The Ultimate Resume Handbook

How to Write an ATS-friendly, FAANG-Ready Resume!

Unlock your job search potential with our comprehensive Resume Handbook. Designed specifically for Software Engineers, applying for jobs in tech, this handbook provides you with the tools and resources you need to create an outstanding resume that stands out from the competition!

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Job Search Keyword Toolkit

Get the top keywords to include in your resume for AI Engineer, Web Developer, Software Engineer, Back-End Engineer, and Front-End Engineer Roles!

💡Why is it important to include the right keywords on your resume?

Checking your resume's keywords matters because busy recruiters might pass on resumes if they don't see the right keywords. Your resume, similar to a menu in a restaurant, needs to match what the employer wants, featuring key projects to prove you're a strong candidate – like showing a menu customers really want to order from.

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Unlock the Job Search Keyword Toolkit, a sneak peek from Chapter 1: "Developing a Strategy for Targeted Resumes" in the Ultimate Resume Handbook.

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What's Included?

✔ Comprehensive Written Guide:

Our detailed written guide takes you through every step of resume creation, providing expert insights and actionable advice. See the “Content Outline” section for more.

✔ Affordable, self-driven option:

Learn to use ChatGPT to spot red flags on your resume, optimize with the right keywords, and make impactful edits for maximum effectiveness.

✔ ATS-Friendly, FAANG-Ready Resume Template:

Our professionally designed resume template is optimized to pass through Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) used by many large tech companies—Tailored  for Software Engineering roles.

💡What is Application Tracking Systems (ATS)?

ATS, or Applicant Tracking Systems, are software BIG tech companies use to streamline recruitment process. If your resume isn't ATS-friendly, it could be silently discarded, burying your chances of getting to real human eyes. Don't fall victim to automated rejection!

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Content Outline

Chapter 1: Developing a Strategy for Targeted Resumes

Align your resume with industry expectations by identifying the essential skills and keywords relevant to software engineering roles, increasing your chances of standing out to employers.

Chapter 2: Optimize Your ATS-Friendly Software Engineering Resume

Create a clear and consistent ATS-friendly resume format for that effectively presents your experience and achievements.

Chapter 3: Captivate Readers with an Engaging Contact Header Section

Grab employers' attention with an impactful Contact Headers section that showcases your strengths and goals as a software engineer.

Chapter 4: Maximize the Impact of Your Skills Section 

Highlight your technical skills using industry-relevant keywords.

Chapter 5: Showcase Your Education and Relevant Courses

Showcase your academic background that align with the job requirements.

Chapter 6: Craft Impactful Work Experience Bullet Points 

Craft impactful bullet points in the Professional Experience section that demonstrate your accomplishments and the value you bring to employers, using quantifiable achievements whenever possible.

Chapter 7: Overcome the Challenge of Zero Professional Experience

Gain real-life experience to compensate for the lack of relevant professional experience.

Chapter 8: Utilize Your Personal Projects Section And Github

Showcase relevant projects and their impact, giving employers a deeper insight into your abilities.

Chapter 9: Selecting Supplementary Sections: Enhancing Your Resume's Impact

Enhance your resume's impact by including optional sections such as certifications, publications, presentations, awards, activities, interests, and leadership

Chapter 10: Leverage Your Unique Background for Diversity Recruiting

Embrace diversity recruiting and leverage your unique background to enhance job opportunities.

ATS-friendly template

As a reference, our professionally designed resume template is conveniently included at the end of the book to guide you in creating an effective resume.

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Don't Get Stuck In A Cycle Of Self-Doubt

Hi, I'm Jean!

I'm the Founder of Exaltitude. I’ve been working in tech for the past 15 years as an engineer, an engineering manager, and a team-builder. I was the 19th engineer at WhatsApp and worked with Facebook as an Engineering Manager for six years after the $19B acquisition.

Having conducted thousands of interviews and resume screens, I'm dedicated to empowering job seekers with the knowledge and guidance to create resumes that leave a lasting impression. My mission is to support the future of tech!

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"Without a doubt, the Ultimate Resume Handbook was definitely helpful for finding different ways to make quantifiable bullet points in my resume's work experience section."

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"With the support and education from the EXA coaching program I was able to land a position that better aligned with my personal and professional career goals."

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