Software Industry Interview, Resume, and Career Tips.
We're all familiar with going to Dice, Craigslist, Indeed, and CareerBuilder while searching for our next technical position. But many companies are not in a hurry to post their openings to these sites because when they do they are inundated with far more resumes than they can comfortably process. As such, they will often start by posting the position to a careers page on their company website. Depending on the response they get from that action, … [Read more...]
Sometimes while reviewing a prospective employee, a manager will zero in some of the candidate's listed skills that fall outside of the position. "Angular? Sure, I know Angular!" We might have presented someone for a Java role, but the manager notices that our candidate listed AngularJS in their skills section. "Great!" she exclaims. "We've been thinking about moving in that direction. A skilled Java developer with Angular could be just … [Read more...]
More and more employers are looking up candidates on LinkedIn as a standard part of their resume review, so it pays to keep your LinkedIn profile in good shape. Talent scouts are also relying on LinkedIn more to identify potential candidates, so there are some specific actions you'll want to take to make your profile work for you. Load your profile with skills keywords. When a talent scout is searching for prospective candidates on … [Read more...]
The other day I followed up with a hiring manager regarding a resume I had forwarded to him. His response was, "Yep, I reviewed the resume and looked him up on LinkedIn." It's becoming more and more common for hiring managers to receive a resume and then immediately look the person up on LinkedIn. I have to admit, I often do it myself. So, why the rush to review their LinkedIn profile when you've got the lion's share of the candidate's … [Read more...]
If you think about it, an interview really is a performance of sorts. You're on center stage with the spotlight shining down on you, and everyone else in that room is the audience—watching the show and ready to critique your performance as soon as the curtain comes down. But just as you wouldn't show up on opening night without having attended the rehearsals, nor should you show up for your interview without having engaged in some degree of … [Read more...]