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  Win Your Computer Dream Job
Job Interview secrets for landing your next IT job

Janet Burleson

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ISBN 0-9759135-4-9
ISBN 13: 978-0975913543
Library of Congress Number: 2005901263
240 pages
Perfect bind - 9x7
PD 0911
Computer Certification
IT Job Interview Series - 8

The IT manager never makes the hiring decision based solely on your technical qualifications. This book is the first handbook that shows the secrets used by hiring managers to evaluate all aspects of your suitability for that dream job. Knowing the way that IT manager screen your resumes, conducts your telephone interviews and perform the on-site interview will give you the edge that you need to land your computer dream job.

This book shares secret techniques used by major Corporations to quickly find the short-list of job candidates and shows the determining factors that lead to the final job offer. You will see real-world techniques for screening for fraud and deception and learn how to present yourself favorably without being caught in the trap.

You will also learn what hiring managers seek in the ideal IT professional and learn the answers to the tricky questions that make-or-break the hiring decision. Using the insights from the hiring manager you can ace your technical telephone interview, advance to the on-site interview and see how to stay out of the "traps" that will disqualify you from getting the job offer you deserve.



Key Features

* Learn how to present yourself as the best-qualified computer professional.

* See how management evaluates your resume to determine your suitability for any IT professional position.

* Understand the personality characteristics of successful IT professional.

* See how management verifies your personal, academic and work history.

* See the managers checklist of personality and demographic characteristics.

* Get actual oral interview questions for important IT positions including system analyst, programmer, webmaster, developer, database administrator and system administrator.

 * Get technology-specific job interview questions including C++ questions, PHP questions, UNIX questions, FrontPage and Oracle PL/SQL job interview questions.

About the Author:

Janet Burleson

Janet Burleson has a BS degree in Computer Science and has been a Webmaster for many years working with the web since its early inception.  As an expert Webmaster consultant she provides high level web consulting services that improve the market status of Fortune 500 companies including web search rank positioning, keyword optimization, web content optimization, web community relationships, web site design, web usage tracking and web site configuration. 

Janet Burleson is also one of the world's pioneering horse trainers, having developed a hugely successful Guide Horse Foundation to train miniature horses to guide the blind.

Janet Burleson Books.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1 - Programmer Evaluation
Preparing the Programmer Job Offering
Preparing the Incentive Package
Defining the Required Job Skills
Basic IT Skills
Characteristics of the Professional Programmer
Sample Job Sheet for a Senior Computer Programmer

Chapter 2 - Successful Programmer Qualities
Evaluating Employment History
Fraudulent Work History
Evaluating Personal Integrity
Evaluating Academic History
The Quality of Education
Rating College Education
College Major and Job Suitability
International Degrees
Advanced Degrees and Programming Professionals
The New Graduate
Personality of the Professional Programmer
A Curious Nature
A Tenacious Disposition
Polite Manners
Attention to Detail

Chapter 3 - Roles for the Computer Programmer
Finding a well-rounded candidate
Computer Programmer Job Roles
Application Tuning
Communication Skills

Chapter 4 - Initial Screening
The High Cost of Attrition and Hiring Overhead
Choosing Viable Candidates
Dealing with IT Headhunters
General Evaluation Criteria
Gleaning Demographics from the Candidate
The Selection Process
Résumé Evaluation
Résumé Red Flags
Evaluating a Programmer’s Training
Telephone Screening
Technical Pre-Testing
Developing Questions for Interviews
The IT Candidate’s Demeanor
Appropriate Appearance
Conducting the Background Check

Chapter 5 - Preparing for the On-site Interview
Choosing the Right Questions
Questions from the Candidate
Telephone Pre-interview Questions

Chapter 6 - On-Site Interview Questions
Most Commonly Asked

Chapter 7 - What Candidates Always Ask
Two-way Street

Chapter 8 - Questions a Candidate Should Never Ask
Best of the Worst
Just for fun

Chapter 9 - The Job Offer
After the Job Offer
Evaluating you!
Getting Along on the Job
Complaints from the Scientist programmer
Complaints from the Gung-Ho programmer
Complaints from the Empathetic Programmer

Chapter 10 - The Technical Interview
General Programming Job Interview Questions
Java Interview Questions
Java Tuning Interview Questions
J2EE Telephone Pre-interview Questions
J2EE Development Concepts
Java Database Connectivity (JDBC)
Java Servlets
Java Server Pages (JSP)
Java Beans
Design Patterns
Enterprise Java Beans (EJB)
Java Message Service (JMS)
Oracle PL/SQL Job Interview Questions
UNIX Interview Questions
Data Modeling Interview Questions
C Programming Questions
C ++ Questions
PHP Scripting Questions
Non-Technical Questions
Policies, Processes and Procedures
Commitment to Task
Planning, Prioritizing and Goal Setting
Attention to Detail



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