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How To Write An Interview Winning Resume


How To Write An Interview Winning Resume

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First post?

Also, excellent article!
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Also, excellent article!


Thanks, glad you enjoyed it!


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Good post John. I have one question. Suppose my content is published online on SQL Server sites like these and if I include those details on my resume, would it be considered as boastful by potential employers?

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Nice write-up John.

@Mohammed: it depends. One employer will love your community involvement and your ambition to broaden your knowledge, while another employer might think you're wasting company's time online.

edit: fixed glaring typo


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> All good Data Professionals have excellent attention to detail, fail to get this one right and you’re pretty much just demonstrating that you don’t have what it takes.

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Koen Verbeeck (7/19/2012)
Nice write-up John.

@Mohammed: it depends. One employer will love your community involvement and your ambition to broaden your knowledge, while another employer might think your wasting company's time online.


Yes, I agree.

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mohammed moinudheen (7/19/2012)
Good post John. I have one question. Suppose my content is published online on SQL Server sites like these and if I include those details on my resume, would it be considered as boastful by potential employers?



Thanks Mohammed.

That's an interesting question! Me personal preference is to not mention articles/blog posts on a resume because they can be found easily enough via a simple internet search on a given candidate. That said, if I felt that an article/published work was particularly relevant to a role and clearly demonstrated value, then I might consider mentioning it.


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Koen Verbeeck (7/19/2012)
Nice write-up John.

edit: fixed glaring typo


Thanks Koen.


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With regards to the relevancy and a "catch all" resume..

I've been using a catch all for the past 6 years as a contractor and I've never been out of work more than a couple of weeks. I'm currently on contract number 9 and will be looking for my 10th soon.

Instead of paring the resume down to what the job is asking for, I've trimmed it down to what I want to do. Relevancy isn't just for the employer!

The IT job market, especially in the UK, is heavily controlled by the agencies. Having a universal CV/Resume means that when an agent calls me with a potential contract and I want to be put forward, as long as the agent has a recent copy in front of him I don't need to do anything. Alternatively if time is short and I need to get a CV to an agent by a set time then I don't have to think about it. I can spend 2 minutes firing an email off and then get back to whatever I was doing before.
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