Resume Writing Tips

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iCareerSolutions pairs you with the best resume writers who are committed to quality and your goals. In today’s post, Krista Mitchell, our senior IT resume and executive resume writer, offers resume writing tips on positioning yourself as the right fit for the job and controlling the urge to pack the resume with too much information.

Tips from an Award-Winning Certified Professional Resume Writer: Krista Mitchell, CPRW

Krista has worked with iCareerSolutions since 2011. She wrote 1,000+ resumes for high-level senior executives and other professionals across all industries, while also developing our writers’ training program. In 2019, she won two ROAR Awards (Recognizing Outstanding Achievements in Resume Writing), including the Best Engineering Resume, from the National Resume Writers Association and was nominated for three TORI Awards (Toast of the Resume Industry), including Best IT Resume by Career Directors International. 

Krista is a Certified Professional Resume Writer by the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches (PARW/CC) and a Certified Resume Specialist in Information Technology (CRS-IT) by Career Directors International (CDI).

How do I position myself as the right match for the job? 

  • Speak directly to the employer’s priorities. 
  • Be clear about the value you offer in the key areas of importance to the employer. 
  • Write your unique value proposition with the employer’s needs in mind. 

Employers do not want to try to figure out how a candidate fits into their organization. 

When writing your resume and cover letter, I bring together your career direction, key achievements, and scope of service in a career summary that sets you apart from the competition. 

How much information should I include on my resume? 

I often see candidates trying to include too much information. 

The resume’s purpose is to secure interviews. 

  • When applying for jobs, cut general descriptions of duties. 
  • Provide information about the context and scope of work. 
  • Ask yourself about the most significant results you delivered for each employer. 
  • Describe ‘before and after’ scenarios to illustrate improvements. 

Since there is limited resume “real estate,” and hiring managers spend a limited amount of initial time reading them, candidates need to trim what they have down to the most relevant information. 

My goal is to help you hit the highlights and present them in succinct, compelling language. At iCareerSolutions, we save you time by explaining the process during an initial phone consultation, introducing our achievement-focused questionnaire, and delivering the draft that makes your results shine.

What distinguishes you as a Certified Professional Resume Writer?  

I’ve blended my passion for writing and helping people into a career that I absolutely love. I am always learning and remain abreast of evolving industry trends and technologies through training and professional associations. 

Whether you’re a leader in IT Security, IT Operations, Software Engineering, or Product Management, I bring a strong knowledge of your industry fundamentals and the latest hiring trends and resume styles.  

Questions? Book a free phone consultation with our CEO, Arno Markus today. He will discuss your goals and guide you through the process.

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