Quick Fixes for your IT Resume

If you’re looking to attract technical recruiters and IT staffing companies, you may want to polish your resume a bit.  While IT recruiters and IT staffing firms do care a lot about the content of a resume, that first quick glance at your resume is pretty influential, too.  It’s definitely worth employing these quick tips to polish your resume so that it looks more appealing to hiring managers and IT recruiting agencies.

  1. Make it easy to contact you. Don’t hide your information or omit it.  IT staffing agencies need to be able to reach you if they see IT jobs that are a good fit for you.  Put your contact info in one spot at the top of your resume.
  2. Make your resume easier to read. Cut down blocks of text and cut down your resume in general.  While you don’t need to stick to the 1 page rule most other industries require, do cut your resume down as much as you can. Organize your resume into important categories like Professional Experience, Technical Proficiencies, Education, etc.
  3. Make sure relevant skills and experience are near the top of the page. IT recruiting companies and hiring managers both look at many, many resumes.  Don’t let things that are less relevant clutter up the top of the IT resume.  Make it immediately obvious to IT recruiting firms and hiring managers that you’re a great candidate– especially for the kinds of IT jobs that you’d love to be considered for!
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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.