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A detailed step-by-step breakdown of a resume that got shortlisted by Google, Microsoft, and Amazon!

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๐ŸŒˆ Using color-coordination method for easier understanding

๐Ÿ“ ๐๐ข๐ง๐ค = ๐€๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐•๐ž๐ซ๐›๐ฌ: start each resume bullet with this;
๐’๐ž๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐ญ ๐“๐ข๐ฉ #1 to effectively bypass resume scanning software that filters out unqualified employees.

Ex: Led > teamwork skills, designed > creativity skills, automated > technical skills, optimized > outside-the-box thinking, etc. [Use tense accordingly]

๐Ÿ“ ๐˜๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ = ๐‰๐จ๐›-๐Ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐‡๐š๐ซ๐ ๐’๐ค๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฌ: Specific softwares/technologies/skills/tools/platforms based on job title’s qualifications.

๐’๐ž๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐ญ ๐“๐ข๐ฉ #2 Use at least 3 JDs form target company to form a word cloud & shortlist top skills to showcase on the resume.

๐Ÿ“ ๐Ž๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž = ๐’๐ญ๐ซ๐จ๐ง๐  ๐๐จ๐ฆ๐š๐ข๐ง ๐ค๐ง๐จ๐ฐ๐ฅ๐ž๐๐ ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ก๐š๐ง๐๐ฌ-๐จ๐ง ๐ž๐ฑ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐ˆ๐ง๐๐ข๐œ๐š๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฌ

๐’๐ž๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐ญ ๐“๐ข๐ฉ #3 Recruiters shortlist candidates with 60% of your resume to support your domain knowledge & 28% of your resume to support your soft skills.

๐Ÿ“ ๐†๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ง = ๐๐ฎ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ข๐š๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ญ๐ฌ: **MOST IMPORTANT** numbers and percentages showcasing measurable outcomes from your work.

๐’๐ž๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐ญ ๐“๐ข๐ฉ #4 Only 41% of resumes include >3 impact metrics & Yes, these are the ones who get a callback from recruiters.

๐Ÿ“ ๐๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ž = ๐ˆ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐š๐œ๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ: Statement structured as the Problem, Action, and Results (PAR) for each one of your work experiences.

๐’๐ž๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐ญ ๐“๐ข๐ฉ #4 Always add impact statements as they help you drive recruiters’ as well as interviewers’ attention to your prior achievements at the workplace.

๐Ÿ“ ๐๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž = ๐‹๐ข๐ง๐ค๐ž๐๐ˆ๐ง/๐†๐ข๐ญ๐‡๐ฎ๐›/๐๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ฅ๐ข๐จ ๐‹๐ข๐ง๐ค๐ฌ:

๐’๐ž๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐ญ ๐“๐ข๐ฉ #5 Resumes with robust links & portfolios have 71% higher chances of landing in an interview.

๐Ÿ“ ๐‹๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ ๐Œ๐ข๐๐๐ฅ๐ž/๐›๐จ๐ญ๐ญ๐จ๐ฆ = ๐„๐๐ฎ๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง:
Use reverse chronological order & ONLY mention CGPA if over (7/10 or 3.5/4 point scale). Add Optional Sections: Awards, Relevant Coursework (Tip: Leverage if you have 0 experience in the field you’re trying to get into), Others, PORs etc. as per your experience.

๐Ÿ“ ๐‘๐ž๐ ๐›๐จ๐ฑ๐ž๐ฌ = ๐’๐จ๐Ÿ๐ญ-๐ฌ๐ค๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฌ: Preferred to incorporate in your experience & projects rather than simply mentioning in the “soft-skills” section.

– Use Liner, Single Pager format, with 475-600 words not more!
– Use X-Y-Z formula to ace the experience section (Google It!)
– This is a Combinational Resume, Choose wisely from this, “Chronological”, “Functional” as per your aim & current years of experience.

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