In this age of ever-increasing dependence on computers and technology and all that comes with the advancements of both, choosing a career as a network engineer can prove to be a beneficial and profitable decision. But, this field presents a double-edged sword of sorts, as applying for and receiving a position can be difficult and competitive on top of the already demanding requirements of being skilled enough to perform at a high level as a network manager.
Luckily, this means that as a result, you will not need to run through tiny details in your mind, trying to discover some filler information to beef up your resume. The person(s) in charge of reading applications and resumes will want plenty of information in a neat, concise format. To quote a popular magazine, the resume of a person hoping to become a network engineer needs to be “all killer, no filler”. Do not bore your potential hirer with anecdotes and off-topic hobbies that you might think makes your application more interesting. There are other times and places (and job openings) for these irrelevant topics, but this type of resume is not one of them.
To properly write a network engineer resume, one that will be most effective when the time comes for your prospective employer to fill the position at hand, you need to combine certain bits of information. First, you obviously need to the specifics (contact and education information), but you also need to ensure that you stand out to whoever is in charge of reading your resume. Some helpful guidance on writing such a resume can be found below.
- Resume Template
- Contact Information
- Full Name
- Campus and Permanent Addresses
- Telephone Number(s)
- E-Mail Address
You need to list any amount of education that you have received in the past. Begin with your most recent degree and continue down the line, using the format that is provided below:
Name of Institution, City, and State
Degree, Major, and Year Awarded
Grade Point Average of Degree
Highlight areas of education that you most excelled at. If you were a great student in high school, tout your academic ability as well as your academic sustenance within your resume. If you were a late bloomer who became serious about academics once college rolled around, mention high school, but deflect attention away from, and minimize importance of, it.
You will also need to possess a fair amount of experience to separate yourself from the rest of the pack when applying for a network engineer job. Any frequent work with computers (be it a job or an extracurricular activity) is a relevant discussion topic. In fact, here is a list of topics that you should discuss, provided that you have had a history with them:
- Computer or technical certification classes or programs.
- Computer or technological hardware.
- Operating systems (such as Windows XP or Vista).
- Small-time computer networks.
- Computer programming or language learning.
- Website development or application.
- The application of databases.