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In your job search for the ideal job: Your resume is your best friend or your worst enemy. We are here to help.
With over a century of combined experience; the recruiters and staff at Triad Technology Group have read, reviewed, edited, and reformatted thousands of resumes over more than two decades.
We understand how corporate recruiters and hiring managers read and screen resumes, what they discard, and what makes a resume stand out.
Your resume allows you to introduce yourself to a prospective hiring manager and grab his attention. If they like what they read in 5-10 seconds they might read the first page…
This is your time to shine. My old boss used to say: "It's a poor dog that can't wag his own tail"…Brag a little about your accomplishments. Show a prospective employer why you are the best qualified person for the job.
About Cover Letters: A short cover letter is always appropriate although internal recruiters and hiring managers may not always take the time to look it over.
Skills Summary: Adding a brief “Skills” or “Executive” Summary section to your resume allows you to highlight the skills that make you marketable. Anything that you are good at and will be useful to the job you are applying for is worthy of including on your resume. They can be management and leadership, communication skills, application or industry.
Make sure your Summary reflects your experience in the areas of required experience for the job for which you are applying. When possible use the same terminology as in the job description: "Apples to Apples."
Don't be overly technical especially where HR personnel or internal recruiters are the first to review your resume. They will be looking to match key words and phrases as listed in the job description.
Technical Summary: This section should summarize your experience with various tools, methodologies, programming languages, applications, databases, etc. This needs to be near the top of your resume for quick and easy viewing.
Experience Section: List your professional positions in reverse chronological order, starting with your last position first. Use bullets to list your direct experience and draw the eye to your individual accomplishments. Include the type of projects you have worked on, your role, tools you have used, and the positive impact on your employer.
Education and Training: Include degree, graduation date, major/minor, college name, and location. Include your GPA if it was above a 3.5. Include any honors. If you are still working on your degree, use the same information above, but use "expected graduation."
List training and certifications at the end of the resume. Include date certified. Include the acronym with the title, i.e. Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE).
One Last Word…
Function Specific: If you can work in a variety of roles you may want to write function specific resumes, i.e. if you can write code, set-up databases, and lead small teams consider writing a developer resume, a DBA resume, and a project management resume for a leadership role.
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