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
There are, of course, variations on this theme. "I've been trying to write my resume for weeks, and it's just not working." "I'm a good writer, but I have no idea how to get my career down on paper."
This list goes on.
My clients are very smart people.
They are expert problem solvers who can anticipate technical and business issues months - if not years - in advance, and create complex, detailed, and effective strategic plans that address many critical issues - before they happen.
Earlier this month on the PBS Newshour website, headhunter Nick Corcodilos encouraged job hunters to commit “Resume Blasphemy” by ignoring traditional resume rules and not employing the services of a professional resume writer. Mr. Corcodilos has been a headhunter for over 30 years and is obviously successful, so I respect him for that. However, I think his advice on this subject should be taken cautiously for several reasons.