3 Things You Need to Prepare a Good Resume (CV) in Alternative Energy Sources Department

3 Things You Need to Prepare a Good Resume (CV) in Alternative Energy Sources Department

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Greetings to all; I'm Career Engineer Mücahit Sakar.   Today, I will tell you 3 things to  consider before preparing a resume.  Before starting the video, you  can support us for more videos by   liking this video and subscribing to our channel. Before mentioning these three items, I would like   to add a warning footnote, friends: these three  items will be valid for you if you fulfill certain   criteria. In other words, these three items are  not features that bring you work on their own;   It will complement the elements that bring the  job. If I had to make this sentence concrete;   For example, let's say a company job  posting requires 5 years of experience.  

If you do not have 5 years of experience,  fulfilling these three items will not work because   they are not the priority of the company at the  moment. But if you have 5 years of experience,   these three items will make it easier for  you to gain an edge over other competitors.  1) COVER LETTER The first required element   is the motivation letter. The important thing  in this article is that you should make your   resume feel personalized. You need to show each  company you apply to that you really want them.   You must show that you know (or are  related to) the industry they are in.  

So why should you do this? Because; every company  prioritizes people who fit in with their story.   Every company in every industry.   Likewise, all institutions and organizations.  The opinion of the expert in Human Resources is:   “The person who comes here should adapt to our  culture and do his job as a part of the chain”.  Sometimes, there may be additional requests  such as "add a new layer to our system",   but this can also happen after adapting  to the current culture of the company.  

It may be difficult for you to learn the  structure of the companies while preparing a job   application, but the websites of the companies  often give us some ideas on this subject.  Of course, I exclude SME companies that  do not have many names on the internet,   as a result, the information source about them  in digital channels can be low. At that point,   you can develop sector-based solutions. In  other words, it's like writing a sector-specific   motivation letter, not company-specific,  and naming it separately for each company.  Especially friends who are actively looking  for a job complain about this: “Well, sir,   I am sending applications to dozens of companies.   Am I going to write a motivation  letter for each of them separately?” Actually no, you won't write  letters for each of them separately,   but you will pretend to be. It's not a lie,  it's the power to market your knowledge.  

At this point, you can define 5-6 different  target groups according to the sector of   the company and the size of the company.  Dividing companies into three as corporate,   SME and start-up; When you distribute  them in several sectors, you come across   7-8 different structures. In other words, you  are expected to write 7-8 motivation letters,   but you will not write them from the  beginning. There will be a certain template,  

you will revise headlines such as the size of  the company and the future of the industry.   This will be completed in 3-4 hours if it  takes a maximum of half an hour for each.   I think for sure, it's worth  the time investment in yourself.

Another advantage of such letters is that; While  preparing motivation letters, you will feel better   about which sector and which size companies you  are closer to. For example, when I got a job at   an SME company after my graduation, I made the  right decision thanks to these motivation letters.  Because while preparing letters for  corporate companies and start-ups,   I realized that my own expectations and  abilities are more inclined for idealistic   SMEs. This allowed me to make the right  decision at the beginning of my career.  

In fact, it is a good experience to write not  only a motivation letter, but in general, friends.   This is not only for career management,  but also for personal development. 2) REFERENCES The second important point we want to   mention is references. I think one of the subjects  that I value most in my life is networking.   Not just in business life, just  like the “writing” I just mentioned,   this is a very valuable thing in  both our business and personal lives.  

There is even a saying that I love very  much about it: “Network is your net worth.”  For example, there are some companies that  make most of their new hires through friends   of existing staff. This is normal I think. Because  you trust those employees, you have a good bond   with them, and therefore you want to choose people  you know can walk the same path. Having references   that you trust in between will/inevitably  affect your decision making. So what action can you take in this regard?  What you have to do is use the references   in between to your advantage. LinkedIn is  one of the best channels for this. In fact,  

we covered this issue in our video called Linkedin  Strategy in 5 Steps. Yours; During the university   student or recent graduate period, you need to  add someone from almost every sector as a link.   In this way, your chances of knowing one  of those companies in your job applications   increase greatly. Of course, this process does  not proceed directly like this. People won't   refer to you, or even care, most of the time,  just because you added them as links years ago.   You have to build that road first. So how will you do this? For example,   send a message / e-mail to those links you  added on special days. Birthdays, holidays etc.  

Also, if they share a development on LinkedIn,  do not miss your congratulatory messages; when   they get a promotion, start a side job, or share  a good news about their private life. In this way,   you will have established a dialogue with all  of your contacts, albeit at a basic level.   You can use various tools for this, it may be  good to automate this kind of work with low fees.  Of course, this strategy is only part  of the reference building process.  

Content marketing is also important. Because you  need to be able to establish small dialogues with   some of these people. Think of it like a funnel.  You will have a hello-hello level conversation   with all your connections, and you will  establish a deeper connection with some of them.   For this, it is important that you share content  periodically. It would be better if it is related  

to your industry, otherwise there may be general  personal development posts as well. As we continue   to do this over time; You will have acquaintances  working in hundreds of different companies.   Thus, you will be able to benefit from them  while applying to companies, and they will   pass on different job opportunities to you over  time. Of course, you have to do the same for them.  Our goal here is not to simply rank the  references. For example, you wrote the   general manager of the place where you did your  internship for those references? What will work?  Especially, if the sector of the company  you want to work with is not the same as   the company you did your internship,  this reference really doesn't matter.  

