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1 the Technical Resume

2 The 5 parts of a Technical Resume Header Experience Summary Technical Skills Professional Experience Education

3 Header Centered 12 pt. easy to read font The Header should include: Bold Name Phone Number Address Appropriate Address Continue

4 Click on the best example of a technical resume header? Chris Smith 123 Elm Street DeKalb, Illinois (800) Chris Smith 123 Elm Street DeKalb, Illinois (800) Chris Smith 123 Elm Street DeKalb, Illinois (800) Chris Smith 123 Elm Street DeKalb, Illinois

5 Chris Smith 123 Elm Street DeKalb, Illinois (800) Correct ! 12 pt. font Bold Name Address Phone Number Appropriate Address Centered ContinueBack

6 Not the best example Font choice is hard to read. Font is too small Chris Smith 123 Elm Street DeKalb, Illinois (800) Back

7 Name font is too large Not Centered Not the best example Chris Smith 123 Elm Street DeKalb, Illinois (800) Back

8 Not the best example Missing a Phone Number Inappropriate Address Chris Smith 123 Elm Street DeKalb, Illinois Back

9 Experience Summary Should catch the employer’s eye. A quick highlight of significant experiences or areas of expertise. Continue

10 Click on the image to see an example of an Experience Summary Technical Illustrator Technical Trainer Technical Support Specialist Network Administrator

11 Experience Summary Have extensive experience in technical drawings. Have thorough knowledge in generating various genres of artwork for graphs and charts. Blown up reviews as well as drawings assembling. Self-motivated, devoted and decisive management personnel. Have excellent analytical as well as mechanical features. Have ability in taking up new theories as well as responsibilities. Have in depth knowledge in the respective subject. Formerly worked in United States Air Force Technical Illustrator ContinueBack

12 Experience Summary Pursued new learning tools to enhance training programs Monitored and trained new education team members, cross-trained team members across the Retirement Plan Services Organization Participated in multi-class, multi-age activities to increase trainees interpersonal skills Utilized advanced technology skills to create and publish training and development materials for individuals Delivered excellent presentations to trainee’s groups Technical Trainer ContinueBack

13 Experience Summary Experienced Technical Professional who works well with minimum supervision. Computer literate, with strong electronic, electrical and mechanical skills. Customer oriented problem solver with an ability to adapt to new situations. A quick learner with a desire for continuous personal growth. Component Level Troubleshooting Technical Support Specialist ContinueBack

14 Experience Summary Extensive experience in network administration with Microsoft 2000 and XP server platform and Unix server environment. In-depth knowledge and experience in enterprise network systems planning, design, configuration, and management. Effective network troubleshooting and problem solving skills with software, server, and hardware devices. Solid skills in network integration with database systems, web server, application server, and desktop applications. Experience in network security and firewall configuration. Strong interpersonal communication skills and user support experience. Network Administrator ContinueBack

15 Technical Summary/ Skills Use buzzwords because companies scan resumes for particular skills or keywords. List all tools you have worked with The Skills section should include: Continue Hardware Languages Software Databases Operating Systems Web Tools For example use SQL instead of Structure Query Language

16 Click the box next to the best example of Technical Skills? TECHNICAL SKILLS Develop computer software for chemical applications Programming languages including FORTRAN, C, Pascal, perl, javascript, assembler In depth experience with computational chemistry programs including SYBYL, MacroModel, Insight/Discover, Quanta/CHARMm, Cerius 2, Biograf, Chem-X, AMBERIn depth experience with computational chemistry programs including SYBYL, MacroModel, Insight/Discover, Quanta/CHARMm, Cerius 2, Biograf, Chem-X, AMBER Production experience with chemical information systems including Daylight, ISIS, OracleProduction experience with chemical information systems including Daylight, ISIS, Oracle Extensive use of HTML, CGI programming, javascript for the development of commercial Web sites.Extensive use of HTML, CGI programming, javascript for the development of commercial Web sites. TECHNICAL SKILLS Develop computer software for chemical applications Programming languages including Formula Translation, Uniplexed Information and Computing SystemProgramming languages including Formula Translation, Uniplexed Information and Computing System Average golf score of 70 and a handicap of +3.5 Extensive use of Hyper Text Markup Language, Computer Generated Imagery programming, javascript for the development of commercial Web sites.Extensive use of Hyper Text Markup Language, Computer Generated Imagery programming, javascript for the development of commercial Web sites.

