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6 Critical Resume Tips to Launch New IT Professionals

So you enthusiastically enrolled in an IT curriculum, worked hard and graduated only to find that the job market is not what you thought. Now you need a powerful resume that will get you in the door so you can apply your recently acquired skills in the real world. Here are some important tips to make sure you get noticed.

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How to Use Twitter for Your IT Job Search

Hiring companies and recruiters have discovered that they can find new hires through Twitter at a fraction of the cost of posting openings on job boards. From a job seeker’s point of view, what is the difference between a job board posting and a tweeted opening? The Twitter posting is now, current, and immediate whereas the job board posting could be around for weeks or months. Also, since not everyone has adopted Twitter into their job search, you will have less competition.
There are literally thousands of new postings daily, so here are some tips on how to incorporate Twitter into your job search strategy.

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How to Work with Recruiters

Call them recruiters, headhunters, or search consultants, these are the people who are paid by the employer to find people who meet their needs, although these recruiters are not part of the employer’s staff. (See the different kinds of recruiters for more information about recruiters.)
Here are some tips to get the most out of these relationships.

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10 Steps for a Great LinkedIn Profile

Once you have completed your resume and BEFORE you distribute it, you need to optimize your LinkedIn profile. This is crucial because, according to an April, 2011 Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) survey, 95% of employers and virtually every recruiter will look you up on LinkedIn before calling you. So your LinkedIn Profile needs to be in synch with your brand messaging on the resume.
Here we will review the key factors in developing and optimizing your LinkedIn Profile.

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New Ways to Use IT Job Boards

The first thing that most people do when searching for a position is to go to the job boards.
Although this was the best thing to do in the past, the job boards are not really the most effective way to find positions today. Here we talk about some of the best practices to optimize the impact of job boards on your job search.
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IT Career Cross-Roads: Do I Stay Technical or Move to Management?

At some point, the IT professional rising from the ranks needs to make a major career decision: do I advance my career as a hands-on technical professional or should I focus on managing technical people? Here are some key points to consider when making this major IT career decision.

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Inside Secrets; How to Write a Great Project Manager Resume

Having reviewed and written thousands of resumes for project managers, I still see common mistakes that most people make that cause their resume to be less than effective. In short, they don’t address the most important things an employer wants to know. So let’s look at the key points that should be addressed on your project manager resume.

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