If you have a job and want to write a resume to apply for other positions, you have a few options:
Spend hours gathering information on how to write a good resume. There are so many resources on this online. Keep in mind that a lot of the advice is outdated, much of it does not apply to software engineering, and a good part of the advice was written by content writers who never reviewed any resumes.
Pay $200+ for a resume writer. For example, for $399 Tech Career Growth offers a resume writing and consultation service. TopResume or TopCV offers the same for $219 - just keep in mind, these are the same site that bends the facts about how ATSes really work and have no hiring managers in tech or tech recruiters vouch for these resumes. Do your research on which service you pick.
Pay $20 for comprehensive and actionable advice with money-back guarantee by getting The Tech Resume Inside Out. People have suggested to price the book higher, based on the value it provides. If you don't get what you expect, you have 30 days to ask for your money back.
Purchase Power Parity is something I support: so if you're based in a country with a lower average income, you'll see a discount code appear at the top of this page.
As a free PDF, I can offer a (very) early version of the book. This is the version I sent out to people when I offered free resume reviews, to help people get jobs. This version contains:
The typical hiring pipleine and why referrals are important.
Tech resume basics that you want to get right.
Simplicity and consistency guidelines. How to avoid biases.
Standing out with your resume.
Download it here: A Good Developer Resume.pdf.
This guide does not have:
- Examples to bring the pricinples to life.
- Input from 15+ tech recruiters and hiring managers who worked at the likes of Transferwise, Google, Booking.com, Facebook, Flexport, Disney, Square, Spotify, Microsoft, and others.
- Resume templates.
- The additional 200 pages of content The Tech Resume Inside Out book has (this PDF is 14 pages, the book is 215 pages)