Book cover of The Tech Interview Inside Out

What a Good Developer Resume Looks Like

I've reviewed hundreds of developer resumes when working at tech companies like Microsoft, Skype and Uber. This guide helps you craft a developer resume that represents you better and increases your chances of making it through the screening process at tech companies.

80 pages of specific advice and examples. What recruiters really care about, how to optimize for the first glance, what good structure looks like, avoiding biases and many other topics.

The hiring pipeline at Big Tech. Have you ever wondered what happens with your resume after you submit it, at big tech companies? The guide lets you in behind the scenes to Application Tracking Systems (ATS), inbound sourcers, recruiters and hiring managers and how they each look at resumes.

Principles to stand out with your resume - straight from the people running the hiring process. With insights from hiring managers and tech recruiters at Google, Facebook and other tech companies.

Resume templates. The guide analyzes 6 popular resume templates for developers, giving trusted recommendations on formats to use - and ones to avoid, with links to all of them.

Buy the beta book for $9. The price will increase to $15 when the guide is finalized.

    Written, edited and reviewed by the people running the developer hiring process at tech companies

    The contributing technical hiring managers and technical recruiters have reviewed hundreds of CVs and resumes and hired hundreds of engineers, working at some of the top tech companies.

    Author

    Gergely Orosz (Uber, Microsoft, Skype, Skyscanner)

    Contributing authors

    Steve Ball (CTO at high-growth startups)
    Sebastian Prieto Tovar (Uber, Nike)
    Claire Taylor (Uber university recruitment)
    Veronika Nagy (Uber, Capgemini, Mobgen)

    Technical reviewers

    Rodrigo Pimentel (CTO at Jump)
    Matt Dickenson (Square, Uber, Ibotta)

    What Others are Saying

    Steve Ball

    I've been a hiring manager for 25 years now and I can find little substantive to add to the excellent advice in the book. here seems to be an inverse relationship between the awesomeness of the best developers I've ever hired and the impact of their CVs. Hopefully, this helps the stars stand out more effectively!

    Kevin Scott

    This guide has served to me as a glue to all the advice I've received from others and my reading. Simply put: a resume's purpose makes more sense and I feel much more empowered in my career.

    About the author

    Gergely Orosz

    Hi - I'm Gergely. I spent a decade working as a software developer, from small startups, through investment banking, then at tech companies like Skype, Microsoft, Skyscanner and Uber. I started as a junior developer, leveling up to senior and principal engineering positions. I later moved into engineering management. I've worked across the stack on web, native mobile, backend and distributed systems teams.

    I've reviewed probably over a thousands developer resumes over the past few years and have given specific feedback to a few hundred of them in the last week of May 2020. I've always struggled to recommend a resource for developers on how to write good tech resumes. I'm writing this guide to even the field between those who have access to recruiters and hiring managers who give feedback on their resumes, and those who do not.

    Follow me on Twitter at @GergelyOrosz, connect on Linkedin or read my blog on PragmaticEngineer.com.