In the long run, winning the job that you’re applying for is all that matters. The beauty of your resume is not as important as winning the job in question. So a resume should be written with the job in mind.
While there may be standard rules for writing a resume in other industries, the rules are slightly different for cloud computing agencies. This is because, in the sphere of cloud computing, technology is constantly evolving. So your resume is relevant to the degree to which your skillset and experience match the industry’s current trends. And studies show that it takes only 6 to 7 seconds for hiring managers to review your resume and decide if you’re a good fit, which means that you have a limited amount of time to sell yourself to the hiring manager.
With that being the case, let’s discuss the practical ways to structure your resume to land your dream IT job.
Tailor Your Resume to Suite the Job You’re Applying For
To write a resume that will grab a hiring manager’s attention, you must put in the work to make sure that it speaks to the hiring manager. But more importantly, it should address the position that you’re applying for. Your resume shouldn’t be generic.
There are cases of cloud engineers sending in resumes that don’t address the particular position they’re applying for. And so, the hiring manager, who obviously has no time, is left wondering whether the resume is for the vacant position in his cloud computing agency. Another downside of sending in a generic resume is that it shows no passion or interest for the job you’re applying for. And the result is that the hiring manager sees you as an unideal candidate since there is no obvious zeal for the job.
So you want to make sure that your resume addresses the job vacancy.
Emphasize More On Qualifications That are Relevant to The Job
This is another reason why it’s crucial to write a resume with the job you’re applying for in mind instead of sending in a generic resume.
Your resume should be structured with experiences and qualifications that are the best fit for the job you’re applying for. So when the hiring manager looks through your resume and sees your areas of expertise and level of experience, he should immediately see how they’ll benefit his agency. Hiring managers are looking for cloud computing candidates with the skillset to boost their workforce and benefit their organization. They are out to see the skill set that will be of advantage to their firm. So candidates with qualifications that are more suited for the job will impress the hiring manager and gain more grounds for winning the job.
One way to showcase the relevance of your skillset and experience is to indicate what you achieved with each of them in your former job. So if you worked in a cloud optimization agency for 5 years, what were the improvements that resulted from your working there? If you used a particular software or program for a certain amount of time, what percentage increase in productivity resulted from that? Ensure to indicate how relevant your qualifications are to the job.
Be Honest with Your Qualifications and Experience
While it is wise not to sell yourself short, you should be honest with your skillset and job experience. You can polish your resume, but ensure that every qualification and experience in it are the best representation of what you can do.
This is important because qualification and areas of proficiency may be the subject of discourse during your interview. In a scenario where you’re not really proficient with the skills you indicated in your resume, you may falter in answering questions that are related to them in an interview.
For qualifications around a particular software, ask yourself, “Can I answer questions about this software during an interview? How proficient am I with it? Am I comfortable talking about it in detail?“
Answering these questions will save you the embarrassment of poor performance in an interview. The slightest indication of dishonesty will sell you short during an interview, so be sure to put in skillsets that you can discuss comfortably. Another way to go about it is to put in the software or areas of expertise and indicate if you have only a limited experience or knowledge in them.
With these practical structural approaches to writing a resume, you’re on your way to winning that IT job of your dreams!