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Date

October 14, 2003

Format

Electronic book text, 371 pages

ISBN

0072228458 / 9780072228458

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Overview


Main description

Land the IT job of your dreams with help from this insider guide. You’ll discover valuable interview strategies for standing in the crowd as an applicant and learn best practices for representing your experience, education, previous employment, and re-entry into the workforce. Containing critical dos and don’ts from thousands of IT professionals and off-the-record interviews with hiring managers from key technology companies, this book will increase your chances of getting hired.


Table of contents

Part I: What You Need to Know About Getting Hired1: What Really Happens in the Interview ProcessPart II: What to Do Before the Interview2: Acing the IT Résumé3: Getting the Interview4: Standing Out in the Crowd5: Making a Great First ImpressionPart III: The Interview6: The Questions Everyone Asks—and Answers that May Surprise You7: Mastering the Sticky Questions8: Special IT Interviewing Scenarios9: “Do You Have Any Questions?”Part IV: Closing the Deal10: Staying on Top11: Evaluating OffersPart V: Interview Encyclopedia12: Getting Past the Technical InterviewPart VI: AppendicesA: Staying Connected: IT Resource LinksB: Accessing the Brainbench Online Assessment


Author comments

Paula Moreira began her career as a techie and is currently the head of eLearning for a leading computer training company. She has spent the last 12 years working with IT professionals to help build their careers by developing and promoting their IT skills. She is also the Career Tech Editor for Certification Magazine and a frequent speaker at IT conferences. She is the author of Ace the IT Resume!


Back cover copy

Winning strategies for getting hired as an IT professional

Wondering how to stand out in the crowd and land the IT job of your dreams? Now you can go behind the scenes of the IT interview process and get inside the mind of potential employers using this insightful and practical guide. Learn what today's IT hiring managers are looking for and get expert tips for preparing yourself for the interview process--from start to finish. Including-off-the-record advice from hiring managers in key technology areas, this book shows you how to get past human resources, make a great first impression, ace common technical interview questions, avoid common mistakes, and much more. From overcoming pre-interview jitters to writing first-rate thank you letters and negotiating salary, this outstanding guide will increase your chances of getting hired. This ultimate interview reference also contains a handy section with job descriptions, qualifications checklists, and more than 500 sample interview questions for key IT jobs--including network administrators, Web designers, programmers, desktop support, consultants, and more.

  • Prepare with more than 500 frequently used interview questions--including sample answers hiring managers want to hear
  • Research potential employers and learn the six things you should know about the company before the interview
  • Present your skills effectively and position yourself for the job you want
  • Discover phone tips for getting through to the right hiring person
  • Learn which questions you should always ask at the end of an interview
  • Pick up strategies for scheduling next steps--including thank-you notes, references, and second interviews
  • Get valuable advice on evaluating job offers and negotiating salary
  • Find additional strategies at the companion Web site

Includes free online assessment from BrainBench





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