The role of a security analyst ranges from entry-level positions within a security operations center to senior, specialized roles within incident response teams. The first step in the process of getting a new or a more senior security analyst role is creating a resume.
The resume is the most important part of the application and must be perfect to maximize the chances of getting invited for an interview. Fortunately, keeping some important focus areas in mind, that is not too difficult.
A key part of the process of writing a professional document is to imagine the intended audience. Who will be reading the document and why?
In the case of a resume, this will usually be either an HR person or a manager who has read through many, many resumes, often in too little time. This means the person reading the resume will have limited time to read the resume and the applicant will therefore only have a limited time to capture the attention.
These days, a resume should be between one and two pages, depending on the amount of experience of the applicant. Three or more pages should be avoided, especially for a security analyst role.
When it comes to listing previous work experience, the closer a previous or current role is to the desired security analyst role, the more detailed the description can be.
A technical resume needs to highlight relevant skills. This will allow a manager or recruiter to instantly see where connections can be made between the skills of the applicant and the requirements for the role. Avoid the use of specific version numbers and editions, however. Also refrain from listing irrelevant skills in this highlighted list. An employer looking to fill a security analyst position is not (Read more...)
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Infosec Resources authored by Frank Siemons. Read the original post at: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/infosecResources/~3/wjkNY_feKJs/