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Federal Resume Guidebook by Kathryn Troutman

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CHAPTER 15

Information Technology Resumes

Writing a resume for the IT world has some interesting challenges, whether the resume targets a job in private industry or the federal government. On one hand, you want to impress the reader with your technical expertise, and what better way to do that than to use lots of technical jargon (appropriately, of course)? On the other hand, your resume will likely also be read by a variety of nontechnical personnel, from the junior human resources specialist logging in the resume or performing an initial screening, all the way to the hiring manager, who may or may not have a technical background. How can you satisfy both of these audiences, plus position yourself as the “Best Qualified” for the position you ...

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