Unless your best friend in high school persuaded you to join her mega-successful startup right after graduation—in which case you’re probably a millionaire, anyway—chances are pretty good you’ve applied for several jobs in the tech industry.
For most tech jobs, the application process is straightforward: you start by sending in your résumé and other materials. If the company likes what it sees, it will schedule a phone interview. If that goes well, you’ll have at least one in-person interview, after which the company will (hopefully) make you an acceptable offer.
But that’s a very simple description of a very complex process. In reality, there are a lot of variables and unknowns. No matter how good the economy, the job search is always challenging.
With that in mind, the Dice Career ToolKit will give you:
Job Hunting Basics, which you can use to begin (and refine) your employment quest. Here are just a few of the articles we have available:
- Check Out the Highest-Paying Tech Skills
- Finding the Right References for Your First Job
- Job-Hunting Advice from CIOs
- Standing Out From the Job-Hunting Pack
- 5 Ways to Ruin Your Job Search
The secrets to building up your Career Network, including:
- Networking: It’s About Quality, Not Quantity
- Use a ‘Buddy System’ When Networking
- 5 Professional Networking Tips for Introverts
Tips and tricks for creating the perfect Résumés and Cover Letters, such as:
- Power Verbs for Your Résumé and Cover Letter
- How to Write a Tech Résumé
- Top Cover Letter Tips From IT Managers
- Don’t Load Your Résumé With Jargon
And the best ways to conquer a Job Interview:
- Hacking Job Interviews
- 5 Basic Tips for Phone Interviews
- Add Emotional Intelligence to Job Interviews
- What Interviews Say About a Company’s Culture