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“IT Jobs or programming jobs wanted” forums tips to standout from your competition

I often see in  “IT Jobs Wanted” or “programming jobs wanted” forums, where potential job seekers don’t really take the effort to promote themselves more effectively. Firstly, they post their threads with very ordinary titles like “Java Job Wanted” and…...

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♥ How to turn readers of your Java CV go from “Blah blah” to “Wow”?

More often resume readers go “blah blah blah” than “Wow wow”. You only have ~45 seconds to impress your reader to read further. Let’s see what makes people go from “blah blah” to “Wow wow” to tee up an interview

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♥♦ Key Areas driven Java resumes are more impressive

This article extends What are the 16 technical key areas of Java programming to fast-track your career? 7 core aspects of an impressive resume are Results oriented Key Areas driven Soft skills and personal attributes are captured Sought after technologies

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♦ Sample Java Resume or CV for Java Developers

A good Java resume or CV can make a world of a difference to open more doors to your career. Here is a sample resume that is extracted from my book “Java/J2EE Resume Companion” for experienced Java professionals. Even if…...

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22 handy Java programmer resume phrases

Here are some handy resume phrases for software engineers extracted from my book entitled Java/JEE resume companion, which has 150+ phrases to promote you as a well rounded software engineer. 1. Quantified on the job technical accomplishments Increased the number…...

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3 ways to get some experience on your Java CV

You can’t get a job if you don’t have enough experience, but how do you get an experience, if no one is willing to give you one? This is a vicious cycle, and you need to break it by offering

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4 IT resume tips that I gave to a former colleague, which started the ball rolling from no interview calls for 3 months to 5 calls in just 3 weeks.

A good resume will open doors to more job interviews. Reading others’ resume is a boring task, hence resumes are mostly scanned. So, you need to have good resume writing skills to get more job interviews. Good networking & job

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Are you ready for digital recruitment? Can you be found in Google search?

or LinkedIn.com search for the right reasons of course. The traditional paper resumes and in-person interviews are on the way out, and the recruitment process is gearing towards 100% digital. So, as a candidate, you need to shift your efforts

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Can first page of your Java resume stand on its own?

Reading others’ resume is not only a boring task, but also your prospective reader does not have too much time to read everything. So, you must remember that only your first page is read, and the remaining pages are scanned.

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Career change to Java Resume or CV

Everything discussed in the novice’s section is applicable here too. This will be very similar to novice’s resume, but you will have a little more experience in your current field, so that you can use that experience to illustrate your…...

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Intermediate Java Resume or CV

A good Java resume can open more doors. Resume writing is a skill that will help you stand out from your competition. You need to highlight your achievements in both technical and non-technical (i.e. soft skills) areas in commercial projects.…...

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Novice Java Sample Resume or CV

There could be many other candidates with similar qualifications and Java certifications like you. So you need to have something extra to stand out from the rest. This is where contribution to open-source project, self-taught projects, and transferable skills (i.e.…...

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Strategies & tips to combat employment gap, prolonged unemployment, no experience, etc for Java developers

This is a very demotivating situation to be in, and here are 4 things you can do to improve your chances of getting a foot in the door. You need to have both your Job hunting skills and technical skills…...

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Top 5 reasons why a resume fails to generate a response

Employers & recruiters get inundated with resumes, and they need to filter the eye catching resumes within a short period. So, resume writing is a skill & an art to get more interviews. Here are 5 key points to keep

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What is a SAR statement, and how does it help you with your resume and job interview preparation to get the job you want?

SAR is an abbreviation for Situation-Action-Result. These are not only useful for your resume, but also can be very useful in interviews. Firstly, you state the situation that existed in your workplace, then you describe what you did about it…...

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Who would you be tempted to hire — Java Resume A or Java Resume B?

Your marketing needs to be targeted Your value proposition must be relevant to your target market. So, it is imperative to define your target audience first. Your resume, interview preparation, blogging, books, products, applications, services, etc need to be properly

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