This course demonstrates how to influence job interview questions via the wording of your resume. It will also show the IT professional how to write a single resume designed to target many different audiences ranging from recruiters, job search engines, human resource assistants, hiring managers, and other IT professionals.
Getting Started Hi, this is Robbe Morris, and this module is an introduction to my Resumes, Job Seeking, and Interviews in Context course. As expected, I'll cover most of the basics concerning writing a resume, job sites, recruiters, and of course, interviews, all with an eye on the big picture of advancing your career. That said, I'd like to spend most of the course going outside the box and dealing with real world scenarios. So the resume discussions will be less about structure, and a lot more about words. We'll talk about the need for a deeper awareness of your resume audiences and how to prepare for them. Job sites are a given for IT professionals, so we'll discuss getting your resume seen on them. Of course using words in your resume to influence interview questions, now this is an area we're going to spend a lot of time on. We'll also go over a little bit on salary negotiations, especially tips on discovering your value to the organization during the interview process. It isn't pretty, or in many cases lawful; nevertheless, you'll need to be able to identify conscious and unconscious bias, and be prepared to deal with it. And last, what you said versus what they actually heard, and having done some hundreds of interviews over the years, I think I can shed some light on what interviewers got from your resume and your interview that you might not be aware of.
The Hiring Process In this next module, The Hiring Process, we'll go over the process at a somewhat higher level from start to finish. The idea being that if you understand the big picture, you'll be able to write a better resume and perform better in your interviews. The main areas I want to talk about are the job site process and the interviews that are derived from it. In particular, the recruiter phone interview, the human resource phone interview, the hiring manager phone interview, the group phone interview, and finally, the in person interviews.