Career advice for technology professionals

By Chris Devonshire | 2nd June 2022

We’ve compiled our most popular career advice for technology professionals to help you get ahead in your career journey. We’re almost half way through the year. And as summer starts to take hold, many technology professional considering a career move. If that’s you, then you’ve found the right place to get the support your need to stand out.

We love helping technology professionals build amazing careers. In fact, it’s one of our guiding principles. Love what you do. We get a real thrill out of our candidates’ success and being part of that journey. That’s why we’ve brought together our top career advice for technology professionals under one roof.

  1. How to create a standout CV

Whether it’s technology or human eyes, the average time spent reviewing your CV is 7 seconds. That’s because your CV is still a key differentiator to getting you noticed by recruiters and potential employers. Therefore, creating a standout CV requires demonstrating your abilities and suitability for the role by striking a balance between presenting soft and hard skills to achieve maximum impact.

Here’s our top CV tips to stand out.

  1. How to build your personal brand

What does your online brand say about you? Personal branding is how you are remembered. Recruiters and employers use social networking sites in their recruitment process. Therefore, as professionals look for more information regarding jobs and check out potential employers, why wouldn’t the same happen in reverse? Here’s how to create your online brand to provide a consistent and authentic reflection of who you are.

Start building your professional reputation today. Find out how here.

  1. How to choose the right technology job for your career

Regardless of whether you’re a newly trained digital technology or IT professional or you’re a seasoned pro, you’re in the right field. Developing or advancing your IT career has never been more exciting. That’s because the opportunities are significant in the technology space. Sometimes, too much opportunity can make it difficult to know the right choice for you.

While you are in demand, there are things that could help you make the right technology job choice for you.

Look at some of the top tech careers we’re seeing at the moment.

  1. What to expect in a technical interview?

Understanding what to expect in a technical interview will make it much easier to prepare. Technical interviews are not designed to trick you, but they can be tricky. That’s why interview preparation is key.  we explore the stages of the tech interview.

While tech interviews fluctuate, on average, they are made up of 3 stages. These stages depend on technical requirements and seniority.

Find out more about the 3 stages and how to prepare.

  1. How to ace your technical interview

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. Preparation, preparation, preparation. Acing your technical interview is as much about practice and preparation as it is about your technical skills.

You’re going to be up against equally skilled and qualified professionals in the interview process. That means you need an edge on the competition to get the job.

Here are 5 essential tips to ace your tech interview.

  1. How to answer curveball interview questions

Curveball interview questions are becoming more mainstream. These interview questions present an opportunity to the interviewee to demonstrate to the interviewer how they react and respond in situations outside of their comfort zone.

Sometimes, they can throw you off your interview game. That’s why we’re paying it forward to help you prepare, as much as you can. We asked our experienced recruiters to highlight a few curveball interview questions that their candidates have told them about post-interview.

Read the top curveball interview questions and how to answer them here.

Sometimes, it just doesn’t work out.

And that’s okay. Rejection is tough. It’s natural to feel doubt or a knock to your confidence when you are rejected for a job.

  1. How to bounce back from job rejection

The key is to take control of this emotion and develop your approach to avoid negatively impacting your performance in future interviews.

Here are 5 ways to turn job rejection into a positive experience for future job opportunities.

Technology jobs for you

Need support for landing the job of your dreams, or simply looking for some advice to nail your job interview? Give us a call today. Or explore our latest technology jobs to see what’s out there.

Our Devonshire Hayes technology recruitment experts are waiting to hear from you.

Chris Devonshire