CSIX Silicon Valley Employment Networking Group Invites Wanda Ross To Speak

CSIX Silicon Valley’s premiere resource for employment information and networking provided yet another information rich, talented speaker to their July 15 meeting: Wanda Ross. Ms Ross is an executive recruiter with many years of experience both in Silicon Valley and overseas. Her workshop “Marketing Yourself with a Powerful Resume-Top Ten Tips from an Executive Search Professional was packed with valuable advice. Thanks go to CSIX Founder Hamid Saadat, Barbod Varjavandi, and Nobuko Isomata!

Top 10 Tips

1. Your Resume is a Marketing Tool: 20 seconds to a good impression
2. Believe in Yourself: positive energy equals positive results
3. Be Honest But Be Wise: Always be honest
4. Have a Clear Focus: Clearly indicate what you are seeking, job title at top of resume
5. Emphasize Your Accomplishments: Highlight actions and quantify results with numbers
6. Keep it Simple and Succinct: only the most relevant data, use bullet points
7. Use Powerful Action Verbs: specific action verbs nothing vague
8. Provide Helpful Information: company descriptions
9. Create a Powerful Summary: How are you different from others?
10. Edit, edit, edit: remove all words that do not add value, check spelling

Attendees with Expertise

1. Barbod Varjavandi– An irrepressible charismatic man with fantastic communication skills, Barbod’s expertise includes: Engineering Operations; Software Engineering; Product Management; Release Engineering; Information Technology. Barbod is the type of person every organization should have in order to prosper. Contact Barbod at barbod@varjavandi.com and 408 802-9120

2. Nobuko Isomata– Nobuko is such a joyful intelligent woman. She is fluent in English and Japanese and her background specialty is Asian Market Entry and Product Launch. Her consulting services, Market Entry Experts, provides a full array of market to market management and strategy. Contact Nobuko at nobuko@marketentryexperts.com and (650) 922-1786 or 240-0460

3. David Markowitz- Artfoundry, David has extensive experience in 3D Character Design, Fine Art, and Game Design. David would be a valuable asset to any progressive firm. Contact David at dave@artfoundry.com

4. Say Soukammenth- A wonderful man with a background multiple subjects of expertise with 10 years of DOD Projects, 10 years of Web Technology, 4 years of Medical Devices experience, and management experience. Contact Say at SaySouk@hotmail.com

5. Cecilia Toy- Celcilia has 15 years of experience in Order Management, Material Planning and Control, as well as Inventory Management. She has a delightful smile and will work well in a supportive environment. Contact Cecilia at CeciliaSToy@gmail.com

6. James T. Fahey- James substance factor is as a Product Marketing Manager and Product Manager. For more information reference James Linkedin profile at linkedin.com/in/jamesfahey or jamestfahey@gmail.com

7. Susan Siegel-Susan is an intelligent communicator who I only had a moment to connect with at our meeting. She impressed me as well spoken and hard working in her approach to business and networking. Susan can be contacted at smsiegel1@aol.com or (415) 602-1120

8. Bill Gascoyne-A man of substance he is an ASIC Engineer, a corporate technical trainer, and an amateur Physics lover. Bill is the type of guy who can train and relate to an audience of experts, hold their attention, and most important of all–be effective communicating complex theory in the most effective manner. Contact Bill at bill@billgascoyne.name and 408 497-5682

9. David Strom-David is a Technical Writer with expertise in API, software, and digital video. David’s strength is not only his substance factor but as an effective communicator through both the spoken and written word. Contact David at davestrom@mac.com and www.davestrom.com

10. Oliver Barrett-Oliver has experience and substance factor as a Electro-Optical Test Engineer. He has 10+ years design/development experience, electronic and optical instrument programming, and test software methodology development. Email Oliver at orbs@triangulum.net

11. Linda Alejandro-Dumont-Linda has 10+ years Human Resources and Organizational Development experience in a large well known Silicon Valley firm. Email Linda at lindaadumont@gmail.com

12. Ken Weidner-Ken has 10+ years as a credit analyst in Silicon Valley. His experience would be a benefit to any firm looking for proven expertise. Email Ken at kaweid@pacbell.net

CSIX meetings are held every Tuesday from 10:30-1:30 at the iRestaurant at 20007 Stevens Creek Blvd in Cupertino

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