why do you need a good resume?
  • 66. Recruiters: Friend or foe?
  • 67. Bots - Resume terminated
  • 68. HR Dept - The gatekeepers
  • 69. Networking....
  • 70. Who do you know ?
  • 71. What is the purpose of a resume ?
  • 72. To get you an interview !
  • 73. What does a typical resume tell me about you ?
  • 74. Example: Bad CV :-(
  • 75. Example: Bad CV :-(
  • 76. Example: Bad CV :-(
  • 77. Example: Bad CV :-( Text
  • 78. 1. What you are ? 2. Where you have been ? 3. What you have done ? ... Your resume tells me...
  • 79. ... ! Job –> Role -> Results Your resume tells me...
  • 80. Houston, we have a problem!
  • 81. Resume doesn’t show what you’re good at !?!?
  • 82. Analogy...
  • 83. What if you looked for a date the same way you wrote your resume ?
  • 84. So what do companies really want to know ?
  • 85. What you are going to do for me?
  • 86. Why do you want to work for us?
  • 87. What are you good at ?
  • 88. What are your core skills?
  • 89. So what does a good resume look like ?
  • 90. Example: Good CV :-)
  • 91. 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?
  • 92. OK Now what ?
  • 93. Whats in a resume ?
  • 94. 1. One - Two page resume 2. Technical summary 3. Qualifications summary 4. References Your “resume” should have...
  • 95. 1. Your personal promise 2. 4-5 core competences / skills with proof 3. Career History Your 1 pager should have...
  • 96. 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
  • 97. Behaviours => Core competencies OAAR approach leads to
  • 98. Example - Summer of Code Project
  • 99. Determined, Problem Solver, Challenges convention, Consistent, Lateral Thinker, Passionate, Results driven, Finds Patterns Examples of behaviours
  • 100. Provide one page about your technical skills: –Skill –Examples –Level of Experience –Is experience current ! Drop anything that isn’t relevant Technical Skills Resume
  • 101. Technical Skills Example
  • 102. Example Good CV
  • 103. 5 resume tips
  • 104. Tip #1 Resume must be one - two pages
  • 105. Tip #2 Adapt your resume to EVERY job
  • 106. Tip #3 Tip #3 Put other stuff in the back
  • 107. Tip #3Tip #4 Only send PDF
  • 108. Tip #5 Make sure it prints well
  • 109. • 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...
  • 110. What should I see in your Resume? - Who you are - What you want to do - What you can do for me ? - Why are you interested in me? Summary...
  • 111. Bonus tips
  • 112. How do I beat the myths ?
  • 113. Recruiters: Call them Always ask where you’re being represented
  • 114. Bots Keyword match specfic roles
  • 115. HR Dept Call them, talk to the Team Lead
  • 116. Networking.... Chiasma ???
  • 117. Your profile
  • 118. Questions?
  • 119. See you next week for part 2
  • 120. Resume workshop part 2
  • 121. RESUME SMACK DOWN
  • 122. • 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...
  • 123. What should I see in your Resume? - Who you are - What you want to do - What you can do for me ? - Why are you interested in me? Summary...
  • 124. WARNING
  • 125. •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
  • 126. 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?
  • 127. Results - 100 student resumes Excellent OK BAD Resume Structure 36% 32% 32% Grammar Spelling 82% 16% 2%
  • 128. 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%
  • 129. Results - 100 student resumes Excellent OK MISSING Career History 16% 68% 16% Technical 13% 11% 76% Referees 22% 39% 39%
  • 130. Results - 100 student resumes YES NO Follow instructions 95% 5% BONUS 21% 79%
  • 131. OAAR Practice - #1
  • 132. Bruce Wayne - Batman
  • 133. 1. What did he do ? 2. What behaviours did he show 3. “Career” History 4. “Education” !
  • 134. 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
  • 135. Questions?