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  • 1. Introduction 2. Segregating into different categories: core; non-core 3. Structuring the resume 4. Industry specific resumes 4. Company specific resumes: what does a google want; what does an IBM want? 5. Resume-appropriate communication and interviewing strategy 6. Dos and don'ts in a resume 7. Sample resume (before and after) 8. Question and answer session
  • Resume Workshop Structure Key questions to keep in mind while crafting your resume E.g. Is your résumé suitably tailored to the audience? (e.g., how well do you know the companies where you are seeking a position?) Five-step process for resume-editing E.g. Deciding on the key sections and the titles (illustrated with examples) Structuring your resume : Part 1 E.g. Have you been able to get the reader’s attention in the first 20 secs (illustrated with examples from IIT resumes) E.g. Are you labelling your sections properly? ((illustrated with examples from IIT resumes) Structuring your resume: Part 2 E.g. How to make the significant experiences/internships count by showing the impact they’ve had instead of a laundry list of items (illustrated with examples from IIT resumes) What do different industrial sectors look for in candidates E.g. Core/Non-core; FMCG, Consulting, Finance/R&D, IT, etc Is your resume targeting the right audience? E.g. Finance: Does your resume show clearly defined motivations for finance? How should you illustrate your motivation (illustrated with examples from IIT resumes) Style – 10 Key style tips Are you using too many bold-faces? When does bold-face start losing its value? Formatting Techniques   Before and After Slides Section wise before and after slides (illustrated with IIT resumes) Resume-appropriate communications and interviewing strategy E.g. Doing background research on the company you are interviewing with and try to find out which of your skills/project areas they would be most interested in Questions and Answers 1. Introduction 2. Segregating into different categories: core; non-core 3. Structuring the resume 4. Industry specific resumes 4. Company specific resumes: what does a google want; what does an IBM want? 5. Resume-appropriate communication and interviewing strategy 6. Dos and don'ts in a resume 7. Sample resume (before and after) 8. Question and answer session
  • The résumé is a very critical document and a marketing tool that will introduce you to your potential employers. Clichéd as it may sound, the résumé creates the all important “first impression”. The résumé gets you through the initial screening and to the interview step. The resume can enhance and support a strong interview. The resume becomes the foundation on which you can build your future career story
  • 1. Introduction 2. Segregating into different categories: core; non-core 3. Structuring the resume 4. Industry specific resumes 4. Company specific resumes: what does a google want; what does an IBM want? 5. Resume-appropriate communication and interviewing strategy 6. Dos and don'ts in a resume 7. Sample resume (before and after) 8. Question and answer session
  • 1. Introduction 2. Segregating into different categories: core; non-core 3. Structuring the resume 4. Industry specific resumes 4. Company specific resumes: what does a google want; what does an IBM want? 5. Resume-appropriate communication and interviewing strategy 6. Dos and don'ts in a resume 7. Sample resume (before and after) 8. Question and answer session
  • Low CPI: 6.88 Mtech Dual Degree EE
  • 1. Introduction 2. Segregating into different categories: core; non-core 3. Structuring the resume 4. Industry specific resumes 4. Company specific resumes: what does a google want; what does an IBM want? 5. Resume-appropriate communication and interviewing strategy 6. Dos and don'ts in a resume 7. Sample resume (before and after) 8. Question and answer session
  • 1. Introduction 2. Segregating into different categories: core; non-core 3. Structuring the resume 4. Industry specific resumes 4. Company specific resumes: what does a google want; what does an IBM want? 5. Resume-appropriate communication and interviewing strategy 6. Dos and don'ts in a resume 7. Sample resume (before and after) 8. Question and answer session
  • 1. Introduction 2. Segregating into different categories: core; non-core 3. Structuring the resume 4. Industry specific resumes 4. Company specific resumes: what does a google want; what does an IBM want? 5. Resume-appropriate communication and interviewing strategy 6. Dos and don'ts in a resume 7. Sample resume (before and after) 8. Question and answer session
  • 1. How to make company specific resume? Is elevator pitch for a resume necessary? Ans. Depending on which broad category the company falls into - IT services/FMCGs/consulting, etc. highlight your skill sets. For instance, if you are planning to apply to a consulting company, your people's skills, leadership skills (if you have been part of an organising committee, or introduced/devised something new during college fest, etc.) should be highlighted. If you are applying to an IT services company, highlight your programming skills. If it is an R&D role your are looking at, your project work and the impact it has had should be highlighted. 