IT Contract CVs

It is incredibly important to write a ‘high impact’ Contract CV. If you fail to do this you will waste a lot of time and receive few (if any) responses!

If you’re a highly skilled expat Contractor and you’re interested in maximising your contract income and working towards a visa extension or visa transfer Commonwealth Contractors can help!

To discuss your situation with an experienced advisor call Commonwealth Contractors now on 0800 294 4388 or Submit your Details and we will get right back to you!

Writing a High Impact CV

To secure a Contract you need to make your skills stand out from your rivals. To do this you need to write a CV which stands you out from the crowd. To do this you should:

  • Write a 2-3 page high impact CV. Make sure you include:
    • Basic Contact Details (Name, Email Address, Telephone Number)
    • A job title which matches the one detailed on the Contract advertisement
    • A Profile section which includes 10 key bullet points
    • A Technical Skills section which highlights in bold the key skills required for the Contract
    • An Achievements section which contains another 10 key bullet points
  • Rewrite & target your CV to the specific Contract being offered to improve impact
  • Write a Contract specific email when submitting your CV – Make sure your CV does not look like a spam email
  • Write different CVs for different Contracts in order to expand your appeal (e.g. you may paint the picture on one CV that you are a great ‘Java Developer’ and on another you may focus on being a ‘Project Manager’

When an Agent first opens your CV he or she will make an initial decision on whether they want to read more in 10 – 20 seconds. If they do not see all of the information they require on the first half page they will discard the CV and move on to the next one.

Example IT Contractor CV

JOE BLOGGS
EMAIL: JOE.BLOGGS@EXAMPLECONSULTANT.COM
TEL: 0044 (0) 7845 451 125

PROFILE:


  • A highly experienced SENIOR SOFTWARE DEVELOPER with over 10 years of experience in building applications for major clients including Atos Origin, Capgemini, British Petroleum, Airbus, Credit Suisse, Royal Bank of Scotland etc
  • Extensive work experience in developing and maintaining windows and Web applications using ASP.Net, C#.NET, VB.Net, Web Services, IIS, AJAX, WCF, WPF, SQL SERVER and Oracle
  • Experience in Product development & Service related projects. Developed .Net applications using .Net 1.1 & 2.0,3.5
  • Have experience in Public Sector and Energies & Utilities domains + exposure on MOSS2007

ACHIEVEMENTS:


  • Successfully re-engineered existing risk analysis application cutting down the run time from 30 minutes to 10 seconds. This enabled fund managers to real time risk analysis figures resulting in the company being more competitive in the market place, increasing revenues by 50%.
  • Trained and mentored junior developers in OO techniques resulting in significant productivity rate increases and less time to market. Increase in speed of development enabled IT to become more responsive to clients demands for change and enhancements.

TECHNICAL SKILLS


OPERATING SYSTEMS

Unix (Solaris), Windows (2000 / NT / XP / 7)

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGIES

C#.NET, ASP.NET, VB.NET, WCF, WPF, .NET Framework 1.2/2.0/3.5, ADO.NET

PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES

Java, C, C#, C++, Perl, XML, HTML, Java Script, CSS

TOOLS

MS Visio, MS Office, TOAD, Remedy Tracker, ORMT

DATABASES

Oracle, SQL Server, Sybase, DB2

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


ATOS ORIGIN – JANUARY 2011 – MAY 2011 (5 MONTHS, 1 RENEWAL)
SENIOR SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

  • Managed team of 5 developers for the design and development of retail banking functionality
  • Responsible end to end, for implementation of requirements: From marketing requirements, through design and development, into UAT, and release
  • An 8 tiered architecture, built using Object Orientation. A web front end with a number of distinct tiers written in .NET linking to a back end mainframe
  • Involved in requirement gathering and analysis, provided initial estimations for the work. Prepared Level1(pre DCT) and Level2(post DCT) documents
  • Designed and Developed new Applications, enhanced existing functionality. Responsible for Presentation, Business and Database layer changes
  • Created and modified stored procedures, triggers and other database elements with respect to the requirement.

CAPGEMINI – MARCH 2010 – DECEMBER 2010 (9 MONTHS, 2 RENEWALS)
SENIOR SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

  • Managed team of 5 developers for the design and development of retail banking functionality
  • Responsible end to end, for implementation of requirements: From marketing requirements, through design and development, into UAT, and release
  • An 8 tiered architecture, built using Object Orientation. A web front end with a number of distinct tiers written in .NET linking to a back end mainframe
  • Involved in requirement gathering and analysis, provided initial estimations for the work. Prepared Level1(pre DCT) and Level2(post DCT) documents
  • Designed and Developed new Applications, enhanced existing functionality. Responsible for Presentation, Business and Database layer changes
  • Created and modified stored procedures, triggers and other database elements with respect to the requirement.

BRITISH PETROLEUM – JANUARY 2009 – FEBRUARY 2010 (13 MONTHS, 1 RENEWAL)
SENIOR SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

  • Managed team of 5 developers for the design and development of retail banking functionality
  • Responsible end to end, for implementation of requirements: From marketing requirements, through design and development, into UAT, and release
  • An 8 tiered architecture, built using Object Orientation. A web front end with a number of distinct tiers written in .NET linking to a back end mainframe
  • Involved in requirement gathering and analysis, provided initial estimations for the work. Prepared Level1(pre DCT) and Level2(post DCT) documents
  • Designed and Developed new Applications, enhanced existing functionality. Responsible for Presentation, Business and Database layer changes
  • Created and modified stored procedures, triggers and other database elements with respect to the requirement.
  • Involved in requirement gathering and analysis, provided initial estimations for the work. Prepared Level1(pre DCT) and Level2(post DCT) documents
  • Designed and Developed new Applications, enhanced existing functionality. Responsible for Presentation, Business and Database layer changes
  • Created and modified stored procedures, triggers and other database elements with respect to the requirement.
  • Designed and Developed new Applications, enhanced existing functionality. Responsible for Presentation, Business and Database layer changes
  • Created and modified stored procedures, triggers and other database elements with respect to the requirement.

QUALIFICATIONS & PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS


QUALIFICATION

UNIVERSITY

SPECIALISATION

Masters of Business Administration – 1999 University of Nottingham Computer Science
Bachelor of Engineering – 1995 University of Nottingham Computer Science

 

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION

DATE CERTIFIED

Oracle Certified Programmer for the Java Platform SE 6 (95)% September 2010
Sun Certified Web Component Developer for Java EE 1.4 (92%) January 2008
IBM Certified DB2 Application Developer (72%) August 2007
IBM Certified DB2 Associate (88%) August 2007
Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 Platform 1.4 (90)% August 2005

REFERENCES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

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