When you call a company, try to connect directly with the CIO or CTO rather than the human resources department. Online research may yield a name. If not, call accounts receivable. Say, 'I'm sorry I got you by accident. Do you know who is in charge of IT?' suggests recruiting specialist Dr. Tony Behara, owner of Babich & Associates.
The IT job market isn't exactly thriving, but there are definitely encouraging signs of improvement, a welcome relief after many scary months in which sweeping layoffs in the tech industry made headlines. It seems appropriate to share some tips for those who might be seeking new IT opportunities. Our Ann All compiled this list of helpful job hunting tips for IT pros who are out there looking for new opportunities, or just for a paycheck. Every job can't be a dream job, after all. Be sure to check out Ann's post for even more advice.
Also be sure to check out our recent slideshows, based on research by Dice.com, about the hottest IT job skills and job markets in the U.S. And while you are at it, be sure to check out our own job board for openings in your area.