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									Tops Tips For Techies! Making Your Resume Stand Out!

Whether you're a teacher or a techie whiz kid, when it comes to writing a resume, even the best of us
are left bothered! It's easy to do your job well, but convincing someone else, a complete stranger at
that, that you're really good is a completely different ballgame. But you've got to do it, if you want that
job, right? In this article, we share some great tips for technology professionals on how to create
resumes that will not only make a fabulous first impression but are also a surefire way of impressing all
prospective employers!

Tip One: Allow Room For Variations And Editing In Your Resume

Being a technology professional means you're trained in a number of different skills and fields. But, not
all of them will be relevant to every single job position you apply for. If you try and include everything,
you'll be using up precious space in your resume and you'll make a cluttered mess out of it. Many
prospective employers might turn you down because you have experience in more things than they're
looking for! A solution to this dilemma would be to write a new resume for each job, but that isn't really
feasible is it? So, how do you manage this challenge? Easy, look for a resume format or template that
lets you prioritize all the information such that you have a standard resume with all the essentials in
place and you can add or delete additional information depending on the particular job profile you're
submitting the resume for. This way, you'll have all the fundamental bases covered while also leaving
room for flexibility when the occasion demands it.

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Tip Two: Use Space Wisely

It's easy to get tempted and include paragraph after paragraph about yourself in a resume. You want to
make a good impression and you don't want to leave out anything, so you go on and on about your
education, your work experience, your dreams, both professional and personal and so on. What you
forget is, it's a resume, not an autobiography! You shouldn't be so brief that it looks like you have no
experience at all, but an overly lengthy resume is not a good idea either. In fact, your experience in your
field should determine the length of your resume. The more years you have to your credit, the more the
number of pages you should include. However, in general, around three pages is the standard,
acceptable format.

Tip Three: Don't Prioritize Educational Info Over Work Experience
Unlike other elements of a resume, there is no hard and fast rule about where your educational
information should be placed. Most people put it right at the top, not realizing that prospective
employers are more interested in your work experience than in your academic prowess. So unless you
have degrees and awards from Ivy League schools and top honors to woo, it doesn't matter where you
place the educational info.

Tip Four: Pay Attention To Writing Style, Not Size

While writing a resume it's easy to focus on how much space you're using. However, what most people
forget it, it is substance that matters, not size. So, once you've decided to limit yourself to a certain
number of pages, focus on doing them justice. Adopt a blend of interesting sentences, and wherever
you can, put in lists with points. Bulleted lists are easier to read and get the point across immediately,
but sentences are more satisfying qualitatively. This way, you can make your points without
overwhelming your reader with too much text.

Tip Five: When Talking Tech, Avoid Generalized Comments, Stick To Specifics

Don't include lengthy, generalized descriptions about your technical experience. Make it as short and
relevant as possible, using language that is peppered with ‘industry speak', trade jargon and pertinent
keywords. If your resume is to be screened through various levels, you won't necessarily get someone
with enough experience to pick out relevant information from amidst a lot of text. It's better to stick to
keywords and points that ‘pop!': this way, you're sure to get all the important info across!

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