2. is it we have to specify our weakness in RESUME? Ans. No 3. Some of the guys have a lot of extracurricular activities while some have a lot of internships. So it is obvious that there resumes will be awesome in one or the other way. But my doubt is that how to make resumes of those guys attractive, who have either low no. of extracurricular activities or low no. of internships. What should be the various ideas that should be presented in the resumes to make it attractive? Ans. It is difficult to make a resume attractive without neither a good CPI, nor extarcurriculars or internships. If you did deep enough you will find that you are good at something. Highlight that. 4. 1.) what things we should include and what should be excluded ? Ans. Very generic question. Skills that are relevant to the companies you are applying to. Do not clutter the resume with every little activity you have been involved in, instead talk about things that you consider important and things that have a potential to have an impact. 2.) what makes our resume effective? Ans. Clarity of thought, relevance of projects undertaken/work done, and ability to sell yourself through what you have accomplished or achieved. 3.) what things should be taken care when we are preparing a tech and nontech resume ? Ans. In non-tech resumes highlight your analytical skills, leadership qualities, your people's skills, ability to work in a team, ability to take initiatives. In tech resumes highlight internship, project work, and course work. 4.) what is the way to arrange the things in resume and what matter we should include in particular column like extracurricular activities if we are having very limited space? Ans. Depending on whether it is a tech or a non-tech resume you can choose to cut down on or highlight the extracurricular section. Normally extracurriculars that mention a hobby or sports are mentioned towards the end while those that involved organising an event such as the tech-fest would be featured somewhere towards the start. Do not ignore extracurriculars especially if you are applying to a noncore industry. 5. What is the difference between nontechnical resume and technical resume? Ans. This nomenclature is an IIT specific nomenclature. Technical resumes target core industries while non-technical resumes target non-core industries. In the former research work, projects, internships, get precedence while in the latter internships, people's skills, team participation, ability to organise, lead, etc. get precedence. How resume is more attractive to a company? Ans. Depends on the skill sets the company is looking for in a candidate. A Google would want you to communicate well, be a team player as well as a leader and an innovator. 6. How do i portray myself as a person capable of RnD and Management both in the same resume. Ans. Make separate sections highlighting both management skills and research oriented aptitude. Also add a section called a profile summary that captures both these attributes. 7.Will this resume making workshop will focus on both Tech and nonTech resume or on any one of them?Then which one? Ans. Both 8. What are DO's and DONT's in a resume? Ans. We have covered them in the workshop. 9.What type of info can we highlight especially when our CPI is low ? Do companies always measure brightness in terms of CPI ? Ans. Unfortunately many do, but you can overcome this weakness by highlighting activities you are good at. If you have led a team of people to winning a competition, you should talk about that. If you have good negotiating skills, e.g. if you have been able to rope in sponsorships for an event; convince a professor into starting a new project, etc. highlight them. 10. The prospects of getting selected in sector in which we are not pursuing our Research/Project? Ans. Would completely depend on how you present yourself through your resume; which of your skills sets you choose to highlight. 11. Can different colors be used in a resume? For example, recent tools and subjects learnt in green where as others in default black color. Ans. Best to avoid colors. Order in terms of importance. 13. W need to have attached cover letter with our resume? If yes then we should attach it with in same pdf, word file or it should be attached in separate file?? Ans. Separate file unless specified otherwise. 14. I am a M.Sc.-PhD student. However, in MSc I have done all the technical courses what MTech in Energy students are doing. Still my profile says that I am a science student which may not be suitable for industry (Industry peoples point of view). So, how to make it possible to make them understand that I have also technical knowledge as MTechs. This is a serious issue. Ans. A profile summary with your experiences where you use two to three bullets can capture your technical knowledge effectively. 15.Are non academic activities too crucial? Ans. Yes. They can be effectively used to highlight your leadership and people,skills. 16. Does the long CV (More than 2 pages) really makes any difference? Ans. Not unless you are targeting an R&D industry where you need to mention your dissertations at length. 17. Though I am mainly interested in core I might later want to apply for IT companies too, how do I modify my resume then? Ans. All you would need to do is give more importance to your IT-related skills. 18. may i know about the striking features which the HR's look for a candidate while considering him for a Marketing job? Ans. Communications skills, analytical skills and people's skills 19. How to include international publications into resume? Ans. If you have both national and international publications, list them out separately. If you do not have enough to make a list, highlight the label "international publication" in bold. Publications should be the main section and then international and national. 