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Alexander Nnakwue

Hello guys, thanks for this thread. I'm trying to get my third job in software engineering, precisely in the front end side of things. Here is a link to my CV, drive.google.com/file/d/1MzAdhjT__.... Thanks in advance for any feedback. Appreciated

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rhymes

I think your CV is pretty solid, nothing to say :D

I see you freelanced at Packt Publishing, I reviewed a couple of books for them ages ago!

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Alexander Nnakwue

Thanks for the feedback rythms, feels good to hear. Yes I freelanced with Packt a while back. Also doing same with Appress ATM.

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Ben Sinclair

Hi Alexander.

I have mostly presentational tips for this one:

  • avoid using the light grey colour for some of your text. On a screen that's below the contrast threshold for basic accessibility.
  • give the text a bit more line height - everything's a little crushed together.
  • you don't need to include the full street address for every job
  • make the tenses consistent: "Prepared technical pitches..." is something you did, but "Full-stack development using..." is something much more passive. Say "Developed xxx with..." instead.
  • remove some of the extraneous language padding out these bullet points. "Garnered experience" is particularly odd - just say "Worked with graphic desieners converting..." instead.
  • Make the section titles use consistent letter case. In "Languages, Interests and links", the "I" is in full caps but the "L"s aren't. In "Technical Skills" it's all small-caps, and in "Work Experience" it's title-case with full and small-caps. Just make them all the same :)

Your intro paragraph is important but it reads slightly clunkily:

Profile: Software engineer with thorough hands on experience of 3+ years in modern Front-end web development technologies (React JS, VUE JS and React Native for mobile development). With skills in rapid prototyping, design, implementation and testing of software products – including user acceptance testing and TDD. Passion for software architecture and experienced with open-source stack: Git, Mongo and Docker.

I suggest a couple of minor tweaks:

PROFILE
I am a software engineer with a thorough, hands-on experience of over 3 years in modern front-end web development technologies (React JS, VUE JS and React Native for mobile development). I have skills in rapid prototyping, design, implementation and testing of software products – including user acceptance testing and test-driven development.

I'm not sure how to rephrase the "passion" part and sill keep it in the same voice as the rest of the paragraph, and I'm worried that putting too many things in that opener will make it less punchy.

Hope this helps!

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Alexander Nnakwue

Hello Ben,

Thanks so much for the feedback. I am so grateful for the time you took to go through my resume and give this detailed feedback. It really means a whole lot to me. I will go over your recommendations, suggestions, and advice and follow suit accordingly. Once again thank you and do have a nice day ahead.

Regards,
Alexander Nnakwue

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Max Ong Zong Bao • Edited

Overall feels professional just that I would changes the following. Firstly it's the amount of titles for packt publishing find one title that you wrote down and stick with it. Lastly I would remove the word intern from Sparkplug. Since I won't consider someone a intern when they you had graduated from university and had been working with them for 3 years after they had graduated, that is not a internship but full time work.

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Alexander Nnakwue

Wow. Thanks for the tip Max. I really appreciate the feedback. Thanks again. Regards
Alexander

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Michelle Epps

I second that view. Nicely constructed CV that gets to the point. Just remember to adjust and highlight particularly impactful experience based on the position/company you are applying, you’ll do just fine!

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Alexander Nnakwue

Thanks Michelle. I will take in your feedback and implement accordingly. Regards🤗🤗