October 2015: Stand Out in Today’s IT Job Market

Your resume has only 20 seconds to make a first impression. Given today’s job market conditions, how can you market yourself to stand out, gain an edge over the increasingly competitive field of job seekers and improve your chances of being hired by the company of your choice?

Below are three articles we found beneficial in learning how to differentiate the resume in today’s job market. Enjoy!

How to Write a Resume That Differentiates You in Today’s Job Market

As competition increases in today’s job market, it become imperative to make the best first impression and most often that is accomplished with a killer resume. Below are “do’s and don’ts” we’ve found effective in resume writing, our most valuable tip is: always ask a trusted advisor or recruiter to review your resume and provide constructive feedback. Read full article

How to Write a Resume That Stands Out

The resume: there are so many conflicting recommendations out there. Should you keep it to one page? Do you put a summary up top? Do you include personal interests and volunteer gigs? This may be your best chance to make a good first impression, so you’ve got to get it right. Read full article

IT Resume Makeover: How to Avoid Selling Yourself Short

There’s a time and a place for modesty and humility — your resume isn’t one of them. A personal brand is critical to set yourself apart from other candidates vying for the same position. Making sure to hone in on unique achievements, successes, skills and knowledge is key. Read full article


Security Corner:

To achieve tight information security, we must each individually take responsibility for our slice of the world. This is especially true for those of us in IT and information security. Read full article



Upcoming Events:

PMI – Woodlands

October 20th. This new venue is a collaboration between PMI Houston and The Sam Houston State University (SHSU) Woodlands Center.  Presentation: When a Project Issue Becomes Its Own Project  More information/event website

Women’s Energy Network – Houston

October 20th. Houston Energy Corridor Luncheon Featured Speaker: Michele McNichol – CEO, Wood Group Mustang More information/event website


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