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IT Resumes - the #1 Issue that Can Keep You From Getting Where You're Going

IT Resumes Writers see a number of critical patterns that can be easily missed - both by IT professionals seeking a new opportunity, and by hiring authorities primarily focused on filling critical positions.

Given the highly specialized nature of my work - and the large number of often unsatisfactory IT resumes that cross my desk, I'm in a unique position to notice those patterns. And it's my responsibility to my clients to make them aware of the bad news that may be keeping the phone from ringing

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3 Pieces of Bad IT Resume Advice you'll See Everywhere

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3 Pieces of Bad IT Resume Advice you'll See Everywhere

As a professional IT Resume Writer, I follow IT hiring trends very carefully - to ensure that I craft the best possible IT resume for my clients.

And there's some bad advice out there - advice that I see consistently. So I'd like to take a moment to discuss some of the things that you'll see - from the early stages of your due diligence finding a professional IT resume writer through the later stages of the job search.

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Does Your Legacy IT Resume Need a Serious Refresh?

As one of the few specialized IT Resume Writers in the careers industry, I see a number of common problems in the initial IT resumes my clients send me.

One of the most common of these is a resume that has grown - without any real change in strategy or direction - for my client's entire career.

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Are You Doing the Work of 3 People? And Only Getting Paid for 1?

People come to IT Resume Writers because they have a problem.

My clients don't call me because they're completely, utterly thrilled and in love with their current jobs.They call because they need a change, need to take the next step, need to get into a job that offers greater challenges, greater rewards, and greater respect

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General Practitioner or Surgeon? Does your Career Need an IT Resume Specialist?

IT Resume Writers are a rare breed in the resume writing industry.

Most resume writers are generalists; they write a very wide range of projects, from entry level to executive, and from sales or marketing to administrative. Many of those resume writers are very skilled, and produce strong resumes, cover letters. Many of the those resume writers, quite frankly, are less skillful, and tend to produce look alike, read alike documents.

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3 Reasons that You Don't Want to Write Your Own IT Resume

When prospective clients call me, they're often frustrated - frustrated in their current job and frustrated with the challenges of the job search.

After all, if a prospective client loved their current job, they wouldn't email me. That's why, in my initial conversation with a prospective client, I always want to get a strong feel for what's going on in their current job - what prompted them to pick up the phone - and what their concerns are about the job search. 

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Are you Willing to Gamble with your Career?

I've been tempted to ask that question when prospective clients tell me that they're going to write their own resumes - or that they are going to go to a low end resume service that promises great results for $199, or with a generalist resume writer who may do a technical project a few times a year. 

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Is your Technical Resume Easy to Find?

Needless to say, in my technical resume writing service, I see a LOT of resumes - as I did when I was recruiting. I've discussed a number of major issues to help build powerful, targeted technical resumes in previous blogs, and I'll continue to in the future. But today, I'm going to mention something that may seem minor - but can make a significant difference in ensuring that your resume is easily found by a hiring authority.

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Technical Resumes - When Less IS More

In my previous post, I discussed reasons to include enough information in your technology resume to demonstrate what you can do to solve the hiring authority's problem. The challenge, of course, is knowing what "enough" is. While some technical professionals err too much on the side of brevity to provide a clear picture of who they are or what they can do in their technical resume, others go to the opposite extreme.

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