Resume redo

blargoeblargoe Self-Described HuguenotNC, USAMember Posts: 4,174 ■■■■■■■■■□
Been almost 6 years since I have redone my resume, other than adding a few things from my last job. Starting over from scratch now and have thrown together something pretty rough, and am soliciting input from peers before I begin to polish it off and then edit for formatting and grammar. Please critique.



John Q. Public
123 Any Street, Nowhere, XX 00000 • (123) 456-7890 • [email protected]


OBJECTIVE

I am seeking a Senior/Lead position as a systems engineer with responsibility over infrastructure design and improvement.


SUMMARY

Well rounded, veteran systems engineer with a breadth of technical experience

 Solid background in all facets of Microsoft Windows OS, Directory Services, and Microsoft Back Office Systems Administration
 Experienced in server consolidation leveraging the latest virtualization and storage technologies
 Diverse systems and networking background, including open source systems, routing and switching, firewalls, name resolution, and VPN
 Goal-driven professional who can work independently or within a team
 Keen attention to detail
 Experienced in customer service



SKILLS

Technical Skills

 Network Operating Systems - Windows NT, 2000, 2003, 2008 and Small Business Servers; Windows NT, 95, 98, 2000, XP, Vista, 7 Desktops; Linux – various distributions including Red Hat, Slackware, SuSE; Novell 4.12
 Virtualization – vSphere Virtual Infrastructure; VMWare ESX/ESXi 3.x and 4.x; VMWare Server; VMWare Workstation; Microsoft Virtual Server 2005; Microsoft Virtual PC
 Microsoft Server Applications –Active Directory; Exchange 5.5, 2000, 2003, and 2007; SQL Server 7.0, 2000, 2005, and 2008; Office Communications Server 2005 and 2007; System Center Operations Manager 2007; SharePoint 2007; UAG 2010; Windows Terminal Services; IIS; Windows Server Update Services; Certificate Services; File and Print Services;
 Other Server Applications –Netbackup 5.x and 6.x; Enterprise Vault 2007; Desktop Authority 7.x; Citrix Metaframe XP, Presentation Server 4.x, XenApp 5.x; Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition 9.x and 10.x; Captaris RightFAX 6.5
 Other Networking – TCP/IP – DNS – DHCP – WINS – Firewall –IPSec - Proxy Servers

Industry Certifications

 VMWare Certified Professional (VCP) on VI3
 EMC Proven Professional – Storage Associate (EMCPA)
 Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
 MCSE:Messaging on Windows 2000 and Windows 2003
 MCSE:Security on Windows 2000 and Windows 2003
 Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist (MCTS) – Exchange 2007
 Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) – SQL Server 2000
 CompTIA Security+
 CompTIA A+



WORK EXPERIENCE

Freedom Manufacturing, Inc.
August 2006 - Present
Your Mother, USA

Sr. Systems Administrator

Solely responsible for all facets of Microsoft network infrastructure, enterprise messaging, VMWare virtual infrastructure, and EMC storage area network, including initial design, implementation, ongoing support and upgrades. Provide issue escalation support to junior administrators, desktop support, and helpdesk.

Major Projects:
 Plan, Design, and Implementation of global VMWare Virtual Infrastructure, including HA and DRS, achieving consolidation of 97 server instances onto 6 hosts
 Plan and implement EMC SAN storage optimization and consolidation utilizing system metrics and vendor best practices
 Integration of adjacent sister company acquisition into the company’s Active Directory and Exchange environment
 Plan, Design and Implement peer AD/Exchange environment for a business unit spin-off
 Upgrade multi-site Exchange organization to Exchange 2007
 Planning and Implementation of mail archiving migration from de-centralized, user-managed Outlook PST storage to Symantec Enterprise Vault, resulting in __% savings in messaging storage and adherence to Corporate data retention requirements
 Plan, Design, and Implementation of multiple site Office Communications Server infrastructure including remote IM access and federation
 Managed a file share reorganization and cleanup project that resulted in __% savings in file storage and instituted security measures to prevent future file and folder sprawl
 Planning, Design, and Implementation of global Microsoft System Center Operations Manager monitoring, reporting, and alerting
 Planning and execution of SQL Server consolidation project, migrating 15 SQL Server instances onto a single failover cluster

