7 tips to not undermine yourself, automate CV generation and scheduling calls, having nice photo and banners and launching your website and GitHub profile
Table of contents
- 1. Remove "junior" from your job title
- 2. Do not waste time making your resume looks nicer in Word
- 3. Have a professional photograph take your profile picture
- 4. Create a banner with code in
- 5. Use Calendly to schedule calls
- 6. Generate an impressive GitHub profile README easily
- 7. Do not use a static website generator
If my LinkedIn network is any judge, it's an issue that afflicts women more than men.
Don't worry, companies will evaluate your skills later.
In the meantime, it's not your role to announce urbi and orbi that you are not good enough!
Remove junior from your job title: "Python developer" instead of "Junior Python developer".
See Junior Developer: The Title You Should (Almost) Never Accept from @daedtec
👔 💼 Build fast 🚀 and easy multiple beautiful resumes and create your best CV ever! Made with Vue and LESS.
👔 💼 Build fast 🚀 and easy multiple beautiful resumes and create your best CV ever
Made with Vue and LESS.
- It is required to have Node.js with version 8.5.0 or higher. To see what version of Node.js is installed on your machine type the following command in the terminal:
- If you do not have installed Node.js in your machine then go to this link in order to install node.
How to use
- Clone this repository.
git clone https://github.com/salomonelli/best-resume-ever.git
Go to the cloned directory (e.g.
Customize your resume in the
resume/directory: edit your data
data.ymland replace the default profile-picture
id.jpgwith your picture. Rename your picture as
id.jpgand copy it in the
Preview resumes with
npm run dev. The command will start…
- clone the repo
npm run dev
- open http://localhost:8080/home
- select a design you like
Now you only have to edit the YAML file
name: first: Jean-Michel last: Fayard birth: year: in 1981 location: France ...
Once you are done:
npm run export
Open your phone and schedule an appointment with a local photograph.
Let him make your profile picture.
Use it everywhere, from LinkedIn to GitHub to Slack to DEV to Twitter to you name it.
A god photo and consistency in using it is such a quick win, don't waste it.
Maybe you didn't notice, but your LinkedIn profile has an ugly banner by default?
Why not having a nice one instead?
Oh you don't have design skills?
Neither do I
Pro-tip: if you are a developer (duh...), a good and easy way to generate your background image is to go to carbon.now.sh/ and to create beautiful source code that explains your story
Don't waste time in back and forth via email finding out when is the best time to meet.
Instead have your Calendly link ready that announce when you are available and let the other one pick a time suitable for her.
Something important you have to decide is when you make yourself available.
I decided for example to keep the mornings for me and my project, and make myself available between 2PM and 4PM when I would be otherwise sleepy.
For more information, see https://calendly.com/
When people land on your GitHub profile, what will they see?
Make a great first impression with this tool https://github.com/rahuldkjain/github-profile-readme-generator
This is what I've used on my own profile https://github.com/jmfayard
To know more:
🚀 Generate GitHub profile README easily with the latest add-ons like visitors count, GitHub stats, etc using minimal UI.
GitHub Profile README Generator
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Tired of editing GitHub Profile README with new features?
This tool provides an easy way to create a GitHub profile readme with the latest add-ons such as
github stats, etc.
Try the tool: GitHub Profile README Generator
Just fill in the details such as
Dev Platforms Username,
Blog, etc. with a minimal UI.
Uniform Dev Icons
Uniform Social Icons
Visitors Counter Badge
GitHub Profile Stats Card
GitHub Top Skills
GitHub Streak Stats
Dynamic Dev(.)to Blogs (GitHub Action)
Dynamic Medium Blogs (GitHub Action)
Dynamic Personal Blogs from RSS Feed (GitHub Action)
Wakatime Stats contribute
Buy Me A Coffee button
Generate README to get your README in
Ah static website generators have so many advantages that we could spend the week talking about them and comparing the different solutions available.
That's exactly the issue though:
You will spend the next weeks procrastinating on what is The Perfect Static Website Generator Setup.
And nobody cares.
The only thing that matters is the content you produce.
Write your first 10 articles and then you can indulge yourself to play around with Hugo, Gatsby and all the like.
Do click, click, click and in 30 minutes you have your website.
Exception to the rules:
- if you do think you have the discipline to get it done with a static generator, try it, but if you take more than one hour, recognized that you failed and go to Squarespace.
- you already have content on DEV and use stackbit to generate your website
Are you currently looking for a job?
I'm currently translating an epic description of the three best books for getting a job.
Follow me if you want to be notified when it's ready.