What to Keep (and Delete) on Your IT Resume

If you’re working on your resume for IT staffing companies and IT recruiters, you may have a hard time deciding what information you should and shouldn’t include on your resume.  While your technical recruiters and IT staffing agencies will be checking over your final resume that they send out for IT jobs, it’s in your best interest to start by sending them your most polished version possible. This means knowing what things to delete and what things to keep.

Something a lot of IT professionals struggle with is whether they should keep or delete their college extracurricular activities—especially fraternities and sororities.  The rule of thumb that IT recruiting firms and IT staffing firms prefer you follow is to only keep things on if you’re a recent college graduate.  If you’ve been out in the IT field (or just the workforce) for more than few years and you’ve had at least one real, professional job, it’s time to take your college extracurriculars off.  Use the space on your resume for professional accomplishments or duties instead.


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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.