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Ace the IT resume!
Moreira, Paula.
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New York : Osborne/McGraw-Hill, [2002]

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vii, 245 pages ; 26 cm
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Includes index.
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This work offers detailed advice on all aspects of technical resume creation, from objective statements to the best ways to list experience, training and education with a list of key technology words. Interviews with IT hiring managers provide explanations on what they look for and why. Also included is a resume encyclopaedia section featuring 50 sample resumes, both good and bad, annotated to illustrate most important do's and don'ts to help technical professionals learn to market themselves effectively and to avoid common mistakes.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. viii
Introductionp. ix
Part I Creating a Winning IT Resume
Chapter 1 Standing Out from the Crowdp. 3
The Basics of Getting Noticedp. 4
Marketing the Ten Hottest Skillsp. 10
Getting Past the HR Recruiter to the Hiring Managerp. 12
Reading the Hiring Manager's Mindp. 17
The Hidden Challenges for IT Managersp. 23
Summing It Upp. 24
Chapter 2 The Anatomy of a Technical Resumep. 25
The Sections of Your Resumep. 26
The Layout of Your Informationp. 33
Other Information You Think You Want to Includep. 35
The Technicalitiesp. 36
Chapter 3 Resumes for the eWorld: Electronic Resumes that Get Noticedp. 43
Emailing Your Resumep. 44
Online Resume Formsp. 45
Scannable Resumesp. 45
Keywords and Buzzwordsp. 46
The Biggest Mistake of Electronic Resumesp. 47
Chapter 4 Uncovering Your Hidden Talentsp. 51
Discovering Yourselfp. 52
Summing It All Upp. 68
Tailoring Your Resumep. 70
Using the Right Wordsp. 81
Getting It Rightp. 84
Chapter 5 The Cover Letterp. 85
The Purpose of Your Cover Letterp. 86
The Content of Your Messagep. 87
Fatal Mistakes of a Cover Letterp. 89
Emailing Cover Lettersp. 90
Types of Cover Letters and How to Write Themp. 90
Sample IT Cover Lettersp. 94
Chapter 6 Common Resume Dilemmasp. 203
Recent College Graduatesp. 104
Paper Certificationsp. 113
Career Changerp. 116
Problem Historyp. 126
Summaryp. 134
Chapter 7 Creative Ways to Get Hands-on Experiencep. 135
Getting Experience at Your Training Centerp. 136
On the (Unpaid) Job Trainingp. 136
Become a Sysopp. 137
Hands-on Experience at Homep. 137
Simulationsp. 140
Hands-on Labsp. 140
Beyond Hands-on Experiencep. 141
Just Use a Little Creativityp. 143
Chapter 8 How to Network When You Don't Know Anyonep. 145
Tell Everyone: You're Looking for a Jobp. 146
The Networking Interviewp. 147
IT Professional Groupsp. 149
Online Networkingp. 150
Chapter 9 Resume Faux Pas: Why You Are Not Getting Any Phone Callsp. 151
The Resume Faux Pas Checklistp. 152
How Did You Do?p. 158
Chapter 10 Finding IT Jobs Onlinep. 159
Job-Hunting Web Sitesp. 160
Company Web Sites Provide Unpublished Listingsp. 161
Search Engines Are a No-Nop. 161
Making Online Connectionsp. 162
Use All Methods of Job Huntingp. 162
Chapter 11 The Interviewp. 163
What Really Happens in the Interview Processp. 164
Skills to Demonstratep. 164
How to Preparep. 166
Common Questions for Different Areas of ITp. 167
Questions to Ask the Interviewerp. 172
Other Situationsp. 172
Following Up After the Interviewp. 175
Summaryp. 175
Part II Resume Encyclopedia
Chapter 12 Resume Encyclopediap. 179
Database Administrator/Data Analystp. 180
Desktop Support Technicianp. 187
Documentation Specialist/Technical Writerp. 187
Director of IT/IT Managerp. 188
E-commerce Manager/Director of E-businessp. 194
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Consultantp. 195
Helpdesk Analystp. 200
Helpdesk Managerp. 200
Independent Consultantp. 201
IT Management: CIO/CTOp. 202
LAN Support Technicianp. 207
Network Administratorp. 208
Network Engineerp. 214
Programmer/Developerp. 214
Quality Assurance Specialistp. 215
Sales: Technical Sales Representativep. 221
Security Administratorp. 223
Software Engineer/Systems Analystp. 224
Technical Trainerp. 225
Web Content Editorp. 230
Web Designer (Site Designer)p. 230
Webmasterp. 231
Web Programmer (Web Developer)p. 232
Indexp. 237