The Tech Skills You Need to Land Your Dream Job

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Tech is one of the fastest growing industries in the world, and Silicon Valley is at the center of it all. At Capstone Resume Services, our office is located near the heart of Silicon Valley, meaning we have years of experience working with professionals in tech. We understand the hiring trends and skills hiring managers are looking for and we can help implement them in your resume, executive biography, and LinkedIn profile to ensure you land your dream job.

When thinking about your tech skills, start with software. Hiring managers on LinkedIn, as well as applicant tracking software for resumes, will be looking for the software and programs you’re experienced in. Be sure to include all relevant software you’ve used and get specific about the programs you’ve developed. If you aren’t sure which skills to include, take a look at the job description and pick out keywords or skills you see mentioned. Make sure each of the ones you possess are highlighted in the skills section of your resume.

For LinkedIn, ask former colleagues to endorse you for your top tech skills. But, make sure they are skills you actually possess. For tech specifically, skills are important when a recruiter who doesn’t know much about tech is scanning profiles. If they know they need to hire someone with Java experience, they’ll look for that listed under skills on your LinkedIn profile.

Tech Skills Recruiters Are Looking For

We understand that it can be hard to predict what skills hiring managers are looking for. If you work in tech, trying to figure out what Silicon Valley is looking for can seem like an impossible task. That’s why we thought we’d compile a list of the tech skills that are in high demand right now.

  • Apache Hadoop
  • Big Data
  • C++
  • Cloud Computing
  • CSS
  • HTML5
  • Java
  • Jira
  • JSON
  • Python
  • Salesforce
  • Spark
  • SQL (Structural Query Language)

14 Best Tech Jobs in 2017

According to websites like BusinessInsider, Forbes, and U.S. News & World Report, the following tech jobs are in high demand in 2017. Whether you work in Silicon Valley or not, chances are you’ll be able to find a job in one of these positions:

  • Cloud Integrator
  • Computer Network Architect
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Data Scientist
  • Information Security Analyst
  • IT Manager
  • IoT Engineer
  • Market App Developer
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Software Developer
  • Web Application Developer
  • Web Developer

If you need more tips for what to include in your technical resume, check out our recent blog.

Still think you need more help with your tech resume? Contact Capstone Resume Services today to schedule a personal resume consultation with one of our certified professional resume writers!