Resume Development for Technical Professionals

Resumes are HARD to write! This course helps anyone in Software, Web, Design, Data, QA, IT, Project Management, and other technology careers write a professional resume, one that will catch the attention of hiring managers.
Course info
Rating
(140)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 19, 2015
Duration
3h 12m
Table of contents
Introduction
Resumes - Why Bother?
Rules, Rules, Rules?
Writing Strategy
Skills Inventory
Resume Formats: Chronological, Functional, and Hybrid
Putting Your Resume to Work
Description
Course info
Rating
(140)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 19, 2015
Duration
3h 12m
Description

This course covers how to write a professional resume. The course is designed to meet the needs of anyone in a technical career (Software, Design, IT, Data, Project Management, and more). It provides an overview of do's and don'ts from the perspective of a technical hiring veteran. We explore rules, format types, how your resume is used (by you and the reader), as well as an adaptation of a Resume Writing Workshop to help you build a resume from scratch or improve an existing one. This course is intended to be helpful for individuals who are either beginning their career, moving from another field into technology, or simply updating and compiling a current version of their resume. For beginners, details regarding development of a technical resume from scratch will be covered; for seasoned professionals, the focus will be a review and refinement of an existing resume or CV to meet each individual's current and unique needs, and an exploration of how your resume is viewed by the reader. We will also explore how resumes are used in the technical industry today, best practices, and why you need bother.

About the author
About the author

Kerry is Director of Operations for Pluralsight’s Content Team and works behind the scenes to enhance each author’s experience. As an independent consultant, she continues to provide career coaching and actively participates in her local technical community as a co-founder and board member of Utah Geek Events (a not-for-profit organization).