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Resume Writing

Resume Writing

  • One Page
  • Relevant Skills
  • Peronalized
  • Online Link

Cheat Sheet

  • Use a pre-designed resume template
  • Make the resume fit on 1 page
  • Include words from job description
  • Include company name you are applying to
  • Does your first item on your resume reflect what they are looking for?
  • Experience titles demonstrate value
  • Do you have an online link?
  • Remove the word “I” (think in Atomic Level)
  • No buzzwords describing how great you are
  • Are you using Action words?
  • Measure everything in terms of impact, don’t just describe your responsibilities
  • Technical Knowledge/Skills should include what they are looking for. Only show years if it is impressive
  • Include only sections/items that are impressive: Experience, Projects, Education, Technical Skills
  • No typos or bad grammar

Demonstrate Experience without a Past Job

  • GitHub
  • Website
  • 1 ~ 2 Big Projects
  • Blog

Showing experience to a recruiter is important. Otherwise, they would probably prefer to not risking of hiring a newbie developer.

Update LinkedIn profile at least in a week