Is there anything more stressful in the life of a young or seasoned professional alike than looking for a new job.

Whether it is your very first job and you are understandably afraid to dip your toe into the adult life, or you have been safely tucked in in the very well known ways of doing your job and the prospect of trying something new scares you, we are here for you!

We at Cleverism.com have created an easy-to-use resume builder that will help you present your skills in the best possible way which will showcase your best traits and mask your flaws.

Our resume builder in combination with this extensive guide will give you the right edge to increase your chances of getting your dream job.

It will answer the majority of the most common questions of people have regardless of their work experience, education, and skills.

Are some questions in your mind right now as you are reading this? Do not worry, you are not alone.

Let’s see what the questions are:

  • What information should I include in my resume?
  • How do I tackle the skills section?
  • How do I deal with the experience section when I do not have any?
  • How long is too long, and what is short beyond acceptance?
  • What mistakes was I making in creating my resume before?
  • How can I stand out?

Do you have any other questions and doubts?

Stay with us and we will surely help you find the solution to your problem.

This guide will help you

  • pick the right information
  • create your resume in such a way that it is in the top 10% of all the resumes
  • create your resume in a way that it stands out and separates itself from the piles of others
  • always have a ready resume whenever you decide to send out resumes again
  • navigate through your information, highlight the right ones and hide, or completely avoid those that may harm you

The need for professionals of your profile is highly sought for, so, you want to find the way to stand out before actually giving your recruiters a chance to see you at work where you can really shine. Catching their attention among hundreds of other applicants is the tricky part.

Luckily, this is why we are here to help you.

Before we go into the in-depth analysis of the resume sections, we will show you two great DevOps Engineer resumes, one of a person with experience and the other that belongs to a person with no work experience.

Go ahead and pick one of many layouts in our resume builder, or at least make notes of the things you notice, and later create your resume in a matter of minutes and get started with actual job-hunting!

Let’s start!

DevOps Engineer Resume Example

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DevOps Engineer Resume Sample

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Have you studied the examples? Do you discern the rules for writing a great resume?

Start right away, pick out one of the layouts form our resume builder and get to work.

Follow our guidelines from the in-depth section analysis.

PERSONAL INFO IS YOUR BIZZ CARD

The personal information section should include all the information necessary for the recruiters to reach you.

It is with this section with which you are making the first impression on the recruiters and this why there should be no mistakes.

The information you are always required to give is:

  • Your full name. Do not write your middle name or your nicknames. Reserve this for lunch-break chit-chat because it appears unprofessional and childish in your resume.
  • Valid phone number and e-mail address. Provide a number and e-mail you actually use and you are more likely to see a missed call or answer the e-mail than if you give the email that serves you “only for work” and which you do not actually check frequently. Pay attention that your e-mail address is easily associated with your name, and do not use usernames that are too general or unrelated.
  • Your current address.
  • Your LinkedIn account information. Every respectable job applicant today has a LinkedIn account, so why shouldn’t you?
  • Your profession. After your name state your profession, or the post you are applying for. Usually, companies have more than one job openings so clearly stating which post you want helps them categorize you more efficiently.
  • Your photo. Use a headshot. Make sure that you are well-dressed in a professional manner (clean-shaven, or with neat facial hair if you are a man, and with a decent hairdo if you are a woman comes into this category). Do not use outdoor or party photos, and do not crop yourself out from a photo with other people. Make an effort and visit a studio to get your photo taken, or simply ask somebody to take an adequate photo with your phone. Bear in mind though, that not all countries have the same policy on including photos so you should check that before you include it in your resume.
  • Other information. Driver’s license or the like may find a place on your resume especially if the job description requires you to travel for work.

With our resume builder, you will easily choose which information to include. Go ahead and pick the layout you like!

SUMMARY THAT WORKS WELL IN 2019

For a DevOps engineer, it does not come naturally to talk about them; this is why the Summary section could be a little bit tricky. However, with our resume guide, things will hopefully become a little easier.

There are a couple of guidelines for you.

