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IT Pros Can Bolster Their Resumes in Three Easy Steps with CompTIA

Oct 27, 2016

Downers Grove, Ill. — This fall CompTIA’s Advancing Women in Technology (AWIT) Community will help information technology (IT) professionals bolster their resumes in three steps, starting with a webinar on November 9. 

“From a webinar to professional feedback on individual resumes, our AWIT members will help IT professionals take the next step in their careers,” said Cathy Alper, director, member communities, industry relations, CompTIA.

  • Attend an Educational Webinar: Resumes 2017: Telling Your Story and Getting the Job

Are resumes still relevant? Should you send a video? Why aren’t you getting any traction? And for employers, why do resumes sometimes lack the information employers need to make a decision? Resumes 2017, presented by Jeff Lareau and Nicole Maseberg of CompTIA’s Creating IT Futures Foundation on November 9 at Noon CT, explores what is new and emerging in technical resumes and crucial elements for resumes today. Attendees will learn the importance of applicant tracking systems, the golden zone of the resume, what is different in an IT resume, the role LinkedIn plays in the process and when to use an infographic or video resume. Register for the webinar at: http://tinyurl.com/jsolljn.  

  • Submit Resumes for Feedback

Are you struggling to get traction with your resume? Not looking for a job, but want to make sure you know how to present yourself? Would you like feedback on your resume? Submit it to awit@comptia.org between November 9 and November 30.

  • Gather Resume Feedback via LinkedIn

All identifying information from the resumes submitted in part two will be scrubbed, and the resumes will be posted on LinkedIn. Throughout December, AWIT will post one resume a day on LinkedIn. A group of HR/hiring professionals will use the comments section of LinkedIn to provide feedback on that resume. Join the AWIT LinkedIn group to participate and learn. Search for CompTIA Advancing Women in IT Community and ask to join https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4266775.

About CompTIA

CompTIA is the voice of the world’s IT industry. Its members are the companies at the forefront of innovation; and the professionals responsible for maximizing the benefits organizations receive from their investments in technology. CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications and public policy advocacy. To learn more visit CompTIA online, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

About the Creating IT Futures Foundation
The Creating IT Futures Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charity with the mission of helping populations under-represented in the information technology industry and individuals who are lacking in opportunity to prepare for, secure, and be successful in IT careers. Learn more at CreatingITFutures.org

Press Contacts:
Lisa Fasold
Creating IT Futures Foundation
630-678-8558
lfasold@comptia.org

Steven Ostrowski
CompTIA
630-678-8468
sostrowski@comptia.org