One of the reasons that resume writing can be a daunting task is that it naturally results in a self-evaluation of your skill set and potential. Over the years, I’ve assisted a number of friends and colleagues in fine-tuning their resumes to highlight the skills, experience and overall strengths that make them an ideal candidate for their desired position. Having the bullets on your resume that show you possess the training and skills for the job can be the key to getting your “shot” (please excuse all this talk of bullets and shooting, I have been binge-watching The Walking Dead).
Recent graduates or career-changers often struggle to fill the empty space on their resume with material that sells them strongly enough to merit an interview. Conversely, for those with many long years of experience, it’s sometimes frustrating to cull a lengthy list of dated, no-longer relevant skills in order to be marketable in an ever-changing, technology-focused work environment (I programmed in COBOL for years and once had to explain what it was to a 20-something IT hiring manager – those of you “of a certain age” will understand!). So, what can a job seeker in just about any technology-focused career path do to be a strong candidate with current, sought-after skills?
Consider Linux training, the courses offered by NDG (Network Development Group) can put you on the fast track to differentiate yourself in the job market. Start for free with the introductory NDG Linux Unhatched module or jump right in and prepare for the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) Linux Essentials Professional Development Certificate with the NDG Linux Essentials course. You can even prepare yourself for LPIC-1 certification and CompTIA’s Linux+ powered by LPI with the NDG Introduction to Linux I and NDG Introduction to Linux II courses. Earn any (or all!) of these certifications and you will have some powerful bullets to add to your resume.