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Can you help me with some feedback on my CV, please?

gabriela profile image Gabi Updated on ・1 min read

Hello, I am in the great and interesting time of looking for a job, ideally, it was remotely until these past weeks, but at this point, I am looking locally as well. The options are not that many.

Do you think you can check it out and give me some feedback, please? Any comments are welcomed.

I have used LinkedIn for the past years, but recently I have had questions about my CV, so I need to update it and have it ready.

Thank you very much for your time and comments.

Signed,
Just another freaked out developer.

P.S I messed up, I shared the old version, this is the new version:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qxmSKhQbGV3i8ZRD3pYRTec8mCzdIHJ6/edit

Update: After a lot of useful feedback I have updated my CV and you can check it out here: http://www.gabrielaradu.me/static/media/GabrielaRaduCV.d6c204a8.pdf

There is always room for improvement, so if you spot something that is not right or something is missing, please leave a comment below.

Thank you again to everyone that helped me out, and I hope i can return the favour and give feedback on other people's CV. Add below the link to your CV!

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Oğuzhan Olguncu

The trick is HR and Managers would like to see the value you're bringing to their company. So, if I were you, I would add something like this "increased their sale 5%, help team organize better, etc.".
Everything else looks great. Wish you good look.

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Gabi Author

Thanks. I know this idea, of what is the impact, unfortunately some companies don't even provide more information even beyond "I need this method". Staying away from places like this now.

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Ryan Latta

Gabriela,

I'd be happy to help you with your resume. I took a look at the one you've built. How would you like me to provide feedback?

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Ryan Latta

Some high level stuff:

  • I think your overall format can be adjusted to highlight your strengths. I'd emphasize your skills and experience primarily. So drop the personal statement. I can show you examples of what I'm talking about.
  • Create a section for skills and move the skills from your experience there. Tailor that list to the job you're applying to
  • For work experience you want to emphasize the value, outcome, or impact you had, not the task you performed.
  • References - "Available upon request"

I'm happy to go into a lot more specifics. I also wrote a book on getting sw a job that covers this. I can send the chapter on resumes to you as well.

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Gabi Author • Edited

Hi, thanks so much for this. It helps a lot. I actually had to update the link to the CV because i shared the older version. Sorry. Regarding the volume, impact, I am sorry to say but most of my work life data about this was not shared in any way with the team. But i understand what you are saying and will think of a different way to say it.

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Ryan Latta

It is usually tricky to start with those things. You can sometimes find things like:

  • Intended user base
  • Technical load
  • Improved quality (Defects)
  • Core business problem you solved (You have some of this already)
  • Cost reduction (Optimizing scale/load, cloud?)
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Gabi Author

Awesome points. I didn't think of that so far. Thank you!

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David Ojeda

Hello Gabriela 👋🏼

Are you still looking for feedback? I get a message saying that the file is already in your Drive's trash 🤪

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Gabi Author

Hey, thank you so much for wanting to help. I got a lot of feedback and changed a lot and closed the share very late yesterday. If you still want to take a look, you can find it here: gabrielaradu.me/static/media/Gabri...

I will update the post as well.