As in any field, there’s plenty of bad advice on how to create resumes passed around the information technology field. One of the worst pieces of advice that IT professionals might have encountered is to just list out their skills. While IT managers and IT recruiters want to be able to clearly see what IT contractors can do, simply listing things, particularly soft skills, isn’t the best strategy. The IT consultants that get the jobs demonstrate their skills on their resumes, too.
How does one do this? Look to the bullet points listed under each job in your resume. If you are listing accomplishments and contributions you made to each company, you’ll find it easy to demonstrate your strengths. If you’re a great communicator, mention how you used your communication skills to lead a key project. If you’re a detail-oriented, mention how you used that strength to deftly de-bug a program. Comb your resume for opportunities to show your worth, and before you know it, you’ll have IT staffing firms and managers knocking down your door.
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.