How can I get my resume short listed for Facebook, Amazon, Palantir etc.?

How can I get my resume short listed for Facebook, Amazon, Palantir, etc.?

Ok so I’ll just list things to change:

  • Why this modelling picture of you sitting down? Not professional
  • Layout is like a tabloid with columns
    • People don’t read like that - they scroll up and down
  • Your profile doesn’t say anything really. It’s cookie cutter
    • ‘I’m experienced, want to do high quality work…’
  • Technical skills I like this but need a benchmark
    • What have you built with these languages?
  • Hobbies - don’t mention programming stuff - we already know that
    • ‘Books’ - give some examples to show this
  • ‘References on request’ should be ‘upon’ - also waste of space - this is obvious
  • So many ‘go . gl’ links I don’t like being ‘monitored’ - you want to see if I open your links.
    • Now I’m not going to open them - furthermore I can’t be BOTHERED to open multiple links - tell me the top line info IN THE RESUME
  • Experiences - what was the IMPACT of your experiences
    • Not data for this
  • Dates are dark I get it but it’s annoying to try and read

I hope this helps :wink:

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