How to showcase the best of your Work Experience in your Resume as a remote developer

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A strong work experience section is crucial for developers looking to showcase their skills and expertise in a resume. It allows potential employers to gain insight into the candidate's previous roles, projects, and accomplishments.

Here a few unmissable aspects of assembling your work experience in a way that guarantees promising results for you as a remote developer:

Market skills used in projects

Drawing from the professional highlights section that we discussed in our previous blog here (add blog link), experienced developers can elaborate on those highlights in this section. They can showcase their market skills, and include tangible or quantifiable examples of the approaches they used to guide their development decisions, such as analyzing user data to improve user experience, or creating new features to differentiate their product. By showcasing such skills in their resume, experienced developers can gain an upper hand from other developers.

Exact Duration of experience in the particular technologies

Specifying the exact duration of your experience in particular technologies is an important aspect of in this section of your resume. This information helps potential employers understand your level of proficiency and expertise in a specific technology based on how long you’ve been working with it. Enlisting the time you’ve spent working with a particular technology also offers the recruiter a concrete idea on how adaptable and evolving you’ve been to the changing industry landscape and how up-to-date you are with your skills.

A ‘recent-most work first’ chronology

The most preferred way of writing your work experience is in reverse chronological order, i.e., most recent job first. The most recent work experience is typically the first thing employers look at, as it provides insight into your current skill set and level of expertise.

Clean and easy readability - written in an easy to consume way with good typography

Keep your resume clean. Keep your work experience cutter-free from any information that is irrelevant to the job role you wish to apply for. Avoid saturating the listing with too much technical jargon or acronyms that could make a recruiter or hiring manager stumble. If you must use them, provide an explanation or definition to make it easy-to-understand. If necessary, use a comprehensive template which is easy to read and tells the necessary information about your work experience.

Elaborate the achievements mentioned in professional highlights in better detail

When creating the work experience section, it is important to provide detailed information about the roles you have held in the past. Be sure to include prominent information like the name of the company, your job title, the duration of your employment, and a brief description of the projects you were part of. Additionally, including numbers and metrics can help to quantify your achievements – hence showcasing the positive impact your skills had

Let's take a look at a backend developer resume example that effectively presents the candidate's work experience:

Example 1 :

Backend Developer - XYZ Company, New Delhi, India

May 2021 - Present

  • Designed and developed a RESTful API for an e-commerce platform, reducing the response time by 50%
  • Implementation of a payment gateway system, resulting in a 20% increase in online sales
  • Optimized database queries and reduced query time by 40% for a mobile application

This example demonstrates one's ability to not only work in tandem with a team, but also effectively lead a team and collaborate when required. Furthermore it is comprehensive in the way that it offers no ambiguity by clearly mentioning all necessary employment and duration details of the past role.

Quantify your experience and add productivity numbers wherever you can

Instead of just listing out job duties, focus on the accomplishments you have achieved in each role. Use quantifiable metrics to demonstrate the impact you had on the company. By quantifying their statements, one can clearly explain how their work has had a positive impact on the company.

In the example below, details are clearly specified about the projects that the remote developer has worked on, the tasks they completed, and the results they achieved.

Example 2 :

Software Developer Engineer - ABC, San Francisco

June 2020 - April 2021

  • Led a team of five developers in the creation of a data processing system that reduced processing time by 75%
  • Spearheaded the development of a web application for tracking customer orders, resulting in a 30% increase in customer satisfaction
  • Collaborated with cross-functional teams to develop a content management system that improved website loading time by 40%

The percentile measures here help the recruiter grasp your proficiency in various technical and soft problem-solving skills.

Fact proof every work experience you mention

Ensure that there are no loose ends or loop holes being left in any way throughout the section. Ensure that the timelines are well-flowing and not confusing to follow through, keep the delivery of impact results honest, and guarantee that no vital details are being missed out on.

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