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5 Reasons Summer is Prime IT Job Search Time Jul 14 , 2016

Conducting a job search in the summer means being ready for anything.
Although hiring for many companies does slow down over the summer, there are some ways that summer can be prime time to search for a new IT job. Here are some good reasons why you shouldn't give up on your job search this summer. 1. You won't have as much competition for… Read More

Best Practices for Recruitment Process Outsourcing Jul 6 , 2016

It's good to have an idea about best practices in recruitment process outsourcing.
Recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) is the use of an outside company to handle some or all of the aspects of recruiting to fill jobs for your business. Companies use RPO to make the hiring process faster and more effective, using the expertise of dedicated … Read More

What To Do When You're Desperate For an IT Job Jul 6 , 2016

You might feel desperate about getting a job, but you don't want to show it to a potential employer.

Being desperate has an almost universally negative connotation, but it can be how you feel when you're trying to get an IT job before your savings runs out or you can no longer pay your rent. While you may feel desperate, you don't…

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IT Recruiting Explained: What Hiring Managers Need to Know Jul 6 , 2016

Hiring managers need all the help they can get to acquire the best possible IT talent for their company.

As a hiring manager, you may not know what to expect from an IT recruiter or what IT recruiting is all about. Before you decide to have an IT recruiter help your company acquire IT talent, you may want to get an idea about what…

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6 Things to Expect During Your Summer IT Job Search Jun 30 , 2016

Conducting a serious IT job search during the summer months may feel like trying to cross a desert without any shade.

Summer IT job searches have unexpected challenges that can slow down the process and make it difficult to know how to proceed or where to turn. Knowing what to expect is your best chance to break the logjam, if tha…

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Approaching Top Talent: What Not to Do Jun 1 , 2016

Reaching out to top talent takes some know-how.

Companies want top talent. In fact, many companies need top talent to accomplish their goals and continue to grow. Recruiting top talent will only be successful if it is handled correctly, and companies often make mistakes in how they reach out to top talent. In most cases, top …

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Should IT Recruiters Recruit on College Campuses? May 18 , 2016

Recruiting efforts on college campuses are focused on relationships and offering opportunities.

Of course, most if not all IT recruiters have attended college and been trained in a variety of ways how to find the best IT job candidates for all kinds of IT positions. They may have been trained in the IT field themselves, or in huma…

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5 Ways Recruitment Process Outsourcing Adds Value to Your Business May 12 , 2016

The hiring process is complex, with many steps that take significant time and expertise to navigate. Hiring requires both identifying and attracting candidates that have highly specialized skills as well as soft skills like team management and collaboration skills. Some companies are well equipped to handle all aspects of the hiring process …

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A Tale of Two IT Recruiters May 5 , 2016

Recruiters use different methods to fill open IT positions.

We've already established in a previous post that effective recruiting has elements of both art and science in it. Recruiting technology may rub some people the wrong way with its impersonality, but it isn't going anywhere because it is effective at narrowing down the can…

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How Advertising Language Can Make Your Resume Stand Out Apr 28 , 2016

Using Advertising techniques on your resume can make you stand out from the crowd.

The goal of sending or posting your resume is the same as the goal of advertising - to sell a commodity - yourself. Advertising has its own language and methods to make products attractive to consumers, and IT job seekers can use some of these metho…

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How to Be the Talent IT Recruiters are Seeking Apr 20 , 2016

A recruiter is looking for talent that stands out in a crowd.

One recent study about the recruiting process stated that the average time a recruiter spends looking at a resume when trying to fill a position is six seconds. In only six seconds, the typical recruiter has either flagged your resume for a closer look or decided that y…

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IT Recruiting: Art or Science? Apr 20 , 2016

IT recruiting may seem like nothing more than science, but there is more than meets the eye.

Recruiting is one of the many professions that take part in an age-old debate: Is it more of an art, or more of a science? The Science of Recruiting Those who say that recruiting is more of a science point to the use of applicant…

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How to Find IT Talent That Isn't Looking for You Apr 13 , 2016

Looking for IT talent is getting increasingly difficult.

