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Keeping it Simple on a Resume

It may be that time again when you as an high-tech professional are thinking about whether this IT job you currently have is worth it or you may just want to update your resume.  Regardless of your reasons, you need to always think about keeping your qualifications to 1-2 pages maximum.  The simpler the better.

Hiring managers and IT recruiters want to find the best candidate possible for the IT job as quickly as possible.  This means they are going to be looking at dozens, sometimes hundreds, of resumes.  Eventually they will begin to blur with so much text on a sheet of paper.  So how do you keep them from skimming your resume?

Make sure everything is easily readable.  Don’t make the font too small or have long paragraphs explaining everything you did at a company.  Utilize bullets.  You want to make write your skills and responsibilities as straight to the point as possible.  In addition, you want to make sure that the skills made an impact on your project initiatives.

Another aspect is putting in keywords and technologies.  In the IT staffing industry, IT recruiters rely heavily on searching resume databases by key words.  IT managers want to know that you have the right skills for the IT job.  So why not make it easier for them and list them out using the appropriate names for them.  This will allow hiring managers and IT recruiters to easily ctrl+ f your resume document online to find the appropriate skills for the IT job.

Remember to keep these tips in mind when updating your resume.  As an IT professional, you can always get a second opinion on your resume from local IT staffing companies like AVID Technical Resources. 

AVID Technical Resources About 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.