SoC Resume2009

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Here is the latest update to the Summer of Code Resume slides.

John Clegg of Summer of Code, provides some inside tips on how to prepare your resume.

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SoC Resume2009

  1. 1. How to write a better resume John Clegg ProjectX
  2. 2. Summer of Code Update
  3. 3. Boot camps HTML 101 / DB 101 Tomorrow Sign up !
  4. 4. Coming Soon • Rails / PHP / .net • Communication skills
  5. 5. When I was in India, An ad for a Java programmer got >1500 responses in the first day
  6. 6. Disclaimer
  7. 7. Why am I doing this ?
  8. 8. The process of getting a job sucks
  9. 9. I’m here to help you get to the top of the pile
  10. 10. From last week... 1. Show us your strengths 2. Tell us why you want to work in ICT 3. Be curious 4. Figure out how you learn 5. Focus on getting things done
  11. 11. How long do does a recruiter read a resume ?
  12. 12. You’ve got 20 seconds to You have 20 seconds to impress impress
  13. 13. Why do you need a good resume?
  14. 14. Recruiters: Friend or foe?
  15. 15. Bots - Resume terminated
  16. 16. Bots HR Dept - The gatekeepers
  17. 17. Networking....
  18. 18. Who do you know ?
  19. 19. What is the purpose of a resume ?
  20. 20. To get you an interview !
  21. 21. What does a typical resume tell me about you ?
  22. 22. Example: Bad CV :-(
  23. 23. Your resume tells me... 1. What you are ? 2. Where you have been ? 3. What you have done ? ...
  24. 24. Your resume tells me... ... Job –> Role -> Results
  25. 25. Houston, we have a problem!
  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 are your core skills?
  31. 31. So what does a good resume look like ?
  32. 32. Example: Good CV :-)
  33. 33. Example: Good CV :-)
  34. 34. 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
  35. 35. OK Now what ?
  36. 36. Whats in a resume ?
  37. 37. Your “resume” should have... 1. One page resume 2. Qualifications summary 3. Technical summary 4. References
  38. 38. Your 1 pager should have... 1. Your personal promise 2. 4-5 core competences / skills with proof 3. Career History
  39. 39. 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?
  40. 40. OAAR approach leads to Behaviours => Core competencies
  41. 41. Example - Summer of Code Project
  42. 42. Examples of behaviours Determined, Problem Solver, Challenges convention, Consistent, Lateral Thinker, Passionate, Results driven, Finds Patterns
  43. 43. Technical Skills Resume Provide one page about your technical skills: –Skill –Examples –Level of Experience –Is experience current Drop anything that isn’t relevant
  44. 44. Technical Skills Example
  45. 45. 5 resume tips
  46. 46. Tip #1 Resume must be one page
  47. 47. Tip #2 Adapt your resume to EVERY job
  48. 48. Tip #3 Tip #3 Put other stuff in the back
  49. 49. Tip #4 Only#3 Tip send PDF
  50. 50. Tip #5 Make sure it prints well
  51. 51. Summary... • Put the important stuff first • Resume only 1 page and PDF • Resume contains - Your Goals / Aspirations - 5 core skills / attributes - Education Summary • 1 page qualifications • 1 page technical skills summary
  52. 52. Bonus tips
  53. 53. How do I beat the myths ?
  54. 54. Recruiters: Call them Always ask where you’re being represented
  55. 55. Bots Keyword match specfic roles
  56. 56. Bots HR Dept Call them, talk to the Team Lead
  57. 57. Networking.... UP or NZCS ???
  58. 58. Questions
  59. 59. THANK YOU + GOOD LUCK

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