Feedback on my resume



  • I've been thinking about updating my resume and finally got a chance to start on this!

    Ambarish-Resume

    Please share your valuable feedback


  • Service Provider

    At the bottom... remove the UAE from each certification; no one should care where you were standing when they were granted. And remove the GPA, that's something to offer on request.



  • Thanks! updated and also changed few things on certification; was not correct previously! 🙂



  • Anything else on other section?


  • Service Provider

    I don't know how people look on resumes in the UAE, but in the US I always recommend removing "filler" like the header that is just a description.



  • What i learned from few HR friends is, first they scan all the resume through an automated system which will filter all necessary keywords for the skills they look for that particular job, if it passes then it will be verified by a human, which is why most of the resumes dont pass the first stage to reach a human to respond. Second they mentioned that they just give few minutes to scan through on the human verification phase, which i think the filler helps to give them a brief idea to look further.


  • Service Provider

    The core competencies don't feel right either. At least not all of them. CAPEX Management should definitely not be listed. Anti-Theft technology, etc. Just feels like filler.


  • Service Provider

    @Ambarishrh said in Feedback on my resume:

    What i learned from few HR friends is, first they scan all the resume through an automated system which will filter all necessary keywords for the skills they look for that particular job, if it passes then it will be verified by a human, which is why most of the resumes dont pass the first stage to reach a human to respond. Second they mentioned that they just give few minutes to scan through on the human verification phase, which i think the filler helps to give them a brief idea to look further.

    That's what people say, but I don't see it in the real world. Either the filler is removed by the time that it gets to the decision makers or it gets ignored. You only get a few seconds for someone to look at your resume and if there is filler, they are spending that time scanning rather than reading. It makes it look like you have less to say and makes it harder to find what they are looking for. I've never heard of someone actually reading that stuff. I know as a hiring manager all I do is not that they needed to "pad for space" and never even read it, my eyes go straight for the work history.



  • So what can i change on this?


  • Service Provider

    I would remove antivirus as a skill. When you put too many skills it just takes away from the skills that are more important. AV isn't an IT skill really, it's more of a "computer literacy" skill. You want people to just assume that you know antivirus. My pointing out that you know it, you suggest that it would not be assumable.


  • Service Provider

    I feel like with good trimming and condensing that you would be able to reduce this to a single page of really good, intense information. It's okay to have more than one page with your level of experience, but only if there is specific information making the additional page(s) make sense. You still want to keep it very tight.



  • I am not sure how can i reduce this further. This was done from my previous 4 page resume! 🙂



  • Depending on the job youre after, your old jobs may not be useful listed there. Or perhaps a 1 liner for the older jobs that just says what relevant skills you learned. The job you have now(and have had for many years it looksl ike) should show your prospective employer that you are ready to move on/up. You could also try reducing font size and forcing single spacing if you really want to get it to 1 page.



  • I used to have a 3 pages long resume... then later I customize each resume per job I am applying for. Say if I am applying for System Admin.. then I won't mention that I used to be in a manager role since that is not what they are looking for (I will still include it under job experience, but not under skill set). Nonetheless I try to fill up at least 1 page. I found too many time that a resume was discard when the hiring manager found skill set that is completely unassociate to job posting.

    No feedback on your resume here. Too much reading.



  • @LAH3385
    Needless to say but stay clear of Comics Sans!! I've seen some resume that used Comics Sans and it went from "possible candidate" to "denied" bin within seconds.

    ps. I hang out with my HR manager often. She's a cool HR lady. 😉


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