Graduates wanting a career in technology are advised not to ask about salary during their job interview, but to make sure they are fully prepared in terms of knowing about the company, the industry in which it operates and the position available.
These are some of the guidelines offered by itjobsforgraduates, part of the online recruitment network, in its new webcast aimed at helping graduates through the recruitment process.
‘The Graduate Recruitment Process Explained’ is the first in a series of educational online guides launched by itjobsforgraduates.
As well as offering advice from the company itself, it features graduate recruitment specialists from financial advisory company KPMG and global trading systems software specialist, Fidessa.
Topics covered include what happens once the candidate has left the interview, whether IT is a good career in view of the current outsourcing trend and how graduates with a non-IT degree can get a foothold in the technology sector.
Teresa Sperti, marketing manager at itjobsforgraduates explains:
“The recruitment process can be daunting at the best of times, and this is especially so for graduates who don’t yet have any experience and therefore don’t know what to expect.
“Our aim is to arm university leavers with the knowledge they need so that they can find the position that is right for them – and give themselves a good starting point on the IT career ladder.”
The next itjobsforgraduates webcast will cover internships, and this will be followed by one on interview questions.
Graduates will be encouraged to forward the links to their friends, as well as provide ideas on topics they would like to see covered in future webcasts.
Itjobsforgraduates new webcast continues the company’s focus on providing practical careers advice.
In 2007, the graduate recruitment specialist launched career guides including ‘The Top Ten Success Characteristics’, ‘The Top Ten Major Waves to Surf in IT’ and ‘Prospective Employers, what to look for’.