I'm a software developer with 5 years of work experience. I've never had problems finding jobs, so I think my resume is at least good, but I want to make it awesome.
The biggest struggle I have, is when writing about my work experience. When I google for tips on how to write a better resume, or something like that, I often come across the 'Show your achievements" and the 'Show how you can make a difference' tips.
The problem is, whenever I try to write like this, suddenly all my work experiences look all the same. I mean, in every job I had so far I did the same things to make a difference:
- Designed clean and reusable code
- Identified code and standards problems and improved it
- Improved performance of features that were unusable before due to low execution speed
- Translated cofusing user requirements into simple and cohesive solutions
- Proactively took tasks from other developers and business people that just didn't gave a single f**k to their projects
- Fixed bugs that existed for months or years and were always overlooked by other developers
- Successfully devlivered N projects to production (N changes in each job of course)
And the list goes on. There are of course things that I did in each job that make the experience different, but the way I really make the difference is on the points that I listed, that are generic to every job (at least in my case), so I would end up with all my job experiences looking all the same except for a few points.
Is this a commom thing that everyone struggle with when creating a resume, or am I possibly overlooking something?