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Strong1Strong1 Member Posts: 18 ■□□□□□□□□□
I would appreciate anyone who is willing to take a look at my resume and give me some feedback. I am looking for a Network Engineer position. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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    nofear187nofear187 Member Posts: 15 ■□□□□□□□□□
    u might want to put your certification IDs on the resume , at least that's the way allot of people do it on their LinkedIn profiles , just an idea
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    LeBrokeLeBroke Member Posts: 490 ■■■■□□□□□□
    You're looking at mid to senior level positions. Flesh out your resume. Make it at least 2 pages. Create a professional summary, like "professional network engineer with X years of experience. Specializing in large corporate LANs." Make a list (in a separate section) of your core skills, like "proficient with Cisco LAN and WAN networks, expert knowledge of BGP and OSPF". Split up certs so they're not an unreadable block of text.

    This line:
    "Set up accounts and passwords for specific users with authorization to access networks."
    Belongs near the end, if at all. It makes you seem like a helpdesk monkey. Something like "managed user privileges for network access" sounds way better.

    Show some ways you took initiative or led large projects. Something like "oversaw installation of X LAN networks with Y numbers of hosts" or "designed multiple site networks for multiple companies."

    It looks like you have some great experience, but aren't really showing it here.
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    alias454alias454 Member Posts: 648 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I would remove the "online" tag from your WGU degree, it is not necessary to put on the resume. I would remove work experience prior to ten years ago. Did you obtain a degree at Kennesaw State University? If so, list the degree, if not, I would remove it from your resume as it may date you.

    Regards,
    “I do not seek answers, but rather to understand the question.”
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    Strong1Strong1 Member Posts: 18 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thanks for the great advice LeBroke and alias454!
    Does this look better?

    Professional Summary
    Resourceful Cisco-certified Network Engineer committed to performing assigned tasks while working in a fast-paced environment. Adept at identifying system performance and operational issues. Specialize in designing, implementing, securing and maintaining large corporate networking infrastructures.

    Core Qualifications
    • Extensive knowledge of operating systems, including Windows and Linux
    • Profound understanding of LAN and WAN management and maintenance protocols
    • Proficient with Cisco LAN and WAN networks, expert knowledge of EIGRP, BGP and OSPF
    • Strong familiarity of network analysis and management tools
    • Excellent ability to work well with others and independently as necessary
    • Remarkable analytical and problem solving abilities
    • Ability to work flexible schedules including on-call

    Experience
    June 2006 to Present company name — location
    Network Engineer
    • Installed LANs, WANs and established Intranet and Internet access.
    • Established customized software infrastructures and installed server hardware.
    • Assisted with the maintenance and monitoring of all data communications systems.
    • Configuration of Cisco Catalyst. IE 2000, 30000 and Nexus switches
    • Configuration of Cisco Aironet wireless access points.
    • Validated networks and individual device configurations to ensure proper functionality.
    • Extensive experience with VMWARE Vcenter and Horizon View.
    • Extensive experience with Cisco Prime and Solarwinds network monitoring software.
    • Currently overseeing major network expansion of additional 500,000 sf manufacturing facility, ensuring all equipment has wired network connectivity as well as wireless access throughout the buildings.
    • Implemented security procedures to monitor network usage and security.
    • Managed user privileges for network access.

    2004-2006 company name – location
    Shear Operator

    EDUCATION
    WESTERN GOVERNOR'S UNIVERSITY – Salt Lake City, Utah
    Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with Security emphasis,
    MARCH 2015


    CERTIFICATIONS
    ▪Cisco CCNA R&S
    ▪Cisco CCNA Security
    ▪CompTIA Linux+
    ▪LPIC-1
    ▪SUSE Certified Linux Administrator
    ▪CompTIA A+
    ▪CompTIA Security+
    ▪MTA Windows 7
    ▪Microsoft MCTS Windows 7
    ▪CompTIA Project+
    ▪CIW Web Design Specialist
    ▪CIW Javascript Specialist
    ▪CIW Database Specialist
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    LeBrokeLeBroke Member Posts: 490 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Significantly better!
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    ajs1976ajs1976 Member Posts: 1,945 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Core qualifications - move the network items up the list and the system items down. You want a network engineer position, but lead that section with something relating to Operating Systems. "Profound" seems like an odd word choice for a technical resume. Be prepared to backup why you feel you are "remarkable".

    Experience - "Configuration of Cisco Catalyst. " why is there a period after Catalyst? Why is this listed? "2004-2006 Shear Operator" Sheep Shears, machine shop shears? Is it related in any way to being a Network Engineer?

    You cert list looked a little disorganized.

    ▪Cisco CCNA R&S
    ▪Cisco CCNA Security
    ▪LPIC-1
    ▪SUSE Certified Linux Administrator
    ▪CompTIA Linux+
    ▪CompTIA Security+
    ▪CompTIA Project+
    ▪CompTIA A+
    ▪Microsoft MCTS Windows 7
    ▪MTA Windows 7
    ▪CIW Javascript Specialist
    ▪CIW Database Specialist
    ▪CIW Web Design Specialist
    Andy

    2020 Goals: 0 of 2 courses complete, 0 of 2 exams complete
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    alias454alias454 Member Posts: 648 ■■■■□□□□□□
    It's looking better. I was going to mention about the grouping of the cert list too. It may also be okay to remove the javascript and web design related certs. It seems they are out of place.

