Your resume is often the first thing recruiters and hiring managers see when screening cybersecurity job applicants. That's why it's so important that your resume emphasizes your security experience, even if security wasn't in your job title. In this video, discover how to reengineer your resume for security jobs, why it's important to tailor your resume for certain jobs, and even which security keywords to use to get found by recruiters more often.
- Your resume is one of the first things…recruiters and hiring managers see…when considering you for a job.…That's why it's so important…that it makes a good first impression.…Pretend you're a hiring manager,…you've got a cyber security job opening,…and you're accepting resumes.…Would you rather read resumes that are long, dry listings,…or eye-catching, informative resumes?…If you haven't updated your resume in a while,…now's the time to do it.…Start by looking at the experience descriptions…in your current resume.…
Figure out how you can update them…to emphasize any security experience…you may have gained on those jobs.…If you think about it,…you'll realize that many jobs include security experience.…For instance, a convenience store cashier…needs to learn and apply lots of physical security controls.…A receptionist needs to spot suspicious behavior,…maintain the security of the building lobby, and so on.…Rewrite your experience descriptions to focus on security.…
Next, if you already have a job in mind to apply for,…
- Identifying your potential
- Targeting a career or specialization
- Researching jobs
- Locating training
- Shadowing cybersecurity experts
- Earning certifications
- Studying IT basics
- Revising your resume
- Applying for jobs
- Acing the interview
- Creating a professional brand
Skill Level Intermediate
Insights from a Cybersecurity Professionalwith Mike Chapple32m 15s Intermediate
IT Security Foundations: Core Conceptswith Lisa Bock1h 13m Beginner
IT Security: Key Policies and Resourceswith Gregory Michaelidis23m 44s Intermediate
1. Getting Started
2. Transitioning from an IT Career
3. Transitioning from a Non-IT Career
Studying IT basics3m 46s
4. Resume and Interview Strategies
5. Increasing Your Chances of Success
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