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IT Resume Revamp: Goodbye, Contract Work

Many contractors see the improving economy as a lure back to full-time work. See how our expert remade one IT consultant's resume to help him stand out in a sea of candidates.

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Kristin Burnham
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3/5/2014 | 8:56:38 PM
Your thoughts?
Readers, is there any area in particular that you struggle with when it comes to writing or updating your resume? What is hardest for you? Would love to hear your thoughts.
Kristin Burnham
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3/5/2014 | 8:30:49 PM
Re: Ideal IT resume length?
You're right -- you do want those buzzwords in there if you're submitting your resume through an automated service but you also need to be prepared to back them up in your interview. If you're not an expert in them, don't list them.
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3/5/2014 | 6:55:57 PM
Excellent insight on how to frame an IT Resume
Past strategies I have used to construct an IT Resume was to search "Professional IT Resume" and reverse-engineer and tailor it to my needs with my experience.  Of course, I have read many articles on how to construct a resume, but they seemed to focus on more general professional positions when offering advice.  I incorporated the advice where relevant but resumes for IT Professionals are very different.  I did not think to visually distinguish contract work from permanent positions held.  I will be taking advantage of the insight written in this article to potentially construct my best personal resume yet!  Thank you for providing such a well written article regarding Professional IT Resumes.
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3/5/2014 | 3:50:12 PM
Ideal IT resume length?
Interesting discussion of resume length. I think many applicants list every skill because they are afraid of weed-out by automated software tools -- but this recruiter didn't advocate that approach.
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