Although the feedback given to me may be catered to me since I am still a student studying Computer Science, some of the feedback I was given may be helpful to you. Some of this feedback you may already know, whereas some of it may be new to you, regardless I hope you take something useful from the feedback I was given.
- The most important things should be on the top of the page
- Don’t just list out skills or jobs as they come to your head, carefully craft your resume so that the most important things are the things that pop on your resume.
- If you are a student applying to Google put relevant coursework in your resume.
- I doubt Google will really care that you took let's say a History class if you are applying for a technical position. Although, if you were applying for more of an HR position, maybe relevant coursework may be Psychology.
- I was told that some include their LinkedIn profiles, this is just a personal choice and not a deciding factor in the resume review process
- Although, I do prefer to use LinkedIn since they have their own resume builder, rather than using some shoddy “free” resume builder online.
- Try avoiding putting too much information on your resume
- A cluttered resume is no good either, put what is needed, too much information on your resume makes its convoluted and much harder to read.
- Follow the STAR Method, Situation, Task, Action, and Result
- Provide a Situation, which most likely entails a problem, a Task that is something you assigned to yourself or were assigned, an Action so something you DID, and a Result which is the outcome of how you solved the problem.
- Follow the DRY Principle
- Don’t Repeat Yourself, if you said you worked on a certain project, don’t bring up that project again.
- Make careful use of the tenses you use in your resume
- For things you have already done keep it in the past tense.
- For things you are doing keep it in the present tense ### Bonus! KISS Method
- Keep it Simple Stupid! You don’t need crazy graphics or fancy-looking font. (If you use Comic Sans so help me God.)
- Logos of the companies or the places you worked at are cool, but they are not really needed, keep it consistent.
Hope this helped you! ✌️ ✌️ ✌️ ✌️