Software Industry Interview, Resume, and Career Tips.
There's not much that creates greater peace of mind than job security, whether it's keeping your existing job or securing that next opportunity. Which tech skills would be the most valuable to add to your IT "tool belt" to help increase that security? Well, if I had a crystal ball, I could just look into it and tell you what I see—but lacking that, the next best thing is to "follow the money." Where are investment dollars flowing in the world of … [Read more...]
Major Study By CareerBuilder.com CareerBuilder.com surveyed 3,100 employers to find out how many of them look up prospective employees on social networking sites (Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and such). The study found that over 20% said they are currently using social sites to find out more about job applicants, and 10% more intend to begin. What Are Employers Finding? The CareerBuilder study found that: 41% of candidates post … [Read more...]
There is Always a Bright Side Contrary to any gloomy economic news that might imply shrinking IT budgets, the agreement among recruitment and placement companies seems to be unanimous that the IT sector has weathered the current financial situation remarkably well. Yes, there are positions no longer being filled (particularly in banking and automotive), but this has been more than offset by those positions that historically have demonstrated … [Read more...]
You've just gone through a layoff, or are simply looking for that next adventure. Wouldn't it be nice, when you shift into job-search mode, to be able to put your full attention on the job search and not have to worry about a last minute marathon-resume-update-session? Many of us keep our LinkedIn or FaceBook profiles regularly updated (we'll talk about those at length in future Tips). Spend a bit of regularly scheduled time keeping your … [Read more...]
What these articles are about... Right now, from an employer's perspective it's a buyer's market for technical talent. There are lots of talented technical people vying for a limited number of positions. If you are currently engaged in a job search, you should be asking yourself the following questions: What's going to make you stand out from the rest? Is there a way to help your resume rise to the top of the stack? Can something be … [Read more...]