IT professionals often rely on advice they encounter for nontechnical resumes. For example, the length of the resume, "For IT professionals, it's often not realistic to limit it to two pages. I commonly write resumes that are 2.5 pages long, with a third for education, certifications and a technical profile," says TweetsResume.com's Jennifer Hay.
Your resume has technical details, certifications, professional development information, along with your technology profile. This information takes up space. "Technical hiring managers aren't satisfied with a minimal description. They want to know how you did it and what technology you used. They want to know with which technologies you have skills and recent experience. Most IT professionals still have a long list of tools, processes, and methodologies to include," says Hay.