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How to write
a better
resume +
Resume
Workshop
John Clegg - Summer of Tech
!
* What is Summer of Tech
* How to make the most of SoT
* CV 101 - How to write a great resume
!
!
!
Today
Who am I ?
John Clegg
Bsc, MBA (Victoria University)
Founder of Summer of Tech
IT Geek / Entrepreneur
Work Experience
- NZ, UK, Aust,...
is a non-profit internship programme
connecting smart students
with Auckland & Wellington
ICT companies
!
Summer of Tech
We get students jobs ...
Programming
Engineering
Design
Business Analysis
We help you to ...
Get introduced to companies
Lots of companies have got jobs...
Learn the “important” stuff in getting a job
Get training on what companies want
!
May Bootcamps
July Companies signing up
September Meet and Greet +
Interviews
October Job Offers
November
-> March Start...
Register interest, site live next week!
First bootcamp starts 15th May!
How to get the most of Summer of Tech?
Its not going to be so easy...
There are limited numbers...
You’re going to need to step-up....
...and participate
Or you’re out!
Because we have people waiting...
There is a reward
66% of students get on-hired
Tips to get a company’s attention on SoT
What are companies looking for in a student ?
Company job profiles are a guide...
If don’t know something...
You can learn...
Be enthusiastic ...
and willing to learn
Eg. iPhone development
How to I get a company to like me ?
Find more about them
Take an interest in companies
Research the companies
Read their blog and the press
Ask questions about what they are doing
Some Student success stories
1) Deal Junkie
2) Beetil
Lots of big customers
S O L D $$$ !!!
3) Nik + Olly were hired as an interns
A couple years later they were hiring
They started their own company
Started working on some projects
and it went BIG !!!!
Oly works for Google
Oly Clarke: Google
“The summer of code program during my university years was
my first encounter with programming in the re...
Today
!
1) What do you need a resume?
!
2) What companies are looking for?
!
3) What does a good resume look like ?
!
4) H...
When I was in India,	

An ad for a Java programmer got
>1500 responses in the first day
Disclaimer
Why am I doing this ?
The process of getting a job sucks
Your CV is the first contact
with a company
I’m here to help you get
to the top of the pile
Quick thoughts...
1.What are you good at?	

2.Participate and create a track record	

3.Take opportunities to learn	

4.Yo...
Background
How long do does a
recruiter read a resume
?
You’ve got 20 seconds to
impress
You have 20 seconds to impress
You’ve got 20 seconds to
impress
X
Eye Tracking shows Format matters
Why do you need a good resume?
Recruiters: Friend or foe?
Bots - Resume terminated
HR Dept - The gatekeepers
Networking....
Who do you know ?
What is the purpose
of a resume ?
To get you an
interview !
What does a
typical resume
tell me about
you ?
Example: Bad CV :-(
Example: Bad CV :-(
Example: Bad CV :-(
Example: Bad CV :-(
Text
1. What you are ?
2. Where you have been ?
3. What you have done ?
...
Your resume tells me...
...
!
Job –> Role -> Results
Your resume tells me...
Houston, we have a problem!
Resume doesn’t show
what you’re good
at !?!?
Analogy...
What if you looked for a date	

the same way you wrote 	

your resume ?
So what do companies
really want to know ?
What you are going to do for me?
Why do you want to work for us?
What are you good at ?
What are your core skills?
So what does a good
resume look like ?
Example: Good CV :-)
The resume told me ...
1) Who he is
2) What core skills he has
3) Where / How he has done
those skills repeatedly
Why was ...
OK
Now what ?
Whats in a resume ?
1. One - Two page resume
2. Technical summary
3. Qualifications summary
4. References
Your “resume” should have...
1. Your personal promise
2. 4-5 core competences / skills
with proof
3. Career History
Your 1 pager should have...
Objectives - What were the goals?
Analysis - What did analysis did you make?
Actions - What action did you take ?
Results ...
Behaviours
=>
Core competencies
OAAR approach leads to
Example - Summer of Code Project
Determined, Problem Solver,
Challenges convention,
Consistent, Lateral Thinker,
Passionate, Results driven, Finds
Patterns...
Provide one page about your technical skills:
–Skill
–Examples
–Level of Experience
–Is experience current
!
Drop anything...
Technical Skills Example
Example Good CV
5 resume tips
Tip #1	

	

