For IT staffing companies and IT contractors, the Holy Grail is usually those pristine, attractive resumes. While IT recruiters, IT managers, and IT contractors all tend to disagree on what makes the perfect resume, there are a few universal things to keep in mind. These tips are especially useful if you’re looking to work with technical recruiters in the US.
- Forget the fanciness. Don’t worry about a special format, border, font, etc. Sometimes making your resume anything but simple will hurt you. People may wonder if you’re overcompensating for something or it may just be generally distracting.
- Really edit your skill section. Put it front and center. Make it neat and make it comprehensive. Don’t lie in it, no matter what.
- Consider the length of your resume carefully. While in most other industries 2 pages is the maximum amount a resume should be, this guideline isn’t quite true in IT. It is true that you should keep the resume to the shortest length you can. Include what makes sense for the position(s) you’re applying to and leave off anything else.
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.