Any tips for writing a powerful resume? What key ingredient landed you the job. I've been an IT Director for 7 years and been in the IT field for 25. I think is time for me to move to the next level and look for a CTO position.

I am skeptical of the value of a Resume. I think most are self aggrandizing and often don't tell you who the real person is. Nevertheless, to answer the spirit of your question, I find resumes that have the following attributes, compelling 1. Quantification of business outcomes that you have enabled 2. A personal narrative and not the boring "Highly accomplished, value driven, innovative, creative genius, looking for new ways to make a dent in the world" 3. Graphs and charts - Chart out your skills as an example 4. Humility - maybe even a section on failures 5. Authentic answers to common questions (as examples - what do you consider as the biggest impact you have had? what is your approach to hiring? ) 6. Brevity 7. Non flowery, simple direct speech without typos 8. Links to publications, patents and code

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Arvind KC

Arvind KC, CIO

I am skeptical of the value of a Resume. I think most are self aggrandizing and often don't tell you who the real person is. Nevertheless, to answer the spirit of your question, I find resumes that have the following attributes, compelling 1. Quantification of business outcomes that you have enabled 2. A personal narrative and not the boring "Highly accomplished, value driven, innovative, creative genius, looking for new ways to make a dent in the world" 3. Graphs and charts - Chart out your skills as an example 4. Humility - maybe even a section on failures 5. Authentic answers to common questions (as examples - what do you consider as the biggest impact you have had? what is your approach to hiring? ) 6. Brevity 7. Non flowery, simple direct speech without typos 8. Links to publications, patents and code