Thanks a lot for the feedback! I think you’re the first person to say it’s actually good haha.
If anyone’s interested, here’s what others had to say when I posted the same resume on reddit:
“There are some HUGE improvements you can make here. - your Summary of qualifications thing needs to go. Most of it just looks like soft skills that you don’t even back up. That makes it meaningless. You say your a hard worker all day long, but anyone could just make that up. - why is your experience at the bottom? And your projects second to the bottom? Those are by FAR the most important things about a resume and your not even highlighting them. - This is more personal opinion, but the stylization is over bearing. You want your resume to stand out in content and clarity, not in Color.”
“Simplify the color scheme to black and white and remove the background boxes. Let your projects demonstrate your design skills and format your resume for maximum readability.”
“I’m not in IT, so I can’t speak to rewrites of your project descriptions, but a few tips:
Remove subjective descriptions, such as “quick at adapting” or “effective at managing…” or “team player.” The employer will decide whether you have those qualities based on the accomplishments you share. Your résumé is meant to be objective. You can elaborate on your motivation and adapting to technologies in your cover letter, about how you’re self-taught, you follow the tech trends and have been learning the latest languages accordingly, you have all these XYZ ideas, you know that X company has Y goals and here’s how you can help them meet those, etc.
For your work experience, focus on skills and outcomes, not job duties, by naming your accomplishments. That can be done by quantifying results where you can. To brainstorm: Did you receive some form of recognition? Did you intervene in a situation that could’ve become a serious problem had you not intervened? Did you make a suggestion adopted by team/coworkers? Did you accomplish a task using less than usual resources? Have you trained or taught people?
As for design, I think the boxes constrict, so I’d remove them.
Other than that, I think it’s good that you’ve emphasized your projects. I’ve seen folks who are trying to break into entry-level IT support coming from a totally different sector and have no projects to share. Those projects will definitely strengthen your candidacy.”
Any thoughts on those comments? These people on reddit seemed to be a lot more experienced than us FCC wannabes, but I’m still going to take everything with a grain of salt.