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“As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.”
This section is important for those that do not have work experience.
A personal project can be anything programming related, whether a python script, Java program, web page, mobile application, etc. It shows that you are dedicated to expanding your knowledge of computer science and that you are not afraid of putting in the extra work to do so. The other benefit of doing personal projects is that you inevitably gain the skills to work in the real world.
A résumé has to pass numerous stages before it gets in front of a hiring manager: It has to bypass online keyword filters, stand out to a recruiter, and meet a hiring manager's expectations.
The primary objective is to show the value and impact you had in your previous employment.
Your contact information should be very easy to find, like your name.
Ensure you put the correct contact information or you will be uncontactable.
A typical process when applying for a job/internship is to apply to a couple of companies, get rejections or no replies, and repeat the process over and over again.
The problem of not getting interviews can be approached by improving your application/ résumé as every company uses a résumé as a basis for evaluation. Therefore, focusing on the principles of writing a résumé can help you land your dream job.
Put your name at the top of your résumé in a large legible font. Keep it plain and simple. You want the recruiter to see this easily from a mile away.
A happy recruiter is one who has minimum work to do. Making it easy for them is more likely to give you an interview.
List all the relevant skills you want the recruiter to know you have. The more skills you list that match key technical words in the qualification section of the job description, the better your chances.
Include an indication of your proficiency level. For example:
When writing a cover letter it is important to understand the significance of it. One's cover letter should go beyond their work history and must include the things that cannot be found in a resume.
It should include personal traits, work habits, inter and intrapersonal skills, achievements, and even one's enthusiasm for the job.
Your cover letter is like a simple introduction of who you are and what makes you a strong candidate for the company.
Despite the high unemployment rates during the pandemic, companies are still hiring. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, companies employed 5.2 million people in April.
The difference between those who landed the jobs and those who didn't was their ability to stand out.
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