You are an experienced IT professional, but your resume and LinkedIn profile are not getting attention from employers and recruiters?
Your resume and LinkedIn profile might be too crowded with technical language and lacking mention of your accomplishments that create value to employers and customers. In this post, we share recommendations on how to effectively demonstrate your value as an IT professional. We provide practical examples that can help you improve your professional experience/accomplishments statements and increase your visibility by employers and recruiters.
IT Career Transformation has worked with highly technical professionals such as Network Security Analysts and Performance Test Engineers and helped them transform their resume and LinkedIn profile. From a long bullet list of experience using different types/versions of tools to a value driven professional profiles that highlight experience and accomplishments that effectively demonstrate the value they created to their employers/customers.
Technical skills are important and if you have reached a level of expertise using a certain technology tool you should include it in your resume and your LinkedIn profile. However, simply listing all the technical tools you have experience with by itself, will not help to attract the attention of employers and recruiters.
Here are few examples of plain “experience with…” statements found in many of IT Career Transformation customers’ existing resumes.
“Responsible for managing and configuring cisco ASA firewall model XXXX”
“Experience with troubleshooting SQL databases”
“Experience with developing automated test scripts using tools such as LoadRunner, Selenium and JMeter”
You should avoid using plain “experience with…” statements. Instead, convert these statements to powerful/engaging statements that includes:
Be concise and mention any specific tool(s) you have used to achieve the accomplishment. You can also breakdown an accomplishment into related bullet points.
It might seem challenging to keep your professional experience/accomplishments statements short since there are so many details that you can mention about your projects and experience, but remember that you should only include clear and short statements that will drive conversations in the next step of the recruiting process – interviews.
To help out, here are few examples of effective professional experience/accomplishments statements that you can customize with your specific project and the value you created:
Do you or someone you know need help with improving your resume and optimizing your LinkedIn profile to get noticed by employers and recruiters?
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