I graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree in computer science last August 2017. I've had hard time finding an entry level jobs, so I decided to learn more. I learned MEAN stack and AWS on my own. However, I still can not get a call back for any entry/junior level position. Any suggestions on what I could do differently to get some call backs?
There are a couple things that may be happening. Typically job descriptions will separate the expectations of the role into two categories, the must haves (required qualifications)…
How does one market oneself in an interview for a position in which they may not have had much experience even though they may have a genuine interest in working the field?
Exploring and venturing into a career path unrelated to one’s main field of expertise is often exciting. Do research the position, organization, and industry well before your interview – in other…View all answers »
Are interviewers more concerned with technical skills or general professional skills?
The short answer is both are needed to be a truly competitive candidate. If you are technically skilled but unable or unwilling to behave in a professional manager, you are not a candidate that is attractive…View all answers »
Over 2 years ago when I was 6 months pregnant,I lost my job due to my entire department being eliminated. I decided to stay home for a while with my new family but ready to work now. How do I explain the absence in employment during the application process so my resume isn't immediately put in the rejection pile? I cannot even get an interview before receiving a rejection letter.
Hi there - I've seen this come through in several resumes at different points in my career. As a recruiter, I would add a short bullet to your resume explaining that you took time away from work to care for…View all answers »
How are employers able to test interpersonal skills in an interview?
In my previous experiences, I've asked situational questions. One of my favorites is, "Tell me about a time when you had a conflict with someone at work. How did you work to resolve it?" …View all answers »