20. How many projects should be mentioned? Ans. Depends on the role you are looking for. If it is R&D or teaching , then as many as possible. If it is other roles, then only the relevant ones to the job. 21. What changes or addition in resume should be there if you are applying in a non core company? Ans. The workshop had a section on non-core. Highlight leadership roles, activities in which you were a team player, successful negotiator, etc. 22. What exactly we should project in resumes... technical skills or interpersonal skills? Ans. Both, but depending on the companies you are applying to assign more importance to technical and interpersonal skills. Some keywords that make resume attractive? Look at the keywords that the company looks for. For example a core resume focused on r&d positions should talk about design of experiments, data analysis, product development and a non core should focus on analytical skills, intellectual capability, teamwork. 23. What all should be in a good objective?? Ans. An objective should convey your career vision in a simple yet effective manner. 24. How to create 1 page Resume? Ans. Include main sections such as an 1. Objective/profile summary 2. Professional/internship experience 3. Academic accomplishments 4. Publications/Computer skills 5. Extracurriculars 25. Do examiners really look at the resume? Which parts are important? Considering that the examiner might not have the background about domain of my work, how to decide the contents while explaining about Master's Project in Resume? Ans. I think you meant interviewer. Yes, they do. Every part is important. 26. How to express the 'Objective' part? should it be 100% serious, down to business, or can it have any informal elements? Your tagline is 'Your MBA success is our mission'. Can you please elaborate on that? Do you specialize particularly in the field of MBA placement? From the point of resume, is there a difference between an MBA candidate and non-MBA one? (Please note that I don't mean to be offensive here. It's just a question out of curiosity). Ans. Yes it should be 100% serious. No, the tagline is actually your success is our success. :)
  • 1. How to make company specific resume? Is elevator pitch for a resume necessary? Ans. Depending on which broad category the company falls into - IT services/FMCGs/consulting, etc. highlight your skill sets. For instance, if you are planning to apply to a consulting company, your people's skills, leadership skills (if you have been part of an organising committee, or introduced/devised something new during college fest, etc.) should be highlighted. If you are applying to an IT services company, highlight your programming skills. If it is an R&D role your are looking at, your project work and the impact it has had should be highlighted. 2. is it we have to specify our weakness in RESUME? Ans. No 3. Some of the guys have a lot of extracurricular activities while some have a lot of internships. So it is obvious that there resumes will be awesome in one or the other way. But my doubt is that how to make resumes of those guys attractive, who have either low no. of extracurricular activities or low no. of internships. What should be the various ideas that should be presented in the resumes to make it attractive? Ans. It is difficult to make a resume attractive without neither a good CPI, nor extarcurriculars or internships. If you did deep enough you will find that you are good at something. Highlight that. 4. 1.) what things we should include and what should be excluded ? Ans. Very generic question. Skills that are relevant to the companies you are applying to. Do not clutter the resume with every little activity you have been involved in, instead talk about things that you consider important and things that have a potential to have an impact. 2.) what makes our resume effective? Ans. Clarity of thought, relevance of projects undertaken/work done, and ability to sell yourself through what you have accomplished or achieved. 3.) what things should be taken care when we are preparing a tech and nontech resume ? Ans. In non-tech resumes highlight your analytical skills, leadership qualities, your people's skills, ability to work in a team, ability to take initiatives. In tech resumes highlight internship, project work, and course work. 4.) what is the way to arrange the things in resume and what matter we should include in particular column like extracurricular activities if we are having very limited space? Ans. Depending on whether it is a tech or a non-tech resume you can choose to cut down on or highlight the extracurricular section. Normally extracurriculars that mention a hobby or sports are mentioned towards the end while those that involved organising an event such as the tech-fest would be featured somewhere towards the start. Do not ignore extracurriculars especially if you are applying to a noncore industry. 5. What is the difference between nontechnical resume and technical resume? Ans. This nomenclature is an IIT specific nomenclature. Technical resumes target core industries while non-technical resumes target non-core industries. In the former research work, projects, internships, get precedence while in the latter internships, people's skills, team participation, ability to organise, lead, etc. get precedence. How resume is more attractive to a company? Ans. Depends on the skill sets the company is looking for in a candidate. A Google would want you to communicate well, be a team player as well as a leader and an innovator. 