Are you seeking employment?
Are you actively seeking employment within the IT industry? If you currently have a job and only browse job postings in hopes of something better coming along then you have a bit more time. If you are without work and actively seeking employment within the IT field then there are some steps you will need to follow to find the right job for you.
Following these steps will help your application and hiring process:
When you are seeking employment you may have a desired company that you wish to work for. You can search employment boards every single day for updates but often companies will also post open positions directly on their company website. It goes without saying that you should know something about the company you are applying at. Be sure to research the company and know some interesting facts in case you are called in for an interview. Being armed with information about the job and the company will let the interviewer know that you are serious about the position and becoming a real team member. Utilizing a staffing placement agency is another great way to obtain employment within the IT industry. There are many IT placement firms that have direct contacts to jobs before they are made available to other resources, e.g. ict banen. Placement agencies will do the pre-screening and also go over your resume and qualifications to match you with the best job for your attributes. Be sure to have an updated resume that is informational, organized and trendy. If you do not know how to write a proper resume there are services that provide expert resume writers. Staffing agencies also will often provide contact information for resume writers. Once you have landed an interview with a placement agency or the company you are hoping to work for you will need adequate interview clothing. Many jobs take on relaxed office environments with casual attire but when interviewing you will need to put your best foot forward.
Memorize and rehearse questions you may have for the interview.
During the interview process you will be asked at various times if you have any questions. If you have thoroughly researched the company you should have questions about the IT department, operating systems, schedule rotations and support options as well as basic office procedure questions. This is the best time to ask these questions. Having the right information will help you decide if the job is truly right for you. Human resource questions are not discouraged but are typically best left for after the position has been offered. It is always appropriate to ask basic questions about insurance availability, vacation and personal time but more in depth questions should be left for the Human Resources Specialist. Now that you have completed the interviewing process and followed valuable application tips you can begin the next step to a IT position at a new company.