The summary should be only a few sentences long- 2-3 sentences are just enough and you can go up to 5 if you carefully distribute the information.

Do not write unnecessary information about yourself, but, also, do not be too stingy with words and make the mistake of being too generic.

In that case, your summary will be almost if not completely the same as hundreds of others.

How will you stand out then?

Summary for Experienced

An experienced DevOps engineer is looking for a new job.

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Summary for Not-Experienced

A fresh-out-of-college person is looking for a first-time job.

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Summary for Experienced

A DevOps enginner with over 5 years of working experience is looking for new job to share my knowledge and expertise and simultaneously learn and develop more. I have a license in TA which helps in resolving workplace issues and conflicts. With over 500 successful projects and 3 years working as a project supervisor, I will gladly educate younger colleagues and also learn from the more experiences ones.

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Summary for Not-Experienced

A fresh-out-of-college, inspired, and motivated young professional is looking for a first-time job that will enable me to put my theoretical knowledge into real-life use. With 97 GPA I am looking for a workplace environment where I can use and share my knowledge of the latest technologies and practices.

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Do you see the difference? Which summary would you notice sooner?

Why is the summary important?

If you choose the right information to put in it, the recruiters will get a better sense of who you are as a person, and will more easily decide if you fit their needs.

Picking the right information is not difficult as the information about what they want is usually in the job description, just pick 2-3 points from it and highlight them in your summary.

If you have the experience, point out some specific achievements there, and if you do not, highlight your educational achievements.

ABCS OF EXPERIENCE SECTION

If you have job-related experience, this section should not be a problem at all.

Just list all your experience points starting from the most recent one and go back to the earliest related one.

When we say related, we mean that your recruiters only need information about experience in the field (or something that can be useful to you doing the job you are applying for).

The recruiters do not care about your summer between high school and college when you worked in McDonald’s.

To make things even more memorable, list 2-3 things you have learned while you were on that post, or some of your significant achievements.

This will give the recruiters the idea of how much you know and will spark more interest in you.

If you, however, do not have any experience, you can remove this section altogether and focus on the education section where you can make yourself shine, or you can include information about one experience point.

Do this if it at least remotely connected to the field, or if it helped you develop some of the soft skills.

If you were a part of an internship program during your studies you should write it here.

When listing your experience, state the date, the position you had, the company’s name and then a few achievements.

Start filling in your experience section with our user-friendly resume builder!

HOW TO WRITE THE EDUCATION SECTION THAT STANDS OUT

The Education section is maybe the easiest section to write, you should only know what types of information to include.

The general rule is to include only education acquired after high school and in reverse-chronological order.

State the institution and the degree you have earned. Instead of just listing education points, add two or three achievements or something that you have learned during studies and which can help you in performing the job you are applying for.

If you are an experienced prospective employee, you do not have to overdo on that information, however, if you do not have any experience outside college or if your experience is scarce- make your education section showcase your value.

Highlight all that was good in your education- point out exceptional GPA, awards or scholarships.

Besides formal education information, you should include any certificates, licenses, and diplomas that might help you do your job better than others.

Your will for continuous education and a variety of interests will show the recruiters that you are ready to develop yourself further, which might prompt them to choose you over someone with a little more experience but a lack of ambition and drive. Avoid completely unrelated points, though.

With our resume builder, you will be able to quickly and easily add or remove sections to perfectly fit your needs. Have you chosen the layout yet?

GUIDE ON WRITING THE MOST AMAZING SKILLS SECTION

Seemingly, writing about your skills does not pose any threats to your resume; however, you can make more than one mistake that can harm your resume’s quality.

First of all, you do not need to include all the skills you possess. If you are a DevOps engineer who is great at playing pool, or you play mean charades that is great, and you can mention that in a casual conversation with your colleagues once you get the job.

You may become a part of the workplace pool tournament, but it will not help you get the job. Including this information may seem interesting to the recruiters but will only crowd the important, job-related skills.

We divide the skills into two main categories: hard skills and soft skills.

