I am a paid software engineer. Post your real resume and I'll critique it.
I'll tell you what's important, what you need to improve on, and what you need to remove.
I started biz. this is technology related.
lol. no one wants to hire people from 4chan i guarantee. good way to get you fired.
I'm also a paid engineer, let me see yours.
Hurrdurr I can press de e button blenders so fukn hard
Shut the fuck up. He can barely use blender too. OP must have hundreds of verts in that one cylinder alone. If he knew anything about software engineering, he wouldn't be using a 3d modeling program at all, let alone be this shitty at it.
Then it's too late.
>You will never have a job
>The person running mydomain.com will have every tech job in the world
>In the year 2050, all technology is closed source, and there's only one 80 year old in the world who knows anything about computers
>he dies of cancer from having such a shitty domain name
is MechE the wrong major for this?
Father works at a MajorTelecom company and he says i can't get an internship as a mechanical engineer since they want EE/CE and business majors.
What the fuck is this throw mcdonalds out.
Tell something about what you've worked on in classes instead.
Not enough HR tags. You did some shit with c, tack visual studio there, if you used some other toolchain, tell about it. You simulates circuits in spice. Into the resume it goes. You might have used some CAD you meenies use. Put it in. HR literally search these things and select resumes that get many matches. Look at >>47412526 he did it right, the whole thing shines with tags, impossible to read but it will be a match for anything.
And do something with that unsightly list of classes you took, these are not course highlights.
In its current form it's not going to do anything.
Had to make a resume for a require English class at college. Mine was already good, so I decided to make this...
Why thank you.
Sorry, I do not. Positioning, sizing, and coloring everything was actually much more painful than I thought it was going to be. It took too much work to get it all on one page.
Never mind, turns out I found a better template without the download anyway.
Always meant to update this piece of shit
I have a software engineering internship this summer so that will be added later
Yes, too many slashes. The idea is the person reading this is going to spend 10 to 20 seconds on it. Also the bullets don't line up, so I think it's looks bad, but it might just be a little OCD.
You have the whitespace. Can you figure out how to use it without making it look bad?
Don't be too harsh /g/. I worked hard to make this look good.
If you graduated college, then I know you graduated high school. Remove that
I personally don't care if you are the son of the President, Steven Hawking, or Hitler. Unless you actually worked with him under some apprenticeship, remove that. If you did, say that, how long, but don't mention it's your father
>>47413040 not the son of a military vet but some one who has been in a specific field for a long damn time and has passed knowledge down
does the occasional around the house renovation count?
computer scientist can't even place text boxes properly 0/10 would not hire
That feel when that guy is more qualified with more experience than you.
>I should probably cram in general shit like Office and Adobe suites
Why? Unless you know the position you are apply for regularly uses some relatively unused piece of office (Access, InfoPath, Lync) or regularly uses Adobe, then it's not going to help. It'll detract from the rest of the good stuff you have.
>around the house renovation count?
Your house, or a different house? I mean... you could fudge it, but I don't know how that would look. Also, you already have the 2010 - 2012 experience.
Honestly your dad sounds like a great untapped source. If you are still in good standing with him, why not do an internship/apprenticeship with him?
Maybe I was a little too mean, but seriously, a resume is to get an interview, not the job. It probably by far the best looking resume here, but I've seen far too many employers who make untrue assumptions based on the fact they have to flip over a page. They assume you are full of yourself, or incompetent. Their resume isn't that long, so how "dare" you have a longer one.
Maybe this is just in the US, but I feel that's a large majorities' sentiments.
Love his website:
To be honest though... he probably has the most widely distributed (software engineer) resume, and I would interview him just to see the man behind the horror. That's the goal of a resume, to get the interview.
yeah honestly education should be last unless you're looking for your first job. put projects you've worked on first and what you did before the school you went to. agree on the 1 page only suggestion. reduce the margins and i would delete the references section they can ask for them if the rest of your resume doesn't look like shit
What's under honors and leadership? I know it's probably identifying information, but could you strip out the proper nouns? For example change Harvard Outstanding Award to University Outstanding Award. Microsoft Whatever to Major Tech Company Whatever.
my bad, im not using an 800x600 display
It's all scholarship names and student organizations that I held a leadership position in
Engineering Council (start year - end year)
-VP of Logistics
The long one on the bottom is a really specific position in a really specific organization.
