What to Do When Recruiters Don’t Read Your Resume

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A recruiter calls you up about a Java job, iOS developer position or some other hot, hard to fill IT role. But as you talk, it becomes clear that they’ve given your resume little more than a cursory glance. Sadly you’ve gotten one of the six second resume scans that’s often performed by recruiters wading through a pile of resumes with little time to read each one. Of course, you’d hope that they’d spend a little more effort with the… continue…

Are Traditional Resumes Passé?

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Has social media eliminated the need for the traditional resume? The short answer: Not yet. Although a great majority of companies use platforms such as Twitter or LinkedIn to source candidates, 77 percent always ask for a resume before scheduling an interview and 19 percent request one most of the time, according to a survey by, a pre-employment testing and screening software firm located in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. To be sure, there’s less need for a paper resume nowadays,… continue…

Even Software Wizards’ Resumes Must Focus on Results

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Tech startups continue lean on snazzy titles — guru, rock star, wizard or ninja – in job postings, though these titles might be a means to compensate for lower salaries and small staffs, according to U.K. job site AdZuna. “Startups are usually small companies, so workers are often jacks of all trades,” Gabriel Puliatti, AdZuna country manager for Canada, told the Financial Post. “These companies are trying to separate out the people who like working for smaller companies. They’re saying… continue…

When Do You Remove College Details From Your Resume?

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Whether you want to appear qualified for a large number of jobs maximize the chances of your resume getting past scanning software, listing every tech-related experience you’ve ever had can be tempting. But paring the list down to a carefully curated set can make your resume much more effective for landing a job. At a certain point, listing your college coursework just isn’t going to help you anymore — regardless of the job you’re applying for. Or that big award… continue…

Sample Resume: Chief Technology Officer

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William Lane 123 Easy St. Detroit, Mich. T: (000)555.1212 ■ C: (000)555.1212 ■ CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER Extensive experience in R&D, Product Development, Engineering and QC Dynamic leader known for jump-starting product development, resolving manufacturing issues and increasing revenues by 36 percent through the creation of award-winning designs and processes Areas of Expertise: • Budget Development and Cost Control • Product Design and  Development • Contract Negotiations • Strategic Technology Planning • Leadership and Supervision • Vendor Management • Process… continue…

Sample Resume: Applications Manager

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Tyrone 123 Main St. No. 102000.555.1212 Jackson, MS. Applications Manager A proactive, high-achieving manager of designs, development and implementation of software solutions, and a capable overseer of administration and support for dozens of business applications, yielding seismic improvements in stakeholder satisfaction and operating efficiencies. “Tyrone has the innate ability to anticipate and decipher users’ needs and the organizational skills to coordinate projects while supporting diverse applications,” — Gary Gray, IT Director, Southern Dept. Stores Qualifications Summary: Over five… continue…

Sample Resume: Tech Evangelist

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Kylie Jensen ■ ■ 000.555.1212 ■ ■ @evgirl Evangelist Extraordinaire Professional Summary Passionate evangelist and expert collaborator offering more than 8 years of success designing and developing Mobile and Web Applications for enterprise business systems. Comfortable presenting to any audience and working side by side with application developers while coordinating activities with teams of diverse internal and external stakeholders. Proven track record that includes conducting competitive research, analyzing market opportunities and serving as a fervent advocate for the… continue…

How to Post Your Dice Resume Anonymously

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By Alicia Ouverson Some people prefer to post their resume without showing their name or contact information. Dice allows for this option– you’ll just need to set your profile as confidential. To do this: After logging into your Dice account, click on the ‘Manage/Add Resumes’ link in the My Resume section of your dashboard page. In the Available Resumes section, click the Edit link to go to the Edit Profile and Resume page. In the first section under Search Settings,… continue…

Bad Idea: Spamming Your Resume

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It’s bad enough to blast the same resume to a collection of potential employers, but buying a spam list to do it takes “bad idea” it to a whole new level. But one candidate recently tried it. More surprisingly, it apparently yielded some success, according to security researcher Sans Internet Storm Center. When ISC handler Adrien de Beaupre checked his email, he found a message from a prospective Business Analyst named Jeff, who included a link to his LinkedIn profile… continue…

Use Pinterest to Boost Your Career

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If you think Pinterest is just for showing off your hobbies and recipes, think again. Businesses of all kinds have taken to the online pin board to showcase their knowledge, products and services. Because of that, it can be a handy way to keep track of developments in your area of expertise. At, Abhi Khune, Pinterest’s infrastructure manager, offers some suggestions for IT pros. Among them: Follow thought leaders such as Symantec’s Stephen Gillett or companies such as IBM.… continue…