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Creatingresumetolandingthejob1 090412210313 Phpapp01[1]

  1. 1. Creating Résumé to Landing the Job Alok Jain Deepak Goyal
  2. 2. Job Search <ul><li>Doing a job search SUCKS </li></ul><ul><li>Searching a </li></ul><ul><li>job is a ^FULL TIME JOB </li></ul>more than
  3. 3. What To Expect In This Session? What employers are looking Where to connect whom to connect How to post and where to post Stay authentic but tactful Mistakes to avoid
  4. 4. What To Expect In This Session? Where to connect whom to connect Stay authentic but tactful Mistakes to avoid
  5. 5. Resume Quiz <ul><li>How long does an employer/recruiter look at a resume? </li></ul><ul><li>10 seconds </li></ul><ul><li>30 seconds </li></ul><ul><li>2 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>5 minutes </li></ul>That’s right! 20-30 Seconds!
  6. 6. Résumés are a <ul><li>Self Marketing Tool </li></ul><ul><li>Your Personal Advertisement </li></ul><ul><li>Talent Showcase </li></ul><ul><li>“ Value Added” to Potential Employer </li></ul>
  7. 7. What Should the Resume Include? <ul><li>Summary (what you want to do) / Objective </li></ul><ul><li>Accomplishments (don’t be shy) </li></ul><ul><li>Project /Work Experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Skills (Computer, Technical, Language) </li></ul><ul><li>Education (schools, locations, degree, dates, GPA, relevant courses) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Common Résumé Myths <ul><li>One Résumés can fit all jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Chronological is the Best Format </li></ul><ul><li>Résumés should detail every job </li></ul><ul><li>Content is everything.. </li></ul><ul><li>Résumés should tell the exact/all the truth </li></ul><ul><li>Résumés should be only one page long </li></ul><ul><li>Résumés need to be written in complete sentences </li></ul>
  9. 9. Creating An Eye-Catching Resume <ul><li>Choose target job </li></ul><ul><li>Find out skills, experience, education, special “key words” for the job. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify 3-5 strong skills, “key words” which makes you fit for the job. </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasize “key words” : Summary, Accomplishments, Skills section </li></ul><ul><li>Include identified key words in more than one experience if possible </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Measurable | Intriguing | Consistent Tense </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Creating An Eye-Catching Resume <ul><ul><li>Influential Summary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Summary straight to the point, objectives too vague/too specific </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Logical flow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Action Words </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Measurable Achievements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consistent Tense </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1” margins on all sides. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Font size should be 10-12 pt.! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Laser quality printing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid italics, shadows, multiple columns </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. What You May Avoid On Your Resume? <ul><li>#1 Resume mistake? ERRORS!! “TAKES MANY ITERATIONS” </li></ul><ul><li>Make resume according to job (full time vs. contract jobs). </li></ul><ul><li>Do not include personal information </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid use of abbreviations, slang or jargon (write to an outsider) </li></ul><ul><li>Do not include long wordy paragraphs </li></ul><ul><li>Be tactful, but authentic (wherever required) </li></ul><ul><li>Reasons for leaving, past salaries, phone number of past employer, or past supervisor’s name. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Out of The Box <ul><li>Jamie Varon , now work @ Twitter. twittershouldhireme.com , resume, recommendations and a blog tracking her quest. Googleshouldhire.com, facebookshouldhireme.com </li></ul><ul><li>One of our engineer got hired when he suggested design improvements on client’s website before he even had an interview. </li></ul>Hired!
  13. 13. Resume Posting Quiz <ul><li>What percentage of the jobs are advertized? </li></ul><ul><li>20 % </li></ul><ul><li>40 % </li></ul><ul><li>50 % </li></ul><ul><li>80 % </li></ul>That’s right! ~ 20%
  14. 14. How & Where to Post? <ul><li>Where: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Builder, Monster, Yahoo HotJobs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dice.com, Corp-Corp.com (specific for IT contracting) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Houston: Kforce, Ajilon, Robert Half. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recruiters pay money to see your resume. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make your title to “Target Role”. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fill fields and define the key words, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Update daily to show up on the top. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep your cover letter ready </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Search on indeed.com. (jobs Aggregators). </li></ul>
  15. 15. professional networking and job searching on linkedin
  16. 16. Profile and Recommendation
  17. 18. <ul><ul><li>Keep your cover letter ready </li></ul></ul>
  18. 21. Resume 2.0 <ul><li>Build your network, Job seekers, recruiters. </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain good terms with past employer, take recommendations. </li></ul><ul><li>Write work related Blogs. Mark your name and hyperlink with your email id. </li></ul><ul><li>Link your Blogs with your Profiles and Resume. </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter, Facebook, Web 2.0 portals, flickr etc. </li></ul>
  19. 22. Now Create Your Own Resume Creatively! Alok Jain [email_address] Tweet me @alokkjain Deepak Goyal [email_address] Tweet me @deepakgoyal

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