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  • Writer's pictureGargi Parkhe

How to build the perfect Tech Resume

The Tech industry in India undoubtedly falls under the high-paying jobs category, from data science positions to UX design roles. Competition for jobs in these exciting and attractive fields can be tough, so it’s imperative that you set yourself up for success by submitting an impeccable tech resume that catches the eye of a hiring manager or recruiter.

Whether you’re a software engineer, a digital marketer, or a data analyst, this article will equip you with the tech resume tips needed to craft a stellar resume that will help you stand out from the crowd.

The Right Template-

Choosing a template to showcase your experience is the first step in the resume creation process—and it’s an important one.

Finding the appropriate resume format, one that presents your expertise in a favorable light, can make a huge difference in the hiring process. The saying “first impressions are lasting impressions,” is true! And your resume is your potential employer’s first impression of who you are as a professional.

Therefore, it’s key to choose a tech resume template that showcases all you have to offer. The right format will vary depending on each specific person and the job they’re applying for, but you’ll want to make sure that your tech resume template meets the following three criteria:

  • Easy-to-read layout

  • An appropriate style for the job opportunity

  • Effectively and efficiently illustrates your experience

At a minimum, you’ll want to include the following sections on your tech resume:

  • Name and contact information

  • Personal summary

  • Work experience

  • Education

  • Relevant skills

A personal summary

While some job seekers opt to leave a personal statement out, a good resume should always showcase a powerful career objective or personal summary that puts context around why you are applying for the specific role. If you’re applying for a back-end job, for example, and your experience is heavy on front-end roles, the reader is going to want to know why that is. Your career objective can provide that explanation. Think of these summaries, which are a few sentences long, as a snapshot of who you are professionally.

Here’s an example personal summary for an early-career data scientist who is applying for a job at an organization with a strong social conscience. This organization needs an independent worker who can relay hard-to-understand technical information to a nontechnical audience.

“Self-starting and civic-minded data scientist with two years of experience using data to inform and drive sustainable solutions. Highly skilled in data visualization, data mining, statistical analysis, and communicating complex data sets to diverse audiences.”

Keeping the lead with your expertise-

In all likelihood, recruiters reviewing your tech resume are only going to glance at it for a few seconds. They’ll scan top-down, so do them (and yourself!) a favor by showing your best self.

Tweaking your resume depending on where your experience lies is advisable. If you’ve just finished school, the accomplishments and project-based skills you’ve developed throughout your scholastic career will likely dominate your resume. And that’s OK.

However, if you’ve been in the workforce for a few years, you’ll want to lead with your work experience, career successes, and skills you’ve developed on the job. The employer wants to know what you can do for them, so showcasing the work you’ve completed for your past employers is a good way to help them envision you in their organization.

Once you’re done with these steps you are halfway through building the perfect resume! Check out our part 2 to complete the process!

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