Misguided by people on Blind

New / Eng Incept
Oct 22 22 Comments

I put up my resume for review on Blind and people here destroyed it. It was really bad according to most people who responded.

I was worried for a while that I had already applied to so many jobs using that resume. but then Google and Amazon got back to me and then I ended up getting offers from both and also from some other smaller companies.

I have great luck or people on Blind were talking out of their asses or maybe people at all these companies do now know how to review resumes.

This goes to show that everything on Blind should be taken with a grain of salt. Generally people who are very vocal about their opinion are not very knowledgeable.

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TOP 22 Comments
  • Clover Health sinkinship
    You do realize that you can have a terrible resume and still get a job at Google or Amazon, yes? All of the things can be true.

    Seriously, your onsite had to be harder logic than this.
    Oct 22 2
    • New / Eng Incept
      OP
      Then what's the point of having a good resume ?
      Oct 22
    • Clover Health sinkinship
      Better chance in case someone actually reads it or cares about it. Not everyone focuses the same on them.
      Oct 22
  • American Express vrBp02
    Lol. Ok, do you want a cookie?

    Fun fact: I used Rooftop Slushie and my resume was also ripped to shreds and I heeded the advice and I’m interviewing with FAANG and other good companies. Who knows. You probably have a solid education and good enough experience that they overlooked it.

    I also got some FAANG interest before the resume critique, but I wanted to pivot to a new kind of role so I was unsure of how to position myself and it worked perfectly for me. Congrats on your offers.
    Oct 22 1
    • New / Eng Incept
      OP
      Thanks, I went to a good school but have been working for this no name company since graduation. I think I have an average resume. People were really harsh tho.
      Oct 22
  • Samsung tipsycode
    If you haven't realized, there are some at faang but some unemployed on blind. Blind is double edged sword if you want advice hence choose wisely
    Oct 22 2
    • New / Eng Incept
      OP
      so should I take you seriously or are you unemployed ? JK
      Also, will the S11 have the headphone jack? this is serious...
      Oct 22
    • Samsung tipsycode
      My last project was f900 foldable hence dont know much about s11..
      Oct 22
  • NVIDIA acfm
    Cool story
    Oct 22 0
  • Rockford Corp. gPVz85
    It's just resume screening. You ask us to roast and you get it. It doesn't matter how good your resume is overall, you asked for improvement and you got it.

    Did you want someone to stroke your ego? To let you know your resume was good enough? You literally asked for advice.

    Did you make it anyways without the improvement? Yeah. So what? Fact of the matter is your resume could have been better and you knew it. I don't know what this post is other than a humblebrag.

    Congratulations on your offers.
    Oct 22 1
    • Clover Health sinkinship
      Said it way better than I did.
      Oct 22
  • Oct 22 0
  • ICF / Eng Bazingger
    That goes for every stranger you meet in life... I'm surprised you took their words to heart
    Oct 22 1
    • New / Eng Incept
      OP
      They had constructive advice, but none of it mattered.
      Oct 22
  • Tableau krxi15
    OP, I don’t read the candidates resumes before interviewing them. I let them pick whatever they want to describe to me in the interview and I take it from there.
    Oct 22 0
  • Uber / Eng itsdara
    TC or GTFO
    Oct 22 0
  • "everything on Blind should be taken with a grain of salt"... Are you taking everything seriously before coming to blind? TC or GTFO
    Oct 22 2
    • New / Eng Incept
      OP
      So you're seriously saying that I should not take you seriously?
      Oct 22
    • Yup, you got it
      Oct 22
  • Wayfair hitman047
    There is no correlation between a great resume and landing offers. If you can ace the on-site, regardless of shit your resume says, you are good to go. YoE + school probably counts more than words & sentences on your resume
    Oct 22 0
  • F5 Networks wait,what?
    Post summary: people on the internet are assholes.

    OP: 1995 has breaking news for you. Don’t trust people on the internet.
    Oct 22 0
  • Twilio SjHP34
    For what type of position
    Oct 22 0

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