5 Articles that Will Help You Write an Impressive Tech Resume

Tech Resume Help

Computer service technician resume iconFinding a job as a computer technician without a good resume can be very tough, especially with so many people competing against you. In most cases, you have less than 30 seconds to grab the hirer’s attention so you need a suitable tech resume that stands out. Follow the advice in the 5 articles below so your resume will get a closer look.

Make Your Resume Stand Out

Lucky for you this doesn’t mean that you have to use pink paper and cute fonts. I’m not sure anyone would take seriously a computer technician whose resume was filled with weird colors and fonts anyhow. There are much better ways of standing out in a professional manner.

Creating a professional computer service technician resume can be fun even if it is a little hard work because you don’t have to develop it in isolation.  It is good to get advice from someone who has experience or knows the industry, preferably many people, and to follow their guidelines of what makes a good resume and avoid the recognized mistakes that create a poor resume. You might want them to accept you just the way you are, but it is best to ‘put your best foot forward’ with your first impression with a carefully well-designed resume. That’s exactly what you will find in the helpful links below.

As a bonus there is a link to another resume article further below in the comments. This one explains that while you tailor your resume to each job application to some extent, you can find some advantage by including experience in an area other than the specific role for which you are applying. In other words you might put on less emphasis, but don’t exclude other jobs and experience.

How to write a Masterpiece of a Resume

How To Write A Masterpiece Of A Resume
To quote them: “This award-winning guide to resume writing will teach you to write a resume equal to one done by a top-notch professional writer. It offers examples, format choices, help writing the objective, the summary and other sections, as well as samples of excellent resume writing.”

10 Ways to Tweak Your Computer Tech Resume

10 Ways To Tweak Your Tech Resume
Again to quote them: “eWEEK spoke to experts from recruitment firms and job boards and picked their brains for as much résumé-writing advice as they would dish out, rounding it up below.

The best thing we learned: With the right advice, writing a top-notch resume can be a breeze.”

Resume Design (or ‘What not to do’, and by contrast, what to do)

The 7 Deadly Sins Of Résumé Design

You might notice the above link is to the wayback machine, as the author has moved on to work on a google mail project (and I guess shutdown his blog) [Ed.]. The value is there and doesn’t date, I believe.

“Unfortunately, with the freedom of modern computers and fancy software, comes huge opportunities for abuse. When it comes to résumés, both non-designers and professional designers commit some almost unforgivable sins. Here are the 7 deadly sins of résumé design and how to repent.” I found this a particularly interesting way to present a do’s and don’t-do’s set of resume guides.

Speaking of what not to do/to do, if you have potential negative history, it may be important to identify any potential career barriers in IT you may have.

Refresh Your Resume

Give Your Résumé A Face Lift
“Even if you can’t hire a fancy designer and are stuck with Microsoft Word, a few tweaks can turn your blasé résumé into an elegant and functional showpiece.”

This link is also to the wayback machine, as the author has moved on to work on a google mail project (and I shutdown his blog) [Ed.].

Don’t Claim, Demonstrate Your Experience in Your Resume!

25 Words That Hurt Your Resume
“So, you’re experienced? Before you advertise this in your resume, be sure you can prove it.” Computer Technicians should state their value with specific examples (such as describing experience with computer repair, past jobs and certification) in their resume, rather than make a statement that might trigger an “is that so?!” response.

Click here for more information on Computer Technician Certification.

Presentation of Your Resume

One last tip: To preserve formatting, convert your resume to PDF format before sending it out. This will ensure that it will look the same to the reader as it does to you.  Just be sure to check the final PDF looks the way you want. It’s seems ironic, but I have seen it before when the PDF version doesn’t look exactly as the document from which it was printed. Shouldn’t happen but can. A computer technician and other tech professionals are expected to have an eye for detail, so ensure your resume is as you intended. If you don’t have PDF software then PDF Online offers a free online conversion utility. As suggested by Prem in the comments, more recent versions of Word can do it.

Summary of How to Write a Good Tech Resume

In the industry there are expected norms that you need to stay within and deliver on, if your tech resume is to stand out. These articles give a number of guidelines you can follow so your tech resume is professional and stands out. Feel free to share tech resume articles and links that have helped you as well in the comments below.

About The Author


Casey (Surname withheld for contractual reasons) successfully started his own IT consultancy well over 10 years ago. He started training and mentoring other computer technicians who want to create a part time or full time income as an IT consultant. See the 'About Us' for more.


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