Writing a CV                  Good Practices and Strategies, ExamplesDoncho MinkovTechnical Trainerwww.minkov.itTelerik Ac...
Table of Contents What Is a CV? Why We Need of a CV? Why We Need a Good CV? The Goal Success strategy How to Stand O...
What Is a CV?
Summary of skills and experienceWhat Is a CV?
Summary of skills and experienceWhat Is a CV?              Not a biography
Summary of skills           and experience          What Is a CV?                        Not a biographyHighlights accompl...
Why We Need a CV?Show experience
Why We Need a CV?                       Show experience Reflects more thanpaid work experience
Why We Need a CV?                       Show experience Reflects more thanpaid work experience Why we are better   than th...
Why We Need a CV?                        Show our skills                         and abilities                       Show ...
Why We Need a Good CV?
Why We Need a Good CV?     Because of the      Recruiters!
Why We Need a Good CV?     Because of the      Recruiters!      No time to fully      review every CV
Recruiters
Recruiters:Review 100 CVs
Recruiters:    Review 100 CVsSelect only 1 for interview
Recruiters spend 20-60    seconds on a CV
The first                    impression  The recruiters count most:      Finding thecorrect keywords
The Goal
SellThe Goal
SellThe Goal   Inform
SellPersuade   The Goal   Inform
SellPersuade   The Goal     Inform             Get an           Interview!
OK. But how to do all this?
OK. But how to do all this?      All you need is a!
The Success Strategy?
The Success Strategy?Be unique
The Success Strategy?What you want next?  Be unique
The Success Strategy?    The point of the CVWhat you want next?  Be unique
The Success Strategy?     What the employer wants?    The point of the CVWhat you want next?  Be unique
The Success Strategy?              Good presentation     What the employer wants?    The point of the CVWhat you want next...
The Success Strategy?              Good presentation     What the employer wants?    The point of the CVWhat you want next...
Be Unique                  Good presentation         What the employer wants?      The point of the CVWhat you want next? ...
Be Unique                  Good presentation         What the employer wants?                                        Dont ...
Be Unique                    Good presentation           What the employer wants?                                         ...
Be Unique                    Good presentation           What the employer wants?                                         ...
What You Want Next?                  Good presentation         What the employer wants?      The point of the CVWhat you w...
What You Want Next?                  Good presentation         What the employer wants?      The point of the CVWhat you w...
What You Want Next?                  Good presentation         What the employer wants?      The point of the CVWhat you w...
The Point of The Resume                  Good presentation         What the employer wants?      The point of the CVWhat y...
The Point of The Resume                  Good presentation         What the employer wants?      The point of the CVWhat y...
The Point of The Resume                  Good presentation         What the employer wants?      The point of the CVWhat y...
The Point of The Resume                  Good presentation         What the employer wants?      The point of the CVWhat y...
What the Employer Wants?                  Good presentation         What the employer wants?      The point of the CVWhat ...
What the Employer Wants?                  Good presentation         What the employer wants?      The point of the CVWhat ...
What the Employer Wants?                     Good presentation            What the employer wants?         The point of th...
Good Presentation                 Good presentation        What the employer wants?     The point of the CVWhat you want n...
Good Presentation                 Good presentation         Be consistent        What the employer wants?     The point of...
Good Presentation                 Good presentation         Be consistent        What the employer wants?     The point of...
Good Presentation                 Good presentation         Be consistent        What the employer wants?     The point of...
How to Stand Out?Make your CV remarkable!
How to Stand Out?Chance of fail  first time
How to Stand Out?Chance of fail  first time                    Take risks
How to Stand Out?  Chance of fail    first time                           Take risksUse "Trial and Error"   methodology
Structure Your Resume There are some must-have sections in your CV  Personal information  Objective  Previous work exp...
Personal Information Always put it in the top Include the following   Your name   A photo   Your contacts    Email a...
Use a professional      photo  The Photo
Use a professional      photo  The Photo     Dont use Facebook photos!         Better no photo at all
The Contacts Use your personal    contacts   Personal email, personal telephone!   Never use work contacts Be sure to ...