Your references there must be compatible  with the company you want to work for.   In terms of sectoral or title. That's  why a personalized resume is important. You need to do this with an end-to-end approach  when marketing your knowledge to the company   you will apply for. Experiences, references,  course/certificates should all complement each   other. You should not use irrelevant references in  sector A and use them in sector B, because it will   not contribute to you. If I were a human resources  specialist, I would expect you to convince me  

about my industry. For this, it is also important  that your references write you a few sentences.   Where did you meet, how does he evaluate  you, what features do you bring to the fore. For this reason, it is necessary to  see LinkedIn as a long-term investment.  

As you turn the people you meet  there into references over time,   you will see that you know  someone in almost every industry.  Here, too, we often get a question like this:  “Then, my previous references don't matter at all?   The academics, the places I did my internship,  the people I met in the social environment?”  There may be benefits, but I do not think that  including it in the CV will contribute much,   I think I have a pragmatist point of view  on this issue. So I'm utilitarian. Those   references have nothing to do with the business  structure of the company you are applying for.   Therefore, they are not the people  who can refer you to that job.  You are a hard worker in your classes, so  the professor who took your class wrote   you a reference letter. This is a very good  situation, but having your professor write  

you a reference letter does not provide you with  knowledge about the industry you are applying for. 3) SOCIAL MEDIA Our third and last item is social media.   As you know, competition is much more in every  field. There are probably dozens or even hundreds  

of people applying for a job you applied for.  Unfortunately, most of them are eliminated   at the beginning. Especially large companies use  algorithms in this regard, and if the algorithms   cannot find the basic competencies,  they already throw away those resumes.   Among the remaining resumes, the human  resources officer applies some filters.  

Human resources officer or recruiter, this  title may change depending on the structure   of the company. For example, he looks at what you  have done before; What kind of value proposition   did you present for the companies you work for?  In addition, social media is gaining importance.  When I say social media, of course, I do not  mean that you have shared beautiful photos.   What do you share about work? Do you offer a  business value proposition on social media?   I `m talking about this. I think you should have 1-2 social   media channels to market your work while you are  still in the student / recent graduate period. 

It doesn't matter which one; I think you should  choose whichever you like to produce content more.   In these channels; only the work  you do, your comments on the market,   your determinations etc. This channel will  become your portfolio in the coming years.  Behance is a good example of this portfolio.  What is Behance? A catalog used by people  

in departments such as Architecture, Graphic  Design and Environmental Planning to showcase   their projects. In this way, people can present  their own showcases without trying to convince   each company they go to, and companies can  have a fore-sight about that candidate.   The plus of social media according to Behance;  “Discovery trading” is more prominent in social   media. In other words, people related to your  market can see your content while browsing social   media and can offer you a job spontaneously  without the need for your job posting.

This is our aim in the medium-long term.  To be able to market our work to companies.   Because friends, the information itself  is not important anymore, believe me,   it is not important at all. It's been 15 minutes  since we started this recording, and in that   15 minutes, terabytes of data  on each topic has been produced.   What matters now is the power to market that  information. So whatever your department is,  

focus on the ways you can market that  knowledge as well as the knowledge.  I think Twitter is one of the best channels  in this regard, but depending on your request,   it can be Instagram or Tiktok. I would like to give an example   to explain this subject a little more;  Take, for example, a typical job interview.   It takes between 20-30 minutes and  the questions to be asked are clear.  

“Why did you leave your last job, where do you  see yourself in 5 years, talk about yourself etc” However, social media is unlimited. People who are  curious about you can best review you and follow   your opinions. When you try to express yourself  in a short time, you will always be incomplete,   social media prevents this. The human  resources officer or company official   who will hire you says: “Yes, this  person really knew the industry. He  

has a visionary approach and new ideas on  this subject, let's work with this person”. At this point, I would like to expand on a part  that I have briefly touched upon, because it is   very valuable for you. In fact, you may receive  offers from many places without your knowledge.   Now, this is one of the new trends in the career  world, friends. Now, the officials of many   companies do the hiring directly and do not write  on career sites etc. while doing this. It first   started in the entertainment world and continues  to find its way into more and more industries. Of course, this does not mean that; “The  executives themselves have started recruiting,   so there will be no need for career sites.”

As I mentioned at the beginning, the cake is  much bigger now and it is not possible for us   to run this cake with the materials at hand. There  are many more companies, many more job postings. This market just needs new materials. Career  sites will continue to operate, maybe even grow,   but on the other hand, new generation recruiters  will also take their share from this market. 

At this point, your task is; using almost  all channels on the road to success.   Sometimes several of these paths can  come together in the same journey.   For example, when you go to a job interview, you  can open a topic on your social media channels and   increase your chances of getting that job. I say  this because I've experienced something similar. The recruiter at a job interview I  went to said that he was following   the Career Hub Studio channel and was  curious when he saw it on my resume;   we talked a lot from there. He said that he  thought the page was actually a team effort,   and he was surprised when  I said no, I'm on my own. Afterwards, there was no job for other reasons,  but we had a good bond with that person,   I think it was more productive than an  average human resources officer interview. 

Of course, one last point  needs to be emphasized again;   These items should be your thoughts after  meeting the minimum expectations at the company,   not before. For example, if the workplace is  too far from you (and you are sensitive to   distance), the other three items don't matter. Experience or something else, it doesn't matter.   Your priority should be the  main needs of that job posting. 

This is what I'm going to say in  general. If you have questions,   comments, thoughts and/or criticisms about this  subject, you can send them in the comment section.  If you think that you are fed by the video, if  this video has contributed something to you,   you can support us by liking this  video and subscribing to our channel.  Moreover; If you have new topic suggestions,   you can always send them as comments. Have a nice day, see you in the next videos.

2023-06-05 12:13

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