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Technical Resume Best Practices

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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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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Streamline your Technical Leadership Resume - What to Omit

As your career advances to the VP or CIO / CTO level, the challenge in writing a strong technical leadership resume shifts.

Earlier in your career, the issue is primarily what to include. At the IT Manager or even IT Director level - the goal is often to present a clear, and complete picture both of business value and of technical depth.

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Is your Technical Resume Getting the Wrong Kind of Call Backs?

One common issue that I hear from clients in my technical resume writing service is that my clients are getting calls back from their resume - but not the right kind of calls.

Usually, this means that a client - an IT Manager or even Director - is getting calls that would be more appropriate for a hands-on technologist.

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Technical Resume Best Practices - Language Matters!

Technical Resume Best Practices - Language Matters! I'm not a big believer in lists of things that you must avoid on your technical resume. Everyone is different. Every technical resume writer is different, too, so one writer's must have is another writer's anathema.

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