Hard skills are those that help you do your job in a strictly professional manner- i.e. mastery of certain tools, programs, software and so on.

Soft skills can be a part of your personality i.e. ability to work in teams, assertiveness or time-management, or unrelated knowledge that can be of help in a professional environment i.e. speaking another language or familiarity with workplace psychology.

When writing your skills section, pay attention to group the skills according to this division. Do not just randomly throw them down as they come to your mind.

Another thing that often confuses the recruiters, or is not informative enough is what happens when you just name the skills without appointing them with the level of expertise.

If your knowledge of the Spanish language is a beginner you are not the most suitable to work for a company that deals with other Hispanic companies, for example.

To make it clear for the recruiters that you will be good for the job, grade the skills.

With our resume builder, you can easily do that, just pick the layout you like and the grading system you prefer.

You can choose from star-based grades, regular grades, scales, description (beginner, advanced…) and others.

Let us see how this looks like in practice.

Skills - Grade

  • Communication
  • Team Management
  • Cloud (Azure, GoogleCloud, Openstack)
  • Source Control (Bitbucket, Git, VSTS)

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Skills - Order

  • Communication – 5/5
  • Source Control (Bitbucket, Git, VSTS) – 5/5
  • Cloud (Azure, GoogleCloud, Openstack) – 5/5
  • Team Management – 5/5

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Skills - Order

  • Communication – 5/5
  • Team Management – 5/5

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  • Cloud (Azure, GoogleCloud, Openstack) – advanced
  • Source Control (Bitbucket, Git, VSTS) – expert

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Skills - Order

  • Communication – 5/5
  • Team Management – 5/5
  • Cloud (Azure, GoogleCloud, Openstack) – advanced
  • Source Control (Bitbucket, Git, VSTS) – expert

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FINAL TIPS & TRICKS ABOUT DEVOPS ENGINEER RESUME AND APPLICATION

  • Tailor-make your resume. Whether you change just the order of skills or add another professional achievement, it can make a world of difference when your recruiters finally have your resume in their hands.
  • Choose your information correctly. We already explained how to that in detail, however, there is no arm in pointing out again. Use the job description in the ad itself. The job description will usually have all the necessary information on what skills, level of expertise and what personal profile they are looking for.
  • To make this process even easier, be sure to keep a master resume at hand at all times. There you should list all your experience, skills and education points, and then carefully choose which ones to use. Do not just throw everything down without the need for it.
  • Steer clear of putting unrelated pieces of information just to fill in the ’empty’ parts. It is better to have a focused resume rather than the one which is full of unnecessary information that will (especially if there are many of them) crowd the main point f your resume.
  • Do not be afraid of your resume is only one page long. It is actually a plus since the recruiters will not have to flip through the pages to find the information they need. They usually deal with dozens if not hundreds of resumes, so making it easy for them may work to your advantage.
  • Be ready to provide additional verbal evidence, and elaborate on the points you made in the resume when you are in the actual interview. If you do not have a comment on your resume sections, they might think that you do not actually possess all the presented skills or bits of knowledge.
  • Check your resume for Type-Os. Even though it is not the end of the world, a type-o may suggest that you did not spend enough time and focus on creating your resume, which can indicate that it is either not important for you, or that you do not have the necessary attention to detail.
  • Another thing to watch out for is stating any controversial causes or points of view. In your case it is not related to the job you are applying for so political, ethical or religious beliefs are something you should avoid in your resume. If for no other reason than to just avoid bias.

CONCLUSION

We can not be absolutely sure that you will get that dream job if you follow our guidelines, however, we do promise that your resume will be noticed, so it will at least raise your chances of getting a call-back.

Everything else is on you, your ability to present yourself in person as good as you present yourself on paper, the fact that you are exactly what they need, or they will save your resume for another position should the occasion present itself.

We hope you have enjoyed using our resume builder as it is created to help you. Good luck on the path of creating the professional path you have ever wanted.

DevOps Engineer Resume: Sample & Complete Guide

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