A little history on how The Tech Resume Inside Out came to be.
Shortly after COVID-19 hit full force, and layoffs started, I was wondering how I can help. I offered free resume reviews to devs looking for jobs:
It's tough interviewing as a dev right now. I'd like to help by offering free CV reviews for the next week for anyone doing their job search.— Gergely Orosz (@GergelyOrosz) May 22, 2020
If you'd like to get feedback from an eng manager who has seen hundreds of (good and bad) CVs, drop me yours. https://t.co/tumk1s22XI
I expected a handful of requests, but got more than 300. There was no way I could give detailed feedback, with my full-time job. I needed to somehow scale myself. So I reviewed the first 50 in detail, then created a PDF with the most common feedback that came my way, and shared this with others, giving pointers on the way. Here's that original PDF that I sent out:
This PDF is 14 pages, I wrote it in a few hours. The advice is probably better advice than most websites will give you.
I spent another 3 months on the book, working with more than 20 tech recruiters and hiring managers, and adding several examples. The book is free for any developer who is currently out of a job.