💍 One Resume to Rule Them All
Sep 25, 2020 7:02 pm
Last week I offered a 1-hour resume consultation to 5 people. Four scheduled time with me in less than 24 hours. While these aren't impressive numbers, they are very validating. I've been wondering for a while if there is more I could offer than the one or two people I mentor a year. So I put it to the test by making an offer. Now I know there is interest and its worth my energy turning this into something a little more.
So what do you think would be some small things I could offer that would help you with your development career?
A few weeks ago I wrote about applying to jobs even if you're employed. I'm taking my own medicine and interviewing today. I'm calm, curious, and having fun with it. That's exactly the mental condition I want to be in, and already having a job helps enable that. I link to the article below in case you missed it.
Here's some things I wrote you might be interested in. Have a great weekend!
Most people I meet on their path to getting the job they want in software show me a resume that looks like something they either haven’t touched since school or full of fancy design aspects and empty when it comes to content.
I quickly explain the concept of the “Prototype” resume to put them in a position to customize resumes, apply to jobs quicker, and better prepare themselves to negotiate.
When I mentor people trying to land their first few jobs in development, I often encourage them to apply to multiple jobs a week.
I’m commonly told there aren’t that many good ones out there.