7 Steps for a Killer Entry Level Software Engineer Resume – Business Post Nigeria

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Software engineering has always been the fundamental pillar of the Information Technology industry. A software engineer job profile is also considered one of the most secured career domains in terms of employment rate.
According to a report by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1,847,900 Software Developers, Quality Assurance Analysts, and Testers are currently working in the country.
These numbers are expected to grow up to 22% by 2030. So, if you are in the middle of your computer science degree program, you are on the right path for a lucrative career.
Meanwhile, we are backing you up with the resume-building process. To help you make the best junior software engineer resume, we are here with seven killer resume-building steps. You can follow these steps to craft an impeccable resume for your entry-level job search:
To build a professional & well-organized resume, create an outline of your resume before any other step. We recommend using reverse chronological resume format for entry-level job seekers.
Skills play a vital role in a technically strong resume. Highlighting profile-centric skills on your resume will not only help you in parsing through the ATS (Applicant Tracking System) but also in getting the recruiter’s undivided attention.
Moreover, we advise you to make separate sections for your technical skills and soft skills. It will make your resume look organized and professional.
Write your education details related to the software engineering profile. You can consider adding the below-given points while framing the educational qualifications section of your resume:
You can make a separate section for elaboration on your previously built projects. It will help you in stealing the limelight during the recruitment process. Here are some points that you can add in the projects section of your resume:
Training section will cover the professional experience space in your resume. Just like professional experience, you need to showcase your training profile, company name, location, and serving year in this section.
We suggest you write all your training details in bullet points to improve readability. Take a look at some essential points to remember while framing your resume points:
Additional certifications apart from your educational degree can add value to your initial level job search. You can list all your certifications obtained related to a software engineer profile. These certifications will make you stand out from the crowd of your competitors. The certifications section of your resume must include the following details:
As its name defines, it possesses the highlights of your entire resume in an easy-to-read paragraph. Your resume summary needs to be appealing and expressive about your capabilities and achievements.
We recommend you to write your resume after summing up all other sections of your software engineer resume. Moreover, you can stuff it with profile-centric keywords to make it more impressive to steal the limelight during the resume screening round.
Take a look at the key takeaways of this article:
These guidelines will lead you towards a professional entry-level software engineer resume. For any other career assistance, you can use the comment section given below.
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Stock investment startup, Risevest, has recommended that the company’s founder and CEO, Eke Eleanya Urum, step down from his role due to ongoing investigations into allegations of sexual and non-sexual impropriety.
According to TechCabal, it was established that Eke was first notified of the allegations against him by the investors on August 1 and he stepped down two days later.
“Following allegations of sexual and non-sexual impropriety from someone who can be reasonably expected to have knowledge of such, investors of Risevest have asked Eke Urum to step down from his role as founder and CEO and an independent investigation is ongoing,” a part of the statement read.
Speaking with the platform, Eke said, “I was told on the evening of August 1 by investors that someone reached out that there were allegations of bullying, sexual harassment, and intimidation.
“They didn’t say by whom, but I was told to step aside so an independent panel could carry out an investigation.”
The suspended Eke claims he doesn’t know who’s behind the allegation and is patiently waiting for the outcome of the investigation.
“We [investors, investigative panel and the Risevest team] all agreed that it’s best for the panel to complete their investigation without any external noise, else it’ll add bias to the investigation or preempt the outcome,” Eke said.
In his place, the company’s current head of operations, Tony Odiba, will be acting CEO and Otasowie Evbuomwan, will lead its US operations.
Investors have committed to supporting them settle into their new roles in light of the ongoing investigation. They have also assured the company’s stakeholders that depositors’ funds are safe, as the ongoing investigation does not concern financial impropriety.
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Jobberman, through a webinar, has challenged top HR professionals and senior-level executives with first-hand knowledge of the positive impacts that internship and entry-level graduate programs can have on businesses as top talents are migrating away from the country.
The purpose of the webinar was to encourage organizations at all levels to see internships and entry-level positions as a low-cost training ground for skill development, despite the perceived element of risk.
Enticed by bumper work incentives by firms abroad, Nigerian tech talents, for instance, that are either leaving or taking on remote roles, are causing their local employers to have sleepless nights and forcing them to rethink their recruitment approach.
This puts local firms in direct competition with global firms for talent, and there is a need to be more flexible in their offers as the allure of remote work and the gig economy deepen the search for qualified mid to senior-level talent.
