Resume Update



  • With Draft 4, which I think is close to the final draft, I chose a one sentence statement to replace the horizontal row.

    Any more text (unless I kill some of the white space, which I hesitate to do for readability), and this spills into a second page. While second pages aren't the end of the world, I don't yet have enough substance to make good use of it.



  • @EddieJennings said in Resume Update:

    With Draft 4, which I think is close to the final draft, I chose a one sentence statement to replace the horizontal row.

    Any more text (unless I kill some of the white space, which I hesitate to do for readability), and this spills into a second page. While second pages aren't the end of the world, I don't yet have enough substance to make good use of it.

    I really like it. The only thing I'd say is your summary statement looks out of place. I think it needs a heading or something. Other than that it looks really clean



  • @IRJ said in Resume Update:

    @EddieJennings said in Resume Update:

    With Draft 4, which I think is close to the final draft, I chose a one sentence statement to replace the horizontal row.

    Any more text (unless I kill some of the white space, which I hesitate to do for readability), and this spills into a second page. While second pages aren't the end of the world, I don't yet have enough substance to make good use of it.

    I really like it. The only thing I'd say is your summary statement looks out of place. I think it needs a heading or something. Other than that it looks really clean

    Thanks. That's something I'm considering. To give it a heading, I'd need to remove some bullets from the experience section. If I did, these three are currently on the chopping block.

    Managed integration between Active Directory and HR data sources
    Configured load balancing and TLS offloading for line of business application servers
    Served as escalation point for L1 / L2 technicians.



  • @EddieJennings said in Resume Update:

    @IRJ said in Resume Update:

    @EddieJennings said in Resume Update:

    With Draft 4, which I think is close to the final draft, I chose a one sentence statement to replace the horizontal row.

    Any more text (unless I kill some of the white space, which I hesitate to do for readability), and this spills into a second page. While second pages aren't the end of the world, I don't yet have enough substance to make good use of it.

    I really like it. The only thing I'd say is your summary statement looks out of place. I think it needs a heading or something. Other than that it looks really clean

    Thanks. That's something I'm considering. To give it a heading, I'd need to remove some bullets from the experience section. If I did, these three are currently on the chopping block.

    Managed integration between Active Directory and HR data sources
    Configured load balancing and TLS offloading for line of business application servers
    Served as escalation point for L1 / L2 technicians.

    It's an easy choice for me. Get rid of the training team members bullet point



  • Also you don't have any Linux test systems or anything in your current role? If you did you might move those to front of skills and windows in the back. Keep the other skills in between.



  • @IRJ said in Resume Update:

    Also you don't have any Linux test systems or anything in your current role? If you did you might move those to front of skills and windows in the back. Keep the other skills in between.

    Unfortunately no. Current role is truly 99% Windows with about 1% of appliances.



  • @IRJ said in Resume Update:

    @EddieJennings said in Resume Update:

    @IRJ said in Resume Update:

    @EddieJennings said in Resume Update:

    With Draft 4, which I think is close to the final draft, I chose a one sentence statement to replace the horizontal row.

    Any more text (unless I kill some of the white space, which I hesitate to do for readability), and this spills into a second page. While second pages aren't the end of the world, I don't yet have enough substance to make good use of it.

    I really like it. The only thing I'd say is your summary statement looks out of place. I think it needs a heading or something. Other than that it looks really clean

    Thanks. That's something I'm considering. To give it a heading, I'd need to remove some bullets from the experience section. If I did, these three are currently on the chopping block.

    Managed integration between Active Directory and HR data sources
    Configured load balancing and TLS offloading for line of business application servers
    Served as escalation point for L1 / L2 technicians.

    It's an easy choice for me. Get rid of the training team members bullet point

    Tough for me to let go of that particular bullet point. I think my teaching skills can bring value to whatever team I'm in.



  • @EddieJennings said in Resume Update:

    @IRJ said in Resume Update:

    @EddieJennings said in Resume Update:

    @IRJ said in Resume Update:

    @EddieJennings said in Resume Update:

    With Draft 4, which I think is close to the final draft, I chose a one sentence statement to replace the horizontal row.

    Any more text (unless I kill some of the white space, which I hesitate to do for readability), and this spills into a second page. While second pages aren't the end of the world, I don't yet have enough substance to make good use of it.

    I really like it. The only thing I'd say is your summary statement looks out of place. I think it needs a heading or something. Other than that it looks really clean

    Thanks. That's something I'm considering. To give it a heading, I'd need to remove some bullets from the experience section. If I did, these three are currently on the chopping block.

    Managed integration between Active Directory and HR data sources
    Configured load balancing and TLS offloading for line of business application servers
    Served as escalation point for L1 / L2 technicians.

    It's an easy choice for me. Get rid of the training team members bullet point

    Tough for me to let go of that particular bullet point. I think my teaching skills can bring value to whatever team I'm in.

    What IT role doesn't require training and/or documentation? Also, that bullet point doesn't say what you just told me. If you want to keep it, maybe you can tweak it to convince someone you bring extra value there.



  • @EddieJennings said in Resume Update:

    @IRJ said in Resume Update:

    Also you don't have any Linux test systems or anything in your current role? If you did you might move those to front of skills and windows in the back. Keep the other skills in between.

    Unfortunately no. Current role is truly 99% Windows with about 1% of appliances.

    Yeah that's unfortunate for sure.



  • @IRJ said in Resume Update:

    @EddieJennings said in Resume Update:

    @IRJ said in Resume Update:

    @EddieJennings said in Resume Update:

    @IRJ said in Resume Update:

    @EddieJennings said in Resume Update:

    With Draft 4, which I think is close to the final draft, I chose a one sentence statement to replace the horizontal row.

