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How To Ace Your Job Interviews Or Get Hired!
Have you gone on several Information Technology (IT) job interviews, but haven’t received a job offer? If your answer is yes, you’re not as prepared for the interview as you should be.
chances of getting an Information Technology (IT) job are slim if you don’t prepare properly for the interview-even with a well-written resume.
But don’t give up! With the next five proven job interview tips, you can confidently prepare for your next IT job interview.
Build Your Career On Strengths Not Weaknesses
I have a cousin who was a skilled, talented
artist in high school. Whenever he was painting a portrait, he would be playing his favorite rock band and be singing and dancing along … all at the same time!
One thing led to another, and his “
artistic skills flourished into an entrepreneurial side business” and he started selling his portraits to supermarket chains!
Then it was time for college and his parents insisted on him choosing a career like “building engineering” that promised a stable income with lots of growth potentials vs. that of an entrepreneurial artist.
Put Your Blinders On Before You Read This!
Blinders are useful in potentially distracting situations because they increase one’s ability to focus.
For example, blinders are useful for
removing potentially distracting or scary scenes from a horse’s vision.
By preventing the horse from seeing everything in it’s peripheral vision, the rider can better control the horse’s focus or keep it on target.
So, what does “blinders on horses have to do with job descriptions”?
As you go about reading job descriptions and applying to jobs, you may become distracted, discouraged or even depressed by the skills or experience requirements posted on these job descriptions.
Tapping Into Your Magical Hiring Powers
As a Career Coach, I come across questions or discussions from job seekers “
looking for recruiter who can get them a job“.
From the way these statements are worded, it seems that all it takes for the job seeker to get a job is finding a recruiter with magical hiring powers.
But, is it really true?
Do recruiters have hiring powers and how much of the success or failure of the job search depends on the recruiter’s magical hiring powers?
Certifications Or Experience Which Is Better?
I have been in
business development / sales side of the Financial Services Industry for the past 15 years.
I have worked as a
VP for several Fortune 500 companies.
Due to the market downturn and layoffs, I find myself looking to other industries for stability.
I want to get into
Software / Network Sales and wanted to know what is the best way for me to break into the Information Technology industry
Should I get
A+ certified, get a masters in I.T.?
How To Boost IT Skills Rapidly Or Get Hired Fast
Learning a skill is one thing … knowing how to market, a skill a completely different thing!
That is why for example, some qualified business analysts fail to get a job that other less experienced business analysts succeed in getting.
Don’t assume that because you know a skill through
self study, formal education or training, you can just go out and get a job … because there is more to finding a job than that!
Some people are really good at selling themselves … even when they know little about the subject at hand.
Ace your Data Analyst Interview
If you are looking for
a scientific way to boost your data analysis skills or ace your Data Analyst job interviews, start using practice tests.
Research has shown that practice tests or quizzes improve retention, recall or understanding.
Research has also proven that workers who study and take quizzes have better long-term recall than their colleagues who study without taking quizzes.
Don’t use practice tests only in preparation for
certification exams because they are useful for much more than that!
Practice tests or quizzes are
effective for improving Data Analyst skills, retention or recall which helps you ace your Data Analyst job interviews!