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Needed: Sample of Great Technical Resume

Needed: Sample of Great Technical Resume

Needed: Sample of Great Technical Resume

I am just completing my MCSE and need to know what is the best format for a technical resume?

RE: Needed: Sample of Great Technical Resume

Don't blind them with science.

Mr B Althazar MCSE

Aspirations I want to be a drill instructor

Employment Doing...

Technical Skills

Implementing and supporting NT Server 4.0 MCP (70-058)

People who understand MCP/MCSE know what that means. Don't bother to stick in "I know about DNS, DHCP, WINS"...

RE: Needed: Sample of Great Technical Resume

Any of the job posting boards are going to have resume advice. In general, I would agree with Zel about minimizing the alphabet soup. If you have job experience you may want to include notes about specific projects you implemented and the technologies used. You will probably want more than one resume, formatted differently for various types of jobs you're applying for.


RE: Needed: Sample of Great Technical Resume

Simple is best. Concentrate on recent (applicable) experience. Prove your work ethic with verifiable numbers. Summarize your future employer's need for your services in one clean page.
Make sure you have done your research on each company and don't be afraid to customize your resume to match their unique needs.
A generic "This-is-me-and-this-is-what-I-do" resume is much like spam email. It will be deleted before it is ever read.

RE: Needed: Sample of Great Technical Resume

I've gotton almost all my jobs through recruiters and they all like to reformat my resume in their own style. If you scan any 3 or 4 of the many books on the subject you will see the trend. Ditto existing job listings. Make your stuff look like their stuff. If I apply for a specific job I want I rewrite my resume so that my skills are phrased in the same way as their posting.

RE: Needed: Sample of Great Technical Resume

Probably good advice, Elizabeth. A generic resume may actually serve well in an age when unknown editors digest your life's work and regurgitate it in a form that pleases their employers.

Soylent green is people.

I guess that dates me. I'm nearly as old as my resume.

RE: Needed: Sample of Great Technical Resume

Oh, I remember that scene. I'm trying to remember, did the crowd respond, or just nod their heads and tell Congress to "get on with the business of running the country?"

One thing I neglected to mention is that if your resume is entered into a database, it obvously will fare better if you match words and phrases that employers have entered. Thus the usefulness of scanning ads for jobs you're interested in and using the exact same terminology. I have read that people are sometimes including a new "Key words" section on the bottom for this purpose.

RE: Needed: Sample of Great Technical Resume

One last tip - keep your lies consistent.

I sent my CV to an agency, after I had done some cosmetic surgery to it :) I got a job through them which I worked for 18 months. I decided to change jobs and used them again. However I forgot that I had stretched the truth on the first CV I sent in. My new CV didn't match. I got a call for a consultant asking about the discrepancy :(

Well you live and learn..

RE: Needed: Sample of Great Technical Resume

They say it's easier to tell the truth than remember your lies :) but I find I often have trouble remembering pertinent facts even when true! I keep a copy of almost every resume I've ever had (don't ask how many resumes; many years!) in a file called "Career". Also included are copies of my former jo descriptions, originals of written references, certificates, former employers' name address & phone, etc. Some items just aren't pertinent at times, and too much trouble to dig out later (number of direct reports, number of users affected or trained on a given project, etc) and resume readers love to see things quantified. Also I've worked at a few jobs at small companies where I had no formal job title, so I try to stay creative about naming and renaming those depending on the slant I've taken in the description.

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