Resume Makeovers

How to Showcase Your Accomplishments on Your Resume

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We’ve all seen those go-getter resumes with eye-popping stats and amazing achievements. But does yours seem, well, “so what?” Watch as career coach and resume writer Dawn Rasmussen steps job seeker Kim Dildy through the process of highlighting her accomplishments as she looks for a project manager’s job. By putting the results of her work front and center, Kim adds to her resume’s value. The method: Use stories from her previous positions to highlight the skills and accomplishments most pertinent… continue…

CIS Grad Needs a More Specific, Customized Resume

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Mosab Sasi recently received his bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from the Metropolitan State College of Denver. He’d like to work in software development, preferably with Java or databases. He was shot gunning the job market with little success but now, after meeting with his college career center hearing from two IT hiring managers with Azaleos, he’s taking a more strategic approach, which includes customizing his resume to fit each opportunity. Mosab met the hiring managers by participating in… continue…

Expert Advice for a College Grad’s Programmer Resume

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Roberta Fricker considers herself a “new nerd.” She began calling herself that after earning a certificate in computer science from Santa Barbara City College. Even while she looks for work, she codes every day to keep her skills up. She’s created a mock advertisement using Flash and has built her website using HTML 4.01, XHTML, CSS 2.1 and Adobe Photoshop. Still, her job search has been challenging. To help out, we paired Roberta with an internal recruiter from Electronic Arts,… continue…

Electronic Arts Recruiter Critiques a Coder’s Resume

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Roberta Fricker, a recent computer science graduate, wants to improve her resume — and who doesn’t. This week, we’ve arranged resume critiques with three people: an IT recruiter, an IT hiring manager and today, Rita Gorden, corporate talent acquisition manager for game giant Electronic Arts. It’s all part of our ongoing series of Resume Makeovers, where we connect job seekers with hiring managers and recruiters to get their feedback on what’s working, and what could use improvement. Electronic Arts has… continue…

IT Hiring Manager Critiques Grad’s Programmer Resume

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Earlier this week, Roberta Fricker, who recently earned a certificate in computer science from Santa Barbara City College in California, had her resume critiqued by a senior IT recruiter. Today, she hears from Erik Wieland, director of IT services for the University of California at San Francisco’s Department of Medicine. Roberta is undergoing her second round of resume critiques, as part of our ongoing series of Resume Makeovers, where we connect job seekers with hiring managers and recruiters to get… continue…

IT Recruiter Critiques Grad’s Programmer Resume

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Roberta Fricker considers herself a “new nerd.” After working as an analyst in insurance giant Aetna’s Seattle office, she decided she wanted to learn more coding. So, she quit. After dabbling with SQL server, she took an ASP .NET course and found her home. “That’s when I decided I wanted to become a programmer,” she says. Last year, Roberta graduated from Santa Barbara City College with a certificate in computer science. Hence her self-awarded title of “new nerd.” Even while… continue…

Land a Free Resume Critique With Hiring Managers

Want a free resume critique? How about one with a hiring manager to boot? Obviously, we want to give you the firepower you need to land a job. So, send us an email by Sept. 7 if you’d like your resume critiqued. We’ll select a couple from the people we hear from. Here’s what we need: Send an email to editor@dice.com. In the subject line, say “Resume,” followed by your industry, occupation sought and the number of IT jobs you’ve held. In… continue…

Cloud Hiring Managers Critique PM/Developer’s Resume

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John, a veteran IT project manager and software developer from California, wants to know why is resume isn’t getting him in the door for more interviews. In this, the last of our three-part series where recruiters and hiring managers sit down with John to provide their feedback, two managers and a senior recruiter from Seattle-based cloud company Azaleos took a look. Our full series on John’s resume critique: Part I: Karla Baierl, Hiring Manager for SysLogic Part II: Erik Wieland,… continue…

IT Hiring Manager Critiques Project Manager – Developer’s Resume

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Hiring managers are putting John, a veteran IT project manager and software developer from California, through his second round of resume critiques, as part of a Dice News pilot program that offers free resume critiques to Dice readers. Today, Erik Wieland, director of IT services for the University of California San Francisco’s Department of Medicine, offers John some feedback. Wieland is a 15-year veteran of UCSF’s IT department and currently manages a staff of a dozen people. We are beginning to… continue…

Recruiter Critiques Project Manager – Developer’s Resume

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John, a veteran IT project manager and software developer from California, has been looking for a permanent, full-time position for the last five months. And although he’s submitted upwards of 50 resumes over the last two months alone, he’s only received 10 call backs. Can John improve his approach? To find out, we paired him up with Karla Baierl, a hiring manager for information systems and consulting firm SysLogic in Brookfield, Wis. She critiqued John’s resume in a video conferencing… continue…