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Impressive Resume

Nachiket Patel
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Joined: Sep 16, 2007
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I know, there are lot of stuff and articles for
how to write resume and all...

But i want to know,
From multiple recruiters that what you want??
What they look for??

I am having 1.5 yrs of experience in Java. and completed Masters in IT
Should i write my academic content first? or project summary??
Objective should be specific or some hi-fi statement with lots of buzz words.

&& please developers (like me), You can also give suggestions and please specify whats your current resume look like. (please dont paste your resume here. )

Regards,
Nachiket


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Kalyan Anand
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Joined: Feb 07, 2007
Posts: 194
If you have already written some basic stuff what is the order in which you have written?
Nachiket Patel
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Joined: Sep 16, 2007
Posts: 110
Yes,

1. Objective
A position in a results-oriented company that seeks an ambitious and career-conscious person, where acquired skills and education will be utilized toward continued growth and advancement of company and individual.

2. Areas of Strengths
Java SE, Java 3D, Swing, JMS, Object Oriented Analysis & Design and Design Patterns

3. Academic Base

List of all the topics i studied in upto my Masters in IT (5 yrs).
Contains: Basic,C,VB,SQL, Distr. Comp., AI, to .... EJB.


4. Professional Experience
My current role in company and Projects

5. Education
M.Sc., B.Sc. etc. details and marks

6. Academic Projects
List of projects i did in college

7. Personal Details
DoB, Gender, Hobbies etc.
Dave Swift
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Joined: Jan 22, 2001
Posts: 4
Hello,

In my experience as a contractor, I've noticed that recruiters really look for the buzzwords on a resume. In many cases your resume will be scanned into a database where agents or HR can just enter some search words and have the matching resumes returned. Sometimes the agents or HR aren't technical so they are just looking for these keywords.

Therefore, your resume should be filled with buzzwords. Especially the words that relate to the job they are advertising.

Some current buzzwords that seem popular are Spring, Hibernate, JUnit, Ant, Tomcat, Multi-threaded, real-time, etc.

I am currently work on a resume writing book for IT professionals. If you have any suggestions about what to include let me know.
Nachiket Patel
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Joined: Sep 16, 2007
Posts: 110
hello java.swift,
Welcome to JavaRanch.
Please read the link for naming policy in JavaRanch.
Link: http://www.javaranch.com/name.jsp

I suggest you read FAQ also.

Anyways, Thanks for guidance.

By BUZZWORDS i mean, non - technical Enthusiastic, Honest etc.

Just refer to my "Objective" in previous post in this topic only. It says little about my objective.

I want to put objective like,
"Acquire skills in OO Analysis and Design and Java, and contribute back to the developer community by innovation and creativity." but people says let it be non-technical.

What do you say??
Kalyan Anand
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Joined: Feb 07, 2007
Posts: 194
A couple of things and thats my opinion and the rest sounds fine

1. I would be interested in learning your qualificayion before anything else so how about swapping 4 and 5

2. As you have 1.5 yrs of exp I don't think people will be interested in your academic project unless you apply for a company like Google.
[ November 26, 2008: Message edited by: Santhosh Jali ]
arulk pillai
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Accomplishments and experience are the key. Other key aspects to look for are:

  • Results oriented
  • Key Areas driven
  • Soft skills and personal attributes are captured
  • Sought-after technologies and frameworks are mentioned
  • Strengths are highlighted
  • Credible
  • Concise and well-formatted without spelling errors.




  • -- Use SAR (Situation Action Resul) statements
    -- Avoid statements like My responsibilities included ....... Employers are interested in your contributions and value-add NOT your responsibilities.
    -- Put yourself in an employer's shoe. Target your resume to each position.


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    Nachiket Patel
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    Joined: Sep 16, 2007
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    To Santhosh,
    Thanks for guidance. I was thinking of swapping 4 only. I am having good score in B.Sc(1st class), M.Sc(distinction), but H.Sc(Schooling) score is very bad. Will it be a problem?? Should i put it on second (after experience)???

    Yes, i think i should remove academic projects.
    Kalyan Anand
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    Joined: Feb 07, 2007
    Posts: 194
    If you think your academics arent so good you can retain the ordering and instead of % you can mention the class. If you are applying for top companies it may matter these days because of the market conditions but after you gain significant experience it should be ok in many cases.
    Arvind Mahendra
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    Joined: Jul 14, 2007
    Posts: 1162
    Originally posted by java.swift:
    Hello,

    In my experience as a contractor, I've noticed that recruiters really look for the buzzwords on a resume. In many cases your resume will be scanned into a database where agents or HR can just enter some search words and have the matching resumes returned. Sometimes the agents or HR aren't technical so they are just looking for these keywords.

    Therefore, your resume should be filled with buzzwords. Especially the words that relate to the job they are advertising.

    Some current buzzwords that seem popular are Spring, Hibernate, JUnit, Ant, Tomcat, Multi-threaded, real-time, etc.

    I am currently work on a resume writing book for IT professionals. If you have any suggestions about what to include let me know.


    I doubt stuffing your resume with buzzwords will make it 'impressive'. What you have just prescribed is how to make a resume more 'searchable' and for that I guess, yes you could add as many buzzwords provided you are ready to be interviewed in those technologies also to an extent. Though I will admit I get away with adding all kinds of Linux versions and have been lucky never to have been asked any questions about it in interviews


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