What
Employers
  want?
  John Clegg
Summer of Code
Summer of Code
    non-profit internship
programme connecting smart
students with Wellington ICT
         companies
110 students
  in over
    50
 companies
2 out of 3
students get
   hired
Disclaimer
Getting a good job is HARD!
The process of getting a job sucks
What do companies
look for in a graduate ?
Talked to a lot of
people about hiring
I asked
    one
important
 question
What they
look for in
a graduate?
The answers surprised me
We hire on personality
We hire on team fit
{insert} skills are a given
Communication is failing
Lets start with the first
 company touchpoint

     your Resume
What is the purpose
  of a resume ?
To get you an
 interview !
What does a
typical resume
 tell me about
      you ?
Your resume tells me...
1. What you are ?
2. Where you have been ?
3. What you have done ?
...
A typical student
resume tells me
 what courses
   you did ....
Houston, we have a problem!
Example: Bad CV :-(
Your resume tells me...
            ...

   Job –> Role -> Tasks
Analogy...
What if you looked for a date
 the same way you wrote
       your resume ?
Resume doesn’t show
  what you’re good
       at !?!?
So what do
they really want
   to know ?
What your resume should tell me

1. Who are you ? What are you interested in?

2. What are you good at ? 4-5 core skills

...
Resume format
Sample Resume
Why was it good?
The resume told me ...
1) Who he is
2) What core skills he has
3) How he has done it
repeatedly
Your “resume” should have...
1.   One page resume
2.   Qualifications summary
3.   Specialist Skills summary
4.   Referenc...
Bonus tips
Recruiters:
       Call them
Always ask where you’re
   being represented
Talk to people
Networking....
Questions
THANK YOU + GOOD LUCK
Digital Careers Expo 2009 Wellington - What employers want?
Digital Careers Expo 2009 Wellington - What employers want?
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John Clegg of Summer of Code NZ gives a click talk on "What employers want" . In particular he talks about resumes as the first touch point to a potential employer.

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Digital Careers Expo 2009 Wellington - What employers want?

  1. 1. What Employers want? John Clegg Summer of Code
  2. 2. Summer of Code non-profit internship programme connecting smart students with Wellington ICT companies
  3. 3. 110 students in over 50 companies
  4. 4. 2 out of 3 students get hired
  5. 5. Disclaimer
  6. 6. Getting a good job is HARD!
  7. 7. The process of getting a job sucks
  8. 8. What do companies look for in a graduate ?
  9. 9. Talked to a lot of people about hiring
  10. 10. I asked one important question
  11. 11. What they look for in a graduate?
  12. 12. The answers surprised me
  13. 13. We hire on personality
  14. 14. We hire on team fit
  15. 15. {insert} skills are a given
  16. 16. Communication is failing
  17. 17. Lets start with the first company touchpoint your Resume
  18. 18. What is the purpose of a resume ?
  19. 19. To get you an interview !
  20. 20. What does a typical resume tell me about you ?
  21. 21. Your resume tells me... 1. What you are ? 2. Where you have been ? 3. What you have done ? ...
  22. 22. A typical student resume tells me what courses you did ....
  23. 23. Houston, we have a problem!
  24. 24. Example: Bad CV :-(
  25. 25. Your resume tells me... ... Job –> Role -> Tasks
  26. 26. Analogy...
  27. 27. What if you looked for a date the same way you wrote your resume ?
  28. 28. Resume doesn’t show what you’re good at !?!?
  29. 29. So what do they really want to know ?
  30. 30. What your resume should tell me 1. Who are you ? What are you interested in? 2. What are you good at ? 4-5 core skills 3. Where have you demonstrated those skills?
  31. 31. Resume format
  32. 32. Sample Resume
  33. 33. Why was it good? The resume told me ... 1) Who he is 2) What core skills he has 3) How he has done it repeatedly
  34. 34. Your “resume” should have... 1. One page resume 2. Qualifications summary 3. Specialist Skills summary 4. References
  35. 35. Bonus tips
  36. 36. Recruiters: Call them Always ask where you’re being represented
  37. 37. Talk to people
  38. 38. Networking....
  39. 39. Questions
  40. 40. THANK YOU + GOOD LUCK
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