Resumes

The Creative Resume That Interested Airbnb

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Over at Business Insider, there’s a short piece on a most unusual resume. Reportedly tired of applying for a job at Airbnb and receiving no answer, a young marketing pro named Nina Mufleh decided to design an online resume that resembles Airbnb’s website. The centerpiece of the resume is Mufleh’s breakdown of why and how Airbnb can break into the Middle Eastern market, particularly Dubai; it includes listings of key regional events, possible partners, and market challenges. “I moved to… continue…

9 More Resume Buzzwords You Should Cut

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Earlier this month, we offered up nine buzzwords that you should eliminate posthaste from your resume. But that was just the tip of the proverbial iceberg: The list of clichés, redundant terms, and outmoded verbs ripe for deletion is, of course, much longer. Here are nine more terms that deserve the attention of your ‘Delete’ button: Enthusiastic: The ultimate in redundant phrases: Who isn’t enthusiastic (at least in public) about their work and career? Assisted: You only have a limited… continue…

Big Data Suggests Gender May Impact Hiring

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Kieran Snyder, CEO of machine learning firm Textio, has an interesting piece up on Fortune that suggests a gender disparity among tech pros’ resumes. After using software to crunch data on 1,100 technology resumes (512 from men, 588 from women), she found “stark differences between how men and women write their resumes,” which in turn could have “ramifications for the hiring managers and anyone who is concerned about the lack of women in technology.” So what exactly did she discover?… continue…

Job Interview Prep: Read Your Own Resume

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There’s lots of advice out there about preparing for job interviews: Don’t argue with the interviewer, for example, and don’t bring up personal stuff. What isn’t mentioned quite so much is the need to have a solid grasp on the arc of your own career—which is too bad, because there’s no easier way to trip up job candidates than to ask them for details about their professional past. What does “have a grasp on the arc of your career” actually… continue…

9 Resume Buzzwords You Should Kill

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You can (and should) spend lots of time polishing your cover letter and resume. Even as you correct spelling and agonize over word-choice, however, there’s another aspect to writing that many people overlook: Killing as many overused buzzwords as possible. If you want your cover letter and resume to seem like true originals, you’ll eliminate all instances of the following: Self-Starter: What sort of employer wants people who aren’t capable of starting and completing tasks without a boss breathing over… continue…

Patch Up Your Resume Weakness

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No career is perfect: No matter who you are, you’ll inevitably experience setbacks, layoffs, bad bosses, and other roughness. You’ll put those bad patches behind you, but they won’t disappear entirely. Recruiters and HR staff will notice if there’s a significant gap between jobs on your resume, for example. Depending on how knowledgeable they are about the broader tech world, they may also note if you’ve worked for startups that crashed-and-burned spectacularly, or prominent projects that failed before releasing an… continue…

5 Things That Wreck a Resume

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Working on a resume? Once you’ve chosen your format, listed your experience and skills, and polished the grammar and spelling, one task remains: making sure your resume doesn’t feature any of the following landmines, any of which can wreck all your careful work. Your Resume Doesn’t Show Your True Skills and Qualifications… All too often, a resume features vague bullet-points such as, “Contributed to Project X,” or “Managed a team of five engineers” without going into much detail beyond that.… continue…

How to Outwit Excessive Job Requirements

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Many in the tech industry believe that employers often want too much from candidates, publishing job descriptions that even super-qualified pros find excessive and unreasonable. There’s really no good justification for overwritten “specs,” but their continuing appearance on job boards and recruiters’ desks means that any tech professional who wants a job needs to find a way to deal with them. In situations where the bar is set too high, here are some concrete steps you can take to get… continue…

Daily Tip: Don’t Load Your Resume With Jargon

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If you’re applying for a programming or developer gig with a large company, chances are pretty good that your resume will need to find its way through at least one layer of HR staffers before ending up on the desk of a hiring manager or a division head. And while that manager or division head might understand the complicated technical jargon that defines the job for which you’re applying, it’s likely that the HR staffer who first looks at your… continue…

Sample Resume: C++ Developer

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Professional Resume of Raj Kapur, MCSD Website: [Insert URL]Email: [Insert Email Address]Location: New York, N.Y.Mobile: [Insert number]GitHub: [Insert link]LinkedIn: [Insert link]Brainbench: [Insert link] C/C++ software developer offering more than four years of full life cycle experience including planning and assessment, requirements definition, features and functionality design and development, coding, testing, QA, implementation, product and infrastructure enhancements and maintenance. An expert in object-oriented design and analysis with a history of building unique and original products and solutions through intuitive problem-solving and creativity. Summary Knowledge… continue…