It is becoming increasingly difficult to find quality candidates for some IT jobs, especially positions that involve specialized skills and certifications that only a small number of people have obtained. The talent shortage in the IT field is only expected to get worse over…

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A Better Way to Use IT Job Boards Apr 7 , 2016

There is more than one way to use job boards when looking for a job.

Most IT job seekers use job boards as one resource when they look for jobs, either to see what kinds of jobs are out there or to search for a new job after losing theirs. Companies and recruiters post job openings on these job boards, and job seekers can post the…

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IT Experience vs. IT Education: Which is More Important When Recruiting? Mar 3 , 2016

A formal degree shows that you have achieved a level of knowledge in a particular subject area.

It's an age-old debate: is formal education more important, or is experience what really matters? In the IT field, hiring managers and recruiters must make this decision every day when choosing between candidates for positions they need…

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How to Job Hunt While You're Working Feb 26 , 2016

Searching for a job while employed can be done if you are careful.

If your current IT job is less than ideal, one recourse you have is to look for a new job while remaining in your current position. Conducting a job search can cause problems for you if your current employer realizes you are looking; however, there are some ways to…

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How to Tell if a Recruiter is Worth It Feb 26 , 2016

Good recruiters develop methods of identifying top talent.

Companies pay thousands of dollars to recruiters for help in finding and hiring needed employees. There are effective recruiters out there who use proven techniques to find quality candidates, but there are also recruiters who aren't worth a fraction of what they are paid …

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Should You Work as an IT Contractor? Feb 16 , 2016

Contracted jobs, which are hourly, temporary and don't pay benefits, are becoming more plentiful in the IT field. Companies may prefer to hire contractors or freelancers for several reasons, but are such jobs beneficial for those in the IT field looking for work? Advantages of Contract or Freelance IT Positions One advantage …

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Using Psychology in IT Recruiting Feb 16 , 2016

In the process of recruiting for IT positions, psychology can be a useful tool. There are several points in the recruiting process that can be improved by using psychology to better understand and make decisions about how to present job opportunities and what to look for when hiring. Presenting Opportunities It's import…

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8 Unusual IT Jobs and the Qualifications You Need to Get Them Feb 10 , 2016

Computer forensics is one of many unusual IT jobs.

The field of information technology has become large and diverse. Here are some of the most unusual jobs in the IT field with the qualifications required to get them. 1. Geospatial Technology Professional Uses geographic data to evaluate and communicate about trends and …

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Going Back to School vs. Learning on the Job: Which is Better? Feb 10 , 2016

Many open IT positions require candidates to learn new skills.

In the IT field, jobs are often complex and highly specialized, requiring specific skills and ongoing training as technology continues to advance at a rapid pace. For some jobs, the talent pool is small and emptied of fish quickly after being stocked each year as stude…

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Thought Leader Series: How to Improve Job Candidate Selection Feb 10 , 2016

Elinor Stutz, CEO of Smooth Sale, delivers inspirational keynotes at conferences. She authored the international bestselling book, "Nice Girls DO Get the Sale: Relationship Building That Gets Results," and "HIRED! How to Use Sales Techniques to Sell Yourself On Interviews." Although hiring managers and job seekers sit on opposit…

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Dealing with a Talent Shortage Jan 28 , 2016

IT hiring managers are fighting an uphill battle. According to a recent Gartner report entitled "Service Providers Are Waging War against U.S. Talent Shortage with Unconventional Methods", the U.S. Department of Labor projects that, by 2020, there will be 1.4 million computer specialist job openings. At the same time, universities are projected…

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Attracting Job Seekers to Your Company Website Jan 21 , 2016

Getting IT professionals to browse your company's website can help with recruiting efforts.

One way to build a list of potential future job candidates is to attract them to your company's website. Many corporate websites are not attractive to potential job seekers or currently employed IT professionals that may one day want to wor…

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Where Job Seekers Hang Out (And How Hiring Managers Can Meet Them There) Jan 21 , 2016

Of course, job seekers hang out on social media, but where specifically do they hang out?

