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Want to Work In IT? 4 Ways to Make Yourself More Employable

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IT jobs are in high demand, which makes it an exceptionally competitive industry that can be tricky to break into. Luckily, every business relies on IT in some form or another, so there are enough jobs for everyone in theory. If you want a career in the IT industry, you need to prove that you are the best of the candidates the company interviews, so here are four ways to make yourself more employable for your next interview. 

If you want a career in the IT industry, you need to prove that you are the best of the candidates the company interviews, so here are four ways to make yourself more employable for your next interview. Click To Tweet

Be Prepared

You should be prepared for any job interview, and an interview for an IT position is no different. As always, make sure you research the company and use it to develop questions you can ask at the end of the interview. If possible, you should also do a dry run to the location to familiarize yourself with the area and save any stress on the day. The last thing you want is to come into the interview flustered, and knowing where you need to go should solve that problem. 

Go Into Detail

your resume should be a brief overview of your employment history and experiences, so this is your chance to go into more detail about your successes. The more detail you go into, the more precise an idea the interviewer will have about whether you’re the right person for the job. Don’t be afraid to show off, either, although you shouldn’t stray too far into bragging territory, as this makes you look like less than a team player. 

Show Off Your Qualifications

There is a range of qualifications that can make you more employable for an IT role, and this includes an ethical hacking course and web development and coding certificates that show you know what you’re doing. These qualifications show you are passionate about the industry and give the interviewer faith that you can succeed in a range of roles across the IT department. They can also benefit you if you don’t have a lot of paid experience, which may be the case if you’re looking for your first job. 

Present Examples

Some interviews may require you to show what you can do, so you’ll need to know how to impress them with your skills and show them any examples. If you have built games or websites, then bring samples with you. Likewise, if they ask you to run a short formula, make sure you know in advance what you want to do and which coding language they use. If you can confidently approach this stage of the interview, you put yourself in an excellent position to impress, which increases your chances of getting the job. 

Employed

Waiting on the phone call for acceptance or rejection can be stressful. With these tips, you know you will have done everything you possibly can to make yourself more employable. Even if you don’t get the job this time around, the experience can be enough to push you over the finish line next time.

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