IT Management Slideshow: IT Jobs: Nine Tips for Hiring the Perfect Candidate

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 08-15-2011
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IT Jobs: Nine Tips for Hiring the Perfect Candidate

IT Jobs: Nine Tips for Hiring the Perfect Candidate

Does the candidate quantify accomplishments?What they'll say: "I launched a new software integration project." What you need to hear: "I launched a software integration that saved my company 20% in operating costs"
Let's face it: When it comes to hiring, CIOs and other managers are in the driver's seat these days as a result of a bleak economic climate, and that doesn't appear to be ending anytime soon. In the book "Cracking the New Job Market: The 7 Rules for Getting Hired in Any Economy". (Amacom/available now), author R. William Holland targets employment-bound professionals with an abundance of job search and job interview tips and best practices. For hiring managers, the book also reveals what you should expect from the modern-day job applicant. In IT, for example, it's not enough to find a candidate who is technically skilled. You'll also want to seek candidates who are well rounded and bring deep industry knowledge. It also helps if they demonstrate awareness of your company's core organizational strategies, as well as a personal commitment to career growth. With this in mind, here are nine questions to consider while reviewing resumes and cover letters and interviewing potential recruits. Holland is founder/principal of R. William Holland Consulting, a career-management firm, as well as a senior vice president at BeamPines, a leadership development, assessment and coaching firm.
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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