You should have a skills breakout on your resume to help the recruiter and the hiring manager see the skills you want to shine a light on. And back those skills up with the jobs, side projects, training, … #resumetips#resume#career
In today’s resume tip, I talk about what to do when you’ve got a ton of experience and why. Reality is that your resume has about 30 seconds to impress me enough that I want to spend more time researching you.
Yesterday a friend asked about the relationship between their resume and their LinkedIn profile. I thought I’d cover that off here in a resume tip.
I believe that LinkedIn is an extension of your resume. Your resume is the condensed view of you, the marketing brochure tailored to the job you are applying for whereas LinkedIn can be much deeper and broader.
I did a talk on Coder Cruise last year called Mentorship Matters. It’s called that because I truly believe that mentorship matters and the talk is about the matters of mentorship. The agenda for the talk is:
In this, ever challenging world, having a strong set of mentors is key to your success. Building on the experiences and knowledge of others is the only way to even catch up, much less get ahead. And you need to think beyond career management and think about technical, personal growth, growing your network and all sorts of dimensions as you are thinking about mentors. Secondly, mentoring someone else can be the most rewarding experience in your life. When should you take on mentees? What are the questions that you need to be asking them? How much of your time should you give up? And so on… In this talk, we’ll dive into why you need mentors, how to select mentors, how to approach them and how to work with them with case studies from real life. Then we’ll dive into the other side of the coin and how you should work with others when approached to be a mentor.
I hope you enjoy the talk and I’m looking forward to your comments!
What you call yourself in your resume is important. At a high level, make sure that you’re using standardized titles as that helps the recruiter and the hiring manager align your experience with what they are looking for. Far more content in the video.
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As always, my caveat is that I’m not in HR or a professional recruiter, I’m just a manager who has read a lot of resumes. These are just my thoughts…
In today’s resume tip, I talk about the importance of an old concept on your resume. That old concept is “Above the Fold”. The short version, don’t make the person reading your resume go hunt for the reason to hire you.
My big caveat with this series is that I’m not in HR, I’m not a professional recruiter, I’m just a manager who has read a bunch of resumes. The tips are my perspective on things.