Resume, Profile &
Technical Resume and LinkedIn Services
I use a career storytelling process to understand technical achievements. Since interviewing is all about storytelling, my clients are better positioned to do well.
Selecting the right resume writer, particularly for those with technology backgrounds can seem like a daunting task, especially since many writers proclaim themselves to be leaders in the IT Resume Writing industry. It is difficult to know who to trust so it is important to have a discussion with the actual resume writer, rather than a sales agent, to understand the writer’s qualifications.
My Technical Resume and LinkedIn Writing Process
I personally speak with each potential client to talk through their questions and see if my background and qualifications are a good fit for their project. In these calls, we’ll talk through your career goals and experience, discuss the approach I would take, and begin to formulate a resume plan to highlight your strengths.
I typically charge $750 for resumes and between $300 and $350 for LinkedIn profiles. This is standard pricing for qualified technical resume writers.
Why do I use a basic resume format?
Most resumes are first parsed into an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) and all the formatting is removed. I provide a basic format which is more easily parsed into the database. Resume templates are available from many companies, including MS Word. Please be cautious when using columns, text boxes, and graphics.
My clients write narratives about their work, answering such questions as the following:
- What was the project?
- Who funded the project and what did they expect to get from it?
- How big was the team and what was your role? What did you do?
- What went wrong and how was it handled?
- What went well and why?
- What was produced and delivered?
- Who uses it and what is their impression?
There is an advantage to using an IT resume writer who understands technology ecosystems and best practices in technology and team management, while also staying updated on trends. I’ll understand how to position you in today’s marketplace.
The job market right now is hot, and competition is fierce, so your IT resume needs to describe more than just the technology implementation. There are many people implementing solutions that seem to have similar results. I often find that the true differentiator is when we describe the journey to getting to those results that the individual’s competitive edge emerges.
My clients have interesting stories to tell.
- Have you turned around a challenging project that was struggling to meet deliverables?
- Have you taken on expanded roles and responsibilities that are not reflected in your current job title?
- Have you led a modernization effort that stabilized a fragile and underperforming environment?
- Have you cultivated a committed team that excels in solutions delivery?
- Are you a software engineer who created a technology product that allowed the company to expand its marketplace?
- Are you a data engineer or data scientist doing really cool analytics work?
- Have you created new business and technical capabilities that make a difference in your company?
- Have you defined and implemented a project roadmap that directly aligned with critical goals?
- Are you looking to take on an expanded role, e.g., from Project Manager to Program Manager?
- Are you a hands-on IT Director who is able to smoothly transition from strategy to operations?
My background is in IT, Analytics, and Business Intelligence.
Keeping current is yet another challenge of IT resumes and choosing the right, relevant, and recent to list on your resume can be difficult. I have a strong network of technology professionals who keep me updated on the latest trends. I also write data and information management exams for ecm.elearningcurve.com so I am updated on all things data! Just to name a few: data engineering, data science, data quality, data management, data governance, data architectures, master data management, etc.