IT Resume Makeover: Make Your Messaging Clear

Whether you work in IT or any competitive field, a resume that doesn't quickly illustrate who you are, what you do and why an employer needs you will be summarily dismissed.

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Ken Montgomery is the network operations lead with a technology company. He has worked in many different parts and aspects of IT for more than 26 years, but he has spent most of his time in networking. His most recent career goal, however, is to break into senior management and ultimately become a CIO.

His old resume wasn't cutting it and Montgomery had some clues as to why. "My original resume was very technically oriented. It was good at ticking off success from a technical perspective, but it didn't come across with any leadership aspect to it, and it was a tired and old format," says Montgomery.

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