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How to write                           a better                          resume +                           Resume        ...
Who am I ?Thursday, 19 July 2012
John Clegg             Bsc, MBA (Victoria University)             Founder of Summer of Tech             IT Geek / Entrepre...
Take-aways from Tues             1) Build Track record of projects               (SIGN UP FOR GITHUB)             2) Sign ...
We get students jobs ...Thursday, 19 July 2012
When I was in India,      An ad for a Java programmer got      >1500 responses in the first dayThursday, 19 July 2012
DisclaimerThursday, 19 July 2012
Why am I doing this ?Thursday, 19 July 2012
The process of getting a job sucksThursday, 19 July 2012
Your CV is the first contact                              with a companyThursday, 19 July 2012
I’m here to help you get        to the top of the pileThursday, 19 July 2012
Quick thoughts...               1. What are you good at?               2. Participate and create a track record           ...
BackgroundThursday, 19 July 2012
How long do does a                          recruiter read a                             resume ?Thursday, 19 July 2012
You’ve got 20 seconds to                    You have 20 seconds to impress                                impressThursday,...
Thursday, 19 July 2012                           X                         You’ve got 20 seconds to                       ...
Thursday, 19 July 2012
Eye Tracking shows Format mattersThursday, 19 July 2012
Why do you need a good resume?Thursday, 19 July 2012
Recruiters: Friend or foe?Thursday, 19 July 2012
Bots - Resume terminatedThursday, 19 July 2012
Bots                         HR Dept - The gatekeepersThursday, 19 July 2012
Networking....Thursday, 19 July 2012
Who do you know ?Thursday, 19 July 2012
What is the purpose                           of a resume ?Thursday, 19 July 2012
To get you an                          interview !Thursday, 19 July 2012
What does a                  typical resume                   tell me about                        you ?Thursday, 19 July ...
Example: Bad CV :-(Thursday, 19 July 2012
Example: Bad CV :-(Thursday, 19 July 2012
Example: Bad CV :-(Thursday, 19 July 2012
Example: Bad CV :-(                                 TextThursday, 19 July 2012
Your resume tells me...       1. What you are ?       2. Where you have been ?       3. What you have done ?       ...Thur...
Your resume tells me...                                   ...                         Job –> Role -> ResultsThursday, 19 J...
Houston, we have a problem!Thursday, 19 July 2012
Resume doesn’t show         what you’re good              at !?!?Thursday, 19 July 2012
Analogy...Thursday, 19 July 2012
What if you looked for a date                     the same way you wrote                           your resume ?Thursday, ...
So what do companies               really want to know ?Thursday, 19 July 2012
What are your core skills?Thursday, 19 July 2012
So what does a good             resume look like ?Thursday, 19 July 2012
Example: Good CV :-)Thursday, 19 July 2012
Why was it good?       The resume told me ...       1) Who he is       2) What core skills he has       3) Where / How he ...
Thursday, 19 July 2012
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OK                         Now what ?Thursday, 19 July 2012
Whats in a resume ?Thursday, 19 July 2012
Your “resume” should have...       1.           One - Two page resume       2.           Technical summary       3.       ...
Your 1 pager should have...       1. Your personal promise       2. 4-5 core competences / skills       with proof       3...
OAAR approach  Objectives - What were the goals?  Analysis - What did analysis did you make?  Actions - What action did yo...
OAAR approach leads to                            Behaviours                                =>                         Cor...
Example -   Summer of Code ProjectThursday, 19 July 2012
Examples of behaviours         Determined, Problem Solver,            Challenges convention,          Consistent, Lateral ...
Technical Skills Resume   Provide one page about your technical skills:     –Skill     –Examples     –Level of Experience ...
Technical Skills ExampleThursday, 19 July 2012
Example Good CVThursday, 19 July 2012
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5 resume tipsThursday, 19 July 2012
Tip #1                         Resume must                              be                           one - two            ...
Tip #2 Adapt your resume to                   EVERY jobThursday, 19 July 2012
Tip #3                         Tip #3 Put other stuff                              in the backThursday, 19 July 2012
Tip #4Tip #3send PDF                                OnlyThursday, 19 July 2012
Tip #5 Make sure it prints wellThursday, 19 July 2012
Summary...  • Put the important stuff first  • Resume only 1-2 pages and PDF  • Resume contains  - Your Goals / Aspiration...
Bonus tipsThursday, 19 July 2012
How do I beat the myths ?Thursday, 19 July 2012
Recruiters:                                Call them                         Always ask where you’re                      ...
