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How to gain IT Employment

By awcarter ·
Hello,

I have been trying to get employment in the IT field but have been having the most difficult time. I submitted several resumes to numerous companies that have been posting positions that I believe I am qualified for. Half of the places I applied to have been entry level so that I can gain experience with the company and grow in the field. Some places I have gotten at least a response and have had interviews with but still no job. To give a brief description of my background I have a Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, a Master's Degree in Instructional Technology, another Master's in Information Systems Management, and another relatively recent Master's in International Business. All of my degrees are from well respected Universities in the country. I have a temporary job now that is not in my field at a retail store but it is barely paying minimum wage. I really could use some guidance and insight on how and where to apply to companies that is looking to hire an IT professional. I can start with entry level and grow from there but I just need that foot in the door. Please can anyone help and give advice?
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Tips to gain IT Employment

by deborasumopayroll In reply to How to gain IT Employment

Save Time Job Searching by Using Advanced Search Options on Job Boards: All the major job boards, such as Indeed.com, SimplyHired.com, CareerBuilder.com, and Monster.com, have an “Advanced Search” option where you can search by keyword, location, a radius of a location, job title, company, type of job, date posted, and other options

Search—and Apply—to Jobs You're Qualified For: Applying for every job you find isn't always a good idea. It simply isn't efficient. Instead, seek out jobs that match your qualifications. That way, you’ll have a better chance of getting selected for an interview. Sending out random resumes and cover letters is just going to be a waste of time. Before you start job hunting, take the time to decide what type of job you’re seeking.

Don’t Stop Applying for Jobs While You Are Waiting to Hear Back From an Employer: The most likely outcome is that you'll get a lot of rejections before you land a job. Instead of getting discouraged, learn from your mistakes and keep applying until you get the right offer. Waiting to hear the results from your application or interviews will only extend the length of time your job search takes. Worst-case scenario, you’ll be juggling multiple job offers. That’s a good thing.

Create a Specific Cover Letter to Help Your Resume Get Noticed: You only have a few seconds to impress a hiring manager enough to select you for an interview. Hiring managers want to see what you can do for the company written in the first paragraph of your cover letter.

You Don't Need to Include All Your Experience on Your Resume: Some job seekers put decades of work experience on their resumes. Unfortunately, that’s not going to impress anyone. It dates you, it’s too much information, and it may be too much experience for most job openings.

Include More Than Full-Time Employment on Your Resume: If you’ve been out of work, you don’t want your resume to look like you haven’t done anything since you were laid-off. There are other things besides your employment history you can use to bolster your resume.

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