Swamy G. approached us in need of creating a professional resume to help him secure a new information technology position. >He wrote: “I need to get out of the mortgage business. I would like a new resume to help me find a lateral move to a senior tech position within a company not tied to real estate.”
To see how we transformed his resume, please click the before and after resumes below.
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Looking to improve your existing IT resume?
Chances are, you are visiting this page because you are looking for a new job (or a promotion) and want some inspiration on improving your resume for IT and technical positions. Here are some simple ways to improve your resume if you are looking for an IT position. If you’d like more personalized advice (absolutely free), we encourage you to request a free resume review and consultation.
- A resume written specifically for a job posting will always be more successful than a generic resume.
- Your resume should answer the question “Why do I want to hire this person?”
- Your resume is a sales document. It should be crafted to show your best skills, abilities and attributes.
- Use a skills section to showcase technical skills, methodologies and technology platform profeciencies.
- Use technical keywords liberally. Mirror the terminology from the job posting.
- The real visual impact comes from the content of a resume. Clean and simple is the best way to get notice.
- Mix narrative prose and bullet points. A resume consisting solely of one or the other has less impact.
- Use as much space as needed to tell your story. A one page restriction is unnecessary.
- A dense resume is unattractive. Use whitespace liberally to create an open, easy to read resume.
- Write your resume in first person, but never use the words “I”, “me”, “my”, etc.
- Eliminate the months from your timeline. It looks better and aids in covering any employment gaps.
- Proofread your resume multiple times. Have a friend or loved one proofread it to. A single typo can get your resume tossed.
- It is not necessary or advisable to go back more than 10-15 years when listing employment history.
If you’d like a complete list of resume tips, please visit our blog posting, “50 Resume Writing Tips“.