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The Dice Resume Center: Free Sample Resumes
We’re pleased to provide this library of free sample samples covering a range of IT jobs. If there’s a title not listed here that you’d like to see, just send an e-mail to editor at dice.com, and we’ll add it to our list for future updates. continue…

Power Verbs for Your Resume and Cover Letter
We’re pleased to provide this list of power verbs (categorized by function) to help you highlight your skills and accomplishments. We’d love to hear any additions to the list, just leave them in the comments. continue…

The Dice Resume-Writing Checklist
What you really need is a checklist to make sure you’ve mastered the basic techniques and key concepts before you hit the submit button. Our check list will help you do just that. continue…

The Basics of IT Resume Writing
At their core, resumes are marketing documents that connect your skills and experience to employers’ needs. So as you create yours, think of yourself as a marketing director: Research the target audience, brainstorm ideas, and develop a marketing and communications strategy before you start writing. continue…

Resumes: How to Effectively List Technical Skills
In tech, one of your resume’s most important sections is your list of technical skills. Here’s how to approach making it so effective that reviewers will decide right then to pay more attention to your resume than others’. continue…

How Many Versions of Your Resume Do You Need?
Each position requires different skills and experiences, so it’s impossible to make an effective approach with just one resume. But if you develop a few foundational formats, customization can be easier than you think. continue…

Use a Hybrid Resume When Applying for a Hybrid Position
A blended, combination or so-called “hybrid” resume combines the benefits of chronological and functional styles in a single document. It clearly communicates your prowess with the major technical and non-technical job requirements without forgoing the opportunity to showcase your stable work history, career progression and credentials. continue…

Five Resume Tips for People Who Just Want to Code
How can you spice up your resume if your job is more about production, and less about strategy? Or, as one skeptic put it, when you’re someone who’s got a “real job, not a fancy one?” Here’s how. continue…

Five Signs Your Resume Needs a Relaunch
Is your resume outdated? Generic? All about you? Hmm, may be time to revise your resume and we’ll tell you why. continue…

Strong Career Summary, Strong Resume. Prepare to Write
The career summary is designed to answer one big question: What makes you a good fit for this job opportunity? Coders know how to code but be prepared to write. We’ll guide you on the things that make a good summary and how to avoid two common mistakes. continue…

Coding Portfolio Increases Odds of Job Interview
Designers have their portfolios with examples of the work they’ve done. Why not engineers too? You can and we’ll show you how. continue…

Six Great Videos On Resumes and Cover Letters [DiceTV]
Writing resumes and cover letters can be painful. To present yourself in the best possible way, you’ve got to put in a lot of time and thought into the employer, the job description, and how your skills match up. And advice on these topics tends to be, for lack of a better word, persnickety. So here’s Cat Miller with her favorite DiceTV episodes on resumes and cover letters — because, she, like you, hates to update her resume. continue…

Cover Letters

StationaryAre Cover Letters Really Necessary? [DiceTV]
While it’s true that cover letters aren’t as universally important as they once were, they’re still a potential opportunity to get an edge on the competition. continue...

How to Write Unbeatable IT Cover Letters
Your cover letter is your electronic handshake. Its mission is to compel an employer to read your resume. Here’s our tips and guidelines to help you create cover letters that will open the door to new opportunities. continue…

How to Target A Cover to Get the Manager’s Attention
Your first challenge in applying for a position is to get noticed. And a cover letter that only lists your Java or SQL skills won’t cut it. Instead, you have to hit the recruiter and hiring manager hard. Here’s how. continue…

Cover Letters: The Better Written They Are, The More They’ll Help You
Resumes and cover letters are like bats and balls. One just doesn’t work without the other. But technology’s s accelerated work pace, hiring managers often beg to differ. continue…

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