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IT Resumes: Don’t Ignore your Real Skills!

Sunday, September 29, 2013 by J.M. Auron

I’ve seen an interesting – but, I think, mistaken – trend over the last couple of months, on LinkedIn and various career blogs. That’s a tendency to ignore skills as a clear, necessary factor both in IT resumes, and in the broader job search. I’ve been seeing posts suggesting that people are hired because of [...]

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If You Hate Writing Your Own IT Resume – Why Are Still Trying?

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by J.M. Auron

One comment that I often hear as a professional resume writer is, “I hate writing my resume!”

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Does Your Legacy IT Resume Need a Serious Refresh?

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by J.M. Auron

As one of the few specialized IT Resume Writers in the careers industry, I see a number of common problems in the initial IT resumes my clients send me. One of the most common of these is a resume that has grown – without any real change in strategy or direction – for my client’s [...]

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3 Reasons that You Don’t Want to Write Your Own IT Resume

Thursday, April 18, 2013 by J.M. Auron

When prospective clients call me, they’re often frustrated – frustrated in their current job and frustrated with the challenges of the job search. After all, if a prospective client loved their current job, they wouldn’t email me. That’s why, in my initial conversation with a prospective client, I always want to get a strong feel [...]

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A CIO by Any Other Name? Branding your IT Executive Resume

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 by J.M. Auron

As an IT Executive Resume Writer, one challenge my clients often face is the maze of titles that can be used to define “top-of-the-food-chain” IT executives. Shakespeare said “What’s in a name? that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” That may be true. But in a CIO resume, [...]

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Does your IT Executive Resume Demonstrate that You’re an Agile Leader?

Friday, April 5, 2013 by J.M. Auron

I’ve been thinking a lot about agility and nimbleness lately. As an entrepreneur, nimbleness is a primary requirement for both short and long term success. And as a student of Wing Chun Kung Fu, the need to respond rapidly to every changing tactical situations is constantly brought home to me in our remarkable exercise of [...]

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Resume Objectives – Are They Necessary?

Monday, April 1, 2013 by J.M. Auron

Should I Include an Objective on My Technical Resume? In my technical resume service, I hear this question a lot. The fact is, there was a time when common wisdom dictated listing your employment goals at the top of your resume. However, over the past couple of decades, the objective has gradually devolved from being [...]

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Don’t Include Your Age on Your Resume – and Other Quick Resume Tips

Thursday, May 10, 2012 by J.M. Auron

“The Modern Resume, How to Move to the Top of the Stack” is a post on the website of the University of Washington’s Office of Professional and Continuing Education, a site that offers much good advice for job seekers. I agree with most of what the post has to offer, which I’ll summarize for you [...]

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Writing an Interview-Winning Professional Profile Section (aka Executive Summary or Career Summary) for Your IT Resume

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 by J.M. Auron

There’s an old saying, “You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.” That’s why the first section of your technical resume is so critical. This initial resume content is known by several names, including the Professional Profile, Executive Summary, Career Summary, and many more. But regardless of title, the importance of [...]

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Why Technical Leadership Resumes are Different

Monday, April 2, 2012 by J.M. Auron

There’s much advice on the net – good and less good – on creating the “perfect resume.” I don’t, personally, believe that there is a “perfect” resume. I believe that there are a number of approaches that can work effectively for any strong candidate. Much advice on leadership resumes encourages an extremely streamlined approach to [...]

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