For many IT job openings, it is increasingly difficult to find quality candidates with enough skills and experience to have any chance of success. Employers don't want to settle for a candidate that has little chance of being able to do the j…

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Expert Interview Series: Victoria Crispo About IT Jobs in the Nonprofit Sector Jan 21 , 2016

There are two kinds of employees that drive the modern workforce: those who work hard to support themselves and their families - improving their circumstances in any number of industries - and those who are motivated by the well-being of others. For the latter, making a living and supporting loved ones is still a priority, they just ch…

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The Risky Job Search: Why Playing it Safe May Not Get You the IT Job You Want Jan 14 , 2016

Searching for an IT job can be fraught with angst, nail-biting tension, and generally uncomfortable moments. When you are in the market for a new position, you may have a tendency to avoid as many stomach-churning incidents as possible by playing it safe. For instance, you may decide not to search for a job while employed for fear that you…

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Using Marketing Techniques to Recruit for IT Positions Jan 14 , 2016

Inbound marketing can be an effective tool when building a talent network.

Effective recruiting techniques involve some amount of marketing. Without marketing the opportunities as well as the company itself, it becomes difficult to attract quality candidates, many of whom are reluctant to work for a company they've never heard of.…

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Integrating Your IT Job Search Into Your Everyday Life Jan 6 , 2016

Networking can be a key to a successful job search.

It can seem strange and foreign to conduct a job search. All that paperwork that has to be filled out just right, and the whole interview process where one conversation can determine the next several years of your life can keep you in a state of constant stress until it's over. B…

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6 IT Recruiting Techniques You Can Steal From the Sales Department Jan 6 , 2016

IT recruiting is not exactly like sales. It's like sales times two. On the one hand, recruiters have the task of selling employers on the merits of prospective hires. On the other hand, recruiters must sell potential hires on the merits of employers. Thus, it makes sense that effective IT recruiters employ many of the same techniques that …

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The Fine Art of Negotiating an IT Job Offer Dec 23 , 2015

Negotiating an IT job offer is not an exact science. Rather, it is an art form, albeit one that many job seekers have trouble mastering. Think of it as a delicate dance, with each partner hoping to make all the right moves while not stepping on the other's toes or injuring themselves in the process. If you are in the interview process for …

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When Good IT Candidates are Hard to Find Dec 23 , 2015

For some specialized IT positions, it can be difficult to find good candidates in the general job market.

Many IT jobs require specific skills that only a small number of people in the workforce have. Finding quality candidates to fill these specialized positions is difficult at best, and is often nearly impossible using tradition…

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8 Best IT Job Opportunities for 2016 Dec 16 , 2015

2016 will bring many different opportunities in the IT field.

When considering how to approach a job search, it helps to know what kinds of IT jobs will be in demand in the coming year. Here are a handful of ideas to get job seekers planning and positioning themselves in the best possible way. 1. Database Management The …

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Getting the Most From an IT Recruiter Dec 16 , 2015

The relationship between a business and its IT recruiting service is a lot like a marriage. It sometimes starts out with giddy optimism and is followed by a period of inevitable adjustment as both parties learn the ins and outs of the relationship. The question is, how do you keep the love alive in your relationship with an IT recruiter? C…

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7 Things You Won't Have to Do If You Work With an IT Recruiter Dec 9 , 2015

If you are on the fence about using an IT recruitment agency to handle your staffing needs, it may be time to hop off and put your feet firmly on the ground. Here's why. Much like the difference between buying a suit off the rack and having a tailor custom-make your clothing, IT recruiters provide access to candidates that are custom-fit f…

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Pros and Cons of Switching IT Jobs When Recruited Dec 9 , 2015

Careful consideration will help you make a good choice about whether to switch jobs as a result of a recruiter's offer.

Most recruiters know that many of the most qualified candidates for a particular position are already employed in good jobs when the position becomes open. Recruiters spend time opening communication with these qualifi…

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Top 6 Mistakes IT Job Seekers Make Dec 3 , 2015

Staying positive while job searching will make the process more successful.

Job search blunders can cost job seekers the IT job opportunities they really want, leading to a much longer job search or settling for a job they don't really want. Here are some common job search mistakes and how IT job seekers can avoid making them. …

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Hitting a Recruiter's Target Every Time Dec 3 , 2015

Knowing how to approach and interact with a recruiter can help get you to the interview process.

IT recruiters don't make final hiring decisions, but they do much of the legwork in the lead up. To get in front of a company hiring manager, you've first got to get onto the recruiter's radar and get his attention. How to Introdu…

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You Were Fired: Now What? Nov 27 , 2015

You can move forward in your career after being fired.

