Women in Technology at CA Technologies – Yuliya Savina

In the world of technology, the achievements and contribution of women are all too often overlooked. With our Women in Technology blog series, we intend to fly the flag for our team of female engineers and developers to highlight their invaluable contribution to the technological sector.

Meet Yuliya Savina

Yuliya is a Software Engineer at CA Technologies working in Quality Assurance. This means means she must have a detailed knowledge of software engineering processes and methods for careful monitoring.

‘I get a great amount of satisfaction in my work as I help ensure the best quality product to our customers’

 In order to successfully achieve top quality software quality assurance, Yuliya must focus on not only processes but defect prevention and continuous improvement.

‘I love that I’m working with a wonderfully supportive team, providing a product that fits the customers’ needs following the agile methodology’

Why did you decide to pursue a career in technology?

 Yuliya has always loved finding out more about how computers work, as well as playing video games. This was the beginning of her passion for technology. When her friend joined CA Technologies, they recommended that Yuliya apply to the company.

 ‘A friend of mine, literally, brought me to CA! All thanks to the referral program’

 Yuliya finds that the best thing about IT is that it can be interesting and fun for everyone. She thinks it is a rich subject with layers of intrigue, providing a stimulating career.

 ‘There are so many different fields in IT- any woman could find something to excite her’

Out of all of CA Technologies DNA traits, which ones are the most important in making you a successful woman in technology at CA Technologies?

‘Collaborative, authentic, creative, agile and uncompromising integrity.’

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 Yuliya Savina- Software Engineer

Why I Joined CA – Miroslav Nozicka

When thinking of starting the next chapter of your career, starting a new job can be a daunting prospect. How much support will I have? Will I be thrown into the deep end? What will my team be like? That’s why we at CA want to shed some light on what it’s like to start a new job with us with the help of a real life CA Technologies new starter. Here we have a profile from one of our young new Associate Software Engineers, as part of our careers blog series, ‘Why I Joined CA’.

Meet Miroslav Nozicka

Miroslav, or Miro as his team and friends know him, has lived in Prague all his life. He is an Associate Software Engineer in the CA office of the Czech capital. He enjoys to nurture his talent for technology in his spare time, as well as practicing martial arts and indulging his interest in cars.

Why CA Technologies?

CA’s testimonials and endorsements by their members of staff, both past and present, helped to convince Miroslav that the company was the perfect place for him. He was attracted by their attitude that their employees are more than just numbers, they are individuals.

‘Before starting at CA, their people, company culture and approach really stood out to me.’

What is starting a new job at CA Technologies like?

Miroslav’s initial impressions of CA’s positive culture lived up to his expectations when he began his onboarding experience. His team welcomed him warmly and were more than happy to answer any queries he had, both about his work and CA in general.

‘The team were very friendly and pleasant, as well as being very helpful and supportive.’

He and his team work together in perfect harmony, ensuring that their collaboration and communication is constant. The best thing about his role is that Miroslav always feels stimulated and inspired.

‘My work is so interesting- I believe it is a vital part of my career journey.’

No day is ever the same, which helps Miroslav and his team feel motivated.

‘There’s no such thing as a ‘stereotypical day’ at CA. I learn something new every day.’

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Miroslav Nozicka- Associate Software Engineer

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Why I Joined CA – Matthew Song Loong

When thinking of starting the next chapter of your career, starting a new job can be a daunting prospect. How much support will I have? Will I be thrown into the deep end? What will my team be like? That’s why we at CA want to shed some light on what it’s like to start a new job with us with the help of a real-life CA Technologies new starter. Here we have a profile from one of our new Software Engineers, as part of our careers blog series, ‘Why I Joined CA’.

Meet Matthew Song Loong

IT testing has always been a part of Matthew’s life, as his father is in the very same industry.

‘Despite my sincere efforts to do something totally different than my dad, I eventually ended up in IT, in testing, just like him. Although this made my career path a bit longer, it did eventually give me an extra edge’

He is now a Senior Software Engineer with CA, working in the vibrant and exciting Prague office. He is applying his knowledge in technology to ensure he knows everything there is to know about the products- not only how to use it but also how it works on a code level. He applies creative solutions to his work and to understand their design.

