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    Creating powerful resumes Creating powerful resumes Presentation Transcript

    • Creating Powerful resumes
      A guide to writing your way into interviews….
    • Contents
      Basics of Resume writing
      How to create a powerful resume
      Tips to get your resume to the right places
    • Finerva academy
      Learning initiatives
      Training on life skills
      70 years of combined team experience
      0% Theory, 100% practicality
    • Before we start
      What is a resume for?
    • A resume is for….
      It is only and only a key to get a call for a job interview. Period.
      Secondary objectives
      Self marketing tool
      Job skills showcase
      Value addition
    • The irony
      Potential recruiters have very little time to see your resume.
      Sometimes lesser than 20 seconds
      So what do you do?
    • Build a powerful resume
    • Basic outline of a resume
      Objective or summary
      Professional experience
      Educational Background
      Project/Internship exp
      Personal Interests
      Extras
      Personal details
    • What is this????
      Avoid redundancy
      Then why “resume” on top of your resume?
      Key point to understand is that space is very precious and hence avoid redundancy.
    • The First Step
      Know yourself
      Who are you
      What do you want
      “who am I ?”
    • The Objective
      Short and Powerful statement which helps the reader to understand how you fit into his needs.
      It is NOT about you, its about what he wants.
      YOU
    • Is this a good objective statement?
      An internship allowing me to utilize my
      knowledge and expertise in different areas
      Well-written but raises too many questions
      For example: What kind of internship? What knowledge? What kinds of expertise? Which areas?
    • Sample Objectives…
      For an entry level accounting position:
      A position in the accounting field where excellent analytical and technical skills can help to improve the company's profitability.
      If you have two years experience:
      A Data Entry position where skills in spreadsheet development and troubleshooting can improve efficiency and enhance profitability.
    • Sample Objectives…
      If you are changing areas of employment:
      A position as Assistant Engineer where construction knowledge, high mechanical aptitude and commitment to safety can contribute to profitable operation.
      If you are a creative worker:
      A Graphic Design position where advanced graphic and creative skills will produce a quality product for agency customers.
    • Readymade objectives…
      For practice, fill in the parts in brackets
      To utilize my [qualifications, strengths, or skills] as a [position title]
      A position as a [position title] for [company name] allowing me to develop my [qualifications, strengths, or skills]
      An opportunity to [professional goal] in a [type of organization, work environment, or field]
      [position title] with emphasis in [areas of expertise]
    • Key Learnings…
      Sometimes one size does NOT fit all
      Each person and employer is unique in certain ways
      Aim for a custom fit when possible, but how?
    • The Experience Section
      Gives a brief of your current and past professional experiences.
      Need not necessarily be full time/paid but should be real-time.
      Try to match past profiles to current opportunity.
    • A sample layout
    • Education Section
      Educational background
      Most important section for freshers
      Info about formal education
      Relevancy to job
    • A Sample
    • Project/ Internship section
      Brief of Summer projects or off campus academic activities
      Give the reader an idea of what you learnt in addition to syllabus
      Clearer picture of your skills in practice. For e.g. Using SAP, Meeting customers, Researching etc.,
    • Draft layout
      Title of Project
      Where (Company/Organisation)
      Duration
      What you did? (explain the project)
      What you learnt? (personal takeaways)
    • Certifications
      Valuable certifications that relate to job
      Professional certifications that add skills
      Avoid filling too many/un related certifications.
    • Extras.. What’s he got that….
      Awards/achievements
      Memberships
      Personal interests
      Extra-curricular
      Co-curricular
    • What goes and what does not…
      You should be a don in the activity
      The awards/achievements should be real worth it.
      Be ready for rough questions
    • Personal Section
    • Do’s of resume…
      Use single font, two sizes at max.
      Use commonly available font families
      Arial, Verdana, Times New, Trebuchet
      Give lots of white space
      Use powerful words, adjectives and buzz words.
      KISS – Keep it simple and sweet.
    • Don'ts
      Do not write resume on top
      Do not use colors or too much of bold.
      Do not write undertaking
      Do not write stories
      Do not make reader search for information
    • Some more value additions
    • Thank You!
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