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Software Engineer Resume: Guide and a Sample [+20 Examples]

Tom Gerencer
Guest Contributor

Welcome to your new office. There's your brand new Herman Miller chair. Your SSD laptop with vertical and horizontal monitors. Your business credit card.


Down the hall is a staff kitchen like something from the Zuckerberg mansion. There's free food. Free laundry. Free massages.


Basically, you've nailed a job at a unicorn company.


And it all started with a software engineer resume that stood out like Linus Torvalds.


Now. How can you make that dream a reality?


It's simple. Just show that great company how much they need you.


This guide will demonstrate:


  • A software engineering resume example better than 9 out of 10 other resumes.
  • How to write a software engineer resume that will land you more interviews.
  • Tips and examples of how to put skills and achievements on a software engineer resume.
  • How to describe your experience on a resume for a software engineer to get any job you want.


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Tom Gerencer
Tom Gerencer is a founder and former owner of MediaNortheast Video Production and Training Without Boredom. A full-time writer in the fields of personal finance and career advice, Tom lives in West Virginia with his wife Kathy, two children and a couple of ornery dogs.