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Simple and easy techniques which you can implement today - to make sure you get the job of your dreams! In this easy to understand book, Richard explains why you need to think differently, be proactive and learn the one critical technique that will make you stand out from all the other applicants in your industry. You will learn how to apply special tactics and which resources to go to in order for you to look for (and get) the best IT job Ever!

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  • 2. www.brightstarttraining.com 2 HOW TO GET THE BEST IT JOB EVER! HOW TO GET THE BEST IT JOB EVER! Copyright 2012 Richard Morgan. All rights reserved. First paperback edition printed 2012 in the United Kingdom. Visit www.brightstarttraining.com for more training courses. ISBN 978-1-907308-21-5 No part of this book shall be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information retrieval system without written permission of the publisher. Published by Compass Publishing www.Compass-Publishing.com Designed and Set by The Book Refinery Ltd www.TheBookRefinery.com Although every precaution has been taken in the preparation of this book, the publisher and author assume no responsibility for errors or omissions. Neither is any liability assumed for damages resulting from the use of this information contained herein.
  • 3. www.brightstarttraining.com 3 HOW TO GET THE BEST IT JOB EVER! Contents Contents................................................................................................................. 3 Introduction ..........................................................................................................6 What Is This Book About?...........................................................................................6 Who Is This Book For? ................................................................................................6 How important are CVs?.....................................................................................................8 SECTION 1 .............................................................................10 An Introduction to The 3-Step Process.............................................................10 The 3-Step Process:.............................................................................................................12 The Truth About Recruitment Agencies ............................................................ 13 Why traditional job seeking methods dont work anymore. ............................................ 13 The 4 Insider Secrets To Recruiters: ......................................................................... 13 1. What Recruiters Do:........................................................................................................ 13 2. Why Employers Use Recruiters:.....................................................................................14 3. How recruiters work: ......................................................................................................15 4. Where the vast majority of jobs come from; .................................................................17 STEP 1 - Specialise ................................................................................................19 Why You Need to be a Specialist ...............................................................................19 Why Specialising is Critical........................................................................................21 Why Apple is the market leader...................................................................................... 24 How do you decide which area to specialise in? .............................................................. 24 STEP 2 - Attract................................................................................................... 26 Networking Through Social Media (LinkedIn and Twitter).................................... 27 The 3 elements that hiring managers want: ..................................................................... 27 An Introduction to LinkedIn and Twitter ................................................................ 28 LinkedIn............................................................................................................................. 29 Twitter................................................................................................................................ 30 My 6 top tips for Twitter:.................................................................................................. 31 Things to avoid on Twitter: .............................................................................................. 31 Using Social Media to Find Real Time Opportunities.......................................33
  • 4. www.brightstarttraining.com 4 HOW TO GET THE BEST IT JOB EVER! LinkedIn ......................................................................................................................33 How to use LinkedIn to get a great job;.............................................................................33 Get your profile right;........................................................................................................ 34 Who uses LinkedIn? ...........................................................................................................35 How to Use LinkedIn................................................................................................. 36 Making connections. ......................................................................................................... 36 Jobs section; ....................................................................................................................... 37 Companies:......................................................................................................................... 38 News tab;............................................................................................................................ 38 Answers:............................................................................................................................. 38 Groups:............................................................................................................................... 39 Skills; ...................................................................................................................................41 Twitter .........................................................................................................................41 Why your online reputation is critical;............................................................................. 42 Bio and username: ............................................................................................................. 43 How to use Twitter to find great jobs:..............................................................................44 Search engines: .................................................................................................................. 45 Twitter management software; ......................................................................................... 45 # Hashtags:.........................................................................................................................46 The 4 golden rules of Twitter:...........................................................................................46 STEP 3: Go Further..............................................................................................48 The New Rules of Job Hunting..................................................................................48 The 3 new rules of job hunting:.........................................................................................48 Get Interviews Easily..................................................................................................49 The 60 second rule:............................................................................................................49 Some top tips for making a great first impression: ..........................................................49 Personalised cover letters;................................................................................................. 50 Ace Interviews EVERY Time! .................................................................................... 52 The 3 Ps ..................................................................................................................... 52 Preparation:........................................................................................................................ 52 Presentation:...................................................................................................................... 56 Performance....................................................................................................................... 58 Competency-based Interviews .................................................................................. 59
  • 5. www.brightstarttraining.com 5 HOW TO GET THE BEST IT JOB EVER! STAR:..................................................................................................................................60 Interview X Factor.......................................................................................................61 Following up; ..................................................................................................................... 63 SECTION 2................................................