A few tips for entry level system administrator resume experience
As much as you would love to add your job experience at the grocery store - don’t do it. Make sure that your resume experience reflects the following:
- Relevant internships as a system administrator, network engineer or a support engineer
- Your experience of handling technologies like cloud, 2FA, SD-WAN, etc.
Once you write a resume experience section considering the above points, let your resume skills section, summary, certifications do the rest of the talking - that’s an incredibly powerful and sharp resume right there!
“All system administrators should have a functional + chronological resume layout”
That’s the best advice we’ve ever heard for an entry level sysadmin. As you don’t have a ton of experience to show, but you for sure have the skills, certifications, etc and placing them meaningfully on resume gets you the job for sure!
Listing certifications on your system administrator resume?
Certifications often say what a 100 words can’t. They display your focus and reflect the scale of your work as well.
E.g. Small scale system administrators (working in non enterprise setup and less than 50 sized organization) don’t usually have CCNA certifications.
And your hiring manager knows that pretty well, it’s a trend that they’ve observed over the last few years of hiring. So, miss out on them, and they’ll toss your resume.