In part one of our resume series, we approached creating a cybersecurity resume from an advisory stance. Generally neutral advice and guidelines for you to adhere to. The goal being if you followed it, you would be delivered with a “mostly ready” resume that required finer relativity tweaking on your part to the postings you’re interested in. We also provided a resume template for you to start with if you were unsure.
In part two, we’re going to get a little more specific with our advice and provide you with a form of feedback—asynchronous feedback in the form of a “self-assessment” checklist.
Consider this checklist a conversation with one of us instructors packaged for you to follow where you can heed all of our advice at your leisure and to your own discretion. The checklist contains recommendations to remedy and/or prevent all the common pitfall errors we see students and newcomers to cybersecurity make. It’s also the same advice we take our students through in our Cyber Defense Analyst Bootcamp minus the mentored 1 on 1s, mind you—and it results in interviews.
What’s more—if you’d like some additional advice on it, we’ve just created a #resume-advice channel in our Discord with this article.
Feel free to follow the instructions in the checklist and drop your resume in there (redacted of all your personal info, of course). We’ll then review and provide some public feedback to you when we get a moment. You might even get some general feedback from other alumni and professionals in the channel as well.
Check out the tool below! And looking forward to seeing you land some interviews!