You won’t believe what I learned
I just reviewed over a hundred LinkedIN profiles (yes, we’re hiring at OLX — I reviewed Go developer profiles in this case).
People love listicles (at least the non testy ones), so here’s one summing up my key take-aways from this experience. There’s just 4:
- People who write a “Summary” of themselves — you are a blessing. I care a lot about what drives you, what you’re looking for, etc. I have picked out some the candidates purely on what they wrote in their summary. No relevant experience, but the summary told me they have the right mindset.
- Pictures matter. People wearing tin foil hats, skiing, sitting at a swimming pool, mugshots, running over a finish line (I kid you not, I’ve seen all of these). Every time I have to wonder: WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO TELL ME!?
- If you list a skill, but have no reference to that skill anywhere in your summary, or in any job description — it may as well not be on your skill list.
- HOW CAN YOU BE A SENIOR DEVELOPER IF THAT’S THE ONLY JOB YOU EVER HAD!?
That’s all. Have a good weekend.