How to make computer hardware & networking engineer resume?

If you’ve got the skillset to work in the computer sciences – either as a computer hardware or networking engineer then you’re in a position to make serious cash. After all, the need for people with the ability to work with computers is only growing more every day. Of course, the only way you’re going to be earning money like that is if you can actually land a job.
And for that you have to write a cracking resume. So how do you do that? How can you write something truly outstanding? That’s what we’re going to cover today. Let’s get right to it, shall we?

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Naturally, where you want to start is with your computer qualifications. You’ll want to list to those out in a way that people can clearly understand all the amazing skills you’ve got. You might also want to put short explainers behind them, however, as often the audience who’ll be hiring you might not know what all of these phrases mean.And let’s be honest about it, though they might Google them, they won’t. After all, they’ve got enough stuff to look at today, what with all your competitors.

Computer qualifications resume

What’s more, if you can shortly and crisply explain what these skills mean, then you’re not just showing off your computer skills, you’re also showing off how well you can explain the complicated concepts associated with computer sciences to people who don’t dwell in that world. That’s something a lot of companies are interested in. After all, the last thing they want is an even deeper chasm between the techies and those that call up customer services to find out where any key is.

You’re dealing with the HR manager, not an IT department

In fact, it’s absolutely vital that you take the time and the effort to actually connect with ‘normal’ people. After all, when you work for a company it’s not just about what systems you know, but also about what soft skills you have[1]. In this way, the company knows if you’ll be able to work with other departments, as well as whether you can ever work in a leadership role – for IT expertise alone will never allow you to do that.

What’s more, people with poor soft skills will are just really hard to work with. And so, not demonstrating that you’ve got them in your cover letter and your resume will be a serious strike against you.

From most important to least

A big mistake a lot of people make is to write their work experience chronologically or in reverse chronology. Don’t do that. Instead, divide it up into two separate chunks. The first chunk will be where you showcase the relevant work experience from most to least relevant. The second section will contain all the other work experience you have.

This is vital, as most HR managers don’t have the time or the inclination to wade through the irrelevant information. Instead, if they do not immediately find what they’re looking for[2], then they’ll simply move on to the next person.

Also, note that what is the most important to one company might not be the most important to another. For that reason, you have to adjust your resume based on what company you’re applying to.

The cover letter

This is where you showcase your personality, your ambition and how you’ll feel that you can fit into the structure of the company you’re applying to. In some ways, if your resume covers the most important bases, your cover letter is actually more important than your resume. This is because your resume shows what you’ve done, while your cover letter shows who you are.

For that reason, make sure that you take the time to write a letter that is both accessible and friendly. What do I mean with that? Don’t try to impress people by using big words and a lot of jargon. That won’t impress anybody. Instead, there’s a good chance it will turn people off[3]. Instead, wow people with your personality and your ideas. In the long run, that will get you a lot further.

Last words

Computer IT resumes are about two things. They’re about demonstrating that you’ve got the knowledge to do the job and about showing that the stereotype of computer workers doesn’t apply to you. If you can do these things, then you’ll have a good shot at getting whatever job that you’re interested in.

So keep that in the back of your mind as you get ready to write up the next resume and cover letter and you’ll have a very good chance indeed of landing that dream job.

 

Useful Links:
[1] 5 Soft Skills Every Programmer Needs (And You Might Already Have!) http://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/technology/blog/5-soft-skills-programmers-need/
[2] How to Make Your Resume Last Longer Than 6 Seconds  http://business.time.com/2012/04/13/how-to-make-your-resume-last-longer-than-6-seconds/
[3] How to look smart https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-look-smarter-1421189631

Author: Veronica Wright

Hi, I'm Veronica from Resumes Centre. I'm here to share all my struggles and experience about daily routine and give you as much career tips as possible.