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The role of an Interim IT Consultant, IT Director, Programmer, Software Developer, System Architect, and Program - Project manager is wide-ranging and often complex. It is crucial, however, not to tell the whole-story! A two-page structure is usually enough. Keep the focus on the recent - the highlights - and remember less is often more!
Here is a guide to formatting and writing a CV that will improve your chances of getting new contracts ...
In one line, include ´phone, Skype, Email. LinkedIn URL. Website and country of residence.
Write a personal branding statement to highlightyour strengths - the hard and soft skills that illustrate your style and unique promise of value. Weave into this paragraph the most sought after key words. Text that has the power to attract, inform, persuade, influence and sell - helps the reader to see your value at first glance.
Thorough research is key! Identify and promote the aspects of your career, skills and personalitytraits you know would be a good fit with the job target. Within your Profile, it's useful to convey the background to your IT program - project management expertise; for instance, types of project, organizational size, industry sectors, technological environments and geographical locations. Here is an extract ...
" ... rogram .. Project Director - with ae solutions approach to the full life-cycle delivery of global Cloud Adoption Strategies, Solution Architecture, PMO setup, and IT & Business Transformation programs. Vast experience in building culturally diverse, high performance teams, and managing opportunity, ROI and risk across niche and global organisations."
In a prime position, promote four or five varied accomplishments to demonstrate the positive results you have delivered in terms of increasing profit, resolving inefficiencies, improving client service .. .. ...
· Headed a portfolio of global projects, including development of the Cloud application adoption strategy and process, contract and document management systems and repositories, SharePoint migrations, Intranets and global software implementations e.g. DocuSign and ...n.
· Saved 20% via deep dives on transformational programmes and introduction of operational improvement plans .. ..
Include key skills relevant to what the recruiter is seekingg for in a candidate. Here are a few examples ...
Program Leader | Business Transformation Specialist | Cloud SAP R3 ERP BW MM | SQL Unix | C++ PHP | Java etc
Process Improvement | Contract Management | Client Engagement | IT Strategy & Roadmap | IT infrastructure set up | Service Solution | Architecture & Delivery | Business Process Re-engineering
Commence with your most notable, relevant and recent achievements: outline the context, project scope, value and purpose, and create sub-headings with brief details for each key aspect of your role.
In a few words, express why your expertise, skills and character traits make you the best candidate; for example:
Initiative | perceives what needs to be done to achieve goals ...
Client Engagement | supports client business drivers, builds relationships ... ... ·
Leadership | provides inspirational direction, ensures all team members deliver ...
Project planning | defines scope, plans resources, maps processes ...
Project Management | coordinates simultaneous client projects, resolVes issues arising during the transition and integration
Risk & Governance | manages risks and issues calmly and efficiently
IT Projects | Results | place the focus on the results of your projects, with succinct examples of success
and added-value results. Provide examples using the STAR format -
Situation (the challenge), Task (what you had to achieve), Action (what you did), Result (the positive outcome). For example:
Project managed a major upgrade of ... ... SAP systems: identified and implemented a 3rd party tool which accelerated
the process, reduced risk, and saved $MM
Place the emphasis on the aspects of your role(s) that match your target job and give less detail - no repetition the further back you go in your career.
Include your best most recent qualifications and training
Applications & Systems
Include the technical skills most relevant; e.g. Big data, Tableau, NoSQL, Apache Hadoop, HTML5, Python, Oracle, JSON, Salesforce CRM, Networks, Routers, Hardware, Languages, Methodologies etc.
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