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TORI Best IT Resume Award | Michelle Dumas

Best IT Resume Award 2014 | Michelle DumasView other 2014 Award Winning Resume Entries by Michelle Dumas

This resume for an IT executive won 1st Place Best IT Resume in the 2014 TORI awards.

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This IT executive’s original resume was detailed, wordy, and full of technical terms. She was targeting leadership roles in which the actual hands-on technical skills would not be as important. Instead, we wrote a resume that emphasizes her extraordinary leadership accomplishments.

When writing technical resumes. many people struggle to convert their accomplishments into results. But it is results that interest your potential employers most. This 1st place winning best IT resume was written to call out and really showcase results–especially those that impacted the bottom line. The “snapshot” sections used in the resume are a cutting-edge and popular technique for calling out the strategic impact of accomplishments.

This resume is also unique in that it was written for a client who was a U.S. expat, had spent her entire career overseas, and was now planning a return to the U.S.

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