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CONFIDENTIAL

McKinsey Mentorship Program Resume Session

Mentorship program training material October 23, 2010

AGENDA

Activity

Time 11:00 – 11:20

• Opening and experience sharing
– What are the key challenges you face while writing resume and cover letter?

• Resume writing
– What do we look for in your resume? – How to improve your resume? – Resume critique

11:20 – 12:00

• Cover letter writing
– What do we look for in your cover letter? – How to improve your cover letter?

12:00 – 12:20

1

AGENDA

Activity

Time 11:00 – 11:20

• Opening and experience sharing
– What are the key challenges you face while writing resume and cover letter?

• Resume writing
– What do we look for in your resume? – How to improve your resume? – Resume critique

11:20 – 12:00

• Cover letter writing
– What do we look for in your cover letter? – How to improve your cover letter?

12:00 – 12:20

2

YOU SHOULD HAVE 4 KEY TAKEAWAYS ABOUT WRITING A STRONG RESUME / CURRICULUM VITAE (CV) AFTER TODAY’S SESSION

1 1

Change your mindset

2 2

Assess your profile and understand recruiters

3 3

Learn effective communication: Action, Context, Result

4 4

Understand overall resume structure

3

MINDSET CHANGE IS THE FIRST STEP OF STRONG RESUME WRITING

From:

To:

• “This is what I have done”

• Understand key qualities which
recruiters are looking for and highlight relevant point

• “I need to tell you every details
in my life”

• One page with different aspects
covered and relevant to the recruiter

• “Been there, done that”

• Impact and result driven
Resume is a communication tool between you and the recruiters 4

BEFORE WRITING THE RESUME, MAKE SURE YOU ASSESS YOUR PROFILE AND UNDERSTAND THE RECRUITERS Time Task Accomplishments Skills addressed Assessment NTU, 2nd - Member of - 1st place in school Artistic Slightly year photography club competition weak NTU, 3rd - Led a team of - Self funded and year 10 volunteers made a profit - Held a camp for 100 high school students NTU, 4th - Created 1st year classical music website in Taiwan - Almost bought by Yam.com Leadership Strong

Re-visit your profile

Assess your Assess your profile profile

• Does that matter? • Is it significant? • What skills can you demonstrate?

Entrepreneurship Strong

Booz Allen From public information part of the management consulting oldguard combines strat. Consulting with implementation significant IT Capabilities

McKinsey Client-commited and resultori ented Great and Smart People

Delloite collegi al and down-to-earth environment executabl e strategies that Delloite helps implement.

Bearing Point strong IT services 100% in-client work no travel/home balance

Profile your recruiters

world's most s uccessful and deep expertise in operations influential management consulting consulting firm famous for its strong culture and network (McKinsey way to do things) primarily focused on strategy and operations work working primarily with client's top management focus on maitaining the work/l ife balance employee input into career path decisions

Understand Understand the the recruiters recruiters

reputation for developing workable solutions based on very thorough analysis. serves both government and corporate clients strong reputation in s trategy, operations, organizations/leadership, IT global presenc e with experience in 20 industries Learned from Tecnhology-focused s oc ial events

• What is the • •
company culture? What kind of people they are looking for? What skills are required? 5

Really large: Present all over the world Alumni Network & Great placement Research is strong

WHAT WE LOOK FOR IN CANDIDATES
Top students in all major universities who possess the following qualities:

• Intellectual capacity • Quantitative
capability • Practical orientation Problem solving Personal impact

• Presence • Communication • Empathy

• Personal...
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