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Information Technology Hiring Projected To Increase This Quarter

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

While the information technology field has still certainly kept afloat in the past recessions, it looks like things are about to get even better for IT consultants, IT recruiters, and IT managers.  Recent projections show a probably uptick in hiring IT contractors for this quarter.  What should IT professionals do with this information?  Act on it!

If you’re looking for new IT jobs, or have even vaguely considered the possibility, now is the time to make yourself available to technical recruiters and IT staffing firms.  Polish up your resumes and contact your favorite IT headhunters today.  Even if hiring takes a week or month to actually pick up, you’ll be ready when it does.

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Even if you’re only starting to ponder a job change, it’s time to start! The IT job market is heating up, so take advantage of it.

Ideal IT Resume Length: Google Weighs In

Monday, October 13th, 2014

The question of how long resumes should be has been debated by IT recruiters, IT contractors, and IT staffing firms for a long time.  While it’s unlikely there will ever be one answer for every in the information technology field, Google has recently given an interesting answer to the debate.  IT consultants and technical recruiters should obviously take many factors into consideration when polishing resumes, but here’s the excellent advice Google has given on resume length.

Resumes don’t necessarily have to be confined to one page, but they shouldn’t be novels, either.  The more concise a resume, the better a consultant looks.  A resume that is well-edited reflects well on an employee.  It doesn’t hurt to leave out details on a resume, as these can be filled in during interviews.  So take the time to edit and remove all the details you could fill in later in the hiring process—it may be key to getting you your dream IT jobs.

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It’s every IT contractor’s worst fear: their resume is a nightmare for IT recruiters and hiring managers to read. Don’t let yours be too long– or too short!

 

 

Don’t Make These Mistakes on Your IT Resumes!

Friday, October 10th, 2014

IT consultants, whether working on their own or with IT recruiters and IT staffing firms, must all rely quite a bit on their resumes as they search for IT jobs.  Beyond job interviews and good IT recruiters, IT contractors should consider their resumes to be the most important asset they have in their job search.  Here are 2 mistakes that will sink even the best resume to the bottom of the pile:

  1. Typos.  Depending on the company, typos can be a huge deal.  Google, for instance, always tosses any resume with typos in it.  While typos on a resume could be a big deal for any profession, in information technology, attention to detail can be crucial.  Typos on your resume make it pretty easy for potential managers to question how detail-oriented you really are.
  2.  Sharing confidential information.  If your resume is the place to prove your value as an employee, it’s certainly important to prove that you are trustworthy.  The worst way to do that is to include confidential information about an employer on your resume.  Just don’t do it.  Additionally, avoid giving contact information for your references.  While it’s not the worst mistake you could make, giving out all their contact information on your resume could and probably will be considered a breach of your references’ trust.  You’re revealing all their confidential contact information on something you’ll be sending out to a lot of people.  Save references’ information for later in the job process—they’ll thank you and it may just help save your chances of getting the job!
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Check that resume for typos before you submit it!


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