Today you will learn howToday you will learn how
to compile a resumeto compile a resume
that will get you past thethat will get you past the
screening process, get youscreening process, get you
more interviews andmore interviews and
ultimately open the door toultimately open the door to
Resume PhilosophyResume Philosophy
Your resume is aYour resume is a
MARKETING pieceMARKETING piece
used to present yourused to present your
skills, experience and abilitiesskills, experience and abilities..
Purpose of a ResumePurpose of a Resume
The purpose of yourThe purpose of your
resume is toresume is to
OBTAIN AN INTERVIEW.OBTAIN AN INTERVIEW.
Resume Advice & TipsResume Advice & Tips
Everyone hasEveryone has
opinions & preferences.opinions & preferences.
Use logic when taking advice:Use logic when taking advice:
Does it make sense to you?Does it make sense to you?
Resume TemplatesResume Templates
AVOID TEMPLATES:AVOID TEMPLATES:
Recruiters Hate them!Recruiters Hate them!
They are geared forThey are geared for
the inexperiencedthe inexperienced
and recent grads.and recent grads.
Resume FontResume Font
Aesthetics are important!Aesthetics are important!
Font should be simple & easy to read.Font should be simple & easy to read.
9pt – 11pt is typical size.9pt – 11pt is typical size.
Resume FontResume Font
Avoid using italics,Avoid using italics,
it makes text harder to read.it makes text harder to read.
Bold forBold for impactimpact..
Olga OconOlga Ocon
1.1.Professional Tag LineProfessional Tag Line
2.2.Professional SummaryProfessional Summary
3.3.Core Competency ListingCore Competency Listing
Note: This section should be about 30% of theNote: This section should be about 30% of the
first page.first page.
Professional Tag LineProfessional Tag Line
Your professional tag line is aYour professional tag line is a
short marketing phrase used toshort marketing phrase used to
give the reader an instantgive the reader an instant
understanding of what you do. Itunderstanding of what you do. It
can include function andcan include function and
technology key words.technology key words.
Olga Ocon:Olga Ocon:
Executive Recruiter &Executive Recruiter &
Instant Human,Instant Human,
just add coffeejust add coffee..
Professional SummaryProfessional Summary
Your professional summary should:Your professional summary should:
-State who you are and what you do-State who you are and what you do
-Provide career highlights-Provide career highlights
-Communicate what you have to offer-Communicate what you have to offer
-Explain what is unique about you-Explain what is unique about you
Use this as a starting point:Use this as a starting point:
Marketing executive with X yearsMarketing executive with X years
of experience in Y industry/ies,of experience in Y industry/ies,
with an understanding of A and B.with an understanding of A and B.
Core CompetenciesCore Competencies
A core competency is a majorA core competency is a major
strength, strategic advantagestrength, strategic advantage
or unique ability. Use keyor unique ability. Use key
words or phrases important towords or phrases important to
your job function or industry.your job function or industry.
1.1. List company, Title and DatesList company, Title and Dates
2.2. Include 2 lines describing companyInclude 2 lines describing company
3.3. 1-2 paragraphs of responsibilities1-2 paragraphs of responsibilities
4.4. Use bullets for achievements &Use bullets for achievements &
accomplishments – keep them shortaccomplishments – keep them short
Busch International Los Altos, CA
A retained executive search firm serving the high technology,
venture capital and investment community.
Recruiter, Hunter & Sourcer 3/95 to 7/11
Responsible for executing the full life cycle of recruiting activitiesResponsible for executing the full life cycle of recruiting activities
for executive hires including conducting phone screenings,for executive hires including conducting phone screenings,
scheduling, and interviewing candidates. Conduct and managescheduling, and interviewing candidates. Conduct and manage
internal and external executive searches. Implement executiveinternal and external executive searches. Implement executive
staffing and recruiting/sourcing strategies. Identify opportunitiesstaffing and recruiting/sourcing strategies. Identify opportunities
for improving executive recruiting processes and procedures.for improving executive recruiting processes and procedures.
Consults and advises executive leadership executive hiring.Consults and advises executive leadership executive hiring.
Placed over 400+ executives in high technologyPlaced over 400+ executives in high technology
Maintained 47k database accurate and up-todateMaintained 47k database accurate and up-todate
Start with most recentStart with most recent
degree. List title of degreedegree. List title of degree
first, then the school, andfirst, then the school, and
then date of completion.then date of completion.
As an option you can include the following:As an option you can include the following:
Awards, honors, scholarships & fellowshipsAwards, honors, scholarships & fellowships
Volunteer activitiesVolunteer activities
Languages spokenLanguages spoken
Professional MembershipsProfessional Memberships
Note on listing hobbies and interests: These shouldNote on listing hobbies and interests: These should
only be listed if they support your career goals andonly be listed if they support your career goals and
Content vs LengthContent vs Length
Average resume of aAverage resume of a
high-tech professional ishigh-tech professional is
3-4 pages long.3-4 pages long.