Getting fired can happen to the best of employees due to a variety of reasons, some of which are beyond their control. Firings happen for many reasons other than incompetence or insubordination, and termination from a job can even occur when it is least expected. Not every j…

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6 Things Companies Can't Do Without a Recruiter Nov 27 , 2015

Recruiters can help companies in many ways.

Companies often debate whether it's more cost-effective to work with a recruiter or to handle their hiring needs completely in-house. Social media, internet newsletters and employee referral programs have made it easier and less time consuming to build talent networks, and larger compani…

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What IT Job Seekers Need to Know About Applicant Tracking Software Nov 19 , 2015

If you sumbit your resume online, chances are, it will be screened with applicant tracking software.

As the cost of applicant tracking software comes down, more and more companies are seeing these systems as a good solution to dealing with hundreds of resumes for each open position. Currently, many smaller companies still review r…

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Top 5 Reasons to Start an Employee Referral Program Nov 19 , 2015

Offering rewards for quality referrals helps motivate employees to participate in the program.

Employee referral programs can be a source of quality candidates that companies turn to when open positions need to be filled. Although it does take some administrative work to establish and maintain an ERP, most companies have found tha…

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How to Be the Top Candidate at Every Interview Nov 11 , 2015

It's not enough to be well qualified; one must be the top candidate to get the job.

In an IT job search, sometimes it isn't enough to have the exact qualifications for an open position. For positions where multiple candidates are well qualified, it is necessary to be the best candidate for the position. It's about demonstrating yo…

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A Day in the Life of an IT Recruiter Nov 11 , 2015

Recruiting involves many different skills and services in human resources management.

What happens in a typical recruiter's day? Let's explore a day in the life of "Jim" the IT recruiter to gain some insight into how recruiting happens. When Jim comes into the office in the morning, several things probably call for his attention…

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Lowering the Cost of Hiring Without Sacrificing Quality Nov 5 , 2015

Hiring costs can be lowered using various techniques, even recruiting services.

There are many costs involved in hiring employees. Fees paid to list the job in various places and recruiting fees are the most obvious costs, but there can also be travel fees, salaries paid to the interview team for time spent interviewing, and even …

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Finances of the IT Job Search: How to Make It All Work Nov 5 , 2015

A job search can have costs associated with it, but there are ways to save if you look hard enough.

There are certain expenses associated with any job search, which can vary depending on whether the search is local or covers a distance. Spending a lot of money on a job search may not be feasible when you are out of work, but there…

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What is a Purple Squirrel? Oct 29 , 2015

This is the closest thing to a purple squirrel we could find.
In recruiting and hiring circles, a purple squirrel is the term used for the almost-impossible ideal job candidate that has all of the qualifications for a particular job opening, lives in the exact right location to be hired, and is willing to work for a low salary considering the… Read More

6 Things to Do While Waiting for the Perfect Job Oct 29 , 2015

There are lots of things you can do while looking for your dream job.

So you find the perfect IT job (or several great possibilities) and waste no time applying for them. Once you've sent the application, resume, and cover letter, what do you do? You wait. And if you get an interview, what then? Usually, you wait. Unfortunately, w…

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6 Ways to Effectively Communicate with Your IT Recruiter Oct 21 , 2015

Using phone calls judiciously will keep you on your recruiter's good side.

Communicating with your IT recruiter may not be as easy as it seems. Should you call in every day or every week? What kind and how much information should you give? When you have questions, should you contact the recruiter by email or pick up the phone? How…

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IT Hiring Managers: Get Help Now Oct 21 , 2015

Using a recruiter is a good idea even for companies with hiring managers.

As an IT hiring manager, you may feel that it's your job to find quality IT candidates with which your company can fill open positions. Using a recruiter may feel like cheating or shirking your duties; however, except for in large companies, most hiring mana…

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5 Benefits of Using an IT Recruiter Oct 14 , 2015

A recruiter can help you stand out from the crowd.

In the IT field, it can be difficult to find just the right job to use your mix of skills and experience. Chances are, the job is out there, but whether or not you can find it without some help is very much in question. Using a recruiter can be beneficial in finding just what you …

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The Rise of Mobile Recruiting Oct 14 , 2015

Job seekers are using every device possible to their advantage as they look for jobs.

