Don't lie on your resume. It's a terrible idea. But you should tailor your resume and other career materials for the position you want. Job titles and keywords go a long way toward getting out of the slush pile of resumes sitting on the hiring manager's desk. "For example, if someone is a network engineer but has extensive experience in Cisco, and the client is looking for a Cisco engineer specifically, we'll make sure those keywords are integrated with titles or somewhere on the resume to ensure the experience they have is highlighted to match the opportunity," McGarrity says.
As you expand your business skills and related vocabulary, be sure that's accurately reflected on your resume, too -- especially as you begin shooting for more senior-level positions.