As you polish your resume for IT recruiters and IT staffing firms, you may want to stop and make sure you’re not making any mistakes that will make technical recruiters and IT recruiting agencies take your candidacy less seriously. Here are some mistakes that are especially common in resumes from IT professionals:
1. Your resume is full of clichés. IT staffing companies and IT recruiting companies don’t want to see that you’re wasting precious space on your resume with phrases like “hard worker” or “fast learner”. These phrases are too hard to quantify and don’t mean much anyways. Focus on listing actual technical skills and accomplishments.
2. You wrote your resume all in the third person. IT recruiting firms see this far too often from both US and international resumes. The problem with talking about yourself in the third person, especially on your resume, is that you’ll come across as egocentric and out of touch with professional norms. Don’t shoot yourself in the foot this way.
3. Lastly, your resume shouldn’t be on a creative template or format. Graphic designers are often guilty of this because they’re trying to show off their skills. However, when you work with IT staffing agencies, they’ll want you to keep your resume in a simple, conventional format. Your skills and experience should speak for themselves. Don’t obfuscate them with a nonconventional format, border, etc.
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.