Your IT Resume Job Search 101 is a series of articles that I wrote to share the advice that I had used with my candidates recruited for my information technology hungry clients. These articles covered writing resumes, resume cover letters, IT technical skills summary, job references, and LinkedIn profiles.
I had a certain way of doing resumes that I had found to be effective in presenting my candidates’ experience in depth – but efficiently – to my demanding clients. I called this resume style and format the QucikScan IT Resume Format.
If you would like help creating an IT resume that will help you to get job interviews and get the job you want at the salry you need take a looksee at Your IT Resume Writing Service.
My candidates often ask me how I had managed to get them to tell me so much about themselves. I use my listening skills and these techniques as a Sounding Board to help my clients dig up the hidden information about themselves to reach a new perspective.
I spent many years working as an IT Headhunter in the Information Technology vertical working with technology companies or any organization who needed skilled employees with solid technical training and experience. Before working as an IT Headhunter I was a founding partner in SofTEL Inc. a software development company that was partnered with Scientific-Atlanta, AT&T and Microsoft.
Hiring Managers Are Busy
Hiring managers are very busy. My clients were very, very busy. They were, for the most part, managers of a department with day to day responsibilities. A short 1 or 2-page resume was a waste of their time as they needed lots of information about the candidate that they were going to interview, presented in an easy to scan manner so that they could ask meaningful questions during a job interview.
These managers did not have the time to spend hours in an interview seeking clarification of little tidbits of information scattered through a 1 or 2-page resume.
Take a looksee at my articles and advice with regard to resumes, resume cover letters, skills summary, references and LinkedIn profiles.
Your IT Resume – 15 Basic Components
Your IT Resume is the story of your work experience and life experience. Your IT Resume should effectively present ALL of your career experience, education, training and most importantly your achievements in an easy to read quick-scan 3-column format. Take a looksee at Your IT Resume – 15 Basic Components.
Your IT Resume – IT Technical Skills Summary
Your IT Resume IT Technical Skills Summary effectively presents all of your computer technology hardware and software Information Technology skills in one document.
The IT Technical Skills Summary is an exceptionally powerful document that should form part of every resume cover letter and resume submitted as it ensures that every IT skill you have acquired – computer software, computer hardware, applications software, and so on, will be indexed or viewed. Learn how to create your IT Technical Skills Summary.
Your IT Resume Cover Letter – The 7 Parts
Your IT Resume Cover Letter has only one purpose – to get Your IT Resume opened and read…so that you will get a job interview.
Your IT Resume Cover Letter must stimulate the recipient of your resume to open your resume and give you consideration. You are introducing yourself and saying that you have what it takes to do the job that they are trying to fill. Learn how to create Your IT Resume Cover Letter – The 7 Parts.
Your IT Resume – Job References
Job References can make the difference between you receiving a job offer or not receiving a job offer.
Great job references can also determine the salary and compensation that you may be offered. So be prepared. Learn how to prepare Your IT Resume – Job References.
Your IT Resume Job Search 101 Articles
- Your IT Resume – 15 Basic Components
- Your IT Resume – IT Technical Skills Summary
- Your IT Resume Cover Letter – The 7 Parts
- Your IT Resume – Job References