Technical Summary on resume ???
Why does a resume need to have this cloud of software listed as technical summary. i want to make sure i update it. but i want to know if this is required. i am QA tester, so why do i need to have development or DB related tools in my technical summary. whats the expectation from a hiring manager on this ?
There's no requirement whatsoever to put technical competencies on your CV and you are quite free to leave them off. However, your CV is an advertisement of you and your career / abilities, so it makes sense to highlight areas at which you are competent and have experience. Technical competency may be included in your career summaries but a separate box highlights them for easier perusal (and, for the cynical, keyword filters for recruitment).
As a hiring manager I expect that you will have the core technical competencies to be able to do the job that you're hired for, and I'm looking for an indication of your skill level. These technical competencies can provide me with a rough idea of what you can do and whether you'll be the right fit technically for our organisation. For example, if I compared a CV that simply stated "3 years web testing" vs "3 years web testing, utilising Selenium, httpWatch, eyedropper, Firebug, across multiple browser platforms/versions, intermediate SQL writing skills using Toad for querying back-end Oracle tables" I know which one I'll be looking more closely at....
And in addition to that, one thing to be aware of is the difference between the tools/languages used to build the application...and the tools/languages used to test the application.
Personally, I try to include both but separate out the two pieces of information.
"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place."
-George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright and Nobel Prize winner, 1856-1950
I think if you're not as experienced, you'll tend to fill out more skills and education. As you get more experienced, you'll make those shorter and add more of your experience.
Of course, it's good to include a short list of skill acronym (HTML, SQL, etc...), so your resume is easier to index by search bots and filters.
its needs some technical way to deal.
Examples of Testing Resumes
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It would be better to mention to highlight your skills by mentioning more skills.Sometimes managers look for both testing skills and with some other skills like development,db.so in that cases it would be added advantage if you mention those skills as priority will be given to you.
Now a days, I keep 2 resumes. 1st is a massive keyword rich heavy one for search bots and people using search to find. A 2nd one is a 1 pager with just a concise list of major accomplishments that can be read in under 20 seconds.