There is no force in information technology expanding at the fast rate of Cloud Computing. Many businesses of all sizes leverage a variety of Cloud-based service offerings, like Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), to run some or all of their business operations. For a technical professional well-versed in Cloud technology, the job opportunities are plentiful.
With the number of companies looking for Cloud professionals growing each year, now is a good time to be experienced in this area. Let’s take a look at some strategies you need to employ to ensure your search for a Cloud Computing position is successful.
Consider becoming Cloud Certified
Since Cloud-based technology is relatively new, acquiring some form of Cloud certification is a good predecessor for your job search. Even if you don’t have any specific Cloud experience, a certification combined with tangible experience in SOA technology and/or enterprise architecture — the latter if you are looking for an architecture position instead of administration — should be good enough to get you an interview.
Microsoft, IBM, and Google all offer certifications in their own Cloud platforms. Third-party training providers are another good source, as well.
If you can’t get the Experience, get the Training
If your current company isn’t embracing the Cloud revolution, consider taking some training courses to get up to speed with the technology. This would be a good idea before acquiring a certification. Maybe your current employer will soon start their own Cloud initiative? But if not, your skills will be in demand in the marketplace.
Finding an experienced IT staffing agency with specific expertise in the Cloud is another great idea. Many top technical staffing firms have practices in this area. APN Consulting’s Salesforce practice offers excellent opportunities for candidates experienced in Cloud technology.
If you need any additional advice before beginning a search for a position in Cloud Computing, talk to the experts at APN Consulting. As one of the top technical staffing companies in the Metropolitan New York area, we can help ensure your career stays on the right path. Schedule some time with us today!