Does Your Resume Reflect Your Reality Today?
The IT talent market has recovered from its pre-pandemic slump and is accelerating, reaching all-time highs. There are more jobs open than there are qualified people to fill them, and the opportunities for qualified people to switch jobs abound. Employers are navigating the challenges of hiring, and re-evaluating how they attract and retain high-value IT […]Read More
5 Things to Do While You’re Unemployed
Unemployment is something most people rarely plan for. Besides building a healthy bank account, and maintaining an active network of peers, there is often little you can do to prepare for unexpected unemployment and its aftermath. Getting that pink slip and being shown to the door is like getting a punch in the gut. It […]Read More
How to Land a Job as a Donkey in a Circus
Congratulations, new graduates! No more classes, no more tests! Time to head to the beach, soak up some rays, ride some waves. You deserve it, right? Interlude I’m sure you remember the story of Pinocchio¹ and his excursion to Toyland (Pleasure Island, for those who’ve only seen the movie). If not, here’s a brief recap: […]Read More
Your Resume Tells Your Story. Make it a blockbuster!
The competition is stiff. Hiring managers and recruiters can receive hundreds of resumes for a handful of positions. A human scanning through a stack of resumes looks for college degrees, certifications, job titles, typos – trying to winnow out good applicants in a minimal amount of time. Seven seconds. Or, your resume may go through […]Read More
Why Should I Re-Write My Resume, Ms. Recruiter?
Language is a funny thing. Ever noticed how many different ways there are to read a sentence? Take that title, for example. It’s a simple interrogative sentence. But what does it mean? Let’s take a look. Why should I re-write my resume, Ms. Recruiter? On the face of it, this is a good question. Ms. […]Read More
Quantify Your Qualities: Collaboration & Communication
Does this list look familiar? Programming / Application Development Help Desk / Tech Support Networking Mobile Apps and Device Management Project Management Database Administration Security Compliance / Governance Business Intelligence / Analytics These are the top 8 in-demand IT skills for 2014, according to the most recent survey by Computerworld Forecast. Included in the survey […]Read More
It’s Back to School — For You, Too!
Don’t get stuck in a mid-career slump. Innovation in IT happens so quickly that you can get left behind before you know it. There is no guarantee that earning a new certification will result in an immediate pay increase, especially if the certification is not particularly relevant to your current project. But… Position requirements do […]Read More
Red Flag or Red Carpet?
Is your LinkedIn® profile sending out Huge Red Flags? Hiring managers for any level – from C-Suite on down – use social media platforms to scope out their applicants and pipeline for future openings. LinkedIn is the site most used by hiring managers, recruiters, and human resources to source for the new candidates. What are […]Read More
Does “GIGO” Describe Your LinkedIn® Profile?
When you hit the “Apply with LinkedIn®” button, what will the hiring manager or recruiter see? The “Apply with LinkedIn®” button is used on career sites to make it a bit easier for job seekers to respond to job ads. When you use this button to apply for a position, LinkedIn® generates a snapshot of […]Read More
Make Your IT Resume Pop!
You’ve heard the stories: Recruiters spend only 6 seconds scanning your resume Your resume will be sucked up by the black hole known as an ATS (applicant tracking system), never to be seen again How do you elude the 6-second scan or the gaping black hole? Expertise Summary There’s good news. The objective statement is […]Read More
How fit is your profile?
Have you looked at your profile lately? Not the one in the mirror; although if that one isn’t looking up to par, you might be interested in one of these 13 digital fitness tools for getting into physical shape. What about your professional profile? Have you looked at that lately? LinkedIn, the leading professional social networking site, […]Read More