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Computer Science and Information Technology: Job Search
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Computer Science and Information Technology, an Academic Department

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Additionally, the Career and Transfer Services team has a great deal of information for you.   For more information on occupational information, please visit their Career Info by Major pages.

 

Resume Format:

A resume for a technical position is a little different than for many other positions. One important section to include is some kind of "Technical Skills" section that lists all of the computer skills you have aquired or any technology that you have experience with.  

Include in the "Technical Skills" section...

  • Any programming languages you know (Visual Basic?, Java?, Perl?, PHP?)
  • Any scripting languages you know (PowerShell?  Bourne Shell?)
  • Any operating systems you know (include what versions of Windows or Linux you have worked with, include any server work)
  • Any networking technologies you have used (Ethernet?  TCP/IP?  IPv6? Wi-Fi? DHCP?  DNS?)
  • Any web languages or protocols you know (HTML?, CSS?, JavaScript?)
  • Any major (business/professional) applications you know (don't forget to include Microsoft Office if you know it - don't put down MineCraft or other games unless you are looking for a game design position)
  • Any other related technology

If it's not an area you consider yourself to be an expert in, It's still okay to mention it - just make sure to add words "exposure to...", "some experience with...", etc.

If you have passed any certification exams, a second section would be to list all certifications you have earned. Some you might want to consider thinking about CompTIA A+, Network+, or any certificates from Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, RedHat, etc. Don't put on any that you have not earned (that's a good way to get fired). It is fine, however, to list any that you are currently in the process of obtaining (you've begun the course, class). Be sure to note it as "in process."

Here are some websites that have other suggestions on Computer Technology/Information Technology/Computer Science resumes:

What about the other sections of the resume? 
Visit Career Services on the MyYCCC portal for resume (cover letter, interviewing, and more) resources.

Where to Look for a Permanent Position:

Don't forget to talk to people in the area. Many jobs are found through "people networking." Friends of friends, etc. However, also don't ignore the Internet, and make sure to check out the various sites online that focus on technology positions.

Local/State Searches

 National Searches

YCCC partners with the York County CareerCenter to host the annual York County Regional Job Fair each spring.

Where to Look for an Internship or Small-Jobs to help Build your Resume:

Getting experience at first seems daunting, but having experience will help land that dream job for you. Try to start with volunteering within your community. At first, focus on getting things to put on a resume (and people that may want to be references for you), rather than on actual getting paid for providing tech support.

Local/State Searches

And don't forget that volunteering is excellent for networking, experience, and learning what kinds of employers you do and don't like.