Tech Job Hunting Basics

Looking for a new job is a stressful prospect. Here’s some straightforward advice for finding that next great gig:

Why Haven’t You Started Your Job Search?
For tech professionals, it would seem like an ideal time to look for a new job. So why do some hesitate?

5 Job Hunting Tips for Computer Science Grads
As strong as the tech job market is, computer science graduates still face challenges during their transition into the real world. While employers prize their smarts, they can be leery of a perceived lack of practical experience and business skills on the part of people looking for their first real job.

The Truth About Personal Branding
Is “brand building” yet another job-search fad? While easy for some to dismiss, the concept of branding does have some real-world application for those individuals who want to stand out from the pack.

Job Search Tips for Baby Boomers
For anyone over 50, the depressing reality is that a job search will likely prove significantly more challenging than for younger people. But rather than dwell on why you didn’t get the job, you should focus on what it’ll take to succeed next time.

5 Ways to Ruin Your Job Search
It’s difficult enough to remain actively engaged in a job search without worrying about self-sabotage. Fortunately for you, there are some strategies you can employ to make sure you don’t end up pursuing bad ideas that you think are really great at the time.

How to Break Out of a Job Search Rut
If you feel as if you’ve applied for too many positions without getting past the first interview (or even getting an interview at all), and you’ve become bored and frustrated with the process, you’re officially in a job-search rut. Forget about moving forward: The key at such moments is to rethink the way you look for work.

Use Data to Make Yourself Stand Out During a Job Search
Use facts and figures as often as you can to bolster your case during the hiring process. Here are some examples of how to do it.

Surviving Job Rejection
Rejection stings, especially when you’re sure you’d sailed through the interview process. Here’s how to get past it.

18 Responses to “Tech Job Hunting Basics”

  1. Debra Kahler

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    Debra Kahler

  2. I’ve been programming for 7 years and studied machine learning (PyTorch, Keras, Tensorflow) the last 3 years, working an unsuccessful self-owned business. Started looking for a job, sent out hundreds of applications… and 2 months later all I got is crickets. How are 129 million people employed? Is it even *possible* to get a job?

    Does anyone want to use me as a case study of the least successful job searcher ever?

  3. Reginald L Dupre

    Would be nice land a IT job in Hartford, CT area at an entry level In Help Desk or Desktop support job with no experience or college education or certifications.

  4. Bradley T Jones

    I am 47 yrs old. A W2/ 1099 independent Project manager/ Facility Director in Denver, Co. I made the decision last year to hang up my contractor hat and go back to corporate management. If your business is in the Denver area and looking for a hardworking, punctual employee that defines honor, integrity, and loyalty as core values please reply. All I require is a career path to middle manage and a liveable wage for the Denver market. Thank you for your time and consideration .

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    An experienced professional with 4 years of auditing experience in multi-sector client portfolio. Skilled in audit planning, assessing risk, reviewing data, analytical reasoning, preparing detailed reports on audit findings and performing follow-up audits.
    Actively seeking a challenging and demanding role in a dynamic professional environment where I can apply my knowledge and skills acquired through experience, thereby imparting valuable contribution towards the organization.

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