Other Responsibilities:
 Responsible for maintaining and reviewing Microsoft security best practices for all Windows Server and Microsoft enterprise applications
 Ownership of all configuration and operational documentation for servers and network applications, and SAN
 Responsible for backup and disaster recovery procedures, including a mix of Symantec Netbackup (offsite tape), EMC SnapView, VMWare cloning, and scripted backup routines.
 Maintenance of an active network development lab to include mirroring of the production environment to test upgrades and testing of disaster recovery procedures
 Management of 15 Microsoft SQL servers
 Management of multiple-site WSUS installation
 Sizing and provisioning SAN storage to Windows hosts
 Management of internal and external DNS for 20 domains
 Maintain all systems documentation



Self-Employed Consultant
October 2003 - Present
Smalltown, USA

After hours and weekend support of Windows Small Business Server for two local small businesses on an as-needed basis.



XYZ Global
March 2003 – August 2006
Medium City,USA

Systems Administrator

Responsible for management and support of corporate Active Directory and legacy NT and Novell directory services, administration of all Wintel server instances.

 Consolidated mixed network containing Novell 4.11 and hundreds of Windows NT servers into a single Windows 2003 Active Directory forest, including migration of users and computers, file and printer sharing, and application services
 Merged two MS Exchange 5.5 organizations into a single Exchange 2003 organization
 Implemented distributed Microsoft WSUS environment across 10 global sites
 Administration of 10 Microsoft SQL 2000 and SQL 7.0 server instances including 2 failover clusters in a highly available manufacturing environment
 Administration of 4 Windows 2000 terminal servers
 Support Citrix Metaframe XP
 Execute Windows server application installations and updates
 Routine Windows server applications and networking services administration and maintenance
 Provide support assistance to first-line techs and business applications teams as needed



A Mom and Pop Consulting Company
December 2000 – March 2003
Medium City, USA

Field Engineer

Responsible for small enterprise Windows and Linux server integrations, LAN and desktop support, and ongoing system maintenance for about 40 customers, eventually becoming the lead engineer for the company.

 Ground-up implementation, administration, and maintenance of office LANs for various businesses (typically consisting of 1 to 4 servers and 3 to 50 workstations in mixed Linux and Windows NT/2000/Exchange domain environment)
 Administration of MPCC LAN, consisting of 4 Windows 2000 Servers, 1 Exchange 2000 server, and 5 Red Hat Linux servers for web, DNS, e-mail, and firewall/VPN
 Implement Linux-based solutions for LAN and internet applications (i.e., stateful packet inspection firewall/T1 routers, web/e-mail servers, SMB file servers, IPSec VPN)
 Integration of open source solutions with existing Microsoft infrastructure
 Consult with customers on secure, cost-effective IT infrastructure decisions
 Provide sales staff with pre-sales technical expertise
 Coordinate service visits for staff of 2 to 4 technicians and interns
 Performed custom server and desktop builds and onsite installations
 Handle any customer service issues as they arise



EDUCATION

B.S. Computer Science - May 2001
A Nationally Accredited Public University



REFERENCES

References available on request.
IT guy since 12/00

Recent: 11/2019 - RHCSA (RHEL 7); 2/2019 - Updated VCP to 6.5 (just a few days before VMware discontinued the re-cert policy...)
Working on: RHCE/Ansible
Future: Probably continued Red Hat Immersion, Possibly VCAP Design, or maybe a completely different path. Depends on job demands...

Comments

  • loxleynewloxleynew Member Posts: 405
    Lots of info. You definitely have the experience !

    If I were you I would do this. Move your Education to the top along with technical skills. Move summary down below that then your work experience. For sure put certs somewhere at the top too. Most times the first person to read the resume just wants to know what do you offer? Easiest way is to see your certs/education. If that lives up to the task then they dig deeper.

