The summer months can take on different meanings for job seekers. Some people may put their career aspirations on hold as they try to enjoy the longer daylight hours and (hopefully) vacation time. Others might take advantage of the emptier offices and distracted peers to ignite or jumpstart a job search. Either way, summer is not a bad time to spruce up your resume, especially with recent reports sending mostly positive signals about the hiring outlook.
According to a Dice hiring survey in June, nearly three-quarters (73%) of employers plan to hire more technology pros during the second half of 2013, compared to the first six months. Additionally, Foote Partners sees a big rise in IT employment, with 18,200 new jobs in June and an average monthly IT job growth rate up 43% from calendar year 2012, in its analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' employment report. Meanwhile, a TechServe Alliance report sees the pace of IT employment accelerating, growing 5.71% since June 2012.
Resume advice is plentiful, but we spoke with three sources who offered the following do's and don'ts for various types of job seekers.