Resumes — Stanford CDC

Resumes — Stanford CDC


[upbeat music plays]>>Male #1: When students submit resumes to
us, we like to see a few things. First of all, I like to
see ’em short, so one page.>>Male #2: So we’ll scan a resume and just
see, do we find an error. Basically. Do we find a typo? Do
we find a character that’s out of place?>>Female #1: We, you know, get halfway down
the page and it doesn’t look interesting, we just move on
to the next one. We don’t always look all the way down.>>Female #2: So just very brief sentences
giving very short descriptions on your previous experience.>>Female #1: Highlighting any experience you
have is great. Any internships that you’ve done.>>Male #3: Not just what you did, but what
was the impact? So I think it’s something that a lot of times
people miss out on is, OK, yes you worked on this code
or you built this project, but what was the impact to the company?>>Female #1: And then also talking about the
skills that you had, so projects you worked on during school
or courses you’ ve taken.>>Male #4: You should be very specific with
the position you’re applying for. If you’re going for a
games company, it looks very different than if you’re applying
for, you know, an aerospace company. And so, we can tell
that very quickly, if this is kind of a run of the mill generalist
resume, or specific to your position.>>Male#5: But be realistic about what it is
you’re capable of doing because if it’s on your resume, the
chances are someone will ask about it.>>Male#6: Be precise, look it over, double
check, and make sure you have your I’s dotted and your T’s
crossed. [music swells]

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