Technology Job Search: Your CV guide!
When it’s time to start your technology job search, you probably know what to do! It’s time to dig out your CV and refresh it to its full potential. By now, we understand you will probably have a preferred method when it comes to your CV. It is all about YOUR experience ultimately.
In the world of technology recruitment, we know how challenging it is to stand out from the crowd. So, we wanted to present a simple guide to get you in the right frame of mind while you hunt for the perfect role. From identifying key points in a job specification to simple edits to your CV, we are here to help!
Starting your technology job search
There are many reasons you might be looking for a new technology job. That’s why it’s important to have a list of absolute requirements that the new role should meet. Don’t just think about how you match the role, but ensure the job matches your requirements too. Here are some things to consider…
- Salary: Research the current market, in line with your experience – does the role offer the salary you deserve?
- Location: Is the commute doable for you? Furthermore, does the role offer hybrid/remote working if you need it? Would relocation be something you would consider?
- Role responsibilities: You want to make sure you can fulfil the responsibilities. However, don’t be afraid to go for roles that also offer new challenges – this is what career growth is all about.
- The company: When like the sound of a job, there is still room for research. Employee reviews will help you gather an understanding of culture and the team. Exploring the social media channels will also give you food for thought!
Tailor your technology CV
When you review the job specification, you can easily identify what this the employer is asking for. Read between the lines and discover their priorities. For instance, are they highlighting the need for a specific skill? If so, you should include your skills and experience right after your profile summary. When it comes to technology roles, here are some key things to include.
- A summary: Start with an introduction about you. This is a great chance to get noticed straight away. Pick out three or four points from the job spec, and address them in your summary. It will immediately demonstrate your confidence and ability to do the job.
- A technical overview: In this line of work, you have to shout about your technical skills and achievements. Highlight your experience within the technology sector. What tools and systems have you used and excelled with? If the role is calling for something specific, put plenty of focus on this.
- Emphasise your latest roles: What did you learn and achieve in your current role that will make you perfect for the new one? Begin with your most recent position – include dates and months of employment for each.
- Stats and figures are your friend: If you are explaining a career success or an area you helped a company improve, use stats to back it up.
- Your hobbies: It’s great to have hobbies, but do employers always need to see them? Perhaps you can include times you used your skills in technology to help others or in a volunteer capacity?
- Never forget to proofread: Written communication is fundamental in many roles. So, would easily fixed errors show a lack of attention to detail? Always read your CV with fresh eyes or read it aloud to make sure it reads well. If you know there are certain words you might trip on, be sure to keep your eye out for those!
How can Madison Bridge help your technology job search?
If you’re about to begin the search for your next technology job, let us help. You can head to our registration page, where you can connect with one of our recruitment consultants. We look forward to helping you!