IT Job Search Tips

Here are some steps to help you find an IT job.

1. Few applicants for IT jobs will send paper resumes and cover letters. You need to work up a resume that looks good on paper or online. Be careful to list any software and hardware expertise that you have, as well as past positions. Post your resume on as many computer job boards as you can find. If you're replying to an ad that specifies a particular skill, such as CCNA certification, make sure you feature your certification prominently so it stands out.

2. Apply to jobs that you find that look like a fit for your skills and desires. Check job boards. One of the top sites for technology jobs is Dice.com, but also search on Monster and CareerBuilder. Even Craigslist sometimes has listings for computer jobs.

3. If you are still a student, try to get an internship during your last year of school. These positions often work into full time employment.

4. Be sure to use any placement resources from your school. Some schools will sponsor hiring events, so take advantage of those.

5. Check for technology job fairs in your area. If you go, take a resume and be dressed for an interview.

6. Hire a recruiter to connect you with companies that are hiring. In fact, you may be contacted by recruiters once you post your resume online, so listen to what they have to say. They may have a line on jobs that are not listed anywhere.

Last Updated: 08/20/2013