Objective The objective should be after the personal information   What you are applying for?   Be descriptive, but be ...
Previous Work Experience Write your previous work experience  Best to order them by date  Explain your duties at this p...
Education Write down all   the schools you have gone to   University   High school It is always             better to ...
Projects Developed The best way to show expertise is to show something real   Like projects you have developed This giv...
Skills and Abilities Write down all   your skills and abilities   All of them are important   But some are more importa...
Other Experience If you have any other experience that is relevant to the job offer – show it!
Homework1.   Following our guidelines write your CV        Target it to your preferred job position and         employer ...
Writing a CVQuestions?
Thank You!
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Подготовка на професионална автобиография (CV). Структура и съдържание. Какво да пишем? Какво да не пишем?
Лектор: Светлин Наков, софтуерна академия на Телерик.

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  1. 1. Writing a CV Good Practices and Strategies, ExamplesDoncho MinkovTechnical Trainerwww.minkov.itTelerik Academyacademy.telerik.com
  2. 2. Table of Contents What Is a CV? Why We Need of a CV? Why We Need a Good CV? The Goal Success strategy How to Stand Out? Structure Questions
  3. 3. What Is a CV?
  4. 4. Summary of skills and experienceWhat Is a CV?
  5. 5. Summary of skills and experienceWhat Is a CV? Not a biography
  6. 6. Summary of skills and experience What Is a CV? Not a biographyHighlights accomplishments
  7. 7. Why We Need a CV?Show experience
  8. 8. Why We Need a CV? Show experience Reflects more thanpaid work experience
  9. 9. Why We Need a CV? Show experience Reflects more thanpaid work experience Why we are better than the rest
  10. 10. Why We Need a CV? Show our skills and abilities Show experience Reflects more thanpaid work experience Why we are better than the rest
  11. 11. Why We Need a Good CV?
  12. 12. Why We Need a Good CV? Because of the Recruiters!
  13. 13. Why We Need a Good CV? Because of the Recruiters! No time to fully review every CV
  14. 14. Recruiters
  15. 15. Recruiters:Review 100 CVs
  16. 16. Recruiters: Review 100 CVsSelect only 1 for interview
  17. 17. Recruiters spend 20-60 seconds on a CV
  18. 18. The first impression The recruiters count most: Finding thecorrect keywords
  19. 19. The Goal
  20. 20. SellThe Goal
  21. 21. SellThe Goal Inform
  22. 22. SellPersuade The Goal Inform
  23. 23. SellPersuade The Goal Inform Get an Interview!
  24. 24. OK. But how to do all this?
  25. 25. OK. But how to do all this? All you need is a!
  26. 26. The Success Strategy?
  27. 27. The Success Strategy?Be unique
  28. 28. The Success Strategy?What you want next? Be unique
  29. 29. The Success Strategy? The point of the CVWhat you want next? Be unique
  30. 30. The Success Strategy? What the employer wants? The point of the CVWhat you want next? Be unique
  31. 31. The Success Strategy? Good presentation What the employer wants? The point of the CVWhat you want next? Be unique
  32. 32. The Success Strategy? Good presentation What the employer wants? The point of the CVWhat you want next? Be unique
  33. 33. Be Unique Good presentation What the employer wants? The point of the CVWhat you want next? Be unique
  34. 34. Be Unique Good presentation What the employer wants? Dont The point of the CV copy pasteWhat you want next? Be unique
  35. 35. Be Unique Good presentation What the employer wants? Dont The point of the CV copy paste What you want next? Be uniqueShow creativeness
  36. 36. Be Unique Good presentation What the employer wants? Dont The point of the CV copy paste What you want next? Be uniqueShow creativeness Show what you want to show
  37. 37. What You Want Next? Good presentation What the employer wants? The point of the CVWhat you want next? Be unique
  38. 38. What You Want Next? Good presentation What the employer wants? The point of the CVWhat you want next? Be unique Why you choose this exact job offer?
