Possibly the worst part of searching for new IT jobs is having to update your resume. Even when you’re working with IT recruiters, this is still a task that you’ll have to deal with. Here are 2 easy ways to make the process much less painful the next time your IT staffing firms ask for the most updated version of your resume.
- Take notes ahead of time. On a day when you have a little free time, create a document where you will keep notes about what you achieve in your current position. IT recruiting firms would suggest you think about achievements that cement your value to your managers, your team, end users and clients, etc. Add these items to your document as they occur. Even if you love your current job so much that you could never imagine working with IT staffing agencies to leave it for a new one, you should still do this. The reality is that most people do tend to work at more than one employer; thus you’ll probably actually need to job search again in the future. Taking notes on professional achievements and contributions at your current position now means that you’ll have better information and more details than if you just try to remember it later.
- Always keep your technical skills section up to date. Again, even if you aren’t even remotely close to contacting your technical recruiters to look for a new role, it’s worth taking a few minutes of free time one day to add new certifications, skills, programming languages, etc to your resume. If you don’t have time to add them to your resume in proper formatting, simply take notes on them along with your other notes about your current position. Updating your resume can be a stressful, overwhelming process. You wouldn’t want to forget a key programming language or certification as you rush to get an updated version of your resume to your IT recruiting agencies.
With these steps, whenever you are ready to update your resume for IT staffing companies, you’ll have all the information you need (together in one place, too). Updating your IT resume will take half the time and you can get on with your job search faster!
AVID Technical Resources
AVID (Applications, Voice, Internet, Data) Technical Resources is a leading Information Technology recruiting company. Specializing in placing contract and permanent personnel in both Infrastructure Support and Applications Development positions, AVID has a national presence supporting clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Headquartered in Boston, MA, AVID has achieved tremendous growth since the firm's inception in 2003. This has triggered numerous national awards and recognition, such as being named to Inc. 500 Magazine's list of 5,000 Fastest Growing Privately-held Companies in the US in 2010, 2011 and 2013. Additionally, the firm boasts of having more than 100 five-star reviews on Google from clients and candidates who rave about their experience and interaction with the firm's recruiters.