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Hi:

I'm seriously thinking of using one of the Online Resume writing Services.Has anyone used them?Which one is the best? Pls share your experience.

I'm in IT field.I also want to find the one who understands and familiar with my field.

Also,I've been sending my resumes in PDF format and I'm wondering if If should switch to MS Word format only.

I've been doing lots of reading to find the best one of course.But I just need to hear real stories from real people.

Thnx

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I'm in the IT field as well and have recently applied to numerous companies. I'm currently working in a position where I'm in charge of hiring contract workers so I've gone through countless resumes. Listed below are some general opinions.

- Don't complicate the resume with odd formatting. Most websites have you upload resume and register through their ATS (Application Tracking Systems). During that process, the spacing, and formatting may get all out of whack anyways.

- PDF or word does not really matter. However, if you create a Word Doc, save it as .doc (legacy format) and not .docx (current format). Some companies have outdated Office Applications so it's better to save in a format that has been used for ages.

- When I go through resumes, it only takes me about 10 seconds to immediately tell if the candidate meets our business needs. Main thing I look for are skill sets that are relevant to the position.

- Don't waste time listing your knowledge of all versions of windows, programs, etc.. Only used the most recent programs you are familiar with. No one cares that you are familiar with Windows 98 for example.

- It's against the law in the US to discriminate against age but it occurs pretty often. So when doing resume, only flesh out the info from your most recent jobs and mention the years of experience at that company. Don't show irrelevant jobs or entry level jobs from more than 10 years ago.

Hope this little bit of info helps.

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I'm in the IT field as well and have recently applied to numerous companies. I'm currently working in a position where I'm in charge of hiring contract workers so I've gone through countless resumes. Listed below are some general opinions.

- Don't complicate the resume with odd formatting. Most websites have you upload resume and register through their ATS (Application Tracking Systems). During that process, the spacing, and formatting may get all out of whack anyways.

- PDF or word does not really matter. However, if you create a Word Doc, save it as .doc (legacy format) and not .docx (current format). Some companies have outdated Office Applications so it's better to save in a format that has been used for ages.

- When I go through resumes, it only takes me about 10 seconds to immediately tell if the candidate meets our business needs. Main thing I look for are skill sets that are relevant to the position.

- Don't waste time listing your knowledge of all versions of windows, programs, etc.. Only used the most recent programs you are familiar with. No one cares that you are familiar with Windows 98 for example.

- It's against the law in the US to discriminate against age but it occurs pretty often. So when doing resume, only flesh out the info from your most recent jobs and mention the years of experience at that company. Don't show irrelevant jobs or entry level jobs from more than 10 years ago.

Hope this little bit of info helps.

Thank you so much for your reply.Its always good to hear from a hiring manager who is in my field.

Would it be OK If I send you my resume and you could tell me your honest opinion in regards to what I'm doing wrong/good?

Thnx.

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Thank you so much for your reply.Its always good to hear from a hiring manager who is in my field.

Would it be OK If I send you my resume and you could tell me your honest opinion in regards to what I'm doing wrong/good?

Thnx.

Sure. Go ahead and send it to me and I'll take a quick look. I believe you can use the attach files on here. If not, just cut and paste into the body. of this message.

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Sure. Go ahead and send it to me and I'll take a quick look. I believe you can use the attach files on here. If not, just cut and paste into the body. of this message.

I'll attach the file.Once u download it,I'll delete it.

Thnx!

<Mod edit: Attached file removed at the request of OP>

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I'll attach the file.Once u download it,I'll delete it.

Thnx!

It looks pretty solid to me as I like this clean overall layout. I'm going to pick at a few things I feel you can improve on.

1) Summary of Qualifications section seems a bit redundant to the education field. No needs to list Certs twice in resume. Leaving it in education should suffice.

2) Instead of Summary of Qualifications, maybe change to General Skillsets (however you want to word it) and include key general skills from a combination of all your previous job experiences.

3) Objective should be more general. Instead of saying Windows System Administrator, maybe you can change it to something like "Information Technology Specialist." That term makes it seem more general and applicable to different job roles.

Other than those general items on top. It looks solid and I would consider it. Resume is the first hurdle, hopefully those tips can help a bit.

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It looks pretty solid to me as I like this clean overall layout. I'm going to pick at a few things I feel you can improve on.

1) Summary of Qualifications section seems a bit redundant to the education field. No needs to list Certs twice in resume. Leaving it in education should suffice.

2) Instead of Summary of Qualifications, maybe change to General Skillsets (however you want to word it) and include key general skills from a combination of all your previous job experiences.

3) Objective should be more general. Instead of saying Windows System Administrator, maybe you can change it to something like "Information Technology Specialist." That term makes it seem more general and applicable to different job roles.

Other than those general items on top. It looks solid and I would consider it. Resume is the first hurdle, hopefully those tips can help a bit.

thnx, appreciate it!

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On 12/12/2016 at 0:31 PM, YellowHybrid said:

 

- Don't complicate the resume with odd formatting.

 

Also helpful would seem to have strong, clear verbs leading off bullet points (with concrete figures, actions, results) such as led ...; managed ...; responsible for ... ; oversaw ... 

 

Just my two cents. 

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On 12/12/2016 at 0:31 PM, YellowHybrid said:

I'm in the IT field as well and have recently applied to numerous companies. I'm currently working in a position where I'm in charge of hiring contract workers so I've gone through countless resumes. Listed below are some general opinions.

- Don't complicate the resume with odd formatting. Most websites have you upload resume and register through their ATS (Application Tracking Systems). During that process, the spacing, and formatting may get all out of whack anyways.

- PDF or word does not really matter. However, if you create a Word Doc, save it as .doc (legacy format) and not .docx (current format). Some companies have outdated Office Applications so it's better to save in a format that has been used for ages.

- When I go through resumes, it only takes me about 10 seconds to immediately tell if the candidate meets our business needs. Main thing I look for are skill sets that are relevant to the position.

- Don't waste time listing your knowledge of all versions of windows, programs, etc.. Only used the most recent programs you are familiar with. No one cares that you are familiar with Windows 98 for example.

- It's against the law in the US to discriminate against age but it occurs pretty often. So when doing resume, only flesh out the info from your most recent jobs and mention the years of experience at that company. Don't show irrelevant jobs or entry level jobs from more than 10 years ago.

Hope this little bit of info helps.

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