Bots                         Keyword match specfic rolesThursday, 19 July 2012
Bots                            HR Dept                Call them, talk to the Team LeadThursday, 19 July 2012
Networking....                          Chiasma ???Thursday, 19 July 2012
QuestionsThursday, 19 July 2012
End of Part 1Thursday, 19 July 2012
RESUME SMACK DOWNThursday, 19 July 2012
WARNINGThursday, 19 July 2012
Coming up  • Resume Smackdown - a look over 100 resumes  - A look at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly  • OAAR technique in p...
Findings from 100 student                         resumes  • Overall not bad. Better than I thought.  - Grammar / Spelling...
Results - 100 student resumes                                     Excellent   OK    BAD                          Resume   ...
Results - 100 student resumes                                  Excellent   OK    BAD                   Who are you      21...
Results - 100 student resumes                                     Excellent   OK    MISSING                         Career...
Results - 100 student resumes                                        YES    NO                  Follow instructions   95% ...
OAAR Practice - #1Thursday, 19 July 2012
Bruce Wayne - BatmanThursday, 19 July 2012
1.           What did he do ?       2.           What behaviours did he show       3.           “Career” History       4. ...
Some personal strengths  Achiever Activator Adaptability Analytical Arranger  Belief Command Communication Competition  Co...
QuestionsThursday, 19 July 2012
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  1. 1. How to write a better resume + Resume Workshop John Clegg - Summer of TechThursday, 19 July 2012
  2. 2. Who am I ?Thursday, 19 July 2012
  3. 3. John Clegg Bsc, MBA (Victoria University) Founder of Summer of Tech IT Geek / Entrepreneur Work Experience - NZ, UK, Aust, South Africa, IndiaThursday, 19 July 2012
  4. 4. Take-aways from Tues 1) Build Track record of projects (SIGN UP FOR GITHUB) 2) Sign up for Linked In 3) Take an interest in the companies 3) Improve communication skillsThursday, 19 July 2012
  5. 5. We get students jobs ...Thursday, 19 July 2012
  6. 6. When I was in India, An ad for a Java programmer got >1500 responses in the first dayThursday, 19 July 2012
  7. 7. DisclaimerThursday, 19 July 2012
  8. 8. Why am I doing this ?Thursday, 19 July 2012
  9. 9. The process of getting a job sucksThursday, 19 July 2012
  10. 10. Your CV is the first contact with a companyThursday, 19 July 2012
  11. 11. I’m here to help you get to the top of the pileThursday, 19 July 2012
  12. 12. 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 mentorThursday, 19 July 2012
  13. 13. BackgroundThursday, 19 July 2012
  14. 14. How long do does a recruiter read a resume ?Thursday, 19 July 2012
  15. 15. You’ve got 20 seconds to You have 20 seconds to impress impressThursday, 19 July 2012
  16. 16. Thursday, 19 July 2012 X You’ve got 20 seconds to impress
  17. 17. Thursday, 19 July 2012
  18. 18. Eye Tracking shows Format mattersThursday, 19 July 2012
  19. 19. Why do you need a good resume?Thursday, 19 July 2012
  20. 20. Recruiters: Friend or foe?Thursday, 19 July 2012
  21. 21. Bots - Resume terminatedThursday, 19 July 2012
  22. 22. Bots HR Dept - The gatekeepersThursday, 19 July 2012
  23. 23. Networking....Thursday, 19 July 2012
  24. 24. Who do you know ?Thursday, 19 July 2012
  25. 25. What is the purpose of a resume ?Thursday, 19 July 2012
  26. 26. To get you an interview !Thursday, 19 July 2012
  27. 27. What does a typical resume tell me about you ?Thursday, 19 July 2012
  28. 28. Example: Bad CV :-(Thursday, 19 July 2012
  29. 29. Example: Bad CV :-(Thursday, 19 July 2012
  30. 30. Example: Bad CV :-(Thursday, 19 July 2012
  31. 31. Example: Bad CV :-( TextThursday, 19 July 2012
  32. 32. Your resume tells me... 1. What you are ? 2. Where you have been ? 3. What you have done ? ...Thursday, 19 July 2012
  33. 33. Your resume tells me... ... Job –> Role -> ResultsThursday, 19 July 2012
  34. 34. Houston, we have a problem!Thursday, 19 July 2012
  35. 35. Resume doesn’t show what you’re good at !?!?Thursday, 19 July 2012
  36. 36. Analogy...Thursday, 19 July 2012