‘It’s just like working out how an architect designed a building actually.’

Why CA?

Before joining the company, Matthew had apprehensions that due to CA’s large size, employees would lose their identity and become a just a ‘number’. However, once he started his new job and met his colleagues, he recognized that this was far from the truth

‘When I spoke to the people at CA, I saw that the company was more than just procedures and number-crunching: identity and personal input do matter here!’

What was starting a new job at CA like?

When Matthew started work with CA, he was lucky to join the day before the company’s summer party. Here he was able to get to know his colleagues from each of the office’s buildings and enjoy a relaxing evening with everyone. The team gave him all the support and guidance he required to with his work, primarily the Automic Automation Platform.

As well as being really helpful, the team is transparent about everything that’s going on in the company. Going out and eating together is also very fun and relaxed- something that’s not always the case in other companies!’

Since joining CA, Matthew has recognized that the company is constantly striving to become even more dynamic and diverse. This is something he relishes being a part of.

It’s great to feel that my contribution is part of a much bigger picture.’

CA values their team as individuals, appreciating their professional

development and their personal wellbeing. Matthew has found this balance to be a particularly special element of the company.

‘Working on great things and picking apples from a tree around the corner: what more could anyone need?’

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Matthew Song Loong- Senior Software Engineer

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Why I Joined CA – Andrii Shedko

When thinking of starting the next chapter of your career, starting a new job can be a daunting prospect. How much support will I have? Will I be thrown into the deep end? What will my team be like? That’s why we at CA want to shed some light on what it’s like to start a new job with us with the help of a real-life CA Technologies new starter. Here we have a profile from one of our new Software Engineers, as part of our careers blog series, ‘Why I Joined CA’.

Meet Andrii Shedko

Andrii is originally from Kiev, Ukraine, however he previously lived in Thailand for 11 years. Here he met his wife and their daughter was born. It was in Thailand that Andrii began work as a Senior Software Engineer.

‘I love everything that is related to the world of front-end development. It’s changing and growing very fast, so it’s extremely interesting to watch all these changes.’

Andrii has moved to Prague to start work with CA as a Senior Software Engineer. When he isn’t working, he enjoys fitness and spending quality time with his family.

Why CA Technologies?

I always wanted to work in a world class company and CA is one of them.’

The main elements of CA that attracted Andrii were the competitive salary, good benefits and the modern office. Even before he began work, he recognized the team’s friendly and professional nature at his interview.

‘That friendly environment is a very important part of the everyday job.’

Andrii now specializes in technology stacks, which is a topic he is particularly passionate about.

What is starting a new job at CA technologies like?

When Andrii first joined CA, he found that he was given a lot of information during his onboarding process. However, the team presented these lessons in a manageable and interactive way, providing support throughout and answering all of Andrii’s questions.

‘There was a huge amount of information during the presentations, but the information was so well-structured and presented in a fun way.’

Andrii’s team ensured that he felt welcome. He was assured that if he ever needed to know anything or was unsure about something, they would give him all the guidance he required.

‘My teammates are always ready to assist me, so there are never any difficulties. They are all so friendly and professional’

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Andrii Shedko- Senior Software Engineer

 

Why I Joined CA – Alejandro Roig Garcia

When thinking of starting the next chapter of your career, starting a new job can be a daunting prospect. How much support will I have? Will I be thrown into the deep end? What will my team be like? That’s why we at CA want to shed some light on what it’s like to start a new job with us with the help of a real-life CA Technologies new starter. Here we have a profile from one of our young new Associate Software Engineers, as part of our careers blog series, ‘Why I Joined CA’.

Meet Alejandro

Originally from Valencia, Alejandro lived in Germany before moving to the Czech Republic to start the next chapter of his career at CA. Not only is he fluent in English, Spanish and Catalan, but he is also learning Czech and Russian. When he isn’t at work as an Associate Software Engineer, he loves to unwind by playing music and computer games.

Why CA Technologies?

Previously having worked in small startups, working at one of the biggest software companies in the world is a new and exciting experience for Alejandro.

‘When searching for an opportunity in Prague, I was checking the online opinions of CA. All the people, both new and old employees, said that working at CA is amazing.’

