In TechRepublic Randy Barger offers these resume-writing tips to experienced IT professionals who want to land higher-level IT jobs:
1. Keep your list of "core skills" short and sweet.
2. Donít list certification exams.
3. Quantify projects and results.
4. Bullets, bullets, bullets.
5. Include examples of work, if possible.
6. Highlight major accomplishments.
7. Seek advice from actual managers.
8. Know when to stop.
I thought they were pretty good tips. Anyone have other resume-writing tips for the experienced job-seeker?
The core skills thing is critical for me. We just got through a round of interviews for new co-op students and one of the kids that submitted a resume to us not only had a list of his core skills, but had them CATEGORIZED!
I think that your core skills needs to be modified or optimized for the position you're applying for. I don't want a list of every skill you've ever developed! Do you put "Able to remain awake for 8 hours straight" on your resume? No, probably not, but that doesn't mean I expet you might sleep at some point during the day.
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Joe, those points brought up is exactly what I use and have found to be very successful. I've had many compliments on my resume.
On examples of work - to keep the resume down to 2 pages (my personal preference), include a line at the end of specific highlights of work as (examples available upon request) because some of the examples can get lengthy depending on what you wish to make known.
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