    Any more text (unless I kill some of the white space, which I hesitate to do for readability), and this spills into a second page. While second pages aren't the end of the world, I don't yet have enough substance to make good use of it.

    I really like it. The only thing I'd say is your summary statement looks out of place. I think it needs a heading or something. Other than that it looks really clean

    Thanks. That's something I'm considering. To give it a heading, I'd need to remove some bullets from the experience section. If I did, these three are currently on the chopping block.

    Managed integration between Active Directory and HR data sources
    Configured load balancing and TLS offloading for line of business application servers
    Served as escalation point for L1 / L2 technicians.

    It's an easy choice for me. Get rid of the training team members bullet point

    Tough for me to let go of that particular bullet point. I think my teaching skills can bring value to whatever team I'm in.

    What IT role doesn't require training and/or documentation? Also, that bullet point doesn't say what you just told me. If you want to keep it, maybe you can tweak it to convince someone you bring extra value there.

    I'll see about that. In my experience I've seen many folks provide poor training due to lacking any skills in teaching.



  • @IRJ said in Resume Update:

    @EddieJennings said in Resume Update:

    @IRJ said in Resume Update:

    Also you don't have any Linux test systems or anything in your current role? If you did you might move those to front of skills and windows in the back. Keep the other skills in between.

    Unfortunately no. Current role is truly 99% Windows with about 1% of appliances.

    Yeah that's unfortunate for sure.

    Part of the reason why it's time for me to start looking for the next opportunity. There's zero chance of me acquiring any Linux experience where I am.



  • @EddieJennings said in Resume Update:

    @IRJ said in Resume Update:

    @EddieJennings said in Resume Update:

    @IRJ said in Resume Update:

    @EddieJennings said in Resume Update:

    @IRJ said in Resume Update:

    @EddieJennings said in Resume Update:

    With Draft 4, which I think is close to the final draft, I chose a one sentence statement to replace the horizontal row.

    Any more text (unless I kill some of the white space, which I hesitate to do for readability), and this spills into a second page. While second pages aren't the end of the world, I don't yet have enough substance to make good use of it.

    I really like it. The only thing I'd say is your summary statement looks out of place. I think it needs a heading or something. Other than that it looks really clean

    Thanks. That's something I'm considering. To give it a heading, I'd need to remove some bullets from the experience section. If I did, these three are currently on the chopping block.

    Managed integration between Active Directory and HR data sources
    Configured load balancing and TLS offloading for line of business application servers
    Served as escalation point for L1 / L2 technicians.

    It's an easy choice for me. Get rid of the training team members bullet point

    Tough for me to let go of that particular bullet point. I think my teaching skills can bring value to whatever team I'm in.

    What IT role doesn't require training and/or documentation? Also, that bullet point doesn't say what you just told me. If you want to keep it, maybe you can tweak it to convince someone you bring extra value there.

    I'll see about that. In my experience I've seen many folks provide poor training due to lacking any skills in teaching.

    Another option is building up your summary of qualifications and increase your text size to make this bad boy 1.5 pages. Your summary becomes your 1/4 page resume, so you can extend the total length and still have the courtesy of allowing potential employer to get a quick summary.

    Really talk about Linux and designs you've done. Talk about training as well if you want to make it a main point on your resume, and talk about consulting projects in whatever fields

    • LPI certified with 6+ years experience on Linux based operating systems ( CentOS, RHEL, Ubuntu, appliances, etc)

    • Passionate about training and good documentation

    • Hands on experience in all aspects of managing and administration of IT infrastructure (Basically elaborate on generalist role)



  • @IRJ said in Resume Update:

    Another option is building up your summary of qualifications and increase your text size to make this bad boy 1.5 pages. Your summary becomes your 1/4 page resume, so you can extend the total length and still have the courtesy of allowing potential employer to get a quick summary.

    Really talk about Linux and designs you've done. Talk about training as well if you want to make it a main point on your resume, and talk about consulting projects in whatever fields

    • LPI certified with 6+ years experience on Linux based operating systems ( CentOS, RHEL, Ubuntu, appliances, etc)

    • Passionate about training and good documentation

    • Hands on experience in all aspects of managing and administration of IT infrastructure (Basically elaborate on generalist role)

    I like those ideas, as they've got me thinking some more.



  • @EddieJennings said in Resume Update:

    @IRJ said in Resume Update:

    Another option is building up your summary of qualifications and increase your text size to make this bad boy 1.5 pages. Your summary becomes your 1/4 page resume, so you can extend the total length and still have the courtesy of allowing potential employer to get a quick summary.

    Really talk about Linux and designs you've done. Talk about training as well if you want to make it a main point on your resume, and talk about consulting projects in whatever fields

    • LPI certified with 6+ years experience on Linux based operating systems ( CentOS, RHEL, Ubuntu, appliances, etc)

    • Passionate about training and good documentation

    • Hands on experience in all aspects of managing and administration of IT infrastructure (Basically elaborate on generalist role)

    I like those ideas, as they've got me thinking some more.

    Eddie, you might want to search for skills-based CVs for some ideas.

    Typical CVs are reverse chronological which basically is a list of where you worked, aka experience. But if you want to change direction (more linux) that is not optimal because your work experience doesn't align 100% with that.



  • @IRJ Shamelessly stole your ideas and tweaked the wording a bit. 🙂

    Draft 5

    @Pete-S I'll look at drafting the other format over the next couple of days. If I come up with anything decent, I'll add it to this thread.


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