Mobile recruiting isn't really all that new. It started in 2007 or so as more job candidates began to use their smartphones for almost everything. But the recession of 2008 and beyond put a damper on mobile recruiting because most e…

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7 Things IT Recruiters Can't Do Oct 7 , 2015

Recruiters are skilled at connecting people with jobs.

IT recruiters are professionals who help companies find the best possible candidates to fill their open positions and help candidates find the best possible job fitting their qualifications. Many IT recruiters are good at what they do, even though they juggle an almost imposs…

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Social Media Recruiting: The Boundaries Problem and How to Solve It Oct 7 , 2015

Social media recruiting relies on building relationships and contacts with job prospects through social media.

Social media has forever changed the way most recruiting is done, but its openness also poses problems for recruiters as the boundaries between work and personal can easily begin to blur. Since social media offers great o…

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Why IT Recruiting is Not a Panacea Oct 7 , 2015

Recruiters need specific information from companies to match talent with their open positions.

Successful recruiting requires certain things from the recruiter and certain things from the company seeking employees. Hiring a recruiter can be a great move for a company, but it doesn't work as well as it can without both sides doing …

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7 Tips for Finding an IT Job After Termination Sep 30 , 2015

Being able to explain your termination well in an interview can help you find a new job.

Termination happens for many different reasons, and no matter the reason, it makes finding a new job more difficult. Here are some tips for turning things around and finding a new IT job after a termination. 1. Start Looking Immedia…

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Reading Between the Lines: What Recruiters Should Know Sep 23 , 2015

Parroting and clarifying will give you a better sense of what a business really wants in a new hire.

Recruiters and hiring managers are often tasked with using other people's job descriptions and criteria to find and hire employees. But communication is an imperfect business--an art, and not a science. Although VPs and department …

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6 Unique Skills to Include on an IT Resume Sep 23 , 2015

Knowing what skills are important to put on an IT resume can make the difference in a job search.

When conducting an IT job search, it is important to include pertinent skills on your resume so that recruiters and hiring managers can match you up with the essential skills they are looking for in a candidate. The skills deemed p…

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The Difference Between a Job and an Opportunity Sep 16 , 2015

A positive attitude is one of your best assets on the job.

A job is where you go to put in your time and get a paycheck. You perform needed skills, do what you're told, and get it done so you can get on with the better things in life. Some people like their jobs, and others don't.

Even the best IT job may not provide fulfi…

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The Importance of Relationships in IT Recruiting Sep 16 , 2015

Building a pool of possible applicants who already know your company will eventually speed up the hiring process.

When a company has an open IT position, the hiring manager will often engage in recruiting efforts to find the best possible candidates. The hiring process can take weeks or months and is not always successful at attra…

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Thought Leader Series: How to Nail Your Video Interview Sep 9 , 2015

Alexis Schroeder is a 22-year-old fitness, finance and travel blogger. She writes about saving money while living a healthy, adventurous life in her 20s.

Living in the 21st century has led to many aspects of life being modified with new technological advances - including how job interviews are done. As electronics are coming more …

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Evaluating the Cultural Fit of Job Candidates Sep 9 , 2015

Assessing cultural fit will save companies money and time.

Cultural fit is how the values, beliefs, outlook and behavior of potential job candidates match those of the company looking to hire them. Cultural fit is important to many companies so that IT employees have an easier time working within the system and collaborating with …

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The Importance of Honesty in an IT Job Search Sep 9 , 2015

When applying for a job, it's important to be honest about your qualifications and experience.

If in your zeal to get your next job, you have ever put something on a resume or communicated something in an interview that wasn't true, you are in good company. In a Career Builder study, 63% of IT hiring managers reported that they'd …

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Expert Interview Series: Eric Friedman on Pre-employment Skills Testing Sep 9 , 2015

For hiring managers and job recruiters, the glut in today's job market can be overwhelming. "With unemployment at current levels and online job postings drawing so many applications per job, it's becoming more and more difficult to pick the truly experienced individuals out from the volumes of inflated resumes," says Eric Fried…

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IT Recruiting: Building a Talent Pipeline Sep 2 , 2015

IT recruitment gets easier when companies develop or access a talent pipeline.
IT positions can be notoriously difficult to fill quickly, especially if they require a specialized skill set or advanced training. Wise businesses don't just look to hire when they need to fill a position. By building an IT talent pipeline, they have a source of… Read More

How to Talk to an IT Recruiter Sep 2 , 2015

Talking to a recruiter can be the first step to a new IT position.