6. How do i portray myself as a person capable of RnD and Management both in the same resume. Ans. Make separate sections highlighting both management skills and research oriented aptitude. Also add a section called a profile summary that captures both these attributes. 7.Will this resume making workshop will focus on both Tech and nonTech resume or on any one of them?Then which one? Ans. Both 8. What are DO's and DONT's in a resume? Ans. We have covered them in the workshop. 9.What type of info can we highlight especially when our CPI is low ? Do companies always measure brightness in terms of CPI ? Ans. Unfortunately many do, but you can overcome this weakness by highlighting activities you are good at. If you have led a team of people to winning a competition, you should talk about that. If you have good negotiating skills, e.g. if you have been able to rope in sponsorships for an event; convince a professor into starting a new project, etc. highlight them. 10. The prospects of getting selected in sector in which we are not pursuing our Research/Project? Ans. Would completely depend on how you present yourself through your resume; which of your skills sets you choose to highlight. 11. Can different colors be used in a resume? For example, recent tools and subjects learnt in green where as others in default black color. Ans. Best to avoid colors. Order in terms of importance. 13. W need to have attached cover letter with our resume? If yes then we should attach it with in same pdf, word file or it should be attached in separate file?? Ans. Separate file unless specified otherwise. 14. I am a M.Sc.-PhD student. However, in MSc I have done all the technical courses what MTech in Energy students are doing. Still my profile says that I am a science student which may not be suitable for industry (Industry peoples point of view). So, how to make it possible to make them understand that I have also technical knowledge as MTechs. This is a serious issue. Ans. A profile summary with your experiences where you use two to three bullets can capture your technical knowledge effectively. 15.Are non academic activities too crucial? Ans. Yes. They can be effectively used to highlight your leadership and people,skills. 16. Does the long CV (More than 2 pages) really makes any difference? Ans. Not unless you are targeting an R&D industry where you need to mention your dissertations at length. 17. Though I am mainly interested in core I might later want to apply for IT companies too, how do I modify my resume then? Ans. All you would need to do is give more importance to your IT-related skills. 18. may i know about the striking features which the HR's look for a candidate while considering him for a Marketing job? Ans. Communications skills, analytical skills and people's skills 19. How to include international publications into resume? Ans. If you have both national and international publications, list them out separately. If you do not have enough to make a list, highlight the label "international publication" in bold. Publications should be the main section and then international and national. 20. How many projects should be mentioned? Ans. Depends on the role you are looking for. If it is R&D or teaching , then as many as possible. If it is other roles, then only the relevant ones to the job. 21. What changes or addition in resume should be there if you are applying in a non core company? Ans. The workshop had a section on non-core. Highlight leadership roles, activities in which you were a team player, successful negotiator, etc. 22. What exactly we should project in resumes... technical skills or interpersonal skills? Ans. Both, but depending on the companies you are applying to assign more importance to technical and interpersonal skills. Some keywords that make resume attractive? Look at the keywords that the company looks for. For example a core resume focused on r&d positions should talk about design of experiments, data analysis, product development and a non core should focus on analytical skills, intellectual capability, teamwork. 23. What all should be in a good objective?? Ans. An objective should convey your career vision in a simple yet effective manner. 24. How to create 1 page Resume? Ans. Include main sections such as an 1. Objective/profile summary 2. Professional/internship experience 3. Academic accomplishments 4. Publications/Computer skills 5. Extracurriculars 25. Do examiners really look at the resume? Which parts are important? Considering that the examiner might not have the background about domain of my work, how to decide the contents while explaining about Master's Project in Resume? Ans. I think you meant interviewer. Yes, they do. Every part is important. 26. How to express the 'Objective' part? should it be 100% serious, down to business, or can it have any informal elements? Your tagline is 'Your MBA success is our mission'. Can you please elaborate on that? Do you specialize particularly in the field of MBA placement? From the point of resume, is there a difference between an MBA candidate and non-MBA one? (Please note that I don't mean to be offensive here. It's just a question out of curiosity). Ans. Yes it should be 100% serious. No, the tagline is actually your success is our success. :)
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    • 1.
