Many software developers and others who work in technical positions have trouble writing a resume. They fill their resume with technical terms and details, making it hard to read. And, even if they’ve heard that they should fill their software developer resume with accomplishments, they have trouble identifying accomplishments to include.
This example software developer resume shows how to balance technical details and credentials with accomplishments and value add. Your job as a software developer DOES add value. Employers wouldn’t invest in hiring you if that was not the case. If you identify that value and showcase it on your software developer resume, you will gain an unbeatable edge in the job market.
The before version of this software developer resume is also a good example of a common mistake that many job seekers make: using a hard-to-customize, cookie-cutter-looking resume template that isn’t even ATS compatible.
While the foundation of this software engineer resume was built on the resume template that is part of the Distinctive Resume Templates Amplify Collection. Distinctive Resume Templates are different. Not only are they ATS-friendly, but they are also highly customizable and easy to adapt to present your career in the best possible light.
Yes, your resume design does matter. While the content of your resume should always be your #1 priority, if your resume is not compatible with applicant tracking systems and if it is not eye-catching and easy for a hiring manager to read, it simply won’t get read. It will be passed over.