Tech Job Hunting Basics

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How Tech Companies Find Candidates
When you apply for a job, the process usually works like this: Recruiters screen resumes, conduct phone interviews and present the top candidates to the hiring manager. But even if you do everything right when you respond to a job posting, don’t assume you’ve got the best shot. Here’s how to maximize the odds. continue…

To Get the Job, Customize Your Approach
Connecting the interviewer’s needs and your solutions will make it easier for employers to see you as the perfect match for the job. Customizing your approach to the candidate-selection process shows recruiters and hiring managers that you aren’t generic. In fact, you might be the very candidate they had in mind when posting the job. continue…

‘Mass Customize’ Your Job Search
By utilizing a direct marketing technique called “mass customization,” a job seeker can send out volumes of documents to prospective employers without having to hand-tailor each one individually. continue…

The Tools I’m Using as I Look for a Job
Blogger Scot Herrick is a consultant, which means he expects jobs to end. But that doesn’t mean he likes looking for a new gig — especially when the gig doesn’t naturally flow from one to the other. That “off time” is not really vacation time. It’s time to find a new job, do stuff around the house and not spend any money. To keep them as short as possible, here’s what he does. continue…

Tips for a Great ‘Hire Me’ Campaign
While a successful campaign can encompass a wide range of elements, most job seekers get attention and persuade employers to review their resume by using social media, a blog and/or a personal website to highlight their attributes and technical expertise. continue…

Unemployed? Use Your Workforce Investment Board
Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs) help with job search tools through resume instruction and makeovers, interview practice and help with networking. Some can even pay for retraining, offering courses at local colleges on Java, C#, Ruby on Rails, PHP and more. continue…

Why Career Advice Sucks and What You Can Do About It
How do you manage conflicting advice when all you want is help figuring out what to do and how to do it? The answer lies in understanding — and accepting — the realities of looking for work. If a job hunt is about flying, remember there’s this thing called gravity and you have to take it on its terms. continue…

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