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Impress recruiters: How to create a compelling resume for the tech industry

Impress recruiters: How to create a compelling resume for the tech industry

In the competitive world of technology, your CV is your cover letter, it should tell the story of your career, the passion you feel for the technology sector, capture the attention of recruiters, presented in a clean and attractive way to stand out from other candidates.

The CV should contain relevant information and data, such as education, training, and experience as well as an extra touch to stand out from the rest. How to stand out? Here are a few tips:

  1. Focus on your technical skills: In the technology sector, technical skills are essential. Mention your knowledge in programming languages, software tools, and development methodologies. Don't forget to include relevant certifications.
  2. Relevant projects: Highlight the projects you have worked on, especially those that are related to the position you are applying for. Describe your role in the project and how you contributed to its success.
  3. Quantifiable achievements: Numbers speak louder than words. If possible, quantify your accomplishments. For example, "Reduced website load time by 50%" or "Increased code efficiency by 30%".
  4. Call to Action: Include a 'Professional Goals' section where you express your desire to contribute and grow in the technology sector. This may motivate the recruiter to act and contact you.
  5. Keep your CV up to date: The technology sector is constantly evolving. Be sure to update your resume regularly to reflect your new skills and experiences.

BONUS: Don't forget to name your soft skills, although it can be a bit more challenging than naming technical skills, here are some tips:

  1. Use concrete examples: Instead of simply listing a soft skill, try to provide a specific example of how you have used it in the past, such as mentioning a project where you collaborated with others to achieve a goal.
  2. Show relevant achievements: If you can link your soft skills to concrete achievements, this can be very effective, such as mentioning a project you developed that resulted in a positive change for your company.
  3. Use the right language: Some soft skills can be demonstrated through the way you write your CV, take care to choose the right format, it says more about you than putting "good organizer".

A CV is not only a summary of your experience, but a personal marketing tool - make it count!

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16 de Abril, 2024