>1. Backup your Buzzwords
Good idea that I haven't thought of. I always wondered what to do with that.
>2. List Coursework Strategically
>3. Include Your GPA
>4. Don't Ignore What You Did in High School
Nope. Unless you have 0 experience, I don't care about your coursework. The GPA number means nothing when it comes to picking candidates to interview. Unless it really relates to the job you are applying for, I can't see high school helping at all.
>5. Include Books and Conferences
Maybe? It won't hurt (unless it's a very basic book like "for dummies"), but I don't seeing it help a ton. If you need space filled.
>6. Be Specific
>7. Keep it to One Page
>8. Link to Your Personal Website
True. Specific and Stats in work history are greater than everything else. Two pages are the worst, Link to a personal website is awesome (nothing under construction... ever). Also make it mobile and cross browser compatible if you are going for a web dev job.
Notice the "?m=1" at the end? That's his mobile version. There is a link at the bottom for desktop
A little better. At least it's centered.
Not super interested in the amount of the Scholarships, but how you earned them. Regardless, I'm much more interested in the Engineering Org president. What is that? Can you throw down a line saying what you did and why it's awesome?
Maybe someone else here can agree or disagree, but I feel the balance or alignment is a little off. The `honors and leadership` and `education` feel like their second column is two far to the left, when `certifications and technical skills`'s column is over to the right.
I didn't know he killed the resize when you switched to desktop. Top kek
True, unless the query param was a setting to force one way or the other.
Testing without the query param, on desktop it'll stay the same, but on mobile it'll add the query param, then there is a link at the bottom to override back to desktop mode. Honestly, I prefer modes over "responsiveness = mobile" but I can't even have my browser on the a half of the screen without a scrollbar for text content on the desktop. Fail
Got 4 interviews in the last month
Maybe cause it made with LaTeX
Good to know.
Do you know if the resume plays an important factor into getting the job outside the US? As far as I'm concerned (and what every hiring manager has told me) the resume in the US is just to get the interview and has little bearing on hiring.
I just went through and changed the alignment issues. They were pretty inconsistent.
The name of the Engineering Org. makes is pretty well known, but I'll try to add a line for our project. I had always been told to include scholarship amounts
>1. Backup your Buzzwords
Actually this guy has a valid point, but some companies will filter resumes based on keywords (microsoft, etc.) so you should try to include keywords they might be looking for if you're applying to a large company
Apparently I can't use the linux convert tool
Thanks, the template is called moderncv banking
I'm almost a year into my first year of uni and I haven't done anything. Am I fucked?
It's just the reality of the world we live in that most people don't really do shit before they're 25.
Just do some shit on the side like your own projects or contribute to some open source project or find a part time job, etc.
Take out the Objective; people know you're applying for an internship.
Take out Gen Chem; no one cares. Advanced Engineer Math tells me nothing and Diff EQ & Linear Algebra are already enough math courses for highlights.
What do you do outside of class? Or at least some form of discretionary effort that shows you'll do more than the bare minimum of the job description? You don't have to join clubs, but even just side projects that are in some way relevant to your development are good to include.
Take out McDonalds; it's completely irrelevant to the internships you're applying for and is interchangeable with no prior work experience. It actually has negative overtones that you would think it's pertinent to include.
I'm this guy>>47413894
I haven't done anything professionally either beside classwork and I'm getting a couple interviews.
I suggest you start early though, apply for internships right now since most of the summer ones are open for applications around this time
honest question for anyone who has an opinion about including undergrad GPA:
resume includes a thorough run-down of experience and skills. in conversation as well as on paper. how bad is that number and should I include it?
Don't include it. Anecdotal, but this happened to me:
>last day of work
>talking to the GM
>he asks me what my GPA is
>before I answer, he cuts me off and says "No one gives a shit"
>"Common sense and experience means everything"
3.0 is usually the cutting point and there might a slim 1% of jobs that go as low as 2.75 which, if you see it on a job you're applying to, it's probably better to include it if you can.
For the 99% of job that have higher GPA requirements, no.
This is my resume after redacting a ton of personal info from it. Was able to get me interviews with Google and Amazon in the autumn but I sucked a bit too much to pass them back then. Haven't looked yet for the spring since I am worrying too much about classes and my senior capstone project.
