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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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You're awesome! Due to my new resume I actually see myself as qualified and marketable. Now let's see if I can put it into action. Thanks so much Michelle.

A.M., Illinois

The service was very organized and with clear instruction. The overall quality was excellent. The final resume was very clean, professional and "popped". I like it very much! I am very satisfied with the quality of the resume.I will definitely recommend other to your service.

B.L., California

Morning, Michelle, I have cc’d you on an e-mail to Nancy several minutes ago. I think that note pretty well sums up my response to your inquiry about how things are going! It has been a pleasure to work with you and your company. You’ve got a great thing going there. Very professional, accountable and so easy to work with.

The other email he refers to...

I really like the work you have done and I now understand how a pro like you can take a pretty good document to whole different level. Early on in my experience with your company, I was curious how my personal brand would come through. As my wife reviewed your work with me, she said ‘this is so YOU’. Mission accomplished! So, congratulations and thank you to you, Nancy, for a job well done. Please count me as a very satisfied customer and feel free to use me as a customer reference if the need should ever arise.

T.M., Minnesota

My opportunity search is going reasonably well. I have had about 6 agencies submit me to about 10 openings. Half of those agencies I had not worked with previously and had to go interview with them to prove that I can dress myself correctly etc. All of them were pleased with the new resume. One just couldn't stop saying "wow".

Two of the agencies asked for info on where I had it done and I gave them the pertinent details. I believe they were interested in using your services for some of their clients vs having someone in house or local, especially after seeing the spectacular job you did on mine.

Of the 10 openings they submitted my resume to, I have had one two-hour interview (managers in a different city) and three company site interviews. I believe I have a good chance of receiving an offer from the last one I did of these on Friday.

In addition to the agencies, I have researched approximately 40 companies that looked interesting and submitted my resume directly to them via email (75%) and fax (25%). For handful that were especially interesting, I spent some extra effort on company research and customized the blind-submittal letter to target them and also found operations managers email addresses. Bypassed the HR department and careers@/jobs@ generic buckets. None of these direct contacts had a relevant position advertised on their website or any of the job boards . . . Of all of these, one of them has responded favorably and has given me two rounds of interviews thus far. They are in the process of drafting a contract offer, which I hope to see soon. This was a company that didn't even know they were in need of someone like me before my resume/letter came floating into their view. :-)

Very happy with the results thus far. I'll definitely keep plugging your services when appropriate in the future.

(Then several days later from above client)

Just dropping you a quick note to let you know that I have received the first contract draft for my new position. It will be a one year contract at a leading Canadian fixed-wireless internet service provider. Decent rate, decent people, interesting work all await me next week. This was a place that I had mentioned previously that didn't have any positions of this type advertised at all, and didn't consciously know they needed my help, before the wonderful new resume landed in front of them. I attribute my landing of this contract almost 100% to the super job you did on my resume. I had the raw materials, but you sure got them to "clean up nice" :-)

T.M., Alberta, Canada

I am so delighted with my resume. You did a fantastic job and I am proud to present it to people. Thanks for that.

M.E., California

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