With the increasing competition to land the best jobs in tech startups and companies, you need to have stand out with a properly structured résumé to capture the attention of recruiters to get through the screening process. For all tech roles, candidates must also send over their LinkedIn profile, so it is important that both are clear, concise and help you stand out. Here are a few tips that will help you craft the perfect résumé and LinkedIn so you can land your first role to launch your career.
You are basically selling yourself through that piece of paper, hence you need to mold your qualifications and skills to reflect what your potential employer is looking for. If you are applying for a sales role, it is imperative that you include your past work experience, show that you have sold anything, demonstrate that you have a basic understanding of key sales ops tools such as Salesforce, Streak, Google, Outreach. etc. It also helps to have a basic understanding of coding if you are applying for roles that are more technical by nature. Check out One Month’s course https://onemonth.com/courses/programming-for-non-programmers For sales, your resume should directly show how you have grown in sales and an overview that you can take on any new role and grow within a company.
Job Prospecting is art that can be taught, without it, getting a job can be very discouraging. We focus on helping our students go through this process with Day 1 of class. For example, is more important that you see who the hiring manager is, check out the organization’s culture and values and build a plan to get their attention. Look for repeated words and phrases that give hints about the organization’s philosophical approaches. For example, if the company is an advocate of social good on top of working, it’s highly recommended that you highlight the volunteer work you have done in the past. We strive to help students find roles with companies that are working to increase tech diversity and want to hire people for the long-term and grow within companies.
Many graduates make the mistake of writing irrelevant details in their resumes. Recruiters do not have the time to read through all the activities you took part in while you were in high school. Make sure you only highlight important aspects of your life in your resume, LinkedIn and not just fill up the blank space. Reach out to us if you need a free resume template designed by Bay Area Recruiters.
Your LinkedIn needs a summary, 3-4 lines, look at our co-founders LinkedIn in Profile as and example since you need to sell yourself and tell your story. Your LinkedIn profile should be as detailed as possible with bullet points. You can simply include volunteer experience and showcase your skills to look competent. Just make sure you prioritize your skills so the most important ones are at the top. A picture speaks a thousand words, your LinkedIn profile needs to look as professional as possible. This means pictures with friends and no lowlight or overly edited photographs.
Remember, you resume and LinkedIn are key channels that you will need to sell yourself and tell your story. Reach out if we can help in anyway since we work with hundreds of hiring partners and can share more with you.