Creating or updating your resume can feel like a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. That said, IT is a competitive job market, and companies and recruiters can get hundreds of responses from job postings. The amount of time you have to capture their attention is fleeting. Your resume is, in many cases, your only contact with hiring managers and potential employers. What you showcase can mean the difference between getting the interview and being summarily passed over.
IT Resume Makeover: How to Tell Your Career Story Thursday, August 1, 2013 - Not getting the responses you expected from your online resume? Learn what common pitfalls IT pros experience in their journey to find a better job.
IT Resume Makeover: Making the Military-to-Civilian Transition Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - Making the move from the military to a corporate IT leadership role can be difficult. Don't make it harder on yourself by showcasing the wrong skills.
IT Resume Makeover: Make Your Messaging Clear Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - Whether you work in IT or any competitive field, a resume that doesn't quickly illustrate who you are, what you do and why an employer needs you will be summarily dismissed.
IT Resume Makeover: No Time for Complacency Thursday, May 2, 2013 - Just because you're not actively looking for a job is no reason to neglect your resume. In a fluctuating market the rug can be pulled out from under even the most skilled IT pros, so it's always good to be prepared.
IT Resume Makeover: How to Add Focus to Your Tech Resume Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - In our most recent resume makeover, IT career expert Jennifer Hay demonstrates how to organize and condense years of accomplishments and skills into an easy-to-read document that tells your story.
IT Resume Makeover: How to Create an Effective Executive Resume Monday, March 4, 2013 - In CIO.com's most recent edition of the IT Resume Makeover Series, certified career coach and resume writer Cheryl Simpson demonstrates the elements necessary to get qualified IT pros into C-level interviews.
IT Resume Makeover: Advice for the Tech Pro Who's Done It All Thursday, January 24, 2013 - In CIO.com's latest Resume Makeover, executive career coach Donald Burns works with an IT professional who's won awards, worked for Fortune 500 companies, pharmaceutical businesses and in the government sector. The challenge: His resume was just a running list of the jobs he's held. The goal: make his most impressive skills stand out.
IT Resume Makeover: How to Create a Resume That Gets Noticed Monday, October 15, 2012 - In the latest installment of CIO.com's resume makeover series, resume expert and career strategist Stephen Van Vreede shows how to produce a clear and simple message that will get IT executives to notice.
IT Resume Makeover: How an Information Security Professional Can Target CSO Jobs Friday, January 27, 2012 - In CIO.com's latest resume makeover, executive resume writer Donald Burns helps an information security professional (who is also a U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel) position his resume for management-level infosec jobs.
IT Resume Makeover: How an Enterprise Architect Can Become a CIO Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - In CIO.com's latest IT resume makeover, certified professional resume writer and career coach Nimish Thakkar helps an enterprise architect overhaul his resume to target IT director and CIO positions.
IT Resume Makeover: How to Write an IT Executive Resume Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - In CIO.com's latest IT resume makeover, certified professional resume writer and career coach Ross Macpherson shows how to write a resume that will get qualified IT managers interviews for executive-level IT jobs.
IT Consultant Resume Makeover: How to Land IT Management Jobs Thursday, October 27, 2011 - IT consultants looking to transition into steady IT management positions face some challenges. They must be able to prove to prospective employers that they've got what it takes to be an IT executive and can adapt to a corporate environment. CIO.com's latest resume makeover shows IT consultants how to write resumes to get corporate IT leadership jobs.
IT Manager Resume Makeover: How to Show You Can Be CIO Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - In CIO.com's latest resume makeover, career coach and professional resume writer Wendy S. Enelow shows IT managers and IT directors how to use their resumes to demonstrate that they possess the experience necessary to move into a coveted CIO position.
IT Resume Makeover: Before and After Editions Monday, August 29, 2011 - Second in the series of CIO.com's resume makeovers, certified professional resume writer Jennifer Hay revamps the IT resume of Don Bernal, a data warehousing and business intelligence professional who's been out of the IT industry for four years. Here's an inside look at how Hay addresses the gap in Bernal's employment history and at the before-and-after versions of his resume.
CIO Resume Makeover: Before-and-After Editions Monday, June 20, 2011 - Job search Website TheLadders gave CIO and entrepreneur James Jordan's resume a total makeover. Here's an inside look at what they recommended, what they did to improve it, and how Jordan's resume looked before and after the rewrite.
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