17 Correct ! Uses buzzwords and acronyms Tools worked with are listed ContinueBack TECHNICAL SKILLS Develop computer software for chemical applications Programming languages including FORTRAN, C, Pascal, perl, javascript, assembler In depth experience with computational chemistry programs including SYBYL, MacroModel, Insight/Discover, Quanta/CHARMm, Cerius 2, Biograf, Chem-X, AMBERIn depth experience with computational chemistry programs including SYBYL, MacroModel, Insight/Discover, Quanta/CHARMm, Cerius 2, Biograf, Chem-X, AMBER Production experience with chemical information systems including Daylight, ISIS, OracleProduction experience with chemical information systems including Daylight, ISIS, Oracle Extensive use of HTML, CGI programming, javascript for the development of commercial Web sites.Extensive use of HTML, CGI programming, javascript for the development of commercial Web sites.

18 Not the best example Golf score is not a technical skill Does not use buzzwords or acronyms. Automated software may not detect these skills Back TECHNICAL SKILLS Develop computer software for chemical applications Programming languages including Formula Translation, Uniplexed Information and Computing SystemProgramming languages including Formula Translation, Uniplexed Information and Computing System Average golf score of 70 and a handicap of +3.5 Extensive use of Hyper Text Markup Language, Computer Generated Imagery programming, javascript for the development of commercial Web sites.Extensive use of Hyper Text Markup Language, Computer Generated Imagery programming, javascript for the development of commercial Web sites.

19 Professional Experience Use only the last 15 years of employment List your most recent job first Include numbers that quantify impact of projects on company Bold Job Title Years employed Impact Statement Format Information Systems Manager, Company Name ProComp U.S.A,Akron, OH City, State Developed an e-commerce website for on-line ordering, license distributing, software download and support of software products. 2-3 additional sentences describing responsibilities Managed from planning through completion, a $2.4 million Windows NT workstation and network printer implementation project. Delivered on time and $600K under budget. Attained consistent 99% up time by implementing disaster recovery and fault tolerance plans. Instituted the first highly reliable corporate-wide, centralized backup system. Championed introduction of Internet/Intranet/Web technology, corporate-wide , shared calendaring, and online meetings. Set up and managed a TCP/IP environment, installed a Novell network and implemented a data warehouse database Skip Impact Statement Help How to write an Impact Statement

20 The first sentence in the Professional Experience section of your resume is called the impact statement. The impact statement is your strongest result or accomplishment. When an employer scans your resume quickly, the first statement is the one that is read most often. This statement can be something you alone achieved or you achieved working on a team. The impact statement and other responsibility sentences should begin with an Action or Skill verb. Continue Action and Skill verbs

21 Action and Skill Verbs ContinueBack

22 Use the following questions to assist you in writing the impact statement: What did you do? Over what period of time? How did you or your result - increase performance? - add to profits? - save time? - increase knowledge? - decrease errors? - save money? What impact did your accomplishment have on the department, company, city, state, etc? Take time now to write an impact statement ContinueBack

23 Education List technical institutions List colleges or universities attended Include training courses, seminars or workshops completed Bold name of school B.S. in Computer Science Degree earned Certifications Format Utah State University - City, State Logan, UT American Institute of Computer Science - Bold 2 nd School Technical Certifications: MCSE - Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer CNE - Novell Certified NetWare Engineer CCNA - Cisco Certified Networking Associate CNA - Novell Certified NetWare Administration Courses, seminars, or workshops completed Recent Technical Training: Cisco Router Programming & Internetworking Network Administration for UNIX Systems AIX UNIX Advanced System Administration Cisco Enterprise Management Solutions City, State Chicago, IL Computer Systems Support Certification Degree or Certification Continue

24 Sample Resume Chris Smith 123 Elm Street DeKalb, Illinois (800) Experience Summary Experienced Technical Professional who works well with minimum supervision. Computer literate, with strong electronic, electrical and mechanical skills. Customer oriented problem solver with an ability to adapt to new situations. Technical Skills Programming languages including FORTRAN, C, Pascal, perl, javascript, assembler In depth experience with computational chemistry programs including SYBYL, MacroModel Production experience with chemical information systems including Daylight, ISIS, Oracle Extensive use of HTML, CGI programming, javascript for the development of commercial Web sites. Professional Experience Information Systems Manager, ProComp U.S.A., Inc., Cleveland, OH Managed from planning through completion, a $2.4 million Windows NT workstation and network printer implementation project. Delivered on time and $600K under budget. Attained consistent 99% up time by implementing disaster recovery and fault tolerance plans. Education Utah State University – Logan, UT B.S. in Computer Science


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