Is Your Interviewing Style Costing You Jobs?
When you prepare yourself for job interviews, you probably research the company and practice your answers to commonly asked interview questions. These are great strategies, but you could still be making a bad first impression—which means you won’t get a second chance! Here are seven behaviors that will knock you out of contention before the […]
Another Great IT Debate: Experience or Education?
What matters most when it comes to landing an IT job – experience or education (degrees/certificates)? While opinions abound, the most honest answer really is “it depends”. Here are some of the factors that can determine which one is most valuable to your IT career. 1) The type of job. Obviously, entry-level applicants are not […]
Salary History: How It Affects Your IT Job Search
Ah, the dreaded “salary history” question. Whether encountered on an application or in an interview, it can throw even the most experienced job seekers for a loop. Like it or not, however, the question is neither illegal nor unethical – and many organizations ask. How you answer can definitely impact your chances at landing a […]
Application Anguish – Why Aren’t You Hearing Back?
There’s no silence more haunting than the one that comes after you hit the send button on an email with your resume attached. Despondent IT job seekers are frequently left wondering – is it me, or is it them? The truth is, it’s often a little of both. What the Silence Says: 1) You’re not […]
It Pays to Have Connections
Succeeding in business takes more than just handling the job at hand. With few exceptions, you will be part of a team, and need to handle people as well. Strong connections with your co-workers can improve not only morale, but productivity, too. If you’re the new kid on the block, or even just realize that […]
Going, Going, Gone – How to Manage IT Employee Departures
Employees leave – it’s a fact of professional life. Even if you’ve done your best to create a fabulous working environment, carefully hired those who fit well with your corporate culture, and have diligently implemented meaningful retention strategies, some employees will move on. Because of their expansive access to data and systems, IT department transitions […]
Geek Speak: How to Make Top Tech Talent Take Notice
No matter how tight the job market, there will always be competition for top talent. Wining and dining may not be the recruiting standard anymore, but this select group still has a full contingent of suitors vying for their attention. So how can you break through the clutter and get noticed? Geek Speak – The […]
A Great “Source” for Improving Your IT Resume
Maybe it’s the fabulous new job your tri-lingual programming friend just landed. Or you just feel like you’re losing your edge doing the same thing over and over at work. So how do you get or keep resume-boosting IT skills that your current job doesn’t require? Become part of an open source project! What Are […]