Why are resumes for IT Professionals so Complicated? As the picture demonstrates, being an IT professional can span multiple competencies; programmers don’t necessarily know about system architecture and desktop admins aren’t QA engineers.
That makes it especially important to first explain which discipline the candidate is focused on, and then feature the his or her complete tool box of software, hardware, applications, programming languages, and so on in a separate section of the resume. Recruiters need to source IT positions based on more specific skills than other professions; resumes for IT professionals may get ignored without the right keywords.
And don’t forget to include links to websites you’ve developed! Showing, not just telling, is the best way to showcase your expertise. In fact, you should build a website to feature your projects, and of course include the URL on your resume.
If you’re a recent college graduate with a degree in electrical engineering, you are probably wondering which direction your career should head. A good article to read is “Ten Typical Jobs Graduates Can Do in IT.” Possibilities include Software Engineer, Systems Analyst, Business Analyst, Technical Support/ Help Desk, Network Engineer, Quality Assurance Engineer, Project Manager, IT Sales, Web Developer, Coder/Developer and so on.
I’ve worked with programmers, application developers, web designers, Internet security professionals, Quality Assurance engineers, desktop administrators, entry-level help desk people, UI/UX designers, business requirements writers, mobile technology experts, and others to create resumes for IT professionals that get them interviews.
Rising Star Resumes was quoted in this Dice 2017 article on writing IT resumes.