IT Resume Makeover: How to Write to Your Audience

Even professional writers can have problems with their resume. In this month's Resume Makeover, we help a senior technical writer hone his message and appeal to the right audience.

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One of the keys to good writing is tailoring the message to your audience, but when the subject is you, and you're writing your own resume, even professional writers can get stymied.

Government CIOs

Amram Hakohen is a senior technical writer with an impressive list of employers, contract projects and successful consulting work, not to mention glowing references and testimonials, but the audience wasn't getting the message.

"The most important element in a resume, to me, is considering your audience," says Stephen Van Vreede, executive solutions architect at IT Tech Exec, a career management, resume and job search solutions firm.

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