June 18, 2019 · resume

How to write a great resume: Intro

Resumes are your foot in the door. The goal of a great resume is to sell yourself - highlight what you know, what you’ve done, and brag about your accomplishments. Thankfully, in the tech industry, it’s fairly straightforward to write a resume that will wow recruiters.

In this series of posts, I’ll be covering what kind of content your resume should highlight and how to structure and format your resume.

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I bit about my background before I jump in - I’ve been in the industry full time for 3 years. While in university, I attended countless resume workshops and was constantly tweaking and perfecting my resume. Prior to my current startup role, I was a software engineer at Microsoft and was heavily involved in both campus and industry recruiting alongside my daily coding work.

The advice I’ll be outlining in this series of posts are based on my experience in the last 6 years, along with the wisdom and experience of others highly regarded in technical resume and interview prep, such as Gayle McDowell. Keep in mind that these are all guidelines, but everyone’s background is different and tweaks might need to be made to fix your experience.

I also offer free resume reviews as a way to give back to the tech community, especially for women and underrepresented minorities. Please reach out on Twitter if you’re interested!