Hi - I get this question a lot.
The best article I found is written by Peter Grace who is an IT admin at stackexchange, the parent company of stackoverflow which is one of the top 100 traffic websites in the world. * number 56 to be exact, number 14 in India.* So if he has something to say - better listen to the man.
It is a 2 part article http://blog.serverfault.com/2011/11/09/pete-get-a-job-in-it/
The most important part is HERE http://blog.serverfault.com/2012/11/20/so-you-want-to-get-a-job-in-information-technology-part-2/
His point is to describe the projects you have worked on and be SPECIFIC as much as you can in the technologies you have used and how you implemented them to save TIME and or MONEY Read it and you will see what I mean.
take care World Class! Jeremy Hajek