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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.
Job fairs can be great or a frustrating waste of time. Nonetheless, they should be a part of your job search strategy. This article will help you understand how to maximize the value of job fairs.
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.
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.
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.
I have written and seen thousands of IT Executive resumes and a lot of them are missing the point. This article will describe the key elements that should be in an IT Executive resume.
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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Try this: pick up your resume and scan it for 15 seconds. Now put it down and write down what you can remember. Now ask yourself, “Would I call this person”? If your IT executive resume does not have a clear value proposition that compels someone to call you, then you need to make some changes. Here are 4 ways to do that and immediately improve your results.