7 Tips For Having An Attractive Coding Job CV

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Having a great curriculum vitae (CV) is the base of success in finding a well-paid job in information technology. In this article, we will go over 7 key steps that will lead you towards an attractive and competitive CV which will give you a better chance of landing the high-paying tech job you want.

1. Focus on your skills and accomplishments

A tech job applicant should definitely include a section "Skills" on their resume. This section should list software expertise, coding languages, foreign languages and other skills. It’s a good idea to also list skills that may seem as too basic to you (like Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel). The more skills on the resume, the better.

2. Beautiful CV style

Some job application forms require a link to your LinkedIn. In most cases, however, you have to provide a PDF CV. The visual style of your CV then plays a big role. It should be eye-catching and beautiful. Here are links to websites where you can build a beautiful CV:

3. Online course certificates

It goes without saying that your CV will get a boost if you add verified online course certificates to it. On LinkedIn, you can easily add your certificates from Coursera.org, EdX.org and other sites. Visit our section Course Provider Reviews for our reviews of several course providers through which you can earn certificates to show on your CV and LinkedIn.

4. GitHub portfolio of code (for coding jobs)

If you plan on getting a developer job, what can help is a link to your code repository which the HR employee or the technical examiner can go through. All coding exercises you took, all websites you coded in the past – add them to your GitHub profile. Any code can help, any code is better than no code.

5. Use tech jargon

Use the term "technology stack" for the list of coding languages and technology platforms you have some experience in. Use other fancy tech terms such as "leveraged", "pivot", "streamline", et cetera. Here is a link to website where you can draw these fancy terms from:

6. Use your name in the CV file name

Definitely don’t name your resume file just resume.doc or resume.pdf. Be sure to use your real name in the file, such as ‘John Smith Curriculum Vitae.pdf’ or ‘John Smith CV.pdf’. This way, you are increasing the chances your resume will not get lost.

7. Use Grammarly to check for spelling/grammar errors

Grammarly is an online tool you can use to check your spelling and grammar errors automatically. Try it out at Grammarly.com. It definitely pays off because HR employees go through a ton of resumes for each job position and they have to look for some weak points based on which to discard a CV, such as spelling or grammar errors. A single error can make or break a deal. Grammarly is free to use with some additional paid premium features, so be sure to try it out!

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