The standard form of IT professional resumes has become fairly routine and boring. So, the next time you update your resume, try adding some flavor to it and make it interesting. This also helps confirm how much effort the interviewer puts into reading the details.
Examples for the “employment history” section:
“Led a top-secret research and development team in the effort to design and develop the first gas-plasma hydroelectric neutron flux inverter, which was used to defeat the forces of the western tampax empire during the intergalactic wars in the late fifty-third millenium.”
And if you want to keep them on their toes, follow it up with:
“Successfully changed the paper coffee filter in a model 10145-G Mr. Coffee brewing machine on a Monday morning.”
If they find humor in it, you probably have a winner. If they don’t, move on to the next opportunity.