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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 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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Technology Executive Resumes Require a Wordsmith

We all know that technology has its own language, and technology executives are fluent in the jargon. However, fluency in techno-speak does not always translate to fluency in the language of resumes. While your resume needs keywords and some of that industry jargon to satisfy the electronic and techno-savvy reviewers, the HR recruiters who are often the first screeners need more than that. They need to see accomplishments, challenges/actions/results, and that you can relate to non-technology associates, too.

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Technical Resume Formatting Tips

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I'm not a big believer in extensive lists of technical resume writing do's and don'ts. Every career is different, and every technical resume writing service brings a unique approach to writing a technical resume. So, with that said, I'd like to discuss a few approaches that I've found useful in formatting technology resumes.

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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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Technical Resume Length - Less is Not (Necessarily) More

There's a lot of discussion about the most appropriate length for technology resumes for job seekers at all levels from hands-on to senior technology executives including IT Manager, IT Director, and CIO. This is the first of two blogs discussing technical resume length. In this post, I'll address the "less is more" approach to the technical resume - and the potential downsides to that.

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Technical Resumes - Pros and Cons of Highlighted Achievements

If you're an IT Director or CIO, and you've been searching the web to find information on writing a Technical Resume, you've no doubt seen many opinions from the many fine Technical Resume Writers who post regularly. I think that's a great thing, personally. I don't believe in one-size-fits all approaches writing a Technical Resume. I think that different clients need to explore the options, and pick the Technical Resume Service that best meets their needs.

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Focus on Your Differentiators!

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.

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