Especially in the beginning of the year, people are calling me and asking me how long will it take to create a resume. Apparently these people have been thinking about creating a resume for weeks and now a headhunter has called, or they saw a job posting, and they want a resume in 24 hours or less.Details
According to a 2005 survey of 102 executive recruiters by ExecuNet, an executive job-search and networking organization, 75% of recruiters use search engines to uncover information about candidates, and 26% of recruiters have eliminated candidates because of information found online. What does your online profile look like?Details
According to Computerworld. 2006 should be a good year for IT professionals. In fact the numbers of jobs posted on Dice.com from January through September for developers, project managers and help desk technicians rose 40%, 47% and 45%, respectively, compared with the same period in 2004. Interestingly, with all the talk of outsourcing, less than 5% of the 10 million people who make up the U.S. IT job market had been displaced by foreign workers through 2004. The survey also indicates the top 4 jobs that employers seek.Details
When you are interviewing with your potential next boss, consider shat a manager is really looking for. Interestingly, I asked over 200 staff what a manager seeks, and only 2 had any clue. So here is an insight that you should use when you are interviewing for a potential job.Details
I had a client today who is getting interviews but not offers. Not a bad place to be, but very frustrating because he has interviewed for positions he really wants. When I asked him what happened in the interview, it was clear that there was at least one thing he was failing to do.Details
A Computerworld article indicated that in a recent survey of 210 senior IT executives at Global 1,000 companies and 242 executives at outsourcing service providers, the percentage of users satisfied with offshoring providers fell from 79% to 62% over the past year. Even more telling was the number of customers who prematurely ended domestic or offshore outsourcing contracts within a year: That figure jumped from 21% in 2004 to 51% this year. Yet, in a PricewaterhouseCoopers survey, 74% of the respondents said they plan to increase their use of offshore contractors. So while outsourcing is not living up to its expectations, it is still a growing trend. What does this mean to the IT professional?Details
I recently wrote a resume for an entry-level IT professional who had very little experience in computers except for what he had learned in school. He had few hands-on courses, no certifications and a mediocre GPA. His prospects for gaining a job interview were slim. Jumping to the end of the story, the resume I put together for him resulted in 3 calls from employers in the first 24 hours. So what magic did I perform? I stressed his attitude.Details
I can’t tell my clients enough the importance of sending a Thank You letter after an interview.
In a recent survey of hiring managers, nearly 15% say they would not hire someone who failed to send a Thank You letter after the interview. And 32 % say they would still consider the candidate, but would think less of him or her.