      • How to Optimize Your Resumé?
      • A Resume Crafting Workshop
      • Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
      • August 16, 2011
      Copyright © 2011 Gurome Inc.
    • 2. Structure of This Workshop
      • Part 1: Introduction
      • Part 2: Structuring your resume
      • Part 3: Examples: before and after
      • Part 4: Resume-appropriate communication and interviewing strategy
      • Part 5: Answers to specific questions
      Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc.
    • 3. Structure of This Workshop
      • Part 1: Introduction
      • Part 2: Structuring your resume
      • Part 3: Examples: before and after
      • Part 4: Resume-appropriate communication and interviewing strategy
      • Part 5: Answers to specific questions
      Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc.
    • 4. The Types of Companies Visiting IITB
      • Core Companies:
      • Google, Intel, nVidia, Daimler India, Shell, Schlumberger, Sony Japan, Novartis, DRDO, Citrix R&D, Dr. Reddy’s, etc.
      • Non-core:
      • Consulting: McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Booz, Deloitte, KPMG
      • Finance: Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Nomura, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse
      • FMCG: ITC, P&G, Britannia
      Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc.
    • 5. What Do The Companies Look For?
      • At the end of the day, they all want the same things
      • Strong academic background
      • Analytical and communication skills
      • Ability to work with people
      • Diverse interests and extracurricular activities
      • Relevant experience
      Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc.
    • 6. Core: Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc.
      • Capacity: intellectual, analytical and creative ability to learn quickly, identify issues, make judgements and propose solutions
      • Achievement: plenty of drive, enthusiasm, resilience and confidence –someone who can always get things done
      • Relationship skills: character and ability to work effectively with others in a diverse team; sensitivity and influencing skills to work well as part of a team
      • Technical skills: Understanding and approaching technical issues coupled with an enthusiasm for technical challenge
    • 7. R&D: Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc.
      • Capacity: intellectual, analytical and creative ability to learn quickly, identify issues, make judgements and propose solutions
      • Achievement: plenty of drive, enthusiasm, resilience and confidence –someone who can always get things done
      • Relationship skills: character and ability to work effectively with others in a diverse team; sensitivity and influencing skills to work well as part of a team
      • Technical skills: Understanding and approaching technical issues coupled with an enthusiasm for technical challenge
      • Evidence of interest in research – details of research projects and publications and patents
    • 8. Consulting: Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc.
      • A complete professional: accomplished and well rounded, with diverse backgrounds and experiences; f un to work with
      • Problem solving: superior intellectual abilities as well as a practical sense of what works in complex organizations
      • Achieving: tremendous energy, determination, and judgment, particularly when working with multiple stakeholders under tight deadlines
      • Personal impact: strong communication skills—particularly when addressing conflicting points of view; adept at building trusting relationships with people
      • Leadership: excellent leadership skills to bring people together to drive change
    • 9. Finance:
      • Well-rounded résumés that include a strong academic background, extracurricular activities and community work
      • Candidates who display excellent communication skills, maturity and a take-charge attitude – team players with a passion for excellence
      • Clearly defined motivations for finance
      Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc.
    • 10. FMCG:
      • Functional Competencies: a firm grounding in functional knowledge, strong analytical skills, a drive to achieve results and the business acumen to bring about continuous improvement.
      • Leadership Competencies: which enable people to have a long term perspective and people who can build strong teams and empower them to achieve long term plans.
      • people “who exhibit passion at work, display a ‘can do’ attitude and possess high levels of energy.”
      Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc.