Resume must
be	

one - two 	

pages
Tip #2 Adapt your resume to
EVERY job
Tip #3
Tip #3 Put other stuff 	

in the back
Tip #3Tip #4 Only send PDF
Tip #5 Make sure it prints well
• Put the important stuff first
• Resume only 1-2 pages and PDF
• Resume contains
- Your Goals / Aspirations
- 5 core skil...
What should I see in your Resume?
- Who you are
- What you want to do
- What you can do for me ?
- Why are you interested ...
Bonus tips
How do I beat the myths ?
Recruiters:
Call them
Always ask where you’re
being represented
Bots
Keyword match specfic roles
HR Dept
Call them, talk to the Team Lead
Networking....
Chiasma ???
Your profile
Questions?
See you next week for part 2
Resume workshop part 2
RESUME SMACK DOWN
• Put the important stuff first
• Resume only 1-2 pages and PDF
• Resume contains
- Your Goals / Aspirations
- 5 core skil...
What should I see in your Resume?
- Who you are
- What you want to do
- What you can do for me ?
- Why are you interested ...
WARNING
•Resume Smackdown - a look over 100 resumes
- A look at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
•OAAR technique in practice
- Guest...
Findings from 100 student
resumes
•Overall not bad. Better than I thought.
- Grammar / Spelling are OK. (BUT I’m not a gra...
Results - 100 student resumes
Excellent OK BAD
Resume	

Structure
36% 32% 32%
Grammar	

Spelling
82% 16% 2%
Results - 100 student resumes
Excellent OK BAD
Who are you 21% 39% 40%
What are you
good at
13% 38% 49%
What can you
do fo...
Results - 100 student resumes
Excellent OK MISSING
Career
History
16% 68% 16%
Technical 13% 11% 76%
Referees 22% 39% 39%
Results - 100 student resumes
YES NO
Follow instructions 95% 5%
BONUS 21% 79%
OAAR Practice - #1
Bruce Wayne - Batman
1. What did he do ?
2. What behaviours did he show
3. “Career” History
4. “Education”
!
Achiever Activator Adaptability Analytical Arranger
Belief Command Communication Competition
Connectedness Consistency Con...
Questions?
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Learn why a resume is important and how to chunk your work to learn what behaviours and core skills you have.