Alejandro works in a team of 13 at CA, all of whom provide him with invaluable support, both in and out of the office. He enjoys the fact that the company is so well established and is constantly evolving with the world’s technical innovations.

‘We work in assembler, which is the main language of the product, as well as Java and Typescript. As new technologies appear the product improves with them.’

What is starting a new job at CA Technologies like?

Alejandro started work at CA in April 2018. A meeting was held on his first day to explain more about the company. After this, Alejandro commenced two months of training.

‘If I ever need anything I can contact HR and they will help me. Also, CA have a relocation help program, so everything is made very easy for someone new to Prague.’

As an expat, Alejandro finds both the professional and personal support of his team to be a great asset in helping him settle into life in the Czech Republic’s beautiful capital.

‘The team are not only good friends at work, but you can have fun relaxing with them outside of the office. They’ll always help if you have any problem.’

Alejandro has found CA to be a company that really cares that their staff are happy and fulfilled personally, as well as in their work

‘At CA we have English and Czech courses, cards for meals and cultural events, free days when you adopt a new pet, a very good medical care program… we also have a massage therapist in the office!’

Since the CA office in Prague is very multicultural with a large number of expats, including Alejandro, the company makes a great effort to ensure that each of their employees feels at home. For example, every month the team get involved in events such as The Global Village. Here staff prepare and share typical food from their various countries. At CA, there is certainly something for everyone-

‘Last month we had the CA summer party. Here we could play baseball, have fun with a lot of activities and listen to our CA band. CA is not just a work- it’s much more.’

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Alejandro Roig Garcia- Software Engineer

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Why I Joined CA – Maxym Kostevych

When thinking of starting the next chapter of your career, starting a new job can be a daunting prospect. How much support will I have? Will I be thrown into the deep end? What will my team be like? That’s why we at CA want to shed some light on what it’s like to start a new job with us with the help of a real-life CA Technologies new starter. Here we have a profile from one of our new Software Engineers, as part of our careers blog series, ‘Why I Joined CA’.

Meet Maxym Kostevych

Maxym has joined the CA office in Prague as a Senior Software Engineer after gaining 10 years of experience in the world of software.

‘I’ve been learning everything there is to know about software development, from single page web front-ends and basic linux administration, through to software for devices, backend and data engineering and basic data analysis.’

His passion for technology extends to his interests outside of work, as he is very interested in machine learning and artificial intelligence, as well as electronics and circuits. He’s even experimenting with building his own devices and automatizing processes at home.

Why CA Technologies?

Since the CA office in Prague is so multicultural, Maxym enjoys that working there gives him the chance to meet people from so many countries with various cultures. Working for a large organisation also means that he has the chance to enjoy a vibrant and exciting career.

‘Working for a big company offers a lot of space for improvement, opportunities to develop professionally and to travel. Everything is possible at CA.’

What is starting a new job at CA like?

When starting a new job, it’s natural to have a lot of questions. At CA the team understand this and will always offer guidance to anyone.

‘From the very beginning, the team are more than happy to answer any question, even when they are busy.’

Maxym found his onboarding experience to be extremely useful, offering invaluable guidance to ensure that new hires feel at ease and enthusiastic.

‘The onboarding process, training and support of new hires is done very well. Everyone in the company is willing to answer your questions and help you.’

Since starting at CA, Maxym has found life at the company to be smooth and welcoming. Not only is his passion for technology nurtured and constantly stimulated, but he is able to have a lot of fun with his new colleagues.

‘It’s wonderful that CA respects work-life balance so much and gives so many exciting opportunities to learn new technologies’

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Maxym Kostevych- Senior Software Engineer

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Why I Joined CA – Helena Binkova

When thinking of starting the next chapter of your career, starting a new job can be a daunting prospect. How much support will I have? Will I be thrown into the deep end? What will my team be like? That’s why we at CA want to shed some light on what it’s like to start a new job with us with the help of a real-life CA Technologies new starter. Here we have a profile from one of our new Software Engineers, as part of our careers blog series, ‘Why I Joined CA’.

Meet Helena Binkova

Helena has always loved to travel and to seek new adventures- before joining CA in Prague as a Principal Software Engineer she lived and worked in China. When she isn’t working, Helena loves to spend time with her young son. Not only is she a keen programmer, but she nurtures her creativity with painting and photography. She even recently held her own photography exhibition in Prague.

