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Level-up Engineering - Coding Sans EPISODE 31, 11th November 2020
Software Engineer Resume: Tips to Get in the Door at Hot Tech Companies
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Software Engineer Resume: Tips to Get in the Door at Hot Tech Companies

Win a digital copy of 'The Tech Resume Inside Out'!

Interview with Gergely Orosz, self-employed author of 'The Tech Resume Inside Out', former Engineering Manager at Uber.

He shares unique insight into the process of hiring for a big tech company. We also look at tips to stand out from the crowd with your software engineer resume, and what companies should do differently to find talent more effectively.

In this interview we're covering:

  • The importance of a software engineer resume
  • The goal of a software engineer CV
  • Highlights in a great tech resume
  • The resume review process in a big tech company
  • The role of referrals in the tech industry
  • Why you get no response to your application
  • Remaining objective for hiring managers
  • Improving the hiring process in a tech company

Excerpt from the interview:

"Before COVID-19, resumes were less important for software engineers, especially with a few years of experience. Engineers new to the industry have always needed a resume that represented them fairly. But COVID-19 changed the way we work, and it made resumes more important than before.

The challenge when recruiting engineers, especially with a few years of experience, used to be to get them interested in your company. This was true even for Uber.

COVID-19 unfortunately brought layoffs, even to the tech world, and resulted in fewer companies hiring. Now these people are applying for jobs, and they need to submit a CV."

Click here to read the full interview!