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Ideal Resume Format for a Software Engineer

https://github.com/[yourname]

Ambition

[Describe ambitions: type of work, attributes of team, what you want to learn & teach]

Experience

[in reverse chronological order, list at most 5 positions or 10 years back, whichever is fewer]

[date start]–[date end] - [company name] - [non-bullshit, normalized title]
Team: [# engs. on your team]; Total: [total engs. at company]
[One sentence description of software you worked on.] I left because [reason you left].

[date start]–[date end] - [company name] - [non-bullshit, normalized title]
Team: [# engs. on your team]; Total: [total engs. at company]
[One sentence description of software you worked on.] I left because [reason you left].

[date start]–[date end] - [company name] - [non-bullshit, normalized title]
Team: [# engs. on your team]; Total: [total engs. at company]
[One sentence description of software you worked on.] I left because [reason you left].

Education (Optional)

["Auto-didact", "University", "College"; name of institution optional]
[Specializations / majors]

Favorite Book

[title of favorite book], by [author name]

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h3h commented Sep 28, 2014

Note the things intentionally excluded:

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Nationality
  • GPA
  • College classes
  • Lists of technologies
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