    • 11. Structure of This Workshop
      • Part 1: Introduction
      • Part 2: Structuring your resume
      • Part 3: Examples: before and after
      • Part 4: Resume-appropriate communication and interviewing strategy
      • Part 5: Answers to specific questions
      Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc.
    • 12. Key questions to keep in mind while writing a résumé
      • Does your résumé have a good structure?
      • Does your résumé make an impressive introduction?
      • Does your résumé convey your career story?
      • Is your résumé well differentiated?
      • Is your résumé suitably tailored to the audience? (e.g., how well do you know the companies where you are seeking a position? )
      • Does your résumé look pleasing? Is it too long?
      Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc.
    • 13. Five-Step Process for Resume Crafting
      • Step 1: Think hard and identify who your top target companies are – keep in mind your fit with the companies.
      • Step 2: Decide on the structure of all the three resumes, keeping in mind which companies will they go to.
      • Step 3: Populate the resumes – start with the most comprehensive version first and then trim and edit to make it fit the desired length.
      • Step 4: Format to make the resume look attractive.
      • Step 5: Review and seek feedback. And reiterate until every section/word is precise, pleasing to the eye, and presents a complete story.
      Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc.
    • 14. Structuring your résumé - I
      • DO NOT BE LIMITED BY TRADITIONAL SECTIONS; TREAT THEM AS GUIDELINES – LABEL SECTIONS AS PER YOUR NEEDS BUT DON’T GO OVERBOARD
      • Some Traditional sections:
          • Objectives
          • Profile or Key Accomplishments
          • Work/Internship Experience
          • Projects and Key Courses
          • Extracurricular Activities
          • Positions of Responsibility
          • Honors and Awards
          • Publications and Patents
      Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc.
    • 15. Structuring your résumé - II
      • Highlight your accomplishments at the very beginning - a brief glimpse of what you have done and where you would want to see yourself in the organization/in future
      • Pay attention to topic headings. Instead of one “work experience” that covers all, try to catch the reader’s attention with any thing that can potentially differentiate you, e.g., “Overseas Experience”, “Leadership Experience”
      • Quote figures to convey: scale of the project; percentage increase in sales/revenue; people supervised
      • Provide examples that bring out your leadership, interpersonal skills. If you have worked with teams in different geographies and time zones bring it out
      • Be specific in extracurricular activity/interests section. “Reading books” is NOT an extracurricular activity that can be mentioned in a résumé
      Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc.
    • 16. Structuring your résumé - III
      • Do’s and Don’ts of Bullet Points
      • Stay consistent with period/full stop at the end of each bullet point - best is to use phrases and skip periods
      • Don’t start a bullet point with a word or phrase in bold-face (unless it serves as a subtitle)
      • Include “what”, “why” and “impact” in every major activity
      • Order your bullet points according to their importance, impact, or chronology in the story
      • Use industry-relevant keywords
      Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc.
    • 17. “ What”, “Why”, “Impact” of an Activity
      • Original Version:
      • Conceptualized and implemented a novel algorithm for the Optimization of OPC setup file Parameters that got used in a new product launch
      • Revised version :
      • Developed an algorithm to enable a faster and more precise calculation of Optical Proximity Correction parameters for the photolithography process; the algorithm was incorporated in a new product launched in Dec 2010
        • What: Developed an algorithm
        • Why: to enable a faster and more precise calculation of Optical Proximity Correction parameters for the photolithography process
        • Impact: the algorithm was incorporated in a new product launched in Dec 2010
      Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc.
    • 18. Ordering of Bullet Points
      • Original Version:
      • Worked with an employee of Mentor graphics, developer of caliber workbench as a team to implement an algorithm
      • Analyzed Optical Proximity Correction (OPC) algorithms and learnt Caliber workbench.
      • Conceptualized and implemented a novel algorithm for the Optimization of OPC setup file Parameters.
      • Revised version :
      • Conceptualized and implemented a novel algorithm for the optimization of a new lithography tool jointly developed by IBM and Mentor Graphics
      • The algorithm was later incorporated in the high-profile product line, giving IBM a substantial edge in semiconductor tools industry
      • Work involved collaboration with a team from Mentor graphics, with visibility at senior management level
      Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc.
