Online Job Search sites are soaring, especially during the recession and one place you will note that has many jobs available is in the world of information technology. Today there are also sites specific to the IT industry where IT engineers and managers can place their resume online and offer contract labor.
Information technology jobs are always available, particularly if your skills are generalized. Many of the job search sites offer jobs in specialized fields and focus on one to more areas of information technology while others are more general.
Most of these sites will require you to register with them. And it is a good idea to register with all of them unless you find some sites repeat the same jobs you have see on other website. It is a good idea to have the sites bookmarked in a special folder as well as noting your login, email and password details in a word document or your day planner. Have both an electronic and hard copy record of this data in case your burn your paper or crash your computer.
However it remains that with so much unemployment competition is also high and getting that extra edge is critical to your success. Job search sites will allow users the option to post their resume where prospective employers can search at anytime. This can be done whether or not a person found a position he or she is interested in. In this case you want to have your pdf version as well as a recent photo of yourself in jpg from so you can load them up to the site. Here is a hot tip. If you are able to load several photos, have one of you working on the job with a computer or network server. This links you to IT in the mind of the perspective employer. It will also be more memorable that just a mug shot. If you put in the mind of your perspective employer the image of you working on the job it is easier for them to see you working on their job.
Frustration often sets in with job search whether off or online. is high when it comes to unemployment and job search. Searching through numerous IT jobs on the Internet can be aggravating. However, five major points can help ease the stress. Know your bottom line. Are you prepared to relocate, are you prepared to take a salary cut and what is the lowest you will go, are you prepared to work in a different industry than previously? Once you know all of these answers you can refine your search more so you do not end up taking any old information technology job out of desperation.
If you are feeling a little desperate, consider going for a short term contract rather than a job itself. In the world of information technology many companies are outsourcing and taking on contractors before they hire them. This will help you in two ways. Firstly you get to have your economic needs met while looking for the perfect job. Secondly the contract itself may lead to a longer contract or full time employment. While contract work doe not come with all the fringe benefits of a full time job, it pays considerably more so be sure if you take this option to put some money aside in unemployment insurance, medical and dental etc.
One last hot tip to give you that added edge, make sure every aspect of your presentation from resume to appearance is pristine clean and methodical. Information technology jobs require accuracy. If you have mistakes in your resume or look a little scruffy you will not emulate the sense of accuracy to your perspective employer. We all know sometimes the best qualified do not get the best job over the better looking candidate. And that has nothing to do with looks so much as overall appearance and tone of the way you look. If you are in the market for an IT job, all the very best and success to you. Remember, contracts are easier to come by if you find yourself looking a little too long for comfort.