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Discussion on: How I created my resume/logo/portfolio in the last 3 hours

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Matthew Perez • Edited on

Hey Aashir, cool article.

How does the resume perform on scanning software used by recruiters/websites/etc? It looks pretty cool but it feels a bit difficult to read as-is, primarily the font size and section order. There's also a lot of empty space on the bottom right. Have you seen what it's like to print it?

I've been re-writing my resume constantly over the past few months, mainly because of the hundreds of auto-rejects with only two further inquiries. I found out my resume wasn't scoring well on those services by using stuff like ResumeWorded.com.

Aside from getting past the screeners, the number one thing I got out of the constant rewriting is that you need to put yourself in the reader's shoes and think of what's important to them. How do you get your information into the head of a stranger that reviews dozens or hundreds of applications on a regular basis?

One study finds the time spent reviewing a resume is only 6 seconds. Time spent trying to understand a resume means less time left to actually process it.

I think the branding stuff and signature is a pretty cool idea and definitely something to use on your portfolio website, but you should check to make sure your resume isn't shooting yourself in the foot.

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Aashir Khan Author

Agghh, Thanks alot for allowing me to think from such a different perspective.

I'm already thinking about it.
Let me read more about the resume best practices + I' think
Current resume will work great as a website but I'll optimize the print version.

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