One of our favorite sites for developer related questions and discussions Stack Overflow has released a great resume tool today called Developer Story, aiming to free developers from the traditional resume hassle.
In today’s economy, regular resumes are not working out for developers because they put emphasis on job titles, schools, and degrees. On the other hand, most of the developers don’t have degrees in computer science or something related, and they are constantly challenged with the ways on how they should present themselves in their resumes.
To those who are interested in applying at Frakton but also pursuing other companies for jobs, Developer Story offers two views: a traditional resume view for employers and a more modern timeline view.
The timeline view emphasizes your achievements, but even the traditional view puts its emphasis on which projects you have contributed to, which languages you’ve used, which questions you’ve answered on Stack Overflow, etc.
Important to note is that you get to choose which accomplishments you want to highlight to potential hiring managers.
The idea behind the Developer Story is to pull out your achievements – the problems you’ve solved, the open source projects you’ve contributed to, the apps you’ve written — and highlight those.
Developers can use these new resumes to signal that they are interested in a new job (or not) and tell recruiters what kind of salary they are looking for, for example. Stack Overflow itself only works with employers directly (or the agencies they hire) but doesn’t allow individual recruiters onto its platform, so developers (hopefully) won’t get spammed by them.
The new service is available on Stack Overflow and like all of the other services for developers on Stack Overflow, it’s available for free.
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