I'm from a country where its not unusual to have 'informal' jobs. We make money, don't pay taxes, its easy to get one. But later it comes back and bite us back.
I'm 38 years old and applying for a position to work abroad, so I can not just say these things and expect them to believe.
How can explain in my CV that I only had 2 jobs, with 5 years experience each?
Can I turn the fact that I don't jump from job to job every couple years (which is also common around here) into something good?
Also, i was writing an 'About me' text to quickly introduce myself before diving into details.
Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
Like many in the IT field, i'm self taught in several areas, acquiring technical knowledge through work experience.
In the past decade I've been actively working with the following technologies, both in Windows and Linux environments:
- dns: dnsmasq
- load balancing: haproxy
- log auditing: elastic, logstash, kibana, rsyslog
- mail: cyrus, postfix, zimbra
- monitoring: zabbix
- orchestration: puppet, hiera, vsphere
- packages/keys: apt-mirror, reposync, sks
- web server/proxy: apache, nginx
As any IT Analyst knows, scripting is a big deal in our daily routine. To perform and automate tasks in hundreds of VMs i had to learn at least the basics of many script languages, like:
Besides the work experience mentioned above, the workplace experience i gained working for those companies helped me develop non-technical skills like:
- commercial awareness: studying and understanding how the businesses work
- maturity: being able to see the world out of my own bubble
- problem-solving: with the experience comes the chance to be proactive
- self-reliance: you can trust me to finish a task independently
- teamwork: we all have our limits, and team members can help and rely on each other for support and guidance
Forgot to mention a few things that might be relevant:
- I do know everything I put in my resume. I never lied.
- both jobs were/are very well paid and in big companies (10,000 employees)
- in the first one they offered all training necessary to work in the IT Security field
- the second one trained me to work with infrastructure