Writing Resumes for Technology Professionals

50 %
50 %
Information about Writing Resumes for Technology Professionals
Career

Published on March 5, 2014

Author: StephenVanVreede

Source: slideshare.net

Description

Overview of key elements in crafting resumes for tech pros.

Writing Resumes for Technology Professionals Stephen Van Vreede, ITtechExec March 18–20, 2013

The Resume Project Lifecycle • • • • Set Scope & Requirements Define Target Market Create Value Proposition Execute on Strategy (c) 2013 2013 Career Thought Leaders Conference & Symposium 2

Developing the Strategy • Define the Project Scope – What job(s) will the client pursue? – Is there a specific industry focus? – What size and type of company do they prefer? – Consider breadth of roles and levels included in the resume “objective” (c) 2013 2013 Career Thought Leaders Conference & Symposium 3

Developing the Strategy • Analyze Stakeholder Needs – Who is the audience? – What’s important to each segment of the audience? – What expectations do the audience members have at various review stages? (c) 2013 2013 Career Thought Leaders Conference & Symposium 4

Developing the Strategy • Craft the Overarching Brand Theme – Revisit the stakeholder needs – Layer on the signature client data, such as: • Personal strengths • Experience • Achievements – Ensure the brand is a “value-add” (c) 2013 2013 Career Thought Leaders Conference & Symposium 5

Developing the Strategy • Design the Format – Are there any special considerations? • Multiple contract or consulting jobs • Numerous projects or client engagements • “Title-only” promotions – Is a “Technical Skills” section appropriate? (c) 2013 2013 Career Thought Leaders Conference & Symposium 6

Common Challenges • “Jack of all trades” issue • Job hopping • Level of detail – Job history – Technologies • Certifications vs. education • Business value (c) 2013 2013 Career Thought Leaders Conference & Symposium 7

Important Terms & Concepts • Infrastructure – Virtualization (Server, Desktop) – Cloud (Private, Public, Hybrid) – BYOD – Data Center/SAN – IaaS, PaaS, SaaS (c) 2013 2013 Career Thought Leaders Conference & Symposium 8

Important Terms & Concepts • IT Governance – SLAs and KPIs – Regulatory Compliance (SOX, HIPAA) – Security Standards (PCI) – Disaster Recovery – Business Continuity (c) 2013 2013 Career Thought Leaders Conference & Symposium 9

Important Terms & Concepts • Other – Business Intelligence (BI) & Big Data – Convergence / Unified Communications – Program Management Office (PMO) – SDLC: Agile, Scrum, Waterfall – Outsourcing/BPO: Offshore, Nearshore (c) 2013 2013 Career Thought Leaders Conference & Symposium 10

Part IV: The Client Population • Who are they anyway? – C-Suite Executive: CIO, CTO (c) 2013 2013 Career Thought Leaders Conference & Symposium 11

Part IV: The Client Population • Who are they anyway? – IT Manager or Director – Tech Hybrid Role • IT Liaison • Project Manager • Sales Engineer (c) 2013 2013 Career Thought Leaders Conference & Symposium 12

Part IV: The Client Population • Who are they anyway? – Hands-on Tech Geek (c) 2013 2013 Career Thought Leaders Conference & Symposium 13

Engagement Approach • • • • • Quickly assess personality type Ask probing questions Clarify acronyms and other data Research relevant tech topics Prepare before your client interview (c) 2013 2013 Career Thought Leaders Conference & Symposium 14

Addressing Challenges • “Jack of all trades” – Pick a niche – Market to a small/medium company • Job hopping – Consolidate contract or consulting roles – Combine entries for acquired/merged entities (c) 2013 2013 Career Thought Leaders Conference & Symposium 15

Addressing Challenges • Too much detail – Find balance based on job type/level – Use addendum for tech skills, etc. • Education and training – Consider what’s current and relevant – Highlight leadership or cutting-edge tech training (c) 2013 2013 Career Thought Leaders Conference & Symposium 16

Addressing Challenges • Communicating business value – No access to metrics or financials – Translating technical value – What did business do with technology? – How did tech landscape change during role? – Employ the “So What?” test to probe deeper (c) 2013 2013 Career Thought Leaders Conference & Symposium 17

stephen@ittechexec.com http://www.ittechexec.com www.linkedin.com/in/stephenvanvreede @ittechexec www.facebook.com/ITtechExec (c) 2013 2013 Career Thought Leaders Conference & Symposium 18

Add a comment

Related presentations

Tyrone  aurelio

Tyrone aurelio

November 10, 2014

CONOCE LO QUE LLEVO DENTRO

E portfolio-1

E portfolio-1

November 10, 2014

E-Portfolio

John's presentation to EMBA students on knowledge work, the innovation ethics and ...

Looking for an icebreaker that helps team members learn more about each other, imp...

Quantas vezes você pensou sobre diferentes formas de conseguir ter mais foco. São ...

Os segredos do sucesso - Dale Carnegie O livro de Dale Carnegie "Como Ganhar Ami...

Related pages

Resume Tips for Technology Professionals - Career Advice ...

With increasing numbers of job seekers competing for the most desirable technology jobs, your resume needs to be better than the rest to get noticed.
Read more

Resume Writing Tips for Information Technology Professionals

www.StrategicTalentBoston.com expertise 1 Highwood Drive |Tewksbury, MA 01876 | Main 978.989.9933 Fax 978.851.1272 Resume Writing Tips for Information ...
Read more

10 Resume Tips for Technology Professionals - Mashable

... the Information Technology ... tech professionals optimize their resumes in order ... crazy writing a new resume for every ...
Read more

TECHNOLOGY RESUME E-SUMMIT - Resume writing training ...

TECHNOLOGY RESUME E-SUMMIT. Writing resumes for technology professionals can definitely be some of the ... Resource lists for technology professionals ...
Read more

Technology resume samples - Career Advice - Tips for Job ...

... you’re writing or updating your resume. ... free technology resume samples that ... IT Professional Resume; Make your technology resume shine ...
Read more

IT Resume Service - Technical Resume Writing for IT ...

IT Resume Service writer Jennifer Hay provides technical resume writing services for information technology (IT) professionals and executives.
Read more

Technology Professional Resume Example: Sample Technology ...

Above is a resume example for a Technology Professional. Use this resume as a reference when writing yours. Note the flow of the resume, starting with the ...
Read more

IT Resume Writing Service | LinkedIn

... IT Resume Writing ... technology professionals. Our IT resume writers have hands-on IT and technical recruiting experience, and have written technology ...
Read more

Guidelines for Writing a Professional Resume - EdTech

Guidelines for Writing a Professional Resume What is most impressive to employers when reviewing a ... Do not include hobbies on a professional resume.
Read more

Information Technology (IT) Resume Examples

Information Technology (IT) Resume Examples 2. ... Top 10 Resume Writing Tips; How to Write a Resume; How to Create a Professional Resume;
Read more