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As an independent ERP consultant, you must know how to sell yourself. Organizing your resume in such a way that promotes your skills is one of the best ways to catch a recruiter's eye. Skills should be outlined to show that ERP consultants deliver:
If you are applying for Siebel business analyst jobs, you need hands on experience in general business analysis and domain specific experience. Business analysis skills transfer from one industry to the next. Domain specific skills may or may not be transferable, depending on which industry you are transferring to. Telephone communications skills would not transfer to the financial domain, but accounting skills may be transferable to some financial domains.
These two types of skills should be outlined in your resume. All general business analysis skills should be placed in one section and domain specific skills in another section. If you have experience in more than one domain, give each domain its own section in your resume, so that the particular skills needed for the project are not overlooked by the recruiter. If you have worked with competing software, these domain specific skills may be transferable to the same domain in Siebel.
PeopleSoft technical jobs requires a number of skills, depending on the project. An independent PeopleSoft technician should have at least some of these basic skills:
When drafting a resume for a specific PeopleSoft technical job, outline your skills in the order of importance for the recruiter or prospective employer, so that the required skills are easy to find on the resume. If you have a security clearance, be sure that information is near the top of the resume.
There are many basic qualifications an independent consultant looking for PeopleSoft functional jobs should have. The more basic qualifications you have, the better chance you have of getting hired. Some of these basic qualifications include:
Because the Oracle DBA job market is very competitive, you must market yourself in the best way possible for a recruiter to do more than just glance through your resume. One of the big things that gets your resume put into the “save” pile during the first go-through is that you have security clearance. Even if you do not have security clearance, having skills such as Oracle financials, SAP, PeopleSoft, 9i RAC, 9iAS and Unix carries a lot of weight with many recruiters. Development skills such as Java, J2EE and Windows also help an independent contractor secure an Oracle DBA job.
Make sure you have the skills for the job for which you are applying. If, for example, the company or recruiter is looking for someone with data modeling, and that is not on your resume (even if you do have that experience), your resume may be passed over.
If you have a degree, make sure its on your resume, especially if that degree is background for the job you are applying for. A finance degree will go a long way in securing an Oracle DBA finance job.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|