I have completed the FCC Backend cert (after its issue was fixed ) and I am restarting to job search. To that end, I would be really grateful if anyone could check my CV and LinkedIn (or even Github if you have the time) and provide any feedback on obvious mistakes or what could be presented better.
I reside in Greece (GMT +3) and I am looking both in the local job market but also for remote positions. I aim for entry/junior in software engineering (general) but also would like to communicate through CV or LinkedIn that I am open in an array of positions (fullstack, backend, devops, cloud but for entry level I would be happy to start and I think I have to benefit in most tech related roles).
More specific questions I struggle a bit with:
Should I remove the skills part of the CV and add projects instead (with the skills used in them listed shortly)? Also, how important would you rate such a change?
Should I remove the work experience that is irrelevant and/or add my currect occupation? (Business consulting in the public service of employment)
Should I add a MSc I have completed in an irrelevant subject (History) ? Should I list a Msc in Applied Informatics that I have just started or a couple of bootcamps / seminars I am currently midway?
Should I add a summary in LinkedIn if I include one in the CV and I aim to write general things (since I do not have a lot of specific experience yet and also a not traditional career/education path)?
Should I study and pass more LinkedIn skill assessments or try to ask friends / classmates for endorsements in skills?
Should I include my current, non tech relevant role ? Again, this is because I work there for just 6 months and I do not wish to continue, and also since my previous work experience was a bit web development related, so I do not wish this to be seen as a “downgrade”. (I was freelance using WordPress, so the job change was for sustainability and tech choice considerations.)
Is it a good idea to start sending CV’s or could I benefit from continuing to learn before starting?
To give an idea about the level of the local job market, I had a couple of interviews and a couple assesments, one position probably did not continue because I bombed an easy assesment. Considering just the CV and hr interview I would probably start in the position if I went better in the assesment.
Thanks to anyone that went through this text, any advice on what to improve (anything, even English/ communication skills if you can deduce something like this) would be really appreciated!