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  1. 1. Résumé Building An art and a science
  2. 2. Definition Résumé Pronunciation(UK) IPA: /ˈɹɛzʊˌmeɪ/, /ˈɹɛzuːˌmeɪ/ (US) IPA: /ˈɻe.zʊ.me/; SAMPA: "re.zU.me Noun A curriculum vitae; an account of one’s employment history and qualifications (often for presentation to a potential future employer when applying for a job.
  3. 3. Definition Résumé Pronunciation(UK) IPA: /ˈɹɛzʊˌmeɪ/, /ˈɹɛzuːˌmeɪ/ (US) IPA: /ˈɻe.zʊ.me/; SAMPA: "re.zU.me Noun A curriculum vitae; an account of one’s employment history and qualifications (often for presentation to a potential future employer when applying for a job.
  4. 4. Bio-data / Résumé / Curriculum Vitae <ul><li>Are they all the same? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Résumé vs. CV – A distinction <ul><li>A résumé or a bio data provides detailed information about the candidate’s education, work experience, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, hobbies, interests and any other achievements. </li></ul><ul><li>A CV is typically a written account of a person’s life, focussing on academic qualifications and academic achievements, which is generally, free-form and does not follow a format. </li></ul>
  6. 6. 4 Key Elements of a Résumé <ul><li>C oncise </li></ul><ul><li>P recise </li></ul><ul><li>L ucid </li></ul><ul><li>C oherent </li></ul>
  7. 7. Key Aspects in the Résumé <ul><li>Name and Contact Information </li></ul><ul><li>Objective </li></ul><ul><li>Education and academics </li></ul><ul><li>Work-experience (If relevant) </li></ul><ul><li>Interests and Hobbies </li></ul>
  8. 8. Choosing a format <ul><li>Chronological </li></ul><ul><li>Reverse Chronological </li></ul><ul><li>Functional </li></ul>
  9. 9. Sample- Reverse Chronological
  10. 10. Sample: Functional
  11. 11. Applicant With Work Experience
  12. 12. <ul><li>WORK EXPERIENCE 14 MONTHS </li></ul><ul><li>Information Specialist, Citicorp Finance India Ltd. (May 2006 - Jul 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Piloted a project to track market intelligence for rumours & mandates for M&A </li></ul><ul><li>Handled Management Reporting of the business on a weekly & monthly basis </li></ul><ul><li>Played a major role in automating the reporting processes </li></ul><ul><li>Assigned the responsibilities of ‘Team Leader’ within 10 months and led a team of 8 members in general research </li></ul><ul><li>Trained new recruits on databases like Bloomberg, Reuters, Thomson, SDC and FactSe </li></ul><ul><li>SUMMER INTERNSHIP COLGATE PALMOLIVE </li></ul><ul><li>Increase Toothbrush Numeric Distribution across key markets in North India by: </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing rural Numeric Distribution with the Grahmin Dukan Program </li></ul><ul><li>Developing offtake building activity at Pan India level piloting in Jaipur </li></ul><ul><li>Live in Store exercise at different types of Wholesalers & understanding Retailer Purchase Decision Hierarchy </li></ul><ul><li>Adding more Plastic Wholesalers to our existing network & activating the same to increase toothbrush offtake </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative POP ideas to increase toothbrush visibility at Wholesale & Retail stores </li></ul><ul><li>EDUCATION </li></ul>PRAKASH SHARMA MBA CORE Email : prakashsharma@gmail.com | Tel : 9892278250 | Age : 24 Qualification Institute / Organization Board / University Year % / CGPA MBA NMIMS NMIMS 2010 3.34/ 4 BMS Narsee Monjee College Mumbai University 2006 80.1 % XII Narsee Monjee College Maharashtra Board 2003 84.0 % X St. Theresa ’ s High School Maharashtra Board 2001 82.0 %
  13. 13. PROJECTS/PAPERS Key Electives in MBA <ul><li>Integrated Marketing Communication, Brand Mgt, Consumer Behaviour, Market Research, Sales Mgt, Media Planning, Service Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Negotiation & Supply Chain Mgt </li></ul>Corporate <ul><li>HSBC Global Asset Management Co: Created an AV for the Marketing Dept for promotion of their Equity Fund in June 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>HSBC Global Asset Management Co: Worked for content development with the Marketing Dept for an upcoming Portfolio Management Service in June 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Onida: Disguised Market Research at ‘ Times Utsav – 2008 ’ amongst 316 respondents to understand the importance of Features, Auto Cook Option & Buying Behaviour for Microwaves & recommended communication strategy for Microwaves as well as Auto Cook as a feature </li></ul><ul><li>Times of India (Property): Disguised Market Research at ‘ Times Property Exhibition – 2009 ’ amongst 355 respondents to understand the brand salience & recall, consumption behaviour, positioning vis a vis competitors & recommended communication strategy & content development </li></ul>
