Leet Resumes FAQ

We've written bestselling books on resumes, studied and learned from millions of resumes, and created Leet Resumes to make technical resumes easy for you.

Why am I having a hard time writing my own resume?

Resumes are not written in a programming language. Instead, they're written in the language that resume readers understand. It's not obvious if you don't work with resumes every day. That's why we present your work experience in a data-driven, easy-to-understand format that explains what you do to future bosses.

I’m great at coding, does my resume matter?

You can still be a great coder even if you have a lousy resume. But, unfortunately, you won't attract the hiring attention or interview requests you deserve. In fact, the better a coder you are, the more likely it is that you’re collaborative, team-oriented, and humble at work. Unfortunately, humble on your resume can cause you to lose opportunities.

What is your business model?

Our business model is tips, partnerships, and introductions. We gratefully accept tips; we're building partnerships to offer additional premium services such as hosting, distribution, and tracking; and coming soon, we'll give you the option to be introduced to top employers you may be interested in.

As always, you control your information, privacy, and connections at Leet Resumes.

Who reads resumes anyway?

Engineering managers, HR people, recruiters, and other corporate employees read and review resumes as part of their job. We help translate your experience into language they all can understand.

How do I distribute my resume?

Coming soon, you'll have the ability to get your resume in front of top employers and hiring sources. As always you're in control.

What controls do I have over my information and resume?

You have complete control. Unless you've opted-in to send your resume to an employer, all employers, or hiring sources, we can't and won't send your resume out. We'd prefer to build long-term trust and loyalty with you, not an inbox full of unwanted attention.

What does a resume do for my career?

A resume is the way to show what you’re looking for in your next job, based on what you've done so far. A resume is a good chance for you to specify the career you're looking for, which flows logically from what you've done, what you know, and your credentials.

I'm a senior / staff / distinguished engineer, do I really need a resume?

The more skilled and accomplished you are as a technology professional, the more important your resume will be. Any serious interview, compensation discussion, or job opportunity will require a resume. The problem is that resume formatting, syntax, and style aren't obvious. Given the time, the manual, and a few hundred hours, you could absolutely figure it out on your own. But why bother? We’ll do it for you for free.

My resume is good enough, isn't it?

Maybe. But probably not. Common errors on your resume, such as pasting your job description, or forgetting to use numbers, or using two columns, can prevent your resume from being seen by the right people. And that prevents you from getting the interviews you deserve.

Does a resume help me get better interviews?

A well-formatted, data-driven resume helps recruiters and engineering managers understand you better. That attracts better, more relevant interview offers.

Do you write resumes for technology managers / directors / VPs?

Yes, we do. If you’re mid-management or senior management, we’ll write your resume focusing more on the leadership, managerial, and executive skills you’ve developed, and less on the technical side. Once you get beyond managing 1,000+ professionals in your organization, a 3-page resume is a better fit for your career, and that is outside the scope of Leet Resumes’ current offerings.

Will you charge for resume writing in the future?

Our plan is to have the core resume writing service always be free. We suppose you can never say never, but a great, well-written resume is a really popular product. So it’s a great way to build a loyal user base, and we plan to grow our business on that basis.

What's the hidden cost?

If you’re a technology professional with two plus years of experience, we will write your technical resume for free. There is no charge to you. In the future, we will offer additional upgraded services for purchase such as resume distribution, hosting, tracking, salary negotiation, vetted job opportunities, recruiter outreach and cover letter writing. But for the current free technical resume offer… no purchase is required, and we do not sell your information.