The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

Los Angeles Convention Center,
Los Angeles, California, USA

Resume Writing: Tips from People Who Read Them

Tuesday, 22 March 2016
14:00 - 15:00
Next to Expo Theater I
Exhibit Hall C


Session Description

A quick Google search on “resume writing” yields a wealth of resources that could actually be detrimental to a candidate’s job prospects. Resume writing is not a generic practice and often professional writing services produce complicated formatting and risky design choices that make it difficult for hiring managers and recruiters to read—not to mention costing potentially hundreds of dollars!

This presentation will help candidates learn the executive recruiting process, what hiring managers do when reviewing resumes, and how a candidate’s online presence is a continuation of the resume. With the sole objective of getting an interview from a resume, this talk will teach technology professionals—both those actively looking and those who aren’t looking —to keep themselves on the industry’s radar before the next opportunity passes.  Chance favors the prepared!


Matthew Reaves, Managing Director, Executive Recruiter

Matthew is Managing Director of Common Agenda, an executive search firm that has served  the telecom industry since 1996. Driven by passion for technology and a desire to help people succeed, he  began recruiting in 1984 under the mentorship of  two former Bell Labs engineers from Holmdel, NJ.  Since then, he has served a vast array of clients in key world markets and major product and operational segments.  That passion continues to build successful partnerships with leading corporations and innovative startups. Matthew earned his Associate’s Degree in Management from Brookdale College and his CPC  from the National Association of Personnel Services.


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