Will my CV get me an interview at a top tier tech company?

Will my CV get me an interview at a top tier tech company?

Overall thoughts:

Right now.

I wouldn’t interview you.

Here’s why:

A couple of practical things:

  • Your CV is very dense (hard to look at)
  • Lots of long sentences (yuck to read)
  • Lack of spacing (feels squashed)
  • Inconsistent use of bullet points
  • Too many divisions ‘Technical Experience/Additional/Languages’. Not really different ENOUGH

Other stuff:

I count 8 pieces of ‘experience’. Far too many. I’d stick with your best three and delete the rest. Currently no way I can scan read your CV. You’re making it difficult for me, I can’t see the forest for the trees.

Apologies for being direct - but I hope some of this makes sense :slight_smile:

To answer your questions:

  • How big should the projects be, to be included in the projects section

Not longer than your work experience - to which it’s almost equal. 4 items in here - go for your favoured two!

  • When I scan my CV and Job descriptions with Jobscan site, the most I get is 65%-70% match?

Don’t worry about it. It’s enough and when a resume is good a resume is good.

  • Where should I include the soft skills?

Don’t include them. Subtly integrate them into data driven evidence in other parts of your CV. ‘Led a team of X’ demonstrates leadership. ‘Worked in a team of X’ demonstrated teamwork and communication. So on and so forth.

  • Do I have to include every single skill and tech mentioned in the job description?

No. Balance my friend. Balance.


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