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Jishnu Vasanth
Jishnu Vasanth

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What tools do you use to make your resume? Could you share some developer resume templates?

I have been trying to make a good resume for quite a while. I have tried some online resume builders but most of the templates they offered looked the same. It'd really be helpful if you guys could share your resumes or some good resume templates and the tools you use to make them.
I'd also like to hear your thoughts on how to build a kickass resume.

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Daily Mockup

Hi Jishnu,

I would like to share with you a few outstanding resume builder and professional resume templates collection.

  1. SetResume - is the best free resume builder available online.
  2. MaxResumes - Has the professional free resume templates
  3. ResumeKraft - Also has the different types of simple resume format in word
  4. WebThemez - You may also consider HTML free portfolio templates

I hope you will like this list useful.


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Douglas McKechie • Edited

Q: What tools do you use to make your resume?
A: LibreOffice Writer

Seriously, I have never used a fancy tool to create one. Just something like Word or Open Office Writer has done the trick.

In terms of content I try to keep it to 3-4 pages and have the following sections in mine. This seems to work well in my country, expectations may be different in other countries.

  • General Details - containing my full name, email address, postal address, phone number, LinkedIn profile and personal website links.

  • Personal Statement and Career Objective - a couple of paragraphs explaining who I am, what I have done, and what I would like to do going forward.

  • Technical skills summary - table of top 6 skills including their name, a rating (low, med, high) and a short description of how many years I have used PHP, html etc skills. Put high skills first.

  • Employment timeline - Names and dates of companies I have worked for with the newest first. I include my job title and a couple of sentences describing what I do / did there including the technologies and processes used (Agile for example).

  • Qualifications and Training History - similar to the employment timeline, this contains dates and names of my qualifications including the institution I studied at. Sometimes I include additional details such as when I was top student on one of the courses.

  • Referees - names, job titles, and contact details of a couple of referees. For CVs submitted online to job websites I often delete this information and just put "this information is available on request".

Generally I think shorter is better. Recruiters and companies don't have the time to read a whole novel about your life, so details should be succinct. In interviews they will normally ask you to go in to more details about particular roles then.

Also since team fit seems to be as important as technical ability, in the website linked to in the resume I like to have a section on personal hobbies and interests.

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Jishnu Vasanth

Hi Douglas, I'll give LibreOffice Writer a try. Thank you for the great input.

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Adrian B.G.

I was trying to make a custom layout resume, and I ran into some technical difficulties.

  • HTML/CSS - don't do it, the differences between what you see in the browser and what you print will give you headaches. 2 days for me was enough
  • documents (word, writer ...) - still has some view/print differences, padding and so on.
  • drawings (tools like or google slides) gave me the flexibility I wanted to be creative and 0 differences between what I see and what I print.

PS: print = export to pdf

moe64 profile image

There is a very awesome post by @agazaboklicka about how to create a resume that follows SOLID principals.

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Sean Killeen

Hey! I've noticed that in this post you use "guys" as a reference to the entire community, which is not made up of only guys but a variety of community members.

I'm running an experiment and hope you'll participate. Would you consider changing "guys" to a more inclusive term? If you're open to that, please let me know when you've changed it and I'll delete this comment.

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Thanks for considering!

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Brian • Edited

Hi Jishnu,

Take a look at this blog post about a front end developer resume, which might help you out.

There's some great advice in there to get you started at least.

It's always about value proposition, how you see yourself fit in, and what you can bring to the company. Make it readable, and don't use fillers. You have to be short and concise while expressing yourself.

As for resume templates I would suggest sticking to a traditional layout, as too many colors, icons and what not just shifts focus away from what's really important, which is who you are, and what you can bring to help the company.

Feel free to reach out to me for any feedback regarding your resume.

Hope this helps, Good luck!

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Kunal Saxena

I have used this resume template from 1millionresume. It looks good and ats friendly
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Levente Kurusa • Edited

I made my CV using LaTeX: . Let me know if you'd like the source!

yneedthis profile image
yneedthis is a great web tool that you can use to create a resume and so much more

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Victor Bordo

Overleaf and JSON Resume are both options you may find useful!

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Jishnu Vasanth

JSON Resume seems really interesting. I'll definitely look into it more. Thanks for the response.

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Sam Ferree

Not sure how good it is, but here's mine:

I wanted it to be a simple, easy to read webpage that had a lot of stuff if you knew what you were looking for.

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Jishnu Vasanth

Hey Sam, Thanks for sharing.