There’s no shortage of advice on how to build resumes that attract IT recruiting firms and win IT jobs. For most IT professionals, this is probably overwhelming—some advice conflicts. Even more confusing, some of this conflicting advice comes from competing IT recruiting companies and IT recruiters. So how do you sort through the tips from all the technical recruiters and IT staffing agencies and actually build a great resume?
Firstly, try not to get overwhelmed. Even if advice conflicts, it’s probably not going to make a staggering difference if you take some IT recruiters’ advice over others. The important stuff, the actual content of your resume, will probably overshadow any formatting choices you make.
Secondly, make sure to check over your resume and ask IT staffing companies to do the same for you. The more times people check for errors, the better. Getting the best formatting for your resume is nice, but it’s more important to have something that’s as close to error-free as possible.
Lastly, try focusing on results. When you list bullets for a job, list your achievements. When you describe your career, think about achievements you can provide. No matter what format tricks you use, these results are what will shine through to hiring managers.
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.