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Summer of Tech Resume Bootcamp 2010  Summer of Tech Resume Bootcamp 2010 Presentation Transcript

  • How to write a better resume + Resume Smackdown John Clegg - ProjectX Monday, 17 May 2010
  • When I was in India, An ad for a Java programmer got >1500 responses in the first day Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Disclaimer Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Why am I doing this ? Monday, 17 May 2010
  • The process of getting a job sucks Monday, 17 May 2010
  • I’m here to help you get to the top of the pile Monday, 17 May 2010
  • From Tuesday... 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 Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Background Monday, 17 May 2010
  • How long do does a recruiter read a resume ? Monday, 17 May 2010
  • You’ve got 20 seconds to You have 20 seconds to impress impress Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Why do you need a good resume? Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Recruiters: Friend or foe? Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Bots - Resume terminated Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Bots HR Dept - The gatekeepers Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Networking.... Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Who do you know ? Monday, 17 May 2010
  • What is the purpose of a resume ? Monday, 17 May 2010
  • To get you an interview ! Monday, 17 May 2010
  • What does a typical resume tell me about you ? Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Example: Bad CV :-( Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Example: Bad CV :-( Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Example: Bad CV :-( Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Example: Bad CV :-( Text Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Your resume tells me... 1. What you are ? 2. Where you have been ? 3. What you have done ? ... Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Your resume tells me... ... Job –> Role -> Results Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Houston, we have a problem! Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Resume doesn’t show what you’re good at !?!? Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Analogy... Monday, 17 May 2010
  • What if you looked for a date the same way you wrote your resume ? Monday, 17 May 2010
  • So what do they really want to know ? Monday, 17 May 2010
  • What are your core skills? Monday, 17 May 2010
  • So what does a good resume look like ? Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Example: Good CV :-) Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 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 Monday, 17 May 2010
  • OK Now what ? Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Whats in a resume ? Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Your “resume” should have... 1. One - Two page resume 2. Technical summary 3. Qualifications summary 4. References Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Your 1 pager should have... 1. Your personal promise 2. 4-5 core competences / skills with proof 3. Career History Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 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? Monday, 17 May 2010
  • OAAR approach leads to Behaviours => Core competencies Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Example - Summer of Code Project Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Examples of behaviours Determined, Problem Solver, Challenges convention, Consistent, Lateral Thinker, Passionate, Results driven, Finds Patterns Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Technical Skills Resume Provide one page about your technical skills: –Skill –Examples –Level of Experience –Is experience current Drop anything that isn’t relevant Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Technical Skills Example Monday, 17 May 2010
  • 5 resume tips Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Tip #1 Resume must be one - two pages Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Tip #2 Adapt your resume to EVERY job Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Tip #3 Tip #3 Put other stuff in the back Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Tip #4 Only#3 Tip send PDF Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Tip #5 Make sure it prints well Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Summary... • Put the important stuff first • Resume only 1-2 pages and PDF • Resume contains - Your Goals / Aspirations - 5 core skills / attributes - Education Summary • 1 page qualifications • 1 page technical skills summary Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Bonus tips Monday, 17 May 2010
  • How do I beat the myths ? Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Recruiters: Call them Always ask where you’re being represented Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Bots Keyword match specfic roles Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Bots HR Dept Call them, talk to the Team Lead Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Networking.... UP or NZCS ??? Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Questions Monday, 17 May 2010
  • End of Part 1 Monday, 17 May 2010
  • RESUME SMACK DOWN Monday, 17 May 2010
  • WARNING Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Coming up • Resume Smackdown - a look over 100 resumes - A look at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly • OAAR technique in practice - Guest Fictional Character - One of your comp courses. Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Findings from 100 student resumes • Overall not bad. Better than I thought. - Grammar / Spelling are OK. (BUT I’m not a grammar nazi) • Lack of Depth - What are you good at with APPLIED examples ? • Relevance • Not answering - Who are you? - Why are you good at what you do? - What you can do for me? Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Results - 100 student resumes Excellent OK BAD Resume 36% 32% 32% Structure Grammar 82% 16% 2% Spelling Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Results - 100 student resumes Excellent OK BAD Who are you 21% 39% 40% What are you 13% 38% 49% good at What can you 11% 28% 61% do for me Depth 8% 51% 41% Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Results - 100 student resumes Excellent OK MISSING Career 16% 68% 16% History Technical 13% 11% 76% Referees 22% 39% 39% Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Results - 100 student resumes YES NO Follow instructions 95% 5% BONUS 21% 79% Monday, 17 May 2010
  • OAAR Practice - #1 Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Harry Potter Monday, 17 May 2010
  • OAAR Practice - #2 Monday, 17 May 2010
  • Some personal strengths Achiever Activator Adaptability Analytical Arranger Belief Command Communication Competition Connectedness Consistency Context Deliberative Developer Discipline Fairness / Empathy Focus Futuristic Harmony Ideation Inclusiveness / Includer Individualization Input Intellection Learner Maximizer Positivity Relator Responsibility Restorative Self-Assurance Significance Strategic Woo Monday, 17 May 2010