Writing a great CV when you work in IT is a slightly different process, but here we look at 5 Top CV Tips for IT Professionals. If you still need some help after reading the tips below, take a look at our Free CV templates to guide you towards writing an unbeatable IT CV.
The Importance of the CV
It is your first contact point with any recruiter/employer, which means that it has to be relevant and tailored to your profession as accurately as possible. Your CV has to be a clear representation of the experience, achievements and skills that you have acquired in your educational and working life.
There is nothing better for a potential employer/ HR Manager than coming across a CV of a candidate for a role that they know they will be perfect for.
In addition, there is nothing more frustrating than physically speaking with a candidate who they know is perfect for the role, but from looking at their CV, would think you were talking to a different person because the CV doesn’t say any of that!
Particularly in the area of IT recruitment, jobseekers must understand that the majority of candidates within the application process are not always from the same technical background or discipline; therefore it is important for contractors and permanent employees alike to make their CVs as concise and clear as possible. In this regard, the CV should make sense to everyone, from the individuals in HR to the IT managers.
CV Tips for IT Professionals
Here are 5 steps you should follow for each project detailed on your CV;
- Detail the number of full lifecycle (end-to-end) implementations in each project, the amount that were end to end or part completion, was it a single country rollout and across how many sites?
These tips are designed to improve the appeal of your CV to potential employers; providing hard evidence and statistical information on your technical capability.
It is important to remember that the skills and the experience you have gained is what sets you apart from others on the job market.
Therefore, it is paramount that you include all the key information that employers are looking for. Following these steps will clear the mist, allowing candidates (through CVs) to appeal more to employers by bringing light to your achievements and experience to date in the world of IT.