IT Resume Makeover: How to show employers the real you

In this installment of our Resume Makeover series, Andrew Ysasi took a senior security system administrator's resume and reworked it to show his qualifications for a career in security or cloud management.

Joshua Jacobs, a senior security systems administrator, was once told by a hiring manager that when looking at his resume, he assumed Jacobs was "just another sys admin," but after interviewing him, he realized he was much more than that. That's when Jacobs knew it was time to work on his resume. We heard Jacobs plight and teamed him up with Andrew Ysasi, president of Admovio and executive director of Kent Record Management, who took on the task of reformatting Jacobs' resume to reflect his impressive background and skills.

"There's a lot of my story that's difficult to fit into one page -- my personality, my work ethic, my leadership qualities, my passions, my sense of humor. I think someone who's worked with me and someone who looks at my resume would have different ideas about who I am, if they'd recommend hiring me, what compensation is correct, and what responsibilities I could handle or excel at," says Jacobs.

Ysasi's first impression of Jacobs' resume was that Jacobs' skills jumped out at him, but his experience did not. "After speaking with Josh there was a richness to his background that his resume did not project," says Ysasi. The objective was clear: Create balance in Jacobs' resume to reflect his 15 years of experience and skills in a more organized format.

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