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Tech Resume Makeover: Let Your Passion Shine Through

Regardless of where your IT career takes you, maintaining a focus on your ultimate professional goal is the key to an effective resume. In the latest installment of our makeover series, resume expert Caitlin Sampson helps a candidate...

Discovering Your Accomplishments that Made a Difference

When you build your resume list of accomplishments, call your friends, your family, your former coworkers and your old bosses. Your actions may have gone deeper than you ever knew. (Serialized from the soon-to-be published, "PROMOTE!")...

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You Can't Tell Your Boss What You've Done If You Don't Know What You've Done

The first step in developing your personal Accomplishments Inventory and Statement is to compile an exploratory list of those things you are proud to have achieved. (Serialized from the soon-to-be published, "PROMOTE!")

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Quantify Your Value and Earn More

You were hired because someone believed you would produce more value for the organization than you would cost it. (Serialized from the soon-to-be published "PROMOTE!")

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IT Resume Makeover: Emphasize Your 'X Factor'

After a 17-year climb through the IT ranks at a major financial firm, this month’s resume makeover candidate found herself unemployed and with a mundane resume. Here's how expert Donald Burns uncovered her 'wow factor.'

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Professional Accomplishments: The Shortest Distance to Indispensable

An inventory of real-world, valuable accomplishments will demonstrate your value to your organization. (Serialized from the soon to be published "Promote!")

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Get Your Resume Past the Robots: How to Beat HR's Mechanical Gatekeepers

You have two options when it comes to beating the automated systems that filter resumes: you can go through them, or you can go around them

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How to Write a Great Cover Letter

Despite debate about its relevance, a cover letter is still a necessity for any serious job seeker. Here's how to write a great one.

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IT Resume Makeover: Presentation Dictates Response

Even at the CIO level, many IT professionals find it difficult to position their knowledge, skills and accomplishments to attract the attention of hiring managers and recruiters. This month, our tech resume expert Stephen Van Vreede...

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Career Advice: ‘Retired’ Just Looks Wrong on a Résumé

Premier 100 IT Leader Michael Macrie also answers questions on the merits of getting a bachelor’s degree later in life and the pros and cons of working for the government.

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IT Resume Makeover: How (and When) to Break the Rules

The ironclad rule of resume writing is to highlight your career in reverse chronological order – all the time, every time, right? Wrong. Resume expert Donald Burns explains why.

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IT Resume Makeover: How to Avoid Buzzword Burnout

A CIO-level executive's resume was crowded, cryptic and wasn't getting his message across. In this edition of CIO.com's Resume Makeover, careers expert Donald Burns comes to rescue and takes the resume from gibberish to meaningful.

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How to Identify Soft Skills in IT Job Candidates

As IT departments are called upon to play larger, more public roles in today's businesses, the skill set of the ideal IT employee has changed. How can companies identify whether a job candidate has the 'soft skills' to bridge the gap...

IT Resume Makeover: How to Avoid Selling Yourself Short

Resume expert Cheryl Lynch-Simpson helps an early career project manager develop her personal brand in this month's CIO.com Resume Makeover.

Resume Makeover: How to Sell Your Tech Sales Skills

In this month's CIO.com Resume Makeover, the devil's in the details as career and resume expert Ross Macpherson takes a technology sales professional's resume from confusing to concise

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Resume Makeover: How to Highlight Your Personal Brand

Career consultant Donald Burns takes an IT auditor's resume from bland to brand in this month's IT resume makeover.

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IT Resume Makeover: How to Clear Out the Career Clutter

In CIO.com's latest resume makeover, our expert and career coach transforms a CIO's resume from one that was cluttered and text-heavy to one that's clear and concise -- and highlights her accomplishments.

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