Resume Advice That Works

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Are you struggling to create a great resume that will get a recruiters attention? Intuit recruiters share their advice on how to create a great resume.

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  • Resume Advice Intuit Careers In an ideal world we wouldn’t need a resume Intuit Proprietary & Confidential
  • Most of us, however, live in the real world Intuit Proprietary & Confidential
  • The Disclaimer 100 recruiters 100 opinions Intuit Proprietary & Confidential
  • Recommended Headings Between locations? OK But list perm first and use perm in resume database Do not use short-term phone #’s or inappropriate email address Intuit Proprietary & Confidential
  • What your email says about you Do Do not • Keep it Professional john.smith@yahoo.com • Skill related johnsmithPMP@yahoo.com • Free email john.smithPMP@yahoo.com • Buy your own domain john.smith@johnsmith.com • School address with lifetime forwarding john.smith@university.edu • Work email john.smith@work.com • Service provider email john.smith@verizon.net (in case you can’t afford to keep it) • Inappropriate address dorksanddragons@yahoo.com hotmamma@yahoo.com • Shared emails johnandjane@yahoo.com • Unmonitored emails Ikeepforgetting@yahoo.com Professional is key Intuit Proprietary & Confidential
  • Focus / Summary Don’t make me have to guess what you do Intuit Proprietary & Confidential
  • Education Texas A&M – B.A. in Marketing Experienced - (do not include date) Stanford – B.S. Computer Science, GPA 4.0 Marcus High School, Flower Mound, Texas Entry level & Expected 06/2012 2008 under special circumstances HS Grad Only Awarded Bank of America Distinguished Scholar of Liberal Arts National Merit Scholar, Distinguished Scholar Award Recent grads, include year Upcoming grads – include expected grad date Didn’t finish – put hours completed GPA listed if above a 3.0 Recent Grad – top / Experienced - bottom List high school info only if significant awards & recent grad Intuit Proprietary & Confidential
  • The meat of the resume situation-action-result Results, not responsibilities Intuit Proprietary & Confidential
  • How do I get a job without experience? Ask yourself • Do I have any related work experience – project or driver? • Do I have non career-related work experience? What skills did I gain from that job that are valuable to an employer? • Everyone should ask: – Have I won any awards? – Do I have any leadership experience? – Do I have any volunteer experience? – What technical knowledge do I have? – Do I have foreign language skills? – Is there a hobby that might be relevant to my search? Recruiters want more than just job responsibilities Intuit Proprietary & Confidential
  • Then create Awards • President’s Award for Academic Excellence – 2009 • First Place, Boothe Prize for Excellence in Writing - 2010 Leadership Alpha Kappa Psi - Vice President of Campus Relations 2009-2011 – Expanded Essential Card (original entrepreneurial venture by AKPsi Pi Tau) Stanford Marketing Group, Lead Project Director 2008 – 2010 – Directed marketing projects with Google and T-Mobile which were implemented in their 2010 marketing campaigns Youth Action Council of Denton County, President 2005 – 2008 – Awarded Presidential Volunteer Service Award (annual national community service award) 6 times Technical/Skills • Java, Python, C, PHP, HTML and CSS • Familiar with C++, MySQL, CSS, HTML, XML, JavaScript Skills and Interest • Languages – Fluent in English and Spanish, learning Japanese and Swahili • Created three video documentaries highlighting poverty in America Work experience is handled same on any resume – internal or external Intuit Proprietary & Confidential
  • Above the fold Easy to read Key points listed early Easy to see success Intuit Proprietary & Confidential
  • DO NOT INCLUDE • Personal information like marital status, children, height, weight, religious or political affiliations • References available upon request • Unprofessional email addresses • Short-term emails, phone numbers • Abbreviations – don’t use “text” language • “generic objectives” • First person – No I or My • “responsible for” or “responsibilities included” • Graduation date – except Early Careers • Functional formats – use reverse chronological or hybrid Highlight what is critical to the job you are applying to Intuit Proprietary & Confidential
  • DO NOT LIE ON YOUR RESUME No – Little white lies – Tall tales – Lies by omission You will get caught. If not today, then tomorrow - but you will be caught! Intuit Proprietary & Confidential
  • Saving your resume 1” margins 100% Layout Mode Arial-Times Roman-Courier 10-12pt font Use older version of Word Remove “tracked changes” Intuit Proprietary & Confidential
  • Posting your resume online Posting Text Resumes Posting HTML Resumes No special characters Left justify Indent with spaces, not tabs Hard break at end of each line – no wrapping • Save file - plain text, RTF, or ASCII text • Spell check, proof read • Use simple text editor like Notepad • Put tag at beginning and end of your document • If you include hyperlink – include the whole name – called the absolute • • • • http://www.intuitcareers.com Upload Word version if it is an option Keywords are critical no matter what format you use Intuit Proprietary & Confidential
  • Understanding how resume search works Contextualized search technology software weighs keywords in the context of the whole resume. Contextualization goes deeper and examines factors such as how dated is a given set of skills and where in the applicant’s career path did they acquire experience in a subject area. Semantic search technology – software that essentially counts keywords. Using a targeted keyword multiple times could be interpreted by the ATS as a positive resume for a certain position. Overly formatted resumes embedded with pictures, graphics, bullets, tables and logos can be incompatible with most ATS software. Keywords are king, no matter what technology is used Intuit Proprietary & Confidential
  • Understanding job board search results What type of engineer? What type of engineer? Java Engineer! Give me a reason to click & load Word version if you can Intuit Proprietary & Confidential
  • Understanding how recruiters search Boolean Date Searches Mileage In almost every resume search Keywords, resume date, mileage search Intuit Proprietary & Confidential
  • Tips for Sending Your Resume Spell Check, Proof Read, T-Cover Letter Name, Position # in Subject Line Please Attach Your Resume! Professional Voicemail Intuit Proprietary & Confidential
  • Create your signature line Gail Houston∙ Senior Recruiter gail_houston@intuit.com Intuit Careers ∙ 214.387.2000 Find Me on: LinkedIn ∙ Facebook∙ Twitter Renaming a Hyperlink Copy the URL you want to rename – www.intuitcareers.com Right click on the URL Click Edit Hyperlink Text to Display (at the top) – this is what you are naming your Hyperlink – in my case Intuit Careers Address (at the bottom) – this should contain your URL address Intuit Proprietary & Confidential
  • How to learn more about Intuit Careers Join: Facebook - www.facebook.com/intuitcareers YouTube - www.youtube.com/intuitcareers LinkedIn Company Page www.linkedin.com/company/intuit Slideshare – www.slideshare.net/intuitcareers Pinterest – www.pinterest.com/intuitcareers Instagram – www.instagram/intuitcareers Follow us on Twitter: @intuitcareers – Intuit Careers Twitter Account @intuitstudents – Intuit University’s Twitter Account @ghouston – Gail Houston – Social Media Program Manager | Recruiter Intuit Proprietary & Confidential
  • Resume Example to Follow Microsoft Word Document Intuit Proprietary & Confidential
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