    • 19. Section-Specific Keywords
      • Professional summary keywords:
      • Proven leadership in…, Award winning XYZ…, Proficient in…, Extensive experience in…, Impressive record in…, Strong team leader…, Led multidisciplinary teams
      • Internship and research projects keywords:
      • Conducted, Coordinated, Managed, Oversaw, Functioned, Developed, Organized, Mobilized, Acquired, Implemented, Demonstrated,
      • Leadership experience/positions of responsibility keywords:
      • Led…, coordinated…, Built a team of x…, Initiated/started…, Was elected/chosen…
      • Awards and Recognition keywords:
      • Won…, Was awarded…, Recognized…, Competed…, Acknowledged…,
      Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc.
    • 20. Industry-Specific Keywords
      • Consulting-specific keywords:
      • Developed a comprehensive solution, Communicated with client team, negotiated/persuaded/influenced partners, Led/collaborated with a x-person team
      • Finance-specific keywords:
      • Same as consulting
      • In addition: Developed an algorithm for investment decisions in emerging markets, Designed a portfolio optimization software…, blogged on emerging trends in the investment banking industry…
      • Marketing-specific keywords:
      • Same as consulting
      • In addition: Developed a strategic plan…, led marketing effort for xyz, Assessed social media marketing plan for abc…
      • Core keywords:
      • Calculated the energy requirements of…, developed a solution for…
      • Developed xyz in abc environment, Worked on xyz software tool to solve…, integrated abc in a xyz platform
      Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc.
    • 21. Style
      • Make your résumé easy on the eye of the reader .
      • Choose a warm font (calibri, cambria) unless specified otherwise.
      • Select a font size that is not a strain on the eye (11 calibri)
      • Do not mix fonts.
      • Be consistent with the grammatical style. Use the same tense throughout.
      • Avoid repeating the same key phrases.
      • Avoid underlines. They make the document look cluttered.
      • Use boldface to indicate positions held and bullets to emphasize your skills.
      • Avoid superlatives such as excellent, outstanding, highly motivated.
      • Avoid making any spelling errors.
      • Avoid inappropriate email IDs (such as LiveToParty@gmail.com)
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    • 22. Structure of This Workshop
      • Part 1: Introduction
      • Part 2: Structuring your resume
      • Part 3: Examples: before and after
      • Part 4: Resume-appropriate communication and interviewing strategy
      • Part 5: Answers to specific questions
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    • 23. Sample Resume 1: Before Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc.
      • Target position: Consulting and Finance
      • Background: EE, Not-so-high CPI: 6.88
      • Good internship and project experience
      • But mostly technical
      • Extracurricular and leadership experience median
      • 1 st Draft of Resume:
        • Structured to emphasize technical exp
        • Busy, with low-impact language
        • Formatting and font good, but space-consuming
      Download the sample resume files from: http://www.gurome.com/Document/22356/attachment/resume-workshop-sample-files.zip?version=0
    • 24. Sample Resume Case 1: Before Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc. Refer to file : slide # 24 Case 1 without comments Download the sample resume files from: http://www.gurome.com/Document/22356/attachment/resume-workshop-sample-files.zip?version=0
    • 25. Sample Resume Case 1: With Comments Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc. Refer to file : slide # 25 Case 1 with comments.doc rev 2 Download the sample resume files from: http://www.gurome.com/Document/22356/attachment/resume-workshop-sample-files.zip?version=0
    • 26. Sample Resume Case1: Edited Version Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc. Refer to file : slide # 26 Case 1 final Download the sample resume files from: http://www.gurome.com/Document/22356/attachment/resume-workshop-sample-files.zip?version=0
    • 27. Sample Resume 2: Before Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc.
      • Target positions
        • Core: Engineering positions
        • Non-core: Consulting and Finance
      • Background: MechE, Good CPI: 8.5
      • Good internship and project experiences
      • Leaning towards nontechnical
      • 1 st Draft of Resume:
        • Structured to emphasize non-technical experience in 1-pager
        • Formatting and font good, but too many things in bold; too busy
        • Content/Language: Not concise – diluted.
