How to Land an IT Job in Today's Uncertain Market: 5 Steps

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iSymmetry releases a 5-part podcast series on "How to Land an IT Job in a Down Market." Hosted by iSymmetry CEO, Bruce Culbert, each program is presented in a conversational, Q&A format. Listeners gain valuable insight from industry experts who work with some of the largest employers of IT resources in the world.

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That said, the ability to land a job in this market requires extraordinary skill and diligence.

Bruce Culbert, CEO of iSymmetry, one of the nation's premier providers of on-demand consulting and talent acquisition services to Global Commercial Enterprises and the U.S. Government, hosts a 5-part podcast series on "How to Land an IT Job in a Down Market."

iSymmetry produced this series with one goal: To help job seekers become standout candidates and secure their ideal position. iSymmetry delivers world class IT and business consultants and expertise in the areas of ERP, CRM, SCM, BI, Web Application Design, Development & Integration, Business Process and Project Management.

Each program in the series is presented in a conversational, Q&A format. Listeners gain valuable insight from industry experts who work with some of the largest employers of IT resources in the world.

"The good news for IT professionals is that despite significant pullback in many segments of the economy, IT spending in 2009 is predicted to be flat or only slightly down," says Culbert. "That said, the ability to land a job in this market requires extraordinary skill and diligence."

The Podcast series consists of 5 Episodes:

Episode I - Knowing Where to Hunt -

What Industries are driving the greatest demand for IT professionals today?    
What are the hot skills and positions that are in demand in most all Industries?
How do you best prepare yourself for pursuing and landing that next opportunity?    

Episode II - It's All About the Network

How to find the most attractive job opportunities for you now.
How to get in front of hiring managers.                              
How to leverage and successfully use online social networking, a must in today's market.

Episode III - First Impressions are Lasting Impressions - Resume and Interview Prep

How to best position your credentials in a winning resume.             
How to communicate to hiring managers and respond to job opportunities.         
How to Prepare and Practice for any type of interview.

Episode IV - Nailing the Interview

How to identify the different types of interviews and what to expect.        
What to research and prepare for in advance of each interview.
How to develop a winning Communication strategy for the interview

Episode V - Closing the Deal

How to create a post-interview action plan.
How to evaluate, negotiate and close an offer that best meets your needs.
How to successfully transition to your new position.

And once you land that ideal IT job, Bruce offers these 5 Tips for Surviving a Layoff: http://www.itworld.com/career/57248/5-ways-survive-layoff

About the Host, Bruce Culbert:
Bruce Culbert's career spans 25+ years leading ground breaking IT and new business initiatives for companies including IBM, BearingPoint, KPMG and salesforce.com. He is currently the CEO of iSymmetry, an Inc Magazine fastest growing company, and a premier provider of IT outsourcing, consulting and recruiting services for the public and private sector. Culbert is a member of the Board of Directors for the Center for Professional Selling at the Coles College of Business, Kennesaw University. He is featured and his articles and commentary appear in the world's leading magazines and publications including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes.com, INC Magazine, Supply Chain Management Review, Business to Business, VAR Magazine, CIO Insights, CRM Magazine, the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Information Week, Computer Week and many others.

About iSymmetry:
iSymmetry, Inc. is a leading provider of on-demand consulting and talent acquisition services to Global Commercial Enterprises and the U.S. Government. iSymmetry delivers world class IT and business consultants and expertise in the areas of ERP, CRM, SCM, BI, Web Application Design, Development & Integration, Business Process and Project Management. http://www.isymmetry.com.

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Elizabeth Fairleigh
thE Connection, Inc.
404.874.4562
http://www.econnectionpr.com

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