Technical Resumes: Tips, Samples, Examples and Templates
Your resume remains one of the most important components of your job search. A well-written resume that gives the employer an accurate view of your skills will help you stand out from the crowd. Here are links to some great resume tips, resume samples, and free resume templates.
A list of common sense advice on how to write a resume. It is from the recruiter or employer viewpoint and addresses resume problems I see every day that make me think twice about contacting a prospective candidate.
Resume Writing Tips - What NOT To Do
Advice from technical recruiters and hiring managers regarding resume no-nos. These tips are what not to do!
It is a how-to guide that covers resume writing from the technical side. When we use resume tracking systems to automate the management of candidates, there are certain things the applicant can do to ensure their resume makes it into the system correctly and shows up appropriately when the recruiter or hiring manager does a keyword search.
This piece on resume writing guidelines is a great place to start your resume. While it is aimed more at new grads and entry-level candidates, it is also valuable reading for more experienced candidates that are thinking about re-writing or updating their current resume.
This is a sample resume from someone we hired that had just finished their masters program. They did have some relevant work experience as well, which is reflected on the resume.
This is an example of a resume used by someone we hired for a web developer position. This person also did really well in the interview stage, pointing out an error in a coding problem that our current employees had missed!
An example of a resume that was used by a candidate hired for a senior level Network Engineering position.
This is a well-formatted sample resume for a Mechanical Engineer. This sample resume focuses on achievements and includes a career addendum to highlight the candidate's work experience.
This is an excellent resume sample for a senior level Project Manager with certifications, including the PMP certification from PMI.
How to organize and format the technical skills portion of your resume. Examples of well-written and well organized technical skills from different resumes.
Advice on customizing your resume objective. I have had managers look at the resume objective of a potential candidate that has all the right skills and still pass on the candidate. If your resume objective says you want to be a mechanical engineer, for example, and you are applying for an electrical engineer position, it can be a problem.
Free technology resume templates. These are some of the standard, tried and true resume formats that we see in the industry on a daily basis. These work well for all levels of experience but especially for entry level candidates.