Ace the IT Job Interview!

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November 4, 2003


Mixed media product, 371 pages


0072228458 / 9780072228458


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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 Hired 1: What Really Happens in the Interview Process Part II: What to Do Before the Interview 2: Acing the IT Résumé 3: Getting the Interview 4: Standing Out in the Crowd 5: Making a Great First Impression Part III: The Interview 6: The Questions Everyone Asks--and Answers that May Surprise You 7: Mastering the Sticky Questions 8: Special IT Interviewing Scenarios 9: "Do You Have Any Questions?" Part IV: Closing the Deal 10: Staying on Top 11: Evaluating Offers Part V: Interview Encyclopedia 12: Getting Past the Technical Interview Part VI: Appendices A: Staying Connected: IT Resource Links B: 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

Copyright 2014 McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings, LLC


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