The growing interest in the job role of a data scientist has many IT professionals looking to make a change in their career. The position has been evolving so rapidly, however, that many companies are struggling to understand the responsibilities and; therefore, are not able to create well-targeted job descriptions. Until the data scientist role becomes more mainstream, these are … Read More
One of the primary changes in resumes over the last 10 years has been the transition from responsibility-based statements to achievement-based statements. In your search for good resume writing advice, you’ll find a lot of discussion about its importance, but you will also discover that little is available to describe just how it’s done.
One of the most painful truths about writing a technical resume is that you have to decide when to remove old technologies. If you think that this detail is not important, then you do not understand the ramifications of failing to update your technology profile. To remove nothing is to make a choice that may affect your future career.
It is brutal when your failed federal audit report, with 148 issues related to unreliable, inaccurate, and inconsistent data, is made available for public review and comment. Ouch! It is even more painful when the report lists proper data management as the competitive advantage necessary to keep your company in business. It should feel like a jab in the eye, … Read More
Solutions Architect is a generic title that blends roles and responsibilities of Infrastructure Architect, Systems Architect, and Applications/Software Architect. Solutions Architects typically work for technology vendors, so they don’t usually perform the traditional architect functions of developing the policies, practices, and standards that govern the IT environment. Instead they design, develop, configure, and deploy technologies.
Networking is an important part of career growth, but it is difficult for an introvert. From stepping through the door, to engaging people in conversation, and talking about yourself with people you don’t know, the entire event can be a struggle. But it doesn’t need to be this painful.
In Part 1 of this article, we reviewed how to optimize the education section of a resume for a recent graduate. Let’s take one more step to see how we can further integrate Joseph’s education into the professional experience of his resume. Some recruiters and hiring managers may balk at first when they find education listed in the experience section, … Read More
For those job seekers who have returned to school, the secret to creating a uniquely powerful resume is to highlight education in combination with work experience. Traditionally, people treat education as a single event on their resume — the graduation date or date that they completed a certificate program. But it is a lost opportunity to exclude other information that … Read More
Creating an effective resume can be difficult for the inexperienced writer. But if you want to give it a try on your own anyway, here are a few resume writing tips and traps to consider.
Whether you are a technical executive (CIO, CTO, or tech firm CEO) already or a technical manager or director looking to advance into an executive role, there are 3 common and potentially fatal mistakes that are made when preparing a resume.
It‘s a bit tempting in today’s competitive job market to stretch the truth on your resume. Times are tough and getting your foot in the door is a significant challenge. It’s easy to think that you can add technologies or projects that will get you through the keyword search. You figure that you’ve always interviewed well, so it seems pretty … Read More
Having a technical background, I know how easy it is to fall back on technical descriptions of my achievements. But unlike other industries, IT resumes have two entirely different readers. Each reader brings their own perspective, knowledge, and experiences to the task of finding highly skilled technical professionals to fill vacant positions.
What do you do when your title doesn’t accurately describe your role and responsibilities? Suppose you hired on to perform a particular set of activities but over time what you actually do has morphed into something entirely different. This is not at all uncommon in small departments where project demands don’t always fit the current skill set of available employees. … Read More
Determining how you want to position yourself in your resume is the first step toward deciding what technology to include. As an IT professional, you may be hesitant to remove lagging tools and technologies for fear of losing an opportunity but it is this indecision that can impact your chances of finding just the right position. The “I want it … Read More
In the past, the purpose of a resume was to get a job interview. Beyond that, it was up to the applicant to sell themselves during the interview by describing their role and responsibilities for each of the positions they’d held. For the IT professional, the process was straight-forward and easy to understand; you listed all the technologies you’d used, … Read More
Our contributing author and expert IT Resume Writer, Jennifer Hay, will be conducting a TeleSeminar on IT resume writing in October. To sign up, please visit http://itresumeservice.com/tele-classes.html
Resumes continue to take a beating even after the recession has ended. It is common for IT professionals to start their own consulting firms to mask lapses in employment and to put the best face on a series of short-term projects. It’s a necessary survival skill to show that you’ve kept your experience up-to-date in the quickly changing world of … Read More
Statistically speaking, you have a 6-7 percent chance of finding a job through a job search engine.
Resources for finding an IT job are many—you just have to know what they are. So, what are some of the best job-finding resources that you can use—and where can you find them?
Working in the IT field is actually a pretty good choice. Jobs are available, and finding one that you want, where you want it, is not too difficult.
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