Would you mind reviewing my resume and letting me know your thoughts?

Hello,

I haven’t studied and worked as web developer before so I have no experience work and education. That is reason I removed Work and Education section. Can you please let me know your thoughts, please ? Thank you :slight_smile: !

My portfolio: Portfolio (I forked a awesome project in Github then tweak something)

Why would you have an online portfolio that was designed by someone else?

The bottom of your site shows:

Designed & Built by Brittany Chiang

I can’t access the GitHub links to your projects

Hi,
I forgot to make them public :slight_smile:

Hi,
I thought portfolio is where that shows my introduction and my projects I built, so I think portfolio was designed by someone else is fine.

It is not true ? So, I have to build portfolio myself ? @RandellDawson

If I was hiring a web developer, then I would not hire someone who could not build a portfolio site. Treat the portfolio as just another project that highlights your projects.

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Thank you for your advice :slight_smile:

Ditch the split-column layout and try a more top-down layout. Split-column doesn’t scan well by ATS.

  • Since you blacked out your contact info it’s hard to tell what’s there, but make sure you have your geographic location (city/state if you’re in the USA), email, phone #, LinkedIn, and GitHub.

  • Some technologies in your skills aren’t properly capitalized, like the *QL ones, but also others. QL is an acronym.

  • Don’t say things like “To be honest I have no professional work experience” on your resume. It’s both cringe-worthy and off-putting. Just take that out.

  • If you have no postsecondary education or work experience (and I mean ANY work experience even if not in tech), then you need to polish your projects as much as possible. Also provide links to deployments of them, because there aren’t any.

  • Also, while creating your own projects is all well and good, you should find and start contributing to an open source project on GitHub. Working with other developers will boost your knowledge and experience, and if you find a notable project that you can make a regular contribution to, that can be an additional point on your resume. There are lots of big open source projects on GitHub, which could be a noteworthy selling point on your resume eventually. For example, even from your own resume you could look into contributing to Tailwind CSS or Nest.js which are both open source.

  • I’d recommend not calling yourself a web developer when you haven’t had relevant education or work experience yet. Just leave it out. It’d be a better idea to write a statement about what you’re looking for professionally.

  • When listing more than one language, I’d suggest writing them either as “Fluent in Vietnamese and English”, or in another common format “Vietnamese (speaking/writing), English (speaking/writing)”. Don’t rank yourself because that’s subjective, and as a native English speaker myself, if you told me you were upper-intermediate, I’d have really high expectations, which aren’t backed up by the writing evidenced on your resume.

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Hi,
Thank you for your great feedback.
I updated my resume based on your recommendations. How about this version ?

Don’t say things like “To be honest I have no professional work experience” on your resume. It’s both cringe-worthy and off-putting. Just take that out.

So, if the recruiter see this line, they’ll think I am not qualified for the job and deny me ? @astv99

I’m not sure what you changed from the previous version, but it still needs work:

  • I suggested to discard the split-column layout, which hasn’t been done.
  • Your technologies are still not capitalized properly.
  • The resume should be 1 page only, not 2 pages.
  • Never write in full sentences or paragraphs on a resume. Always use short sentences starting with a past-tense verb (or present-tense for current work). Your resume should follow this general layout, structure, and form of writing, just substitute with your content and sections (you’ll likely only have sections for Skills and Projects): https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/resume-samples/information-technology-resumes/software-developer
  • You need to provide links to your projects. Deploy them and provide the links.
  • Also, delete that large battery charging icon. What’s the purpose of having it?

That’s not what it’s about. You shouldn’t be that honest on your resume, and whatever experience you lack, don’t write about it on your resume. Admitting you lack experience is a turn-off. You need to be more confident and make a case for why someone should hire you regardless. What you’re doing is disqualifying yourself before a recruiter or HR person even gets to your resume, and that’s not an attractive quality in job candidates.

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I suggested to discard the split-column layout, which hasn’t been done.

done

Your technologies are still not capitalized properly.

done

The resume should be 1 page only, not 2 pages.

done

Never write in full sentences or paragraphs on a resume. Always use short sentences starting with a past-tense verb (or present-tense for current work). Your resume should follow this general layout, structure, and form of writing, just substitute with your content and sections (you’ll likely only have sections for Skills and Projects):

done

You need to provide links to your projects. Deploy them and provide the links.

I have some problems with deployment. So, can I provide Github link instead ?

Also, delete that large battery charging icon. What’s the purpose of having it?

It doesn’t have any purpose :D. I just replaced it with my picture

This is my updated version:

My very first resume have only 3 sections ( skills, projects, languages) like above. Then recruiter often ask my about my education and relevant experience. One of recruiter even tell me that I should include the reason why I switch from financial industry to IT industry. That is why I write the education so long.

If you have no postsecondary education or work experience (and I mean ANY work experience even if not in tech), then you need to polish your projects as much as possible. Also provide links to deployments of them, because there aren’t any.

Should I include my sale and affiliate marketer job to my Education section ? @astv99

  • Not sure which country you’re applying to jobs in, but a self-photo isn’t the norm in the US at least and is best deleted.
  • You also missed properly capitalizing “GitHub” and “JavaScript”.
  • If you have a college degree in anything (which was shown on that page you posted earlier), how come it’s not on your resume? Make some space on your resume so that you can put it in. You could easily condense your list of skills to make space for it, as your list of skills takes up quite a bit of unnecessary vertical space.
  • You don’t need to list all of your projects on your resume either, particularly if you need space to add something (like your education or any work experience). Just highlight your best ones, or it can even be just one.

You can, but it’s far better to provide links to deployments. GitHub repos are less interesting for people who aren’t developers, i.e recruiters and HR, which is why it’s better to provide links to deployed apps that people can interact with. I’d suggest resolving your problems with deploying, because whatever those are, you’ll inevitably be working with that sort of thing in a coding job. Better for you to learn that now rather than on the job.

Work experience and education are separate, never combine those. But you should add any work experience that you have, even if not in tech.

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Thank you very much, astv99 ! I learned so much from you :slight_smile:

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