After speaking with a technical recruiter, they mentioned that skills and experience are more important than education on a resume, and it's better to put those at the top of the resume, and keep education at the bottom.

They also, mentioned to write about things I've worked on before, which show my experience. They said not to worry about the length of the resume since we're in the IT department and it's different from other fields. But when I tried describing some of the things I did, it seemed like the descriptions would take a lot of space, so I'm not really sure if I should describe them properly or keep the descriptions to a minimum.

The websites/software I created include:

  1. A small social media website where users can sign up, edit their profile, and post different things to the website (Text, Image, Video). Additionally, administrators can change, edit, remove users and user posts.

  2. Two different restaurant management software's for two different restaurants.

  3. A group project website for employees of a pet salon. Allows to add new pet owners, pets, employees, and search and manage them.

  4. etc.

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  • Were these developed as part of whichever job or independently? It probably only makes sense to list them separately if they were developed independently as well as publicly released or for profit. – Dukeling Sep 26 '17 at 8:12
  • As an aside, it would help if you were to replace "software's" with "programs" or "applications". "Software" is a mass noun and so does not have a plural form. Also the apostrophe indicates the possessive, not plural. (Assuming you are quoting more or less verbatim.) – peterG Sep 27 '17 at 23:48

I'm afraid your "technical recruiter" isn't giving good advice.

Being concise in a resume is just as important in IT as anywhere else - as a potential employer, when I have to evaluate a hundred or more resumes applying for one position, I want to quickly digest relevant experience and work history - not wade through pages of dense (and repetitive) project descriptions.

In your resume, focus on the key features, technologies and solutions you brought. Don't list all of the projects in the resume - just the ones that provide the biggest sell of your experience. In fact, when I wrote about the experience of my previous job, I never once mentioned a single project - the company did content and subscription management systems for a number of different clients, so I just talked about the technologies and solutions we used.

You can link to a portfolio which goes into more detail on the website, and any interesting widget or problem/solution. Once your resume gets you through the first screening, a potential employer is more likely to check out your portfolio and that could differentiate you from the others on the short-list.


I would agree on ordering your resume, most important on top, less so on the bottom. What this would be is based on the job you are applying to. As for other additions you might be missing: technical skills and in what manner you used them for. This is mind, if IT, any certificates?

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