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By Tim Luzader
Center for Career Opportunities, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
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26 Apr 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Name: Zijian Zhu
The speaker conveys information about writing resume. He mentions that each sentence should be clean and clear. Here are some importatant points:
1) state the objective: whether it is a full-time job or an internship, what kind of skill do you have. The recruiter should identify it immeadietly.
2) abbreviation: make no assumption that the recruiter knows your meaning. For example, GPA scale and company name.
3) SWOT analysis: pros and cons about yourself.
4) No personal information: visa status.
The speak aslo talks about the concept of cover letter which teaches me a lot.
Overall it is a great presentation and i learn a lot from it.
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05 Apr 2018
General Idea: The speaker Tim has emphasized on the importance of the document resume in finding a job and talks about resume writing skills.
Key Points: The beginning of the resume should clearly state the objective: whether the person is opting for full time or an internship. He mentions that the objective of the resume should be clear and well defined to the recruiter. Also, it should have also selling points showing that you are selling your skillset to the recruiter. This is very important I believe to gather the recruiter’s interest in your resume. He also specifies that there should be the use of any kind of abbreviations in the resume. For example, the GPA scale varies from place to place, and we should clearly mention what is the scale on which we are writing our GPA. The resume should have accurate white spacing and should be readable enough. He also suggests use of SWOT analysis, which is something new I learnt from the presentation. He also spoke about Cover letter which is another important document to connect with the company.
Overall Feedback: The presentation of the ideas was well organized, but I think he could have given more examples of good and bad resumes in the presentation so that we get a better idea about the resume writing process completely.
01 Feb 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
I strongly recommend everyone should have a look at this video before they seeking for a job, especially for STEM students. To be honest, I think my resume is acceptable before.But after watching this, I think there are more things to imporve.
Another good resouce is CCO and "career wiki" database.Everyone could visit CCO, bring the resume to revise.
At the beginning of the resume, we should describe the position: internship or full time job. Specificity, what are the type of positions you want to look for and the positions you can contribute.
Every experience should contain selling point with 1 or 2 sentences.
A good resume should:
1.Stimulate their appetite.
2.Effectively selling your experience: what did you do, learn? what's your contribution? how is it relevant to us?
3.make no assumption (e.g. abbrevation,IBM)
cover letter is your connection with the company(e.g. lookforward to interview, phone number...To further discuss...)
The resume could have some courses highlight
More detailed things in your experience: problem-> action -> result : tell a story, what is accomplished? show the decision making process.
No personal information included: opt status? visa status? no picture, no family
But other social experience: ok, but should be relevant.
Put the most important thing on the top.
Try to use SWOT analysis: strength, weakness, opportunities, threats
Improvement for the lecture: show more resumes when talking, no matter good or bad. Students could learn better from more examples.
07 Dec 2017
The speaker starts the presentation by talking about the differences between resume and CV. It gives several examples of how one should go about writing the same thing in a resume centric manner. It highlights what the recruiter's want to see and what one should include on their resume. It motivates you to really think through your experiences before including or omitting them from your resume.
It also encourages us to format our resume keeping in mind the employer's readability. He advises us to keep the information relevant to the job and discusses how the expectations of the employer change depending on several parameters.
The speaker goes through the several subdivisions of the resume, such as writing your address, about the education section and experiences section etc, and gives us the various ways we could write it in. He gives us an idea as to how much we should go into details while providing certain information in the resume.
05 Dec 2017
The lecture is split into two main parts. Less than half of it is spent on tips to improve the resume and the rest of it is mostly reviewing resumes from a given handout. While this may have been a great exercise in class, it doesn’t make much sense in an online video. However while they were talking about examples, some interesting questions were raised and the conversations were interesting.
The talk focusses mainly about five main points: writing a good objective statement, presenting work experience to highlight the professional experiences, not assuming that the recruiters know every abbreviation and GPA scale, having a legible font size, and good formatting and structure of a resume.
