You’ve got a college degree, a good looking resume and an impressive listing of Information Technology (IT) skills but can’t seem to find an IT job.
Finding a Job doesn’t have to be a traumatic, nerve racking or frustrating experience filled with rejection, fear and pain!
Just follow this article series to find out what’s wrong or get back in control of YOUR job search.
Do You Have a Marketable Skill? Did you assume that because your skills were in-demand a few years ago, they are relevant today?
The market doesn’t lie! … If your phone isn’t ringing or you aren’t getting job interviews then your skills need to be updated!
What looks like a minor skill gap to you is a major skill gap to hiring managers because that’s what they’re paying for!
Is Your Resume Killing Your Career? Your resume screams “hire me because I need this job” and says little about what you can do for the employer!
Get a clue, no-one cares about you until you prove that you care about them!
Put yourself in the employer’s shoes by re-writing your resume to say: “here is what I can do for you” and you’ll get a job paying surprisingly more than you asked for!
Start your job search with a competitive analysis of your strengths and weaknesses in the current job market (SWOT Analysis) and then create a strategic job search plan that addresses your findings!
Applying for every online job doesn’t work because everyone else is doing the same thing and you must differentiate yourself to succeed.
Do You Suck at Job Interviews? You need to learn “how to interview properly” because something you’re doing is freaking out potential employers!
Face-to-face or phone interviews are make or break opportunities that can’t be treated casually or left to chance.
So learn “how to slam dunk job interviews” to improve your job search or get hired fast!
Can You Perform? Prove It! Performers get hired wherever they go!
Everything about your resume, job interviews or attitude must prove that you’re a performer because that’s what potential employers wants to hear!
Remember that IT Managers view: your past performance as the best indicator of your future performance.
So, get your act together and differentiate yourself from the competition. Prove that you’re a job candidate worthy of hire!
Remember that Employers are still hiring for Information Technology (IT) jobs despite the economy … so, if you can’t find an IT Job, you’re doing something wrong!
Finding a job doesn’t have to be an emotionally demanding, long-drawn out process. Just learn the process outlined in this series of articles and you will be in-charge of your job search.