Feels bad since I liked what I did with my major but my academic record isn't enough to even get me something in the industry with my grades ;_;
currently, it's not included. also, it seems as though I've had less interviews than my peers at this point in the job search.
good, this is what I'm hoping for.
for a 20 year old with COOPs, yes.
welp, then I'm in the bad pile right now. my goal over the following year is to achieve at least a 3. that will be after 6 months of a full time job.
how're the rest of you doing with internships? it is about that time.
Some of that reads shitty.
Namely the 'Good at...' 'Good at...'
I'd get rid of that. Also combine WPM into 'office tasks' or get rid of it entirely, seems like to much of a brag.
Experienced with regular office operations:photocopying, faxing,
Also change the font on your name.
Increase the line spacing in your computer skills section. Make the types bold or change the font slightly. Looks like a big fucking mess of text.
>mentioning your father's accomplishments
>all that fucking white space
>that fucking 0 experience
>not having enough wits to volunteer and fluff to fill it
>all that whitespace and unnecessary blank lines
The titles either need to be bigger, or not centre jusified.
Their tiny little lines.
No one gives a fuck about your scholarships.
'Promoted 1st month' no one gives a fuck.
It's also way to specific.
You need to have a few generic lines. And then add in those specific towards the job.
Some of your stuffs too wordy. But the headings and layout are nice.
I would try justifying your lists under 'skills' so that the second line of examples were under the first. So that there's white space between the titles(Programming[...] Design & [...] Office Tools.
Mite look better or not.
Turn Office tools into a more general thing. Operating Systems, M$ office, Virtual Machines, Web Servers, Github etc.
If I have a resume for some kind of computer related job and I have no experience yet, still trying to get my foot in the door, would it be helpful to include that I have been working at a nursing home for 2.5 years to show commitment, or would it be better if I just left that out?
Also, how the fuck do I my foot in the door? I'm tired of wiping asses here.
>The GPA number means nothing when it comes to picking candidates to interview.
I don't see how people take this position. I get it if the person is two or three years removed from college with significant experience, but if nothing else, a good GPA shows a person isn't lazy. Let's be honest, it doesn't mean they're necessarily smart, but it does mean they can apply themselves. College really isn't that much different than work when you're starting out. You have no responsibility other than to carry out what other people tell you to do, and a GPA shows that you can do that effectively - even if the major has nothing to do with anything else.
When you're starting out, and empty like most of the resumes here, you need to fluff and add specific shit in for specific jobs.
The HR person reading through your shit DGAF about your 500 languages, and only wants to see the ones they posted in their ad.
Leave it out, it shows that you don't have much to put for computer related stuff so you have to fall back on unrelated experience as filler
As for experience try putting any projects you've done in class. Be specific on what you did and what you used to finish to fill up the page
you're telling someone that doesn't need to fluff to fluff.
If you can say
>Managed a team of 10 people for blah blah blah
it is much more effective than
>Great team player and excellent leadership abilities
>'So anon, it says here you know so Japanese. Why'd you learn that?'
>muh japanese cartoons
>into the trash
>not just putting University, start date and end date
>in progress education being your first point
>no 'profile' filled with generic HR resume horseshit 101
>that terrible layout and font
I'm not talking about the fluff shit like 'muh team skills and synergy'
I'm talking about having 400 acronyms/terms/definitions that 99% of companies wouldn't understand.
And that it's better to leave them out and or be more generic with them. And add then add them back in if you're applying for a job where said things are relevant.
What if the example from my post wasn't applying for a job that involved ROVs?
Yeah, a lot of people usually put their githubs on their resume.
Pick the most impressive or work heavy projects and add them to your resume
Yeah I saw that after I uploaded it
Just updated it, anon
>that over wordiness
>muh incomplete education being relevant
>hey did I tell you I've worked there since 2012? Better tell you again and have it as my first point
>having to explain punctual to the reader
>feeling the need to explain rather than tell
>high school GPA
Just scrap and rewrite that entire thing.
Get some volunteer experience so you have legit fluff instead of 100 bullet points on nothings.
Change the font, and keep the entire thing ONE consistent font
Use less bullet points
Remove the "currently working" part at the top
Remove your high school GPA
Only use 2 bullet points on the assisted living home thing. Shorten the sentences to not be sentences, but short statements
i really like @airmail.cc
got my first name with nothing else. I'm still tossing up whether to actually attribute important things to this email, but who knows how long the service will be provided for.