When an IT recruiter contacts you about a possible job, it's natural to get excited and also nervous. You want to say the things a recruiter wants to hear, but how do you know what those things are? What if you make some unknown, but fatal mistake in the conversati…

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Mobile Recruiting: Reaching IT Talent Where It's At Aug 20 , 2015

Most job seekers now use mobile devices to find and apply for jobs.

A recent survey showed that 90 percent of respondents checked their mobile device in the first hour they are awake and 50 percent checked their phones 25 times a day. Among 18 to 24 year olds, a prime age group for IT recruiting, 50 percent checked th…

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8 IT Job Search Mistakes and How to Avoid Them Aug 12 , 2015

The job search process has definite do's and don'ts to be aware of.

The job search is the first step to getting the IT job you want, but many people make basic mistakes that prevent them from taking advantage of opportunities that might otherwise be open to them. Here are some of the biggest mistakes IT job seekers make and what s…

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What Top Quality IT Employees Have in Common Aug 12 , 2015

Personal characteristics can be as important in an IT employee as technical expertise.

IT job descriptions are often very specific about the skills needed for the position. It may be a specific programming language, technical support ability, or project management skills, but it's not likely an applicant will get the job withou…

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6 Recruiting Tips for IT Staffers Aug 5 , 2015

Recruiting top quality IT staff can be a challenge.

Despite the number of resumes received on many job listings, it can still be difficult to find qualified candidates for many IT jobs requiring a specialized skill set or a certain level of experience. Recruiters want to attract the best candidates possible for open positions, and…

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The Second Interview: How to Stand Out Aug 5 , 2015

The second interview gets you one step closer to a job offer.

Getting a second interview is an accomplishment, but the process of landing that IT job is far from over. It's important to handle the second interview as well or even better than the first in order to distinguish yourself from the remaining candidates. Here are s…

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Is There Really an IT Talent Shortage? Jul 29 , 2015

If you talk to IT hiring managers and their colleagues, many would probably tell you that there is a definite shortage of the kind of candidates they need to fill positions in their companies. An Information Week study yielded 73-88% of respondents who indicated a talent shortage in one or more areas of information technology, depending on the …

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Thought Leader Series: What You Need to Know About Social Recruiting Jul 29 , 2015

Joydeep Bhattacharya holds a decade of experience in online marketing and is the author of the SEO blog Seosandwitch.com, where he regularly shares his ideas and experiences. You can follow him on Twitter. As with everything else in the world, traditional methods of recruitment have been affected by the Internet and social media; now, s…

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Streamlining the Hiring Process Jul 22 , 2015

Making the hiring process simpler makes staffing your company more manageable.

If the IT recruitment and hiring process wasn't complex and time consuming, companies wouldn't need hiring managers. There are things IT hiring managers can do, however, to simplify the hiring process and make it not only more manageable, but m…

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Online Etiquette for IT Job Seekers Jul 22 , 2015

It's important to observe online etiquette, or netiquette, when looking for an IT job.

With many job applications being done online these days, it is important for IT job seekers to know the proper way to conduct themselves online. By respecting boundaries and demonstrating respect for hiring personnel, you will avoid obstacles that cou…

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What To Do After the Interview Jul 15 , 2015

To stand out from others interviewed, follow-up is crucial.

In the IT field, competition for quality jobs can be fierce. When you finally get an interview for a job you really want, you should pull out all the stops in order to make a good impression. But more and more, IT job candidates are finding that it isn't enough to h…

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4 IT Staffing Challenges and How to Solve Them Jul 15 , 2015

Optimizing the number of IT staff can be a challenge.

The quality of a company's IT staff is perhaps more important than for any other area of the company. If IT staff don't know their stuff, the entire infrastructure of the company is at risk of failure. Finding and keeping quality IT staff is filled with challenges. H…

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9 IT Staffing Trends You Should Know About Jul 8 , 2015

IT staffing is a complex need of many companies.

