Information technology companies want to find contract employees who provide the right skills and potential to make an impact on their project or in their department. With the increasing volume of contract employees in the IT world, bringing on an IT employee who has the skills necessary to help you complete a project or take your company to the next level becomes imperative.
Let’s take a look at three areas where IT recruiters focus when evaluating job candidate for IT contract roles and how job candidates can create resumes that speak to those hiring managers.
1. Tailor Your Resume and Cover Letter for the Position
When applying for a job, you want to modify your resume to make your skills stand out for the job responsibilities and requirements in that posting. A general resume sells yourself on a whole, but to really make an impact, you want to tailor your experiences so they fit what the company is looking for in the job description.
2. Skill Sets and Examples
Each IT contract job is looking for a specific skill set, such as .NET applications. These IT contract positions are looking for job candidates who possess those skill sets because they have a specific internal need or project to complete. With your experience, showcase those skills on your resume. Consider a functional resume format where you highlight your experience and projects relating to that specific skill. That format will help the IT hiring manager see all of your related experience in one area instead of piecing it together through all of your experience
3. Sell Yourself in the Summary
The time of IT hiring managers is important, and they don’t have a lot of extra time to be searching your resume and job materials for the relevant material they want. Make it easy for them and put a summary at the top of the resume. Include a few bullet points that why you are a fit for that specific position. If they like what they read, then the IT hiring manager will continue to the rest of your application.
You’re looking for a new position, being aware of all the places you’re making an impression goes a long way to helping you land a good job. Consultant Specialists, Inc. will help you navigate all the tricky waters of interviewing. Contact the leader in IT recruitment in San Francisco and we can get started!