IT Resume Makeover: How to Add Focus to Your Tech Resume

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Over that time, Kirk's held many jobs, worn many hats and his resume shows it. "My biggest challenge in putting together my resume is that I keep an ongoing resume and so as I work on new projects and things, I need to keep a pretty detailed list," says Kirk. This can result in an unfocused long resume.

Being an IT consultant, potential clients are always interested in digging into the details of what you've done before. "One of the questions you are asked most often is, 'what projects have you been working on?' " says Kirk.

At this point in his career, Kirk is on a mission to find a more permanent vice president or senior IT position based on his cloud skills. The only problem was the type of solicitations his old resume was generating weren't what he was looking for and, in many cases, they were a step back from where he was.

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