• Top 10 IT resume tips of 2013

    Posted December 18, 2013 - 1:00 pm

    It's been another productive year for CIO's Resume Makeover series. You learned how to target your resume to better highlight your skills, cut out unnecessary descriptions, and list your work history and technical prowess in fewer than three pages.
  • IT hiring: Your text resume is soooo last century

    Posted September 4, 2013 - 3:21 pm

    Tim Ondrey has glimpsed the future of the job-search market, and it's going multimedia.
  • IT Resume Makeover: Making the military-to-civilian transition

    Posted July 19, 2013 - 4:40 pm

    Making the move from the military to a corporate IT leadership role can be difficult. Don't make it harder on yourself by showcasing the wrong skills.
  • IT Resume Makeover: Make your messaging clear

    Posted June 5, 2013 - 11:57 am

    Whether you work in IT or any competitive field, a resume that doesn't quickly illustrate who you are, what you do and why an employer needs you will be summarily dismissed.
  • IT resume makeover: No time for complacency

    Posted May 2, 2013 - 1:00 pm

    Just because you're not actively looking for a job is no reason to neglect your resume. In a fluctuating market the rug can be pulled out from under even the most skilled IT pros, so it's always good to be prepared.
  • IT Resume Makeover: How to add focus to your tech resume

    Posted April 10, 2013 - 2:01 pm

    In our most recent resume makeover, IT career expert Jennifer Hay demonstrates how to organize and condense years of accomplishments and skills into an easy-to-read document that tells your story.
  • IT Resume Makeover: How to create an effective executive resume

    Posted March 4, 2013 - 1:43 pm

    In this edition of the IT Resume Makeover Series, certified career coach and resume writer Cheryl Simpson demonstrates the elements necessary to get qualified IT pros into C-level interviews.
  • IT resume makeover: Advice for the tech pro who's done it all

    Posted January 24, 2013 - 5:38 pm

    The challenge: Don't let your resume be just a running list of jobs you've held. The goal: Make your most impressive skills stand out.
  • IT resume makeover: Moving your job search to the senior level

    Posted December 26, 2012 - 8:16 am

    Your resume is your most powerful tool when trying to market yourself to IT employers. Are you doing everything you can to effectively communicate your message to them?
  • IT resume makeover: How to create a resume that gets noticed

    Posted October 15, 2012 - 12:25 pm

    Resume expert and career strategist Stephen Van Vreede shows how to produce a clear and simple message that will get IT executives to notice.
  • Steve Blank tells why not lying on resumes works best

    Posted July 31, 2012 - 11:19 am

    Retired entrepreneur and Stanford professor Steve Blank writes a blog post about a recruiter suggesting he "make up" a college degree to get a plum job.
  • Resume writing in IT terms

    Posted May 14, 2012 - 2:23 pm

    Don't look at your resume as a way to get a job interview. It's your introduction to someone you don't know.
  • Killer resumes for techies

    Posted January 5, 2012 - 12:56 pm

    Experts offer 5 tips for refreshing your resume, preparing to job hunt in 2012.
  • Resume makeover: How an enterprise architect can become a CIO

    Posted December 21, 2011 - 10:51 am

    Carlton Lassiter began looking for a new job five months ago, after being passed over for a director of strategic planning position with his current employer. His résumé just didn't succeed in giving hiring managers the impression that he was qualified. Lassiter needed a résumé makeover.
  • What 'elite' firms care about on your resume

    Posted November 22, 2011 - 2:35 pm

    If you want to get hired by an "elite" firm in investment banking, law, or management consulting, what you think matters on your resume probably doesn't.
  • IT consultant resume makeover: How to land IT management jobs

    Posted October 27, 2011 - 12:37 pm

    There comes a time in many IT consultants' careers when they decide to exchange the trappings of their jet-set professional lives for a corporate IT job with more stability. For Sevin Straus, an IT consultant based in Chicago, that moment came at the height of the financial crisis in 2009.
  • IT manager resume makeover: How to show you can be CIO

    Posted September 27, 2011 - 5:26 pm

    Ambitious IT managers and IT directors dream of moving into CIO positions. For them, the vaunted CIO title--and the multimillion dollar management responsibility that comes with it--is their ultimate career goal.
  • IT resume makeover: Before and after editions

    Posted September 19, 2011 - 3:16 pm

    Second in the series of's resume makeovers, certified professional resume writer Jennifer Hay revamps the IT resume of Don Bernal, a data warehousing and business intelligence professional who's been out of the IT industry for four years. Here's an inside look at how Hay addresses the gap in Bernal's employment history and at the before-and-after versions of his resume.
  • CIO resume makeover: Before-and-after editions

    Posted August 30, 2011 - 8:45 am

    James Jordan had been trying to fund his own healthcare technology company with the profits from his independent IT consulting business for 15 months when he concluded that the embattled healthcare industry was just not ready for his software product and that it was time to start a job search.
  • CIO resumes: compare yours to the cream of the crop

    Posted July 27, 2011 - 12:48 pm obtained three examples of actual CIO resumes that executive recruiters deem outstanding enough to prompt a call about job opportunities. How does your resume stack up to these fine specimens?
  • CIO Resume Makeover: Before-and-After Editions

    Posted July 27, 2011 - 11:30 am

    James Jordan had been trying to fund his own healthcare technology company with the profits from his independent IT consulting business for 15 months when he concluded that the embattled healthcare industry was just not ready for his software product and that it was time to start a job search.
  • Six hot workplace trends for 2011

    Posted December 14, 2010 - 5:15 pm

    In late 2009, when the unemployment rate reached 10 percent for the first time since the early '80s, everyone hoped that 2010 would be a comeback year. Alas, it wasn't meant to be. After early signs of progress, economic growth sputtered this year and the unemployment rate sits at 9.8 percent as we approach Christmas.
  • IT Resumes: Think Twice About the Advice You've Been Given

    Posted July 1, 2010 - 2:31 pm

    A recruiting manager with an IT staffing firm warns IT professionals to use the resume advice they get from the local employment office, outplacement firms and professional resume writers at their own risk.
  • How to make open source experience shine on your resume

    Posted November 19, 2009 - 9:47 am

    By anyone's measure, skills in open source software are very much in demand, but you still need to get yourself noticed. Here are the three elements of your open source experience that you must include on your resume.
  • What to Include in Your Open Source Resume

    Posted October 9, 2009 - 5:33 pm

    Here's how to explain your FOSS experience during your next job hunt.
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