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irene
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I hate hate hate writing résumés for dev positions. Each posting requires that you guess wildly about their stack therefore write a totally new résumé. You don't get a job because you omitted the keyword "Newtonsoft" when mentioning your Dotnet Core experience. Hiring departments have one job and they universally suck at it for tech.

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    @M1sf3t Resume. The descriptions change to include technical details especially if you have a wide range of experience with employers.
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    @M1sf3t That seems like a very good idea. I wonder if it would satisfy the requirement when it is used for contract bids.
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    I have invisible 0 point text encoded in my resume that lists on the advert and multiple versions. Never get binned, but I have had people ask about my skill sets listing so many bullet points in their HR system.

    I tell them to look at my resume again. Then I just tell them obfuscation is my specialty.
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    @SortOfTested So basically you do search engine tricks that worked in the 90's in HR systems. lol
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    @irene
    Basically. flood the material.
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    @SortOfTested I'm going to put my keywords in a slow <marquee> that starts with a lot of spaces so nobody will see it unless they stay on my resume for a long time.
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    @M1sf3t @SortOfTested I thought about your comments and rejiggered my resume completely yesterday.

    I started with a section of highlights that mirror the language of the position.

    I had one timeline type table that listed my chronological employments and roles. I have done lots of contracts, ran a company, and some overlapping employment.

    I then described my role, experience, basic stack info by role and employer.

    I added my collection of post-secondary.

    I finished with an alphabetical index of technologies and methodologies that I have worked with so HR can easily look for keywords.

    Anyhow the end result is long but very easy to find info. The person I set the resume to got back to me an hour after I sent it. He was ranting about how easy it was to get the information he was looking for in comparison to the other résumés despite its five page length. :-P
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