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Aimeri Baddouh
Aimeri Baddouh

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Resume Critique

I just saw a post by @ryanmdoyle requesting help with his resume, and I figured I could use some help as well. Some of the advice people gave was really solid, and I have already implemented some of it, but I believe I have a LOT of room for growth.

Please be as nitpicky as possible!

Resume

And PDF: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1pQY1SWWVmX9uY3v9BEM7gnv2myYxWkdr

PS: I've seen a lot of comments about pictures in resume. That will probably be the first edit for mine.

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Antonio Radovcic

On the website and on the CV I couldn't find your country anywhere. If you're applying in only one country this doesn't matter so much, though. I'd always keep the phone-number in the standard-format with country-prefix, like "+49 151 555 555".

You mention "intersection between technology and art", yet there's nothing else on the CV to confirm that, or to pick that up. The mentioned projects are tech-only.

I think the headline "PROFILE" is redundant. The whole column is the profile.

It would help the layout to keep the headline-sizes consistent and maybe left-align everything. This could increase readability.

You're giving away lots of room with the darker backdrop-thingie (between background and foreground). Try to ditch that and increase the main space instead. Use the space to add paragraphs to the longish project-descriptions.

The Gatsby-Art-Noveau-Style looks ok, but you have such a unique design going on on Slothcrew.com, especially after "change style". The diagonal look and overall vibrance would definitely stick out more.

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Peter Jausovec

Only my personal preferences here :)

  • two columns makes it hard to read
  • increase the line height in the position descriptions to make it more readable
  • make the description font color just a bit lighter/less saturated, so the title pops a bit more
  • icons next to skills seem redundant/busy
  • put contact info to the header, below your name/title
  • I'd also put (one) website address into the header (make sure you link to the github repo on your site)
  • I would remove the picture :)
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stereobooster

Yes, text is very hard to read. I would work on this in first place, because this is the most important part.

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Ryan Doyle

So many comments about photos. I've got a flood of comments now so I'll be working on mine today!

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Cubicle Buddha

I think it’s beautiful. I’ve never seen a resume with such style!

Timeless DEV post...

How to write a kickass README

Arguably the single most important piece of documentation for any open source project is the README. A good README not only informs people what the project does and who it is for but also how they use and contribute to it.

If you write a README without sufficient explanation of what your project does or how people can use it then it pretty much defeats the purpose of being open source as other developers are less likely to engage with or contribute towards it.