IT Resumes: It’s All About the Verbs

Nobody loves working on their resumes.  It can feel especially pointless when you know IT recruiters and IT staffing companies will be editing them further for you.  Even the best technical recruiters and IT staffing firms need you to send along a resume that you’ve put some work into.  One of the best tips for making a resume that will impress IT recruiting agencies is to focus on using strong, specific action verbs rather than over-used cliché adjectives.

What does this mean exactly? The most important part of your resume are the bullets under your previous IT jobs.  Each bullet is stronger when you begin it with a verb that points to an accomplishment, like ‘achieved,’ or ‘improved’.  Unfortunately sometimes IT professionals will focus on adjectives instead, describing themselves with clichéd terms instead of articulating the way they’ve contributed to past employers.  These terms don’t mean much to IT recruiting firms or hiring managers.  So do your IT staffing agencies and yourself a favor – focus on making a resume full of strong verbs, not weak adjectives.


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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.