2. Writing a Resume - Starting an IT Job

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This is a guide how to write a Resume from the seminar "Starting an IT Job" in Telerik Academy.
Telerik Software Academy: academy.telerik.com/seminars/it-job-interview
The website and all video materials are in Bulgarian

Table of contents:
What is Resume?; Why we need of a Resume?; Why we need a good Resume?; The Goal; Success strategy; How to Stand Out?; Structure; Questions;

Starting an IT Job Seminar @ Telerik Academy
academy.telerik.com/seminars/it-job-interview

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  • A summary of your experiences and skillsRelevant to the applicationHighlights your accomplishmentsShow an employer that you are qualified for a particular job positionNot a biography of everything you have doneShould reflect more than just your paid work experienceCurrent students, in particular, should consider including the details of your more important extracurricular, volunteer and leadership experiences.Tailor separate resumes to fit each career field in which you are job searching. Some people create slightly different resumes tailored to each job opening.
  • A summary of your experiences and skillsRelevant to the applicationHighlights your accomplishmentsShow an employer that you are qualified for a particular job positionNot a biography of everything you have doneShould reflect more than just your paid work experienceCurrent students, in particular, should consider including the details of your more important extracurricular, volunteer and leadership experiences.Tailor separate resumes to fit each career field in which you are job searching. Some people create slightly different resumes tailored to each job opening.
  • A summary of your experiences and skillsRelevant to the applicationHighlights your accomplishmentsShow an employer that you are qualified for a particular job positionNot a biography of everything you have doneShould reflect more than just your paid work experienceCurrent students, in particular, should consider including the details of your more important extracurricular, volunteer and leadership experiences.Tailor separate resumes to fit each career field in which you are job searching. Some people create slightly different resumes tailored to each job opening.
  • 2. Writing a Resume - Starting an IT Job

