5 Things to Leave Off Your IT Resume
You’ll find plenty of advice online about what to include in your IT resume to land the job you want. But did you know there are some things you’re probably better off not including? Hiring managers go through dozens, if not hundreds, of resumes when filling positions and often reject those with grammatical errors, bad formatting or typos.

But there could be other slip-ups contributing to your unsuccessful attempts to land an interview.

What to Leave Off Your IT Resume

When crafting your IT resume, the goal is to shine a spotlight on all you’ve accomplished and can offer to a potential employer. The last thing you want to do is give them a reason to reject your resume right off the bat. Leave these five items off your resume to improve your chances of landing a job interview:
  1. What you want from the job. Objective statements are now considered outdated. After all, who doesn’twant a “challenging position that provides an opportunity for growth”? Instead, craft your IT resume to illustrate the value you’ll bring to the company.

  2. Irrelevant work experience. Job seekers often view their resumes as a comprehensive list of their work experience. However, if you’re applying for a professional position, the person reviewing your resume most likely doesn’t care if you worked on a retail customer service desk while in college. Of course, you can always mention during an interview how you gained valuable people skills at the job, but you don’t need to include it on your resume.

  3. Too much educational history. Unless you’re applying for your first job out of college, potential employers are far more interested in your real-world work experience. Simply list the schools you attended, the month and year you graduated, and any notable academic achievements.

  4. Too many buzzwords. The IT world is filled with acronyms and jargon, so including some in your resume is unavoidable. An effective use of buzzwords can demonstrate you’re a part of the industry and raise the quality of your resume. However, try to stay away from terms like “mission-critical” and “synergies”, but do include ones like AI, cloud-based, and IoT.

  5. Lengthy descriptionsof past duties and responsibilities. There’s no need to write a laundry list of tasks you performed at previous jobs. It’s better to state specific accomplishments and explain how you added value to the company.

Work With a Recruiter to Craft a Great IT Resume

Crafting a well-written professional IT resume helps you stand out from other candidates and gain a hiring manager’s attention. An IT recruiter can help ensure you include only the information hiring managers want to see, including why you’re the best qualified candidate for a given position.

Contact Taurean Consulting Group at (702) 529-0378 to learn more about how we can help you create an IT resume that focuses on your in-demand assets, and gets you the interview you’re hoping for. Browse available job opportunities in the Las Vegas IT or technology industry on our exclusive job board online today!
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