Ace the IT Interview (Ace the It Job Interview)

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9780071495783: Ace the IT Interview (Ace the It Job Interview)

Proven strategies for getting hired as an IT professional

This practical guide for developing winning interviewing skills has been fully updated and revised to focus on today's most sought-after IT jobs. Go behind the scenes of the IT interview process and get inside the mind of potential employers. You'll find out how to make a great first impression and stand out from the competition. Ace the IT Interview features hundreds of questions that are likely to come up on your next technical interview along with key points to include in your answers so you can practice your responses based on your strengths and experience. Present yourself as a truly valuable IT professional and get a great job with help from this real-world guide.

  • Understand the hiring manager's perspective
  • Create a first-rate resume that highlights your skills
  • Get past gatekeepers and get the interviews you want
  • Make a great first impression and stand out in the crowd
  • Master sticky questions about your work history
  • Prepare for different types of interview settings, including telephone and video-conference interviews
  • Ask intelligent, relevant questions
  • Ace the interview follow-up
  • Evaluate your offers, negotiate salary, and close the deal

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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

About the Author:

Paula Moreira is the global IT training manager at a large financial services organization. She and her team support an IT team of 2,000. Paula began her career as a techie and has spent the last 15 years working in IT education and career development.

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