Career Guide for the High-Tech Professional by David Perry

By David Perry

This booklet is stuffed with job-finding knowledge and the particular stuff you needs to say on your hide letter, in your resume, and through your interviews. not anything is left to probability. each element is roofed.

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I needed to demonstrate that my consulting experience qualified me to recruit his vice president (hence, consulting is first and business development is second), coax candidates to the table (people management), talk to them on their level about their career (leadership and management of assignments), and finally close the deal (hence, sales is listed last). Finally, it wasn’t really good enough for me to show that I had what he needed, because there were handfuls of executive search professionals in town that could do a fine job.

When in doubt, have a close friend or confidant read your resume over for any hints of arrogance or pomposity. Don’t Copy Anyone Else’s Sample Resume I could easily add a thousand pages of example resumes to this book, but then you might be tempted to copy them, and that’s pointless. Everyone can tell when someone hasn’t done his or her own resume. There is a “common” feel these days to most of the “pulp” we all see. Your resume should be unique. Instead, I am going to explain the logic and mechanics behind building your own by pulling mine apart.

Are there any major accounts you know the company would like to have or would recognize as difficult to get that would make you look like a “superstar”? Logos of the companies for which you have worked or the major customers you have sold. Perhaps a product you sold if it’s more recognizable than the company’s logo. Engineering For whom have you worked? What major product where you part of designing? Logos of your employers or customers. A logo or snapshot of the product you designed. Marketing What brands have you helped create?

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