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Prepare A Resume That Can Fetch An Interview


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Prepare A Resume That Can Fetch An Interview

  1. 1. PREPARE A RESUME THAT CAN FETCH AN INTERVIEW <ul><li>by : </li></ul><ul><li>DR. T.K. JAIN </li></ul><ul><li>CAREER ADVISOR AND CONSULTANT </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>mobile : 91+9414430763 </li></ul>
  2. 2. How to start??? <ul><ul><li>1. Study the job description – Look at the requirements and desired attributes for the position and highlight everything you know and have done that matches them. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Note: You have at most 30 seconds to impress. Put your strengths and achievements that make you the best candidate for this job right at the top. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Tailor your resume – begin your resume with a specific, highly condensed summary of your professional background, skills, and attributes. A summary also helps to give your resume focus. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Prepare to pass first cut – Your resume should show a clear link between your skills and experience, education and the job’s requirements. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Parts of Resume <ul><ul><li>Four Main Sections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Summary of Qualifications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Focused, clear, to the point </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Relevant Skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Only list skills that apply to the job description </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Experience </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>List recent experience (focus on past 5 years) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Education & Training </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Relevant only (don’t list dates) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Goals – and how to get... <ul><ul><li>Goal – get a face-to-face interview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Impromptu phone interview may come first (be prepared) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interview decision is made based on resume quality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Matching summary of qualifications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Years of experience </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Overall impression </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Important points <ul><ul><li>Manager may not read entire resume </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Resume must be concise and to the point </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>And still draw the reader in… </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. DOs for Resume <ul><ul><li>Include a compelling summary of qualifications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Highlight specific solutions and successes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on YOUR role on each project (not just your title) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Summarize your technical skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Include soft skills with examples </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on past 5 years </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. continued... <ul><ul><li>Identify GREAT references </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Include written endorsements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ As chairman of the state IT Association for 5 years, he made the single greatest commitment to advance and promote industry development in New Mexico.” – NMITSA President </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Include RELEVANT awards and citations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Include RELEVANT industry involvement & memberships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PROOF READ </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. DONTs for Resume <ul><ul><li>Assume your references will be glowing without testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Degrade previous employers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Just list technologies and acronyms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>List education dates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use colored paper or unusual fonts to stand out in the stack </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lie </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Suggestions regarding resume... <ul><ul><li>Your resume should be one of the best documents you have ever created </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Update your resume every time you accomplish something </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tailor your resume for the job description </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. RESUME TIPS <ul><ul><li>Create your resume online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be honest – not even “a little white lie” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not your life history – make it simple and relevant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Descriptive (not actual) job titles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>List your most recent items first </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>List only the most notable items </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use buzzwords (key words, acronyms) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Degree first, college/university second </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GPA listed only if over 3.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>List graduation date </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do your homework – study the company </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tailor resume to individual companies </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. RESUME TIPS <ul><ul><li>One page only with high quality paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use soft, light color paper and print it out </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limit to 2 fonts or two sizes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Times New Roman or other 10- or 12-point font </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer generated with spell check </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Best unfolded for personally delivered ones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leave working contact information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No need for family information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No need for extra personal information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have others double check for you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow up by phone or notes (especially small companies) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Role play – review it as if you were the boss </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember – garbage in, garbage out! </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. INTER VIE W TIPS <ul><ul><li>Do homework first, rehearse and role play – gain control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take paper and pen with you and take notes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take resume and other related documents/portfolio if any </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proper dressing – neat and professional (turn off cell phone) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Act like a professional – first 10 second impression is critical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Watch out for sweat and ensure you smell fresh </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Light makeup for females </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Go to restroom beforehand and take a final look </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arrive a little ahead of time and be patient while waiting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be open, honest, direct, polite and sincere </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be confident, not arrogant – you are interviewing the company, too! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listen attentively and articulate with sharp response </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clarify and confirm if not clear, do not assume anything </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two way communication – feel free to raise proper questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on how your past fits company’s current and future needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Watch body language (both sides) – be aware of little things </li></ul></ul>
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