The webinar, which was titled “Harnessing The Business Benefits of Internship Programs,” featured top HR professionals who shared tips on managing the recruitment process to suit business goals, increasing talent retention, and managing business expectations.
There were also attempts to demystify the challenges to entry-level employment that most job seekers face, as well as how businesses may make the most of internships and entry-level roles without becoming a corporate training ground.
The discussion session was led by Bukola Okikiolu, the Communications Specialist at Jobberman Nigeria. Other panellists include Chisom Ofili, Head of Recruitment at Jobberman Nigeria; Abimbola Osibodu, an ex-recruitment specialist at McKinsey & Co.; and Kehinde Alo, Head, Learning & Development at TGI Group.
Jobseekers tend to look for new possibilities when they have been adequately armed with the necessary skills to earn more in their professions, which is why most firms are seldom unwilling to recruit interns or job seekers with little or no relevant experience. But the answer to this isn’t outright ignoring them.
Kehinde Alo suggested that training can be designed around significant business concerns with predetermined ROIs so that if the candidate quits, the host organization will have profited from the relatively brief connection and relevant business challenges could have been attended to within that time frame.
According to Abimbola Osibodu, one possible solution to employee retention is to provide interns and other employees with a clear route to professional advancement. She observed that the majority of people who advance to management roles at the most desirable consulting companies begin as junior associates or interns who are adequately supported by more senior staff members.
When workers began quitting their jobs in droves in early 2021, analysts assumed that the “Great Resignation” was a direct result of pandemic turmoil and uncertainty. Many employees left because their employers could not give appropriate remote-work assistance.
A lot more have departed, seeking greater autonomy. Many others left for better pay elsewhere when the labour market tightened. Even though COVID restrictions have mainly been relaxed, resignation letters continue to pile up.
These panellists suggested that a poor work culture could be responsible for this.
Chisom Ofili observed that enthusiasm for completing things and a good outlook are contagious. It immediately spreads and demonstrates how productive and content everyone is at work when individuals smile, communicate cordially with one another, and crack jokes.
She charged that businesses should foster a positive work environment so that new employees feel empowered to speak out, have their opinions acknowledged, and be a valuable part of the team.
As part of their commitment to encouraging businesses to hire more interns, Jobberman is providing employers with a free listing of internship and entry-level positions requiring no more than three years of experience. This, however, is consistent with their aim of matching excellent employees with quality talent.
Employers can take advantage of this opportunity by visiting jobberman.com/employer/entryjobs
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The federal government says the newly completed Terminal Two of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos has created over 10,000 direct and indirect job opportunities.
This was pointed out by the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, while inspecting the terminal and its state-of-the-art facilities and fittings in the company of Captain Rabiu Yadudu, the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).
Addressing the newsmen, the Minister also said the new facility has the capacity to process 14 million passengers per annum, stressing that it was built to complement Terminal One and not to replace it.
“That is why we were told that you could check in at one terminal and board at the other, so there is a handshake between the two terminals.
“It was the first terminal added to the original terminal since it was built some 40 years ago.
“The Terminal Two project started in 2013 and was completed by the present administration in 2022 under a bilateral agreement with the People’s Republic of China,’’ he said.
He said the edifice, replicated in Abuja, Port-Harcourt, Enugu, and Kano airports, is a testament to the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in infrastructure development.
According to the Minister, the Buhari administration’s commitment to infrastructure development covering roads, bridges, rail, water dams, and sea ports was unprecedented.
“No administration in the history of Nigeria has done this much, especially at a time of scarcity of resources,” the minister said.
Speaking on the facilities and fittings in the terminal, the minister said it was a whole new experience, especially in terms of aesthetics, comfort, free trolley services, hotel and premium lounges, friendly customer services, and free wifi.
“I must confess it was an exhilarating experience comparable to what obtains anywhere in the world,’’ he said.
The new terminal has 60 check-in counters, seven passenger boarding bridges as well as five baggage claim belts, 16 departure desks, and 28 arrival desks.
There are eight security screening points, a fully automated security control room with CCTV, and an eye-based lie detector machine.
The team was also taken through the experiences of passengers departing from and arriving at the terminal, Passport Control/Immigration Desks, Visa on Arrival Point, and the Arrival Concourse.
The facilities included the Ticketing Point, Passport Control, Port Health Screening and praying area for Muslims and Christians. Yadudu, in his remarks, said the terminal was long overdue and thanked the president for his commitment to completing all ongoing projects.
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