IT Resume Makeover: No Time for Complacency

Just because you're not actively looking for a job is no reason to neglect your resume. In a fluctuating market the rug can be pulled out from under even the most skilled IT pros, so it's always good to be prepared.

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Doug Koch has spent the last 15 years in various IT and leadership roles. He's been around the proverbial block a few times, which has instilled in him a measure of preparedness.

Koch considers himself a lucky person. He has a job he's happy with and a solid relationship with the management team at his current company. That said, he also understands that just because things are good now, it's no time to be complacent. That's why he threw his name in the hat for CIO.com's IT Resume Makeover series.

Resume Makeover: Always Be Prepared

Koch acknowledges that his experience with his original resume was a little rocky. After sharing it awhile back with his network of peers there were a few who offered their feedback. They let him know that the resume he was using was not an accurate representation of who Doug Koch was and what he was capable of. "They told me, your resume doesn't really say what you've done. It doesn't give a good picture of your background," says Koch.

Koch understands that when it comes to careers, the best defense is a good offense and so he took it upon himself to get his resume updated to more accurately portray who he is professionally.

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