Make A Big Bang In Your Interview

Big Bang Theory PictureHaving the right equation can make all the difference in your job search.  Take some of these lessons from the Big Bang crew to make positive and long lasting impression with your interviewer, from making a bold move to learning the right non-verbals. We have some insight from all your favorite characters for your next interview.

What we learn from Leonard:

Leonard may fit into the “nerd” or “geek” category, but he’s constantly open to trying new things, even encouraging his friend and roommate, Sheldon, to break out of his rigid routine. Break out of your normal routine for job searching.  Take a chance and go after a job that might be “out of your league”.  Interviewing for a job out of your league requires you to stretch yourself and prove you have what it takes.  In your interview, make a bold move by sharing how you can be a successful addition to the company.  It’s often bold moves that impress an interviewer.

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State of the IT Industry

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported projected IT employmentIT Industry Projected Growth growth from 2012-2022.  IT industry occupations are projected to grow 17.6% by 2022 meaning IT will grow 63% more than other industries.  While most occupations within the IT industry will grow nominally, the exponential growth for the IT industry is a result of five industry specialties: Information Security Analysts, Computer Systems Analysts, Software and Systems Software Developers, Computer User Support Specialists, and Web Developers.

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Tech Incentives to Attract Talent

dogs at workMany companies offer great incentives to their employees. However, the tech industry seems to be the most unique in their offerings.  Of course big companies like Google and Microsoft are able to offer some great incentives but smaller technology departments and tech startups are offering some great perks too. Check out some of the top incentives for tech pros- some of which you might recognize from our Salary Survey:

Free Food

People gotta eat.  Many tech companies offer access to kitchens stocked with snacks.  Some businesses even provide all three meals to their employees.  Whether you’re feeding your employees an organic omelet or subsidizing healthy choices in the cafeteria, free food seems to be a must.

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Research A Company Like A World Champion

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Every athlete competing in the world cup had to prepare and work hard to advance to the next level.  You should prepare for your next interview in the same way.  Research the company well to make it to the next level.

Get the specs for your World Cup ball

This year’s World Cup ball, the Brazuca has excellent aerodynamics, and consistency of shape, and was designed specifically for the host country,Brazil. When preparing for an interview, take into consideration the different elements of the company you’re researching like the interviewer, competitors, and the overall industry.

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