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When you were looking for internships in college, how did you know what to put on your CV?

I just don't know what skills do I have. I don't know whether I'm a good team player or if I have good communication skills. I just don't know how to deal with soft skills.

I'm also introverted, so not much communication for me. In College, I prefer to work on assignments alone to avoid the headache of arguing with team mates who I think are doing something wrong.

Now the time to prepare my resume has come (or rather, it came a while ago but I procrastinated) and I have no idea what to write.

I'm trying to make some personal projects so I can have something to showoff, but it's not like I have much to offer yet.

I have a lot of tabs opened right know trying to learn how to make a resume, and I want it to be more than half a page.

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  • 0
    Write something that shows you have a good attitude
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    @electrineer

    Care to elaborate? Do you mean like "I wanna learn and so" vs "I went to college now give me money" kind of thing?
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    I just sent them my github.

    Assuming you actually code in your free time.
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    @yellow-dog that's what decided to do this summer. My goals include at least 2 intermediate level projects. To you think a paint program using C++ counts as intermediate level or beginner level?
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    Add some image processing shit like antialias or filters.
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    How many push-ups you can do.
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    I didn't know what to put on it, all I had was some vague experience from tinkering with a bit of this and with a bit of that. No previous work experience and no one looking to hire anyone with less than two years work experience (no exceptions as I found out while sending out my info to potential work places). Didn't have internet full of free resources covering infinite range of topics back then... or rather - there were a finite number of pretty low quality guides and some pretty good ones, just plain documentation and the actually good but high priced books and tutorials were out of reach (tho that didn't hold me back as soon as torrenting became a thing). Back then it was also a lot harder to show off your work or even finding what to contribute to. Thankfully times have changed and a lot of places are more open to hiring someone young and fresh without experience to teach them. As others suggested - showing off your personal projects on GitHub (or elsewhere) helps.
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    Basically .... Show that you're interested and willing to learn. You do have to find a way how to suppress your introversion - you have to work as a team in a workplace. You don't have to be good at it just have to be able to work together to get stuff done - solving team problems and arguing with people causing problems is on your Project Manager and if it's bad enough, HR.
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    1) Code. Be it apps, a website or anything, a project may not necessarily serve a business purpose, may be just follow a nice tutorial/course to get your first project, but make sure you learn atleast- 1 language and 1 framework/stack.
    2) Put it on github.
    3) Mention the skills you gained through the project on your resume, like if you built a website using Django, then mention Python, Django, and may be HTML/CSS. You may be knowing some DBMS stuff...
    4) Also mention your project with a github link. And apply to relevant positions (like Web Dev intern, App dev intern, Data Analytics intern etc) depending on the skills you had gained...

    Or, alternatively, scrap all of what everyone else says and do this:
    1) Be really good at programming in atleast one of these language: Java, C++, C.
    2) Study DSA well.
    3) Learn some other concepts like OOP, DBMS and some LLD.
    4) Work on your problem solving skills.
    5) One project will be helpful, to talk about.
    Now apply in big companies like Amazon.
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