I work in a very niche part of the industry. The industry I am in is particularly acronym laden. Things like ROV, ITAR, IMU, Jacket, PLEM, HUET or BOSIET are common knowledge for 100% of the places I would consider working for.
I don't think that removing specific projects for the sake of generality is constructive.
Also, that's a lot of shit you put under "Experience" when it's just stuff you practiced. Do this:
-Programming Languages: 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.
-Software proficiency: 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.
Nobody cares about the implementations you know. You'll learn that shit when you need to, or you'll know all the important stuff anyway
Anyone know of any good LaTeX resume templates? This layout looks pretty stale compared to what I'm seeing in this thread.
protip, stick to one page unless the second page is past jobs/references , also if you know something but your like fuck i dont want to do that ever don't list that skill, keep it minimal and to a per job basis
Thanks, I was using paragraphs to shorten it so it fits all on one page. I'll try harder to shorten it next time.
The first one
dont be a windbag on the resume for example the code injection shit could just be
*Code injection utility for host based linux environments with standard design patterns
(link to github here)
these are talking points, not explanation points, tease them, tease them into talking to you and then you can make them thing your smart
How fucked am I if I took a gap year without doing anything? I only recently got a job and now there's a ~10 month blank space since I graduated hs. I plan on going to community college next year and transferring later. 19 btw
If you have relevant information (see above) to fill out a second page, don't be afraid to put it in.
Don't fill it with fluff. I don't care what organizations you volunteered for, what sports you play, or what summer job you had six years ago. Taking up space with stuff like that will probably just bias me against you.
As an example
This has three interesting points (sysadmin, programming/software experience, education) and four boring points (three jobs that don't really matter, plus some volunteering that I didn't even read). It wouldn't prevent me from hiring you if you're the right person, but I don't think any of the information we need to make that decision would be contained in those sections.
Let's say i'm an EE major. Previous work experience includes a retail job and construction work.
Of course the retail job stays off the resume, but what about the construction thing? It was for a large solar company as a commercial installer.
You probably haven't heard of it because it's so old.
It's a subject that teaches about computer hardware and operating systems, and you take a test when you feel like you understand the material to get certified.
Costs like $300 I'm pretty sure, to take the test.
> rent server for 5$ from DO, or get it for free from Github Student Pack
> install postfix for sending, dovecot for receive
> look for tutorials on both, both are simple
There, you have box with imap, pop, smtp and all.
And most importantly, check your mail.log always.$ sudo cat /var/log/mail.log
It helps a lot, even after you start using the services.
>... Either The Least Or Most Employable Person Ever
>I think the little pony resume is probably not the right choice for grad school.
Top fucking kek. I foolishly thought this might be some typical horsefucker autist, but he knows ~exactly~ what he's doing.
Any press is good press.
>Get it down to 1
The "One page only" rule is a bullshit rule for Americans and Americans only. That guy is Australian, so 2 pages is perfectly normal and fine.
1 page - Resume
2 pages - Curriculum Vitae
Reminds me of the guy who called the CEO of the company asking if they had any open positions. The CEO asks "Do you know who you're speaking to?" The guy replies "Sir I know exactly who I'm speaking to. I always strive for the best"
>Got me three jobs so far without more than a trusted friends referee and an in person interview
Are you me?
Sending in my CV usually happens at the end of the process so that HR have something on file, and that's it. Although I keep it up to date anyway, because you never know.
I used to not bother but then felt it might be time to look for a new job; updating it took so fucking long it was painful, so I decided it might be worth just updating it a little every six months or so to avoid any future pain. Then I haven't really needed it...I guess it's a Tiger Repelling Rock.
Just type "mail" in the console on server.
Or "alpine", or "pine", or any other cli client that can read mails.
I would still prefer to use Thunderbird, because my clients do use HTML (oh, the heresy).
IMAP is best protocol.
You can do rsync stuff, why not.
But that's like using Arch Linux or ricing your desktop. Pointless and retarded.
There are no other options, really.
You can even IMAP push like this with a proper email cient on your phone.
>I bought my own domain and server. What I do is just have postfix forward all emails to my gmail.com address, pretty simple.
