Five Resume Writing Tips for Cloud Professionals

Rishi SaranJuly 27, 2022

Cloud computing is one of the most significant technology transformations since the introduction of the Internet in the early 1990s. Growth in cloud-computing traffic, mobile data traffic, and the continuous development and adoption of AI, IoT, and related technologies also contribute to the rapidly increasing data volume and complexity. After all, data gets created every swipe, click, stream, search, or share. So it is not surprising that there are more cloud engineer jobs than ever.

If you are a cloud professional seeking employment in an increasingly competitive industry, you will want to stand out in a prospective data and analytics firm. Here are five resume writing tips to keep in mind:

  1. Effectively summarize your cloud skills

    Emphasize your accomplishments in cloud-related projects and provide a comprehensive overview of the roles you fulfilled. Prospective employers want to know your daily job responsibilities and how these impacted your company or department’s overall development.

    Below is a good example:

    ‘Highly experienced Cloud Architect with extensive expertise in performing Cloud Readiness Assessments, generating cloud service maps, and overseeing security concerns as part of the wider Cloud Adoption Framework. Strong organizational skills, ability to manage large teams from start to finish, from requirements through design, implementation, and deployment.’

    You can also include your professional aspirations to indicate what platforms and services you are looking to build your skills and expertise on.

  2. Emphasize your technical skills

    Highlight your technical skills in cloud computing and data analytics to demonstrate that you are a suitable candidate with the necessary skills for a cloud professional position.

    Do you have a solid grasp of the Cloud Service Provider (CSP) market? Highlight the cloud platform(s) you are familiar with, such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, or GCP—the three major public cloud computing platforms. Then, list other cloud platforms you know how to use, such as IBM, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, or Alibaba Cloud.

    Many cloud-based development projects demand experience with industry-standard programming languages and the ability to write code to create, deploy, and administer apps. Mention your experience with popular programming languages for cloud-based software, such as Java, JavaScript, and Python. If you have a strong command of SQL and data structure principles for developing database-driven apps, highlight it.

    Also, be sure to list any experience you may have in:

    • Working with various cloud-native services
    • Data pipeline design, configuration, implementation, testing, and monitoring
    • Database modeling in distributed cloud computing environments
    • DevOps and Containerization
    • Scripting and programming languages
    • Migrating non-cloud native apps into cloud-native architectures and cloud environments
    • Processing, managing, and extracting value from big datasets
  3. Be honest

    When describing abilities on your cloud data architect resume, be truthful about your level of expertise. For example, indicate if you are a beginner or if you have mastery of a specific skill.

    Understand that cloud skills are still nascent and growing as companies adopt the cloud. Your hiring manager will not expect you to have many years of experience on a particular cloud platform or service. What’s more important is – your ability to demonstrate knowledge and expertise in the skills you claim to have. It would be best if you also showcased the flexibility and confidence to apply your learnings to understand new cloud platforms and services faster.

  4. Make education a focal point

    Your education is as important as your work experience in the data analytics industry. To work as a cloud engineer, you generally need a bachelor’s-level degree. A computer science degree might also improve your employment prospects, with its wide breadth and emphasis on theory.

    In addition to your educational qualifications, be sure to list all your training, self-learning, and certifications related to cloud services, infrastructure, or applications. If you have participated in hackathons or innovation challenges hosted by your current organizations or external bodies, list them in your profile – those will make interesting conversations during your interview.

  5. Don’t make it longer than it needs to be

    Your resume needs to impress an employer within 15 seconds. Most recruiters only go through resumes halfway down the page before deciding whether they want to keep reading or not, so you must demonstrate your competence right away. Highlight your:

    • Expertise in building well-architected cloud solutions
    • Technical skills in cloud services, infrastructure and administration
    • Experience in developing cloud systems
    • Skills to support cloud operations

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