Thinking of moving IT jobs?
The IT jobs market is competitive so you’ll need to make yourself to stand out to be successful. Darin van den Munchkoff, senior consultant of IT recruitment at Robert Walters, offers his top tips on how to approach your job search.
You will need to get to the bottom of why you want to move and explore what you can do about it. Is there any action you can take to help you get back on track? Only once you have tried everything you can, should you think about moving jobs.
In addition to technical IT knowledge, employers are really looking for commercial awareness. To get noticed in the first place, you need to articulate various commercial highlights in your career history – such as profit and loss and return on investment (ROI) achieved in real terms – in your CV.
Employers will be looking for measures of how successful their IT function can be. So you need to highlight specific facts and figures. Listing your achievements in addition to your responsibilities is essential.
To get noticed in the first place, you need to articulate various commercial highlights in your career history – such as profit and loss and return on investment (ROI) achieved in real terms – in your CV.
When you are applying for a new job, your application should always be tailored to the selection criteria in the advert and explain why you are the right person for the IT role. You will need to sell to a potential employer the benefits of hiring you as an employee. You should also think of your CV as a sales document – it needs to sell you and where you can add value as an IT professional, and convince potential employers that it will be worth their time to interview you.
There's always something more to learn, or something that you can strive to do better than your competitors. Identify these areas, incorporate continuous learning as an integral part of your job, and always seek to keep your skills and knowledge updated.
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For more career advice please contact:
Darin van den Munchkoff, Senior Consultant
+27 (0) 11 881 2413