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LOOKING FOR A TECH JOB?
Avoid These Resume and Interview Deal Breakers
CIOs ranked the top reasons they would most likely remove a candidate from consideration for an IT position:
|1. Frequent job hopping|
|2. Bad formatting, sloppiness or typos*|
|2. Too long or too much unnecessary information*|
|4. Not highlighting strategic thinking and business|
|5. Overuse of technical jargon|
|6. Overly complicated|
|7. No context around prior experience|
|1. Speaking negatively about past employers or managers|
|2. Poor body language, such as no eye contact or a weak handshake|
|3. Unprepared for technical questions|
|4. No clear understanding of the business*|
|4. Ineffective explanation of career history*|
|6. Unprofessional dress|
|7. No “thank you” or follow-up after the interview|
Source: Robert Half Technology survey of more than 2,600 CIOs at companies in 26 major U.S. markets.
*Denotes a tie.
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