A friend asked for the help to find an intern developer. So, I posted that position in different groups and most of the resumes were like this:
Name – Given by parents
Address – Home owned by Father
Cell Number – Bills paid by Father
BS Degree – Fee paid by Father
Intermediate Certificate – Fee paid by Father
Secondary School Certificate – Fee paid by Father
Final Year Project – XYZ MIS Sponsored by Father
One can easily judge the financial status of one’s father from this kind of resume but can’t judge the technical abilities of the candidate. It’s totally fine to show all these credentials on the resume, it’s totally fine to give excuse that one can’t do job during studies.
But why can’t one have:
Profile on Freelance marketplace and few client reviews?
Articles on Code Project?
A repository on GIT and some contributions even small ones?
A reputed profile on stackoverflow.com etc.?
Detail of few seminars/webinars/bootcamps one has attended?
Job market is so competitive now, teachers should also encourage their students to put extra efforts to win jobs and internships. A degree isn’t enough anymore.