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09/24/09 10:29 AM
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The Final Trimester of the Year has Arrived…will your resume deliver? Here are the must haves for your resume, and the must knows for interviewing…


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Anatol Ursu
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I like the tips the author exposed in this article, but I am looking for a position in EDA and I know quite well the situation about the recruiting. It looks like the recruiters are looking for well dressed engineers, in costumes. Certainly, the author does not speak about that. But nevertheless, the fact that the applicant for a position must do efforts to convince the recruiters or the company to like him is not the style many engineers like. I think it is the job of the recruiter or of the company to find out what an applicant presents. Even more, it looks like most exigent applicants have more success than the applicants with modest exigencies. And that is really disappointing. In this context, however, I agree with the author. An applicant has no choice. He has to take into account all these tips to maximize the possibilities to obtain the position.

Mike Demler
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10/04/09 07:56 AM
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Mark,
Your comments are way out of touch with the reality of this job market, especially here in Silicon Valley where the unemployment rate is now ~12%.
You wrote that you are "SHOCKED" when you contact someone about a potential position and they say, "let me do some work on my resume and get back to you". That is actually an extremely wise response.
In this job market a candidate does not stand a chance of being considered if their resume does not exactly match the qualifications that the employer is seeking. Knowledgeable career counselors will tell you that candidates must tune their resume to the position they are applying for. "Ready to go" resumes will end up in the discard pile with hundreds of others. This is especially true for those of us with more than a few years of experience, with accomplishments in more than one area.
Also, saying what you did is not enough. A resume must show how what you did impacted a company's business in a quantifiable way.
-Mike Demler

laidoffguy
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10/05/09 04:10 PM
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Mark, in addition to the interview tips you mentioned, don't forget linkedin.com.     Linkedin can help you understand the target company's organization and background of the people you'll be interviewing with.   You can also use Linkedin to identify prior acquaintances in the company, and possibly find someone who can act as a reference.  If you're really lucky, your friend could possibly alert you to other unlisted job opportunities.   

I'd be interested in hearing the headhunters view on Linkedin...





Myresponse
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10/06/09 01:04 PM
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All great responses.  


A few quick comments.  It is never fake to put your best foot forward in an interview.  Being likable is always an important component, and frequently the percieved ability to be a good team player and likable supercedes your engineering abilities.


Linkedin is a great place to find information, as are many other resources.  When it is written by an unknown source, always weigh its accuracy.


Mike your comments are absolutely right on.  My reference is more to people that have not updated their reume as opposed to tailoring it more to a particular position.  If your resume is ready to go, then all you have to do is highlight the more relevant components of your resume, as opposed to building or re-building your resume.






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