Everything in the technical resume should support your "value proposition" - the things that set you apart from your competition. In my previous post I discussed the critical importance of the professional profile in writing a strong technical resume. Today, I'd like to expand on that.
One of the most challenging - and important - aspects of a strong technology resume is to present a clear, concise, and unified picture of your career.
Too many technical resumes - often from strong candidates - read like a series of unconnected nuggets. The resume doesn't tell a story, and doesn't clearly answer what the candidate does, or how the candidate can solve the hiring authority's problem.
So here are some broad level strategies on writing the technical resume from my experience as a professional IT resume writer.
Before you "get into the weeds" to detail your accomplishments, take the time to look at the overall course of your career. What problems have you consistently solved? What have you been complimented on? Personally, what do you consider your greatest strengths? In short, what are the things you do better than your peers?
I'm not saying that this will necessarily be an easy process - particularly if it's a new way to think about your career. But the clarity can bring real value to the resume process - whether you write your technical resume yourself, or choose to engage an IT resume writing service.
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