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Setting Up for Interview Success

Setting Up for Interview Success

The interview is an important part of any job search process. Similar to a first date  , it shows an initial interest from both parties. In order to put your best foot forward during the interview process, it is important to not go into the interview blindly. Preparing prior to an interview will assist in setting you up for the greatest level of success and show the company why you are the perfect choice. Below are six preparation items to consider prior to each interview.

Technical Interview Tips

Technical Interview Tips

An important part of most technical job hiring processes is the technical interview. The technical interview will assist in separating the job candidates from the total applicant pool. This portion of the interview process tests the skills written on your resume. It also assists in demonstrating your thought process to the hiring team. They often care as much, if not more, about how to reach your decisions versus what decisions your reach. Once you determine that there will be a technical interview as part of your application process, an important question is how will you best prepare?

Write the Part When Applying for Jobs

Write the Part When Applying for Jobs

When applying to companies for your next position, you want to put yourself in the best position possible. Every detail counts, even your resume formatting. While at first glance the font you use on your resume may not seem that important, it is something to definitely not overlook. It is one of the first items a company will look at to present your interest in joining their team. Your resume will play a large role in determining if you will be contacted for an interview or brought into the hiring process. Your font choice can make a difference, so make your selection wisely.

Explaining Employment Gaps

Explaining Employment Gaps

When applying for a new role, you want to be prepared. If you have gaps on your resume, this could be something hiring managers will look at and question. Your resume is like your initial handshake, you want it to be strong and memorable in a positive way. If not explained, the gap could make a hiring manager believe you are hiding something or have difficulty keeping a job. That is not something they would like to add to their company. 

Strengthening Your Network

Strengthening Your Network

Whether for professional partnership or networking for a possible job opportunity, your network has a lot of potential to assist you in your professional career. As easy as it is to build your professional network, however, it is also easy to lose touch or weaken ties. The last thing you want is to have a reputation of only reaching out to connections when you need something from them. Below are a few tips for rebuilding and maintaining your professional network to create a true value for you and your network. 

New Year, New Resume

New Year, New Resume

For some, the end of the year is a time for reflection and resolution. Whether you are determined to find a new job in the New Year or are just toying with the idea, an updated resume will be an important step in the process. With companies receiving their annual budgets in January as the new fiscal begins, hiring is expected to be abundant. 

Top Technical Skills for 2016

Top Technical Skills for 2016

Now is a fantastic time to work in IT. The unemployment rate is incredibly low, for some fields as low as one percent. Top IT talent is, therefore, quite a luxury. Below are 10 hot technical skills to be equipped with for 2016. With these skills, you will be a hot commodity to your employer.

Acing the Developer Interview Process

Acing the Developer Interview Process

The job market today is competitive. Companies are looking for the best to join their ranks. Specifically, with technical roles, a full reliance on strength in technical skills exactly as it is listed on a resume is not enough proof for hiring top prospects. If you are in the market for a new developer role, be prepared for a more in-depth hiring process. 

Post-Interview Protocol

Post-Interview Protocol

You have officially completed the interview. You think you really made a positive impression. What is next? Do you sit and wait until they reach out to you with next steps? Not at all! When you are trying to secure your next opportunity, it pays to be proactive, even in between interviews. Following up after an interview demonstrates your dedication and portrays you in a positive light with the employer and their hiring team.

Job Offer Clues

Job Offer Clues

It’s an exciting time. You’ve been interviewing for a new career opportunity and it seems like a great fit for you in terms of culture and job function. However, is the company feeling the same way? Thankfully, there are clues you can spot in your conversations cluing you in on whether a job offer is in the near future. While getting your hopes up prematurely is not ever the intention, below are some signs that a job offer could be on the horizon.

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