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IT Resume Makeover: How to inject some personality

In a world of bland resumes, color, graphics and creative formatting will get you noticed. But how much is too much? Award-winning resume writer and career coach Donald Burns helps one client successfully add personality in this...

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Don’t use general recruiters in salary negotiations

In part 1, I addressed why firms struggle to find quality information security staff. In this segment, I’ll discuss how recruitment can help or hinder that, and get insights from noted information security recruiter Tracy Lenzner.

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IT Resume Makeover: When all else fails, break the rules

Aside from her incredible academic credentials from top engineering schools, Marydawn Meeder's resume could have been confused with almost any high-level IT professional. Here's how resume expert and career consultant Donald Burns...

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How to give resumes a third dimension

SkillGigs is an auction-based recruiting and hiring marketplace that uses innovative technology to present a 3D picture of candidates.

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6 things to leave off of your resume

What you omit from your resume is just as important to job search success as what you include. Here, CIO.com has culled advice from resume experts on what to leave out of your resume.

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Tech Resume Makeover: How to start from scratch

Twenty-five years of successful consulting gigs left Malcolm Greene with a list of accomplishments a mile long and a reputation as someone who could solve impossible problems. But when this veteran IT pro decided to make a move into...

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Tech Resume Makeover: How to give yourself some space

In this month's edition, resume expert Caitlin Sampson helps an IT management consultant expand on his extensive experience while narrowing his focus -- and the move lands him his dream job.

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Tech Resume Makeover: How to use charts and graphs

Let's get visual. Charts and graphs can bring an eye-catching edge to your resume, especially if you're an IT sales or marketing pro looking to highlight your revenue-generating skills. Here, expert resume writer Jennifer Hay explains...

With fresh cash in hand, HackerRank wants to be the 'default resume' for coders

The site's coding challenges help the best programmers rise to the top

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Is writing that cover letter necessary?

Are cover letters necessary these days? That's up to the employer you're trying to get hired by. Read the job description carefully: a cover letter can be your first test as an employee.

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Tech Resume Makeover: How to add flavor to a bland resume

Don't count on your 'plain vanilla' resume to get you noticed - your resume needs a personal flavor to catch the eye of recruiters and hiring managers. Here, expert Donald Burns adds his secret sauce to one CIO's resume to help him...

7 tips to writing a great post-interview thank you note

The thank you note is one of the most important steps when interviewing, but many job seekers ignore this crucial step. Here are tips from career experts on how to write a thank you note that will impress your interviewer.

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7 tips to writing a great post-interview thank you note

Writing a great post-interview thank you noteImage by ThinkstockThe post-interview thank you note is one of the most important steps towards landing your dream job, but it's a "surprisingly often overlooked step for candidates in the...

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Tech Resume Makeover: Just the facts (and only the pertinent ones)

In this edition of CIO.com's IT Resume Makeover, expert Stephen Van Vreede helps remove the cloak of invisibility surrounding one candidate's resume and allows his true value to emerge.

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Common resume mistakes that could cost you the job

It's hard enough getting a hiring manager or recruiter to read your resume in the first place -- but making one of these six mistakes guarantees it'll never get past an initial glance.

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6 ways to make your resume stand out

The late spring and early summer hiring season is in full swing, and as the economy steadily improves, more candidates are jumping into the pool of available positions. Here's how to craft a resume that's sure to rise above the rest. ...

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Why you can't trust job search experts over (or under) 30

Get the take on job search from someone who has been "in the trenches," and at the same time learn the latest, greatest techniques available to you. Explore the value in both ways before going all in.

Promoting Yourself Over the Watercooler

Your goal is to see that decision makers are aware of the value you bring to the organization. Casual encounters, even of the social media type, can be personal promotion opportunities. (Serialized from Rick Gillis' just-published...

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Accomplishments Trump Discrimination on the Job

Revenue matters more than age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or any physical challenges. If you can make an employer money or save them money, you can get the job, earn the promotion or retain your position. (Serialized...

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The Power of an Accomplishment is in Its Net Present Value to Your Employer

You go to work and you do a great job. Or so you think. It is in the eyes of your supervisor whether or not you are delivering value and results to the organization. (Serialized from Rick Gillis' just-published "PROMOTE!")

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