  39. 39. What You Want Next? Good presentation What the employer wants? The point of the CVWhat you want next? Be unique Why you choose this exact job offer? How you plan to develop yourself in the future?
  40. 40. The Point of The Resume Good presentation What the employer wants? The point of the CVWhat you want next? Be unique
  41. 41. The Point of The Resume Good presentation What the employer wants? The point of the CVWhat you want next? Be unique Who will read it?
  42. 42. The Point of The Resume Good presentation What the employer wants? The point of the CVWhat you want next? Be unique Who will read it?The reason you are writing it?
  43. 43. The Point of The Resume Good presentation What the employer wants? The point of the CVWhat you want next? Be unique Who will read it?The reason you are writing it? What is the position you are applying for?
  44. 44. What the Employer Wants? Good presentation What the employer wants? The point of the CVWhat you want next? Be unique
  45. 45. What the Employer Wants? Good presentation What the employer wants? The point of the CVWhat you want next? Be unique Highlight the relevant things
  46. 46. What the Employer Wants? Good presentation What the employer wants? The point of the CV What you want next? Be unique Highlight the Show what the relevant thingsemployer wants to see Not all you have doneOr just what you have been paid for
  47. 47. Good Presentation Good presentation What the employer wants? The point of the CVWhat you want nextBe unique
  48. 48. Good Presentation Good presentation Be consistent What the employer wants? The point of the CVWhat you want nextBe unique
  49. 49. Good Presentation Good presentation Be consistent What the employer wants? The point of the CVWhat you want nextBe unique Be brief
  50. 50. Good Presentation Good presentation Be consistent What the employer wants? The point of the CVWhat you want nextBe unique Be brief Be Focused
  51. 51. How to Stand Out?Make your CV remarkable!
  52. 52. How to Stand Out?Chance of fail first time
  53. 53. How to Stand Out?Chance of fail first time Take risks
  54. 54. How to Stand Out? Chance of fail first time Take risksUse "Trial and Error" methodology
  55. 55. Structure Your Resume There are some must-have sections in your CV  Personal information  Objective  Previous work experience  Education  Projects developed  E.g. at the university, high school or in free time  Skills and abilities  Other experience  E.g. at the university
  56. 56. Personal Information Always put it in the top Include the following  Your name  A photo  Your contacts  Email address  Telephone number  Home address
  57. 57. Use a professional photo The Photo
  58. 58. Use a professional photo The Photo Dont use Facebook photos! Better no photo at all
  59. 59. The Contacts Use your personal contacts  Personal email, personal telephone!  Never use work contacts Be sure to have a good-looking email address  Even if you use it only for job applications  PeterPetrov@, Peter.Petrov@, Asen_Georgiev@  Not emails like:  DestructorMachine@, Svalyacha92@, P373rP37r0v@
  60. 60. Objective The objective should be after the personal information  What you are applying for?  Be descriptive, but be brief  Dont be overdescriptive
  61. 61. Previous Work Experience Write your previous work experience  Best to order them by date  Explain your duties at this position  Dont be overdescriptive about your managers  Better not to include full names and contacts
  62. 62. Education Write down all the schools you have gone to  University  High school It is always better to highlight courses you visited and are relevant to the job offer Add relevant informal education  E.g. @ Telerik Academy
  63. 63. Projects Developed The best way to show expertise is to show something real  Like projects you have developed This gives a better impression than just plain words like "I am good at…" No projects?  Why not start a project, to gain experience?
  64. 64. Skills and Abilities Write down all your skills and abilities  All of them are important  But some are more important than others  Highlight the skills that are most relevant to the current job description  Just mention the others
  65. 65. Other Experience If you have any other experience that is relevant to the job offer – show it!
  66. 66. Homework1. Following our guidelines write your CV  Target it to your preferred job position and employer  If you dont have work experience think how you could change this  If you dont have any projects, start a project (e.g. open-source in GitHub or Google Code)  E.g. create your own web site  Find people who can write endorsements for you 66
  67. 67. Writing a CVQuestions?
  68. 68. Thank You!
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