Tips For a Stress-Free IT Job Search

by Mickey Mixon

 

The best source to look for jobs related to Information Technology (most commonly known as IT) is, obviously, the Internet.

 

Various sites offer listings of job openings for specific fields.  The key for a fruitful search is to know how and where to look for the best possible jobs available.

 

To have access on some sites, you must register:

 

1. Register at the chosen site

 

2. After registration confirmation (via an email from the moderator of the site), you may now have access to the list

 

3. In searching for the preferred or suitable job vacancy, you may be asked to fill out a form (online) that states your profile.

 

This is usually used for easier browsing of related work since IT has various fields and specialties.  Other sites automatically match an individual’s profile with the available vacancies based on the information listed.

 

4. The applicant has the option to choose from contractual, full-time, part-time, trainee or temporary jobs category.

 

5. If the individual prefers work that is currently not listed on the site, he or she may have the option of posting his or her resume, from which prospective employers may browse through at some other time.

 

To avoid frustration while browsing through the numerous listings of IT openings on the Internet, take into consideration the following pointers:

 

1. Organize your career portfolio in soft and hard copies.  While most employers will ask for a copy of you resume by email, there are some that still require hard copies for submission at their respective offices.

 

2.  Determine preferred location of work.  Is the individual willing to relocate should a good position be offered in another city or state? Does he or she prefer work within a certain commuting distance?

 

3.  Salary.  Though it would not be wise to make demands on one’s salary especially during the interview process, an individual must have a predetermined salary range that he or she would be willing to accept, whoever the employer would be or wherever it may be located.

 

4. Rank the items listed above based on your priorities.

 

5. Search the Internet for various sites with listings of IT job openings.

 

6. Register on a number of sites for a wider access to various lists.

 

7. Submit your resume based on the predetermined priorities.

 

About the Author – Mickey Mixon

Sugar Land Businessman Mickey Mixon is a Licensed Private Investigator, www.AIB-Inc.com and a Talented Internet Marketer specializing in New Media and Affiliate Marketing http://PopGoesTheBiz.com . Mickey’s career includes a 15 year career in Houston Texas area retailing, owning stores in 5 malls until 1998. In 1997 he formed the PI firm American Information Bureau/American Investigation Brokers LLC. In 1996 he published his first book, Job Search Survival ,with an updated edition released on July 4, 2009. He is also Ministry Coordinator for the SCBC Job’s Ministry in Sugar Land TX.  Contact Mickey at  JobSearchSurvival@gmail.com http://www.JobSearchSurvival.com