I am currently a freshman in college and was wondering if there any other certifications that would help me as I am on the plan to become a Cyber Security Engineer. If not is there anything that I could do to help prepare and juice up my resume. Thanks!
Junaid Mahmud wrote:If not is there anything that I could do to help prepare and juice up my resume.
While the presenence of resume is important in order to be invited to interview, but there are certain things you need to pay attention on. Don't cram dry information onto resume like:
Known technologies: a, b, c, d, ... x, y, z Certified by: 1, 2, 3
But rather pick a project to discuss (briefly) and how you applied your known technologies. You probably noticed I have mentioned a "project", which might raised you a thought, huh?!? What project?
During your studies time, pick any personal project AND work on it during your freetime. That would give you a good chance to improve your resume and possibly raise the interest of potential empoyer.
On the more important side, it would give you some actual practice, which you could use as a discussion topic during the interview, so you wouldn't have to concentrate on answering question yes/no - you'd have some material to give away from your side. Remember, not resume will talk for you, but you'll have to. Resume is just to get a call or receive and email invitation to an interview.
Since these are your first steps, you may find difficult to find useful information to put onto your cv. So I'd suggest you to allocate more more space for duscussing the studies material: chosen modules, learned techniques, grades from the courseworks (if these are good - well, these should be, otherwise you woudn't care much and wouldn't be here, would you...).
Spend a lot on the forum/-s like this, where you'd see a lot material flying around which is being often asked during interviews, or in general seen in real world. Spending time on specialized forums also indicates that person is looking for a broader view in particular field and might it is even a hoby - so people like that usually know more than people only going to teaching institutions.
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