Job Hunting

One Question You Should Ask During Your Interview

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When you’re preparing for an interview, of course you want to anticipate the questions you’ll be asked. But be sure to take the time to plan the questions you want to pose, as well. The best interviews are really conversations, as well they should be. You want to know if the position is the right fit for you—just as much as the company does. After all, your job takes up a good portion of your waking hours, so the company… continue…

Tips for Landing a Technology Job at Wells Fargo

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Wells Fargo is a global financial services company that provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and other products through brick and mortar locations, ATMs, online and mobile devices. Headquartered in San Francisco, the company has 270,000 employees in 36 countries. More than 14,000 of them support technology, most of them as part of the Technology and Operations Group. Wendy McKoy, the group’s senior vice president and recruiting manager, says the company is currently seeking to fill positions for application developers, SOA… continue…

Take Care With Your Cover Letter’s Opening Sentence

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Tip of the Day The first paragraph of your cover letter is worth spending time on. Because it sets the mood and provides a preview of what’s to come, a generic or flimsy opening just won’t cut it. Right off the bat, capture the reviewer’s attention by briefly mentioning the employer’s needs. The hook could come from something you read in the job description or heard on the news. If someone referred you, mention their name. The idea is to… continue…

Don’t Rely on Email: Follow Up by Phone

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Tip of the Day After you’ve submitted your resume, it’s important to follow up: Reach out to the employer to make sure they’ve received it and to ask what the next steps might be. Many people don’t take this step, and when they do, it’s usually by email. The problem with email is that it’s an arm’s-length approach that works both ways: While it allows you to maintain a certain distance, it lets employers remain distant, as well. So what… continue…

3 Tips to Prepare for a Phone Interview

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Tip of the Day Phone interviews happen when someone sees your resume and wants to learn more about your work. Their purpose is to qualify you, to find out if you have the skills to do the job so that you can move on to a face-to-face interview. When preparing for a phone interview, bear these tips in mind. Don’t over-complicate your responses. The person interviewing you most likely will not know the job as well as you or the… continue…

5 Key Things Recruiters Want to Hear

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By the time you find yourself in front of a recruiter, they already know you’re serious about finding a job that’s a better fit and have a clear idea of your skills and accomplishments. That’s all well and good, but what can you say to keep them in your corner—not just during your current job search, but over the course of your career? There’s no one thing. Recruiters want to hear about “passion” and “enthusiasm,” but they also want to… continue…

Here’s the Key to Successful Networking

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Tip of the Day Networking isn’t about meeting people… It’s about helping people. You can’t tap perfect strangers on the shoulder and expect them to do you a favor. So don’t just meet someone new so you can ask them for help. Offer your own by sharing job leads and news, providing testimonials and introducing people. Being thoughtful is a part of this. Send congratulatory notes for accomplishments and thank-you notes when someone gives you a referral. If you spend… continue…

3 Interview Questions for Network Infrastructure Engineers

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As they become more complex and traffic volumes increase, networks take more than great technical skills to design and maintain. So, infrastructure engineers need a designer’s mindset and approach to problem-solving, believes Ethan Banks, senior network architect for Columbus, Ohio-based Carenection and co-founder of Packet Pushers Podcasts. “When I interview candidates, I’m looking for someone who will step outside their comfort zone, dig into problems and design creative solutions,” he says. Click here to find network infrastructure engineering jobs. Here… continue…

How to Break the Interview’s ‘Q&A’ Format

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A lot of IT professionals think of job interviews as interrogations, tense encounters where managers or engineers fire off a series of questions and you respond with terse answers. But if you’ve been reading our Interview Qs series, you know the opposite is true. In fact, managers frequently ask open-ended questions to spark a discussion. Even technical evaluators hope you’ll ask for hints and walk them through your steps as you solve a problem on the whiteboard. They want to… continue…

Remember: Employers Can See What You Say Online

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Tip of the Day When you’re using social media, remember that what goes online has a nasty habit of staying online, even if you think you’ve removed it. That can make your job search more difficult, since many employers check out candidates by looking up their social profiles. Some companies use tools to scrape the Internet for everything you may have said or done online over the last several years. They can find examples of professional honors and charitable work,… continue…