‘I always like to explore new things and try new hobbies. I believe that the path to happiness is to fill my life with activities and people I love.’

Why CA Technologies?

Even before joining CA, Helena knew that they were known to be a very ethical company that offered their employees with excellent benefits.

‘That is the reputation that CA has among people in the IT field. After joining CA I can only support that!’

Upon joining CA, Helen was given the opportunity to establish a new green field project. Working as a Principal Software Engineer has allowed her to combine her skills in programming and technology with her creative flare, which is encouraged by CA. Not only this, but she is able to draw on her strengths and experience as a mother in the development of her latest project-

‘I can be an important part of bringing something brand new to life, supporting it in its first steps and leading it to a phase when it is mature enough to start its own life’

Helena relishes the opportunity to make a difference in her new role at CA, with the support and encouragement of her team.

‘Many ideas I have come up with so far have been appreciated and nurtured. That is great feeling.’

Since joining CA, Helena has also been given the chance to take part in a cross-team effort to prepare a CSS library. This will help her team to unify the appearance of all products in their BU and maybe even in other units within CA.

What is starting a new job at CA Technologies like?

The most prominent feature of Helena’s onboarding experience at CA was the support she received from her new colleagues. She started work at the same time as another colleague and both had their equipment set up ready for them to use before they had arrived for their first day. This meant that Helena felt at ease straight away and had the confidence to start creating work as soon as possible.

‘It was the fastest hire I have experienced! Everyone was very supportive, and we were able to deliver our first feature prototype in ten days. This would not have been possible without such great support.’

Helena has found that the team at CA are not only warm and welcoming, but exceptional in their work. They take the time to complement each other and take the time to communicate, demonstrating their passion for the company and their projects.

‘What I appreciate a lot is that every one of us is not just doing a good job, but we really like what we are doing. It makes a huge difference.’

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Helena Binkova- Principal Software Engineer

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Why I Joined CA – Sergiu Ilie

When thinking of starting the next chapter of your career, starting a new job can be a daunting prospect. How much support will I have? Will I be thrown into the deep end? What will my team be like? That’s why we at CA want to shed some light on what it’s like to start a new job with us with the help of a real-life CA Technologies new starter. Here we have a profile from one of our young new Associate Software Engineers, as part of our careers blog series, ‘Why I Joined CA’.

Meet Sergiu Ilie 

Originally from Romania, Sergiu joins CA’s Prague office as an Associate Software Engineer. He is a huge football fan and playing the sport means that he is competitive and believes in team spirit – qualities he brings to his work. He also enjoys playing volleyball, skiing, hiking and dancing. His favourite place in the Prague office is the kitchen, which is a great place to relax and socialize. Sergiu loves both the personal and professional environment of CA, for which he had high expectations when he first joined the company.

‘CA Technologies is a multicultural company that takes care of employees, a company with great and complex projects. I have been attracted by those things and it turned out to be true once I started to work here.’

Why CA Technologies?

Sergiu relishes the opportunity, provided to him by CA, of employing both creativity and technical ability to his role. He sees himself as a wheel in a large machine, helping it run smoothly and successfully. He is enjoying learning new things, strengthening his expertise in his field with the help of his team. They have been integral to Sergiu’s experience as a new starter at CA so far.

‘Even though I am new to the company and my current project, I’m as valued as other long serving team members. This is because the team values each member equally. Equality in a team is the most valuable thing that you can find nowadays.’

What is starting a new job at CA Technologies like?

CA takes time to support their new hires and ensure that they feel comfortable from their very first day. Sergiu began his onboarding experience by spending time with his recruiter, talking about his role and expectations, as well as being introduced to his team.

I was simply amazed by the entire onboarding experience, you are not alone in CA, everyone offers to help you for an easy integration.’

Sergiu has found life at CA to be full of exciting aspects that challenge him every day, allowing him to feel motivated in his work so that he can develop professionally. Not only this, but CA’s friendly and creative environment helps him feel relaxed and happy.

‘For people who want to feel as comfortable at work as you do at home, CA is the place to be. You have cool benefits to live an active life, amazing desk office space and really friendly environment.’

