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IT Resumes: Don't Ignore your Real Skills!

I've seen an interesting - but, I think, mistaken - trend over the last couple of months, on LinkedIn and various career blogs.

That's a tendency to ignore skills as a clear, necessary factor both in IT resumes, and in the broader job search. I've been seeing posts suggesting that people are hired because of motivation, cultural fit, dedication - but that skills just aren't important these days.

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Your Title Says IT Manager - But Your Day Feels Like a Senior Sysadmin

The very few, specialized, IT Resume Writers like myself have access to some very interesting - and sometimes disturbing - trends within the IT industry.

One that I've been hearing a lot of lately, is IT professionals who may career the IT Manager title, but who's job description can ofter be little more than a senior system administrator.

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Don't Include Your Age on Your Resume - and Other Quick Resume Tips

"The Modern Resume, How to Move to the Top of the Stack" is a post on the website of the University of Washington’s Office of Professional and Continuing Education, a site that offers much good advice for job seekers. I agree with most of what the post has to offer, which I’ll summarize for you here. But I disagree strongly with two points - and think that a third piece of advice needs to be used with a lot of caution.

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Writing an Interview-Winning Professional Profile Section (aka Executive Summary or Career Summary) for Your IT Resume

There's an old saying, "You never get a second chance to make a good first impression." That's why the first section of your technical resume is so critical. This initial resume content is known by several names, including the Professional Profile, Executive Summary, Career Summary, and many more. But regardless of title, the importance of this segment of the resume cannot be overstated.

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