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You may be talking to an HR professional who isn’t as familiar with the terminology of the position you are applying for. Speak in broader terms when you are talking to this person, otherwise he or she might find it harder to make a connection with you.

Is the job search process different for tech professionals than it is for those in other professions? Yes and no. Matthew Rothenberg, Editor-in-Chief, TheLadders.com, spells out six strategies tech folks need to bear in mind while looking for their next position. Dealing with non-technical HR staff requires keeping up with certifications, which are often used to weed out folks from the interview process, and perhaps more importantly, a thoughtfully prepared explanation of how your skills support the goals of the organization – in language that anyone can easily understand. Click through for more tips on maximizing your search efforts.

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