Career

Tips, advice, and resources for advancing your cloud career.

How to Start a Freelance Business

How to Start a Freelance Business

While many industries were hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, the freelance market has flourished.  According to a 2020 survey, over a third of the American workforce freelances, contributing approximately $1.2 trillion to the US economy. A study released by Fiverr...

Tech Side Hustles: 7 Different Ways to Make Extra Cash

Tech Side Hustles: 7 Different Ways to Make Extra Cash

Whether you’re looking for an opportunity to work on something exciting or you need some extra cash, starting a tech side hustle can be a good idea. Companies large and small are in constant need of tech professionals who can work a few hours a week to help with small...

How to Find a Tech Job After Getting Laid Off

How to Find a Tech Job After Getting Laid Off

If you’ve been affected by one of the recent waves of tech layoffs, you might be wondering where to turn next. Jobs in the tech sector have historically been stable, and many people pursue careers in tech for that very reason. As the US economy slows and a recession...

How to Write a DevOps/SRE Resume (With Example)

How to Write a DevOps/SRE Resume (With Example)

If you’re looking for a job as a DevOps/SRE (site reliability engineer), the first step is making or updating your resume. Whether this is your first time making a tech resume or you’re looking for inspiration to give your current resume a facelift, this post will...

Which AWS Certification Should You Get?

Which AWS Certification Should You Get?

Getting an AWS certification illustrates that you have some of the most highly sought-after skills in the cloud computing space. With a plethora of options, it can be difficult to decide which AWS certification you should get. In this post, we’ll explore which AWS...

How to Become a Cloud Engineer

How to Become a Cloud Engineer

Learning how to become a cloud engineer in a cloud-first world can propel your career as organizations continue to move workloads to the cloud. In this article, we’ll explore what cloud engineers do, how to become one, and possible career paths you might explore. If...

How to Find (H)opportunities and Get Paid on Nerdly

How to Find (H)opportunities and Get Paid on Nerdly

You’ve created a Nerd profile, and now you’re ready to start finding cloud-driven projects. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the basics of Nerdly, showing you how to navigate the platform, find opportunities, manage your settings, and get paid. Let’s get started!...

Why You Need DevOps Skills on Your Resume

Why You Need DevOps Skills on Your Resume

DevOps is consistently ranked as one of the top technical skills for AWS professionals to have on their resumes. This comes as no surprise, as the size of the global DevOps market is expected to increase to almost $13B by 2025 and DevOps salaries are on the rise. With...

Be Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

Be Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

What does it mean to be comfortable? “Comfortable” is the idea that we are at ease and we are content. In most aspects of life, we all want that. We love comfortable people and we like knowing our day will have a semblance of the previous day and the day before....

How To Be The Most Successful Nerd

How To Be The Most Successful Nerd

With over one-third of US workers participating in the gig economy, it’s no secret that organizations are increasingly looking to independent workers and freelancers for short-term commitments. The term “gig economy” refers to the free market system in which...

Getting Started With Nerdly

Getting Started With Nerdly

Learn How to Use Nerdly Your Nerd profile has been created (congrats!) and now you’re ready to use Nerdly and get to work on some (h)opportunities, as well as get involved in the NerdRabbit community. Our goal is to get you started off on the right (rabbit’s) foot and...

Ways To Optimize Your Nerdly Profile

Ways To Optimize Your Nerdly Profile

As the public release of Nerdly quickly approaches, we felt it would be important to give our future Nerds some guidance on best practices for building their profiles. As the NerdRabbit Project Manager, I will walk you through what type of information you should share...

Why Become a Verified Nerd?

Why Become a Verified Nerd?

When it comes to job searching, it is no surprise that standing out among the crowd has become increasingly difficult. Employers and job seekers often feel lost in a sea of applications, resumes, and names when utilizing various hiring platforms. Candidates and...