Throw Out Your Resume Walks You Through A Modern Application Process

Throw Out Your Resume Walks You Through A Modern Application Process

While we don’t recommend throwing out your traditional paper resume just yet, if you want to work at a startup or a company with similar workplace philosophies, then the job application strategies of yore won’t serve you well. Throw Out Your Resume offers a simple guide to help you unlearn the old methods and replace them with new ones that will help you land a job somewhere a bit more exciting than a corporate cube farm.

The guide takes you through a lot of the same advice we’ve offered over the years, just in a well-designed, succinct package. It covers everything from applying to only companies you like to creating online profiles with sites that those companies will appreciate to making it through the interview process. While some of the steps focus on developers, you can tailor the advice to your profession by utilising the same ideas rather than the specifics suggested for those who code. If you’re looking for a new job and want something better than the traditional, old-school corporation, Throw Out Your Resume might just help you get there.

Throw Out Your Resume [via Swissmiss]


  • As a development manager, I don’t really give a sh!t about whats on paper. To many people lie cheat and blatently misrepresent themselves to pay much attention to it. I ask people to bring samples of what they have worked on themselves. You can quickly evaluate someone on code structure, simplicity of a solution and whether they know what they are talking about.

    • Oh god, the lie/cheat.

      Had an applicant recently that had tailor-made their application for our company. Apparently they used v3 of our software for many of our not-yet implementation partners when we hadn’t yet rolled out v2.

      But hey, it was a very relevant looking resume all the same!

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