    I would reorganize it this way

    ▪ Cisco CCNA Security
    ▪ Cisco CCNA R&S
    ▪ SUSE Certified Linux Administrator
    ▪ LPIC-1
    ▪ CompTIA Linux+
    ▪ CompTIA Security+
    ▪ CompTIA Project+
    ▪ CompTIA A+
    ▪ Microsoft MCTS Windows 7
    ▪ MTA Windows 7
    ▪ CIW Database Specialist
    ▪ CIW Javascript Specialist
    ▪ CIW Web Design Specialist

    A few additional little nitpicks. Is the standard abbreviation for square foot sf or sq ft? A suggestion given to me when I asked for guidance on these forums was to keep the tense the same. In most places you have past tense like Installed, assisted, validated, etc., which is good but then in a few places you change it to configuration of... etc. I would also mix up the words you use more Sample Resume Bullet Points Kick Off with Powerful Verbs.

    Regards,
    “I do not seek answers, but rather to understand the question.”
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    Strong1Strong1 Member Posts: 18 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thanks again for all the helpful advice. Here it is for another look over.

    Professional Summary

    Resourceful Cisco-certified Network Engineer committed to performing assigned tasks while working in a fast-paced environment. Adept at identifying system performance and operational issues. Specialize in designing, implementing, securing and maintaining large corporate networking infrastructures.


    Core Qualifications
    • Extensive understanding of LAN and WAN management and maintenance protocols
    Proficient with Cisco LAN and WAN networks, expert knowledge of EIGRP, BGP and OSPF
    • Strong familiarity of network analysis and management tools
    • Extensive knowledge of operating systems, including Windows and Linux
    • Excellent ability to work well with others and independently as necessary
    • Remarkable analytical and problem solving abilities
    • Ability to work flexible schedules including on-call

    Experience

    June 2006 to Present Company-Location

    Network Engineer
    • Installation of LANs, WANs and establish Intranet and Internet access.
    • Establish customized software infrastructures and install server hardware.
    • Assist with the maintenance and monitoring of all data communications systems.
    • Configuration of Cisco Catalyst, IE 2000-30000 and Nexus switches
    • Configuration of Cisco Aironet wireless access points.
    Validate networks and individual device configurations to ensure proper functionality.
    • Considerable experience with VMWARE Vcenter and Horizon View.
    • Substantial experience with Cisco Prime and Solarwinds network monitoring software.
    • Currently overseeing major network expansion of additional 500,000 sf manufacturing facility,
    ensuring all equipment has wired network connectivity as well as wireless access throughout the buildings.

    • Implement security procedures to monitor network usage and security.
    • Manage user privileges for network access.

    EDUCATION
    WESTERN GOVERNOR'S UNIVERSITY – Salt Lake City, Utah
    Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with Security emphasis,
    MARCH 2015


    CERTIFICATIONS
    ▪ Cisco CCNA Security
    ▪ Cisco CCNA R&S

    ▪ ZyXel Certified Network Professional
    ▪ SUSE Certified Linux Administrator
    ▪ LPIC-1
    ▪ CompTIA Linux+
    ▪ CompTIA Security+
    ▪ CompTIA Project+
    ▪ CompTIA A+
    ▪ Microsoft MCTS Windows 7
    ▪ MTA Windows 7
    ▪ CIW Database Specialist
    ▪ CIW Javascript Specialist
    ▪ CIW Web Design Specialist
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    MarcITMarcIT Member Posts: 36 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Thank you for posting this resume, it looks good and I am using it as a draft/ example for my first IT resume.
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    srabieesrabiee Member Posts: 1,231 ■■■■■■■■□□
    I think you would greatly benefit from an established resume template. I will link you to one that many of us (including myself) use with great success.

    I recommend mentioning in your professional summary the number of years of IT experience that you possess. You want to instantly draw positive attention to yourself in this manner. For example, "Accomplished IT professional with over 21 years of progressive IT experience spanning..."

    Regarding the Core Qualifications section, instead of listing a bunch of software, technologies, and protocols, I would rather see you expand upon this information and explain HOW you are proficient in these skills, especially in a business/enterprise environment. Ideally I would recommend that you incorporate this info into your professional summary and professional experience sections, and then drop this section altogether.

    Within the professional experience section, each job description should begin with a high-level overview of your daily duties and responsibilities, and then use bullets to highlight special achievements, projects, promotions, etc. Don't rely solely on bullets like this. I will link you to a resume that's a great example on how to format and write this properly.

    Also, you need to include job descriptions and accomplishments for your older job positions as well. Don't be afraid to commit to a two page resume. You have many, many years of experience, and your resume needs to reflect this in detail. I highly recommend you spend more time on this and flesh this out. Include as much information and detail for these past job positions as possible (with a focus on IT-related duties and accomplishments).

    I agree that you need to remove the "online" bit from the WGU degree. It's confusing and serves no purpose whatsoever.

    I think someone already mentioned this, but your certifications shouldn't be clumped together like this, as it makes it too difficult to read.

    I recommend transferring your information over to an established resume template (consider using the one linked below), and then expanding upon your job experience. Upload your revision in PDF format so we can see what else we can come up with to assist you further.

    This is an excellent resume guide with example resumes, a huge list of action verbs, sample summaries, etc:

    http://www.filedropper.com/resumeguide

    This thread contains a fantastic example of a properly formatted and written resume (ptilsen's resume):

    http://www.techexams.net/forums/jobs-degrees/91333-resume-time.html

    This document details the "STAR Method" of writing resume content. You may want to take a look at it and see if it helps you.

    http://www.filedropper.com/starmethod
    WGU Progress: Master of Science - Information Technology Management (Start Date: February 1, 2015)
    Completed: LYT2, TFT2, JIT2, MCT2, LZT2, SJT2 (17 CU's)
    Required: FXT2, MAT2, MBT2, C391, C392 (13 CU's)

    Bachelor of Science - Information Technology Network Design & Management (WGU - Completed August 2014)
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