So let’s assume that you, the reader, are probably a technology professional of some kind.

And let’s also assume that you may, in some form or another, be open to (just a little bit) hearing about what else may be out there in your field.  Maybe it’s money.  Maybe it’s opportunity.  Maybe it’s the mind-numbing commute.

Whether you’re a DevOps Lead Engineer, Selenium Automation Tester, Python Developer or Network & Security Operations Team Lead, keep reading…these 4 extremely simple tips apply to all of you:

  1. Get Specific

    #groovy #hadoop #chef
    It’s not the kind of rocket science that you usually do, but Technology Recruiters are using Boolean Logic to search extremely specific technologies and buzzwords in order to magically find candidates to recruit. (Stay with me on the whole specificity thing…)

  1. Detail Your Environments

    In addition to all the bullet points detailing all the great stuff that you did at every job you’ve ever had, please make it easy for us to find you by listing every single tech in your stack at every single job you’ve ever had.  A majority of tech professionals end each job segment with a section: “Environment: AWS, C#, Node.js, ElasticSearch, etc…” If you don’t list your specific technologies on your resume, you run the risk of being missed by a recruiter!  Be comprehensive by all means, but please be honest too 🙂

  1. Internet Resume v. Submission Resume

    The resume you post on Monster/DICE/Etc. definitely does NOT need to be the resume that hiring managers use to figure out if you’re the one or not.  Feel free to get pretty detailed with the resume you post on a search site.  Most technology professionals feature posted resumes of 6-7 pages, so take note all you young guys thinking you have to somehow fit it all on one page.  When you get contacted (assuming points 1 and 2, naturally) you can work with the recruiter to ensure that the best resume is utilized.

  1. Know What You Want.

    Back to the money/opportunity/commute thing…at least give it some thought.  This way, when a recruiter contacts you with an opportunity that they believe could be a fantastic fit for you (you know…help you, help me), both you and recruiter can figure out if you’re on the same wavelength in 47 seconds.

While these basic steps may pale in comparison to what you may have built in the cloud, they may help you land your next opportunity. Good Luck!