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That’s a great first step.
How to write a great Full Stack Web Developer resume?
Being a full stack developer doesn’t mean you should list dozens of programming languages.
Instead, you should try to focus on showcasing that you’re the right “T-shaped” full stack dev for the job.
And, if you aren’t being careful enough, your resume might just say “I copy and paste code from Stack Overflow blindly and deploy it to production”.
Your resume has to provide context-appropriate information to exactly show hiring managers that:
- You know the programming languages(server side, client side) and database technologies the role expects you to work on;
- That you don’t cost them a century worth of refactoring once you write a module;
- You’ve learned a lot and grown throughout your work experience;
- Blind “Cmd + C” from Stack Overflow is not the way you code;
- You've got great teamwork skills, and that you help others become better at their work.
The real challenge in writing a Full Stack developer’s resume
If you were to write a full stack resume a decade ago, you pretty much were covered just mentioning LAMP stack in your experience, summary and skills.
But full stack used to be a narrow discipline, and usually implied a precise set of skills at that time. Now, what “full stack” consists of is way bigger than before.
Take the simple movement of LAMP to MEAN. That simple change implies that someone should be proficient with:
- Architecting modular front ends using Angular, Express;
- Optimizing CDN;
- Tweaking hardware layers for faster rendering;
- Writing scalable architecture on AWS;
- Security layers
So, how do you convey so much information with your tiny resume? Should your summary take up half the page? Or, should you cram everything under your work experience?
That the real challenge!
Solution: Start with a resume layout
You’ve three standard resume layouts to select from:
There’s a fourth category too - “Creative resumes” but building a creative resume gets risky and often results into rejections (more than 70% of the times).
The best one is the Hybrid resume layout. Read more about why it is better than other resume layouts here.
Next thing that you should know is what resume sections to consider for building a full stack resume.