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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!


And PDF:

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

Top comments (5)

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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, 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 :)
stereobooster profile image

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!