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How to Land a Job in Cloud Computing

These 9 tips can help you transition from a traditional IT role to a lucrative position in cloud computing.
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1. Narrow Down Your Job Options

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If you want to work in the cloud, you have many different potential roles to choose from. It's often easiest to transition to a cloud role that is relatively similar to the job and skills you already have. Even if that isn't the job you want to have eventually, making a short hop to a very similar role is probably easier than jumping to a role that is very different.

For example, if you are currently a traditional software developer, the most natural fit for you is probably to become a software as a service (SaaS) developer building cloud-native applications. If you are a security professional, the obvious choice is to become a cloud security professional. If you are an enterprise architect, becoming a cloud architect seems like a very reasonable goal. Once you have some cloud experience on your resume, you could transition to a different type of cloud role.

Of course, not every role is going to happen as neatly as these examples, so you may want to take some time to think about the skills you currently have and map them to a cloud role with similar requirements.

Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years. View Full Bio

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