How to Get A Whole Lot More Than “Just” Another Technical Resume -Tech Resume Sample
Certainty Comes When You Align Value With Positioning
A lot of people are looking for simplicity and certainty when it comes to their next career move, and they’re hoping one document, the resume, is going to do that. So they scour the Internet looking at resume sample after resume sample, and read up on all the latest resume gimmicks and trends.
Although all that is fine (we provide several samples in our resume sample book below), there is a tendency to lose sight of the bigger picture. And that is:
What works, and why does it work?
After working with hundreds of clients each year, and after reporting on the technical job market to several industry news outlets, I can safely say that the job market is a “zoo” and that the hiring process is full of corporate “goo” (aka “a hot, sticky mess”). So although the resume is still important (no matter what you might hear), it needs to be part of an overall strategy based on presenting value (not just a list of credentials) and positioning.
In today’s market, presentation of value dictates response.
Without question, candidates are overlooked less because of experience/credentials and more because of lack of presentation of value. On top of that, candidates aren’t positioning themselves properly in front of their target employers. As a result, we end up with frustrated professionals and companies complaining there is a lack of talent.
From your technical resume portfolio and personal branding to your job search launch to your next internal promotion, we cover all the bases to create a unified strategy for how to be successful in this job market.
It’s about doing what works, not just doing!
“Your resume, LinkedIn profile, and cover letter landed me several interviews and two simultaneous offers. I was able to choose the position that was an exact match in a city that my family and I are excited to move to.” Greg S., Certified Project Manager
“What I appreciated most was that you didn’t just create my resume and send me on my way; you also armed me with the resources and options to position myself properly in the market. Now I have a ‘simple’ plan that make me feel ‘certain’ about how I am going to conduct my search. Thanks!!” Suri T., Product Developer
In our resume sample book, along with samples of our resume portfolio materials, you will discover:
- Why the technical resume alone is rarely what actually works in today’s job market and why we advocate for a more versatile resume portfolio approach.
- How age, job hopping, lack of credentials/experience, and so on are NOT your biggest problem in the marketplace.
- The little known “benefits” approach that will turn your next career move around that very few job seekers have ever heard of or even understand.
- The price of going it “alone” in today’s job market.
- Why a resume portfolio approach isn’t a choice; it’s a must in today’s IT / technical job market.
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