Your resume, what you say in the interview, even the above test task the manager learns all this from your mouth. Is it true what you say or write? And will you be just as good when you are hired, as in an interview or test assignments? These are all risk factors, and no one likes to risk. There is a simple way to dispel manager’s doubts to show an example of your activity from the everyday, real world. Post your CVs to your resume on professional social networks such as LinkedIn, societies like dev.by or Habrahabr. If you have open source projects go ahead, show that you can write good code not in words but in deeds! We should also say about StackOverflow.
From a SO profile, a manager or technician can learn your most powerful skills, see code examples, assess overall competence and ability to articulate thoughts clearly. And all this is not based on the resume you wrote, but on the basis of your actual activity. There is one phrase that is capable of setting the tone for the whole further conversation from the very beginning, putting you in a very good position in the eyes of the manager. This is the phrase “I’m looking for.” For example, “I am looking for work related to processing large amounts of data.” Recall an example about a candidate with 5 children ready to work 12 hours a day. The impression from such a candidate as from a low-skilled, unsure worker. If at the very beginning of the summary you indicate that you are looking for a certain type of projects, this means that you are not in the mood for money you are trying to satisfy the need of a higher level (according to Maslow, this is a jump from the 2nd to the 5th step of the pyramid of needs). And the manager automatically has the impression of you as a very strong, self-confident employee. Even if you did a good job, threw out of your resume everything superfluous and very concisely formulated their great achievements, and highlighted the most important thing in bold, your resume is still a big pile of text. Recently there has been a tendency to create graphic summaries.
Instead of a long and boring description of employment history, you can draw a timeline with notes where and by whom you worked. Instead of listing basic skills, you can create a pie chart with shares equal to the relative level of ownership of a skill. Instead of the usual links to profiles in social networks insert their icons. Using infographics is a bit risky thing, because not everyone can appreciate originality. But, on the other hand, if you were sent because of a non-standard approach, then consider whether you really want to work with such a bore;) It is important to note that a graphic resume is NOT a substitute for a standard textual one: as I said, many companies import resumes into their own search systems for candidates, and of course they are not able to search by graphs and diagrams. Therefore, it makes sense to send 2 resumes at once one for people, another for machines.