On the job hunt?

IT professionals can find it tough when they are on the job market. ZDNet Australia looks at some tips and hints to help you in the employment search.

IT professionals can find it tough when they are on the job market. ZDNet Australia looks at some tips and hints to help you in the employment search.

Most IT contractors 'distort' job applications
Research shows that nearly three-quarters of job applications from IT contractors contain omissions or lies, significantly more than the average, as the tech economy continues in the doldrums.

Keeping career bridges intact
You've decided to take a new internal position or you've found a great opportunity on the outside. The big question is how best to tell your boss. We look at some tips and real-life insight to this sometimes awkward conversation.

Targeting job hunting
Many experts say job-hunting consultants should head toward the smaller firms, which offer more stability and job openings. Yet big firms still hold great career value. Here are a few of the pros and cons of both to help you direct your job search.

'Wacky' e-mail addresses deter HR managers
Job-hunting with a less than serious e-mail address can backfire as HR managers may not take the applicant seriously, according to a recent report.

An effective job-hunt strategy
An IT manager who suffered three layoffs in just two years shares how he revamped his job-hunt strategy and outlines his search approach, which ultimately brought him back into the workforce.

Use targeted mailings when job hunting
What do you do when networking efforts aren't getting you far in your job quest? We look at a proactive approach which might just help you to get results.

Five resume flaws to avoid
An effective resume is a key tool when trying to land a job in a tight IT market. A veteran IT recruiter warns of five fatal flaws that could send your resume to the reject file.

Ask potential employers the right questions
Identifying the right company to work for means investigating the potential employer thoroughly, and that means asking solid questions. Here are some questions to ask during your interview with a prospective company.

How to get on the CIO career track
Making the move into IT management, and ultimately the CIO role, requires some deep evaluation of the pros and cons. The second step to move up to the C level is choosing the right type of employer.

Career coaches can help you map out a career plan
Career coaches can help IT managers find new opportunities and map out long-term plans. Before you sign up, you should know what a coach can do for you and the costs involved.

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