If you are looking to boost your job application in the tech sector, there are four ways to do it. We’ll show you the proven playbook that you can use to your advantage whether you want a job in software development, cybersecurity, or something related.
It’s important to know where to start and be able to put yourself at an advantage whenever you apply for a job. Standing out is better than just being invisible in a pool of many applicants. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the following:
Get a Computer Science Degree (if You Don’t Already Have One)
Having a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science will put you at an advantage. Sure, having the skill and competence can help. Hiring managers would prefer someone to have educational credentials.
Those with a computer science degree will have taken courses not only on the basic understanding of computer science, but also the field of their choosing. They’ll expect someone with a degree in computer science to know what they’re talking about and have hands-on experience during their time as a student of their program.
Spruce Up Your LinkedIn Profile
These days, LinkedIn will be your best friend when it comes to the application process. You will be able to put together your resume, build your network, and showcase your credentials.
There’s a good chance that a hiring manager will be looking at your profile. You’ll want to include as much pertinent information as you can. Plus, your profile can also stand out amongst the sea of other tech job applicants.
This will be helpful when you could be approached by a hiring manager that’s interested in hiring you. Yes, there are times where you can get approached via LinkedIn and get invited to apply for a tech job opening. It can happen from time to time.
If you don’t have a LinkedIn profile set up, make sure you do. From there, you can include your educational and career experience. It will also be a good opportunity to build your network.
Leverage Your Current Network
Staying on the topic of networking, you can leverage your currently existing network of people. You can land a job simply by knowing the right people. It’s true that not all available job openings will be publicly mentioned in a job ad (both online or offline).
If you know the right people, they can personally vouch for you and your skills for what the job looks for. While this may not guarantee you any job you apply for, having someone you know to go to bat for you is a plus.
Likewise, you might be able to do the same when someone else in your network is interested in working for the same company you do later on.
Yes, using your network goes both ways. You can have someone help you land a job or help someone get hired. Either way, it’s a win-win for you.
Add Your Accomplishments
As your career flourishes, your resume will build on. You can add your accomplishments to what you’ve done in your career. When it comes time to move on up the career ladder, you can utilize the list of accomplishments you’ve built up to your advantage.
The concept of the application process will remain the same whether you apply for an entry level or management level position.
The difference is the change in your resume. This includes the length of experience in one position and what you’ve achieved during that period of time as an employee of that company