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CV Tips for IT

Twenty years in the IT recruiting industry has taught us that some curricula vitae stand out more than others. And it’s not solely due to the candidate’s wealth of experience. The single task for a CV is to get you an interview! So it must contain enough detail to showcase your skills in each role without being too long.Remember that anything on your CV is fair game for the interviewer to ask you about, and then confirm through references, so make sure your CV is a fair and honest representa...

April 5, 2023

Your photo

Every so often, we see headshots on LinkedIn that make us automatically, often unconsciously, hesitate. The biggest perpetrators are the photos where the applicant is in a group with other people or where the applicant uses a casual holiday snapshot. Other detractors are garish lighting, rogue shadows, and poor focus.  While professional headshots are foolproof, they can also be time-consuming and expensive. Whether you have an SLR or a Smartphone, you can get the results you want.&nbs...

April 5, 2023

Interview tips

Research the company: History, what they do, industry trends, publications, and LinkedIn posts. Practice your answers to common questions: Why are you interested in our company? Tell us about yourself. Why should I hire you? What are your weaknesses and strengths? Prepare a list of questions to ask the interviewer: This is your chance to make sure the role is a good fit for you. How is performance measured? What are the challenges people in this role often face? What are the goals I wo...

April 5, 2023

Negotiating a salary

How to Negotiate a Salary Negotiate: (verb) to have formal discussions with someone to reach an agreement (Cambridge Dictionary). To negotiate is to discuss. We engage in discussions every day. There is no need to be intimidated about entering into a discussion. Keep that in mind as you negotiate your salary.  BEFORE Research the salary range for your particular industry. Look at your previous roles: what skills and experiences will you bring to the company? Wh...

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