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The Tech Resume Inside Out

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This book helps you craft a developer resume that represents you fairly, plays to your strengths, and increases your chances of getting to that recruiter call. Written by hiring managers and recruiters working at large tech companies, this book is tailored for software developers, tech leads and engineering managers.

The book comes with insights from more than 15 hiring man
ebook, 217 pages
Published October 8th 2020 by Gergely Orosz
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Stefani Šatná
Apr 10, 2021 rated it liked it
I don't think this is a $24 book, and it's definitely not a $24 ebook. It has some good, even surprising, insights–I'd never think it's that important in tech to put your location on your CV... But, as with a lot of 'business' books, this could be a blog post.

On the other hand, I do appreciate that getting together with and pulling favours from hiring managers of the best tech companies out there doesn't come for free (whether we're talking time, social capital, or even money) and I'd much rath
Michael Caveney
Jan 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely essential: The job search can be very tedious despite the demand for software developers, and there's a lot of conflicting advice. Gergely cuts through all the noise with detailed explanations on how to proceed with every aspect of resume writing and looking for jobs that remove all of the decision fatigue from the process and dispels a lot of common misbeliefs along the way. Literally every single software developer from every experience level should have this on their bookshelf. ...more
Waseef Akhtar
Oct 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Firstly, the book covers all the tiny details that I would’ve never bothered pointing out in my resume before. Even though I always go through engineers’ resumes to see if I can improve mine, they only get me more confused since I have no direction in what could possibly improve my resume.

Secondly, I like that the book cover topics with how things work at the recruitment side. I, as a candidate, would have never known what goes behind the scenes in the hiring process. Furthermore, I believe that
Yigit Yilmaz
Apr 07, 2022 rated it it was amazing
This book covered crafting a resume. It includes 217 pages long information to create a one-page resume. I was surprised to learn how many things I missed after reading this. The author mentioned everything you need to know maybe more.
Feb 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Solid and realistic advice, concisely written. I like how clear he is about what the resume is for. He even acknowledges that the current hiring system for most companies is kinda broken and offers ideas at the end for how to improve it. In the meantime, though, you have to play the game, and this book helps you get the best shot at it. Everything is backed up with information from actual tech recruiters and hiring managers. He knows what he's talking about. ...more
Henry Suryawirawan
Dec 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A comprehensive guide to writing great resume for software engineers and other techie roles. Gergely explained the recruitment process in details from the recruiting-side point of view. He also emphasizes that the goal of the resume is to get the foot in the door (i.e. getting the interview), and that we should optimize for that. Gergely also gives lots of before-after examples on how a resume is refactored, showing how a typical resume can be transformed into a great resume. Overall, this book ...more
Aaron Schumacher
Jan 07, 2022 rated it really liked it
I read this when I was re-doing my resume last spring, and I think it helped. Here are some changes to my resume that I made based on its advice:

* With double the experience, I cut the length in half to get to one page.
* I dropped my full address, keeping just city and state.
* I put job titles before and more prominently than employer names.
* Instead of paragraphs describing jobs, 16 bullet-points, all single lines.
* Lots of active voice, immediate quantitative detail, and specifics.
* Inst
Oct 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Disclaimer: I was given a complementary copy to give feedback on but was not asked to write any sort of review.

In short, if you're a tech employee having trouble landing an interview then I recommend this book.
It goes pretty well in depth on formatting and content decisions with lots of examples.

However, it's 4 stars because there are some typos or weird phrases in the book and the pdf itself doesn't seem laid out as good as it should be.
Dimos Raptis
Feb 18, 2022 rated it really liked it
Even though I've read a lot of advice on the topic, I still found the book useful and I learnt a couple of bits here and there. The author seems to have strong hiring experience in the industry and he has also talked with a lot of other experienced people, since the book contains quotes and tips from many other people. What I liked is the author did not just give tips for writing a good resume, but he first spent the time to explain how the hiring process works and gave interesting tidbits. This ...more
Somraj Saha
Aug 14, 2022 rated it really liked it
The author shares deep insights into what a typical hiring procedure is like. And he discuss in more details the important decision-making factors during the "resume screening" process. All in all, the insights he shares, are a great resource for writing & polishing out a resume!

I plan on implementing the suggestions he provided in my resume as I write this review & hope to land a job some time soon!
Jun 14, 2022 rated it really liked it
As expected: good and actionable advice on how to improve your resume. The book is short and gets straight to the point. It’s worth skimming through, even if you’re only slightly interested in the topic.

tl;dr picked it up for resume templates, stayed for the content :]
David Friedman
Apr 25, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Excellent clear actionable advice.
Mar 23, 2022 rated it it was amazing
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William Rumanta
Dec 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Clear advice and tips
JJ Estacio
Oct 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
the tech interview process sucks and this makes it suck a little less
Francesco Politano
Dec 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Invaluable content. A must read for every software engineer.
Jan 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is an ideal guide to design and write your best CV
Oct 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
"The Tech Resume Inside Out" is an eye-opening book on how to make your resume stand out. If you are looking for a software engineering job and you have a low reply application rate - make sure that your resume is perfect.

If you are seeking a book that can help you lie, this book is not for you.

The core idea behind the book is that you need to rewrite your resume to shed light on your experience and your skills and help the recruiters scan it efficiently.

To achieve it, the book helps with temp
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