Also lots of tips on how to structure a resume for an IT job

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Summer of Tech Resume 2014

  1. 1. ! How to write a better resume + Resume Workshop John Clegg - Summer of Tech
  2. 2. ! * What is Summer of Tech * How to make the most of SoT * CV 101 - How to write a great resume ! ! ! Today
  3. 3. Who am I ?
  4. 4. John Clegg Bsc, MBA (Victoria University) Founder of Summer of Tech IT Geek / Entrepreneur Work Experience - NZ, UK, Aust, South Africa, India
  5. 5. is a non-profit internship programme connecting smart students with Auckland & Wellington ICT companies ! Summer of Tech
  6. 6. We get students jobs ...
  7. 7. Programming
  8. 8. Engineering
  9. 9. Design
  10. 10. Business Analysis
  11. 11. We help you to ...
  12. 12. Get introduced to companies
  13. 13. Lots of companies have got jobs...
  14. 14. Learn the “important” stuff in getting a job
  15. 15. Get training on what companies want
  16. 16. ! May Bootcamps July Companies signing up September Meet and Greet + Interviews October Job Offers November -> March Start Work ! Timetable
  17. 17. Register interest, site live next week!
  18. 18. First bootcamp starts 15th May!
  19. 19. How to get the most of Summer of Tech?
  20. 20. Its not going to be so easy...
  21. 21. There are limited numbers...
  22. 22. You’re going to need to step-up....
  23. 23. ...and participate
  24. 24. Or you’re out!
  25. 25. Because we have people waiting...
  26. 26. There is a reward
  27. 27. 66% of students get on-hired
  28. 28. Tips to get a company’s attention on SoT
  29. 29. What are companies looking for in a student ? Company job profiles are a guide...
  30. 30. If don’t know something...
  31. 31. You can learn...
  32. 32. Be enthusiastic ...
  33. 33. and willing to learn
  34. 34. Eg. iPhone development
  35. 35. How to I get a company to like me ? Find more about them
  36. 36. Take an interest in companies
  37. 37. Research the companies
  38. 38. Read their blog and the press
  39. 39. Ask questions about what they are doing
  40. 40. Some Student success stories
  41. 41. 1) Deal Junkie
  42. 42. 2) Beetil
  43. 43. Lots of big customers
  44. 44. S O L D $$$ !!!
  45. 45. 3) Nik + Olly were hired as an interns
  46. 46. A couple years later they were hiring
  47. 47. They started their own company
  48. 48. Started working on some projects
  49. 49. and it went BIG !!!!
  50. 50. Oly works for Google
  51. 51. Oly Clarke: Google “The summer of code program during my university years was my first encounter with programming in the real world. Getting placement in a local startup company was a great way to get exposure to every aspect of running a software business, programming and otherwise. ! ! The startup experience inspired me to start my own projects using new technologies which kickstarted my software career.”
  52. 52. Today ! 1) What do you need a resume? ! 2) What companies are looking for? ! 3) What does a good resume look like ? ! 4) How to write a resume? ! 5) Summer of Tech Profile tips
  53. 53. When I was in India, An ad for a Java programmer got >1500 responses in the first day
  54. 54. Disclaimer
  55. 55. Why am I doing this ?
  56. 56. The process of getting a job sucks
  57. 57. Your CV is the first contact with a company
  58. 58. I’m here to help you get to the top of the pile
  59. 59. Quick thoughts... 1.What are you good at? 2.Participate and create a track record 3.Take opportunities to learn 4.Your career has already started! 5.Find a mentor
  60. 60. Background
  61. 61. How long do does a recruiter read a resume ?
  62. 62. You’ve got 20 seconds to impress You have 20 seconds to impress
  63. 63. You’ve got 20 seconds to impress X
  64. 64. Eye Tracking shows Format matters
  65. 65. Why do you need a good resume?
  66. 66. Recruiters: Friend or foe?
  67. 67. Bots - Resume terminated
  68. 68. HR Dept - The gatekeepers
  69. 69. Networking....
  70. 70. Who do you know ?
  71. 71. What is the purpose of a resume ?
  72. 72. To get you an interview !
  73. 73. What does a typical resume tell me about you ?
  74. 74. Example: Bad CV :-(
  75. 75. Example: Bad CV :-(
  76. 76. Example: Bad CV :-(
  77. 77. Example: Bad CV :-( Text
  78. 78. 1. What you are ? 2. Where you have been ? 3. What you have done ? ... Your resume tells me...
  79. 79. ... ! Job –> Role -> Results Your resume tells me...
  80. 80. Houston, we have a problem!
  81. 81. Resume doesn’t show what you’re good at !?!?
  82. 82. Analogy...
  83. 83. What if you looked for a date the same way you wrote your resume ?
  84. 84. So what do companies really want to know ?
  85. 85. What you are going to do for me?
  86. 86. Why do you want to work for us?
  87. 87. What are you good at ?
  88. 88. What are your core skills?
  89. 89. So what does a good resume look like ?
  90. 90. Example: Good CV :-)
  91. 91. The resume told me ... 1) Who he is 2) What core skills he has 3) Where / How he has done those skills repeatedly Why was it good?
  92. 92. OK Now what ?
  93. 93. Whats in a resume ?
  94. 94. 1. One - Two page resume 2. Technical summary 3. Qualifications summary 4. References Your “resume” should have...
  95. 95. 1. Your personal promise 2. 4-5 core competences / skills with proof 3. Career History Your 1 pager should have...
  96. 96. Objectives - What were the goals? Analysis - What did analysis did you make? Actions - What action did you take ? Results - What were the results? OAAR approach
  97. 97. Behaviours => Core competencies OAAR approach leads to
  98. 98. Example - Summer of Code Project
  99. 99. Determined, Problem Solver, Challenges convention, Consistent, Lateral Thinker, Passionate, Results driven, Finds Patterns Examples of behaviours
  100. 100. Provide one page about your technical skills: –Skill –Examples –Level of Experience –Is experience current ! Drop anything that isn’t relevant Technical Skills Resume
  101. 101. Technical Skills Example
  102. 102. Example Good CV
  103. 103. 5 resume tips
  104. 104. Tip #1 Resume must be one - two pages
  105. 105. Tip #2 Adapt your resume to EVERY job
  106. 106. Tip #3 Tip #3 Put other stuff in the back
  107. 107. Tip #3Tip #4 Only send PDF
  108. 108. Tip #5 Make sure it prints well
  109. 109. • 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 Summary...
  110. 110. What should I see in your Resume? - Who you are - What you want to do - What you can do for me ? - Why are you interested in me? Summary...
  111. 111. Bonus tips
  112. 112. How do I beat the myths ?
  113. 113. Recruiters: Call them Always ask where you’re being represented
  114. 114. Bots Keyword match specfic roles
  115. 115. HR Dept Call them, talk to the Team Lead
  116. 116. Networking.... Chiasma ???
  117. 117. Your profile
  118. 118. Questions?
  119. 119. See you next week for part 2
  120. 120. Resume workshop part 2
  121. 121. RESUME SMACK DOWN
  122. 122. • 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 Summary...
  123. 123. What should I see in your Resume? - Who you are - What you want to do - What you can do for me ? - Why are you interested in me? Summary...
  124. 124. WARNING
  125. 125. •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. Coming up
  126. 126. 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?
  127. 127. Results - 100 student resumes Excellent OK BAD Resume Structure 36% 32% 32% Grammar Spelling 82% 16% 2%
  128. 128. Results - 100 student resumes Excellent OK BAD Who are you 21% 39% 40% What are you good at 13% 38% 49% What can you do for me 11% 28% 61% Depth 8% 51% 41%
  129. 129. Results - 100 student resumes Excellent OK MISSING Career History 16% 68% 16% Technical 13% 11% 76% Referees 22% 39% 39%
  130. 130. Results - 100 student resumes YES NO Follow instructions 95% 5% BONUS 21% 79%
  131. 131. OAAR Practice - #1
  132. 132. Bruce Wayne - Batman
  133. 133. 1. What did he do ? 2. What behaviours did he show 3. “Career” History 4. “Education” !
  134. 134. 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 ! Some personal strengths
  135. 135. Questions?

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