Writing your resume, finding a vacancy, surviving the interview, surviving the job, keeping your skills up . . . IT careers aren’t easy, but we’re here to help. These are the 10 most popular career posts from Lifehacker in 2013.
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No matter how much interview preparation you do, there’s always that moment when the unexpected question shows up. Here are five particularly sneaky examples, why they get asked, and how you should respond.
Finding a job is tough enough as it is without having to go through harrowing interviews. Here’s everything you need to know about nailing them so you can get through it stress-free.
An unnamed man in Denver posted a job listing on Craigslist this week for an urgent IT position. The ad starts with the headline “IT Girl Needed ASAP” and goes on to showcase the prospective employer’s shirtless body. And that’s not even the worst part
Need to put together a resume but feeling overwhelmed by all the possible advice? This model resume highlights numerous key elements that can help your resume stand out from others.
Salaries are one of those topics we all love to discuss (unless we’re asked to reveal our own). So I won’t pretend I wasn’t curious about what the senior IT staff at the ABC earn.
Working with a recruiter can gain you access to vacancies that might not show up through other channels. Need to make sure your resume stands out to a recruiter? Recruitment expert Irene Kokov explains what you need to do.
In some offices you’ll look ridiculous without a collared shirt; in other places wrinkled T-shirts thrown on in haste are the norm. How can you choose what you wear on the first day in a new job?
If you’re thinking about changing IT jobs for a more senior position, moving to Brisbane may not be your best bet. What do key roles pay in major capital cities in Australia?
When job hunting, your resume has a way of highlighting little career imperfections in black and white. Maybe you’ve job-hopped, had a long gap between gigs or earned a degree that requires explaining (hello, art history majors!). Is there a way to smooth over these resume imperfections without being dishonest? You betcha.
They meet more people in an afternoon than most of us do in a year. But what faux pas do human resources pros see again and again during the interview process? We picked the brains of two high-profile executives to find out what you definitely should and shouldn’t say, as well as what they secretly think of your résumé.