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Career Resources

As you initiate your job search or contemplate a career change, Ranger is the source for helping you find the right opportunity match in the IT industry.  While we can help facilitate that process through our client relationships and industry knowledge, your first priority should be on how to best market yourself.

Below are several resources for your reference to assist you in positioning yourself and making decisions associated with new job opportunities:

Interview Tips

Before the interview:

  • Go to the target company’s website and learn about the organization
  • Have the specific job in mind and how your qualifications fit that position
  • Review your resume and be able to answer any questions the interviewer may have regarding your background and experience
  • Practice with someone before coming to the interview with possible questions
  • Dress conservatively and professionally, be well groomed with little makeup, no cologne
  • Bring a notepad and extra resumes
  • Have proper directions to the company
  • Be on time! Arrive 10- 15 minutes prior to your interview
  • Turn off cell phones and pagers

The interview:

  • Greet your interviewer with a firm handshake and friendly direct eye contact
  • Do not sit until offered a seat
  • Show your confidence by sitting up straight and having a smile and direct eye contact throughout the entire process
  • Speak confidently, slowly and answer all questions with a complete sentence
  • Do not speak negatively about any previous/current positions, employers or co-workers
  • Interviews are a two-way street, don’t be afraid to ask questions and actively participate in the interview. Ask questions about the position and the company but nothing you would have been able to have found on their website
  • Avoid asking questions about salary and benefits unless a job offer is made to you
  • Have passion about why you want this position and also have goals for your future you can discuss
  • Thank the interviewer and give another good strong handshake when leaving

After the interview:

  • Send a thank-you note to the interviewer preferably a hand written note

Resume Writing Tips

  • When preparing to write your resume, first determine your primary job search objectives
  • Your resume is the opportunity to procure an interview (not a job) and is your marketing tool
  • Use titles that match the job you are seeking along with action/power words and symbols
  • Your points should be bulleted and your content should be prioritized in each section
  • List your skills that address the specifics of the employer’s request and job description
  • Lead with actionable verbs when describing your job experience (e.g. Managed, Coordinated, Developed)
  • Remember that resumes are usually read in 30 seconds so have your strengths highlighted to stand out
  • Experience should be limited to 10 years prior and with emphasis on your knowledge, skills and how you would be a benefit for the job you are seeking
  • Do not be lengthy; you can be detailed in your interview. A good resume is 1-2 pages in length and in readable font no smaller than 10pt

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