Entering the job market is nerve-racking, but the good news for those in the IT field is that technology is still one of the strongest economy sectors, and many of the fastest-growing occupations are technology-related. Check out these posts at IT Business Edge to help you make the move from college to your first IT job. You'll find a wealth of advice on writing resumes:
Even College IT Students Can Write a Resume with Impact-Employers want to see how your work or school projects have made a difference.
To Make an Impression, Cut the Gobbledygook-Tell your story in clear, simple language.
Are You Innovative? Motivated? Tell How- Use specific details instead of buzzwords that don't tell your story.
Hard-to-Quantify Achievements: They're About Solving Problems-Start with a business problem and tell what you did to solve it.
For a Better Resume, Get Outside Your Own Head- Provide enough detail to make your accomplishments clear.
References' Word Choice Could Hurt Your Career- Discuss the language your reference will use to describe you.
IT Job Descriptions-Employers have contributed these real job descriptions. You can use them to learn the duties and responsibilities of different positions.
'How to Get Fired!' Excerpt - This funny book is actually about how to stay employed.
Also check out these posts on interviewing:
First Job? Sweat the Preparation, Not the Interview-Put the work in before you go in.
"How to Succeed While Talking About Failure"-Go into interviews with stories about mistakes that taught you something.
Put Potential Employers Under the Microscope- Working for startups can be fun, but make sure they're financially solvent.
Keep Your Radar up to Assess Cultural Fit- You can tell a lot about a company just by looking around.