@Pete-S said in My resume rewrite 2020 - pointers appreciated...:
A few notes:
- Hard to figure out if you are a manager or a specialist.
- Maybe separate job responsibilities from notable projects.
- I'm not sure about putting £ on projects. If you do, it has to be an impressive number and you would have to be in control of the project & budget. Sometime it's probably better to use some other metric, like the number of users, locations for instance.
- I'm not sure about having version numbers on things such as Veeam. Aren't we getting into tech details then?
- I didn't see any information about the number of users or the size of the your team (if you're a manager). If it's of value you might want to put it in the resume. Being in charge of IT support for 100 users in different offices or 100K users is not the same.
- Also the resume is a sales document so it makes sense to gear it towards the kind of jobs you are looking for. And you didn't say.
I would like to push towards management going forward with technical knowledge. In the last year or so I have lead my team by managing our technical projects based on staff ability, how each employee can and wants to develop, and their own career goals. We have done a lot, but I am at the point where I am managing the work being done, not so much doing the work myself. For example, the Veeam work is work I directly did. However, there are lots of projects I oversee by being the manager without actually doing the work, such as for example our global SCCM roll out... not quite sure how to get that on the CV. Where I am responsible for the work getting done, planning, staffing, budgeting, but have not had to do the work myself... Its a strange position, but one I am happy to keep.
Worldwide, we are a team of 10, including me. I directly have complete control of the EMEA/APAC IT staff, of which there are 4, but have seniority over the NALA regions too, however no line management of those folk. Things like approving pay increases, holiday, training and such for folks in that region goes to somebody else, but what they are doing, the projects and timelines, that is all me.
With that in mind, should I remove anything technical from my resume at this point? I am not sure if that will be a negative as I do have technical knowledge...
I will take the other points on board and edit what I have.
Ok, I can take on board the other points.