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Sergiu Ilie- Associate Software Engineer

 

 

 

 

 

A Day in the Life at CA: Archana Sali, Principal, Communications

Ever wonder what it’s like to be in Communications at CA Technologies?

When searching for a role or starting your career in the tech industry, you’ll typically find bulleted information on a company’s job description, benefits and culture. We want to go a step beyond that and give you insight on these key facts from the perspective of a real CA employee. This Principal Communications profile is part of our careers blog series “A Day In The Life At CA”.

Meet Archana

Archana, Principal, Communications, is very passionate about her work and is an avid writer.

Archana’s Career Story

This is Archana’s 3rd role at CA. Archana has made a real impact on the business at the India Technology Center.

“I had joined in the Solution Knowledge team for the ARCserve product team where I used to work on solution briefs, PPTs and help the SWAT team. When that team was dissolved, I joined the sales operations team where I used to help with Excel sheet for product SKUs. When I came to know that there was an opening in the Corporate Communications team, I applied as part of internal mobility and I have been with the Corporate Communications for 6.5 years.”

Interesting fact: This is Archana’s 2nd innings at CA Technologies. She had worked for 9 months earlier and quit and rejoined.

The Life of a Principal Communications

We asked Archana how she would describe her role as a Principal, Communications at CA and why she loves it.

“I take care of internal and external communications. Internal communication is for employees – taking care of internal branding, communicating the strategy to employees, organizing town halls, helping Executives with their presentations, helping out with site-wide event communication, writing articles for the intranet. As part of external communications, I liaise with the PR agency to arrange for media interactions for executives, write press releases, help with social media postings, write/edit articles, PPTs. I also help with CSR activities planning and CSR budgeting.”

 

A typical workday for Archana starts with replying to her e-mails and then organizing the top priority tasks for the day, before fetching the first mandatory cup of tea.

When we asked Archana about her favourite part of the job, she told us how she loves to interact with executives, some of whom put in their time and effort in guiding her and giving valuable tips and they feel happy when she succeeds.

“I also love researching, writing and editing articles. Sometimes juniors come to me to ask how to write an article or seek advice and I am always happy to guide them. One of the juniors came to me a few weeks ago to say that his mom asked him to say, “thank you” to me for something I helped him with. In my six years in this role, this was the biggest compliment I thought I got.”

Life At CA

Archana is certainly a fan of the office and the area of the business park. She likes the very neat individual working areas in the office and the clean and green campus.

“Best part of my workspace is the money plant (Scientific name: Epipremnum aureum) that I have on my desk. I feel happy to see the plant growing and when people come to my desk, they say wow such a big money plant, you must be rich :)”

Archana is extremely happy with the benefits that CA offers to its employees. In particular, she is a fan of the benefits that are offered to meet the work-life balance of the employees, which is one reason she loves her #LifeAtCA.

“Overall, I think CA offers great benefits, especially the comprehensive “Health and Wellness” program. One of the benefits that CA offers is the work from home option. Three years ago, when my dad passed away and my mother needed support, thanks to my Manager, I could get additional work from home option to help support my mother. I am truly grateful for this.”

 

Archana’s Career Advice

Archana would recommend a Principal, Communications position at CA Technologies to anyone who wants to be part of a large global software company with great career opportunities and company culture.

At CA, I have learnt a lot. Especially, in my current role, I can never complain of a dull moment. And there are multiple opportunities as part of internal mobility at CA, to shift and learn and network.”

 

We couldn’t have said it better. Thanks to Archana for sharing her Day in the #LifeAtCA of a Principal, Communications! You can follow her on LinkedIn here

Are you interested in a Communications role at CA Technologies?

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Richa Negi – Marketing Specialist
Talent Acquisition, India
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2018 resume refresh: top tips from the latest research

Refresh your resume for 2018

Updating our goals for the new year is a time-honored tradition, and if career success is on your 2018 agenda, a resume refresh should be on your resolution list. The job market is changing fast, and whether you’re actively seeking a new role or aiming for a promotion, you’ll want to sharpen your professional presence and digital footprint to keep up with today’s demands. We’ve polled our own recruiters and dug into some new scholarly research to compile the top three tips for upgrading not just your resume, but your professional clout, networks and personal pitch.