I just a registrar who offers free MX forwarding, and then forward to Gmail. Even simplier.
If we are on /g/, why don't you just run your own server instead of forward?
You can even have spam filtering for no money.
It's cheap, it's some thing you can put together, you can learn from doing so, etc.
And hell, 5$...
Things like dovecot, come with all this stuff, like its own user database, permission system, quotas, etc..
Shit I don't want to deal with, since I'd be the only user anyway.
I hate nothing more than setting permissions in ten different places.
I have a kinda weird question. Let's say i'm salf taught programmer and i want to make a github repository which i can show on my job interviews. On the other hand i want to make software that i can sell to other people until i find a job. Now, question is, how can i put that software on github while other people don't just dl it and steal idea/software?
I've tried both Namecheap and Eurodns and their email forwarding are really slow. Plus, gmail requires the mail server to have authentication if you want to send mail AS the forwarding address.
Gmail has superior spam filtering and the web interface better than any email client IMO.
This implies I set it once and never have to worry about it ever again.
Which is not how reality works.
At some time something will break and I'll have to deal with all this additional overly complex software to find out why.
> Gmail has superior spam filtering and the web interface better than any email client IMO.
Also, if you have multiple accounts, Gmail is ass.
It's not like you can't live with 1 spam / month. I just used ISPConfig's spam config for one account, and only had 1-2 spams per few months.
Which is how it works EXACTLY.
I adminnister several servers, and you set that shit up, back your settings up and DONE.
It will work.
>It's cheap, it's some thing you can put together, you can learn from doing so, etc.
It's cheaper not to do it, Gmail spam filters anyway and I learned how when I built the inbound & outbound mail platforms for an ISP, so I'd rather not do it again. Life's too short.
still better than the average emacs user
>I've tried both Namecheap and Eurodns and their email forwarding are really slow.
I'm using DirectNIC
>Plus, gmail requires the mail server to have authentication if you want to send mail AS the forwarding address.
Sure, which is why I just set the Reply-To header back to myself instead.
Jesus fucking Christ it's not 1992.
Or maybe I just did this for the last 5-6 years?
With Github Student Pack, you get a free Micro account. Or if you use BitBucket, you have free private repos. Those are accepted at the interview as well. Just log in there, show the code, be done with it.
> Guys, let's buy an i7 4770K so I can check my emails all fluid! :^)
One gmail tab: 350MB ram;
10% idle cpu on a 4700HQ.
>One gmail tab: 350MB ram;
>10% idle cpu on a 4700HQ.
Your computer is fucked then. Or you're retarded and don't even understand what you're looking at.
1 Gmail tab on a i5-2410M
>muh precious rams
Just a general tip: don't include anything that you wouldn't put in if you would send it to a company in a different country.
This means shit like GPA, political shit and other irrelevant stuff.
>wasting shit is good
Yes, having 24GB of RAM and then wasting it by not using it is pretty full on fucking retarded. But muh precious RAMS amirite?
Why not add another 24GB and not use that, too? Go wild.
>Jesus fucking Christ it's not 1992.
But when I have too many tabs open it makes my computer slow :((
maybe browsers should automatically load and unload tabs when you're not using them
i just landed a new job
but why not post anyway
how do i fix this for the next job once this contract ends in a couple of years
>grossly under-qualified (no college) military fag
Use subjectivity in your cover letters
Use numbers (X many projects, Y% performance inspection rating, etc.) in your resume
Be concise with why you are good at what you're applying for by using the numbers above (IT faggot-
-had a discrepancy resolution rating of 98% across 1,300 trouble tickets
-led 5 training events, preventing 1,000 hours of system downtime
Hope this helps; I've scored a few offers for jobs that I have no business doing if you compare me to somebody with a degree.
Is it common in burgerland to include GPA on your resume?
Here in the maple syrup capital of the world we just put what diplomas we have and potential employers will just ask to see our full transcript if they want to.
Hi, this is mine. Any remark ?
I'm french and I will be seeking an internship in september 2016 in the USA.
Is someone has some tips or remarks (including misspelling) on my resume ?
I used LinkedIn, as LinkedIn is made for business networking. No other social networking however, especially not G+/Facebook. I'm not CS, but it seems a lot of people here are involved in communities like Git and StackExchange, if that means anything to you.