They 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.
How do I write a good CV summary? What should be included? — Vincent, Bronx [Read more…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
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.
Why should I work with an IT Recruiter? Why can’t I just apply directly through the employer’s website? — Dave in New Jersey [Read more…]
I’ve accepted a new job and I’m about to give notice – what should I do if I get a counter offer from my employer? — Avi in Westchester [Read more…]
I’ve got two great job offers. How should I choose which one to take? — Steven, Staten Island [Read more…]