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Technical Resume Writing Guide

Posted in Hiring, Job Interviews and Resume Resources, Links, Technology by engtech on April 14, 2006

Technical Resume Writing Guide – Introduction

This looks like a really good guide. The general format is:

Headline Statement – breakdown of career experience.
Summary – general achievements
Technical Summary – technical skills

  • AAA Corporation, Chicago, IL
    Software Engineer, June 1999 – May 2003
  • Statements of responsibility – overall scope followed by further detail regarding key duties)
  • Achievements – ACTION caused RESULT

limit yourself to 5-10 statements of responsibility and 2-8 statements of achievement.

De-emphasize old information:
Senior Software Engineer 2000 – Present (Should contain heavy detail)
Software Engineer, 1998 – 2000 (Should contain medium detail)
Software Developer, 1996 – 1998 (Should contain medium detail)
Programmer/Analyst, 1993 – 1996 (Should contain medium detail, but less current jobs)
Computer Technician, 1992-1993 (Consider just listing this job with no description)
Computer Technician Intern, 1990 – 1992 (Consider just listing job with no description)
Retail Store Clerk, 1988 – 1990 (Insignificant job, should be eliminated)

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