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5 Tips for a Job-winning Tech Resume in 2020

 

February 12, 2020 (Investorideas.com Newswire) You may be sending out resumes after resumes to land your dream tech job but if you are not being shortlisted or called for interviews, it is time to renovate your resume.

Simple tricks like using suitable resume formats to frame your tech skills can make you stand out among other ordinary resumes.

Here are some of the most important tips that you can apply to build a Tech resume that will get you closer to your dream Tech job:

1. Apply Bucketing & Bolding to organize your professional experience section

The professional experience section is the right place for you to give the recruiters an insight into your professional expertise.

Frame one-liner points to describe your responsibilities and achievements in your past or present workplace as it makes your resume easier to read.

You can further enhance your framed points by applying bucketing and bolding to them. Simply create unique buckets and list down all the similar points under the relevant headings.

This will make it easier for the recruiters to scan through your points and easily recognize your past achievements and contributions and your potential as an experienced tech expert.

Example:

Hardware & Software Maintenance

  • Installed anti-virus software in 100+ desktops to ensure user-level security
  • Repaired and replaced damaged hardware to ensure electrical safety measures

As observed in the example, you need to list your points under the relevant heading which is called bucketing and bold every significant highlight of your career in every framed point.

2. Apply STAR format and use power verbs

You need to create a cause-effect relationship in your one-liners by applying the STAR format. This is to make the recruiters recognize the connection between your contributions and the actions that led to your achievements.

To have more impact on how the recruiters view your tech skills in a resume, you should start every point by using a suitable power verb.

Always add achievement figures wherever possible to specify the extent of your achievements and contributions to an organization.

Example:

  • Installed and updated anti-virus software in 100+ desktops to ensure user-level security

3. Provide only the required personal details

Make sure to check the hiring requirements of the organization you are applying to before drafting your resume. This will avoid the chance of you giving out random, irrelevant details.

It is best to stick with your contact details when providing personal information.

Provide your active contact number correctly for the recruiters to get in touch with you in case of any possible shortlist. There can be instances when the recruiters may want to interview you over the phone or simply need you to verbally confirm any face-to-face meetings.

Email is another source of communication between you and the recruiters so make sure that you give out your official email ID that has your real name.

Further, also mention your current location.

4. Highlight both your functional and technical skills

As a tech professional you are expected to carry tech-based skills according to your job profile. Additionally, you also need to have functional skills that can help you operate flawlessly in an organization.

Mention these skills on resume under the 'Key Skills' section.

5. Provide an overview of your resume

The last thing that you need to do while writing a resume is to give an overview of your resume by composing a summary of your tech resume.

All you have to do is scan through your professional experience section and pick the most significant highlights of your career that reflect strongly on your tech skills and frame it in your resume summary.

You can also pick the most relevant skills from your key skills section and mention them in your resume summary.

Do not stretch your resume summary beyond 3-4 lines. Keep in mind that the recruiters have limited time to scan through your resume and you need to make the best use of this time-window.

Conclusion

With the end of our article, let's look back at the 5 tips for a job-winning tech resume in 2020:

  • Apply bucketing & bolding in your one-liners to communicate your professional experience.
  • Use power verbs to start your points and create a cause-effect relation in your work.
  • List both your functional and technical skills set.
  • Compose an effective summary of your tech resume at the end.
  • Provide only the required details.

Author's Bio:

Aditya Sharma

A tech enthusiast with a zestful interest to help job-seekers land their dream job in today's highly treacherous job market; Aditya lives and breathes Hiration - a startup and AI-powered online resume builder to help professionals frame job-winning resumes.

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