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Get More Interviews: Write A Stellar Resume As A Software Engineer

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Alex ChiouTech Lead @ Robinhood, Meta, Course Hero
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Course Overview

7.4 seconds: That's how long the average recruiter spends on your resume according to this well-documented eye-tracking study. When it comes to tech where any decent job posting will get 100+ applicants in the first 24 hours, this study rings quite true with recruiters almost always spending just 5-10 seconds on a candidate's resume (sometimes less!).

Because of this, you absolutely have to make your resume extremely polished. Despite this, so many software engineers are lazy with their resume, making basic mistakes and phrasing their experience incorrectly. The wisdom in this course will get you out of those traps and maximize the chances of your resume surviving the initial screen and getting you an interview. After going through this course, you will:

  • πŸ’‘ Truly understand the principles behind a stellar resume

  • πŸ—‘οΈ Avoid the common traps that make resumes suck

  • πŸ’― Get maximum credit by best framing your experience

  • πŸ“Š Make the right resume based on your level

  • πŸ€” Know what to do if your resume isn’t enough

The tricky part about writing a stellar resume is that there's so much misinformation online about what makes a good resume, usually coming from people who have never worked at top tech companies. This course cuts through all this noise by giving you time-tested tactics from proven engineering leaders who have been behind the hiring loop from all sorts of companies from FAANG to hyper-growth startups. By completing this course, you will also get a real resume from the instructor himself that you can use as a concrete template.

Meet Alex Chiou

Alex Chiou is a proven Silicon Valley engineer with 10+ years of experience across top tech companies like PayPal, Course Hero (now Learneo, a $3.6B unicorn), Meta, and Robinhood, where he was a high-performing tech lead making $750,000/year.

Resume Master

In order to pass interviews, you need to get them first, and this is something Alex was able to do in droves, largely due to his incredibly polished resume. Alex hasn't properly applied to a job in 5+ years but still gets interviews from top companies who find his resume/portfolio online (he walks through why his portfolio is so impressive at getting inbound in this course as well).

He's shared his resume format with others to repeat success (which you'll get access to by completing this course), often giving them an immediate 50%+ uptick in interview calls. To help friends, family, and the online community, Alex has reviewed 1,000+ resumes and gotten them jobs at companies like Meta, Google, Snap, Workday, and more!

Deep Hiring Loop Perspective

Alex has been extensively involved in the hiring loop at all 4 of the top Silicon Valley companies he worked at. At Course Hero, he built the entire Android hiring loop from scratch, writing the job postings, reviewing the resumes, designing the interview process, administering the interviews, and then making hire/no hire decisions.

Across his 10+ years in Silicon Valley, Alex has reviewed 1,000+ resumes in a professional setting. He has also rejected 1,000+ resumes, tossing 90%+ of them into the bin. He deeply understands what top tech companies are looking for (and not looking for) in a candidate from their resume, particularly the many, many traps job-seeking engineers fall into that make their profile look worse.

The beautiful thing about resume optimization is that it really doesn't take too much time. If you go through this entire course and deeply pay attention to the hard-earned wisdom Alex has bundled within it, you can maximize your resume's quality in at most 10-20 hours. This is a 1-time cost that's definitely worth paying as you will be sending that resume to hundreds, if not thousands, of jobs.


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Jenny NhanSoftware Engineer @ Checkr

This course was extremely insightful! I feel a lot better about my resume now getting back on the job search after layoffs.

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Mid-Level Software Engineer [P2]Tesla
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Mid-Level Software Engineer [E4]Meta
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Entry-Level Software EngineerUnemployed
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Mid-Level Software EngineerStartups

Good course on Resume Optimization

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