A one page resume won’tA one page resume won’t
include all the relevantinclude all the relevant
experience necessary for anexperience necessary for an
employer to asses a fit.employer to asses a fit.
Employers/ Recruiters willEmployers/ Recruiters will
assume you do not have theassume you do not have the
experience and disqualify you.experience and disqualify you.
Focus on last 10 yearsFocus on last 10 years
As a rule of thumb –As a rule of thumb –
your most recent roleyour most recent role
should be the longest.should be the longest.
The further back in yourThe further back in your
career the less detailed thecareer the less detailed the
description. Keep positionsdescription. Keep positions
15+ years ago very brief.15+ years ago very brief.
Submitting YourSubmitting Your
Word vs PDFWord vs PDF
When no preference has beenWhen no preference has been
expressed by employer – using a PDFexpressed by employer – using a PDF
is a great way to ensure you resumeis a great way to ensure you resume
keeps its formatting after its sent.keeps its formatting after its sent.
Submitting YourSubmitting Your
LinkedIn doesn’LinkedIn doesn’t permit attachments.t permit attachments.
Upload your PDF to a site like BOX.com.Upload your PDF to a site like BOX.com.
Create a custom URL to the document.Create a custom URL to the document.
Include this in your InMail.Include this in your InMail.
Your resume is a storyYour resume is a story
– you are the most– you are the most
qualified to tell thisqualified to tell this
Olga can teach you how toOlga can teach you how to
tailor your resume to specifictailor your resume to specific
Olga can help you strategizeOlga can help you strategize
how to get your foot in thehow to get your foot in the
Olga can help youOlga can help you
accentuate your strengthsaccentuate your strengths
and minimize the impact ofand minimize the impact of
your weaknesses.your weaknesses.
About Olga OconAbout Olga Ocon
16 Years of Experience in16 Years of Experience in
Executive SearchExecutive Search
Focused in HardwareFocused in Hardware
Semiconductors - MemorySemiconductors - Memory
Consumer Electronics - WirelessConsumer Electronics - Wireless
Industry Knowledge & ExperienceIndustry Knowledge & Experience
Depth & Breadth of Contacts / ExpertiseDepth & Breadth of Contacts / Expertise
Proven Track Record of PerformanceProven Track Record of Performance
Speed –Speed – “Hit the Ground Running”“Hit the Ground Running”
World Wide CoverageWorld Wide Coverage
Guaranteed ResultsGuaranteed Results
Searches PerformedSearches Performed
President/ CEO/ Board of DirectorsPresident/ CEO/ Board of Directors
VP/ Dir of EngineeringVP/ Dir of Engineering
VP/ Dir OperationsVP/ Dir Operations
VP/ Dir SalesVP/ Dir Sales
VP/ Dir MarketingVP/ Dir Marketing
Product Marketing & ManagementProduct Marketing & Management
Sign up today for aSign up today for a
coaching session:coaching session:
Setting up your profile forSetting up your profile for
optimal results!optimal results!
Privacy ControlsPrivacy Controls
Turn your activity feed off!Turn your activity feed off!
Login to your LI account – upper right hand
corner click your name > Select Settings >
Scroll down to Profile and “Turn on/off
activity broadcast”. For job seekers – it’s
important that you turn off this feature –
otherwise your network will get an update
for every change you make to your profile!
Include a picture!Include a picture!
No picture = Red Flag
Don’t be shy!
Include a picture!Include a picture!
Your picture should be a high quality /
clear headshot. Look personable &
approachable. Save pictures of your
kids and pets for Facebook! No ties
allowed… too stuffy!
Remember to SMILE!
Properly list yourProperly list your
My full legal name is Olga Jose Ocon Aviles
– that’s a mouthful! I use Olga Ocon to
make myself easy to locate. Be found by
using your commonly recognized name.
Avoid listing certifications (e.g. PHD, CPA,
CPM etc) as this makes locating your
information a challenge.
Brand yourself!Brand yourself!
Jedi mind trick the viewer of your
profile to associate your name
with what is listed in your tagline!
Choose these words wisely and
decide what words you want
associated with your name .
What do you think if my tagline?
Anthony Robbins is a GIANT btw!
Want MORE???Want MORE???
There’s nothing like a personalized session withThere’s nothing like a personalized session with
a seasoned professional!a seasoned professional!
Guaranteed to impact your job search!Guaranteed to impact your job search!
Schedule a session today:Schedule a session today:
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