Information security career resume tips

Introduction – Make the most of your six seconds of fame

When your resume hits a hiring manager’s desk, they’ll spend an average of six seconds reading it. Six seconds. That’s a tiny window of time you have to communicate a lifetime’s worth of work history, skills, education and more. But though it sounds like an impossible task, you can absolutely sell a hiring manager on your candidacy by following a few information security career resume guidelines.

Making a good first impression on the hiring manager is your first step towards getting an interview. While that may sound self-evident, it’s often easier said than done. It’s hard to know what to put on your resume since every hiring manager has different expectations. A one-size-fits-all approach just isn’t going to cut it. However, there are certain details that cybersecurity hiring managers always want to see, and listening to their cues will help your resume get the right kind of attention.

At this point, some of you might be thinking, “but I already have a resume!” That’s awesome — you’re already ahead of the curve! But keep in mind that cybersecurity is a constantly evolving industry. If your resume hasn’t been updated in a year, it’s time to pop it open and freshen it up.

Take a look at these top tips for making an outstanding cybersecurity resume:

Keep your resume simple

Resume format is just as crucial as the actual content of your resume. Even if your headings and bullet points are written beautifully, they may not get read if they’re presented in a way that confuses the reader. The rule of thumb is to keep the format simple and easy to understand.

  • Use bolded section headings to let readers know exactly what to expect in that section (education, technical (Read more...)

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Infosec Resources authored by Christine McKenzie. Read the original post at: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/infosecResources/~3/g0tK_qBFb2E/