Tech Resume Writing Workshop

Google, Inc. - 25 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, 9th floor Washington - View Map Girl Develop It D.C.
Thu, Oct 30, 2014, 6:30 PM (EDT)

About this event

Recruiters notoriously spend an average of six seconds reviewing a resume. Technical recruiters also do not typically have technical training but rely on keywords and a very general understanding of software development to decide which candidates to move forward. 

Sharing her perspective as a technical recruiter, Chelsea Cohen will discuss best-practices when it comes to creating a technical resume that will appeal to recruiters along with ways to make yourself more "findable" online. 

We will go over resume content (including objectives/summaries and keywords) and format as well as social media/branding ideas to help you stand out as a rockstar developer to the non-technical "technical" recruiter. 

About the teacher

As the Founder of Synaptic Talent, LLC, Chelsea Cohen helps leading technology and finance firms enhance their technical workforce. She learned the tools of her trade first hiring quants for a New York City hedge fund and then recruiting software engineers for Google. She received her master's degree in Human Development and Psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and loves combining her education and recruiting backgrounds whenever possible to help more women enter and flourish in tech and finance. Find out more about her business at, follow her on Twitter @synaptictalent, or connect with her on LinkedIn.

Google is graciously hosting us in their new DC office!  They are also generous enough to provide food & drinks for attendees!  Please take a minute to send a huge thanks via Twitter (@google), G+, or whatever your fave social media platform is to them for being awesome to us! 


Please bring your laptop and a copy of your resume to class!  We'll be working based off actual resumes to provide feedback.  


There is nearby garage or street parking if you are driving.  Alternately, you can take the metro to the Union Station metro station on the red line.  The office is only a block and a half away.

Refund Policy: Your payment guarantees your seat in the course. If something changes after registration and you cannot attend the course, your seat is yours to sell or give to someone else - just please let us know who!  As a rule we don't offer refunds or credits;  Instead your class fee will go toward our chapter fund which we will use to establish a scholarship fund going forward.   That said, please do reach out and let us know if you have extenuating circumstances.


Thursday, Oct 30
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)


Google, Inc.
25 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, 9th floor Washington