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Subject:  Re: Please Critique my Resume Date:  9/28/2007  1:53 PM
Author:  pauleckler Number:  251 of 268

Welcome Jenschlickbernd.  We're glad you could join us.

I am not an IT professional.  So if others have additional comments, theirs might be more detailed.I like the basic style of your resume.  It looks very professional and presents your qualifications very well.I would add a position objective statement at the top.  That makes sure it gets in the right hands--even if opened by a low level clerical type who has no idea what IT is.You were a manager.  Are you looking for a management or executive position?  Any points that indicate your people skills?You have an MBA.  Have you had P/L responsibility?  (That can be worth lots of Hay points in many systems.)  Make sure to include that aspect if you have that experience.  What do you plan to do with your MBA?  Are you looking to climb the executive ladder?  CIO?  CTO?  How do you plan to get there?Your summary of qualifications is a bit dense.  It will probably only be read in detail after something else on the page catches attention and brings yours to the top of the pille.  A few points bullet style might be more effecitve, but is probably not necessary as you have done that very well with the rest of your resume.  Besides, many resumes are processed electronically.  That makes including lots of buzz words an asset.

Your one year of experience as Manager tends to work against you.  As you went through only one budget/raise cycle, it looks like it did not work out too well for you.  So better might be to leave the dates on your Jet Propulsion Lab line but remove all the others.  That keeps readers focused on your abilities rather that looking for gaps, and holes in your resume.Hope that gives you a few ideas.  You seem to be off to a good start.Good luck.
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