I wanted to write some tips for everyone trying to get a job in the Information Technology field. My Resume writing has been proven time and time again.
I was taught by a US Army consultant Cisco CCNA to help soldiers get a job when they get out. I took those basic writing skills and made them my own. No longer are we able to set our resume to one page. If you are like me I could fill a whole resume with just qualifications and certifications. This leaves job history, education, objective and anything else relevant out of it.
I use to work as a Technology Supervisor for an outsourced technology company. I have seen hundreds of resumes come across my desk. The ones that really stand out are the ones that are very relevant to the job I was hiring for. Take for example I am hiring for a Queue Technician 2. I want them to have certain skills needed to perform the task in their daily work. I would look for things like active directory experience, help desk experience, customer service skills, and maybe a A+ or MCP. So if you are interested in a Level 2 job make sure you find out what skills are needed. Design your resume around that. Make sure to include those qualifications and add everything else in also. The more you know the better.
Always state your objective as the job title you are trying to get hired on. Do not put something generic like help desk technician. Type “Help Desk Technician Level II”
Use a software area in your resume. Here is my example:
Software: MS Office, MS Server 2000/2003/2008, NT Server, MS Windows (2000, XP, Vista,7), Exchange 2003 and 2007, iMail, Active Sync, Blackberry Enterprise Server, Active Directory, Citrix, Needles, Client Profiles , Peachtree, Quickbooks, ACT, Symantec Backup Exec, SAV, Retrospect, Goldmine, iGoldmine, Salesforce, SQL, IIS, Calyx Point, TCP/IP, DNS, etc.