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Order of Content

  • Heading/Contact, Summary, Skills, Projects, Experience/Education

Heading & Contact Info

  • Name: stand outs, easy to read
  • Title: “software developer/front end engineer/back end engineer,” stand outs, easy to read, comparable in size to name
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • GitHub link
  • LinkedIn link
  • Personal website (optional)

Summary/Profile

  • Provides a brief description of the student’s career trajectory, why they’re interested in software, and what they aim to do in their career
  • If for a specific position, the summary is tailored accordingly (instead of discussing general interest in software, summary addresses interest in specific job/company)
  • Clear and concise
  • No grammatical or spelling errors

Skills

  • Skills listed are technical
  • Skills are grouped logically
  • No grammatical or spelling errors
  • Section for skills learning/interested in (optional)
  • If for a specific position, skills are tailored accordingly
  • Skills do not include hobbies or other extraneous details

Projects

  • At least 3 projects are listed
  • Title is included
  • Technologies, frameworks, testing suite, etc. are all listed as bullet points
  • 1-2 sentences of a brief description of the project is provided as a high level overview of what the project is and how it works
  • Active link to project repository with a visual cue that it’s a link
  • Active link to deployed application with a visual cue that it’s a link
  • Links should go to student’s own version of repo and not their project partner’s, if applicable
  • No grammatical or spelling errors

Experience

  • Turing is listed either here or under Education
  • Amount of space “Experience” section takes up on the page is less than that of the “Projects” section
  • Formatted with job title followed by company name
  • Brief description of role and what value they brought to the company
  • No grammatical or spelling errors

Education

  • Turing is listed either here or under Experience
  • Brief description of area of study or skills that can relate to software development or specific job applying to
  • No grammatical or spelling errors

Layout

  • Clean, easy-to-follow
  • If color is used, it is easy to read and distinguish all parts of the resume
  • Printable version
  • No photo
  • No extraneous details/sections
  • Resume is only one page