iOS Developer - preparing for a recruitment process, part 1: CV

  • It’s ok not to have any professional experience at the beginning. Feel free to add GitHub, App Store links to your personal projects and apps. It shows that you like trying and finishing projects. It also shows that you’ve run through the whole process of releasing an app to the App Store, that means a lot.
  • Contributing to open source projects counts as well, actually it’s really beneficial to mention that.
  • It’s also a good idea to mention all the courses or certificates that you have completed. They don’t need to be directly related to an iOS development. For example if you are applying for a job in Sweden as a foreigner, it will be much appreciated if you have done a Swedish language course.
  • Because you don’t have any professional experience yet or it’s just one company, it might be worth adding an information about being a part of some students’ organisations or some local communities. That positions you as a potential leader, passionate developer, someone doing “something more” than a minimum required daily work.
  • Recruiters like numbers while reading about your experience. Make sure you use them while shortly describing how you contributed to your teams’ successes. Bullet point lists and numbered lists work better than a plain English descriptions.
  • Include only the most relevant experience, information about frameworks that you’ve used, programming languages, projects. It should be as relevant as possible to the job position you are applying for.
  • You probably don’t want to use a lot of space in your CV for your hobbies or non-job related things. Recruiters are looking for as many proofs as possible that you are worth that higher rate for a more senior position.

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