IT consultants, whether working on their own or with IT recruiters and IT staffing firms, must all rely quite a bit on their resumes as they search for IT jobs. Beyond job interviews and good IT recruiters, IT contractors should consider their resumes to be the most important asset they have in their job search. Here are 2 mistakes that will sink even the best resume to the bottom of the pile:
- Typos. Depending on the company, typos can be a huge deal. Google, for instance, always tosses any resume with typos in it. While typos on a resume could be a big deal for any profession, in information technology, attention to detail can be crucial. Typos on your resume make it pretty easy for potential managers to question how detail-oriented you really are.
- Sharing confidential information. If your resume is the place to prove your value as an employee, it’s certainly important to prove that you are trustworthy. The worst way to do that is to include confidential information about an employer on your resume. Just don’t do it. Additionally, avoid giving contact information for your references. While it’s not the worst mistake you could make, giving out all their contact information on your resume could and probably will be considered a breach of your references’ trust. You’re revealing all their confidential contact information on something you’ll be sending out to a lot of people. Save references’ information for later in the job process—they’ll thank you and it may just help save your chances of getting the job!
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.