The resume and other job-search materials for web developers can be daunting and sometimes overwhelming.
And with the growing popularity of remote work, there’s no excuse to not know how to fill out a resume.
While the most common resume is a generic resume, there are plenty of other resumes that offer additional information or tips to get a job.
Here are a few tips that might help you fill out your resume better.1.
Use a good resume template, says Sheri Stokes, a Toronto-based freelance web developer who has been writing resume templates for years.
This includes a resume template with your own keywords and keywords you’ll search for in job boards and online job sites.
Stokes says she’s also found resume templates to be very useful in a pinch, since they’ll allow you to quickly search for your keywords, and they can be shared online.2.
Put keywords in the subject line, says Kristin Gee, a certified resume designer and a self-employed freelancer who has worked with several employers.
“You want to write about how the candidate wants to work, but also include other things that are relevant, such as a passion for coding or a technical skill,” she says.
“It’s important to include a little bit of what makes the candidate tick, but not so much that it’s a full blown job description.”3.
Keep a checklist of all the details of your application, says Stokes.
She recommends keeping a list of the key details of the job that you want to hire for and a few bullet points about your experience, such a experience in a specific field, the skills that you have, and the people you know who are working on the job.
“That way you can keep track of what you need to know to get the job done,” she adds.4.
Write about your current job, Stokes adds.
“Your resume should be a bit of a mix of experience, knowledge, experience, experience,” she explains.
“And that’s where a lot of people fail because they write it out and they don’t write it down.”5.
Use keywords in your resume, Gee says.
If you’re looking for a remote work position, for example, you should include keywords like “remote” or “remote tech,” she notes.6.
If a job offer comes through, make sure to include the date of the interview, she adds, and that the job description includes all the relevant information.
“If you’ve already gotten a job, why not include that?” she asks.
“Also, do you know how many people you have?”
“I think it’s important that the candidate knows how many positions they’ve taken before.
You can’t hire a whole lot of programmers or designers.
You need to have a good amount of experience and experience in some kind of a specific job.”7.
Put a section on what you can do in the field, such like coding, she says, or a section that talks about the benefits of a job or position.
“For me, that’s about a career,” she suggests.
“A career that allows me to build my skills, to build an organization, to work on projects.”8.
Keep the job title and contact information.
If your job is remote, such an online position, or you’re working from home, keep your job title as relevant as possible, she advises.
“This way you know what kind of job you have and who you’re talking to.”9.
Use the title “job-hunt consultant” or a similar term to describe your experience.
“Put it on the resume,” she advises, “because the more you use it, the better.”10.
Be specific about your job responsibilities.
“When people say they have a great resume, that really doesn’t mean that they have all of the skills,” Gee adds.
If they’ve only been looking for technical positions, for instance, Gees recommends adding “technical support” or something like that to the title.
“In general, it’s really important to use a lot more details in your description and job description,” she points out.
“Use the information to make your resume stand out from the crowd.”
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