Looking for some opinions on my resume.

leefdaddy7leefdaddy7 Junior MemberMember Posts: 14 ■□□□□□□□□□
Hey guys, I use to have an account here but couldn't remember the details on it so i created a new one anyways looking for some opinions on my resume.



Summary:
A certified systems/network professional with 5 years experience at the leading edge of information technology using proven skills in implementation and systematic problem solving

Skills:
Windows 3.1/95/98/NT/2000/XP/2003, DOS, Linux, Symantec Antivirus, Norton Ghost, Microsoft Office Suite, Corel Office Suite, Lotus Notes, Groupwise, Novell Client, Active Directory, Exchange, Remote installations, TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, DNS, DHCP, Group Policy, Spyware removal, Virus removal, PC Hardware, Laptop repair, Laser printers, Network Design & Implementation, Data Recovery, Backup Solutions, Wireless network install & security, Veritas Backup Exec, PC Anywhere, VNC, Terminal Services, Tapeware, Eclipse Management Software, Mac OS X, Laplink, Palm Software

Related Experience:

Field Service Engineer ***, Jacksonville, IL 09/04 - Present

• Supply network support and administration for several different types of clients including state and local governments and large and small businesses

• Perform installation and administration of a wide area wireless network for our sister company Net-Axess a wireless ISP using a variety of equipment including wireless and laser technology

• Led a complete systems upgrade from Windows 98 & NT 4.0 domain to Windows XP and Windows 2003 domain for a large client

Network/Cabling Specialist **, Ontario,Canada 04/04 - 09/04

• Provide network consulting and cable installation and repair for fiber optics, cat5, coaxial, and other networking tasks including wireless network installs

• Displayed an excellent ability to troubleshoot and repair mission critical equipment

• Proven ability to work in large corporate and retail environments, most of work completed for Wal-Mart, Sams Club, and Target stores and offices

Network Migration Specialist ***, Chicago, IL 5/03 - 12/03

• Was an integral team member of a 17,000 PC/Laptop install at State Farm Headquarters

• Migrated an entire NT 4.0 network to an all XP and Windows 2003 server in a large corporate environment

• Chosen by the Project Manager to assist in leading teams of technicians and training new technicians on proper procedures

Field Service Engineer ***, Springfield, IL 6/01 - 11/02

• In charge of maintaining systems and network operations in 30+ Illinois Department of Human Services locations in the Springfield, IL area

• Responsible for ensuring a wide range of equipment was operational at all times including: pcs, laptops, servers, switches, routers, laser printers, etc

• Outstanding record of 100% of service calls met within 4 hour response time; Maintained a billable hour mark of 80-100% per month

Lead Technician ***, Jacksonville, IL 3/00 - 6/01

• Network design and installation, including installation of servers running Windows NT operating systems

• Provide PC/Laptop repair, support, upgrades, and design for many local businesses

• Administered several Windows based networks for clients, responsible for security, accessibility, and improving systems performance

Certifications:
Comptia A+
Comptia Network+
MCP
HP/Compaq APS

Comments

  • strauchrstrauchr Senior Member Member Posts: 528
    You've listed a great deal of your technical attributes but you should probably add in some of your other personal attributes such as your customer service skills, how what you do relates to the businesses you work for etc.

    Could probably trim some of the older stuff out of your resume such as Windows 3.1 etc. and maybe break down your skills into areas such as Microsoft Technologies - Windows NT/2000/XP/2003, Exchange, Active Directory then maybe Hardware - PC, laptops, laser printers, then Disaster Prevention/Recovery - Anti-virus, backup solutions and so on. Just makes it easier on the eyes for potential employers.

    Wondering if you can help me back a bit. I am looking at working in the U.S. (I'm from Australia) and would like to know what the job market is like for Networking Professionals. I think it might be hard to get a job in the U.S. at the moment but would interesting to know
  • drewm320drewm320 Member Member Posts: 68 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Could probably trim some of the older stuff out of your resume such as Windows 3.1 etc. and maybe break down your skills into areas such as Microsoft Technologies - Windows NT/2000/XP/2003, Exchange, Active Directory then maybe Hardware - PC, laptops, laser printers, then Disaster Prevention/Recovery - Anti-virus, backup solutions and so on. Just makes it easier on the eyes for potential employers.

    Definitely, and be sure to put the most important skills at the front of the list where they will be seen.

    I would rewrite the summary to make it sound more natural. Right now it sounds canned.

    Thoroughly review the experience section and make sure that the tense is correct on all your verbs. Things that you have done in the past should be written in past tense. Things that you do daily at your current job should be in the present tense.

    Overall the organization is good and I think the ordering of the sections works well for your skills. It looks like you have done a lot of entry level jobs and don't have a lot of hardcore technical skills (don't take that the wrong way, just an observation) so you should try to play up the customer service, teamwork and other soft skills like stauchr suggested.
  • leefdaddy7leefdaddy7 Junior Member Member Posts: 14 ■□□□□□□□□□
    thanks for the suggestions, anyone else have an opinion?
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