Manage your personal brand

Job seekers should treat their public social media profiles like a company manages its brand1. Maximum visibility will result from best practices such as using strong keywords, professional images and engaging summaries.

Social media is disrupting the recruiting process, as candidates and recruiters connect and build long-term relationships online and skip the middle men, such as job boards1.  Online networks provide ongoing relationships through the power of connection, messaging, big data and forum discussion. While LinkedIn is the largest professional networking platform1, platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are becoming more frequent sources for recruiters looking for top talent. Most CA Technologies recruiters have Twitter and LinkedIn profiles, where you can connect with them and see regular job openings and other CA career updates in their posts. You can find them easily with a quick search for #BringWhatYouBring on your favorite social network.

Don’t limit your connections on professional networks such as LinkedIn to people you have worked or gone to school with. It’s wise to search for others with similar skillsets and recruiting professionals at the companies on your target employer list.  Pro tip: recruiting professionals have various titles that do not include the term “recruiter” – “talent acquisition,” “headhunter” and “sourcer” are all common versions of titles you should value in your professional network.

Connections are most valuable when you maintain and nurture them through discussion. Regularly sharing interesting thoughts on industry news and collaborating with others in your area of expertise will demonstrate a passion for your work and keep you top of mind for your connections. And don’t just share; add your thoughts and expertise to spark a conversation. If you enjoy writing, a LinkedIn article is an easy way to publish long-form thoughts on succeeding in your line of work. The point is to craft a strength-based narrative and authentically communicate your career identity. According to data expert Rachel Cohen and career counselor Rebecca L. Toporek, successful career narratives can be achieved through both positive and negative stories and experiences, which can shape strengths and assets2. Identify your career narrative by attaching your real-life successes and lessons to hot topics on your timeline.

Learn the key to keywords

Be sure to identify active, clear keywords to feature in your resume. Building a solid keyword list to describe your work value can be key to standing out and confidently communicating in interviews, cover letters and profile summaries. According to master resume writers, you can build a strong list of keywords by thinking through five distinct categories3:

  • Hard skills and factual data

Include words that demonstrate key skills that apply directly to your tactical work, such as “media buying,” “programming” or “web design,” but don’t forget the specifics like “HTML,” “Java” or “data analysis.” These keywords should be featured in your skill tags on your LinkedIn profile as well.

  • Soft skills and attributes

Think of how you work with others, and try to be more distinct than “team player.” Terms such as “networking,” “time management,” “critical thinking” and “conflict resolution” will stand out and clearly communicate those qualities that are difficult to display in a portfolio.

  • Employment details

Give specifics on the types of projects, products or services you’ve worked with. “Agile project management,” “DBaaS sales” or “gamification development” are more specific and intriguing than the same terms without descriptive adjectives. Additionally, list attributes of the industries of your professional experience. “Retail,” “transportation” or “finance” can go a long way in establishing yourself as a strong match for a role that prefers that background.

  • Education and training credentials

Give your schooling or certifications a plug wherever possible. You may have been an IT support technician for 10 years, but if you don’t have “A+” somewhere in your online profiles and in your resume, you risk getting missed on automated searches and algorithms that match talented people to open jobs.

  • General information

Are you passionate about a cause, volunteer in your community or have an interesting hobby? Sprinkle some of that personality into your online profile summary to stand out amongst your peers.

Don’t just list skills, show them

You’ve probably been asked to show ROI on something in your professional career, and the same principal applies to “showing your work” on your resume and in your online profiles. There are two key ways to do this.

First, on a resume, you should add a few stats that show the results of the efforts you’ve listed under each title. Whenever possible, those stats should include a business result. If you managed a team, what specific steps did you take to develop them and what percentage of your total headcount were promoted? If you were responsible for ordering supplies, what did you do to improve that process and what percentage of your budget was saved as a result? Data is everything; be concise and specific about your impact.

Second, when it comes to your public online profiles, include links to case studies, blogs, Slideshares, images, gits, or videos displaying your work. If you don’t currently have any relevant professional content like this, you may want to consider compiling a portfolio for this purpose.

 

You can find many more tips on resumes, job search and interviewing in our Candidate Toolkit.

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Rachel Duran
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