Resume Help



  • Could use some feedback and another set of eyes. See below.Thanks!

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oVdkb2euziwFxL_Y1DVC2ngWg9qq4K0R/view?usp=sharing



  • I'd remove "enterprise" and reduce this to a single line. The company you are with tells us that it is enterprise, putting it here kind of implies that they have different staff of "small, medium and enterprise" inside the company which is... odd 🙂

    If this didn't go to a second line because of it, I'd not really care. But it is a weird word to have in a role description.

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  • @scottalanmiller said in Resume Help:

    I'd remove "enterprise" and reduce this to a single line. The company you are with tells us that it is enterprise, putting it here kind of implies that they have different staff of "small, medium and enterprise" inside the company which is... odd 🙂

    If this didn't go to a second line because of it, I'd not really care. But it is a weird word to have in a role description.

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    Done!



  • This second is organized oddly. I would change this up...

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    First, the left hand border is not consistent. Why is skills indented?

    Second, skills and certs are not part of professional experience, but are under that banner. Skills should be in its own section, probably up top ahead of experience. The cert(s) should be part of education and moved down below. They do not belong together - especially as your skills are the single biggest thing to highlight on your resume, and certs are the lowest priority to highlight.



  • As a general rule, I like resumes for IT to be roughly like this....

    Top............................

    Skills
    Work Experience
    Other Experience
    Writing, Lecturing, Educating
    Big Ed (like University) from big to little (PhD > MBA > MX > BX > AX > "some")
    Small Ed (like classes and training)
    Certs from senior to junior
    Additional points of interest if highly relevant

    Bottom...........



  • If you had like an amazing cert like a CCIE but only an AA degree in Art History, sure make an exception and highlight certs above uni work. But in general, big formal ed gets the space above certs, but if you have lots of certs, certs might get more space.



  • @scottalanmiller
    How about the responsibilities? Do you see anything I should modify/change?



  • Way too much detail here...

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    Education should be distilled down quite a lot. For example, if you attend several colleges and do a lot of study, you'd only list one or two of them, not the lot. You would never list a single class, but since you have no degree from it, you need a line item to put there, so that is fine. But three bullet points of details from a class is way too much. Remove those. Especially as much of it is listing that the class was teaching bench and consumer tech rather than IT. All three bullet points detract rather than enhancing. Remove those completely, put the A+ down there and then focus on the parts above. That leaves more space to highlight the skills with its own section up top.



  • Skills is current a series of lists and single items, I'm not sure of the meaningfulness of the commas and periods within that section. Maybe break that out into a double wide bulleted list or something. Make those big items easier to read and find.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Resume Help:

    Skills is current a series of lists and single items, I'm not sure of the meaningfulness of the commas and periods within that section. Maybe break that out into a double wide bulleted list or something. Make those big items easier to read and find.

    Something like this?

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  • @fredtx said in Resume Help:

    @scottalanmiller said in Resume Help:

    Skills is current a series of lists and single items, I'm not sure of the meaningfulness of the commas and periods within that section. Maybe break that out into a double wide bulleted list or something. Make those big items easier to read and find.

    Something like this?

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    Yes, much better. Maybe two columns wide?



  • Better?

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  • Yes, that is much better, I think.



  • Citrix what? Citrix makes a lot of different products. XenApp, XenDesktop, XenServer, and so forth. Just Citrix doesn't tell us anything.



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