How to Advertise and Screen for a CIO

it-hiring-managersThey were an 8000+ person firm in multiple locations, multiple states, who by natural cyclical attrition hired 200+ people a year. Their mechanism was simple – put a print ad (yes print! they hadn’t made a full commitment to the 21st century) and online ads in the right places and wait for the calls, emails and resumes to flow. And flow they did – like a tsunami, washing away even the most seasoned HR people.

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Book Review: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying

HowToSucceedThere are countless books on the market about managing your career, getting started in the working world or finding a job. Most of them are as dry as burnt toast. However, there is a new book out that I just read on these very topics which I thoroughly enjoyed. It’s “How to Succeed in Business without Really Crying, Lessons from a Life in Comedy” by Carol Leifer.

I must admit I love comedy and wanted to read this memoir to learn more about the author, whom I have always admired. Carol Leifer is a perennial comedy All-Star and a trailblazer for women in comedy. In her 40 years in the business, she has written and/or produced for such hits as Seinfeld, SNL, The Larry Sanders Show, Ellen, and Modern Family in addition to her stellar work as a standup comedian.

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How to Write an IT Resume Summary


Dear Aegistech,
How do I write a good CV summary? What should be included? — Vincent, Bronx  [Read more…]

How to Position Yourself for an IT Management Role


Project manager … process manager … development manager. The IT environment holds plenty of potential for moving beyond the workaday Java or .Net programmer, and into a new realm of responsibility and reward.  If you’re interested in an IT management role, try these 5 tips. [Read more…]

How to Choose Between Multiple Job Offers


In IT, if you have great technical skills, live in a hot job market and are looking for a new position, the world is your oyster.  At some point you will be presented with multiple job offers and tough choices.   [Read more…]

Hiring Managers: How to Revive a Stalled Candidate Search

As a hiring manager, you have a lot on your plate. You have your normal day-to-day work schedule that seems to be overflowing and never ending, and on top of all of that you have to find top talent for your team. This is a highly critical and time consuming affair and you need to be as efficient as possible to get it accomplished in a timely manner while still carrying a full work load.  [Read more…]

How to Answer the “What Are Your Weaknesses?” Interview Question


Dear Aegistech,
Every time I interview, there’s a question that stumps me. I never know what to say when the interviewer asks, “What are your weaknesses?” How should I respond? — Vladimir, Brooklyn  [Read more…]

11 Do’s and Don’ts for a Great Phone Interview


For 95% of IT candidates, phone screens are the first step in a longer interview process – an important opportunity to make a good first impression and get your foot in the door.  The hiring manager already sees something special in your resume, so apply these phone interview tips for planning and professionalism, and you’ll be one step closer to a face-to-face.  [Read more…]

6 Easy Ways to Improve Your IT Resume


As an IT staffing company with over 100 contract and full-time IT opportunities in the Northeast, we receive hundreds of resumes every day.  We asked our recruiting team what makes a CV stand out to them, and learned that a little extra writing effort on your part goes a long way in getting noticed.  [Read more…]

3 Proven Interview Prep Tips

As soon as a company asks you to interview, you’ve got one foot in the door. With some common sense preparation, you’ll improve your chances of going from an outsider looking in, to the candidate they’ve got to have. Here’s what to do.
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