I liked how he mentioned that the tone of the objective is important. We already know that customized resumes for each company/job is important, but having the right tone and conveying what you can do for them is important as well.
Another tip the speaker gives is to include the following three when writing experience. They are : what you learnt/gained, what you contributed to the company, and how they could be valuable to the potential employer.
Overall I like the speaker. He is clear and funny, draws attention to small details. However, as an online video, unless the handouts were provided, the lecture was not very useful.
05 Dec 2017
Content: This presentation talks about advanced resume writing. The talk starts with the need to declare an objective at the start of the resume. He talks about the clarity and specificity needed for an objective which I feel is a very good suggestion. The presenter clearly differentiates between resume, CV and cover letter which is very useful.
He then talks about selling your work experience. Instead of job description, one must write about what he/she learnt during their tenure and what they contributed to an organization.
Another important tip was to have no assumptions. Clearly state things such as CGPA which may vary from place to place. Resume needs to be readable, consistent. He also talks about services such as Career wiki which helps in SWOT analysis. The draw back in this presentation is the unavailability of the sample resume that was analyzed in this video but the analysis makes a lot of important points which unfortunately I could not get completely. The discussion on patents was very useful.
Speaker and Delivery: The presenter speaks at a good pace. The talk has logical flow and he knows what he has to deliver. He captures the attention throughout.
09 Dec 2016
This seminar explains the basic idea behind creating your own resume and how it should be written. The presenter explained the difference between a CV and a resume. The presenter mentioned to put emphasis on writing clear objective statement, job profile specific skillset and experience. I liked the difference between chronologically listed resume and functionally listed resume. For me, particularly, chronically listed resume works well since I do not have much industrial or research experience. But when the presenter was explaining about the resume writing strategy with an example, the online viewers could not see the document. It will be better for remote video watcher to have the same material provided in the lecture room. The presenter organized the seminar in perfect way and explained a lot of resume writing mistakes commonly done by students. I could relate to some of the mistakes I made on my own resumes but now I can edit it better. I feel this lecture provides more information than other two resume writing seminars in this series.
09 Dec 2016
Generally, this lecture provides with a lot of resume writing strategies including, but not limited to, the followings,
(1) Differences between a resume and a cover letter
(2) How to make your resume stand out
(3) Important things to remember and easily-made mistakes
The lecturer has the following strength,
(1) Good logic for expressing his ideas with clear statements, strong reasons and evidences.
(2) Good speed and tone.
(3) Good example to make his speech more interesting.
However, the lecturer has the following weaknesses,
(1) The lecture just gives a bored speech, without any assisted visual materials like slides or scripts.
(2) The speaker, starting from 26 minutes, begins to analyze a particular resume. However, it is hard to be understand by an online user without that handout sheet.
(3) The speaker, starting from 56 minutes, begins to look at the book. The online users like me also cannot see the contents on that book.
07 Dec 2016
This seminar discuss the basic things about resume. The speaker start from show the basic different between a resume and a vita, and introduce 5 elementary things regarding the resume. Among these, I start to pay attention on the objectives in the resume. The objective is a very significant entry of a resume, it cannot be too vague, it must shows what you are passion about and what type of position you want. In addition, we need to take care of the tone of the objectives to avoid inappropriate explanations.
The speaker shows a sample resume (it would be better if it is available for the online video) as well, and discuss the advantages and how can we improve it. There are a lot of valuable recommendation during the discussion. I learnt that we shouldn't put any information that could be used or interpreted as something the employer could discriminate against.
Overall, this a well organized and informative seminar, the presenter did a great job.
29 Aug 2016
The instructor talked about five things for a resume.
It is also good to know that Purdue has a CCO and a purdue career wiki to help students finding jobs in a variety of ways.
The instructor also gave an example of CV and showed us how to improve it in small details. For example:
This is a nice lecture. It would be better if there's a copy of the materials presented in this lecture available here. It will help viewers learn with the video.