"I refined my resume based on the book and started applying for jobs last month. I got replies from pretty much everyone - that's rare in my experience. I closed a job offer last week - in a bit over a month! My best investment of the year 👌🏼"
"I applied changes to my resume based on the book and got recruiter calls from Facebook, Google, Stripe, and Databricks. I'm now busy preparing for the interviews."
"I redid my CV following the advice in the book. The response rate for my applications increased by a large margin. A few weeks later, I had multiple, good offers. I just started at my new job - thank you!"
"After updating my resume I started getting so many more calls from recruiters. I’ve now accepted a job offer as a senior developer at a local startup. Thanks so much!"
"This guide has served to me as a glue to all the advice I've received from others and my reading. Simply put: a resume's purpose makes more sense and I feel much more empowered in my career."
"I've been a hiring manager for 25 years now and I can find little substantive to add to the excellent advice in the book. Hopefully, this book will help the awesome developers stand out more effectively!"
"Being able to represent yourself well to hiring managers when applying for jobs is half of the battle. I've never read such an actionable guide to getting your resume in order, which can be the differentiator in a crowded job market."
"I love that the book covers how things work on the recruitment side. As a candidate, I had no idea what goes behind the scenes in the hiring process."
"The companies that you want to work for are often the hardest to get into. Gergely condensed his experience and insights into an actionable guide with examples that make it easier to understand what makes a difference."
The book is tailored for developers and engineering managers applying for positions. It is especially relevant for tech companies with US headquarters, for the "big tech" companies, unicorns, and fast-growing tech startups. The principles of the guide likely translate to other companies.
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Readers shared how they got interviews with Amazon, Facebook, Google, Stripe, Robinhood, Databricks and Microsoft—all places where I did not hear back with their previous resumes, even though they had the experience and skills the positions asked for - their existing resume just didn't represent them fairly.
The book is tailored for developers and engineering managers: people I've been a hiring manager for. Data scientists, SREs and other people who write code will also find the book useful. Technical writers, TPMs and PMs have shared how they found the book useful, and successfully applied the tools to craft a better resume. YMMV.
I've been trying to recommend a single resource that is tailored for developer resumes. The best resource I previously found was The Google Resume. However, this book is out of print, and it is somewhat out of date. As of 2020, I do not know of a more comprehensive resource for developers, and for tech positions.
Yes - in fact, I started to write this book after COVID-19 started and I observe layoffs happen in tech. Before COVID-19, resumes were, admittedly, less important for developers. The guide has a dedicated chapter on COVID-19 changes in the market and what this means when applying.
No. The book shares the personal observations and advice of the author (Gergely Orosz) and contributing industry experts. Even though the author and contributors have worked at a variety of tech companies, there is no "one" way resumes are evaulated at any company or team.
Not by itself. This book will help represent you a fairly with your resume, likely increasing chances of hearing back from positions you have the background they are asking for.
I wrote this book, as I had too many resume review requests coming my way. This book captures all the feedback I've given, and more. I do not do resume reviews. However, the book links to forums where you can get feedback from peers.
I want to make sure you're happy with the purchase. If you are not happy, for whatever reason, send a message to book (at) thetechresume.com with the subject "Refund" and you'll get a full refund within 30 days of purchase.
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