Few fields experience change as rapidly as information technology. As companies perpetually seek technological solutions to their problems, information technology innovates to provide the needed solutions. This rapid change leads to ever-evolving needs in IT staffing. Here are…

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What to Do Immediately When Your Employee Leaves Your Company Jul 1 , 2015

Does this sound familiar? You've been trying to track down a billing issue with one of your suppliers for over a month. After sending yet another follow-up email to your account manager, you finally receive a response. It starts out by saying "So-and-So is no longer with our company..." The first thing that probably crosses your mind is how lon…

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Getting Creative with Your Online Portfolio Jul 1 , 2015

When it comes time to build an online portfolio, you want to create something that delivers the right message and a great first impression, but also doesn't go overboard. Read on to discover the five best elements to include when creating a site to highlight your resume and achievements.

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Making a Job Offer They Can't Refuse Jul 1 , 2015

The road to "you're hired" can be a bumpy one for both hiring manager and candidate.

The factor that makes IT recruitment somewhat difficult is that there are still many job openings in the field and not as many quality candidates as there might be in some other fields. Here are some tricks for getting your preferred IT cand…

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7 Ways for Hiring Managers to Get the Most Out of Social Media Jun 24 , 2015

Social media has become an extremely effective way for hiring managers to find and hire some of the best in their industry, but you have to know how to use those media effectively. The following seven considerations will help you not only find the right candidates, they will help you develop a reliable network and build a better community for y…

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How to Rejoin the Workforce Like You Never Left Jun 24 , 2015

If you have been out of the workforce for a while, going back can seem a bit intimidating. You aren't accustomed to going into an office or having to attend meetings. Then there are the butterflies that come with starting a new job. But by finding the right job, the transition can be relatively painless.  

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IT Staffing: 5 Keys to Conducting a Productive Interview Jun 17 , 2015

Interviewing potential applicants can be a time intensive and tiring process that leaves you wishing that the whole hiring thing was over and done. With the right interview questions, though, you can not only simplify the process, but you can determine the best candidates based on the things that really matter. For those in IT staffing you know…

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Is Your Cover Letter Personalized Enough? Jun 17 , 2015

To your delight, you see the perfect job description flash across the screen. You're instantly ready to respond and make the position yours. At this very juncture, it is best to stop, plant your feet on the ground, and take an analytical approach. Leave emotion behind in order to provide the best cover letter possible. After all, the cover lett…

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5 Tips for Discovering the Best Passive Job Candidates Jun 10 , 2015

Passive job candidates need you to make them look.

One survey found that about half of all employees are happy with their work and have no intention of leaving. Of the other half, only about 10% are actively looking - but they're outnumbered by the nearly 40% who aren't looking but are open to making a change. That means if …

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IT Resume Makeover: Top 4 Tips for Updating Your Resume Jun 3 , 2015

Unless you've made contact at a job fair, your resume is probably your first chance to make an impression on a recruiter or hiring manager. If your resume doesn't show them that you're looking for the kind of role they're hiring for and that you have the skills to do the job, you probably won't get the chance to change their minds in person. Us…

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How to Hire a Top-Notch Developer Jun 2 , 2015

Two decades ago it was difficult to find a web developer because there were so few. Now there are plenty of developers on the market, but finding a top-notch candidate remains a challenge, particularly when you need a web developer. People seem to think that creating a single webpage makes them an expert, but the truth is that web developm…

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Top Tips for Working with a GDH Recruiter Feb 23 , 2015

Top Tips for Working with a GDH Recruiter At GDH, we pride ourselves with being responsive and empathetic to our candidates. We know that a job search and career move is a big step. Here are a few tips for working with your GDH Recruiter when searching for your next role: 1. Honesty is key.

  • Keep track of positions you appl…
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Interview Tips from GDH Recruiters Jan 6 , 2015

2015 brings a lot of potential for career advancement. Our Recruiters have come up with their top 10 interview tips for those of you looking to start something new this year. Are you considering making a career move in 2015? It’s not too late to add it to your New Year’s resolution! Top interview tips from the GDH recruiting team: 1. …

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