IT Resume Writing Tips

Typical resume writing advice is simply not sufficient to meet the needs of IT professionals. Technical resumes are especially challenging specifically because of the technology aspect. While it is important to itemize the technologies with which you have experience, you don’t want a list of technologies to dominate a resume or to hide your other assets as a prospective employee. It is important to describe your career and accomplishments in a way that highlights value creation at least as much as technology.

The purpose of this web site is to provide solid practical advice that you can implement yourself. You won’t find fluffy references and useless tips within these articles. I’m a successful IT resume writer and I have compiled these best practices so that you can write your own IT resume.

IT Resume Writing – The Rules have Changed

Recently, I did a search on IT Resume Writing Best Practices and found lots of articles from ‘IT resume experts’ … Continue reading

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Does Your Technical Resume Need a Cover Letter?

As a technical resume writer, I am often asked about the importance of a cover letter and my answer has … Continue reading

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A Large-scale Technical Implementation Gone Terribly Wrong

Technical implementations that are incorrectly deployed create not only a terrible customer experience, but also a very risky situation for the company. A robust test management plan that is fully integrated throughout the project plan is a primary asset in mitigating risk. You can create a very strong technical resume by describing your ability to create the structures, processes, and practices that mitigate risk, while also having the leadership ability to push back when risky practices are used. Continue reading

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Your Technical Career: Leverage your Existing Skills for a Career in Big Data

This article is part two in a series on how to transition your technical career to include big data. In … Continue reading

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Get Ready to Expand Your Technical Career to Include Big Data

There are tremendous job opportunities when you expand your technical career to include big data. As the use of data … Continue reading

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Technical Resumes – Best Practices for a Technical Job Search

I am writing a series of articles about technical job search trends and technical resumes. In my first article, I … Continue reading

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Seven Easy Steps for Updating Your Government Resume for the Private Industry

Many IT professionals in the government are looking to transition to the private industry, but creating a technical resume that … Continue reading

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Exploration and Discovery as Part of the IT Job Search Process

An ideal technical job search focuses on exploration and discovery of opportunities more than it does on the simple yet … Continue reading

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Technical Resumes in a Data-Driven Economy

We live and work today in a data-driven economy. Data is everywhere and is continuously collected from business, social, shopping, … Continue reading

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The Top Five Tips for Creating a Great IT Support Specialist Resume

For many IT professionals, the first step in their technical career is as an IT Support Specialist working as part … Continue reading

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