What the f#$% are companies looking for ??

Oct 23 69 Comments

6 rejections in a single day, 14 since Monday, resume screening phase, new grad position, no name companies. I have 2 SW internships, doing MS in CS in the US, 3.7 GPA. Wtf are they looking for ?? Not even a chance to prove oneself. This is ridiculous !

Edit: everyone asked for my resume. Here it is:

TC: None

What the f#$% are companies looking for ??
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  • Microsoft xIdC37
    You’re a new grad. Probably the most competitive time in your career.
    Oct 23 2
    • Intuit b9n2s
      By competitive do you mean “easiest to get a job?”
      Oct 23
    • New vyls08
      Opposite - you compete with a lot of other people with very little difference.
      Oct 23
  • Microsoft himitsu
    >created a project to get new grads hired
    >can’t get hired yourself
    lmao
    Oct 23 0
  • Samsung tipsycode
    Internship at Belgium chocolate factory and Amsterdam marijuana cafe might be the problem
    Oct 23 0
  • Jet NVLK44
    Low GPA alert 🚨

    Also no name schools

    Work somewhere else and Leetcode
    Oct 23 7
    • OP
      so what ? what does a 4.0 gpa in fucking masters indicate ? bullshit
      Oct 23
    • Roku cruella
      4.0+?
      Oct 23
    • BlackRock fuckFANG
      Yes people take extra credits
      Oct 23
    • Reliable Software / Eng Sugoidesu
      4+? Isnt GPA out of 4 in the first place?
      Oct 23
    • Google 666,420.69
      Some schools, such as Stanford, grade out of 4.3
      Oct 23
  • New / Mktg
    SrZeroCool

    New Mktg

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    IBM
    SrZeroCoolmore
    Remove grad dates from your past school dates. Move edu at the bottom.

    Where’s your exec summary? Write two or three sentences that sums up your resume and put it at the top.
    Oct 23 6
    • New / Mktg
      SrZeroCool

      New Mktg

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      IBM
      SrZeroCoolmore
      Not if it’s a no named school

      Either way.... i would lead with the projects i worked on not with my edu

      Teams will find it cool on things you worked on not the school you went to
      Oct 23
    • Oracle alwzangry
      You could miss out on smart new grads if you read so much into the ordering of items on a one page resume. Give them a chance.
      Oct 23
    • New / Mktg
      SrZeroCool

      New Mktg

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      IBM
      SrZeroCoolmore
      Trust me... the employer is seeing 1000s of “new grads” resumes. The only difference is the experience.

      Lean in with how your different not how you’re the same like the other 999 resumes
      Oct 23
    • Facebook FrdV78
      "Write two or three sentences that sums up your resume and put it at the top."

      Yea and remember to attach your firm handshake to your resume too! That's how us boomers got our jobs at least :^)
      Oct 23
    • Oracle alwzangry
      You're looking for experienced people and want to pay new grad compensation. There aren't jobs in the industry that need standing out. Trust me. The industry needs workers to exploit with the right attitude and meet the high bar to become 'yes people'. Trust me.
      Oct 23
  • Post your resume here to get absolutely ripped apart
    Oct 23 0
  • StockX / Eng cockydev
    Maybe a less salty attitude
    Oct 23 0
  • Bloomberg d5s28nr327
    Remove the AS degree. Keep only the BS + MS.

    Spending 7 years in undergrad is normal in continental Europe, but a huge red flag in the US
    Oct 23 0
  • New 000🦉
    Firstly, a better attitude that comes across as less entitled.
    Secondly, try to get referrals.

    Thirdly here are some tweaks for your resume:
    1. Under projects try to include value added or outcomes rather than just tasks e.g. pitch fest results, what you do with the data from the opinion mining, how much crime was reduced by etc
    2. For experience and projects, specifically include the language you used next to the line item - recruiters will look for this
    3. Although some of the line items under experience have % improvements, try to add more (as per my point #1)
    4. Fix the grammar in "Reduce by 8 times ... a reference-based messaging ??"
    5. Being super picky ... consider using full stops after each line to improve readability.

    Your resume is not bad and I don't think there's any issue with the section ordering. Not saying the above will get you an interview, but it's what I would do to improve on the resume.
    Oct 23 0
  • Affirma Consulting / Consultant
    HxSY67

    Affirma Consulting Consultant

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    Amazon, BNY Mellon
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    31 year old male, MBA in global leadership, bachelor's in finance. Career experience in investments, legal, and technology. Working as a management consultant.
    HxSY67more
    I look at this resume, and while the education is great, your career experience is very limited. You haven't been in the job market long enough to learn the 90% of job skills that are taught through hands-on experience and *not* in the classroom. As a hiring manager in the tech space, I'd be apprehensive about having to teach you aspects of client service, and how to correctly respond to requests (many of which will be unreasonable). From reading your original post and the comments you've responded with, I'm also concerned there may be an entitlement issue and lack of professionalism.

    It's great that you pursued and excelled in your education with good grades, but that doesn't mean that companies owe you a job. To hiring managers, an advanced degree just shows that a candidate has proven above average learning capabilities. It's your job to prove how this translates to their business, how you will *add value* for them in a job role better than your peers.

    Employment after graduation is tough for everyone, but most figure it out and I believe you will too. Good luck!
    Oct 24 0
  • Facebook fXbM16
    you come off as an asshole. maybe that's why.
    Oct 23 0
  • Indeed Synti
    Note that a BS at a less-than-top foreign school followed by a pay-for-play MS degree is sometimes seen as a red flag. Your internships are also not at top companies. Your GPA is not high enough to justify putting on a resume. I'm guessing you're targeting tier 1 or tier 2 companies where you should probably be building a few years initially at tier 3 with that resume before climbing up.

    You could also consider targeting data eng positions initially with your current experience.
    Oct 23 0
  • BlackRock fuckFANG
    How about add your gitlab link with exiting projects in it .... as a new comer your gpa, internship and extra projects count a lot
    Oct 23 0
  • Zynga parott
    New grad is getting more competitive by the day
    Oct 23 0
  • Apple s432
    As others have said, new grad roles are getting more competitive each year as more of the general population learns the comp and perks that come with working at a tech company. MS grad roles are no exception. It’s all about your connections and your background now, at least to get an interview
    Oct 23 2
    • Ubisoft yLcC27
      Only in the US especially NY/Bay/Boston/Austin. Junior jobs are way easier to get in EU.
      Oct 23
    • Apple s432
      Yeah I was mainly talking about the States. Interesting, I don’t know too much about the job market beyond the cities you mentioned
      Oct 23
  • Motorola / Eng middlename
    Getting a job is a numbers game bro. You have a couple rejections. Ok, don't feel personally offended by it dude. You only need 1 offer.
    Oct 24 0
  • Deloitte bsLi30
    They are looking for people who don’t need to communicate with words like “What the f#$%”
    Oct 23 0
  • Microsoft
    regex

    Microsoft

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    regexmore
    It’s normal to get rejections in tech! Especially in this early phase of your career. Your ability to take L’s and learn from it is much more important than blaming the system . All companies are interested in hiring good engineers. If you get 14 rejections their is problem somewhere. I would focus on the reasons why you are rejected. Try to reach out to some of the recruiters and ask for feedback with luck at least one of them will get back to you.
    Oct 23 0
  • Expedia Group / Product produxtBrah
    7 years at university??? what on earth were you doing in that time
    Oct 23 0
  • Adobe CutCopy
    It’s not just new graduates; it’s experienced/senior professionals.
    Oct 23 0

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