Advice culled from Niniane Wang
- For a project mention tools used, problem solved
- Don’t include rinky dink stuff along side impressive accomplishments
- Use metrics, not adjectives (wrote 5000 lines of code vs wrote lots of code, double execution time vs made application perform faster)
Advice from me
- Don’t list any technologies on your resume you never want to work with again. If you don’t want to get solicitations about COBOL jobs, don’t mention you know what COBOL is. If developers don’t take a stand against legacy code, then we are doing a serious disservice to our customers. Friends don’t let friends write COBOL.
- Describe the skills earned at jobs you liked in detail. Describe jobs you didn’t like vaguely. You will be sought out for the job that was described in detail.