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Years of Experience: A Fatal Flaw to Your CIO Resume Strategy

Years of Experience: A Fatal Flaw to Your CIO Resume Strategy

We've all seen one. The CIO resume that leads with "27 years of experience" in the first line of the resume summary on page one.

On the surface, that seems like a great strategy. It's apparently clear, and seems to give a sense of career level. Also, many job postings do start with number of years required for the position – so, it seems reasonable to address the issue of experience directly, at the very beginning of the resume.

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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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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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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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Skill Acquired Through Long Practice - The Gong Fu of IT Resume Writing

As readers of my blog - and, of course, my friends - know, Chinese Martial Arts are a major passion of mine.

I rarely miss a Wing Chun class; unless, of course, I'm finishing up one of my particularly complex, challenging IT Resumes. I train intensely, every day. Because growing in the art is something that brings me a very deep, very real fulfillment.

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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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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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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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IT Resume or IT CV: Which do you need?

As a Professional IT Resume Writer, I'm often asked the difference between a Resume and a CV, so I wanted to take a minute to discuss the differences between the two documents.

The confusion comes from the fact that "CV" is used for several different documents - with varying degrees of overlap with what we commonly think of as a resume.

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