  14. 14. ACADEMIC & EXTRA CURRICULAR ACHIEVEMENTS/ACTIVITIES Academic <ul><li>Won the ‘ Best Summer Project ’ in Marketing at NMIMS </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd in college & 11 th in the board in BMS Exams </li></ul><ul><li>4th in CCEE – BMS Entrance Exam </li></ul><ul><li>31st in NMAT – NMIMS Entrance Exam </li></ul>Positions of Responsibility <ul><li>Events Head , Not Just Marketing (Marketing Cell), NMIMS ’ 09 </li></ul><ul><li>Vice Chairperson , Drishti 2004- 05, an inter-collegiate festival organized by NMBMS. Handled 4 depts:- Events, Creative, Computers, Printing & Stationery </li></ul>Extra Curricular <ul><li>Best Speaker in College (Senior as well as Junior) & School </li></ul><ul><li>1 st Prize , Kurukshetra 2003, marketing case study competition organized by Jai Hind College, Mumbai </li></ul><ul><li>Best Contingent Leader as well as the Best Participant , Manzeal 2004, an intercollegiate festival organized by Bhavans College, Mumbai </li></ul><ul><li>Represented my college & won in events like Radio Plays, RJing, Debates, Ad Events etc </li></ul><ul><li>Choreographed fashion shows, directed plays, conceptualised & executed original management games </li></ul><ul><li>Was a Professional Compere and compered a variety of events for my college, SVKM, Indian Merchant Navy etc </li></ul><ul><li>Completed a professional course on 2d animation software ‘ Flash ’ from Arena Multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>Write poems & articles in English & Hindi </li></ul>
  15. 15. Applicant Without Work Experience
  16. 16. <ul><li>SUMMER INTERNSHIP SBI LIFE INSURANCE CO. LTD </li></ul><ul><li>Handled 3 sub projects: 1) Product development and Market intelligence of ULIP; 2) Gap analysis of Group Insurance products; 3) Incorporation of the service tax element in ULIP </li></ul><ul><li>Part of the product development team of a new product LIFE LONG PENSION PLAN, recommended addition of ill health clause and systematic transfer plan which were accepted and incorporated in the product </li></ul><ul><li>EDUCATION </li></ul>SAKSHI AGRAWAL MBA-Actuarial Science - Class of 2008-10 Email : sakhi.agrawal@gmail.com | Tel : 9930330034 | Age : 22 Qualification Institute / Organization Board / University Year %/CGPA   MBA (Actuarial Science) NMIMS NMIMS 2010 Awaited B.Com(Finance) Sydenham College of Commerce & Economics Mumbai University 2008 78.6 H.S.C St. Joseph ’ s Convent C.B.S.E 2005 85.6 S.S.C St. Joseph ’ s Convent C.B.S.E 2003 82
  17. 17. <ul><li>Student Member of the Institute of Actuaries of India, </li></ul><ul><li>Cleared: CT1 (Financial Mathematics) </li></ul><ul><li>CT2 (Finance and Financial Reporting) </li></ul><ul><li>CT3 (Probability & Mathematic Statistics) </li></ul><ul><li>CT5 (General insurance, Life and Health Contingencies) </li></ul><ul><li>CT7 (Economics) </li></ul><ul><li>PROJECTS </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation of Pension liability, creating original table and utilize them for valuation purpose for an actuarial consultant. </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Development of a hedging model using LEAPS as an investment tool for Unit Linked Policies to minimize downside risk </li></ul><ul><li>Academic </li></ul><ul><li>Conducted market research amongst 150 respondents to understand consumer perceptions of LIC and other private life insurers and determine purchase decision hierarchy variables for each brand </li></ul><ul><li>In-depth analysis of financial metric reporting systems of the life insurance industry </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis of the Bharti-MTN deal to understand financial, operational and management synergies in the future </li></ul><ul><li>ACHIEVEMENTS </li></ul><ul><li>Awarded Scholarship in College for securing highest marks in Economics 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Headed the PR Committee for Brouhaha 2006, the all India intercollegiate cultural festival of Sydenham College </li></ul><ul><li>Conceptualized and implemented “Radio Brouhaha”, an on campus radio station during Brouhaha 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Was the Contingent Leader and won the 2 nd place trophy at Brouhaha 2005, was also awarded the Best Participant at the same </li></ul><ul><li>Won various awards in Badminton at District level </li></ul><ul><li>Elected Head Girl in St Joseph’s Convent, Jabalpur </li></ul><ul><li>EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Placement Committee Member of NMIMS </li></ul><ul><li>Organized Blood Donation & Education Camps in association with the National Social Service </li></ul><ul><li>Tutored underprivileged children as volunteer for the NGO - Akanksha </li></ul><ul><li>Organized various cultural events as an executive member of Sydenham Student’s Council </li></ul><ul><li>Represented school and college at various elocutions and debates </li></ul><ul><li>Trained Kathak dancer and have performed at various platforms </li></ul>
  18. 18. What does an Employer look for? <ul><li>Clear objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Excellence </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant knowledge/ Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Honest Depiction of information </li></ul><ul><li>Ease in answering resume based questions </li></ul><ul><li>Extra-curricular exposure </li></ul>
  19. 19. Beating a Naukri.com <ul><li>Choosing the right categories </li></ul><ul><li>Highlighting skills sets </li></ul><ul><li>Getting more value out of your graduation degree </li></ul><ul><li>Buffering with relevant training and skill building </li></ul><ul><li>Extra-curricular Activities </li></ul>
  20. 20. Building your resume <ul><li>Rough Draft </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it down to 2 A4 pages </li></ul><ul><li>Read-Edit-Read (3 Iterations) </li></ul><ul><li>Compare with friends </li></ul><ul><li>Use a good template </li></ul><ul><li>Review/ Update every 3-6 months </li></ul>
  21. 21. Thank You!!! <ul><li>Sanjaya Singh Mishra - 9702702777 </li></ul><ul><li>Maithili T - </li></ul><ul><li>9702902000 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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