Writing a resume is as nerve racking as responding to a text from a crush. Job seekers second guess themselves the same way. Scouring the internet for inspiration, trying to find that sweet spot between desperation and indifference.
Web developers aren’t immune to this anxiety. However, unlike one of Time Out’s undateable candidates, Web developers have far more choices and a lot more to offer.
According to the 2012 Bureau of Labor Statistics report, the projected percent change in employment from 2012 to 2022 for Web developers is 20 percent — almost double the average of all jobs at 11 percent. Put those default templates away and polish up that resume. Cut out those irrelevant college jobs and bring your best personal development projects front and center. Helping your resume cast a confident glow requires a little style and a “nothing but the facts ma’am” approach.
Your position of choice is dependent on relevant experience and proving you are a cultural fit. Leave the filler out. If you think you are a hard worker show all the projects you worked hard on. If you think you have good time management skills show how well you worked under tight deadlines. If you have them, be sure your resume displays all the required skills. This infographic by skilledup.com shows you how to present the vitals in a sleek, logical format, and follow the rest of simple guidelines to best get that proverbial foot in the door.
Researched and Written by Nick Toscano, SkilledUp; Designed by Monique Sterling, SkilledUp; Sources: Zach Feldman, New York Code and Design Academy – Shanna Gregory, Fullstack Academy – Dave Fecak, Fecak Inc.