    • 28. Sample Resume Case 2 – 1 Page: Before Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc. Refer to file : slide # 28 Case 2 without comments Download the sample resume files from: http://www.gurome.com/Document/22356/attachment/resume-workshop-sample-files.zip?version=0
    • 29. Sample Resume Case 2 – 1 Page: With Review Comments Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc. Refer to file : slide # 29 Case 2 with comments Download the sample resume files from: http://www.gurome.com/Document/22356/attachment/resume-workshop-sample-files.zip?version=0
    • 30. Sample Resume 2 – Core: As Submitted Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc.
    • 31. Sample Resume 2 – Core: As Submitted Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc.
    • 32. Sample Resume 2 – Non-Core: As Submitted Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc.
    • 33. Sample Resume 2 – Non-Core: As Submitted Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc.
    • 34. Sample Resume 3: Before Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc.
      • Target position: Consulting
      • Good internship and project experience
      • Excellent extracurricular experience
      • 1 st Draft of Resume:
        • Structured to emphasize academics
        • Busy, with low-impact language
        • Formatting and font OK
    • 35. Sample Resume 3: Before Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc.
    • 36. Sample Resume 3: After Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc.
    • 37. SUMMARY SECTION: Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc. Before After
    • 38. INTERNSHIP SECTION: Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc. Before After
    • 39. POSITIONS OF RESPONSIBILITY: BEFORE Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc.
    • 40. POSITIONS OF RESPONSIBILITY: AFTER Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc.
    • 41. KEY ACADEMIC PROJECTS: BEFORE Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc.
    • 42. KEY ACADEMIC PROJECTS: AFTER Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc.
    • 43. EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: BEFORE Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc.
    • 44. EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: AFTER Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc.
    • 45. Sample Resume 4: Before Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc.
      • Target position: Core – R&D
      • Background: MSc Statistics
      • Extracurricular and leadership experience median
      • 1 st Draft of Resume:
        • Does not emphasize most relevant things
        • Busy, with low-impact language
        • Filled with less important material to increase length
    • 46. Sample Resume 4: Before Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc.
    • 47. Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc. Sample Resume 4: After
    • 48. KEY ACADEMIC PROJECTS: BEFORE Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc.
    • 49. KEY ACADEMIC PROJECTS: AFTER Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc.
    • 50. Page 2: BEFORE Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc.
    • 51. Page 2: AFTER Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc.
    • 52. Structure of This Workshop
      • Part 1: Introduction
      • Part 2: Structuring your resume
      • Part 3: Examples: before and after
      • Part 4: Resume-appropriate communication and interviewing strategy
      • Part 5: Answers to specific questions
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    • 53. Communication Strategy: Before and After
      • All communications – written and verbal - with the employers must be consistent with the resume, professional, and timely
      • Do background research on the company you are interviewing with and try to find out which of your skills/project areas they would be most interested in
      • Be proactive once the offer is made
      • Be careful with Social Media – manage your presence on the web
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    • 54. Interviewing Strategy
      • Greet your interviewer: A good morning with a smile is more effective than a nervous “good morning”
      • Listen, organize your thoughts, speak
      • List out what you have undertaken and the key impact the project has had
      • Gauge the interviewer’s level of interest from his body language and accordingly switch tracks
      • Always make eye contact while speaking
      • When the interviewer give you a free run to speak order projects according to their importance
      • It may help to jot down main points and rehearse beforehand especially if you have difficulty in expressing yourself in English
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    • 55. Questions & Answers Copyright © 2010 Gurome Inc.
    • 56. Questions & Answers Copyright © 2010 Gurome Inc.
    • 57. Need Urgent Help?
      • Specific resume review: Students can engage Gurome experts to get two versions of their resumes reviewed - technical and non-technical. Gurome experts will provide inputs on how to address the weaknesses in the resume and make the resume well differentiated.
      • Fee: Rs.500 per resume (50% discount on the regular fee of Rs. 1000 per resume).
      • Specific resume editing post webinar: An expert from Gurome will hold individual sessions with the candidate to understand her/his background, develop a story and help them craft her/his resume from scratch.
      • Fee: Rs. 2000 per resume
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    • 58. Need Urgent Help? Copyright © 2010 Gurome Inc.
    • 59. Stay Connected Copyright © 2010 Gurome, Inc. www.gurome.com [email_address]

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