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.
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.
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 … 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 … 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.
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 harmless in the overall scheme of things. Think again.
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.