    1. 1. Writing a Resume Good Practices and Strategies, ExamplesDoncho MinkovTechnical Trainerwww.minkov.itTelerik Software Academyacademy.telerik.com
    2. 2. Table of Contents What Is a Resume? Why We Need of a Resume? Why We Need a Good Resume? The Goal Success strategy How to Stand Out? Structure Questions 2
    3. 3. What Is a Resume?
    4. 4. Summary of skills and experienceWhat Is a Resume? 4
    5. 5. Summary of skills and experienceWhat Is a Resume? Not a biography 5
    6. 6. Summary of skills and experience What Is a Resume? Not a biographyHighlights accomplishments 6
    7. 7. Why We Need of a Resume? Show experience 7
    8. 8. Why We Need of a Resume? Show experience Reflects more thanpaid work experience 8
    9. 9. Why We Need of a Resume? Show experience Reflects more thanpaid work experience Why we are better than the rest 9
    10. 10. Why We Need of a Resume? Show our skills and abilities Show experience Reflects more thanpaid work experience Why we are better than the rest 10
    11. 11. Why We Need a Good Resume? 11
    12. 12. Why We Need a Good Resume? Because of the Recruiters! 12
    13. 13. Why We Need a Good Resume? Because of the Recruiters! No time to fully review every CV 13
    14. 14. Recruiters 14
    15. 15. Recruiters:Review 100 CVs 15
    16. 16. Recruiters: Review 100 CVsSelect only 1 for interview 16
    17. 17. Recruiters spend 20-60 seconds on a Resume 17
    18. 18. The first impression The recruiters count most: Finding thecorrect keywords 18
    19. 19. The Goal 19
    20. 20. SellThe Goal 20
    21. 21. SellThe Goal Inform 21
    22. 22. SellPersuade The Goal Inform 22
    23. 23. SellPersuade The Goal Inform Get an Interview! 23
    24. 24. OK. But how to do all this? 24
    25. 25. OK. But how to do all this? All you need is a! 25
    26. 26. The Success Strategy? 26
    27. 27. The Success Strategy?Be unique 27
    28. 28. The Success Strategy?What you want next? Be unique 28
    29. 29. The Success Strategy? The point of the ResumeWhat you want next? Be unique 29
    30. 30. The Success Strategy? What the employer wants? The point of the ResumeWhat you want next? Be unique 30
    31. 31. The Success Strategy? Good presentation What the employer wants? The point of the ResumeWhat you want next? Be unique 31
    32. 32. The Success Strategy? Good presentation What the employer wants? The point of the ResumeWhat you want next? Be unique 32
    33. 33. Be Unique Good presentation What the employer wants? The point of the ResumeWhat you want next? Be unique 33
    34. 34. Be Unique Good presentation What the employer wants? Dont The point of the Resume copy pasteWhat you want next? Be unique 34
    35. 35. Be Unique Good presentation What the employer wants? Dont The point of the Resume copy paste What you want next? Be uniqueShow creativeness 35
    36. 36. Be Unique Good presentation What the employer wants? Dont The point of the Resume copy paste What you want next? Be uniqueShow creativeness Show what you want to show 36
    37. 37. What You Want Next? Good presentation What the employer wants? The point of the ResumeWhat you want next? Be unique 37
    38. 38. What You Want Next? Good presentation What the employer wants? The point of the ResumeWhat you want next? Be unique Why you choose this exact job offer? 38
    39. 39. What You Want Next? Good presentation What the employer wants? The point of the ResumeWhat you want next? Be unique Why you choose this exact job offer? How you plan to develop yourself in the future? 39
    40. 40. The Point of The Resume Good presentation What the employer wants? The point of the ResumeWhat you want next? Be unique 40
    41. 41. The Point of The Resume Good presentation What the employer wants? The point of the ResumeWhat you want next? Be unique Who will read it? 41
    42. 42. The Point of The Resume Good presentation What the employer wants? The point of the ResumeWhat you want next? Be unique Who will read it?The reason you are writing it? 42
    43. 43. The Point of The Resume Good presentation What the employer wants? The point of the ResumeWhat you want next? Be unique Who will read it?The reason you are writing it? What is the position you are applying for? 43
    44. 44. What the Employer Wants? Good presentation What the employer wants? The point of the ResumeWhat you want next? Be unique 44
    45. 45. What the Employer Wants? Good presentation What the employer wants? The point of the ResumeWhat you want next? Be unique Highlight the relevant things 45
    46. 46. What the Employer Wants? Good presentation What the employer wants? The point of the Resume What you want next? Be unique Highlight the Show what the relevant thingsemployer wants to see Not all you have doneOr just what you have been paid for 46
    47. 47. Good Presentation Good presentation What the employer wants? The point of the ResumeWhat you want nextBe unique 47
    48. 48. Good Presentation Good presentation Be consistent What the employer wants? The point of the ResumeWhat you want nextBe unique 48
    49. 49. Good Presentation Good presentation Be consistent What the employer wants? The point of the ResumeWhat you want nextBe unique Be brief 49
    50. 50. Good Presentation Good presentation Be consistent What the employer wants? The point of the ResumeWhat you want nextBe unique Be brief Be Focused 50
    51. 51. How to Stand Out?Make your Resume remarkable 51
    52. 52. How to Stand Out?Chance of fail first time 52
    53. 53. How to Stand Out?Chance of fail first time Take risks 53
    54. 54. How to Stand Out? Chance of fail first time Take risksUse "Trial and Error" methodology 54
    55. 55. Structure Your Resume There are some must-have sections in your CV  Personal information  Objective  Previous work experience  Education  Projects developed  E.g. at the university, high school or in free time  Skills and abilities  Other experience  E.g. at the university 55
    56. 56. Personal Information Always put it in the top Include the following  Your name  A photo  Your contacts  Email address  Telephone number  Home address 56
    57. 57. Use a professional photo The Photo 57
    58. 58. Use a professional photo The Photo Dont use Facebook photos! Better no photo at all 58
    59. 59. The Contacts Use your personal contacts  Personal email, personal telephone!  Never use work contacts Be sure to have a good-looking email address  Even if you use it only for job applications  PeterPetrov@, Peter.Petrov@, Asen_Georgiev@  Not emails like:  DestructorMachine@, Svalyacha92@, P373rP37r0v@ 59
    60. 60. Objective The objective should be after the personal information  What you are applying for?  Be descriptive, but be brief  Dont be overdescriptive 60
    61. 61. Previous Work Experience Write your previous work experience  Best to order them by date  Explain your duties at this position  Dont be overdescriptive about your managers  Better not to include full names and contacts 61
    62. 62. Education Write down all the schools you have gone to  University  High school It is always better to highlight courses you visited and are relevant to the job offer Add relevant informal education  E.g. @ Telerik Academy 62
    63. 63. Projects Developed The best way to show expertise is to show something real  Like projects you have developed This gives a better impression than just plain words like "I am good at…" No projects?  Why not start a project, to gain experience? 63
    64. 64. Skills and Abilities Write down all your skills and abilities  All of them are important  But some are more important than others  Highlight the skills that are most relevant to the current job description  Just mention the others 64
    65. 65. Other Experience If you have any other experience that is relevant to the job offer – show it! 65
    66. 66. Writing a Resume курсове и уроци по програмиране, уеб дизайн – безплатно BG Coder - онлайн състезателна система - online judge курсове и уроци по програмиране – Телерик академия форум програмиране, форум уеб дизайн уроци по програмиране и уеб дизайн за ученици ASP.NET курс - уеб програмиране, бази данни, C#, .NET, ASP.NET http://academy.telerik.com програмиране за деца – безплатни курсове и уроци ASP.NET MVC курс – HTML, SQL, C#, .NET, ASP.NET MVC безплатен SEO курс - оптимизация за търсачки алго академия – състезателно програмиране, състезаниякурсове и уроци по програмиране, книги – безплатно от Наков курс мобилни приложения с iPhone, Android, WP7, PhoneGap уроци по уеб дизайн, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Photoshop Дончо Минков - сайт за програмиране free C# book, безплатна книга C#, книга Java, книга C# Николай Костов - блог за програмиране безплатен курс "Качествен програмен код" безплатен курс "Разработка на софтуер в cloud среда" C# курс, програмиране, безплатно
    67. 67. Thank You!
    68. 68. Homework1. Following our guidelines write your resume  Target it to your preferred job position and employer  If you dont have work experience think how you could change this  If you dont have any projects, start a project (e.g. open-source in GitHub or Google Code)  E.g. create your own web site  Find people who can write endorsements for you 68
    69. 69. Free Trainings @ Telerik Academy Starting an IT Job seminar  academy.telerik.com /seminars/it-job-interview Telerik Software Academy  academy.telerik.com Telerik Academy @ Facebook  facebook.com/TelerikAcademy Telerik Software Academy Forums  forums.academy.telerik.com 69

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