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How to make the job search process more efficient?

Career: tips and trends

Years of education, a nice resume (including projects done for payment or free), and a strong desire to excel in the IT field... Everything appears to be in order, yet job offers seem elusive. Don't be disheartened, though – even experienced professionals face challenges in their job searches, let alone newcomers.

There are two approaches to tackling this issue:

1) The tough one. You activate your persistence mode and diligently respond to job postings on various platforms. You'll make some mistakes along the way, but you'll learn and refine your job search strategy. This method demands significant time and patience.

2) The quick and effective one. You seek guidance from recruitment experts to understand the ins and outs of the IT job market. They can provide insights on what catches the eye of recruiters and employers in resumes, how to present yourself during interviews, and more. This approach will yield higher-quality leads in a shorter timeframe.

In this article, we'll focus on the second approach, which will help you organize your job searches and enhance their efficiency.

IT Recruitment Market

During all current talks about crises, layoffs, and company closures, it's important to remember that things aren't all that bad. Yes, it's tougher for newcomers to find jobs, even experienced professionals are feeling the changes. Employers now prefer specialists with more experience.

Alex Sukhorukov, the co-founder of Alex Staff Agency, has something to say about the idea that just "jump in the IT and you’ll have everything" is totally wrong these days:
"Nowadays, if you lack the skills, it's easy to get on the radar and lose your job. But a couple of years back, when money was flowing, the same lack of skills was ignored, and it all worked out fine."

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However, the IT industry isn't going away anytime soon. There's still a demand for specialists in both ongoing projects and new startups. You just need to figure out how to navigate the IT job market effectively, utilize the right tools, and align with the modern market's demands.

3 Job Search Tools

Any applicant should have a basic understanding of the IT job market, a well-crafted resume, and strong interview skills.

I. Knowledge

You should grasp the nuances of IT recruitment, such as what employers value and the hidden cues in job postings. It's crucial to have a clear plan for skill development aligned with current trends and realistic salary expectations based on your experience and location.

We cover all these aspects and more in our career counseling services.

II. Resume

A poorly crafted resume won't grab the attention of employers or recruiters, making it unlikely for you to secure an interview. That's why it's essential to invest time and effort into enhancing this vital tool. You should skillfully address weaknesses and emphasize your strengths relevant to the specific job opening.

For more detailed guidance on creating and sending resumes, check out our article titled "The Anatomy of an Ideal Resume: In-Depth Guide." If you'd like personalized assistance from our experts to improve your resume, simply follow the link to schedule an appointment.

III. Interview

Talking face-to-face with a potential employer is stressful for many job seekers.

But if you prepare with a mentor, interviews will not be a problem. You'll be able to show off your soft skills and technical knowledge. But to do this, you need to know what to say and what topics to avoid.

Our career management program focuses on training rather than just theory. We emphasize real-world practice, particularly in actual job interviews that you’ll get during our counseling sessions. We’ll prepare you to engage in genuine conversations with real employers and nail the job offers of your dreams!

You can find out more about the service on our website.

What's Next After Applying for Consultation?

What's Next After Applying for Consultation?

Once we receive your application, we'll promptly reach out to you to discuss details, finalize a contract, and schedule a meeting at a convenient time. Each session with our expert typically lasts around an hour, but there's no set limit on the number of meetings. We tailor our approach to your unique needs, conducting as many sessions as required to achieve your desired results.

There are 2 specialists at your services. Alex Sukhorukov is a co-founder of Alex Staff Agency and an excellent specialist with 20+ years of recruitment experience. Anna Mikhaylichenko is a technical recruiter who has been preparing candidates for IT interviews with employers for over 5 years.

We will be glad to see you at our consultations!!!