Technical resumes often focus on saving time, money, and resources. "IT is expected to save money by streamlining processes, consolidating databases, and eliminating redundancies. So why would you want to make it the primary theme in your resume?" says TweetsResume.com's Jennifer Hay.
"Businesses want IT to be a partner to identify market opportunities, identify innovations, and develop a competitive strategy. Nowadays, branding plays a much bigger role in promoting a job seeker's candidacy, and this is accomplished through summary paragraphs, testimonials, achievement snapshots, pedigree proof, and core competencies. They add keywords, but they also add focus and insight into the job seeker's unique experience, achievements, and capabilities," says Cheryl Simpson, president of Executive Resume Rescue.