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Can I tell you something embarrassing?
My resume used to be really, really bad. In fact, it kept me from getting my dream job.
I’m not just saying that—I know it did, because sometimes I re-applied twice to the same company (for the same position!) after only a few weeks. When I made changes to my resume, I was invited in for interviews—by the same companies that rejected me just weeks earlier.
I was the same, but my resume was better. And I got better results.
In fact, I got great results. I actually got compliments from HR departments and recruiters. And of course, I got those interviews.
Companies like Google, Ebay, Spotify, Venmo, and General Assembly (and dozens more) offered me interviews, several of which led to competitive offers.
I made it easy for them to like me. I made it easy for them to know how I could help their company, why I would be good at this particular role, and the X factor that made me stand out from other applicants. And I did all of this on one 8.5” x 11” PDF.
Before I opened up shop at More Money For Me I wanted to work in marketing analytics how I had in college. I liked combining the technical with the creative, and working at NYC startups is kind of addictive (I like free snacks + swag).
I spent the year before graduation preparing for my post-college job search:
I volunteered for extra projects at my internships.
I made contacts at job fairs and networking events.
I built a portfolio of side projects.
It was a busy senior year.
Even after doing all of these things, I struggled to land interviews.
I had invested a ton of time and energy to make myself an attractive candidate, and I was frustrated that I wasn’t getting results.
I wasn’t showing up on paper how I knew I did in real life.
I realized I had made a lot of mistakes on my resume:
- I came across as boring.
- I overcomplicated the simple stuff.
- I focused on responsibilities, not results.
- I included broken links, typos, and redundant phrases.
- My tone was too formal—and too informal.
I even (eek!) lied.
I needed to rehab my resume. Here’s how I did it:
I asked IRL recruiters what makes a resume an easy yes.
I read dozens of top-performing resumes online.
I got feedback from my most on-top-of-their-$@&% friends and favorite mentors.
I made a couple dozen rounds of edits.
Then I started from scratch.
Rather than listing a bunch of stuff I had accomplished, I designed an outline for my dream job interview:
Which stories did I want to tell?
What did I want to keep out of the conversation (unimpressive jobs, underdeveloped skills)?
When had I demonstrated the exact skills this job required?
Here are some of the companies that reached out to me after a cold resume application:
- Hillary for America
Other companies like Palantir, Seatgeek, and Datadog reached out to me unprompted after reading my resume on a jobs website.
All of these interviews were positive experiences and many successfully led to second-/third-/final-round interviews, and eventually job offers.
There are hundreds of listicles out there with surface-level tips: “use a serif font!” “Check for typos!” “Get rid of your address!”
These tips won’t land you your dream job interview.
You know what will?
Personalized advice from someone who’s been there.
When I was in the middle of rehabbing my resume, I can’t tell you how much I appreciated having a fresh pair of eyes to look it over. There were sooo many how-could-I-miss-that moments. Having a bit of help made a huge difference.
To pay it forward, I’m offering to look over your resume and give you a bit of non-judgmental, über-useful, free feedback!
Also, I selfishly love checking out other people’s resumes. I get to hear about the crazy cool things you all have accomplished!
I’d love to look over your resume if…
- You’re in the middle of a job search or are about to start one.
- You’re an engineer/marketer/barista/analyst/whatever!
- You feel stuck.
- You can’t figure out how to get your awesomeness to show up in a PDF.
This might not be for you if…
- Your resume isn’t complete and/or up-to-date. Check for accuracy/obvious mistakes before you send it over.
Want me to take a look at your resume and send you 3 easy, specific-to-you suggestions?
It’s free, and I’ll get back to you within 48 hours.
- Just fill out this teeny tiny form.
- When you get a confirmation email, respond with your resume as an attachment or link. If there’s something you particularly want help with, let me know!
- I’ll take a look at your resume and send you 3 ideas to improve.
- You do whatever you want with the ideas! Make those changes! Ignore them! Share them with fellow job-hunters!
Woohoo! I can’t wait to meet you! And if you know anybody else who could use a friendly, knowledgeable (but not judgy) pair of eyes on their resume, feel free to point them my direction!