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Five Resume Tips for People Who Just Want to Code

As posted on Dice.com
BY LESLIE STEVENS-HUFFMAN | JUL 16, 2012
How can you spice up your resume if your job is more about production, and less about strategy? Or, as one skeptic put it, when you’re someone who’s got a “real job, not a fancy one?”
“Even someone who works in the most mundane job on the planet can still explain how they excelled and why they’re better than the next guy,” says Don Goodman, president of IT-Resumes, a national resume writing service. “You have to prove that you’re a top performer or employers won’t even give you the time of day.”
Here’s how to do it:

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Cover Letter Tips for IT Professionals

Let’s start by saying that you must have a cover letter. It’s just the professional thing to do. Now let’s look at what you need to have in yours.
Format
Statistically, cover letters are glanced at for less than 10 seconds, so you should start with a short opening paragraph and then have bullets to make it easy for your points to get across. This also makes it simple for you to change as you can just replace your bulleted sentences.

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Inside Secrets; How To Write a Great Cover Letter

Imagine that an employer has over 500 resumes to weed through, each with a cover letter. They pick up the next letter and it says “I am writing in response to your advertisement #50602 regarding your Project Manager position”. Pretty boring… and you just missed your chance to grab their attention. Here are some tips on how to make your cover letter really stand out.

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