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4 Tips to Boost Your Tech Resume During COVID-19

Many technologists are job-hunting during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to one Dice.com survey, for example, just under one-third of technologists who already work full-time are either on the job hunt or plan to start looking for a new job within the next two weeks. For those seeking their next position, it is important to rewrite their resume to take the pandemic and its impact on the workplace into account. No matter what the broader circumstances are, it is important that every resume emphasize unique and relevant skill sets, as well as any previous projects and experience that align with what a new employer is looking for, especially with regard to remote work.

IT Career Paths You May Not Have Considered

Since IT is constantly evolving, having a static skill set could be a career-limiting move, especially in the new post-COVID hiring environment. While there is plenty of room for specialists and generalists, the only constant in IT is rapid change, so it is important to understand how technology is changing, as well as why and how that could impact your career. For example, more companies are accelerating their moves into the cloud and remote work has taken on new meaning. As a result, there are several career moves you could make as a seasoned IT professional, regardless of where you are right now in your career.

How to Get a Full Stack Developer Job

A full stack developer must be capable of working with every level of the application technology stack from the user interface to the database back end. As a result of this versatility, this is one career path that is likely to remain in high demand despite economic shocks to the job market. Startups and innovative corporate development teams need specialists in front-end and back-end tech, but many also need a full stack developer who can pull it all together. Adding full stack developer to your resume, then, ought to help you find a better job and negotiate a better salary, assuming you can align these skills and experiences with the current needs of organizations hiring today.

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