Resume Review

New / Eng
PTGd85

New Eng

PRE
Amazon
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Jan 17 17 Comments

I was recently referred to flexport by some people from top management but unfotunately ended up getting rejected before an interview because I was not a fit for the fall internship. I understand that this means either my resume is bad or I just don't have enough experience. I love them as a company and wanted to get my resume reviewed to better position myself for future opportunities with them.

P.S. I am on F1 visa.

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  • Cruise Automation / Eng DanAmman
    There’s nothing terribly wrong with your resume.

    However, overall it’s too long and not to the point. As in I have no idea what you are trying to be and what you are good at.

    First: sit down and write down what is the ideal job you are looking for (not in your resume, but in a google doc or what works for you). Then scrub linkedin etc for similar job postings from companies you find reputable and save all the descriptions and requirements in your doc. That should give you some idea on what skills/interests/abilities/experiences they are looking for. Then, stalk some people that actually have said jobs at said companies. Note what they have in their profiles.

    Now take your resume and ruthlessly edit it to highlight the things you found in other profiles and job postings. E.g. if you want to work on masheen learning, that should be the first thing i read on your resume, all the experiences you have relevant to that. I do not care about you being a part of cross channel marketing team at amazon (unless marketing is where you want to work at).

    All of the experiences you have that are not exactly relevant can be summed up and tweaked to be made relevant.

    Formatting: please left-justify the name of companies. I didn’t even see it first.

    Nit: it’s not “amazon.com” it’s amazon.

    Other nit: “leadership” anything on intern’s resumes rubs me the wrong way. You’re an infant, it’s not leadership, it’s extra curricular activities, be humble.

    Once you do your proper research, feel free to DM me, i can help you word your resume better.
    Jan 17 1
    • New / Eng
      PTGd85

      New Eng

      PRE
      Amazon
      PTGd85more
      OP
      Thank you. I am going to work on condensing all the information and will get back to you. Thanks a lot for all the help
      Jan 20
  • IBM umol68
    You should include some random number in every line to show how much you improved an existing service.

    Ex: improved Google search efficiency by more than 93.2567%

    Improved my chances of dying a virgin to 100%
    Jan 17 0
  • LinkedIn Forker
    Nuru bot? 🤔
    Jan 17 1
    • It gives Nuru Massages. Highly recommended.
      Jan 17
  • Northrop Grumman / Eng (Ω,A,μ)
    I think you want convolutional neural networks, not convoluted
    Jan 17 0
  • PTC / IT
    noogler19

    PTC IT

    PRE
    Oracle, IBM
    BIO
    Sever side java dev, microservices, functional programming scala, distributed systems, IOT
    noogler19more
    Put some code on GitHub and add link on resume. Get LinkedIn recommendation and add link to profile.
    Jan 17 1
    • Amazon
      Iwantwall

      Amazon

      BIO
      Le
      Iwantwallmore
      This !
      Jan 17
  • Microsoft
    Target220

    Microsoft

    PRE
    PayPal
    Target220more
    This does not mention any impact next to every line item. You’ll need to add that.
    Jan 17 1
    • Cruise Automation / Eng DanAmman
      Are you trolling children? You should be ashamed of yourself
      Jan 17
  • United Technologies rohr
    Align the dates to the right
    Jan 17 0
  • Oracle PypPyp
    I don't care what the name was of some random project you worked on in school. I definitely do care about what skills you purport to have. Those are pretty important so move them up higher on the page or risk someone losing interest before their gaze even gets that far.
    Jan 17 1
    • Oracle PypPyp
      (ok, I slightly care about the other as well but still make your skills less hard to find)
      Jan 17
  • Microsoft sexymit
    This resume is good
    Jan 17 0
  • Amazon @bezos
    Ta**j
    Jan 17 0
  • LexisNexis Risk Solutions XgsJva6
    Justify text
    Jan 17 0
  • Intel QuasWExort
    Go fellow Comet! Whoosh!

    Most folks in tech follow the resume template from careercup/CTCI: https://www.careercup.com/resume
    Jan 17 0