  37. 37. What if you looked for a date the same way you wrote your resume ?Thursday, 19 July 2012
  38. 38. So what do companies really want to know ?Thursday, 19 July 2012
  39. 39. What are your core skills?Thursday, 19 July 2012
  40. 40. So what does a good resume look like ?Thursday, 19 July 2012
  41. 41. Example: Good CV :-)Thursday, 19 July 2012
  42. 42. Why was it good? The resume told me ... 1) Who he is 2) What core skills he has 3) Where / How he has done those skills repeatedlyThursday, 19 July 2012
  43. 43. Thursday, 19 July 2012
  44. 44. Thursday, 19 July 2012
  45. 45. Thursday, 19 July 2012
  46. 46. Thursday, 19 July 2012
  47. 47. OK Now what ?Thursday, 19 July 2012
  48. 48. Whats in a resume ?Thursday, 19 July 2012
  49. 49. Your “resume” should have... 1. One - Two page resume 2. Technical summary 3. Qualifications summary 4. ReferencesThursday, 19 July 2012
  50. 50. Your 1 pager should have... 1. Your personal promise 2. 4-5 core competences / skills with proof 3. Career HistoryThursday, 19 July 2012
  51. 51. OAAR approach Objectives - What were the goals? Analysis - What did analysis did you make? Actions - What action did you take ? Results - What were the results?Thursday, 19 July 2012
  52. 52. OAAR approach leads to Behaviours => Core competenciesThursday, 19 July 2012
  53. 53. Example - Summer of Code ProjectThursday, 19 July 2012
  54. 54. Examples of behaviours Determined, Problem Solver, Challenges convention, Consistent, Lateral Thinker, Passionate, Results driven, Finds PatternsThursday, 19 July 2012
  55. 55. Technical Skills Resume Provide one page about your technical skills: –Skill –Examples –Level of Experience –Is experience current Drop anything that isn’t relevantThursday, 19 July 2012
  56. 56. Technical Skills ExampleThursday, 19 July 2012
  57. 57. Example Good CVThursday, 19 July 2012
  58. 58. Thursday, 19 July 2012
  59. 59. Thursday, 19 July 2012
  60. 60. Thursday, 19 July 2012
  61. 61. 5 resume tipsThursday, 19 July 2012
  62. 62. Tip #1 Resume must be one - two pagesThursday, 19 July 2012
  63. 63. Tip #2 Adapt your resume to EVERY jobThursday, 19 July 2012
  64. 64. Tip #3 Tip #3 Put other stuff in the backThursday, 19 July 2012
  65. 65. Tip #4Tip #3send PDF OnlyThursday, 19 July 2012
  66. 66. Tip #5 Make sure it prints wellThursday, 19 July 2012
  67. 67. Summary... • 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 summaryThursday, 19 July 2012
  68. 68. Bonus tipsThursday, 19 July 2012
  69. 69. How do I beat the myths ?Thursday, 19 July 2012
  70. 70. Recruiters: Call them Always ask where you’re being representedThursday, 19 July 2012
  71. 71. Bots Keyword match specfic rolesThursday, 19 July 2012
  72. 72. Bots HR Dept Call them, talk to the Team LeadThursday, 19 July 2012
  73. 73. Networking.... Chiasma ???Thursday, 19 July 2012
  74. 74. QuestionsThursday, 19 July 2012
  75. 75. End of Part 1Thursday, 19 July 2012
  76. 76. RESUME SMACK DOWNThursday, 19 July 2012
  77. 77. WARNINGThursday, 19 July 2012
  78. 78. Coming up • 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.Thursday, 19 July 2012
  79. 79. 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?Thursday, 19 July 2012
  80. 80. Results - 100 student resumes Excellent OK BAD Resume 36% 32% 32% Structure Grammar 82% 16% 2% SpellingThursday, 19 July 2012
  81. 81. Results - 100 student resumes Excellent OK BAD Who are you 21% 39% 40% What are you 13% 38% 49% good at What can you 11% 28% 61% do for me Depth 8% 51% 41%Thursday, 19 July 2012
  82. 82. Results - 100 student resumes Excellent OK MISSING Career 16% 68% 16% History Technical 13% 11% 76% Referees 22% 39% 39%Thursday, 19 July 2012
  83. 83. Results - 100 student resumes YES NO Follow instructions 95% 5% BONUS 21% 79%Thursday, 19 July 2012
  84. 84. OAAR Practice - #1Thursday, 19 July 2012
  85. 85. Bruce Wayne - BatmanThursday, 19 July 2012
  86. 86. 1. What did he do ? 2. What behaviours did he show 3. “Career” History 4. “Education”Thursday, 19 July 2012
  87. 87. Some personal strengths 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 WooThursday, 19 July 2012
  88. 88. QuestionsThursday, 19 July 2012
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