A Few More Resume Tips From our IT Recruiters

As technical professional looking for new IT job opportunities you are constantly reviewing your resume.  As always, there are a few things that you could do to make your resume stand out from other prospective candidates in the information technology field.  Lucky for you, our IT recruiters have put together a checklist of what to do and not to do (see “Resume Writing Tips”).  In addition, our technical recruiters would like to share even more tips with you.

From experience, depending on the IT job available, you may want to tailor your resume to fit the technical description.  If you have developed IT skills in various fields, use the experience that correlates with the respective IT job that you’re applying for.  Not every industry that you have worked in will always be relevant – sometimes you will even need to take out some of those projects in order to have more space on your resume.

To continue with editing your resume to fit the IT job description, you should also take a second look at the jobs or accomplishments you have listed.  Some people think it is a good idea to list a bunch of accomplishments to fill the page, but if they are not relevant, the hiring manager will not want to read through it.

A resume is not just a document that details your various IT skills; it’s a summary of your life’s work as an information technology professional.  You always want to portray yourself in a positive light with IT recruiters and prospective employers.  Therefore, be sure you put together a masterpiece on paper.  It should be clean and consistent, not too long or crowded.  Remember the AVID Technical Resources’ credo:  always put your best foot forward. 

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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.

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