    Just my 2 cents.
  • EssendonEssendon Member Posts: 4,546 ■■■■■■■■■■
    IMHO, you shoudnt put that Technical Skills section there at all. Your long list of certifications and solid experience amply make up for the skills section. Instead use the space to list more job responsibilities/projects.

    Good resume, nevertheless.
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  • CISCOKID786CISCOKID786 Member Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□
    If I were you, I would use a professional resume service. Crafting a resume with lots of experience requires a lot of thinking and strategy. I think you should put your experience right after tyour profile.
  • blargoeblargoe Self-Described Huguenot NC, USAMember Posts: 4,174 ■■■■■■■■■□
    If I were you, I would use a professional resume service. Crafting a resume with lots of experience requires a lot of thinking and strategy. I think you should put your experience right after tyour profile.

    Yes, great suggestion.

    Fortunately, the "self-employment" customer mentioned is actually a headhunting service that specializes in, among other things, preparing candidates for placements and editing resumes into a standard format. They helped me with some interview skills that helped me land my current job. They cater to C-level positions, and have been very successful in placing candidates. I was planning to barter with them for some resume help. They don't really have any IT recruiting expertise though so I'm looking for other resources/help with that end of things.
    IT guy since 12/00

    Recent: 11/2019 - RHCSA (RHEL 7); 2/2019 - Updated VCP to 6.5 (just a few days before VMware discontinued the re-cert policy...)
    Working on: RHCE/Ansible
    Future: Probably continued Red Hat Immersion, Possibly VCAP Design, or maybe a completely different path. Depends on job demands...
  • blargoeblargoe Self-Described Huguenot NC, USAMember Posts: 4,174 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Essendon wrote: »
    IMHO, you shoudnt put that Technical Skills section there at all. Your long list of certifications and solid experience amply make up for the skills section. Instead use the space to list more job responsibilities/projects.

    Good resume, nevertheless.

    What I may do is follow your suggestion for "targeted" resumes for human eyes, and leave the long list for posting online to the Internet engines. Will need to noodle on that. Thanks.
    IT guy since 12/00

    Recent: 11/2019 - RHCSA (RHEL 7); 2/2019 - Updated VCP to 6.5 (just a few days before VMware discontinued the re-cert policy...)
    Working on: RHCE/Ansible
    Future: Probably continued Red Hat Immersion, Possibly VCAP Design, or maybe a completely different path. Depends on job demands...
  • networker050184networker050184 Mod Posts: 11,962 Mod
    blargoe wrote: »
    What I may do is follow your suggestion for "targeted" resumes for human eyes, and leave the long list for posting online to the Internet engines. Will need to noodle on that. Thanks.

    I think that is a great idea. Keeps the keywords in for searches, but has more of what matters to the humans when it is actually sent directly to them. I think I might follow this route as well.
    An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made.
  • blargoeblargoe Self-Described Huguenot NC, USAMember Posts: 4,174 ■■■■■■■■■□
    loxleynew wrote: »
    Lots of info. You definitely have the experience !

    If I were you I would do this. Move your Education to the top along with technical skills. Move summary down below that then your work experience. For sure put certs somewhere at the top too. Most times the first person to read the resume just wants to know what do you offer? Easiest way is to see your certs/education. If that lives up to the task then they dig deeper.

    Just my 2 cents.

    Yeah, I need to think about it some more, I'll probably do like I mentioned before and put the stuff near the top that I want to emphasize when I expect a human to be reading.
    IT guy since 12/00

    Recent: 11/2019 - RHCSA (RHEL 7); 2/2019 - Updated VCP to 6.5 (just a few days before VMware discontinued the re-cert policy...)
    Working on: RHCE/Ansible
    Future: Probably continued Red Hat Immersion, Possibly VCAP Design, or maybe a completely different path. Depends on job demands...
  • Samurai004Samurai004 Member Posts: 68 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I second the motion to put that Bachelor's degree info up near the top. It is all hidden down there after a lot of mind numbing lists...too easy to miss imho.

    Get those required check-off things up there so the H.R. person immediately can check you off in those areas, and then hopefully will dig deeper to the categories that are listed as "preferred skills".

    Make it eye friendly with indents and bullets, that is more of a personal style thing however.
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