Job Seekers

Everything you need to know to land the Job

The Experts for I.T. Job Seekers

LAND YOUR DREAM JOB IN I.T.

Whether you’re an aspiring programmer or a technical support expert ready to take the next step, SmartWorker has a vast network of connections that can work to your advantage. Don’t sit back and wait for the perfect job to land in your lap – it’s not likely to happen that easily.

Get proactive and start working smarter, not harder, today! Collaborating with SmartWorker is a smooth, seamless process that puts you in a prime position to get your dream job. Get in touch to learn how you can work with the best recruitment agency for IT jobs.

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Every day around 80% of I.T. vacancies are contract opportunities!

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MAKE YOUR RESUME STAND OUT TO I.T. EMPLOYERS

At SmartWorker, we make hiring extra easy for employers by taking your resume and creating a visual version that lets them make fast yet informed decisions. What does that mean for you? It means you need a resume that uses language that will translate well and highlight you in all the right ways.

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Tools like our timeline and skills cloud make it easy for employers to judge immediately if an applicant possesses the qualities they are looking for. Our key tips for making your resume readable for our Natural Language Processing (NLP) engine include:

Keep it simple: Call skills and positions what they are. When you opt for ‘fancy’ versions, you may essentially be putting yourself out of the race. If an employer is looking for someone with experience programming in a number of languages, say that you can program in a number of languages – and list them. Clear, concise, accurate.

In-depth is good: For skills particularly relevant to the role you are applying for, don’t be afraid to discuss them in more detail. Explain how you acquired the skills, how you have applied them in real situations and how they have created positive outcomes or solved problems. By adding context, you are indicating that these are important and current skills you have, which will help them show favourably in your skills cloud.

Don’t forget to check: Ever sent off your resume only to realise your name was spelled incorrectly or it still listed an old phone number? Don’t self-sabotage – spell-check, fact-check and ensure all the essentials are included.

Do you want to know how your resume stacks up? Email your resume to developers@smartworker.com.au and we will send you two visual representations of your resume to give you an idea of how potential employers would see you as a candidate. That way, you can build on your strengths and address potential weaknesses, as well as see how you could change your resume to match different positions you apply for. With our help, you can optimise your chances for success when applying for jobs in IT.

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Do I need a degree to get an IT job?

Information technology jobs aren’t exclusively the domain of those who have higher qualifications. Skills can be self-taught using online resources, or you may wish to learn from someone who can be a mentor/tutor. No matter which area of IT you are interested in, if you have the drive, determination and initiative, you could potentially end up in one of the many satisfying information technology careers.

What qualities do hiring managers look for in candidates applying for IT jobs?

While every position and decision-maker is different, you can safely assume most roles will require a combination of general soft skills (ability to communicate in writing/verbally, team work, leadership) and hard skills (using job-specific programs, having relevant industry knowledge).

How can I optimise my resume?

No matter what job you are applying for, take your lead from the job description and tailor your resume to address the skills they highlight. Other general tips include:

  • Aim for simple language
  • Don’t include fluff sentences – concise is good
  • Be honest – employers will know in a flash if you’ve ‘embellished’ your resume, particularly when it comes to hard skills. If they catch you doing this, you’re likely to get a red flag from them and from recruiters, and you may find it more difficult to get a job down the track.

Where can IT jobs take my career?

Information technology jobs can be extremely satisfying and lucrative, depending on the nature and requirements of the position. Even simple customer service roles within IT companies can lead to further opportunities – knowing the industry and making connections always helps. Depending on your interests and skills, information management jobs could take you down a sales path, into a more business-oriented direction, or further into straight IT, whether you’re a hardware technician, a support officer, a programmer, or a web design specialist. One thing is for sure – with more and more industries going online, now is the time to get comfortable with the fast-paced world of IT!

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