You never know what new opportunities will come your way, which is why updating your IT resume is always a good idea. If it’s been awhile since you’ve edited your resume, take some time to look at it and you might be surprised with how much you can edit it.
- Check to make sure your contact information is up-to-date such as your email, phone number, and address.
- Are you an active member of online Q&A tech forums? You might want to consider including any social media profiles like those that you have, especially if they are of a professional nature.
- Review your accomplishments and projects. It’s great to give potential employers an idea of what you do day-to-day, but more importantly you want to highlight meaningful projects you’ve contributed to and accomplishments you’ve made in your position.
- Make sure your language is as impactful yet succinct as possible. A new study by TheLadders found that hiring managers spend about six seconds reading a resume when considering a candidate.
- Update your Skills section by including new ones you may have acquired during your current role. This section is the place for you to stand out from other candidates and really show why you’re a unique hire.
- Begin your resume with a short introductory summary that gives the reader an idea of your overall expertise. Avoid having it sound like an objectives section and instead focus on what you’ve already achieved in your career. As for the length, think: elevator pitch.
- Edit, edit edit! Always ask for another set of eyes to review your resume. Your editor may even help you think of a new, more eye-catching format for your resume.
- Adjust your resume to each job you’re applying for. It is important to make sure your resume fits the needs and criterias for each job.