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Job Seeker Advice: Making a Connection with the Interviewer

The interview is the most important part of the hiring process. You might seem like the perfect fit for a position on paper but to land the job, connecting with the interviewer will likely determine whether or not you will move forward in the process. This is even more critical in today’s tech-savvy world where many first interviews are conducted virtually or via telephone. If you fail to connect with your interviewer during the interview, he or she might assess that you may not interact well with co-workers, so it’s important to make a good first impression.

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By itacareers
December 10, 2019

Job Seekers: Tell Your Story

Polish your resume. Be prepared. Dress for success. Be confident. Make eye contact. Ask questions. These are just a few tips candidates typically receive before having a job interview. A few ITAC associates recently passed along some fresh and noteworthy advice to job seekers. 

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By itacareers
October 15, 2019

Hiring Manager Advice: How to Hire in a Candidate-Driven Market

The market is hot, hot, hot for job seekers. The unemployment rate is close to its lowest point in decades, job growth is rampant, and wages are rising. While this is great news for job seekers and something to celebrate as a country, it’s not the ideal scenario for employers with a shortage of talent. The large pool of opportunities for job seekers creates a tight labor market for employers and hiring managers.

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By itacareers
September 24, 2019

Just Keep Networking

Have you ever heard the saying “It’s not the grades you make, but the hands you shake”? JG Carver (ITAC Partner & Vice President) and Mike Sullentrup (Senior IT Recruiter) would agree that this saying rings relatively true. 

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By itacareers
August 20, 2019

Hiring Manager Advice: Think Outside the Resume

At ITAC, we specialize in finding the right fit for both candidates and companies. We take time to get to know the candidate while seeking to understand the type of person the company is looking to hire. This process has led us to conclude that the resume isn’t always everything.

 

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By itacareers
July 23, 2019

Interviews: Fail Them or Nail Them

As an employer or hiring manager, do you ever receive a great-looking resume and look forward to meeting the person behind this magical background?  Let’s see if we can check all the boxes here: I see progression; I see stability; I see some reputable companies with a proven track-record of hiring good people.  Wow, this is too good to be true!  I can’t wait to meet this person – I might just offer him/her the job on the spot!

 

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By itacareers
March 12, 2019

What Skills are Employers Looking for?

Have you ever realized the job search process is strangely similar to dating? Like dating, when searching for a job, you meet a lot of new people, figure out what type of job you’re looking for, pick out the perfect interview outfit, talk about yourself carefully, listen to what the company has to offer, watch for clues that indicate whether the company is interested in you and, finally, wait patiently for a call.

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By itacareers
January 29, 2019

What NOT to Do When Interviewing New Grads

New grads can be great resources for companies of any size—they’re full of energy and new ideas and ready to learn in their first real-world jobs. But, because they lack professional experience, interviewing these youngsters can be a challenge. Here are a few things NOT to do when interviewing new grads:

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By itacareers
August 1, 2017
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